Myfanwy Owen
Super Sixth Year
Sun Jan 14, 2018 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 hard work, and everyone in her commune had really bonded together while she had been away at school, and Myffi didn’t feel like she really fit in there. Everyone was super nice, and they all made real efforts to get her to join in, which was just lovely, but also she couldn’t tell them all that much about school, because they were all Muggles and there were rules about that sort of thing, so she could tell her Mam and Dad and Cledan, but not Cledan’s boyfriend, even though Cledan was a witch so they would probably have to talk about that someday.

Anyway, the food had been amazing, at least. Everything was organic and fairtrade and there was loads of vegan food, and Myffi hadn’t gone even a little bit hungry one second that she’d been away from school, which was a massive change. Her job on Pearl Street totally helped, and the ArgiClub was just amazing, but still it was a challenge for Myffi to find appropriate meals at school, whereas at what she had reluctantly started to call ‘home’ there was just loads of food, and loads of people preparing food, and it was so easy. She’d also learned lots of new recipes, and how to grow new crops, and how to do fishtail braids, and some tips for brewing and distilling that she had written down to share with Ruben, and some songs about some things that didn’t really make sense if you thought about the lyrics too long. Anyway it was fun, but it felt like a long holiday, and aside from missing her family, Myffi was pretty chuffed to be back at RMI. It was nice to feel a normal temperature again without having to ask her Dad or sister to cast some cooling charms.

With more of a tan than she’d ever had in her life before, Myffi arrived to the feast in a swirl of orange handkerchief-hemmed dress, its miniature mirror embellishments reflecting flickering light from the bonfires all around the room. “Wow,” Myffi appreciated the sight aloud as she danced over to the Lyra bonfire and settled herself down, pulling her dark, fishtail-braided hair over her shoulder. Green eyes behind round, rose-gold-framed lenses surveyed the unusual layout of the Diner for the first time. Despite being in her sixth year, Myfanwy had only joined school the previous term, and had missed the Opening Feast; this was as new to her as to the tiny first year students all lined up with their dreamcatchers.

Oh, the Headmaster was all new as well. Myfanwy had heard there would be a replacement for Bonilla this year - she had liked the Head she’d met last year, but he hadn’t seemed all that interested in sustainably sourced food. Perhaps she would have more luck with Professor Morgan? Oh gosh he started talking! His accent clearly indicated he was from Wales, too! Myfanwy felt an immediate warmth towards their new Headmaster, and she smiled appreciatively throughout his introduction. She applauded for the new prefects, although she didn’t know any of them very well, and cheered for Rose and Holland, who were both Head Students and both just lovely people, they totally deserved it. “Well this year is starting off amazingly well,” Myffi commented cheerfully as the food began to arrive.

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