I do say so!
Tue Jan 23, 2018 23:30

Bryn was relived to hear that Keith did in fact know what Quidditch was. “That’s good,” he said, grinning. While it had taken the Draco some time to understand what the sport was, he’d been addicted to it once he learned how to fly. His skills had been shabby at best in the beginning, but Coach Reid’s mandatory flying lessons tended to help. Even now he certainly wasn’t the best and most definitely didn’t have a shot at a career in it. But hitting bludgers around often tended to be good stress relief. Plus, it was fun.

“I do play,” Bryn said, stuffing another bite of food in his mouth. He’d been on the team since his first year and had improved greatly as a player over the last four years. He’d spent some of the summer learning to adapt to his new height and almost had it mastered – the long limbs made reaching bludgers much easier. Plus, the added efforts at training stemmed from the fact that there was a small idea that he would wind up as Draco’s captain. While he wasn’t the oldest player on team, Jacob wasn’t returning because he was graduating and overly stressed about his grades (plus, the guy already did a lot around the school anyway) and Saad was just being pulled up from the reserve team for the second time. “I’m one of the beaters. I’m sure you’d do well in either position!”

The fifth year wasn’t sure what places needed filling since their old captain had graduated the previous year and Jacob wasn’t playing. He knew Kateri would both be flying beside him, even though she often switched between keeper and seeker. But either way, hopefully Keith got a spot. He seemed to have some real enthusiasm for the game and that was what they needed now. “If you ever want to fly together, I’d be happy to go through some drills with you.” Most of the free time that Bryn had from studying was spent on the Pitch anyway so having another body wouldn’t be that bad.

Keith kind of reminded Bryn of himself – or the first-year version of himself with more confidence. Now, the Nord had plenty of confidence. But his social life was severely lacking. He had Marley to a certain extent and Ruben but that was only because of Kolgrim and Emilie, as well as Oskar. So basically, Ruben tolerated him because of his cousins. There was an occasional mocking or threat towards his person, but it was accepted considering that Emi had written him a letter when Ruben first transferred to Rocky Mountain. It was more of a warning than a letter, but it was appreciated either way. While Keith was a first year, he seemed like an alright kid so maybe being friends with a first year wouldn’t be that bad.

“Anything you’re excited for or curious about?” Bryn asked, feeling that slight social-awkwardness creep up his spine. Normally, the only things the teen talked to were his books. Spying another delicacy passing, his stomach rumbled and he waved the house elf over and took some. With a sheepish glance at the first year boy, Bryn shrugged. “I’m excited for the food.”

  • If you say so - Keith, Wed Jan 17 18:03
    The older boy introduced himself as Brynjolf and quickly added in his nickname. That was good because Keith wasn’t sure if he would remember the -jolf part of his name. Although he might because it... more
    • I do say so! - Bryn, Tue Jan 23 23:30
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