Tycho Leppit
I did my waiting! Twelve years of it!
Sat Jul 7, 2018 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 this to your chest. Why would you put your arms there?” so he had to drop them by his side in defeat. It was totally dumb, because the stupid piece of notebook paper obscured his t-shirt - green, with a silhouetted t-rex and font that said don’t skip arm day - but there was no talking Addi out of her dumb ideas, so he just went with it anyway.

He gave a sideways glance at the kitchen clock. Addi followed his gaze and checked as well. “Crap! It’s almost time, huh?” Securing the safety pin and giving a light tug to make sure it was on there, she leaned out of the doorway and called into the rest of the apartment, “The boy’s about to go!” to signal the rest of the family to come say their goodbyes. Uncle Anthony was already out for the day, so they had already had their moment, but Tycho did want to say goodbye to his baby brother and Reece.

And then he was off! Whoosh! Tycho liked the Portkey sensation. It tickled, and he was still giggling when he landed flat on his back in the Finer Diner. He got up a moment later and brushed himself off, forcing composure, and began to search for his fellow first year friends, Sadie and Elliot.

Soon enough it was Sorting time, and the young blond held his breath. Green! That meant Lyra, just like Addi had been. And it also meant… “Yes!” He shrieked. Tycho needed to shuffle off to the Lyra bonfire, but he took a major detour on the way, swinging by the staff fire to high five his godfather and new Head of House, Garen. And Madeleine too, of course, because he liked that kid.

It was only when he was seated that he realized the great tragedy that had occurred: his friends were both at different fires. Elliot was Aquila and Sadie was Cetus. And that was just bullshit. He was supposed to be roommates with his best friend! He wanted to spend late night in the common room with his buddies! Ugh. Maybe Garen could fix it later.

For now, he would just have to make new friends in Lyra. “Hi!” He grinned at a neighbor when the Headmaster was done talking, holding out one hand to shake. It was only slightly sticky, a personal best for him. Addi had basically scrubbed the life out of him today, and he’d been banned from all syrups and juices for weeks now. “I’m Tycho! Wanna be friends?”

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