Busy, Busy House Elves
Cetus Bonfire (nm)
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:33

  • T27 Opening Feast! - Headmaster Tobias Morgan, Sun Jan 14 11:32
    Tobias Morgan hummed cheerfully to himself as he strode down the corridor from the Administrative Quarters to the Finer Diner. He was wearing a bright floral shirt with black slacks underneath a... more
    • Staff Bonfire (nm) - Busy, Busy House Elves, Sun Jan 14 11:34
      • In need of a drink or two - Prof. Estelle Blair-West, Tue Jan 16 15:04
        Tonight was supposed to be a proper social event. The new family of four had planned (well, okay, Estelle and Liam were the only ones involved in said planning) to attend the Opening Feast together.... more
        • In need of a hand or two - Celia Hier (faculty spouse), Tue Jan 16 18:44
          Please let this year be boring, Celia implored silently to whatever might be listening as she crammed what felt like enough provisions for a small army into the diaper bag. Admittedly, it would be... more
          • I can spare some of mine - Estelle, Fri Jan 26 23:25
            Estelle sighed loudly, but conceded with a grin that the younger woman was in the right. Wine and fetuses didn’t mix well. Or not after the first trimester, at least, although she hadn’t experimented ... more
    • Aquila Bonfire (nm) - Busy, Busy House Elves, Sun Jan 14 11:33
      • One Last Time (Rose, of course!) - Marissa Kendrick, Tue Jan 16 15:17
        Marissa adjusted the belt one more time around her waist and frowned in the mirror. The high waist dress with a white and black polka dotted top and navy blue skirt reached right above her knees, and ... more
        • Once more with feeling - Rose, Sat Jan 20 10:29
          It was the beginning of Rose’s seventh year and already the question of university had taken over her life. It wasn’t her fault. She hadn’t changed her plans; for her entire life - well, okay not... more
          • Where are the bunnies? - Marissa, Mon Jan 22 13:11
            Seriously, she could not be prouder of her friend. Marissa knew how much this stuff meant to Rose. The two were close almost immediately, so they knew practically everything about each other. Rose... more
            • Lying in wait, probably - Rose, Mon Feb 5 14:56
              Somehow, Rose wasn’t surprised. But she was kind of annoyed. Marissa and Danny had spent all of last year - literally, all of last year - making a big deal about how they were together, or weren’t... more
      • Over the past week, Grayson’s outlook on his new school alternated wildly between incredibly excited and unspeakably confused. The prospect of learning about a branch of reality that was completely... more
        • Let's not and say we did - Petra Stiglitz, Tue Jan 16 19:01
          A gaggle of children clung to Petra’s frame as she tried to move through the living room of her home. The tall thirteen-year-old frowned as she tried to shake off her three younger siblings. The... more
      • Wish I were home on the range - Nolan Ramsey, Sun Jan 14 14:43
        Summer had always been Nolan Ramsey’s favorite season. The worst of tornado season was over in June, and then it was nothing but sun and long rides and good barbecue. Now that Nolan had to spend most ... more
        • It's not like anyone would miss you here - Ruben Lundqvist, Sun Jan 21 00:11
          For the last time, Ruben had to go to school on September 1st. That was a huge relief. The seventeen-year-old was no longer pissed about being at RMI in the first place… although it was still... more
          • Bet your girlfriend would - Nolan, Tue Jan 23 22:16
            Ruben was all cuddled up to Kaye, like they always were in the Aquila Common Room. Nolan didn’t have a lot of opinions about that, ‘cause unlike Heather he could mind his own business, but he was... more
            • Are you looking for a fight? - Ruben, Thu Jan 25 21:52
              Ruben couldn’t hold back a snort at the younger boy’s use of the word ‘weird’. As if America wasn’t weird enough all on its own, without any comparison to the more practical nations of the world.... more
    • Cetus Bonfire (nm) - Busy, Busy House Elves, Sun Jan 14 11:33
      • Blue, with silver lining - Casper Levine, Sat Jan 20 12:06
