Myfanwy Owen
Seventh the Best
Fri Jul 6, 2018 15:37
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The past two years at RMI had flown by ridiculously quickly. Myfanwy had gone from a fifth year transfer knowing nobody, to a tall, confident seventh year with plenty of friends. Her usually pale skin was tanned after spending the summer outdoors in California, and she’d cut her dark, straight hair a little shorter so it stopped on her shoulders again - although currently restrained in a tight French braid - rather than trailing down her back as it had at the culmination of last term. Her round spectacles with rose gold coloured frames remained the same as always, and, as it was a particular school occasion (and some staff members were particular about rules), Myffi was also wearing her uniform robes. Brown hessian sandals protruded beneath the grey fabric that concealed her rather more colourful tie-dyed sundress.

Smiling brightly and waving to familiar students as she crossed the Diner, Myffi happily settled herself at the Lyra bonfire. She cheered jubilantly as they were joined by some new first years, one of whom was obviously familiar with Leo. Myffi chuckled and tried to catch Leo’s eye as her friend refused to acknowledge his jubilant greeting. She soon settled, however, to listen to Headmaster Toby’s announcements, one of which was to name her as Head Girl. “Oh,” she said aloud, sounding surprised, pleased, and excited in equal measures, and she stood up and joined Russell in collecting their badges. She was super pleased for Russell. Myffi liked him a lot. She liked Emmett too, but the only other boy in their yeargroup clearly had issues with her for some reason, and whatever, if he was going to keep on ignoring her then she was doubly pleased the Head Boy was Russell, not Emmett. Beaming at Toby, her absolute favourite staff member, Myffi thanked him, took her pin, congratulated Russell, and rejoined her Housemates to applaud the new prefects: she didn’t know Skylar very well but everyone else named seemed just lovely.

Soon the house elves came around, and Myffi retrieved the recycled cardboard box she’d brought with her. She opened it up and folded back the flaps to create a deep dish, which was filled with vegan curried squash, flatbread made with locally grown grains, and a helping of organic kale. It smelled delicious. “This year is going to be amazing,” she prophesied in a Welsh accented voice, before taking a mouthful of food.

