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Valda Pavlycheva [ Klyk Vampira ]
150 Posts  •  18  •  Gio+Val=Valio  •  played by Livvy
[BoT] You can dance, you can jive [Lev]
« on: February 18, 2019, 05:11:20 AM »
Her hand rested on Gio's shoulder while the other rested in his opposite hand. Even if his hand wasn't holding her close to him resting on her waist, she would have danced as close as they were now. The song was slow so they were simply able to step side to side to the music, though, Valda knew how to Waltz and even taught him over the summer. She knew a variety of social dances, but just being here with him was enough. She had come in some of her finest dress robes, though she knew that no matter how expensive her outfits were, she wasn't going to please everyone. That was just fine with her. The Klyk simply wanted to dress appropriately for the event and enough to get a flattering reaction out of Gio.

Dinner had been wonderful. The decorations were astounding. Though Valda wasn't quite sure how she felt about the causes behind the move, she found the new location to be exciting. It was yet another culture she could explore like she had in India over the summer. Moving simply because the Russian minister was a muggleborn felt wrong. He had done his best for the school, she had thought, and leaving simply because of his status seemed like a slap in the face. Her own mother was a muggle. Surely, intermingled and probably hidden under lies and deceit in the purebloods lineages, there had to have been a muggle or two. The school had other halfbloods like herself there. Valda just couldn't believe it. Despite the circumstances, she decided not to think about that and enjoy the night. The dance was entertaining with its variety of slow and fast-paced songs. Many of which, she danced with Gio. They would sometimes run into Lev and Miha and dance with them during the faster ones, only to be pulled away again when a slow song was played.

Giorgio had said something that made her laugh much louder than she meant to, but she didn't care. He'd been making her laugh frequently during the past few months and she found it to be therapeutic. Slowly, with time, she was healing. It wouldn't happen as quickly as she'd like, but the holes left in her heart were beginning to close. She'd never stop missing her mom, but she hoped that one day, she'd be able to think about her without getting teary-eyed or suddenly depressed at the thought of Zoya's presence no longer being around.

As the song faded out, cuing that it was over, Valda allowed Gio to spin her around before she stepped closer, placing her hands on his shoulders and a gentle kiss on his lips. She spun on her heels when a familiar voice came up behind her. Her red copper hair, which had taken on a new appearance of chin-length rather than the waist-length she had before, bounced as her head turned to see who it was, though she knew before she acknowledged him just by hearing his voice. She looked at Gio and after a short exchange of words, she followed Lev onto the dance floor as the music picked up its pace for a much faster tune, not one that required them to be intimately close.

@Lev Leskov
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Lev Leskov [ Klyk Vampira ]
65 Posts  •  Seventeen  •  Heterosexual  •  played by Dylan
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Re: [BoT] You can dance, you can jive [Lev]
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2019, 08:41:00 PM »
Dances made Lev itchy for some unknown reason. Perhaps it was the slightly-too-tight dress robes that he had been forced to don. He preferred the fancy uniform to dress robes, but had been told that he needed to dress ‘properly’ this time because there was to be someone of import in attendance. It was as if he hadn’t already met the Swedish minister last year! He knew of him well enough. He wasn’t familiar with Swedish politics much, but he knew it was better than Krupin in Russia. The new Russian minister was soft, way too soft, and way too liberal. He thought it was good that they moved, all things considered. Even so, the clothes were constraining. He didn’t like being ‘proper,’ in any sense of the word. He had a feeling his own wedding they’d be wearing armor and boots, not this frilly garbage. That seemed likely, too, considering the imagined bride.

He had spent much of the evening dancing with Mihaela, picking on girls who seemed too uptight, and repeatedly trying to spike the punch. He loved her. She didn’t take herself too seriously, and she wasn’t afraid of having a little fun. He thought that he ought to whisk her away for his own kind of celebration with her, but he didn’t quite know the way around the new school yet. He didn’t know which classrooms were abandoned and which hallways would be empty most of the time. He would have to find out. While he would happily make love to his girl in front of the entire Durmstrang class, he had a feeling that her parents would rather them be a bit more modest (especially since he doubted Mihaela would care who saw, either).

They had parted ways for a bit, so Mihaela could talk to her friends and Lev could get pats from the other Klyk Vampiras about his new quidditch position. He was wary about Kes as his co-captain, but he would make a good quidditch player out of him yet. He had cornered him in the dark and threatened to pop out his eyes if he didn’t get himself together, which didn’t necessarily make them friendly, but it was better than Lev could’ve done. If he didn’t at least respect the boy a little, he might have beat him up instead of making a threat that he honestly hoped he wouldn’t have to go through with. Usually Lev liked making good on his threats. This one was mostly for show of dominance.

He eyed his ex-girlfriend dancing with her new beau and smiled a bit. Gio and Valda were a cute couple. He approved. He had originally not liked Gio very much, but the two of them had become friends after a bout of fisticuffs. Lev respected him and enjoyed him. Gio was strong, quiet, but definitely more involved in things than he seemed. Of course Valda was like the sun, sparking light and joy into everything she went near. He appreciated her presence in his life, and in Gio’s. That sullen-looking boy needed the sun more than any of them, Lev thought. Lev needed a warrior, but Gio needed some light at the end of the tunnel. It was good they had matched that way.

Lev heard the music chancing from a soft sow tune to something more upbeat, and he went up behind them. “Can I cut in?” He asked both of them. He knew Valda had been going through a tough time since her mother passed, and wanted to make sure she knew he was still there for her, however she needed him. He worried that she worried about Mihaela taking him away from her. While they weren’t going to be romantic again, he and Valda, she always kept a spot in his heart. He cared for her, and wanted to do right by her. He was glad everyone had become such good friends. Even Valda and Mihaela had grown to like each other.

