Julius Astley, Crotalus
You seem to be the only person who thinks so.
Mon Sep 3, 2018 22:44

Julius was very confused by the entire situation that he found himself in. When he had first seen Evelyn as orientation, he'd dismissed her presence, considering her to be beneath him. Yet, in the space of ten or so minutes, he'd discovered that she was not only Pureblood but also intelligent. She'd taken an idea that he hadn't really been sure of and come up with another thought and paired them together, creating something that actually held promise.

He hesitated when she questioned him about why learning economics and politics was more fitting to him than learning to cook. He wondered if he'd just be able to ignore the question and move on but given the fact that she'd deliberately pressed him on it, her curiosity showing clearly on her face, he knew that he wouldn't be able to get away with that.

"I am the only male heir to the Astley title and fortune. My father believes that I should learn them, in order to be able to capably manage the estate when I inherit and also understand the laws that govern the Wizarding World, perhaps gaining a seat in government."

As he spoke, he could feel the weight of his father's expectations of him crushing him but it felt somewhat nice to share it with someone. He was further surprised to learn that she knew a bit about politics - or so she claimed - and found himself relaxing a touch. They were by no means friends but she was tolerable. It was just a shame about the garish lipstick.

"Shall we start making your... rice krispie treats?"

  • You deserve lots of friends!Evelyn Stones, Mon Sep 3 21:07
    "That's okay!" Evelyn said, bcaktracking. She supposed Julius was probably either highly sheltered from confections, or his family was simply above the gooey treat. "It's krispie cereal and... more
    • You seem to be the only person who thinks so. — Julius Astley, Crotalus, Mon Sep 3 22:44
      • Well, today is a new day, my friend.Evelyn Stones, Tue Sep 4 02:36
        Evelyn nodded, understanding as Julius spoke of his father's expectations. While she certainly held no claims to any fortune or title, she was well aware of the pressures of an unreasonable and... more
        • Isn't everyday a new day?Julius Astley, Crotalus, Tue Sep 4 11:09
          Julius couldn't keep the confusion from his face as Evelyn leaned in, telling him that cooking was okay and something about a midnight snack. Such a concept was as foreign to Julius as her rice... more
          • Fair point, that.Evelyn Stones, Tue Sep 4 19:39
            Evelyn wasn't sure if Julius was confused or if she was. He had a look on his face that made Evelyn confident either she'd said something stupid, or Julius' life experience was so radically different ... more
            • It was well made, wasn't it?Julius Astley, Crotalus, Tue Sep 4 20:26
              Somehow, the words 'big gooey bar thing' didn't fill Julius with much confidence in that their dessert would actually be any good. However, Evelyn seemed to know what she was talking about and given... more
              • I'll give you half credit.Evelyn Stones, Wed Sep 5 02:22
                Evelyn's eyes flicked towards Julius when he said he would recall any information they needed. At first, she was prepared to laugh. Then she realized he was serious. She wasn't sure what exactly was... more
                • Uh, I think I deserve full credit, actually. Julius Astley, Crotalus, Fri Sep 7 15:31
                  Julius reached for a jar of pearl dust that shined when it hit the light. He didn't know much about jewellery but he knew that his mother owned several pearl necklaces and they were all very pretty.... more
                  • You're so odd though.Evelyn Stones, Fri Sep 7 16:54
                    Evelyn blinked. Why was this boy, presumably eleven or twelve, so strange and reserved? Either he was trying very hard to be polite and feign amusement at her lame joke or he actually thought it was... more
                    • You're not exactly normal yourself.Julius Astley, Crotalus, Sat Sep 15 11:30
                      Julius blinked, surprised at the deep intensity of Evelyn's latest comment. There were very few people - read: no one - that Julius had met that viewed their existance in such a manner. The only... more
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