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Freya Trickett [ Gringotts Official ]
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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2019, 11:38:28 PM »
"Camm, hi!" Freya said brightly, pleasant surprise in her tone. She gave her surroundings a quick glance before looking back, "I'd give you a hug, but," she motioned to the seat, how cramped in the corner she was. She and Camm had been friendly in school, but their friendship then had been similar to how it was now - mostly based around Ari. She saw Camm every now and again when she visited her other friend at their place, but it was rare that she'd end up in a one-on-one conversation with him. Actually, it was pretty rare that he'd be at one of these sorts of things either, but that was all the more reason to give him a warm greeting.

"Mmm?" The blonde blinked at him, honey-coloured eyes flicking down to the numbers again. "Weeee... don't really know what this is?" she told him, cringing outwardly to indicate her awareness of her own ignorance as she waved a hand at the paper. The girl slid it across the table, this time not entirely missing the damp parts, and rested an elbow on the table, her cheek in her palm. "The bar guy gave it to us," she added in a conspiratorial stage whisper. She flicked her eyes at the bar without moving her head before reaching for her glass with her other hand.
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Camm Erskine [ Daily Prophet ]
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2019, 10:45:02 AM »
He'd heard a lot from other lads in his year about how Freya was the ideal girlfriend, and looking at her now, he supposed he understood the appeal. She was pretty, but in the sort of approachable, girl-next-door sort of way. And now that he'd made that realisation, it made things a little... awkward? Weird? He wasn't sure, but previously she'd just been Ari's friend, and now she was 'a pretty girl'. He'd need time to get used to this new classification.

"That's alright, don't trouble yourself." Camm rubbed his palms together and slapped them on his knees. He never knew where to put his hands when he's sitting on the tall stools every pub seemed to rely on. He definitely wasn't going to lean his elbows on the table with the spilled beer, he just couldn't be stuffed to do more laundry this weekend and he needed his jacket to smell decent for at least another week.

The grin made its way back on his face when Freya explained that the bartender had given the number. "It's a phone number," he struggled to explain, "muggles use this thing called the telephone, yeah? Sort of like a howler, but you can have a proper conversation. The technology bit is difficult to explain, but basically this is like us giving someone our address for them to write to." He turned around to look at the bartender. Not bad looking, tall and broad shoulders, he was probably more the type girls would normally go for. "I would ask which of you ladies turned his head, but I dunno, Jeremy could very well be the lucky guy." Camm clapped him on the shoulder to show that he was only joking, and made a move to get up.

"Another round? I'll buy." A peace offering, if anything.
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Linnet Willowsong [ Elemental ]
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2019, 08:47:43 PM »
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Keela Doyle [ Quidditch Player ]
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Re: draw it in front of your eyes { j e r e m y + }
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2019, 04:22:11 AM »
Keela eyed her friend and his mane of red hair.
“If you keep holding out just to wind us up, I swear to f—”

“Hey mate.”

Instinctively, the blonde swiveled in the direction of the new arrival; while she recognized his face instantly, it took her a few heartbeats longer to place his name. Camm smiled at her in greeting and she replied with a jaunty wave. They’d barely interacted despite sharing the majority of their school years; but Hogwarts was a small enough school that everyone pretty much knew who everyone else was, even if the people in question had never actually exchanged a syllable.

“Welcome to the greatest Mug— er, pub trivia team.” She grinned.

Interestingly, the older Hufflepuff alumnus’s gaze went almost immediately to the series of numbers with which Freya was preoccupied. Keela raised her eyebrows at his use of the word ‘lucky’. Had Freya won something?
Her brows furrowed as Camm explained; the word ‘telephone’ sounded vaguely familiar. However they contracted forcefully before shooting upward towards her hairline at his next comment.

“Like a Howler? You’re not bloody shouting at each other, are you?” The concept was intriguing, but odd… though the bit about the address being an analog did help her understanding somewhat.

