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Sat Nov 18, 2017 13:38

Good ol’ Jozua. The friend she could always rely on through anything. If Jozua ever abandoned her, it would be the end of the world. Unless he got a girlfriend. Lily remembered how Geoff had begun disappearing more and more when he began dating and she was afraid Jozua would do the same. She didn’t want to lose him too. They ought to sign a no-dating pact for the rest of their time in Sonora.

Lily tried to buck herself up but she was just too depressed. Jozua’s enthusiasm took her by surprise. She couldn’t help but crack a thin smile. “All right, I can get that.” She popped up to her feet and went to the supply closet. Having a purpose, no matter how mundane, made her feel just a tad lighter on her feet. It was nice knowing she had something to do, that someone needed her for something. Lily scanned the vials carefully, not wanting to accidentally grab cat whiskers or something akin to porcupine needles. The potion, despite its name, had the possibility of being volatile if wrong ingredients were mixed in. The unicorn horn was the easiest to spot so she grabbed that first, then finally found the other jar she needed.

Lily walked back to the table with her treasures and placed it on the table. “I’ll prepare them.” Whilst she worked, Jozua addressed her blatant emotions, and she sighed. She was rubbish at hiding her feelings, not that she ever really tried. It just came naturally and she didn't believe she needed to hide them. She liked being coddled and cared for and worried about. It made her feel loads better no matter what the problem was.

“No, nothing like that,” she said, unable to smile even at his little quip when normally she would have, even laughed. She did glance at him though, wondering if whether now was the time to tell him how miserable her holiday had been. For once, it wasn't on account of her capricious mother or stiff parties and criticism from her maternal family. Lily didn’t know yet if she could tell Jozua everything that had happened, but she’d already told her family the surface-level story. “Remember those guys I told you about? The Muggle ones I’d been hanging out with?” Lily felt her throat closing up and she quietly smashed the porcupine quills for a moment.

“Well,” she continued after a deep breath, “they stopped wanting to be my friend. Abandoned me, really, all of them. I wasn’t… I didn’t fit in, not the way I’d wanted to.” Lily sniffed, hoping against all hope that she wouldn’t be a little girl and cry about it. She huffed. “Anyway, I reckon I’m better off without them. I never want to hang out with them again, at least certain ones in that group. But I… I don’t know.” Part of her really wanted to tell Jozua more, but she was afraid of what he would say and how he would react. She didn’t want to lose his friendship too or have him see her in a different light.

“Ruined my entire holiday,” she concluded. Lily let herself sulk fully, that childish part of her taking over in the middle of Potions class. But there was something about telling Jozua this that made her feel more relieved of her burden, lighter than even when she’d told Adam. She glanced at him sullenly, wondering how he was going to react.

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    • That's all I need right now. — Lily, Sat Nov 18 13:38
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                • Well, why not?Lily, Thu Nov 30 15:26
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