Ozzy had recently decided to help out with the team some more. He'd even offered to the Captain to lend a hand wherever it was needed. Mostly, because he was one huge, drunk joke, he didn't think he'd really be taken too seriously. However, he was soon awarded with a whole list of tasks that needed doing, much to his dismay.
On the list of at least ten things that needed to be done was gathering some new supplies. Upon realizing this - and realizing that they needed some of this stuff for tomorrow afternoon's practice - he'd made his way to the Quidditch supplies shop. But, this was only after he found Athena and begged her (annoyed her) to come with him. He was oddly successful in this venture, and she promised to meet him later that day.
He apparated to the Alley, evidently arriving before Athena, as she didn't seem to be anywhere. Not wanting to go in alone, he found a bench to lounge upon. As usual, the flask in his pocket was pulled out, and he took a deep swig as he waited for his teammate to appear.
Post by ATHENA EVANGELINE KASTOR on Dec 31, 2017 13:54:40 GMT -6
Having been on the team for over a year solidly since her disappearance the year before, Athena was starting to feel secure in her place there. She hadn't been kicked off thanks to the staged kidnapping, so she was pretty sure they weren't going to for anything else either. Never mind that the Falcons were known for being aggressive and she certainly fit that bill. What she did struggle with, though, was getting on with her teammates, considering she didn't like half of them. And the half she did like got on her nerves half the time. It was a great combination.
But said tolerable teammates were the reason she was venturing out in the cool October air. Why had she agreed to this? Besides getting Osric to shut up which she could have done without agreeing to help him with some really easy task. Oh well. She couldn't go back on her word now, as much as shed rather be somewhere properly warm.
Apparating to the alley, she headed towards Quality Quidditch Supplies, spotting Ozzy on a bench nearby. As she nearedld she saw the flask in his hand. Without greeting, she reached over and plucked it away from him. "Mine now."
He really didn't like to be without the flask. Sure it was old, a dinged up stainless steel casing that had seen the better part of a few years. But he always had it on him. He didn't like to think he had a problem, but he didn't exactly hide the drinking from anyone, save Odette. Everybody could see how attached he was to the object.
So, when Athena rounded the corner and promptly grabbed the flask from his hands, it was his instinct to whine in rebuttal. "Hey! I need that." He protested, reaching a hand to grab it back which she would undoubtedly bat away. Still, he had to try. "C'mon, do you really want to drag out this whole ordeal?"
Post by ATHENA EVANGELINE KASTOR on Dec 31, 2017 17:17:34 GMT -6
"You can have it back once were finished with this. Assuming I don't drink it all before then. Call it...incentive to get the job done quickly." She gave him a sharp smile, because she knew that he knew she would do it too. As much as she really didn't need to be drinking in the middle of the afternoon, she definitely would to prove a point. And because it was fun to give Osric a hard time. To prove her point even more, she took a swig, eyes on him. "You're taste in alcohol is shit."
Ozzy scoffed at her as she took the flask and let herself have a large swig. "Whatever. I don't even want it now that your nasty mouth has been all over it. Probably tastes like old man." He shot back at her, implying that because Athena was quite literally dating a guy that was nearly twice her age. A few years older, and the dude could've been her dad. It was kinda gross.
With a huff, he turned on his heel and headed towards the shop. He tried to ignore the way his right hand kept wanting to twitch towards the pocket where his flask normally lived, instead turning his attention on Athena. "So, I take it you feel honored that I included you in this extremely exciting activity, princess?" He asked sarcastically over his shoulder, if she was even following him at that point.
Post by ATHENA EVANGELINE KASTOR on Dec 31, 2017 18:04:57 GMT -6
"Old man or not, he's got more game than you do," she shot back without missing a beat, tucking the flask away. She was very unlikely to actually drink it all. People making jabs about the age difference didn't bother her any. She accepted that it was what it was and that she was happy with it. That was all that really mattered.
As he walked into the shop, she followed. Might as well get it all over as quickly as possible. "I'm only here because I don't trust you to get the right things." She said with a shrug. That wasn't entirely true, but he didn't need to know that.
"Oh, please." He said, pointedly rolling his eyes at her. "It does not take that much game to get you. I could do it, if I really wanted to. But, I want give Professor Whatever-his-name-is a run for his money. Wouldn't want to embarrass him or anything." He said concisely. Not that Athena wasn't pretty, or that he hadn't noticed. She'd simply never been his type. He preferred red-heads.
He moved towards the shop, calling insults behind him the whole way. "C'mon, it's freaking Quidditch equipment. It can't be that hard, can it?" Ozzy almost immediately regretted the comment as he stepped through the doors and took a look around. The shop was stocked with hundreds of shelves of premium items, and, frankly, he didn't know where to start. He turned to face Athena now, giving her a sheepish little shrug. "Well, then..."