  • Lyra Bonfire (nm) - Busy, Busy House Elves, Fri Jul 6 07:31
    • I did my waiting! Twelve years of it! - Tycho Leppit, Sat Jul 7 17:10
      “If you keep squirming, I’m gonna stab you, and it’ll be only slightly on accident.” Tycho made a grumpy noise and crossed his arms, which his mother also chided him for because “I am trying to pin... more
      • I don't think twelve years was long enough - Magdalena Adler, Sun Jul 8 18:33
        Alena had turned fourteen in May and whilst thirteen had seemed very mature a year ago it had since become clear to her that fourteen was the age that truly marked a turning point in a young lady’s... more
    • All Grown Up - Katherine Kendrick, Sat Jul 7 11:51
      Katherine Kendrick was a third year and she was going to be a big sister and she knew she had big shoes to fill so she was definitely going to fill them. Not literally. Before Marissa had moved all... more
      • And just as lovely - Satveer Mittal, Sun Jul 8 15:43
        After the last few days travelling back from across America, Satveer was glad to be back at school. His break was relaxing, but he’d missed the freedom that was his own space at School. Five people... more
        • A rose by any other name - Katherine, Fri Jul 13 06:49
          It was Kit’s Katherine’s friend Satveer who she had offered her hand to, and the redhead beamed when he called her Katherine instead of Kit. It was catching on! Soon everyone was going to be calling... more
    • New Year, New You [Marley] - Dade Farnon, Sat Jul 7 09:32
      “Dade I swear to Merlin I am going to stick that dreamcatcher to your face and you’re going to have to get Professor McKindy to remove it when you get to school, so help me,” Rose had yelled as she... more
      • Have things really changed that much? - Marley Chapman, Sat Jul 7 23:12
        “As for our new prefects...” Marley had zoned out of Headmaster Toby’s speech a bit. That wasn’t at all because he was boring or anything like that - the exact opposite, really; he was a very lively... more
        • You'd be surprised - Dade, Wed Jul 11 15:47
          Marley had seated herself next to Dade and he wiped suddenly sweaty palms on his jeans. He was about to say something, but first Marley was talking and then there was a loud crack and there were... more
          • You're right, I feel very surprised - Marley, Thu Jul 12 17:28
            Repeating that he needed to talk to her, Dade leaned in closer. She didn't return the gesture - the Diner wasn't that loud and she could hear him fine, and if he was trying to tell her a secret... more
            • I deliver on my promises - Dade, Thu Jul 12 18:37
              “I’m not gay!” Dade said, loudly enough that one of the Lyra kids looked over in their direction. He colored and glared pointedly at the fire. He wasn’t gay. Marley was gay, but he wasn’t. Even if... more
              • Marley was quickly feeling lost-er as Dade went on. Some of the things he was saying were making sense on their own, but then they were strung together with parts that didn't make much sense at all,... more
                • A surprise, we just went over this - Dade, Wed Jul 18 17:32
                  Why was Marley so frustrating? Dade shut his hazel eyes and underneath his lids, looked up at the ceiling for patience. All he was trying to do was warn her about Claudia. If nobody was going to take ... more
    • Seventh the Best - Myfanwy Owen, Fri Jul 6 15:37
      • Sorry, I can't share your enthusiasm - Leopold Harris, Sat Jul 7 11:09
        At the start of summer Leo had fallen back into hanging around street corners with the old crowd but in his absence, one of the guys had gotten a girlfriend, and since Miguel's girlfriend was always... more
        • I'll be enthused for both of us - Myfanwy, Sun Jul 8 15:32
          “I’ll settle for better than the last,” Leo said, and Myffi graced him with an expression that was part sympathetic, because the implication was that his last year had not been great, and part... more
          • I knew I could count on you - Leo, Wed Jul 11 08:41
            Leo’s second fourth year had actually been a much better year than all the previous ones at RMI combined. He’d finally got caught up on his studies, got a main role in the school musical and was... more
            • It's what friends are for - Myfanwy, Thu Jul 12 07:04
              Leo brushed off his summer in the way Myffi would have expected him to, and returned the question to her instead. She nodded enthusiastically while she finished her mouthful of flatbread, before... more
              • Ooh you're my best friend - Leo, Mon Jul 16 16:27
                Yeaaah, Myffi’s summer had gone pretty much exactly how he’d imagined it but the hiking part actually sounded cool. “Nice. I wouldn’t mind going hiking but I don’t know if I could spend twenty-two... more
                • I think you might be mine - Myffi, Tue Jul 17 14:59
                  She tried not to be surprised when Leo confessed he might enjoy hiking. Even though he played Quidditch and attended AgriClub, Myfanwy hadn’t thought of him as an especially outdoorsy sort of person. ... more
    • Seeking attention - Eugene Hardy, Fri Jul 6 10:30
      Eugene had never actually been to a school before but the movies made them seem like real grim places filled with nasty people who cared too much about what other people wore and what their parents... more
      • Attending with Enthusiasm - Hunter Ioma, Fri Jul 6 21:00
        Shifting his stance during portkey travel was not only quite a challenge, but remarkably uncomfortable, Hunter discovered. But he has missed an entire year at RMI and had spent pretty much the entire ... more
        • You've been a great audience. - Eugene, Wed Jul 11 11:56
          “ Bhlghaaaaaa, ” Eugene repeated with enthusiasm. If it was as fun to eat as it was to say then he’d stumbled on a real winner. He shuffled closer to the student, arms raised slightly at his side,... more
          • Let's give him a hand, folks - Hunter, Mon Jul 16 19:00
            “Do you know my brother?” The new kid had nodded vaguely in the direction of Leo and Myffi. Hunter didn’t think it was very likely that Myffi was Eugene’s brother so he probably meant Leo. Also the... more
            • *takes a bow* - Eugene, Mon Jul 16 20:04
              Eugene nodded when Hunter didn’t seem 100% sure what year Leopold was in. That made sense. Sometimes Eugene got confused about how old Leopold was and what year he was in too because once Leopold was ... more
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