Raja Nazari-Richards
I can see that.
Thu Feb 16, 2017 20:05

One semester down, thirteen more to go.

Of course, Raja was in no rush to grow up and graduate and have to Be An Adult (he was pretty fond of being a kid, honestly), but it was an interesting concept, how quickly time at RMI seemed to pass. He liked it here, so maybe that was why. Time flies when you’re having fun and all that.

It was nice to have the middle of the year break, anyway. Raja had never spent this long away from his parents in the whole time he had known them, so the reunion with them and his little sister, however temporary, was welcome. Raja would never admit to being homesick, but he did miss them when he was away. At least he had the reassuring feeling that they had been here once, like maybe their influence lingered somehow. It was something he’d never say out loud, but he felt it all the same.

But now things were back to the usual routine he had found the last few months, the swing of studying (ugh) and playing (woo!) a cycle he was learning better and better how to keep. The Aquila headed back to his Common Room with his brain already on the next part of his day, the obligatory homework portion after which, if there was time, he could reward himself with a swim in the rec centre. He almost didn’t notice Marissa laying on the table when he first walked it, but the brightness of her hair - and, increasingly, her face - was hard to miss completely.

He stopped dead in his tracks with surprise as she addressed him. “Oh, uh, sure,” he replied ever so eloquently. Raja bent down and grabbed her book. “Here you go.” After he handed it back, he remained in place for a moment, just sort of looking at her. “Is that comfortable?” he asked innocuously. “Like, aren’t your neck and arms gonna get tired pretty fast?”

  • Just hanging out - Marissa Kendrick, Tue Feb 14 16:39
    “Life has been good to me,” Marissa quietly half-sang, half-mumbled from her spot in the common room. The fifth year was using the longest table in Aquila incorrectly. She originally had claimed it... more
    • I can see that. - Raja Nazari-Richards, Thu Feb 16 20:05
      • I was stating the obvious. - Marissa, Sat Feb 18 19:42
        “Raja!” Marissa exclaimed happily, placing the voice with the feet. Raja was one of her two Beaters on the Aquila Quidditch team, and she preferred him over Justin. She couldn’t wait for Justin to... more
        • Me too. It's like a game! - Raja, Mon Feb 20 01:57
          Based on the use of actress as a title, her availability of cool tips, and Raja’s only experience with a professional athlete lineage, he assumed automatically that Marissa’s mom was probably Famous. ... more
          • I'm good at games! - Marissa, Mon Feb 20 20:20
            Raja had a point, and maybe she’d try silly voices next time. She only briefly considered it, though, because she didn’t care enough at this point to think any further. It was hard for her to want to ... more
            • Then this'll be a blast! - Raja, Tue Feb 21 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... more
              • With explosions! - Marissa, Sat Feb 25 17:33
                Of course it would be excellent exercise. Marissa already knew that, but she also knew it’d be fun exercise. Marissa tried swimming when she could, even though the activity absolutely destroyed her... more
                • Yessssssss - Raja, Sat Feb 25 18:01
                  Raja blinked. Justin, terrible? “I don’t think Justin is that bad,” he stated. “He’s kinda pretentious” - Raja had looked that word up once when he overheard somebody else apply it to the seventh... more
                  • That's a lot of excitement - Marissa, Sun Feb 26 17:20
                    Marissa blinked, taking in what Raja just said. She didn’t realize there were people who didn’t dislike Justin. She had to remember that Raja was just a first year, and hadn’t spent the last few... more
                    • I really like explosions - Raja, Mon Mar 6 02:30
                      Huh. “That seems dumb,” Raja conceded matter-of-factly. “Drama Club is cool, and Director Tennant is really nice.” The first year had minimal theatre experience, but he was doing the booth stuff for... more
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