When Gio stepped aside and Lev took his place next to Valda, he grinned at her. “New haircut looks cute on you. Makes your face look younger.” He complimented. “I forget you’re an old maid now.” He teased. “But we’ll all be graduating the end of this year, going off to new and better things.” He sighed. “What’re you planning now? Settling down in Scoarta and becoming Mrs. Gambino?” He  bit his tongue. “Did you hear that the captain of the Moscow Metalmen said she’d want me next year?” He bragged a bit, but kept it quiet. He didn’t want to jinx himself too much. It would be hard for him to find something better than that, and he was worried that he might not be able to make it on a professional team. He was good and he knew it, but he’d never really considered himself that good until she’d pulled him aside and told him so.

“I’m sorry I wasn’t around much this summer. I went to that quidditch camp on a scholarship, and learned a lot. Then I was in Scoarta for the rest of it. Mihaela’s father caught us fooling around and made me do night shifts for a week.” He laughed. It hadn’t been funny at the time, but it was funny now that he had made it out alive. “What about you? I heard you and Gio got to spend some time getting close.” He raised his brows and wiggled them suggestively. He and Valda had never gotten that far, but he knew she couldn’t stay pure forever. He certainly hadn’t.


Valda Pavlycheva [ Klyk Vampira ]
150 Posts  •  18  •  Gio+Val=Valio  •  played by Livvy
Re: [BoT] You can dance, you can jive [Lev]
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2019, 01:46:59 AM »
A hand rose to push her curled hair behind her ear instinctively when Lev complimented her about it. Her smile grew and her nose wrinkled a little when he teased her. "Hey! You know, I'm not ancient! I'm just a year older than you." Merlin, was this going to be a new thing he teased her about forever? She had to admit, she did like to know it made her younger. Hopefully, she didn't look like a fourth year with the new style of hair.

Graduation. That was something she thought she would never get to be a part of. In fact, just two years ago after she and Lev had broken up, she considered dropping out for good. It wasn't because of the rift that had formed between them at the time, but her mother had gotten worse and she wasn't sure when she would pass. Valda also wasn't sure what she would do after school. She had planned on getting a job in the muggle world or working for her papa at one of his family's museums. Valda had considered being a herbologist, but even now, that idea was no longer inviting. "All of us except for Gio," she reminded him. Her boyfriend was a year younger than Lev and Miha, being a little less than two years younger than her. Maybe she really was an old maid... Age didn't bother her though and Gio was quite mature for his age. As handsome as he was, she was drawn to much more than just his looks. He was protective, smart, could perform miraculous things with his hands, loving, patient, and though they'd had their ups and downs, he forgave her for her faults and continued to love her, giving her more chances than she could ask for. Now, it was all water under the bridge and they had made amends. She loved Gio. No one could ever take his place. "Since I'm not the most skilled hunter or warrior, I think I may spend a year traveling the world and journaling about my experiences! I think it'd be neat. THen once Giorgio graduates, I'd be more than happy to be called Mrs. Gambino." A slight blush rose to her cheeks at the thought.

"Lev!" Valda stopped mid-spin to give him a celebratory high-five. "That's amazing! The Metalmen will be lucky to have you on their team. I know we were for the game last year. Now look at you, Captain of the Klyk Vampira team. I couldn't think of anyone else to consider giving that title to. You've worked so hard for it. You deserve this." Truly, Valda was ecstatic he had been offered such a grand opportunity. "Are you going to take it? Will you join the Metalmen? What will Miha do if you run off to fly your broom around the world?" She was only teasing, of course. Knowing Mihaela, she imagined that that witch would take every chance she could to follow him and be his #1 fan at all, if not most, of his matches.

She waved her hand in the air between them to dismiss his apology. "There's no need to apologize. I had Gio and Sasha with me. I even ran into your Co-Captain for the season when I went to India. He's a little quiet, but quite an interesting character. I can't wait to see how you two play on the field together. I'm sure that quidditch camp helped you perfect your skills as a beater." She offered him a kind smile. "My summer was pretty good. With mama gone, it was hard to be home alone for the first couple weeks, but once Gio came, it got much better and a little easier to be there." A veil of saddens floated over her, but only for a moment as she quickly hid it. Lev's joyful manner helped her in that sense. It was a time of celebration, not mourning of her mother. At his playful gesture, she wrinkled her nose once again and gave him a playful shove on his shoulder. "Don't give me that look," she couldn't help but laugh. "From the looks of things," her eyes darted over to the dark-haired girl in the firey dress. "It looks as if you and Mihaela have gotten very close. I'm glad you're safe. Scoarta can be so frightening and dangerous! I'm sure I'll hear all about it from her later on. I'm surprised you didn't get a little burned with all the sparks that girl is."

Valda hadn't admitted to him outright that she and Giorgio had been rather intimate over the summer. That was hers and her boyfriend's business. The thought of talking to Lev about it was slightly amusing too. She and him had used to date, though they had never made a homerun as she and Gio had. They had had their own intimacy in their own ways. That was before Gio and all in the past, though the memories she had with him were good. This was a topic she would feel much more comfortable talking to Mihaela about anyways, though she wouldn't spill all of the details. It was special and something she believed was just fine to keep between her and her love.

"What are your plans for the new term? What do you think of the school moving? Me, personally, I think it was a little brash. That statue out on the school grounds is a little too much, but I do like the new culture we get to learn. All I can say is that I'm glad we don't have to learn Swedish. We got lucky by missing it by a year. I hope to go exploring with Gio a little later to get a little more familiar with the school. It's an interesting location, that's for sure." No doubt that Lev and Miha would be doing the same thing. Probably for the same reasons too. "Are you ready to be captain this year? It's a lot to handle, but I know you can handle it."
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