Casper Levine
Blue, with silver lining
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:06
2a02:c7d:2d4f:4900:2527:4659:b360:67c

There were few things as exciting as a bonfire, and Casper hoped that there would be marshmallows. That would probably raise his mood a little. Having arrived at the school, the eleven year old was feeling somewhat anxious about staying away from home, and truly hoped that the people here were nice to him (or, at least some of them – it would be absurd if everyone were expected to get along, it just wasn't human nature.) He'd only spent a few nights away from home before, staying with friends, or being away with family which frankly barely counted because, to Casper, family was home; this was a very new experience. He had to admit, he wasn't feeling his best.

Stood with a gaggle of other first years, Casper shifted his weight side to side nervously, though with an ever increasing hint of excitement. He thought about all the things he'd learn this year, and all the people he'd meet – and possibly may have met already if he weren't so intent on staring at the floor and chewing his lip. He probably looked a little peculiar. The presence of his new head teacher – Toby, apparently, as the man introduced himself – stirred Casper from his introverted trance as first years were requested to hold their dreamcatchers and discover their new house. After a brief moment of panic that he didn't have it on him, despite knowing for absolute certain that he did, Casper pulled the dreamcatcher from his pocket and, from the moment it was in his hands, watched it fade from black into an attractive blue and silver. 'Cetus,' Casper thought to himself, eyeing the house bonfire, 'cool.'

He took a deep breath, attempted to neaten his ever-messy dark hair and wandered over, as instructed by Toby. Upon nearing the group, he waved incredibly awkwardly and then sat down with a small sigh, knowing he would replay that moment in his mind for the rest of his life. He'd never been particularly cool, but of all the times to be so obviously uncool, this had to be one of the worst.

Still, Casper glanced around at his housemates while leaning in toward the food, at least there were marshmallows.

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