A reunion of sorts
Fri Nov 3, 2017 09:42

It was Ruben.

Kit had definitely had to think a minute before realizing who the older kid in front of her was because she never really paid attention to older students outside of during Quidditch matches (except for Marissa of course. And Rose. And Holland, and sometimes Emmett because he was Marissa’s ex-boyfriend and Rose’s current boyfriend. And Danny, because Marissa was totally in love with him, Kit could tell.). But Ruben was the one that Kit knew about for sure because he was on the Aquila Quidditch team just like Marissa, and Marissa had promised to get her a puffskein if she knocked him off his broom, so the last time Aquila had played Lyra, Kit had done her best to make that happen. It hadn’t worked, because Ruben was sneaksy and tricksy and good at dodging, but Kit had tried really hard. Plus it didn’t matter as much now that she had Darby. Plus, Darlene would probably be mean to a puffskein and you couldn’t keep a puffskein in a tank.

Outside of Quidditch, Kit realized, Ruben was kind of cute. He had really pretty hair that Kit thought it would be fun to play with. Kit’s hair wasn’t fun to play with because it was so curly all of the time and especially when it was rainy, although that didn’t matter as much here because the weather was all fake, it was all from spells. Grandpa Aaron had told her once that he’d helped with the spells on the ‘outside’ parts of the school once and Kit thought that was just the coolest thing.

“Your hair is really pretty,” she informed him. If she were tall enough, she would have petted the top of his head but she wasn’t so she didn’t. “And Marissa said I could have a puffskein if I knocked you off your broom. I probably don’t want to really kill you.” Kit nodded. “Plus I think you look very cute,” she added. The first-year considered petting Ruben’s arm, then decided against it. “And if you’re good at spells that means that we should work together since I can’t knock you off your broom right now!” That was fair, Kit thought. When Marissa had asked her to knock Ruben off his broom, Kit had thought she seemed a little upset but now that she was actually meeting Ruben he seemed kind of nice so she figured it was probably Marissa playing a prank. She was in Aquila, after all.

  • Yes, this is kind of a reunion - Ruben Lundqvist, Sun Oct 29 12:20
    Ruben had been strongly considering just skipping class today. He'd already skipped a few times since this new "professor" had replaced the (visually) appealing and actually respectable Ivy Rasnick,... more
    • A reunion of sorts - Kit, Fri Nov 3 09:42
      • Time to get a move on - Ruben, Sat Nov 4 23:35
        It wouldn’t be true at all to say that Ruben had been expecting an intelligent and/or productive conversation when Kit bounced up to him, but from whatever level of intelligence and/or productivity... more
        • I'm really good at moving - Kit, Tue Nov 7 10:26
          “I don’t want a crup,” Kit informed Ruben, planting both fists on her hips and glaring up at him. “Crups are a lot of work and I don’t want to train it. That’s why Darby is the best, because Darby... more
          • But are you good at catching? - Ruben, Wed Nov 8 00:03
            Darby? He was pretty sure he’d heard the name before, but didn’t have time (or interest) to put any further thought into it, because now Kit was touching his hair. Touching it. Not even proper... more
            • Well Mr. Sassypants had apparently already lit the area although it was clearly not lit enough. Kit fell backwards so that her hair was planted firmly in the dirt and stuck her tongue out at him... more
              • Sure. -12 skill points to you. - Ruben, Sat Nov 11 21:42
                Ruben snickered to himself at her insistence that she wasn't a child. “ Ja , good luck with that.” He then watched as Kit proceeded to not only follow his instructions, but took the initiative to... more
                • Arguably I just hit the bullseye - Kit, Sat Nov 18 11:28
                  Kit was very confused, and not just because she’d totally bounced off Ruben instead of grabbing the faerie behind him. She was also confused because Ruben had just made the weirdest sound ever and... more
                  • I strongly object - Ruben, Tue Nov 21 20:56
                    Ruben had never gotten hit quite like this before. That might have come as a surprise to some, considering his affinity for physical confrontation, but it was absolutely logical and really should... more
                    • But it's objectively true - Kit, Thu Nov 30 21:15
                      Ruben’s arm was suddenly in the way of Kit’s helpful wand, so her spell (which worked!) hit him in the arm instead of where Kit had intended it to hit him, which was where she’d accidentally hit him... more
                      • Heads weren’t the most interesting body part to work with, but they were effective. It was a popular site to handle in glíma bouts - literally handle, that is. It was a natural balance point. Land a... more
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