Zakir Adir
Scattered Moonlight
Mon Dec 9, 2013 04:01

Most students would agree that 5 A.M. counted as night, but for one short seventh year, the day had progressed past breakfast and moved on to recreation. Like everything at RMI, Zakir had grown to both hate and love the pool. Even now, in his last year here, he couldn’t bring himself to swim in the daytime when the pool was full of foolish children. No, he preferred times like now, when the room was swaddled in darkness and faded moonlight glittered off the gentle rippling water.

Even with the cloak of false night, Zakir wore a dark blue t-shirt along with his black swimming shorts. Few students chose to swim at such an hour, but he wouldn’t take the chance of someone stumbling upon him half dressed. The dark teen clung to the side of the pool, close enough to the waterfall that a fine spray of water glittered in his tangled hair. He still didn’t know how to swim, but the thought didn’t bother him. Instead it drew his mind back to Niccolò. A small sigh slipped from Zakir’s parted lips as he remembered his adopted brother’s attempts to teach him how to swim, and the surprising delight he’d felt clinging to the other boy.

Those sweet summer days seemed so far away now, and he wondered if he would ever be as happy as he’d been back then. Back before Miss Knight had ensnared his friend with her feminine wiles, before she abandoned him for her intended. Niccolò never said as much, but Zakir’s dark velvet gaze rarely strayed from the other male. Piecing the story together hadn’t been too difficult, not with the hints the Draco dropped. Sighing in confusion at his own love life, Zakir kicked his legs out while holding on to the wall. The cool water caressed over his bare legs with phantom fingers and he wondered again if there was such a thing as true happiness.

    • Barging in. Riley Finn, Wed Dec 11 15:13
      Riley Finn had a full schedule and he knew it. Monday through Friday the sixteen year old was up at the ungodly hour of four am, even though his first class wasn’t until nine am. After a quick shower ... more
      • I could use some companyZakir, Thu Dec 12 17:45
        At the sound of someone interrupting his solitude, Zakir sneered, preparing to tell the interloper to leave him alone. His cold eyes warmed and the look faded into something close to welcome when he... more
        • Well so could I! Riley , Fri Dec 13 01:03
          When Riley had pulled off his shirt, he could’ve sworn he saw Zakir blush a bit. Riley, smiled a bit cockily. He knew he was good looking, and he didn’t mind Zakir admiring him. The fact was Riley... more
          • I’m…gladZakir, Fri Dec 13 19:57
            Zakir frowned when Riley informed him that acceptable was not a good night sleep. He’d almost gotten five hours, and three of those were consecutive. For the Lyra, that was a pretty good night’s... more
            • Me to!Riley, Sat Dec 14 19:09
              Riley saw Zakir frown at his comment about sleep but Riley let the conversation drop, after all Zakir and him were friends but Zakir still seemed like a skittish hamster sometimes. Riley dipped his... more
              • *Offers a small smile*Zakir, Sat Dec 14 19:46
                I’m here, Zakir thought, but he didn’t say it out loud. True, they did have an odd little friendship of sorts, but it was hardly strong enough to hold the younger teen back for a full year when he... more
                • *Grins*Riley, Sat Dec 14 21:04
                  Riley smiled again when Zakir said living in New York City sounded exciting. He nodded when the other boy said he would be seek a Master to apprentice under. It made since the few times the two boys... more
                  • So...Zakir, Mon Dec 16 21:46
                    Zakir didn’t ask after the identity of Riley’s previous boyfriend. He understood the desire to remain hidden, and the fear that accompanied the truth. Telling one’s family that they were different... more
                    • ...Uh oh!Riley, Tue Dec 17 14:39
                      Riley, would’ve told Zakir all about Sebastian Edwards if the boy had asked, and he wouldn’t have felt bad at all. He had wanted to out Sebastian since they had broken up, even if it was just to... more
                      • ...Zakir, Sat Dec 21 21:26
                        Zakir stiffened in surprise when Riley’s arms captured him in an embrace. For a long moment, he remained ridged, unsure if he wanted to pull away or accept the unexpected contact. If you want more... more
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