Keela raised her glass for another sip; and promptly snorted into her beer when Camm suggested Jere had been the object of these pondered affections.
“Oh, aye, can’t go anywhere without this one stealing the spotlight.” She grinned, wiping the foam from her lip and off the tip of her nose. And at Camm’s offer she raised her glass to toast him in thanks. “And I’ve got the next. Or I’ll buy the pies. Beer or pies, you lot?”

As she cast a surveying glance around the table, Keela picked up a cloaked figure in her peripheral vision. Suspicious and intrigued she watched curiously, still peripherally, as the person moved towards the only empty spot in the crowded pub – the tiny nook with a two-person tabletop just a few arms’ lengths from where they were sitting – and sat down. And, she was quite certain, was staring at them.
Keela felt the hairs on the back of her neck stand on end.

“Blimey,” she muttered, casting the most fleeting of glances in the person’s direction. “Don’t look now, but” – she leaned in a bit closer to the group, trying to act nonchalant – “d’you reckon that’s one of our lot, there in the corner? Bit dodgy to stroll into a Muggle bar in a cloak…”
Hopefully neither of the other three would be terribly obvious when they did look. And it was probably nothing; but regardless, Keela felt a prickle of unease run up her spine. The current political climate was enough to put anyone on-edge.
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Freya Trickett [ Gringotts Official ]
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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2019, 03:35:48 PM »
 

Linnet Willowsong [ Elemental ]
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« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2019, 12:34:40 PM »
Eating was strange. She still hadn't quite got over the fact that everything happened so quickly when you were human, that things just passed right through you and...ugh. Not like the beautiful, slow symbiosis of spirit and natural world when one's leaves fell off at the end of the season...though Linnet-as-a-tree had apparently kept her leaves throughout the previous winter, something else she had been repeatedly asked about before leaving the shrine. As if she would be able to explain why her leaves hadn't fallen off and regrown with the changing seasons. It was like asking them why they grew hair out of the tops of their heads and their... She picked off some more of the piecrust, not sure if she liked it but knowing it would sustain her, and then came to something else, something dark and unfamiliar. She couldn't pick that out with her hands, so she lifted the pie to her mouth and took a bite. It was an odd taste, one she couldn't place, but she ate it anyway.

The large glass of unknown liquid was another matter. The colour of sandy soil, it looked enticing and smelled earthy. She carefully lifted it with both hands, drank cautiously, and felt her face attempt to form a long-forgotten smile. Slightly bitter and yet refreshing, it was the best thing she'd tasted since resuming her human form. She considered the flavour of the liquid as it ran down her throat, decided she liked it, and then drank some more. It was only then that she became aware - properly aware - of the group at the next table. At some point her hood had fallen back, not entirely, but enough that she couldn't hide within it any more. She stared anyway, thinking there was something familiar about them, at least something safer than all the other strangers she'd seen since leaving Inverness. And they were talking, not words she could hear or understand exactly, but there was a glance, and then some words, and then someone stared directly at her.

Linnet lifted her glass and took another drink as if she didn't care, she hadn't heard, hadn't seen. They weren't in council robes, they weren't going to take her back. She vaguely remembered her previous plan and wondered how she'd ended up here, in this crowded, unnatural room with strange unknown food and the best drink she'd ever had and then she heard her name.

She heard her name?

Did they know her, then? Did she know them? Were they...yes, they looked about the same age as her. So had they been  - she fumbled mentally for the word - friends? Slowly, she raised her hand and lowered her hood completely, staring in their direction as she did so. Her face was expressionless, her eyes intense as she tried to remember how people greeted each other. She had been reminded at the Council, but after so long without speaking it all seemed so complicated. She wanted to ask who they were, how they knew her, where she was, did they know where she could sleep tonight, were there any forests nearby...

She settled instead for a hoarse, "Yes?"


Camm Erskine [ Daily Prophet ]
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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2019, 07:02:27 PM »

Jeremy Edwards [ British Ministry ]
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2019, 12:48:27 AM »
The redhead smiled coyly, shrugging his shoulders too, as he narrowly avoided answering any more of their questions about his dramatic night with Lesleigh. He knew they wanted details, and normally he would of been jumping to tell them, but this was a bit different. Nothing really had happened, it was a series of weird events that should have led to something but didn't. It was basically the sum total of his entire life... come to think of it. A bunch of nonsense, a big mess, going no where.

