I hope it’s a good one
Tue Jan 16, 2018 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 boy then got really excited about Drew’s empanada offer. Well he actually didn’t seem too excited at first but then he basically stuffed the entire empanada into his mouth.

That was definitely not how Drew would’ve eaten anything that had just been handed to him by a stranger. Even, like, spaghetti, or potstickers, or another one of his favorite foods. Maybe the firstie was really hungry? Drew knew that some people came to RMI from different time zones, so maybe it was the middle of the night where he was from and he was starving. Or some people got sick from portkeying, so they wouldn’t eat for a couple of hours before it was time for the Opening Feast, to stop them from throwing up. Drew hadn’t thought about that until Alice Lemont pointed it out last year. Drew had never had to portkey in because he lived at RMI. He just walked over from the Tennant-McKindy (McTennant?) suite with the rest of his family. Last year he had gotten up to stand with the other new students, but now that he was a second-year Drew had just gone right to the Cetus bonfire.

Anyway the firstie clearly had made a mistake in trying to devour the empanada. Drew looked around for someone who could help. As the son of the school counselor, Drew had grown up at RMI, and he knew all the house elves by name. He called out to the house elf who had given him his glass of milk and gestured wildly for her to come back over. Drew guessed she must have seen the new student struggling to cope, because she didn’t waste any time in getting over to him and Drew.

“Thanks, Mimzie,” Drew said to the house elf, taking another glass. He offered it to the new student, who was now eating his burger bun. Drew didn’t think that that would help with the empanada’s spiciness. They had learned about why milk helped you stop tasting spicy flavors in Magical Sciences. And by “they had learned” Drew really meant that he had asked his roommate Huburt “so milk helps with spicy things because they’re opposite flavors, right?” twenty minutes before the homework was due, and then Huburt had explained that it was really because the casein in milk bound to the capsaicin molecules in spicy things and stopped them from being spicy on your tongue. Drew didn’t know much about bread but he didn’t think it had casein.

“I warned you it was spicy! Why did you eat the whole thing so fast?” Drew asked, genuinely baffled. He did his best not to completely burst out laughing at the hilarious way the firstie was freaking out, but he couldn’t help chuckling. “Are you okay?”

  • 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
      • 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
                        • But fun! - Drew, Tue Feb 6 23:26
                          Deep in thought, Drew took a cupcake from the house elf’s tray. Leon had said a lot of really intense stuff. Drew was not really up to dealing with that for a few reasons: 1) because it was the... more
                          • I wouldn't call a padded room fun. - Leon, Fri Mar 9 02:48
                            Leon thought a moment, then he sighed, "yeah, I guess you are right about that." The first year moved into a more comfortable position and just stared at the older boy. He seemed to know everything,... more
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