But not me!
Wed Aug 8, 2018 22:29

Gaming was the only time Elliot could stand to sit still for hours and hours and hours (besides sleeping, but even then, he didn’t sleep a lot, usually going to bed late and getting up early) Elliot was pretty sure that meant Gigi just hadn’t found the right game yet. If you were an RPG kind of person and you’d only played racing games or side-scrolling platformers then obviously you wouldn’t get into gaming.

For example, if Gigi wanted to be a Beater because she liked hitting things at people, then she’d probably like beat-em-up or run and gun style games. Multiplayer, with headset, so she could trash talk her opponents. Elliot grinned at her reasoning. “See you on the Pitch, then. I wanna be a Seeker,” he told his apparent teammate. “They get to go the fastest and dive more than anyone else.” They were also massively overpowered as a position because the Snitch was worth fifteen Quaffle goals and ended the game, which was uncool—why wouldn’t you balance the classes? You’d think that in Quidditch’s centuries-long history, someone would have decided to nerf Seekers—but that wasn’t why Elliot wanted to be a Seeker. He was after exciting flying, not glory.

He was pondering over why Hogwarts wouldn’t have Gigi—could wizarding schools turn people down like colleges? Elliot hadn’t had to apply to RMI, but maybe things were different in Britain—when she explained why she was at RMI. “Oh, if it was like… twentyish years ago then maybe he taught my mom. Her name is Lia Harper.” Elliot’s mom hadn’t changed her name when she and Dad got married. It made sense to Elliot. Lia Phippen just sounded weird, and they couldn’t all be Harper instead because Elliot Harper had been one of mom’s dad’s names and that would be weird. According to Mama, Elliot and Ariana weren’t Harper-Phippens because “Hyphenating is stupid.” Sometimes it made problems at school, because substitute teachers lost their god damn minds when someone with a different last name from you tried to pick you up at the end of the day, but otherwise Elliot never needed to think about it.

“Not that you would know,” he added to Gigi with a laugh, “or care enough to check. But it’d be cool if they knew each other.” Maybe Elliot would write home and ask if his mom had ever had a Professor Philpott when she was at RMI. She was friends with a bunch of his other classmates’ parents; if Gigi’s dad had an RMI connection, the odds were good. “So do you know a bunch of spells and stuff already ‘cause your dad’s a professor?” Elliot asked as another benefit occurred to him. “Or did he teach, like, Astronomy or one of the other slow ones?” His tone suggested what he thought of those classes.

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