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Harlan Bellamy [ Quidditch Player ]
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Re: [zurich] be the first to run [harlan]
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2018, 07:18:55 PM »
Harlan's icy gaze, only intensified by the recent snow fall and flecks of white that dipped delicately into the ground, narrowed at the side of Honey's face. The very face that she had deliberately kept forward in an attempt to avoid eye contact, he had derived. Her actions were not a strong case for the notion that she had any idea where they were going. He smirked and reluctantly tore his gaze forward. He chose to go along with it for the time being while he was still enjoying the solitude of their evening. They hadn't seen a face since they left the event and it was just the way that he preferred it.

"I'll share," He replied dryly despite the fact that he knew well enough to be sure that Honey had already decided that for them. Harlan took the chilled bottle and tapped his wand to the cork, sending it flying into the snow, an eruption of bubbles floating over the rim without warning. "You've shaken this up," The captain grumbled, holding the bottle at arms length, waiting for it to settle.

The swig of champagne travelled through his body and almost immediately went to his head, coursing through his blood and warming him despite the temperature. The sensation of snow falling over his nose and cheeks was a welcome reprieve, electrifying his skin with every touch. He handed the bottle over to Honey, eyes still cast upward as she brought the conversation back to his earlier comments. It was coming sooner or later.

Harlan took a moment to dwell on her question, formulating how best to respond. Half of him wanted to keep the charade going, to keep making her sweat the comment that she had made under the guise of alcohol, but the other half knew that he would have to come clean at some point. He was distracted by the genuine smile in his direction, and even found himself smiling back. It was a rarity for the man who was so often scowling.

"Of course I don't feel bad for you," He couldn't help himself, letting out a sigh and following his hot breath as it traveled into the abyss of stars and darkness. "You could have your choice of any man to bring to something like this, you know that" Harlan practically rolled his eyes, already regretting his honesty. He made a note to slow down on the drink just before taking another mouthful and handing the bottle back to her. "So it did work, then?" He glanced at her casually, eyebrow raised. More in love with him. Perhaps there was more truth to his little game than anticipated.
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Honey Bea Flume [ Artist ]
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Re: [zurich] be the first to run [harlan]
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2018, 09:04:47 PM »

Harlan Bellamy [ Quidditch Player ]
2050 Posts  •  32  •  Heterosexual  •  played by Gage
Re: [zurich] be the first to run [harlan]
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2018, 03:28:16 AM »
As Honey agreed unabashedly with the statement that she had her choice of men chasing after her who have loved the excuse for a night in a foreign city with the mysterious redhead. Her confidence was unique to her, she was one of few that could pull off such bold statements without coming off as pretentious. Well, too pretentious, Harlan reminded himself in warning to not get too in over his head. "Mmm," He hummed thoughtfully with her quick compliance with his compliment, eyes still cast forward through slow, amused shakes of his head.

He could see why any man, or woman, would be happy to be her date for the night. It was romantic, if you were into that sort of thing. The small town, the snow, the ceremony of it all. Harlan, of course, wasn't interested in such simplicities. He preferred the electric numb of champagne in his blood, losing himself in the foreign streets, and of course making as many strangers as uncomfortable as possible. For a moment he wondered what had become of their tablemates' evening before turning his attention to Honey who'd spoken up again.

The infliction of her tone had given her away before she could continue her charade, another attempt at deflection, he assumed. And to think, he had just moments before explored the idea of coming clean. "I can tell," He replied dryly, turning to look at her with a smirk. He had to hand it to her, she certainly kept him on his toes. As their eye contact lingered, he silently dared her for a moment to let her guard down. A task, it seemed, that they both struggled with.

"Hmm," Harlan thought aloud after being pulled down another nameless street, eyes narrowing at Honey. They had arrived at the crossroads of the night, his chance to come clean or his chance to really mess with her. "Depends," He shrugged. Honestly, it did depend. But he sure as hell didn't plan to bend the knee to her sarcasm. Rewarding Honey's behaviour now would only mean she'd won their little battle, and it was far too early for that. "Will you, at any point in this evening, take us to our destination?" He countered casually, changing the subject.
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Honey Bea Flume [ Artist ]
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Re: [zurich] be the first to run [harlan]
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2018, 04:24:59 AM »

Harlan Bellamy [ Quidditch Player ]
2050 Posts  •  32  •  Heterosexual  •  played by Gage
Re: [zurich] be the first to run [harlan]
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2018, 04:42:56 AM »
The habitually intense gaze from silvery blue eyes was dulled by the sensations Harlan had been inundated with that night; champagne. snowfall, terrible muggle music. It didn't help of course that he was currently following the guide of a familiar head of red hair despite his better instinct. There was no chance that Honey Bea Flume had any idea where she was going. This was evidenced, Harlan declared to himself, by her settling on the closest park in their proximity whilst holding their bottle far too close to her chest, to his dismay.

