Apples to Apples
Wed Jan 17, 2018 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 actually said a sentence way more inappropriate before then, but she got the feeling that that wasn’t the sentence Daddy meant.

“That’s my girl,” Mike kissed her forehead. “And if anyone gives you problems, use that mean right hook Ms. Aliyah says you have.” Her mom swept her into a big hug, too, and adjusted the middle of the three bows currently resting in her daughter’s afro. News about the kid in her school calling one of the black kids That Word spread pretty fast among Remington’s dad’s side of the family, and even her mom’s side gave her a nice lecture about gringolandia before the summer was out. It was a team effort between her abuela and her tía. There was also something from her uncle about sending her to a fancy prep school. It was a great reminder that her dad’s side of the family didn’t know about the magic thing and were clearly unaware that she was in an international program.

Before she knew it, the dreamcatcher brought her to the Finer Diner. It was nice to be a third year and finally get to explore Pearl Street on her own. Well, she and Dade could go. Maybe Hunter, if he wanted a new place to explore. She still wasn’t convinced that the guy hadn’t stopped trying to make a mental map of all the secret passageways. Pearl Street might not be that interesting; it came with a map.

She looked around the Draco fire and noted that there still weren’t any girls who looked her age around. Roommateless again, then. That was fine. Auntie got her a new Bruno Mars poster for her room, and the dark-skinned Draco wasn’t interested in debating with someone about whether or not she could hang it in her room. She would’ve hung it up anyway, but still.

Looking around the Diner, she spotted her friends. She gave Drew and Dade an excited wave and almost got up to go to the Cetus fire when the new Headmaster started to talk. Right, new Headmaster. Nothing else really seemed to change. She wondered what that was about. She really wanted to know more about the Headmaster. Right now, all she could see was how chipper he was. At least he was enthusiastic about working in a school. That was always a plus.

There was so much to think about for third year. She hoped to hang out with her friends more. It kind of sucked that they were in different houses. Draco was a good place, but it was quiet. She liked spending time with Anssi. Catapult was a nice addition, too. Her kitty gave the common room a little bit of life, especially during exam times. Her kitten was in a little crate with the other luggage. Usually, she didn’t mind letting Catapult hang out with her in the Diner on her leash, but she didn’t feel like teaching the cat to not bat at the bonfires even though they were very, very shiny.

Her stomach grumbled as the house elves walked by, and even though she really wanted a huge bowl of pasta, she settled on some kind of salad with mandarin oranges on top of it. Her stomach grumbled, and she took a bite. Definitely wasn’t pasta, but even in her oversized sweater, cute skirt, comfy socks, and white low-tops, she couldn’t get herself to go for all the carbs.

While she ate and contemplated going over to the Cetus fire for a second time where she’d find at least one friend, an apple rolled away from another student and stopped when it hit her shoe. Remington picked it up and held it out to the student. She resisted the urge to say ‘how about them apples?’ and smiled at the student instead. “Here, I’ve already got oranges in my salad. Not that I’m comparing.”

Well, she still managed to make a joke anyway. It just made her smile more.

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