Instead of answering their questions he gave the newest addition to their group a nod of hello as he sat down before playfully sticking his tongue out at Keela as the conversation took a turn back toward the numbers scratched on a napkin. Growing up the child of two halfblood parents with their feet firmly in the wizarding world Jeremy wasn't exactly up to date on these things so when Camm began to explain what was before them he paid attention. Well, as much attention as Jeremy Edwards was able to muster. He listened with one knee bouncing and occasional glances around the room anytime someone laughed or something shiny happened. When Keela chimed in about the idea of telephones being like howlers Jeremy couldn't help but chuckle. "Sounds like my kind of thing." He was the type who was constantly shouting across the apartment, never bothering to walk up to his roommates and actually talk to them.

Turning back to Camm the former Gryffindor bounced a little on the edge of his bar stool and then fluffed the ridiculous mane of hair that cascaded off of his shoulders in weird fire red curls. Keela's comment about stealing the spotlight lined his next remark up perfectly as he joked back with them. "It's the hair, ladies can't keep their hands off of it." He tossed some of it from his shoulder and finished with a whisper. "It's a leave in conditioner."

The former badger was headed to get them the next round when Keela told them not to look over in the corner and naturally both Freya and Jeremy were quick to do exactly the opposite. Curious eyes darted to a familiar looking witch dressed in a cloak sitting alone and Jere knew exactly who she was. Though they had never been very close growing up Jeremy spent a lot of time in the Greenhouses and excelled at Herbology. Linnett had always been one of the few students their age that was actually better at it than he was, almost freakishly good at the subject really, and he hadn't forgotten what happened on the last night of Hogwarts either.

Just as things were getting awkward Camm showed up, with the perfect ice breaker and Jeremy, ever the social butterfly, wasted zero time getting things going. Grabbing a few glasses he was ninety percent sure were totally clean from the empty table behind him Jeremy started pouring glasses for everyone, including a fifth for Linnet. He held it toward her with a typical grin and spoke. "Come join us Linnet, you can watch me crush these mugg-- locals with my awesome trivia prowess." He corrected himself with a poorly placed cough and continued.

Jeremy was terrible at muggle trivia.

He was terrible at wizard trivia too.

Linnet Willowsong [ Elemental ]
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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2019, 08:20:27 AM »
She hadn't expected this. Truth be told, she hadn't expected anything, hadn't in fact had any plans at all besides to get away from the Council where everyone bombarded her with questions and wanted to know how it had felt to be in her elemental form for so long at such a young age, and why she'd decided to return, and... Questions she didn't understand, even if she had got answers for them.

The man - boy - who spoke now seemed familiar, and she had a flash of a memory once again. This time it was a colour. A flash of yellow when he was speaking. She took that to mean they had known each other once and, because he didn't immediately start asking the standard questions, that he didn't actually know where she'd come from. A good sign. She remembered at this point that one was supposed to smile at friends so she tried that, even while she tried to remember how to answer. Blurting out the truth wouldn't have seemed at all odd to the elemental, though thankfully words were slower in forming, thus a squad of obliviators wouldn't be needed this evening. While she tried to remember how to answer a question that wasn't how did you change back or are you sure you can't remember anything? she ate some more of her pie, the gravy running down the corner of her mouth. She wiped it away with the back of her hand as someone else spoke.

There was less familiarity now, no flash of memory or colour as there had been with the other boy, but there was something else. An invitation, a glass held towards her and she understood that far better than the words that accompanied it. Her own glass was almost empty now, she saw what she was being offered and didn't take long to figure out how to react.

