The common room was pretty empty, as most of everyone was out at class. Rory was about ninety per cent certain he wasn't meant to be at class himself, and he was hoping that was true. Otherwise that was going to be a bit of a problem. But if so, he could deal with that later. Maybe he'd ask Arya later, except Arya wasn't talking to him anymore, so that was a bit of a loss. He really wasn't sure what that was about.
Though his mind wasn't really on Arya at the moment, he was thinking about Sirius. And the rollercoaster of emotions that after class meeting had been. The fact that Sirius was here at all... and then the first use of Dad, and the thestrals and... it made his head spin a little bit.
He needed Randi. He needed to talk to her about all of this.
And then flopped down onto the couch next to him. Wait. Randi? He blinked at her for a moment. Well, that was nice timing. Hang on, didn't she have class? Rory squinted at her. "Aren't you meant to be in class?" He was pretty sure she had wandered off for class.
Glancing sideways at Rory as he spoke, Randi could really only shrugged. She was still pissed off and worked up and honestly she just wanted to lie on top of her best friend in an effort to merge with the one person that settled her and made her feel even the slightest bit at home. "I punched Edgar Halifax in the face and stormed out," she said as she flopped sideways, away from Rory, and buried her face in the arm of the couch they were on.
She had done what now? Rory blinked at her. "You - what?" there was a lot of questions that he had about that, except he really wasn't very sure where to start. Except perhaps with the thought that Halifax probably deserved being punched in the face. "How come? Why?" should he pat her on the shoulder or something, because she was flopped into the couch? Maybe? He didn't know.
Moving her face just enough to speak without it being muffled and unintelligible, Randi said, "Because he's an asshole." She was pretty sure most of the school would agree with her, too. Many people in the school were complete and utter jerks. "It may have broken his nose, but I'm not sure. It bled a lot."
"He is an asshole," Rory agreed. That wasn't even really debatable. That was just a fact. "Ohh, ouch." That would hurt. Though that was not to say that he didn't deserve it. "I wouldn't want to be on the other end of your punch," he said. Or any punches, but especially Randi.
Though she was still boiling just under the surface from the encounter in her class, Randi did smile at Rory's last comment. "I would never punch you," she assured him. "Well, unless you suddenly just one-eightied. Please don't though." She quite liked Rory for who he was and would be terribly sad if he ever changed from being her best friend.
"I will do my absolute best," he said with a nod. He didn't want to one eighty. He liked who he was now. Or well, mostly. Maybe there'd be some things that he'd want to change, but more or less... "Do feel free to punch me to my senses if I do ever do that." Because he'd want to be punched to his senses if he ever decided to be an idiot like that.
As angry as she'd been when she'd come into the common room, Randi couldn't help but find herself smiling now. She was happy to have Rory as her best friend, because being around him never failed to make her feel better. "I'll be sure to do that," she agreed. If he did suddenly swap his personality, there was every chance she'd want to hit him anyway, so it would work out perfectly.
"Good," he said with a half smile. He knew he could rely on Randi to knock him onto the right course if he ever got off it. Though he did hope that he never did. Otherwise she would punch him in the face in class. Wait. She'd gone to Defence. "Wait. Did you just punch Halifax in the face in front of Sirius?"
Rory's question made her smile fall a little bit as she tried to gauge his reaction. As nice as punching Halifax had been, she wasn't sure Rory would be keen on it happening in Sirius's class.The boy thought the world of the man after all. "Maybe...?" she offered, hoping it didn't actually upset him.
Rory really wasn't sure what his reaction to that was. There was a couple of conflicting ones. He wanted Sirius to like Randi, and Randi to like Sirius; was that going to happen if she was punching people in his class? But he was also a little bit amused? He gave a slight shake of his head, lip twitching into a smile. "Of course you did."
"I didn't plan to do it with Sirius around. It just... worked out that way." She honestly hadn't planned to even punch anyone. That had also just sort of worked out that way. Her temper did often get the better of her. It was something she needed to work on in the future, but for now she didn't really have a problem with it. It wasn't like she'd gotten a detention or something from it.
he gave another amused shake of his head at his best friend. "You're not in trouble are you?" He hoped not. That probably wasnt the way to get Sirius and Randi to like each other. Maybe Sirius wouldn't mind her punching people? That probably wasn't a great trait in a teacher.
At the question, Randi paused to frown. She actually had no idea if she was in trouble or not. She'd sort of stormed off before anyone could yell at her aside from Halifax and his yelling didn't matter. "I don't know," she answered honestly. "I'll find out when I go talk to him later, I guess." After all she wanted to apologize for being a problem, if only because it was Rory's dad. Anyone else would have gotten nothing from her.
"You're going to go talk to him?" he asked. That made him feel a little bit nervous, because he really did want them to get along with each other. If his best friend and his dad didn't get along... that was just going to get awkward, wasn't it? "Tell me how it goes?"