Nick Holtz
I'll just do the same, then
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:10

First party of the school year and Nick Holtz was pretty pumped. On the one hand, he was Head Boy and probably shouldn’t be participating in illicit extracurricular activities. On the other hand, he was Head Boy - what was going to happen to him if he got caught? He wasn’t going to get expelled over a stupid party he wasn’t even hosting, and if he lost his position as Head Boy he wasn’t going to cry about it. Francine might be a little annoyed at him (he’d be surprised if she came to the party - she took responsibility Seriously) but it wasn’t like he was applying to any universities that might take that sort of thing seriously. He was pretty sure, in fact, that he was going to go to a Muggle university and study theater arts. He wasn’t sure which one yet. He should talk to the school counselor about how to apply to a Muggle school, considering that they probably didn’t take “E in Magizoobotany” into account when they were calculating GPAs.

Without putting much thought into his outfit, Nick slipped on comfortable jeans and the first t-shirt he pulled out of the pile that had already appeared on the floor, seemingly by magic. Taking a quick glance in the mirror to make sure his blonde hair was more or less combed down, Nick then swung out of his room and into the Common area, where he quietly sneaked out and made his way to the nearest entrance to the Secret Passageways. After that it was just a short time until he found Marissa’s party. He waved at the girl as he entered the space, then immediately started looking around for Frankie. The other seventh year had said that he was planning on coming, but Nick couldn’t spot him among the crowd of people. It wasn’t the biggest party - only upperclassmen - but it was still large enough to lose someone in.

Nick grabbed a cup and poured some punch in it, then took a sip. Then spat it back out. Someone had managed to get alcohol in there. Nick wasn’t a drinker; he took his physical health too seriously for that. Looking around, he put the full cup of punch next to the bowl. Maybe someone else would take it.

Still no sight of Frankie.

With a sigh, Nick turned around to push through the crowd to look for his best friend, when out of the corner of his eye he saw Armaan. His stomach dropped a little. The other boy looked absolutely gorgeous. Part of it was the lights and part of it was the eyeliner, but honestly Nick though Armaan was cute any day of the week and had no real problem saying so. Plus, since Nick was fairly sure Frankie had a crush on Holland, he might as well try to get with someone who was potentially interested in him, right?

“Hey,” the brown-eyed blonde walked over to Armaan and grinned, putting an elbow on the wall and leaning against it. “You’re looking good tonight. What’s the occasion?”

  • Time to lean against a wall. [Tag: Nick] - Armaan Bansal, Tue Jan 17 04:35
    Armaan had hoped to be the first one to throw a party this term but he wasn’t going to complain about someone else taking the trouble to get one organized. The fact that it was a fellow Aquila... more
    • I'll just do the same, then - Nick Holtz, Wed Jan 18 10:10
      • Or maybe we could do something else. - Armaan Bansal, Thu Jan 19 20:25
        As Armaan observed the party he couldn’t help but notice the number of fourth-years milling about. It was weird to think that next year his younger sister, Rhiya, would be one of them. She was a pain ... more
        • With or without the wall? - NIck, Fri Jan 20 06:50
          Nick would say that he was subtle at flirting, but realistically he didn’t know that because he had run into only a very few opportunities to flirt. Despite Francine’s best machinations, mostly Nick... more
          • Let's trade the wall for the dance floor. - Armaan Bansal, Mon Jan 23 01:50
            Armaan reached into the bag of chips and came away empty handed. He peered into the bag, shook it gently, and with a shrug scrunched it up and aimed it at a nearby trashcan. The bag bounced off the... more
            • Seems like a fair trade to me - Nick, Mon Jan 23 15:13
              Armaan seemed to be just as welcoming of Nick’s flirting as he was of Armaan’s, which Nick appreciated. Nick definitely didn’t have feelings for Armaan - which was just as well, from what he’d heard... more
              • I'll follow your lead - Armaan, Wed Jan 25 13:04
                Armaan followed Nick onto the dance floor, weaving his way around other students. It seemed like the room had become even more crowded since Nick had approached him. The high attendance wasn’t that... more
                • What if I run into that wall? - Nick, Wed Feb 1 17:26
                  Armaan answered Nick’s question, but more importantly the other boy moved closer to him and Nick felt himself flush. It wasn’t that he was uncomfortable, it was just that he was all of a sudden very... more
                  • Armaan’s stomach rumbled loudly, thankfully unintelligible over the loud music. He should have probably eaten a bit more than a Caesar salad for dinner, but the house elves were so good at making it... more
                    • If you insist - Nick, Tue Feb 14 06:24
                      Armaan had indicated that he was enjoying the party too, which Nick was glad about, but also hadn’t continued the conversation beyond that which made Nick feel a little bit awkward. The blonde... more
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