“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 known in the USA. Their power was concentrated on Great Britain and other parts of Europe. It was somewhat off-putting to not being recognized at first glance or by name, he wasn’t sure if he would get used to that, or of he actually liked working for things. No, he definitely didn’t like it; he preferred to have everything brought to him just because he was Samuel Thomas. His grandfather wanted for him to expand the Thomas name to the USA, he wanted for the family to be known, at least at CHESS. He was certain that would make everything easier for him, and he planned on reaching the goal his grandfather had set for him. He still had time, four years of time of complete freedom before his family betrothed him to someone. Samuel was seriously planning on having fun in the States.
He couldn’t help but smile smugly at the realization that Miss Brair Velia was totally checking him out. He knew he was good-looking, he had good genes on his side, and girls usually looked at him. He had somewhat been odd looking when he had been a child, but the moment he hit puberty he started to grow-up into quite the good-looking young man. He was proud of it. It was ego-boosting for him to realize that she could be attracted to him. She had been checking him out and she had blushed. Those were definitely good signals for the hazel-eyed young man. She was interested. Excellent. Most importantly, she had agreed to spend time with him for the duration of the cocktail party.
Now, her answer to his question took him by surprise. He was fairly sure she hadn’t attended Hogwarts with him, he was sure he would have remembered someone with her legs. “What house and what year?” he asked. Samuel began going through his classmates and he definitely didn’t remember her. Maybe she was older, but she didn’t look a day older than 18. He narrowed his eyes at her, and tilted his head to the right. “I graduated from Hogwarts, too. What a coincidence.” His tone had a tinge of suspiciousness. Now this was interesting, very interesting. He could ask Hector if he knew her. It would be a way of unraveling the mystery that was Brair Velia.
Students had arrived, received assorted paraphernalia detailing the coming year, and then been given a tour of the site. Then the new collection of students had been granted free time, during which... more
Her hand might have been shaking if it wasn’t tucked safely in Blake’s. Certainly the other one was at least twitching with nerves. The new job was one thing, but a cocktail party was completely... more
Gavin Miles had never been so excited for the start of a school year. College! It was finally here! After all the preparations that took place the last two years for this new chapter in his life, and ... more
Jacob was happy about his life decision to move from the busy hospital life to a quieter one as a Healing Professor at CHESS. He didn’t regret it, and he was sure he wouldn’t. Until he found out he... more
Sam Tome looked around her dorm room one last time and smiled. Her bed was made, her clothes were unpacked, her books were put away on the shelves, her alarm-radio was set up next to her bed, and her ... more
The Atrium looked a lot different this evening than it had the last time Jera'd seen it. Then again, she looked quite different, herself. For the scholarship interview day she'd worn a smart black... more
Sam took a sip of the drink in her hand while the other girl returned her greeting. She smiled when she heard the girl order a Butterbeer. Should have had that, Sam thought to herself, it would have... more
It probably would have been best to put up a front of bookish anti-social behavior, but Briar couldn’t quite bring herself to go so far. She was a social creature by nature, and it was one aspect of... more
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
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... 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
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