Wait- funny? What do you mean it tasted funny? The house elves are usually incredibly meticulous about their cooking.
I don’t know. It just tasted off. Not like it was going bad or anything but more…chalky I guess? I don’t know what this has to do with me having a seizure?
School related is all good fun, but I want something like baking or tabletop gaming.
Baking I’m not too sure about, table top gaming could be fun though.
I miss the muggle world a lot sometimes, just for that reason. They have so many more things to do.
Well I’m telling you yes. But we should get off school grounds first.
This is why you should be the one with all the authority. Lead the way…
Yeah, well, there should be a club or something devoted to activities for bored students.
We have clubs, they’re just school related. What kind of activities would the bored club have anyways?
Why aren’t you going to Derek for this?
I’m not two, I don’t need to bother him with every little thing…
And I’m pretty sure he’d tell me no anyways.
Life doesn’t always have to be like that though, right?… You came here to ask me something. I’d still like to help if you wanted it.
I was going to see if you could help me get back to the muggle world. My parents aren’t exactly the best with post owls and there’s something I need to get. I don’t apparate and I don’t know too many seventh years that I trust to do it for me.
Okay…if you’re sure.
I am. I told you, I’m tougher than I look.
I wouldn’t have laughed at you— You… You had a crush on me? No one had a crush on me.
Well I did. You were just too caught up following Lydia around like a dog that you never bothered to notice. But that’s okay, that’s how life goes right? We don’t always get what we want.
Don’t feel bad, she does that with everyone. I’ve been known to help sneak people out. So next time your there, don’t be afraid to ask.
Do you want me to go with you when you tell him?
I am totally going to take you up on that offer, be prepared.
It’s okay. I trust Derek, if he can figure something out then he will. If I need anything else though I’ll come to you for it.
Erica— Wait. [He reaches out and grabs her sleeve.] I just… Yes, okay? I thought you were too sick. I didn’t want to try and reach out or anything like that. We weren’t even in the same house. I figured you’d find me annoying like anyone else. Do you remember in second year when you dropped your books on the moving staircases and I ran and got them for you? You kept your head down and didn’t say a word to me.
But if you don’t want my help then fine.
[She yanks her arm from his grip, still mad, but stays to hear what he has to say.] I didn’t say anything because you were in the year above me and I didn’t want to look like some dumb little kid and say the wrong thing. Anyone I would talk to tended to have a problem laughing at me back then. It didn’t exactly help that I had the biggest crush on you all the way through fifth year. Not that it made any difference, you ignored me like everyone else did.