Even I do that sometimes
Mon Nov 27, 2017 17:44

Wow the more the big kid talked the more Kit realized that she sounded really weird. Not in a bad way, but in a magical way, like a fairy. Except not like the fairies they saw in Magizoobotany or Defense, because those fairies tended to be mean. Like the fairies in fairy tales or movies or anime. Even though the Kendricks were a magical family, they’d had a TV in the house since always, and some other Muggle stuff too. That was because both Mom and Dad had grown up with Muggle stuff around, so they thought it was normal and that was pretty okay with Kit because she didn’t really understand what magic-only kids did when they were home if they didn’t have things like electricity. For one, Kit would have to do all of her sewing by hand and she was already almost too impatient to use a sewing machine. Plus, she couldn’t watch any anime and anime was the best.

“Yeah, Marissa is my big sister. She’s the best!” Kit confirmed, in response to the older girl’s query. “Cledan is a really weird name,” Kit chirped, as Myffi went on, tilting her head to the side like a bird. “And so is Myfanwy. But not like in a bad way in a good way! Like there are a lot of people named Katherine, there were two other ones at Rock Creek except one of them spelled her name with a C which is just wrong. But it’s okay because everyone calls me Kit instead. Myfanwy sounds like a fairy princess name though so you should make everyone call you that!” On the whole, Kit wasn’t the sort of eleven-year-old who had ever been big into fairy princesses, but she could definitely see the appeal. It was the billowy dresses that got her, not the sparkles or the magic. Kit was all about the sparkles. Once she’d made something out of sequins and then the entire house had been covered in sequins for a long time afterwards.

Then Myfanwy started to talk about the passageways again and Kit giggled. It was so funny that she thought the passageways were that cool! Well, the passageways were pretty cool but they were also things that Kit had totally known about literally forever, because Mom and Dad had gone to RMI and Dad sometimes told stories about going into the passageways. Sometimes he started telling stories that Mom quickly stopped him from telling, or sometimes he started telling stories and then realized Mom was in the room and stopped telling them, but enough stories had gotten through the magical parent-barrier that Kit had known about them. Plus, Marissa. Probably Marissa had known the passageways for forever too, and Kit wouldn’t be surprised if Dad had even given her some sort of map before she went to school. Without Mom knowing. Dad was the crazy one and Mom made sure that they didn’t accidentally blow up the house or get a pet dragon from Aunt Jessie or anything.

“Yeah you can get from the rec center to the rock wall, and also to close to the Finer Diner,” Kit said, listing off locations that she knew about. “And Marissa says that there’s an entrance to the Aquila commonroom too somewhere but I haven’t been able to find it so maybe only Aquilas can see it? Or maybe there’s a password or something. “There’s also an entrance to near the kitchens where the house-elves are, but usually they get grumpy if you bother them. Marissa asks them for help with parties sometimes though and she said she’d show me when I want to do a party. I haven’t done one yet but I will and it’s going to be amazing but probably not as good as Marissa’s yet because she’s so good at everything and I’m only eleven.” That made sense. Marissa had like, lots of years to get good at things. She’d always been awesome though. “Also probably nobody told you because they didn’t want to ruin the fun, it must be so fun learning about the passageways for the first time! I’ve known about them since forever but it must be so cool to just be finding out.”

  • I suspect you are correct - Myffi, Wed Nov 22 06:45
    “There are lots of other places to get into the passageways,” the smaller girl said, adding to the list of things that were surprising Myffi that day. This wasn’t just a room, then; there were... more
    • Even I do that sometimes - Kit, Mon Nov 27 17:44
      • Wonders never cease - Myffi, Wed Nov 29 09:56
        Hearing that the first year thought the Owen sisters’ names were strange didn’t bother Myffi in the slightest, especially as Kit - yes! Now she had a name to put to the face (and the voice, which was ... more
        • I, too, never cease - Kit, Thu Nov 30 21:41
          Aww, Myfanwy thought that Kit would make a good party hostess! Kit’s cheeks turned pink with excitement as she bounced on the balls of her feet. It would be amazing! She didn’t have a theme yet... more
          • A kindred spirit - Myffi, Fri Dec 8 22:20
            Kit confirmed that Marissa had not had a party yet, and she should know, because she was her sister. Also that there was a big party coming, which was a totally fab prospect for Myfanwy to look... more
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