When have I ever been "too" comfortable?
Mon Mar 20, 2017 02:55

“Oh my god!” Emmett laughed. “That’s hilarious.” He could just imagine Lucien with his legs immobilized and little birds bumping their pointy little beaks into the side of his head. It was probably too much to ask for, even with magic, but he only wished the birds had each said “they” as they pecked. As it were, Rose was basically a genius forever, and he raised a hand to offer her a high-five for her brilliance. “Nice one.”

The conversation shifted to Quidditch, an inevitable switch when two Seekers got together, really, even if one of them was him. Emmett had always practiced Chaser at home as a kid, mostly because Hestaea and Mikey both played that position and they liked having a third, even if he was decidedly younger, but when he’d gotten to RMI and saw that his House was in need of a Seeker, he’d snatched the spot up as soon as possible. The Seeker was, ultimately, the most important player - because, let’s face it, the scoring system for Quidditch was dumb as hell - and Emmett liked the attention that came with it, even with the risk of losing.

“Frankie’s not too bad,” he shrugged. “It’s intense, yeah, but still always fun.” The fifteen year old couldn’t say for sure, but he imagined Lyra practiced harder than its competitors, if for no other reason than Frankie’s ambitions. He was the son of a pro who wanted to go pro himself, so Frankie had to work hard, and he needed a team that would help him look good. Emmett was fortunate to have always been fairly athletic, as his somewhat stocky build could attest, so for him, it was never more than he could handle. “How about Marissa? How is she as a captain?”

The mention of her name reminded him that she was talking to that Russell guy, so he took a moment to survey the room again. She seemed to be doing something dance-like with him. Actually, it seemed all of Emmett and Rose’s friends were dancing. That gave Emmett an idea. “Don’t try so hard,” September-Marissa encouraged, and he listened.

Emmett plopped another cheese cube in his mouth. For courage. He chewed and swallowed. “Feel like dancing?”

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