"Thank you..." After a moment's consideration she stood, brought the remains of her pie to the table and then carried her own chair across, oblivious of the fact that half the people round this table would likely have had to remind themselves not to simply summon it those few feet. She seated herself again, glanced around the pub as she actually saw it for the first time, noting how people were seated in groups and most of them had the same food as herself. "This is...a contest?" she asked carefully, remembering that there was a reason one didn't talk freely in front of the sort of people  who weren't at her table, but not yet the reason why.

Freya Trickett [ Gringotts Official ]
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« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2019, 03:36:38 PM »
Freya had spoken too loudly; Linnet had heard her. Shit. She froze for a second as Linnet lowered her hood and fixed the group with an unnerving stare.

The blonde offered a weak smile, and was grateful when her friends piped up and covered for her. She'd never been particularly close with the Hufflepuff girl - knew who she was obviously - but it wasn't like they'd been good friends or anything. She hadn't really thought about her since shortly after school had finished. It made her feel a little bad. Freya exchanged glances with one of her friends as Linnet dragged her chair over. She kept smiling, still not sure how she should be acting.

It was awkward.

Should they ask about last year? Should they ask about where Linnet had been, what she'd been doing? She didn't really know what to say, but after a couple of beers she was more loose-tongued than usual. When Linnet asked a question, there was a momentary pause. Regrettably (but surely to no one's surprise), Freya went with the embarrassing path of over-speaking rather than not speaking enough.

"Yeah just a quiz," she gushed immediately, leaning forward a bit, elbows on the table and her chin in her palms. "they just ask a bunch of questions and we fill in this paper - " she leaned in to tap on the piece of paper " - and at the end whoever got the most answers right wins a prize. Usually it's just a round or two, or sometimes it's something random like a meat platter ooooorr a bakery hamper from the bakery across the road or something." A quick breath. "But we never win because we don't know anything. Well, usually we don't." Freya glanced at Camm. There usually weren't any muggleborns in the group, but even when there were, the questions were often too niche or obscure for any of them to know. "But it's just for fun anyway," she said, glancing back at Linnet with a hopeful smile.
 

Keela Doyle [ Quidditch Player ]
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Re: draw it in front of your eyes { j e r e m y + }
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2019, 12:06:38 AM »
Predictably, Freya and Jeremy immediately looked over, and Keela barely resisted the impulse to face-palm – but couldn’t quell a small smile of amusement despite her unease. As though she might counteract the other two Gryffindor alumni’s stares, she chose to watch Jeremy’s curly red mane opposite her instead.

And then Freya’s next words made her heart stop.
“Doesn't that kind of look like… Linnet?”

At the mention of the older girl’s name, Keela had the sudden sensation that a block of lead had just dropped into her stomach. The conversation around her faded into indiscriminate buzzing as she felt the blood drain from her face.

‘How?’

Her first instinct was to whip her head back around and stare, but she kept her gaze fixed on her mug of beer in front of her; both hands that were just casually wrapped around it seconds before now gripped much tighter. Her first identifiable emotion (aside from shock) was relief that Linnet was, in fact, not dead – closely followed by the realization that the former Hufflepuff’s sudden resurfacing could be a game-changer for DJ. Somehow nearly two years had already passed; but it suddenly felt like the End-of-Term disaster had been just yesterday.

Dimly, she registered Camm’s voice, but was still too frozen to look up – until Jere dove in headfirst and invited Linnet to sit with them. For a wild moment, an illogical wave of panic seized her. It was common knowledge (or so the Gryffindor thought) that Keela and DJ were close friends; would Linnet blame her for what had transpired? Hate her? Did she even remember what happened?

Questions swirled like a vortex in her brain, but fortunately Jeremy’s knack of steamrolling any awkward pauses seemed to break up some of the tension and she took a steadying breath.

‘Just act normally,’ she reminded herself. If she were in Linnet’s place, she would probably appreciate minimal questioning; her suspicions were confirmed when she seemingly avoided Camm’s question but accepted Jere’s invitation. Pulling herself together as quickly as possible, Keela scooted over to make room for the older girl, offering a brief smile in greeting and praying it didn’t waver. Linnet asked what was happening in a strangely halting manner, and thankfully Freya quickly leapt into an explanation. When she was finished, Keela had recovered herself enough to have the presence of mind to engage in conversation instead of sitting like a deer in headlights.

