Let's give him a hand, folks
Mon Jul 16, 2018 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 kid had said his brother’s name was Leopold, so he figured it was a very good bet.

“Sure,” Hunter shrugged as he and Eugene continued to shake hands. “He’s a fifth year, I’m pretty sure.” He double checked his math on that. Normally he would just take his year and add one, but that wouldn’t work anymore. Now he’d have to add two, but he’d have to be careful about doing that because what if he then tried to add another one on top of that and get the wrong number in the other direction? For now it was just better to remember what year Leo was when Hunter last checked and then count the time between then and now. Which would make Leo a fifth year, so he figured he had probably gotten it right.

“I’ve never shaken hands with someone before, did I do alright?”

Hunter looked down at the ongoing handshake, then back to Eugene and blinked. “I think so,” he said after a beat. “But I’m not completely certain I know how to tell.” He cocked his head slightly to one side as the handshake continued. “I’ve never been a handshaking judge before. Did I do alright?”

“Where do you get the food, is it from those things?”

Hunter glanced where the new kid pointed, then looked back at the kid with an eyebrow up. He was pretty sure the new kid meant the house elves, but he had said “things”, which made Hunter think of robots or something. He didn’t see any robots around anywhere so he was pretty sure the kid meant the house elves. Which was weird, but ok.

“The house elves carrying the food have the food, yes,” said Hunter after another moment. “If you want some we should probably stop shaking hands, though.”

  • 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
      • *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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