It was strange being in the United States. Everything was more grander and the whole city much busier than London. Adeleine hadn't visited the Ministry yet but she had a feeling it would be much more hectic than the one in England. The blonde haired woman was not used to all of this and it had taken her a few moments to find her way around town and it took her even longer time to find the place she was looking for. The St Mungos of the United States was..well, much more nicer than the one back in London. She would never admit this to her American acquaintances ( yes, you Caspian ) but she liked it better than the one at home.
Addie had been sent here to hand out some samples of..Well, she stopped listening at one point because all she had been thinking was the fact that she would get a chance to slap see one Caspian Harlow. Sappy, wasn't it? Adeleine had felt the same way and almost slapped herself. So now, she stood at the lobby, looking extremely dumb and confused. Good job Addie, very good job.
tag: @avery notes: adhjashjahsd so short, i hope this is okay
Having shifts that did not start at the crack of dawn were a welcome reprieve. Partly because it made things easier with getting Elsie looked after during the day. And then depending on timezones, she could drop her off with Kenina, so she could spend the day with her friend.
Getting Elsie up that morning had been an adventure however. The little girl had decided she would much rather stay under the blanket in her bed, with a pile of her picture books. With a lot of protest from the little girl, she managed to get her out, and dropped off for the day.
Her mind was still firmly on her daughter when she stepped into the lobby, a little bit earlier than she needed to get to work. But maybe she'd grab herself a coffee from the break room first? She needed one after the adventure that was trying to get Elsie out of bed, and into her clothes. The clothes hadn't happened. She'd left the house in her purple pajamas that were covered in stars.
Seeing a lady that looked a bit lost, she changed course and moved over to her. "Hi, good morning," she said, stopping when she reached her. "Are you okay? Can I help you with anything?"
She was about to punch someone. Too bad Caspian wasn't here because he'd be perfect punching bag. Not only because he'd hardly feel anything but because she knew he could take it. All Addie wanted to go back to her hotel room and curl in bed. She'd love it if there was someone else in her bed but let's not get into that. This was a waste of time to be honest and Addie's temper was going to flare any second now.
Luckily for her, a voice reached out and she turned. Oh. She looked nice enough and all Addie wanted was to get rid of the samples and head back. Perhaps this meeting didn't take too long and Addie could sneak into MACUSA since she had never seen it and she had genuine curiosity to see it. Not only because Mr Harlow worked there but because it was always interesting to see how the other counterpart looked like. Addie had only heard stories and yes, met the President briefly but she wanted to see if MACUSA was any grander than the British Ministry.
" Yes." Addie simply stated. " You can help me by pointing the direction of Spell Damage, I'd be more than grateful." She said sternly. " Adeleine Herveraux from St Mungos spell damage department."
Usually people lost in hospitals were either people that were meant to be patients or who were visiting patients. It would have been very poor of her to have just walked past the lost looking person and continued on her day. Both as a healer, because that was her job, and also because well, helping people was the right thing to do. which was, after all, why she had become a healer, to help people.
It was a different type to her cousin, and to her brothers, who spent their time fighting. Trying to keep the world safe by fighting those that threatened it. She couldn't have done that, she wasn't a fighter. She would much rather be the person patching everyone back up together. Which did often mean patching up Caspian and his employees, sometimes because of Caspian.
Oh she was British. What was a British spell damage person doing here? Then again she had only recently been sent over to England for some work related business. "I was just heading there, I'll walk you there," she offered the stern sounding lady a small smile. "I'm Avery Harlow."
Perhaps she was in luck to meet someone who knew how to navigate through this massive place of confusion. Adeleine had little idea where to go, it wasn't like she had been given instructions. The healers were as confused as she had been when they had sent her out. Not saying Adeleine had not secretly been glad to have this opportunity because it meant she had time to see Caspian. Again, not saying that she enjoyed his company. Well, not that much anyway. He was just..the only person she knew in this massive city.
Adeleine Herveraux eyed the other woman, still slightly skeptically but gave a rather stiff nod. At least there was someone. God forbid if Addie had to do this all by herself. She'd be lost in a manner of seconds. Harlow. Had – Had she just said Harlow? That last name struck something inside of Adeleine and eyebrows knitted closer together. Perhaps it was just a common last name here. United States was much too different than England, right? Exactly. Addie was just overreacting. " Adeleine Herveraux." She said nodding. " Pleasure." Goodness she reminded herself of professor McGonagall so much that she had to tell herself to stop.
The nagging feeling wouldn't stop. Harlow. How was this even possible. She held her tongue long enough before she blurted out: " Are you by any chance related to Caspian Harlow?" Addie asked quickly.
Magic really did make international trips either. The thought of the journey that she would have had to have taken when she had gone to England on business without magic... though then again, the muggles could have just faxed the files over. And wouldn't that have been so much more convenient? Magic had a lot of things going for it, but it was certainly lacking in other areas.
Wait. She knew Caspian? She was quite honestly used to that being the reaction when she introduced herself. She had gotten it the whole way through ilvermorny and even now, by people that either knew him, or that recognised the name of the lead of their law enforcement. Except that this lady was British, and Avery wasn't sure she could name the British head or law enforcement. "He's my cousin," she said with a fond smile. Thinking of Caspian tended to havr that reaction. "How do you know him?"