        There were few things as exciting as a bonfire, and Casper hoped that there would be marshmallows. That would probably raise his mood a little. Having arrived at the school, the eleven year old was... more
        • There's always a silver lining here! - Russell Drew, Sat Jan 20 22:39
          When Russell arrived at RMI, the first thing he did was pace a few steps around (because Portkeys always messed with his sense of direction) and the second thing he did was straighten his sunglasses... more
      • Sharing is caring - Andrew Tennant, Sun Jan 14 20:18
        The weirdest thing that had happened over the summer was that Drew had gotten an apology letter from Connor Farnon. Specifically, it was an apology for using the words Connor had used. At least that... more
        • First Impression - Leon Finnin, Tue Jan 16 11:55
          Leon was quite nervous stepping into the school for the first time. This was real magic, it still hadn’t clicked for him that he was a real wizard, and his mom was a real witch. Even though it was 3... more
          • I hope it’s a good one - Drew, Tue Jan 16 23:52
            Drew recognized the other Cetus as one of the first-years who had just been sorted. The second-year was going to introduce himself, because that was what you did when you met a new person, but the... more
            • Moving On - Leon Finnin, Wed Jan 17 12:47
              Leon gratefully drinks the milk, his eyes watering with the last of the spice. He looks back at the older boy and smiles. Then he looks down at his burger, the Irish boy’s face turns a shade of red... more
              • To bigger and better things? - Drew, Thu Jan 18 16:35
                Instead of answering—you know, like a normal person would—the other student trailed off and ate the whole rest of his burger. The top bun was mostly gone because he’d sacrificed it to the spicy... more
                • Leon smiled, “Drew… got it!” It seemed like he got away with the change of subject. Drew didn’t seem to press questioning which was good. He didn’t want to have to lie to the friendly older boy. “So... more
                  • Would something big and safe work? - Drew, Fri Jan 19 18:31
                    “Yeah, of course they are. House elves like doing work,” Drew said. Muggleborns didn’t really get how house elves worked, which was fair. Most house elves wouldn’t take money or anything even if you... more
                    • Like a prison or a kennel? - Leon, Mon Jan 22 22:03
                      Leon's mind raced with so many questions. Though one thing Drew said stuck in the first years mind, “your step dad is our head of house?” Though the boy didn't know much about magic schools he did... more
                      • I was thinking like a bouncy castle - Drew, Tue Jan 23 00:36
                        “It’s not that weird,” Drew said, shrugging. His dad was the Head of Lyra, plus the counselor and the director. And his aunt (sort-of aunt—out of all his aunts, Cindra was the least close to being... more
                        • Bouncy castles are dangerous - Leon, Fri Jan 26 00:33
                          “Oh, How…” Leon started to ask does that work but decided better of it. Instead the boy thought he would just nod and smile in response to him almost making a big mistake. Sure he was told that... more
                          • They’re like fun padded rooms! - Drew, Fri Jan 26 12:09
                            Leon started to ask a question and Drew mentally braced himself for whatever inappropriate question he was about to be asked by the first year. Honestly why couldn’t people just mind their own... more
                            • Like the loony bin? - Leon, Tue Feb 6 12:07
                              Leon turned slightly to Drew, “It’s just that… I don’t know… I think I’m in too deep or something. Like, you know how things work and have a normal magical family. Meanwhile, I just have an... more
      • Judge me by my cover - Claudia Dubois, Sun Jan 14 16:06
        There was nothing good nor pleasant left in Claudia’s scope of experience at Rocky Mountain International, and yet here she was again. She had a best friend who was pretending to be gay and hadn’t... more
        • Only if you judge me by mine - Katherine Kendrick, Sun Jan 14 20:00
          Summer had been 82% awesome for a lot of reasons and a lot of them were weddings. Or almost-weddings, which was close. Aunt Jessie had almost gotten married but then she had gotten baby dragons that... more
