Post by DUKE ALEXANDER FILIBUSTER on May 31, 2017 7:38:03 GMT -6
Duke and his best friend had been seperated. They were so close and yet so far away. There was an evil hat determined to ruin lives and people. Sure, Duke was still with his brother but Xavier had been cast aside. There was the fact that Duke wasn't smart enough to be in the Ravenclaw house, but he didn't want to focus on that. He wanted to focus on the fact that they were separated.
Crossing his legs, he plopped down right outside the enterance to the Ravenclaw room. The door thingy had been asking riddles and Duke had zero idea how to answer them. And yelling "find Xavier" had done nothing. He couldn't leave without his best friend though. Their first year together was supposed to be awesoms. Instead it was starting off sad.
tag: @xavier notes: please pretend this thread is right outside the Ravenclaw enterance. Like...There's the portrait that lets them in and Duke's sitting right there.
Xavier was not in the common room. He would have gone there after their first classes had ended, but instead he'd talked to Professor James, and that had led to talking to Professor Lupin, and now he was off to find the common room. This was busy. He wasn't sure that he had ever done so much in one day. He wished he could tell his mum about it. Maybe he could write her a letter. Would she want to hear about it? She'd seemed rather sad that he was leaving. He hadn't wanted to leave.
He couldn't have his mum, he couldn't have Raya. He did have Duke though. Well. Sort of. They were in different houses. He didn't like that very much. Couldn't he stay in the same house as his friend? He knew him. He liked him. He didn't want to be with all of these other new people.
Getting to the door to the common room, he paused, finding Duke. Oh. He hadn't expected that. "Duke!"
Post by DUKE ALEXANDER FILIBUSTER on Jul 22, 2017 0:54:18 GMT -6
Duke could spend all day in front of the Ravenclaw common room waiting on his bff to come out. It wasn't like he had anything else going on in his life. Leo was off doing Leo things and that just meant that Duke had more time to concentrate on seeing his best friend. Any time anyone got near him, he pretty much demanded they go find Xavier for him. It never crossed his mind that his best friend wouldn't be inside his common room. Where else would he be?
"Xave! How are you? How's Ravenclaw?" And suddenly he wasn't just on his feet. Suddenly he was launching himself at Xavier. His arms wrapped around the other male in a tight hug. Everything was alright with the universe again.
What was Duke doing in front of the door to the common room? That wasn't where he was meant to go. He was a Gryffindor. He didn't belong in front of the Ravenclaw tower. At least they were both in towers, and he didn't need to go down all the stairs to try and find his friend.
Suddenly Duke was leaping at him and hugging him. Oh. Okay. He hadn't been expecting that. "I'm..." he paused, thinking about it. "Good?" Some things were good, and some things were a lot. "I like Ravenclaw I guess?" He hadn't been here long enough to figure that out. But he did like blue, so that was nice. "What about you? And Gryffindor?"
Post by DUKE ALEXANDER FILIBUSTER on Jul 29, 2017 2:34:03 GMT -6
Duke never wanted to let go of his best friend. Hogwarts was huge, but he felt better having official conformation that Xavier was okay. He could see his best friend, and thus he knew his best friend was just fine. Nothing was going to harm him. Life was good. "Oh I love it! I fit in really well and it helps that my brother's a Gryffindor as well." Leo wasn't biologically related to Duke in anyway at all. Butttttt Duke had bitten Leo and that pretty much made them family.
Leo was the only person Duke had ever bitten before. "It's weird that we're so close and yet so far away. We could probably get like....two cans on a string and then talk to each other from our common rooms." It was totally doable, right?
He gave a faint smile. "That's good." It was good that Duke had people that he knew around him. Xavier didn't know anyone. And he didn't like it. All of these strangers made him a little bit uncomfortable. He hadn't thought that would really happen, he hadn't minded people that much before? But suddenly there was a lot of them, and he wasn't sure what he was meant to do, and oh... it was a lot.
"I dunno, maybe?" he said, thinking about it. "But how would we get them between the windows? We can't fly." Unless he learnt how to become an animal like Professor James was talking about, and did it that way. But that wouldn't solve the problem before he could learn how to do that.
Post by DUKE ALEXANDER FILIBUSTER on Sept 22, 2017 23:19:41 GMT -6
Duke had already befriended most people in his path. But none of them would ever be as amazing to him as his bff Xavier. The hat was stupid for separating them. But honestly, now that Duke under stuff about the houses, he understood why they couldn't live together. They were vastly different but that was why they made for excellent friends. "We can throw them really hard?" No. That was right, they weren't quite that good at it. But he wasn't going to give up. Duke never gave up easily!
"I'm sure there's a magic solution. If not....brooms?" But there had to be a magic thing. They were both wizards now. With wands and everything! "OH! CAN WE GET INTO A MAGICAL DUEL AND SAVE THE FATE OF THE WORLD!" Suddenly, he was yelling. Why? Who knows. It was an exciting moment.
Throw them really hard? Xavier squinted, and then went to comment how stupid that was when Duke continued talking. Magic could do it. He wasn't used to be thinking that magic could do things. Or well, that he could do magic. Having a wand was strange. But he liked it.
He startled a little at the sudden yelling. Why was there yelling? "We'd have to learn how to duel first," he pointed out. They were only little, could they save the world all on their own? That seemed like a lot.
Post by DUKE ALEXANDER FILIBUSTER on Oct 15, 2017 4:14:18 GMT -6
Why Xavier was being all logical at a point in time like this, Duke would never understand. But he did understand that his best friend was different from him and that was fine. He'd love Xavier no matter what. "I can't be that hard to learn. Right?" Oh no. They were going to have to go to the library, weren't they? Where Xavier would get a book and Duke would roll around on the floor. And then later Xavier would tell Duke what he needed to know. "Dad just says words?" Wasn't that all of magic?
"We're in a magic school. We should be doing magic adventures."
"Probably not," he said with a shrug. Most things were easy enough to learn if you actually tried, right? They just didn't know how and hadn't tried, which was why they couldn't duel. Once they fixed those problems they should know how to do it. "But he knows what words to say to do stuff. And we don't. So we need to learn the words." That was the hard part. And learning how they were meant to move their wands.
"We should," he agreed. He liked adventures. They were exciting. Not that he had really been on any, but he had read about them, and reading about them had always seemed exciting.