She gave a gesture of her head, heading off in the direction of law enforcement. They might as well walk as they talked.
Oh this was not possible. Adeleine could not help herself but to stare at the other woman for a while. Of all the bloody people and she had to bump into Caspian's cousin. Addie blinked and settled to look forward and stop herself from frowning too much. What she wanted to say that she had only heard his name somewhere but at the same time, she wanted to ask questions about Caspian because she was too nosy. " Oh." Addie started. " I – I met him." She said simply and felt like an idiot. " He visited England, I met him there, we went for a coffee, he left without a damn note and now I'm here and we're going on a date." It all came out so fast and Adeleine felt her cheeks burning. She would never admit that she liked the man because Caspian was rude and lacked of tack. " I'm sorry." Adeleine muttered to Avery. " That wasn't supposed to come out that fast."
tag: @avery notes: adhjashjahsd so short, i hope this is okay
It really wasn't a surprise that so many people seemed to know her cousin. He was worth remembering, she did have to give him that. And he had made quite the name for himself within the ministry. At least she didn't work there, unlike her brothers, there had been quite enough of that having gone to the same school. It was difficult to avoid being compared to him, and he was not a person that she had ever found that she could live up to. Even if she tried.
As Adeleine started talking, Avery blinked. That was an awful lot of information in a short space of time. Left without a note? A date? Oh, oh. Oh, she was going to have to tease him about this. This was great. Avery grinned. "A date? That's exciting." She was definitely going to have to go and talk to Caspian about this later. "So what do you think of him?" she questioned. She did have to make sure that this girl was a good person for her cousin to be dating after all.
This was kind of fun that they had randomly bumped into each other here in the hospital, considering she was going on a date with her cousin. What a fun coincidence. It was nice when the world was like that.
Adeleine had spilled the beans quite fast but the damage had done already. What were the damn odds of bumping into Caspian’s own cousin on a work trip. Wonderful. Then again, perhaps Avery - who seemed very nice by the way - would spill some details about Caspian and Adeleine could use those as the source of teasing later on. Excellent. Still, her own cheeks were bright red and no matter how much she tried to hide it, the red remained. “ Oh yes.” Addie began. “ Exciting.” She repeated, slightly apprehensive. She was still freaking out about the whole date and she had no idea why. How could such insufferable person as Caspian Harlow make her feel such a teenager once again? Gosh.
Avery asked what she thought of Caspian and the red deepened. Goddamn it. “ Oh he's an absolute dolt.” Adeleine replied too quickly. “ In a good way, I mean. He's very..polite and smart.” She unknowingly smiled warmly when imagining Caspian’s gorgeous eyes and his lips. Oh.
Avery was already planning how she was going to tease her cousin. He'd teased her enough over the years, it was certainly time for her to tease him back. And this was a perfect opportunity. When was she even seeing him next? They didn't really tend to make plans, solely for the fact that she saw him all of the time anyway.
Adeleine's cheeks went red, and Avery smiled faintly. This was cute. Other people were cute. The way that people reacted when they were thinking about people they fancied were cute. "So what are you going to do on your date?" She really just needed to get all of the information.
"He is a dolt," she agreed with a slight laugh. And certainly very polite and smart. She'd always held her cousin in such high esteem. She wanted to be like him. She hadn't grown out of that as she got older. "He's the best person I know, I think," she mused. He had to be really.
Oh yes. The date. In all honesty, Adeleine had no clue. They had spoken about going to see things but she had no idea if Caspian had something in mind. It better not be something disappointing or Addie was going to head back to England. " I hope a proper dinner, at least." Adeleine shrugged. " Is your cousin a type of a man who takes ladies out to eat? Or is he more of this..activity type of a guy?" Oh god, please don't let it be some sort of a jogging date. What ever those were.
Adeleine had a good feeling about the way Avery talked about him. " I've actually heard that couple of times." She said smiling a bit. " The president of MACUSA said the same thing. He was occupied with snowglobes but still." What a strange man.
Caspian hadn’t told her what they were doing on their date? Was it meant to be a surprise? Caspian seemed like the type that would do that. “I’m sure it would be,” proper dinner’s seemed like Casp’s style, but truth be told, it wasn’t as though she had ever quizzed her cousin on what he did with girl’s on dates. “I feel like he’d be a bit of both,” she mused, thinking about it. Date and then some sort of activity. That seemed like Caspian. He was a very active person. She knew that sitting at a desk all day drove him a little bit bananas. Which she supposed it was a good thing that he had Captain who he could take for runs now.
Avery smiled. It was nice to hear that other people thought about her cousin the same way that she did. That he was like that to other people, and not just to his family. It validated the feeling more. That he really was the person that she thought he was. At the mention of Orville, she giggled. “He is a very odd man.” She’d never spoken to him personally, but judging by the stories that Caspian told, and the way the press reported him… he certainly seemed quite bizarre. But things seemed to be working so far, so maybe it wasn’t that bad?