Maybe? Smaller, safer things sound better.
Thu Jan 18, 2018 22:34

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 house elves do most of the menial tasks? Are they okay with that?”

The younger boy’s expression changed to that of concern for a moment before he decided that it was none of his business. Leon looked around at the others around the fire, a few of them engaged in their own conversation, and smiled. No one else seemed to notice his outburst either. He was safe, for now.

“Never mind, it’s not my place to judge.” The first year turned back to Drew. “It’s weird that we are underground, but… normal? I guess. I have so many questions, though I don’t think that it should fall on you to answer them all… Like I get the whole, everything is probably magic, like this fire for instance, if it were real wouldn’t we all die of smoke inhalation?”

Leon then realized he was talking to much, “Sorry.” It was so long since he talked to anyone outside his family that he just wanted to get to know Drew already. He also knew that too many questions can cause someone to be annoyed with you, and he didn’t want the first person he really talked to to be mad at him. The self-conscious boy sighed, made himself small, and again said, “Sorry.”

  • 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
    • Maybe? Smaller, safer things sound better. - Leon, Thu Jan 18 22:34
      • 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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