Dardanius Dubois
Stop it and Join in
Tue May 16, 2017 15:43

Danny whistled an improvised melody as he strode out towards the pitch, sunlight reflecting off his obnoxiously bright yellow t-shirt, the one that seemed to emit its own sheen even without assistance from the weather charms. He gripped his Cirrus Hurricane II broomstick in his hand as he made his way down to the supply shed in search of a Quaffle. He’d issued a rallying cry of a Quidditch game, which had been met with a few grunts and grumbles of acquiesce from the proximate populous, and promises to join him on the pitch soon. That usually meant anything from five to twenty five minutes, so Danny had more than enough time to find a Quaffle.

He made it to the supply shed, which was usually unlocked during hours students were permitted onto the pitch, to enable them to practise with the supplies without having to hunt down a member of staff each time. The fifth year suspected there would be anti-theft charms on anyone who was desperate enough to try and steal the often well-worn school supplies, but as he had fortune to spare and a grandfather who owned the Cirrus brand of Quidditch supplies, he personally had no need whatsoever to permanently remove anything from the shed. He did, however, borrow the school’s Quaffles, because he didn’t really see the point in bringing his own from home. It was a Quaffle; its very nature involved being handled by multiple players, and it usually was dropped often from considerable heights. School balls were just fine for that purpose.

Right now, there was another person by the shed, and as he got closer, Danny could identify this person as Russell. They’d interacted a fair amount over the past term, in classes and out, and Danny liked the fourth year well enough. He was a bit quirky but Merlin help him if he hadn’t thought that about the majority of his peers at one time or another. The Lyra grinned as he approached, but he didn’t think Russell knew he was there. Dardanius was standing literally right next to him, torn between amusement and bewilderment, before the younger student even seemed to register his presence. Even then Russell just sidled to the side. Unsure whether or not to speak and spoil a potentially deep thought, Danny went into the shed, shooting the underclassmen a look that was part concerned and part confused. He retrieved the least worn-looking of the Quaffles, and tucked the ball under the arm holding his broom. He exited again after a short moment, having no reason to hang around.

“Russell, always a pleasure,” Danny grinned as he moved to walk away. But then he stopped, and turned back, because Marissa had this thing about getting Russell to join in with them more often. “Hey, some of the others are coming down soon for a game,” he introduced his invitation. “Three on three, or however many show up. Are you in?” He had picked up that Russell had something particular about light and his vision, but he hadn’t asked questions about it so didn’t know all the details. The mere fact that Russell was on the pitch with a broomstick was, however, sufficient to indicate he might want to play.

  • Just standing around - Russell Drew, Tue May 2 02:21
    Russell had never flown a broom prior to arriving at RMI. This wasn’t exactly surprising - he knew that broom sports were a thing, because his tutor in magical arts had told him about it, but... more
    • Stop it and Join in - Dardanius Dubois, Tue May 16 15:43
      • From his peripheral vision, he saw Danny go past him into the shed. Phew. His assumption had been right. That could’ve been awkward otherwise. If he’d moved out of the way when Danny was really... more
        • But do you want to? - Dardanius, Fri May 19 06:05
          Russell’s reply wasn’t enthusiastic, but then Danny didn’t really classify Russell as a particularly enthusiastic person. He supposed maybe he just hadn’t hit on a relevant topic yet - it could be... more
          • "Want to" and "will" are separate things - Russell, Mon May 22 22:12
            Danny confirmed his guess. That wasn’t a surprise, because it made sense that Chasers would be prioritized in a mini-game of Quidditch, but it was still disappointing. Russell’s hand-eye coordination ... more
            • Yet can find a common ground - Danny, Tue May 23 14:55
              For a moment it seems as though Russell responded with some of the enthusiasm that he’d been lacking before. He sounded very adamant that he would play, but the more positive-sounding comments were... more
              • “If you admit to being dreadful it really takes the fun out of it for the rest of us.” Russell didn’t respond to this, or not verbally, at least. He did direct a small, confused frown towards Danny... more
                • Inevitably, at some point - Danny, Fri May 26 07:18
                  Again Dardanius felt slightly awkward when Russell claimed there was always someone better. He was probably right, it stood to reason that a fourth year wasn’t the best in the whole world, ever at... more
                  • Re: Inevitably, at some point - Anonymous, Sun May 28 21:12
                    Interestingly (to him) (which probably meant it wasn’t really very interesting at all) Danny equated his attempted explanation of informal dancing with improvisation. Russell didn’t consider... more
                    • This is where you write a title :P - Danny, Sun Jun 4 15:38
                      Dardanius wondered whether Russell would appear so nervous and apparently unwilling to join in if he had started at RMI in first year, rather than transferring into fourth when friendship groups had... more
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