Leon Finnin
Moving On
Wed Jan 17, 2018 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 as he starts to disassemble what is left and eat it with a fork and knife. Not only did he make a scene, but older boy was being really nice about the whole situation.

Plus he knew these creatures by name! Leon seemed to shrink back, his head still down, trying to think of a way to explain himself. He never knew all this existed, he was just a confused kid who wanted nothing more than to shut out the world at this point. “Yeah… you did warn me… I just…” he started.

Not knowing what to do next he finished the burger, then decided to change the subject, “I’m Leon, thanks for the help there. I don’t really know a lot about this world yet. Everything is kind of coming all at once for me. I mean I knew about me…,” the first year was starting to ramble, hoping to disguise the change in subject a bit, “but those creatures, the ones serving food, what are they? Who are they? And this place… it’s nothing like what I thought a boarding school would be like, why does it look like we are outside? Are we outside?” He asked politely from a passing elf for some tea which was brought to him in a prompt manner.

“Oh,” he said, “and I don’t remember your name, if you gave it to me I wasn’t paying much attention earlier.” Maybe the older boy would not ask anymore questions about why he did what he did, after all, he was now being interrogated.

  • 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
      • 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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