Satveer Mittal
I've always kept a close eye on.... where'd he go?
Tue Jul 24, 2018 07:48

Other than what Katherine had told him, Satveer had no clue as to what traits 565 had to offer. He was however immensely comforted by the fact that Katherine had deemed him worthy of a likeness. Satveer was more of a two dimensional artist’ - even though he didn’t consider himself to be an ‘artist’. He was an illustrator.

“I’m sorry, no. I didn’t get to meet Jon. I wasn’t there. I’m not really very good at three dimensional creativity. Or music!” Seeing an opportunity to get more one on one time, Satveer quickly slipped in “Maybe you could teach me?” he smiled bashfully.

Satveer caught the eye of a now familiar house-elf as they walked past. Satveer removed the last cheeseburger from their platter and with a smile mouthed ‘Thank you’ before the house-elf left - presumably to refill his platter. Satveer was steadfast in his politeness to the House-elves. They practically ran the alot of houses, and lots of parts of the school. His father had always, quite crudely, stated ‘you don’t shit on the hand that feeds you’. Whilst the message was clear (and potentially a blurred with another), Satveer wasn’t entirely sure on the delivery. But he lived by the message anyhow.

Satveer carefully chewed his burger, trying to eat it as neatly as possible in front of Katherine. ’She liked the picture. She likes me.’ At that thought, he couldn’t help but be reminded of that Monday at Pearl Street Mall. During his holiday, Satveer’s family took a trip to visit Pearl Street Mall. Satveer thought it would seem odd to most people that he day tripped to a mall, especially when they were already on a trip across America seeing some awesome sites! It was all Satveer’s father's idea. He wanted to micro-manage every second of Satveer’s life that wasn’t already within his control(!) see what it was Satveer was so excited about, now he was a third year. From the out, The Mall offered the usual muggle stuff, but to Satveer it had a hidden gem. The Mall offered more than just books and resources (both muggle and magical alike). The Mall offered freedom from the school. A chance relax. A chance to get to know people better. It was on that day trip to Pearl Street Mall that Satveer decided to dedicate a ‘masterpiece’ to Kit. He’d also made a pact with himself that IF it went well, he’d ask her on a date. It was only then, in the bluey-greeny light of the opening feast fire, on the dawn of Satveer’s third year, that Satveer felt the shine of his excitement dull with the cloud of realisation. He’d agreed with himself that if Kit Katherine liked her picture, he was going to do it. He now had to do it. What he hadn’t done, was think about how he was going to do it. How he was going to ask her.

Satveer’s mind raced and his heart felt like it would break through his chest. He swallowed his mouthful and his throat dried up. Before he’d really had time to think, he questioned Katherine. “Would you? I mean...” he paused, his brain catching up to his mouth. He immediately felt like he back on that first day, stuttering and stumbling his way through the opening feast. Clearing his throat, Satveer started again. “Now that we’re third years, I was wondering if you would like to go to Pearl Street? Together. You and me. On a date?”

Satveer sat still. That was it. Done. It was a fairly rambled, mostly understandable question. Satveer was filled with equal parts relief and dread. In that moment Satveer realised he didn’t have to ask her out now. He could have prepared and asked later. Hindsight is 20/20 (as Mother says).

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