Dardanius Dubois
I’ve had better
Mon Jan 15, 2018 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 nostalgic. Plus Marissa had broken up with him just days ago, so that wasn’t precisely making his spirits soar.

Striding, rather than strutting, towards the Lyra bonfire, Danny found Emmett and nudged his friend with his elbow in greeting. They passed the Aquila fire and Danny couldn’t resist glancing at Marissa (but that was probably fine, as Emmett was probably glancing at Rose anyway). “I think she’s looking extra cute just to torture me,” he mumbled as he reached the sea foam green flames and sat in one of the empty spaces. “Marissa broke up with me,” he added for explanation when they were both seated. It felt just like the feast from two years prior, only his and Emmett’s roles were reversed. And they were both prefects now. And Holland wasn’t there. “I mean she did it in person, not in a letter,” he teased.

Before Danny was able to add anything further, The new Headmaster (Danny didn’t know if he was a permanent replacement for Bonilla or just filling in for the year - it wouldn’t affect him), who seemed just as cheerful as the last, began his introduction. Danny applauded diligently for the first years but he didn’t personally know any of the new students. The announcement of the Head Students was far more interesting to him. As Holland and Rose’s names were called out, Danny realised that’s what he had been expecting to hear.

At this point last year, if anyone would have asked, Danny would have said he anticipated being named Head Boy. But then the thing with Ruben had happened and besides, he was far more lazy than either Rose or Holland. He applauded loudly for his friends as they collected their badges, and felt his stomach involuntarily somersault as Holland turned around to walk back to Lyra. Okay so that was still happening, then. That was so inconvenient. “The best people won,” he murdered to Emmett.

The prefects were acceptable; Danny had liked the Lyra team that had been him, Emmett and Rachel last year, but he couldn’t argue with the new appointment (figuratively or literally). More importantly, food was now served.

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