Post by ASHER REID BOND on May 5, 2017 22:03:57 GMT -6
backed into a corner.
Early June 2011
There were few places of solace for Asher when he was at school. There were too many people around to ever get a proper moment's peace, but the library seemed to be a safe bet. Exams were mostly over now so almost everyone was spending time outside in the sun since they now had a chance to get away from studying constantly. It was in that moment that Asher decided to take advantage of the fact that the library would be empty.
He could have easily sat at one of the tables the large room offered, but instead he found a secluded corner, tucked in between the wall and a shelf, and settled down for a few moments alone. He wasn't even reading any books, just sat there enjoying the absolutely silence surrounding him. This was all he really needed in life.
Lorelei liked being in the library in general, and she liked it even more when most people were outside enjoying the sun. She preferred the quiet, and the solitude, as it made her feel far more comfortable. And being surrounded by books also helped with that. Her eyes scanned the titles as she moved through the shelves, trying to find something that would catch her eye. She didn't want anything academic, preferring much more to stay in fiction. It never ceased to bother her that Hogwarts did not have a literature subject - that had been the one thing she really enjoyed back in the muggle world.
Staring at the shelves and not where she was going, she did not notice the table near the end of the row, and ended up tripping over the leg. "AH, ow," she muttered, suddenly on the floor. At least she hadn't knocked over books this time? Pushing herself up, she spotted a person (or part of them poking out at least) hidden behind the shelf. The chances of them having not seen that...? She sighed. This was not how you succeeded in going unnoticed.
Post by ASHER REID BOND on May 23, 2017 23:29:56 GMT -6
Hearing a crash, Asher startled just a little, having not expected the sudden noise. He hadn't even realized there was anyone else in the same area as him since he'd had his eyes closed to further enjoy the silence. Or what used to be silence. Groaning in frustration at the existence of other people, he moved enough to look out into the library proper, spotting a girl that he vaguely recognized. "Perhaps if you watched where you were going," he suggested noting her proximity to the nearest table. He supposed he could have asked if she was okay, but he didn't honestly care. He really wasn't sure why he'd bothered bringing attention to the fact that he was there. What if she wanted to talk to him now?
With her hands pressed against the floor, Lorelei stiffened hearing the voice. Not unnoticed then. Damn. Could she just sink into the floor? Or turn invisible? She needed to learn how to turn invisible. Magic could go that, surely. It could do so many other things...
"I-" her eyes flickered to the boy and then away again, curling slightly, anxiety tightening in her gut. "Didn't mean to," she mumbled softly. Which was obvious. People didn't tend to mean to trip over tables and fall on the floor. She pushed herself up a little, onto her knees.
Post by ASHER REID BOND on Jun 21, 2017 11:08:14 GMT -6
Or maybe she wouldn't want to talk really. That was a bonus Asher supposed and now he regretted his comment a little less. She seemed just as uncomfortable with the idea as he did. This might just work out okay. "It would be concerning if you did," he mumbled. After all, who went around and hurt themselves on purpose? That was a stupid idea. Plus things like tripping over tables brought attention and this girl apparently didnt want that either.
Oh, and he was a Slytherin too. Even better. She liked trying to avoid her house, considering the ways that some of them treated their muggleborn members. Avoiding people in general was a good goal, but her house especially so. Biting on her lip, she pushed the hair that had fallen over her face out of the way. "It would be, a little, yes," she mumbled back. The floor still wasn't eating her. That was unfortunate. Couldn't a magical castle know when people wanted the floor to eat them?
Post by ASHER REID BOND on Jul 23, 2017 1:25:34 GMT -6
What a really unfortunate set of circumstances Asher had found himself in. He really did not know how to deal with people that clearly didn't want to deal with people. He could totally do with not having to deal with people himself. "You can stop looking like I'm going to come down on you with the wrath of God for tripping over the table now," he said dryly. Maybe he'd scare her off soon and this could be over with.
Considering the floor was decisively not eating her, Lorelei pushed herself further up and got to her feet. Maybe she could escape now. She looked at the boy and gave a slight shrug of her shoulders. "Some people would." It wasn't even an exaggeration either.
Post by ASHER REID BOND on Sept 8, 2017 18:50:48 GMT -6
"Well those people are assholes," he replied with his own shrug. He felt like he had a good authority to call people that considering how much of an asshole he was himself. It wasn't something he really tried to hide, but it was really only when he was provoked. Which was most of them time, but that's because most of the time people were idiots.
"They are, yeah," she said. Most people were, really. Assholes seemed to be a fact of life. Lorelei would have liked it if less people were, but that didn't really seem as though it was going to happen. "So's everyone else, really," she muttered. It was a lot to have to deal with.
Post by ASHER REID BOND on Oct 29, 2017 12:06:09 GMT -6
Well he certainly couldn't deny her words considering he was almost always an asshole himself. That was a problem. Though he wasn't really sure why he cared anyway. She was just some random, clumsy girl. Maybe it was just so he could get her to go away faster. "Well either, I'm not going to be an asshole to you for tripping, so calm down about it."
"Does telling people to calm down ever actually work at calming them down?" If anything, it seemed to make her do the opposite. She either became hyper aware of why she was not calm, or she got irritated at being told that she wasn't calm. It didn't exactly solve anything.