Dylan Xavier
I'd go with 'overwhelmed' over 'excited'
Sun Jun 18, 2017 18:41

This was all new to Dylan. He'd stuck close to his parents throughout the tour, trusting them to make sure he didn't walk into anything as he gaped and stared are everything around him. This was totally cool. Don't get him wrong, magic was itself cool, but somehow, being here, made it cooler. Plus, well, being the youngest of three brothers, it wasn't often that he got to be the first at anything.

He was the first with magic though, the first to visit this prospective school. He'd also been invited to Sonora, where his Uncle Nathan taught, but the more he saw of this place, the less Uncle Nathan's stories shone. Though, to be fair, mostly all Uncle Nathan talked about were plants, so it wasn't exactly the most exciting material for comparison.

Grandma Xavier had magic, and her son Uncle Nathan had magic, but Grandpa Xavier did not, Dad did not get the talent either, and Dad married a lady who didn't know magic was even a possibility. Dylan and his brothers, Derrek and Dave, never knew about it either, not until Dylan started doing some really weird things and Dad called in Grandmother to explain what was happening.

But they still lived in a totally non-magical house, and Grandmother's seemed normal, too, since her husband was a muggle. And Uncle Nathan didn't really have a home outside his work so Dylan had never seen a really magical place until now.

It. Was. Incredible.

Still, he was a bit nervous when the tour guide led his parents off with the rest of the adults and Dylan was left alone with a bunch of other prospective students.

Upon the mention of socks, he pulled his trouser leg up to look down at his plain white ones. Had he known people would be discussing socks, he would have picked a pair that was less boring. He dropped his pants leg back into place and kept to himself, uncertain that he really wanted to join the ranks of the Incredibly Dull, but not meeting the prerequisites to seek out a more creative companion.

A girl approached him and she was definitely from the later category as not only were her socks not white, but they didn't even match each other. He wasn't convinced that her logic was correct that her very unique socks match anybody here never mind a guy wearing plain white socks, but he wasn't inclined to argue with it.

"Er," Dylan answered, "I'm Dylan." He eyed her cookie uncertainly. Was it a wizard culture thing to share cookies? Would it be rude to say he'd just get his own? He didn't want to be rude when she'd chosen him. "Um, sure, I'll have a piece. Thanks. I don't have any to offer you, though," he added regretfully. He hadn't made it over to the food yet.

"That was some tour, huh?" he asked, figuring he ought to follow at least one part of the bearded guys's instructions if he was ignoring the bit about finding someone else with white socks. "I love the train theme for this room, but I don't think I can narrow down a favorite thing. I've never seen so much magic on such a large scale before."

  • Excited doesn't begin to cover it - Katherine Kendrick, Sun Jun 18 11:24
    Katherine Merilda Kendrick was excited . They were on a tour of RMI led by the famous Professor Boot (and also Drew’s dad, Garen). She had heard so many stories about him (Professor Boot, not Garen,... more
    • I'd go with 'overwhelmed' over 'excited' - Dylan Xavier, Sun Jun 18 18:41
      • Maybe we average out to normal then - Kit, Sun Jun 18 20:27
        It was Kit’s thought that she’d never be caught dead in the white socks she’d caught peeking out between Dylan’s pants and his shoes, but Mom had been reminding her not to blurt out the first thing... more
        • I hope I'm not that dull. - Dylan, Mon Jun 19 14:01
          Dylan munched on his partial cookie, taking small bites so that he'd be able to talk if she threw a question his way, but that didn't seem to be a necessary consideration and she launched into a... more
          • I dunno, those white socks... - Kit, Mon Jun 19 15:56
            “For sure I’m coming here!” Kit nodded enthusiastically. “Mom and Dad came to RMI too when they were my age, but they were both in Lyra. I want to be in Aquila like Marissa but I think it would be... more
            • That was my parents' idea. - Dylan, Mon Jun 19 18:21
              Dylan nodded, not too surprised by her certainty about coming here to RMI, especially when it sounded like it was a family given. There were plenty of things he did because he family did it - which... more
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