Then this'll be a blast!
Tue Feb 21, 2017 00:00

“Oh, it’s boring.” Raja just about felt his soul leave his body. The suggestion that classes never got any better did little for his academic morale, although he supposed he probably should’ve realized Marissa was not going to be a very good source for that. Like, even knowing nothing else about her academic performance, finding her lying on a table maybe should’ve been a red flag of some kind.

Fortunately for both of them, she changed the topic to something way more agreeable: Quidditch. “What do I think?” he repeated, somewhat incredulously. He couldn’t believe the Captain was asking his opinion. He was just a first year! Raja cleared his throat and attempted a tone that was more serious, to prove he deserved this honor of deliberation with her. “Well, I think it would be excellent exercise,” he commented, cringing slightly at his own vaguely sing-song phrasing.

“If everybody stayed serious about it,” he added. Raja was a naturally goofy kid, but Quidditch was a Serious Business, and even he knew when to turn off the goof. It was too easy to get hurt or otherwise ruin the game if you didn’t pay attention. After all, Beaters like him were literally aiming to hurt people most of the time. You had to keep your head in it.

It struck him after the fact that she had mentioned it could turn into just some kind of pool party, and he felt himself flush slightly. If she was being open to the idea of it not necessarily being a Super Serious practice, then he needed to loosen up - a phrase his parents would likely die of shock to hear applied to him - about it too. “I mean, like, if we’re going to try to get actual practice in,” he clarified nervously. “But a team-bonding pool party would good too. I like pool parties.”

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