“Some teams are really competitive so it can get a bit… mad… but all-in-all it’s pretty relaxed. Like Freya said, it’s usually a bloody miracle if we get a single question right.” The blonde laughed, reaching for her glass. “We mostly just come to catch up and get a change of pace from the— our part of town.” She shrugged casually. It was unlikely that any of the surrounding tables were listening intently to their conversation, but all the same it was probably safest to steer clear of any references to the magical world.

Although – Keela thought as her pale blue gaze briefly found Linnet’s face – that might be more difficult than usual with their newest addition dressed as she was. With any luck, people wouldn’t look twice; the lighting wasn’t the greatest, in any case. She brushed aside the concern for the moment.

“It’s… good to see you, Linnet.”
It was a simple phrase that the Irish witch said in greeting to nearly every schoolmate she met on the street outside of school – but it felt so strange in this case. Taking another sip of her beer to hide her awkwardness, she raised her eyebrows at the older girl over the rim of the glass.
“So… you up for helping us improve our track record?”
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Jeremy Edwards [ British Ministry ]
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Re: draw it in front of your eyes { j e r e m y + }
« Reply #26 on: Yesterday at 02:07:34 AM »
It wasn't that Jeremy was completely insensitive to the darker history that connected all of them like some kind of tangled spider web, the fact that a lot people had thought that Linnet had died, that DJ was imprisoned for the crime, that it was yet another notch in Hogwarts' less than stellar recent history. Surely they all wished that was the only bad thing that had happened during their tenure but alas it was not. No he wasn't insensitive to any of that -- he just didn't really remember it.

Two years was a long time and a whole lot of nothing (and a bit more drugs) had clouded the memories he'd made in between. They'd finally graduated, escaped that death pit of a school, and moved on to become well-adjusted contributing members of society (some more than others, most more than Jeremy). They were on their own and the world seemed to be orbiting right on by them. Jeremy felt swallowed whole by all of it in the beginning. He'd started a meaningless job as a tie-wearing drone at the Ministry. He lived with more young adults than was probably legal as far as England housing codes were concerned. And he hadn't eaten a vegetable in at least four months. It was safe to say he was not living his best life. Never the less, all of it made it that much easier to distance himself from the nonsense and terror of Hogwarts. All the bad memories seemed to fade away, sometimes with the help of hazy substances, and all that was left was the good stuff. Like the Quidditch matches Keela owned, the pranks with Henry, the time he got gum in his hair and nearly saw Ariana in the Prefect's bathroom, the time Danny did see Freya in the tub (not that he believed Danny's stories of course), only the good stuff.

And that selective memory made it easier for Jeremy than it might have been for some of his friends at the table to welcome Linnett with out hesitation. Not that Gryffindors (or Hufflepuffs!) were ever unaccommodating, naturally. He listened to Freya and Keela as they took turns explaining a bit about what a bunch of witches and wizards were doing in this muggle pub and then smacked the table excitedly by the end. "By 'some of the teams' she means Freya." He said with complete seriousness and some air quoting finger movements. "Sore loser that one." He whispered loudly at Linnett, his hand blocking his mouth in Freya's direction before howling with laughter. This was honestly the best part of his week. Jokes and drinks all around, it didn't get much better.

Finally the microphone squealed followed by a couple taps which to this day Jeremy Edwards still did not understand. Why did they always have to test it first? Shouldn't it just work? Muggle technology was supposed to be reliable right? "Alright lords and ladies, it's time for Trivia!" Suddenly came over the mystical loud speakers that filled the room with the voice of the announcer and Jeremy began to rub his hands together excitedly. The first question was about to be announced, and not a moment too soon because Jeremy's buzz was starting to kick in.

"This English singer-songwriter gained international fame with her song Thank You, and then went on to collaborate with an American rapper in a song about a crazed fan going too far."
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