Gilly Grant
Welcome to Wonders
Mon Apr 21, 2014 16:41

Gilly was still staring dully at the dreamcatcher, cupped in her palms, when a fellow new student behind her gave her an impatient prod, urging her forth toward the bonfire. She complied, stumbling a little on her way to claim a seat and, inevitably, gaping.
In awe, of course. She'd never seen anything like any of this! Eyes wide in her round face, the Muggle-born drank Rocky Mountain in, in a daze of disbelief. The well-made object she clutched was richer in quality than any of the clothes she'd worn growing up. (They'd mostly been her big sisters' cast-offs, anyway. But she wasn't complaining.)
A cheer had gone up when she and the rest of the new Aquilas joined their house. She'd certainly never been cheered before, either. Maybe that was a signal, a good one. Things would be different here, Gilly decided, as she let the warmth of the flames envelope her - the little shack-esque house back home had never had central heating, so she was no stranger to bonfires, though this one would clearly neglect to include the shrivelling crisp packets and cans her father usually stoked the burn with, if he was around. Here would be so different.
She pushed back her limp, light mouse hair and stared around. Most of her fellow Aquilas were getting accquainted. She probably ought to too - with a final gnaw on her thumb's hangnail (she'd yet to realize that her rather prominent teeth were nail-chewing again), Gilly turned to the nearest student to her.
"It's so big here! Bigger than my house. It's amazin'. Don't you think?"

  • AQUILA BONFIRE (nm)Deputy Head de Villiers, Sat Apr 19 21:52
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    • Welcome to Wonders — Gilly Grant, Mon Apr 21 16:41
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