"Wow," Harlan stopped in his tracks, the sound of fresh powered snow crunched under his shoes that were clearly not built for their current terrain. The single word had escaped Harlan's lips, dry as the cold air around him and paired with a sarcastic raise of an eyebrow. His gaze took in the lackluster landscape with disdain. "This is really something," He would play along for the time being. To be fair, wandering around trying to find the place that Honey actually had in mind (if even in existence) was less than ideal, so he planned to attempt to bite his tongue.

As Honey made her way through each average tree and bench the place had to offer, the blond wizard feigned his own interest with ease despite the face that he was fully aware that she could see right through it. Enthusiasm was not something that Harlan Bellamy displayed carelessly, specifically as it pertained to subpar parks in foreign towns.

Harlan was too distracted by his own thoughts to notice that Honey had lifted her wand to move the pesky snowfall from where she'd chosen to sit, and most definitely was not prepared for a face full of flakes as they were thrown in his direction. For a moment, he paused, considering his options. He could just as easily have retaliated but he wasn't feeling particularly playful.

"Really?" He cooed, shrugging the snow from his shoulders and taking a deliberately slow step toward her. As Honey fumbled with her wand to continue her attack, he took another step, daring her to try again, his face just inches from her own now. Instead of a counter, he grabbed the bottle from her hands, throwing his weight onto the bench casually. "Are you done yet? He spoke just before taking another mouthful, not daring to tear his eyes from her own.
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Honey Bea Flume [ Artist ]
251 Posts  •  29  •  take you to the candy shop  •  played by cstine
Re: [zurich] be the first to run [harlan]
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2018, 09:51:20 PM »

Harlan Bellamy [ Quidditch Player ]
2050 Posts  •  32  •  Heterosexual  •  played by Gage
Re: [zurich] be the first to run [harlan]
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2018, 06:04:16 PM »
Harlan leaned back into the cold park bench, his charmed outwear sparing him the chill, his demeanour smug, taking a drawn out swig from the bottle. As Honey mentioned that apparating was out of the picture, the captain nodded in agreement. The question that had been in the back of his mind the whole night crept lazily to the forefront. Where were they going to sleep tonight? Assuming there was any plan in place at all. Knowing Honey, anything was possible.

As he opened his mouth to speak the very question that suddenly seemed so important, the distraction of Honey Bea Flume next to him had proved itself to be priority. She had a way of making him forget his intent, no matter how strong. Harlan willingly handed over the bottle without so much as a fight, his gaze flicking to the sky in a dreamy haze of bubbles. Snowflakes again descended from the darkness, melting on his skin the moment that they landed, briefly igniting a spark with each touch.

Eyes still cast upward, Harlan processed the witches statement that had floated to his ears so divinely. The champagne hit him simultaneously like a brick wall and a cloud at the same time, shifting his so perfectly calculated balance. He finally turned to Honey, his gaze thoughtful. "Thanks for inviting me," He replied out of precedent although she had little to be thanking him for. Sure, he'd suffered through the award ceremony and all that came with the muggle celebration, but he was actually enjoying himself. For a moment, he felt lighter than he had in a long time.

"But really," Harlan swiped the champagne bottle, throwing an arm over her shoulders in the process. Neither of them could be cold with all of their charms, but He felt the need for physical touch, each point of contact like fire in combination with the champagne. "Was the big award winner granted a room? Or am I going to have to find a local inn with room to spare?" Harlan looked around them at the dimly lit village around them. "Separate beds of course," He handed the bottle back with a smile.

Honey Bea Flume [ Artist ]
251 Posts  •  29  •  take you to the candy shop  •  played by cstine
Re: [zurich] be the first to run [harlan]
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