Raja Nazari-Richards and Skylar Richards
Arts and crafts!
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:23
67.140.81.90

Raja had been mostly keeping to himself this term, trying to get his grades up and work on his Quidditch skills, and all that alone time provided enough opportunity to get pretty homesick. Which was total weaksauce, since he literally had family here, with Aunt Estelle teaching one of his classes, but he still found himself missing his parents and his sister more than usual. So he was very glad the school was hosting a family event for Thanksgiving, which was one of his favorite holidays. Before his adoption, he and his birth parents had only celebrated it loosely, an immigrant family not quite up to snuff on American traditions, but if there was one thing the Shepard family knew how to do, it was eat. Work hard, play hard, eat hard. It was practically the family motto. Not that the Richardses were much different; there were just less of them.

Upon the family’s arrival, they were not difficult to locate. Even over the hustle and bustle of the crowd, he could see his little sister on their father’s shoulders, and he could hear his mother’s loud voice. Raja, still rather small for his age, cut easily through the shuffling masses and was soon met in Bailey’s (too tight, too tight!) embrace. He got a hug from Don as well, but from her perch atop him, Skylar noticed the craft table and became immediately hyper-focused on it. “Look, look!” she shrieked happily. “Can we go?”

“Food first,” Bailey replied, ushering the group to an open spot at a nearby table. Skylar climbed down from Don’s shoulders, and while her primary focus was still the crafts, she did now offer her big brother a hug before they sat down.

Though Skylar was small, she tore through her meal with surprising velocity. Even Raja was amazed by her fervor, although he wasn’t really surprised. His sister was set on that craft table, and the food was a barrier between it and her. Knowing how these things go, Raja did his best to balance rushing through his as well and enjoying the meal, knowing full well who was going crafting with her but also really enjoying turkey. Soon enough, her silverware clattered down on an empty plate, seasoned with a chipper little, “Done!” and it was time to go.

With her hand tucked safely in his, Raja led her across the Diner over to the crafting table. Glancing at her, he could see her eyes lighting up more and more with every step, and he immediately forgot the seconds and thirds he was postponing to come play with her. When they were close enough that he felt safe in freeing her hand, Skylar rushed into a chair and immediately began work on her turkey art creation. Raja leaned on the back of her chair, watching her eager movements. “I’m having so much fun,” Skylar stated in a neighbor’s direction. “I can’t wait to go to school.”

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