Post by LEONARD GRANT HOLMES on Mar 9, 2017 21:59:57 GMT -6
can you feel my heart beat.
Leo tried to shrug in the middle of going along with the hand tugging, so the gesture didn't really work out for him. "The muggle world is just as strange," he pointed out. Even with spending more time at Peter's house, which would probably be even less now that his father was trying to butt in where he didn't belong, Leo had yet to adjust to most things muggle. The only thing he was really okay with now was a television because those were fun and entertaining.
Peter grinned and shook his head. "No way, the magical world is way stranger!" he protested. "But it's also really cool because there's magic and flying and you." The magical world was definitely very strange, but he wouldn't trade it for anything. As strange as it was, it was also beautiful and adventurous, and he was grateful to get to see it as often as he did. "I don't know what life would be like without all of it."
Post by LEONARD GRANT HOLMES on Mar 30, 2017 20:22:34 GMT -6
can you feel my heart beat.
Sighing teasingly, Leo shook his head. "But it's okay," he said with a thoughtful expression. "We sort of get the best of both worlds. We get magic and Muggle things. Because I like to learn about them and you know all about them. And vice versa for magical things. It's perfect." They were perfect together. Leo didn't doubt that. Best friends, boyfriends, soul mates.
Peter nodded slowly while Leo talked. "You're perfect," he said at the end. He squeezed Leo's hand gently, gave him a grin, and then sped up their pace a little. He wanted to get to the kitchens as soon as possible so that they could go outside as soon as possible! He was careful not to make them trip at the stairs, but he tried to move quickly down those too.
Post by LEONARD GRANT HOLMES on Apr 20, 2017 22:34:21 GMT -6
can you feel my heart beat.
Walking hand in hand with Peter was something Leo would probably never get enough of. It was something so small and simple. Yet it made his stomach flip. There was something a little daring about it, holding someone's hand publically. But it was also just comforting and it gave him confidence on the way down the stairs that he wouldn't trip them up.
There was so many stairs down to the kitchens, but eventually the two boys made it and Leo opened the portrait to the bustling room. The house elves there had never been upset to see him before, no matter the time of day, so hopefully they weren't too fussy about two students showing up in the middle of classtimes.
The house elves were eager to help. Peter let Leo guide them, since it was Leo's idea, all the while he sat on a counter top and watched them with a grin. He still found the whole thing absolutely bizarre, but they didn't seem to hate it. Were they just pretending? Peter thought they might be, and that made him sad.
Frowning, he looked over at Leo instead. "We should learn where everything is so we can get stuff ourselves," he offered. "At least in the future."
Post by LEONARD GRANT HOLMES on May 10, 2017 22:04:29 GMT -6
can you feel my heart beat for you?
LOTS OF WORDS
Leo knew that the two of them wouldn't need very much for their adventure. They would only be outside for lunch, really, plus a few snacks. It wouldn't take very long to collect it all and then they could actually get started in celebrating a whole year together.
He glanced over at Peter when the other boy spoke. "I've tried offering to help them, because my mum says it's polite, but they won't let me." Something about him already working hard in school and not needing to work hard in the kitchen too. Maybe it was just the one house elf, but Leo had a feeling all of them would agree. It was a bit frustrating honestly.
Peter shook his head. "We wouldn't help them. We would do it ourselves." The Anthonys knew how to do things themselves. His mother had taught him the importance of hard work. He liked to sit in front of a television to watch Star Wars sometimes, but he also liked to help out around the house. It had been weird when he first got to Hogwarts having things done for him.
Peter thought he had accepted the house elves' lot in the kitchens, but it still rubbed him the wrong way no matter how hard he tried to make it feel okay. The house elves started bringing them items one by one, each wrapped up for safe keeping, and Peter started putting them in his bag.
Post by LEONARD GRANT HOLMES on Jul 5, 2017 21:12:31 GMT -6
Leo shook his head. "That's the problem. They won't let you just do it yourself. They're going to try to help no matter what you say or do." It could get frustrating at times, but he'd never met a house elf that wasn't that way. He didn't know if it was just in their nature or if they'd all been conditioned to be that way though. He couldn't really imagine being born with the innate desire to help someone like that though.
Either way, they were getting their lunch packed away so hopefully they would soon be in the forest for their adventure and now worrying about things like this. At least for a while. It would probably come up again though.
"That's dumb." Peter frowned intensely. He thought he was nice and kind and helpful, but house elves just took it too far. They deserved better. They weren't just slaves worth nothing more than what their hands could do in the kitchens. "It's so dumb," he muttered.
As soon as they were done packing up their food and Peter could say thank you to the house elves again, he offered a hand for Leo to take and headed toward the exit. They had an adventure to go on! "I'm so excited," he whispered excitedly. At the exit, he peered around the corners to make sure there weren't any professors before slipping into the corridor.
Post by LEONARD GRANT HOLMES on Jul 18, 2017 1:29:00 GMT -6
On some level, Leo could understand why the concept of house elves didn't sit very well with Peter, but on the other hand it was just something he'd grown up with the knowledge of. It was more normal for him, though that didn't mean he liked it. He didn't agree with most of it on a fundamental level, but it wasn't something that really ate away at him. Perhaps that made him a bad person.
However, right now they had an adventure to have and he needed to be focused on that because they had to get outside without getting seen. He was sure they could pull it off considering all of the other things they'd pulled off, but there was always a first time. He just didn't want that time to be today.
Getting outside was decently easy since they were coming from the dungeons and Leo tugged at Peter eagerly, the end goal in sight now. The forest was probably trickier than the front door since there were a few outside classes and the weather was nice. They would just have to be extra crafty.
Peter breathed in the outside air and sighed. He loved being outside almost as much as he loved being with Leo, and that was an awful lot. "Let's use the trees," he suggested, indicating the trees spread around the grounds. Leo had probably thought of that. He was leading the way after all. "And make a run for it," he suggested a moment later. Maybe if they were fast, no one would even notice them.
The forest was so close! Why couldn't they just apparate there?
Post by LEONARD GRANT HOLMES on Jul 29, 2017 21:37:05 GMT -6
Moving so they were side by side, Leo let his shoulder bump against Peter's. "Yes, the trees, but how are we getting to the trees without getting seen by the outdoor classes?" he asked. Peter had weird, inventive ideas sometimes so maybe he'd come up with something Leo hadn't. Other than just going at a straight run. It could work, but they had stuff with them that would hinder a sprint.
Leo was right. Leo was always right. Peter stopped and looked around at the grounds. He put his hand on his chin and pursed his lips as he gave it some real thought. "We can either run, or we can crawl under the windows so they can't see us. They probably can't hear us either."
He looked at Leo, not sure which idea was better or if either idea was even satisfactory.
Post by LEONARD GRANT HOLMES on Sept 7, 2017 23:10:43 GMT -6
His eyes flicked to the lawns. The classes being held on them at the moment were far enough away that if they used the trees right off the main entrance... "Making a run for it it is," he said after a moment of consideration. The worst that could happen was they got caught, but even then they could probably talk their way out of it by claiming to be in a hurry for being late. A few lost points and getting sent on their way again. Hopefully that wouldn't happen though.