*Blushes* Guess I got too excited.
Fri Jan 13, 2017 01:22

Raja looked up at the girl, her body making very clear that she didn’t particularly want to be talking to him, and her utterance doing little to dispute. He didn’t catch it fully, but it was clearly Unfavorable. “Guess that’s at least a solid eight,” he commented with a touch of nervous laughter. He was a playful kid, and it was always awkward when something meant to be funny didn’t go over well. Of course, he did want to scorch off his eyebrows in all seriousness, but he had presented it in a joking way on purpose, hoping she would laugh.

But she didn’t. That was a major bummer.

The first year cleared his throat. “So, uh,” he tried again with some obvious strain, feeling his trim of natural hesitation creeping in on him, “since we’re talking and you seem older than me” - at least he thought she was, but the girl was definitely on the small side - “do you want to try to do this thing together? My name’s Raja, by the way.”

He tried to offer a friendly smile despite feeling a good deal intimidated by her. She definitely wasn’t an Aquila - the House groupings were small enough that even if he didn’t know her name, he would’ve probably seen her in the Common Room - which made her a whole new (metaphorical) beast to tackle. Was she from the artsy House? The lawful House? Or perhaps the, uh… the red one? He couldn’t get close enough to check for any kind of markers on her attire without looking like a weirdo, so he supposed he would have to wait until he could ascertain more from her personality and guess for himself.

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