          • I do - Claudia, Tue Jan 16 03:04
            The new Headmaster - who she would emphatically not be calling by his first name - did his version of the usual introductory speech, which included naming Holland and Rose as two Head Students.... more
            • I'm glad we're on the same page - Kit, Fri Jan 19 12:44
              It was clear the Claudia had given up hope and Kit thought that was very sad. It was important to never give up hope! Kit was a perpetual optimist even when things were going very wrong, like last... more
              • We're not even in the same book - Claudia, Fri Jan 19 15:08
                Kit was touching her. Katherine Kendrick was touching her right now. Claudia was forced to wonder what wrong turns she had taken in her life that had brought her to this point. They weren’t even in... more
                • Oh! Claudia was the sort of person who didn’t like being touched. That was okay. Grandpa Aaron sometimes got like that and it was important that they respect it when people didn’t want to be touched, ... more
                  • I'll concede to that - Claudia, Sat Jan 20 07:26
                    Good grief there was no predicting what would happen next in any situation where Kit was involved. Claudia was suspecting that any sort of logical reasoning was going to be a complete waste of her... more
    • Draco Bonfire (nm) - Busy, Busy House Elves, Sun Jan 14 11:33
      • Face as red as the fire - Mikael Anselm Lundqvist, Thu Jan 18 22:13
        Anssi’s summer break had been alright. He had gotten to spend a lot of time with Pappa and that was especially nice after having been away for a whole nine months. It was a bit weird too, though,... more
      • Apples to Apples - Remington, Wed Jan 17 18:18
        “And remember what your auntie told you about those prep school boys.” Remington sighed with a roll of her brown eyes, and she repeated, “Ain’t nobody got time for their white problems?” She’d... more
        • colors, colors everywhere - Inga Berzina, Thu Jan 18 17:39
          Inga was appalled by the dreamcatcher she had been given, it started beautiful and jet-black, and now it was this garish red and gold. Red AND gold?? She could put up with one color, but not two.... more
          • We're a colorful bunch - Remington, Sat Jan 20 23:33
            “Does everyone America wear this much color all the time? What is wrong with sensible black? Oh and thank you.” Well, that was certainly a first impression. Remington blinked a few times. She didn’t... more
      • Welcome and Feasting - Jesse Keller, Sun Jan 14 15:07
        Here he was, then, at Rocky Mountain International again, and not just as a prospective student this time, but as an actually enrolled first year. Jesse was wearing his new (second-hand, but looked... more
        • Greetings, first year. - Dylan Xavier, Sun Jan 14 16:23
          Dylan was back for his second year at RMI. He still thought wizards were completely barmy as a species, but he was starting to get used to it. So he'd packed up his bags, said goodbye to his parents... more
          • Salutations, second year - Jesse, Wed Jan 17 05:46
            The student next to him repeated their message of welcome (Jesse had to assume it was a repetition anyway, as he had missed the original installment, distracted by the food and the flames and the... more
            • Dylan gave the kid a wary look. Asking a barrage of questions then giving him permission to speak? Either Jesse was already well acquainted with wizarding culture and had already accepted madness as... more
              • No I'm just like this - Jesse, Fri Jan 19 06:52
                If Dylan was to be believed - and so far Jesse had no reason not to trust him - he would have a roomate, and it would be the boy with the K name that he had met already. The boy who had been eating... more
      • Time to get used to magic! - Keith Allen, Sun Jan 14 12:38
        Keith Allen stood in his Father’s kitchen clutching the dream catcher. Since Perspective Student’s day Keith had been given a crash course in the Wizarding World, and for once the scientifically... more
        • Getting used to new things can be difficult - Brynjolf Nilssen, Sun Jan 14 15:14
