Drew, new and improved
Sun Jul 8, 2018 15:36

Pleased that his guess about her being Muggleborn was right—yay for him having investigative skills—Drew grinned back at the first year. “Drew Tennant,” he replied. “And don’t worry about it, it’s not a bad thing. People with magical families just usually don’t think this is as awesome as people who aren’t used to magic do.” For people who grew up around magic, giant multicolored bonfires and moving scenery wallpaper and house elves weren’t a big deal.

Drew was used to it by now, especially because he’d grown up here. He had gone to like seven of RMI’s opening feasts before it was his turn to be a first year, so by that time he’d totally known the drill, but he imagined it might be pretty confusing if you weren’t used to it. “House elves. You were close,” Drew corrected, but nicely. His roommate Huburt always made you feel dumb when you didn’t know something that Huburt knew, and that really annoyed Drew. He did not want to be like Huburt.

“Nah, you didn’t have to order ahead. The house elves just made whatever they wanted,” at least, that was how Drew thought it worked. He knew that the kitchen elves took requests sometimes—like, they made sure to have strawberry shortcake on Madeleine’s birthday because it was her favorite. When Drew had planned the Valentine’s Day date for Darlene last year, he had worked with the menu the kitchen elves were already planning on making that day, because he didn’t want to make a whole lot more work for them. He assumed that Antoine, the head chef elf who was in charge of the kitchen, was the one who chose what the house elves made for every meal every day. Drew bet there were probably some vegan options at the feast this year because of Myffi and all the stuff she’d done with AgriClub, but other than that he really couldn’t say what they were offering. “If you see one with something you like, you can just flag them down.”

Speaking of which, he needed a drink to go with his chicken and rice. Also some dessert, but maybe he would hold off on getting that until he was done with dinner. It’d give him more time to check out the options. Drew knew all the house elves by name, so when he saw Effie with a tray of cups, he called her over. “You want some soda?” he asked Vivica, taking a root beer for himself.

  • Vivica, now with that new car smell… - Vivica Dixon, Sat Jul 7 13:56
    No sooner had she spoke did she realise that not everyone sees things the way she did. The older student next to her was clearly used to it. Whether or not he was from a magical background, he was an ... more
    • Drew, new and improved - Drew, Sun Jul 8 15:36
      • I don't have a baseline to compare you with - Vivica Dixon, Tue Jul 10 09:40
        The c Vivica was awash with relief as Drew, very politely, offered her a soda. The worlds weren’t necessarily separated and there were normal muggle things in the magical realm too. “Yes please. Do... more
        • Then you have to believe me - Drew, Wed Jul 11 23:38
          Drew grinned. “They do pretty much anything.” He wasn’t sure if orange soda would specifically be on the menu today—they usually tried to go a little fancier than usual during the opening feast—but... more
          • I do, I do! But... brb - Vivica Dixon, Tue Jul 24 11:00
            The mall sounded exciting. It was fairly obvious why it was third years or above that got to go there. Vivica assumed it was a mixed world mall… with the muggles and the magical folk. But the... more
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