We can agree on that
Wed Jun 21, 2017 18:03

Drew was surprised(ish) that Sam’s favorite place in the whole school so far was a classroom. Had he been paying attention when they toured the theater? Or the Quidditch Pitch? Or the Rec Center? The rec center has a pool and foosball and pool tables. Even out of the classrooms at RMI, the practical labs were clearly second to the outdoor classrooms, where you could climb trees and play hide-and-seek and stargaze and stuff. But nope, Sam had looked at a big boring classroom and been all like, yeah, this is my favorite place. “I like the Recreation Center,” Drew offered, not saying that Sam’s choice had been kind of lame. “There are a lot of games and stuff there, and the pool rocks, it has a water slide and stuff.”

While Sam asked his next question, Drew munched on his chocolate cookie. “Well, I already know I’m definitely coming here,” said Drew, omitting why he was sure. “I think I wanna be in Aquila. My cousin,” technically niece depending on how you looked at the family tree, but it would be weird if Drew was Marissa’s uncle because she was older than him, “is an Aquila—she’ll be a sixth year next year—and the Aquilas are a lot of fun.” It’d be cool to be in the same House as Marissa, and Drew was kind of friends with Skylar Kimmel and got along with Ethan Addams, two other Aquilas.

He wouldn’t mind Lyra either, because he liked music a lot and Lyra was the artsy House, but since Dad was Head of Lyra he’d rather be somewhere else. They’d talked about how they would set him up with another staff advisor if he was in Lyra (because bias or something). It was like how the Bonilla and Bansal kids could talk to Dad or their Heads of House instead of their father or stepmother in situations where other kids would talk to the Headmaster or Deputy Head. It was just more annoying for Drew because the counselor interacted with the students more than the administrators, who just did paperwork all day as far as Drew could tell.

Drew was used to being a staff kid because Aaron had been the librarian at Rock Creek Elementary for a few years when Drew was there, but that was different because the kids didn’t spend a whole lot of time with the librarian, and because Dad and Aaron weren’t married back then. Dad didn’t teach any classes, but it would be kind of weird being in Spellwork with Aaron. Drew was pretty sure he’d have a hard time calling his stepdad Professor McKindy.

“What about you?” he asked, putting his half-eaten cookie down on his plate and having a grape. It was a good cookie, but he needed something to break up all that sweet. “Do you wanna be in any particular House?” Dad had gone over the characteristics for each of the Houses during the tour, although Drew hadn’t paid a whole lot of attention. He already knew about the Houses.

  • Dunk but never double dip! - Satveer (Sam) Mittal, Wed Jun 21 08:07
    Satveer thought Drew seemed nice. Nice. Most people seem nice. Unless they were obviously not, in which case they were not nice. Was Satveer seen as Nice? Was Drew’s first impression of him, that he... more
    • We can agree on that - Drew, Wed Jun 21 18:03
      • A second first impression - Satveer (Sam) Mittal, Thu Jun 22 09:04
        Satveer ate his cookie as Drew talked about the Rec Centre. It was apparent that Drew was a little taken a back over Satveer’s declaration of love for the Practical Lab. As Drew tailed off and the... more
        • Second time’s the charm - Drew, Thu Jun 22 13:12
          Ohhhh Merlin I really should have opted out of this tour. Dang it, Kit. Drew had really, really thought the conversation was going fine. Sam was a little odd but they were making normal small talk... more
          • Unless it’s not - Satveer (Sam) Mittal, Thu Jun 22 15:56
            Sam knew the hole he had dug for himself was as deep as it was wide. He was greatly relieved when Drew continued the conversation. Especially when he stated that Satveer would make friends within the ... more
            • Then go for third - Drew, Fri Jun 23 06:52
              ‘I have a last name’ was not really the kind of fun fact Drew had been going for, but Sam wasn’t crying so he decided to let it slide. Drew was not much of a tea-drinker but, he thought, he’d be... more
              • Homerun - Satveer (Sam) Mittal, Sat Jun 24 13:53
                As Satveer listened to Drews detailing his relationship with the red headed, he couldn’t help but smile. ‘She’s my best friend’ . How lovely, he thought. Drew’s father must be a loving man to have... more
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