          The fifteen-year-old had to fight rolling his eyes as another screech rang through the walls of their home. For some reason, Norah couldn’t get it through her head that she wasn’t attending Rocky... more
          • Well that sounds unfun - Keith, Mon Jan 15 13:40
            Keith was surprised to see that he had just spoken to the newly minted fifth year perfect of his house. His dad had told him all about perfects and Keith was actually somewhat interested in becoming... more
            • Nonsense, challenges are fun! - Bryn, Tue Jan 16 16:50
              Bryn watched with a slight amount of amusement on his face as the other boy bit at his French fries. Clearly the kid wasn’t embarrassed that he had asked someone who obviously wasn’t a first year is... more
              • If you say so - Keith, Wed Jan 17 18:03
                The older boy introduced himself as Brynjolf and quickly added in his nickname. That was good because Keith wasn’t sure if he would remember the -jolf part of his name. Although he might because it... more
                • I do say so! - Bryn, Tue Jan 23 23:30
                  Bryn was relived to hear that Keith did in fact know what Quidditch was. “That’s good,” he said, grinning. While it had taken the Draco some time to understand what the sport was, he’d been addicted... more
    • Lyra Bonfire (nm) - Busy, Busy House Elves, Sun Jan 14 11:33
      • Let's start already! - Susan Bradby, Thu Jan 18 22:15
        Susan was practically bubbling with joy. Things had turned out great. She was allowed to come to Rocky Mountain International… in America , she would be living all by herself like a grown-up and she... more
        • Starting already? - Hunter Ioma, Sun Jan 21 18:08
          Hunter was very happy to be back at RMI. It wasn’t that the wiry thirteen-year-old didn’t like being home. On the contrary, he was always very happy to be home to see his family. But by the end of... more
      • I’ve had better - Dardanius Dubois, Mon Jan 15 12:19
        Dardanius apprehended his seventh and final Opening Feast at RMI with less excited exuberance than usual. The year ahead was inevitably going to be enjoyable, but it was hard to avoid feeling... more
        • I've had worse - Emmett Lawrence, Wed Jan 17 20:08
          Emmett had hoped that once - just once - he would portkey into the Finer Diner uneventfully. Much to his chagrin, however, his streak of flubbing it up lived long and prospered. The world swooshed... more
          • The worst is yet to come - Dardanius, Fri Jan 19 07:26
            Danny was already helping himself to a dish of couscous salad that looked like it was filled with grilled chicken and pomegranate as well as vegetables, when Emmett eloquently reignited the topic of... more
      • Oh happy day! - Marley Chapman, Sun Jan 14 18:11
        “Marley, come here!” “Yeah, I’m only gonna be a minu--” “Your owl got out again! Come here now .” “Ohmygod!” Lipgloss half-applied, Marley stuffed the pink tube into the pocket of her denim vest and... more
        • Happy days are here again - Holland Keene, Sun Jan 14 19:27
          For their last RMI opening feast, Holland Keene wore a Lyra green buttondown , fitted jeans, and strappy brown heels. Their short hair was charmed seafoam green, like it had been for the feast two... more
          • Kaloo, kalay! - Marley, Thu Jan 18 21:17
            It turned out that what the other elf had was grilled shish kebabs. Veggie kebabs, thank goodness, so she could actually eat them… well, mostly veggie, Marley amended as she took a second look at the ... more
            • Today can be frabjous, too - Holland, Sun Jan 21 00:08
              Holland frowned and ate their salad while Marley rambled out her reasoning for the school’s leadership positions. Marley’s point would be valid if the role of the Head Students was different.... more
              • As long as it's fabulously so - Marley, Thu Jan 25 14:45
                She hummed thoughtfully at Holland's suggestion. It was true that Marley had never seen any of the owls fly into the bonfires - but most of the owls here were bigger and probably older, too. Bludger, ... more
                • Frabjulous? - Holland, Thu Jan 25 21:58
                  The Lyra girls’ dorm might not be the safest place for a small owl, given Kit’s large tarantula and Kit’s roommate’s cat. However, if Marley wasn’t concerned about potential predators, and Alice... more
