The light hold kept Briar from spilling her drink on the male behind her, and she was just about to thank him when she saw who it was. Her friendly smile faltered slightly as her brown eyes narrowed before she got control of herself. For Merlin’s sake! Can’t you find anyone else to bother? She thought unhappily as she offered a quiet “Thank you.” A quick glance showed that there were many other girls he could have singled out, so why her?
“Velia, Briar Velia.” She said shyly, her eyes dropping and a pretty blush filling her cheeks at his cordial manner as he kissed the back of her hand. The act was perfect, and if it was anger, and not embarrassment that colored her cheeks, well so what? “It’s a pleasure to meet you Samuel.” She murmured, careful to keep her annoyance with him in check. Oh Samuel, why couldn’t you just do what I want? She thought as she covered the scowl that wanted to form with a sip of her drink. Really, how difficult would it have been for him to just go about his life ignoring the poor little muggleborn? There was no reason he should be interested in her, and knowing Samuel he wasn’t likely to just stop being interested now.
She’d just have to keep on her guard was all. There was no way he’d ever figure out who she’d been. Not with the lengths she’d taken to insure her identity would remain hidden. After all, Briar looked nothing like the girl Samuel had once attended school with, her mannerisms were completely different. Nothing of that girl remained in poor muggleborn Briar Velia, and eventually Samuel would find someone else to be interested in.
Okay, Samuel had been completely obsessing over the girl after the tour and break in the Student Union. He was sure that thinking about someone he hadn’t even met would eventually make him go crazy.... more
Samuel raised his brow when he realized that the girl’s smile faltered and her eyes narrowed for a few seconds. After that she seemed completely friendly and somewhat shy. He straightened up and... more
“Only if I can call you Samuel.” She replied lightly, knowing it was expected and playing the part of flattered young woman. After all, it was clear from his attire that he was wealthy, even if she... more
“Of course you can,” he smiled pleasantly. He liked how his name sounded coming from her lips. Samuel was used to people recognizing his last name, but he was well aware that the Thomas family wasn’t ... more
The smug little smile dancing on his lips made Briar’s eyes narrow slightly in annoyance. Mostly because it made her aware that she was paying far too much attention to him, it was clearly giving him ... more
Samuel was by a nature an observant individual, and the fact that he was currently paying attention -- more so than he actually did to other people -- to Brair, he saw the slight narrowing of her... more
Samuel took a step back and stared at her, Briar let the small smile linger on her lips as she cursed his close scrutiny, knowing that he was trying to place her in his mind and failing. She watched... more
Brair was rapidly becoming a great mystery to Samuel. She was enigmatic. One second she seemed to be into him and the other she was cold as ice. There were small traces that let Samuel realize that... more
How could she have forgotten just how charming Samuel could be when he put his mind to it? Even at Hogwarts it had been a difficult thing to remain aloft to his charm and keep the chase going. As his ... more