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Sophie O'Malley
The (staff room) search
Thu Nov 3, 2016 02:51

4:13pm on a Thursday evening was not a time that commonly found Sophie in the staff lounge. In fact, she was usually well on her way home by this time, her office hours for the day ending around 4:00. She only taught Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so she had a bit more freedom with her Tuesdays and Thursdays, which she spent all of from 10:00am until 4:00pm in her office, minus one midday departure, usually a half hour to an hour, for lunch. There was occasions where she stopped in the staff lounge for one reason or another, and today had been such a day.

Sometime during the day, she had misplaced an item from her bag, and since today had been a lounge day, she retraced her steps there during her search. Her blue eyes peered skeptically around the area as she entered, searching the counter tops and surface areas even at a distance. She looked beneath larger items when she got nearer to them, but all to no avail. “Where the hell…?” she murmured to herself in clear frustration.

It was only after a moment of scanning the room that she noticed one of her coworkers sitting on the couch just across the way. “Oh, hey,” she said with a sheepish smile, obviously a bit embarrassed, while straightening up her posture. She’d just a moment before been bending at the waist to look beneath a table. “You haven’t seen a small stuffed hippogriff, have you?” the blonde asked. “I realized when I got here this morning that my kid had stuffed it in my bag, but it must have fallen out sometime today.” Wally was normally a pretty happy and calm little boy, but if he learned that Mommy had lost Mr. Griff, consoling him would occupy her entire evening.

Even beyond the obvious reasons of not wanting to see her son upset, his tumultuous evening would completely ruin a night she’d been looking forward to for a while now. The boys were going to spend some time with Grandpa and Grandma O’Malley so that Mommy and Daddy could have a nice date night. Obviously with work the next day, it wouldn’t be a very late outing, but it had been far too long since she and Ryan had gone out to dinner, just the two of them. So to that end, both for Wally’s happiness and her own, she really needed to find that hippogriff.

    • Finders keepers? - Liam Ammon, Fri Nov 4 04:04
      The staff lounge still felt a little foreign to Liam. It was like he wasn’t actually supposed to be there, and if he got caught, he’d get detention for sure. Thankfully, these thoughts never left his ... more
      • It was the new Muggle Studies professor--a young looking dude, Something Ammon, she believed--upon whom she stumbled. She appreciated his gesture of searching the couch for her, and, much to her... more
        • No tears necessary - Liam, Sat Nov 12 02:36
          “You’re welcome. Glad I could be of assistance.” Liam laughed, if Sophie’s house was anything like his was growing up, she was very right. He didn’t have any kids of his own yet, (or nieces or... more
          • That's always a plus - Sophie, Sat Nov 12 04:33
            Sophie looked up at Liam with scrutinizing but kind eyes, attempting to imagine him as an awkward, short, apparently chubby third year. That was obviously a lot of changes, since it’d been about a... more
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