Katherine Kendrick
All Grown Up
Sat Jul 7, 2018 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 her stuff into the apartment she was going to share with Holland, Kit had totally snuck into her room and tried on her shoes, but Marissa’s feet and Kit’s feet were not the same size so that didn’t go quite the way she wanted. But that didn’t mean Kit couldn’t fill her shoes in other ways. So what Kit had done when she woke up that morning was pick out her very best outfit and put it on. It was kind of like Marissa’s outfits in that Kit thought it looked very grown up and the colors weren’t like the colors she usually wore. The shirt was kind of flowy and sky blue, and probably would have worked better if Kit had any sort of - well, any real reason to wear a bra, which she didn’t. The pants were tighter than Kit thought was strictly comfortable, and the shoes weren’t high heels but they had a little bit of a heel. It was probably for the best that they didn’t have real high heels because Kit definitely almost fell over six and a half times before she made it down to breakfast that morning.

Dad had choked on his breakfast and Mom had given her the sort of smile she usually gave Kit when Kit was trying something new, so the thirteen-year-old beamed and ate her breakfast, then got Darby and herself ready for RMI. Then she still had eight hours before it was time to Portkey to RMI. So Kit played fetch with Darby a little bit, then played the game where she helped Darby practise hiding things. It was something she had decided on for the new term. Kit would get in trouble if she stole Darlene’s things and hid them, but Darby couldn’t get detention. He seemed happy enough to cooperate. Darby hated Darlene too.

Then Kit ran out of things to tell Darby to hide, and she got bored of fetch, and then she still had six and a half hours before it was time to Portkey to RMI. Dad was at work which was boring so Kit went to bother Mom until she only had six hours left until the Portkey. Then she practised standing on her head. Five hours. Then she practised cartwheels until she realized that was a bad idea in tight pants. Four hours and forty-five minutes. Then she went downstairs to make cookies. Two and a half hours. Kit waited for the cookies to cool and stood on her head again. Two hours. Then she stuffed all of the cookies into little snack baggies for her friends and shoved the snack baggies into her trunk. Then pulled them back out to write “NOT FOR DARLENE THE MEANIE PANTS” on them in black sharpie, as neatly as she could. One hour and forty-five minutes.

Which was just enough time to watch Lilo and Stitch! Kit popped her favorite movie in and said all of Stitch’s lines along with him and pretended to climb walls and shoot laserguns at the appropriate times, and all of a sudden it was time to go to RMI! She hugged Mom goodbye and with a whirl she was off underground for another year full of fun and adventures and most importantly full of her growing up to be just like Marissa. It was gonna be amazing.

Portkeys didn’t make Kit feel sick, but she did stumble a little bit when she whizzed into the entrance hall. Cheerily, she shoved her stuff against the wall and skipped merrily into the Finer Diner, where she immediately found the Lyra fire and sat down in her super tight pants and waited for the feast to start. There were things that happened and Headmaster Morgan probably said some things but Kit was too busy looking like she was Older and a Good Role Model to pay attention. She was a third year, which meant all the first years would be in her classes and think she was cool, so it was her responsibility to be cool. Plus, she and Drew would be doing the parties this year. It was so important. She was so important! Just like Marissa, the best big sister ever.

The house-elves appeared with food and someone sat down next to Kit. Not looking to see who it was, Kit turned around and quickly stuck her hand out. “Happy new term, my name is Katherine Kendrick,” she said. Her full name sounded so official. That’s what she was going to use this year. Katherine.

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