Sat Dec 14, 2013 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 had paired up in Potions Riley had learned more from Zakir then the book. Riley, liked potions but Zakir was talented with them. He could turn Riley’s potions around in a few moments without asking what Riley had done wrong.

“That’s understandable, I mean you could only teach someone certain techniques up close and personal.” Riley had watched and tried to mimic Zakir’s techniques when preparing ingredients because there was something almost poetic about them. Riley, may have a flair for dramatic on the stage, but that flair did not translate to potions and he was just thankful Professor Gallico hadn’t forced him out of Potions, yet.

When Zakir gripped the wall with one hand Riley realized the other boy must be scared of the water. He swam towards Zakir, stopping within an arm’s length. It would be so easy to reach out and touch the other Lyra, but Riley didn’t. “So, you won’t be leaving anyone behind?” Zakir asked causing Riley to glance up at his face.

“There was a boy once, but he was too scared to tell his family.” He admitted then shrugged. “Besides that there’s Addi, and Ty they will still be here I’ll come visit them, but you are graduating this term. So not really.” Riley said looking down at the water.

RMI had been his and Sebby’s place, even though it had been two terms since the nasty break up, Riley still missed Sebastian Edwards. Mama said that the ache would always be there but once Riley found a new boyfriend then it would dull. It didn’t help that everywhere in this school reminded Riley of Sebastian, most especially the theater where they had first kissed.

  • *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
      • 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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