But a Great one?
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:02

Holland came in and that made Myfanwy smile even more because it meant she had probably made a good first impression. Holland made an interesting first impression on her. She'd never met anyone like them, and now she sort of understood the pronouns. Holland didn't look precisely like a boy or a girl but just a person with purple hair and great lipstick and nice clothes. It was sort of unusual not knowing if someone was really a boy or a girl or whatever but not weird in an uncomfortable way. Just interesting.

It was possible that maybe Holland had only recently dyed their hair, or had only dyed it one colour, but as they talked it was obvious that Holland was a hair dying expert. Myfanwy had never even heard of magical dyes that could colour even dark hair. “Wow, really?” She would definitely be interested in trying some of those. She hadn't ever tried using colour charms on herself (on her clothes sometimes, which was fun, but she was a bit nervous about using magic on herself or even another person) and that was an idea she could try too but the magical hair dyes sounded more fun. “If you want to show me them sometime I would love it,” Myfanwy’s enthusiasm was evident. “I haven't got much money at the moment but I'm hoping to get a job on Pearl Street before too long.” Rose had offered to show her around and she couldn't wait.

Before Myfanwy could launch into an explanation of why she needed a job (to buy food to eat so she could be sure of its origin and ingredients), Holland asked about her family being from the UK and why she was at RMI. Myffi nodded in reply to coming from Wales. “I guess with a name like Myfanwy Owen I couldn't be coming from anywhere else,” she smiled, neglecting to mention the distinct accent that lilted her words. “But you can call me Myffi, if you want to.” She had more or less stopped using the nickname back home, but people here seemed a little less familiar with her full name, so she thought she'd make it easier for them by using a shorter one.

“My family has just moved to California,” she explained. “My Mam’s sister moved out there with a friend she met in Cardiff and they all live in this like commune, you know, where they grow everything themselves and everyone helps out each other. It sounds well lush, but there are mostly Muggles there so Dad can't teach me like he could back home. I was ready for magic school anyway,” she rattled off, “so we looked for schools in America that were small so I didn't feel overwhelmed and that specifically welcomed international students. So here I am!” She smiled broadly and spread her hands as if to say ‘witness me, being here.’

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