      • Older, Wiser, Golden - Satveer Mittal, Sun Jan 14 15:25
        Summer had passed as something of a blur. Previous years were full of adventures and Satveer could recant many a tale of his family on the road. The nights under the starts. The new and exciting... more
        • I’m just golden? - Caleb Taylor , Mon Jan 15 13:03
          Caleb had been excited to start at his new school. His father had spent the better part of the start of the year researching good international magical schools. He wanted his four children to receive ... more
          • Golden and welcome - Satveer, Tue Jan 16 10:22
            No sooner did Satveer let slip his desire to eat, the resounding agreement of “Hear hear” was heard. To Satveer’s surprise, it wasn’t a voice he was familiar with. Though it wasn’t like Satveer was... more
            • Excellent - Caleb, Tue Jan 23 18:46
              The kid Caleb had managed to sit next to was invariably awesome. The older student laughed and wondered if Sam was foreign. Probably. “Nice to meet you, Sam,” the Lyra answered with a smile. “I am... more
              • I'm glad you noticed - Satveer, Fri Jan 26 11:10
                Satveer couldn’t help but smile when Caleb commented and then questioned him on his trainers. His trainers were without a doubt one of his favourite things he owned. To a bystander, the trainers were ... more
      • Super Sixth Year - Myfanwy Owen, Sun Jan 14 11:43
        Summer had been really long, actually, and really hot, and although Myfanwy did like being outdoors, and the sunshine, she decided that maybe actually she didn’t like living in California. It was... more
        • Do you have to rub it in? - Leopold Harris, Mon Jan 15 10:48
          When Leopold was growing up they moved around a lot. His mom hopped from state to state as if she was running from something. And maybe she was, she had left a string of no-good exes behind her. Then ... more
          • I don't HAVE to - Myfanwy, Tue Jan 16 16:00
            Honestly, Leo was always so grumpy, it was almost worth having a billiwig or two around just to sting a bit of cheer into him. If the ethics of casting a cheering charm on someone who didn’t want to... more
            • Ouch - Leopold, Wed Jan 17 08:45
              Leo wrinkled his nose. Watching Myffi pull out that little tub of gloop hurt his eyes. He didn’t want to know what it would do to his taste buds. He turned his attention to his burger, thankful for... more
              • Try looking on the bright side - Myffi, Fri Jan 19 06:29
                Just because Leo was grumpy all the time, it didn’t mean that other people couldn’t be happy all the time. Myffi could easily believe that Toby was, in fact, that happy. She could believe it more... more
                • You're asking a lot of me - Leo, Fri Jan 19 20:42
                  Leo looked over at Myffi’s dinner in concern. He’d been interested in AgriClub for the mucking around, getting your hands dirty aspect. And like maybe it would be nice to actually see some results... more
                  • I believe in you - Myffi, Sat Jan 20 08:21
                    “Do all these meals have to be super vegan, or is it cool to bring a bit of fish along once in a while?” Leo asked. Myffi paused to consider. They’d only had one meal before, and there hadn’t been... more
                    • Leo was surprised at how swiftly Myffi had accepted his non-vegan suggestion. He had really thought he was going to have to fight a bit harder for that one. Maybe she wasn’t as unreasonable as he’d... more
                      • That's what friends are for - Myffi, Thu Jan 25 06:39
                        Leo said he would probably come to Agriclub, and Myffi beamed with delight. She was glad she’d sat next to Leo. He didn’t seem so grumpy now as he had right at the start of their conversation. Maybe... more
                        • Then I guess we're friends now - Leo, Mon Jan 29 16:52
                          It wasn’t very often that Leo was the cause of someone’s smile, normally he was much more effective at causing people to scowl at him. In fact when Leo had first come to RMI he’d often got into... more
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