Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 4:28:15 GMT -6
Taking the phone that was being held out to him, Kameron shook his head. "I told you I'd teach you on the train so we could both look at it. Not while walking to the train. Now go through that door so we can do that." He hadn't yet looked at the phone to see what the problem was, now focused on getting the two of them on the train without anyone dying or getting lost.
Edgar groaned and shoved his hands back into his pockets as he went through the door that Kameron indicated. "All right. You're so rude," he grumbled, looking around at the other people nearby. Several of them had fones of their own. "Are any of them talking to you?"
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 4:45:51 GMT -6
"Youre the rude one. Stop staring at people." He ushered him over to where they'd get the pass to let them on the train. "The phones all have a phone number, which is how the technology knows which one you want to contact, kind of like addresses on letters. Only one person has mine, so no, none of them are trying to talk to me."
"They're weird," he remarked defiantly. Someone was staring at the two of them, and it made Edgar uncomfortable, so he glared at the person. "Instead of an address, you use a...fone...number." That kind of made sense. A lot more sense than how the fone could replace an owl and paper.
Only one person. "That sounds lonely," Edgar commented quietly. He didn't have much to say beyond thay. Kameron had been the first person to write to him since...well, with the exception of family, since ever.
"We're almost there, right? The train? Then you'll teach me how to use it?"
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 18:36:28 GMT -6
"It's not really that lonely," he said with a shrug as he went through the steps on the machine in front of him. "I only use it when I'm out on my own in case I need to contact my dad. I don't really need it for other people." Mostly because most of the other people he knew didn't even know what a phone was let alone how to use one.
"Come on," he said once he was done at the machine, steering Edgar over to the gate to get on the platform. "When it beeps go through there, okay? I'll be right behind you. And then we'll one step closer to the train."
Had Kameron gone without friends before Hogwarts? Did he have friends outside of Hogwarts? Surely someone like Kameron had people he talked to, people besides Edgar, to whom he had never spoken during holidays until this year. The snake added the topic to his mental list to think on later.
Edgar listened to Kameron's directions as he was led toward the platform. He didn't acknowledge the other boy, although he had listened. He waited, and when there was a beep, he frantically moved onward, quite nearly tripping over himself in the process. On the other side, he spun around, a bit panicked, making sure Kameron hadn't set him to go off on his own or something equally horrifying.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 22:19:57 GMT -6
Snorting softly at the haste Edgar used, Kameron took his own turn to get through to the platform and was soon standing by the snake again. "Don't look so scared, you'll draw unwanted attention," he said, steering the other boy in the direction they needed to go to catch the train. He could have just told him to go that way, but where was the fun in that?
"What if I am scared?" Edgar snapped. "Not that I'm scared, because I'm not, but what if I were?" The snake crossed his arms over his chest as Kameron guided them onward. They were almost there, right? He could sit down, learn more about fones, and stop worrying about someone recognizing him.
"Are we almost there? You said earlier that we were almost there."
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 22:55:06 GMT -6
"You can be scared all you want, just stop looking like you are," he said with a roll of his eyes. He could understand some fear. It was a new situation to the snake. He'd been scared his first time in Diagon Alley. "We're almost to where the train stops, yes, but then we have to wait for the train to actually show up and that could be a little bit more." It shouldn't be too much though, they went fairly frequently.
Edgar grunted in response, not wanting to waste his breath arguing. This place was hardly suitable for an argument. "We have to wait for the train?" he said incredulously. He was used to the Hogwarts Express always being there when he arrived--Muggles had to wait for their trains to arrive? "We're here now. How long do we have to wait?"
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 23:43:06 GMT -6
Kameron rolled his eyes at that snake's impatience. "They come every few minutes, if we're lucky it'll be here very soon." Otherwise he might go mad first. This was probably the most frustrating day out he'd ever had and it was only just getting started.
Luckily it was only a moment more before the sounds of the train could be heard, sparing Kameron from what was surely a slow descent into madness. "Look, see. There it is."
"If we're lucky," Edgar repeated under his breath. He didn't realize he as being annoying--he wasn't trying to be--but he wasn't trying very hard not to be either. At the arrival of the train, Edgar exhaled rather loudly out of relief. The snake grabbed Kameron's hand and ushered him forward once the doors opened.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 15, 2017 0:09:22 GMT -6
As the snake started to pull him forward, Kameron planted his feet firmly. "Wait. We have to wait for the people on the train to exit first so we don't block up the doors," he explained. Luckily that never took very long and soon he was the one pulling Edgar onto the train and to a pair of seat for the two of them. Once he was sat down, he didn't immediately let go of the hand holding his. "Are you happy now?"
"Wait?" Edgar breathed out, exasperated. This whole train business was becoming too much. Why couldn't it be simple like the Hogwarts Express? Didn't Muggles have an easier train system? They had magical technology called fones, so surely they could do better in other areas.
He was practically hopping from foot to foot when people cleared the doorways and Kameron led them inside. Once they were sat down, he breathed a sigh of relief once more and squeezed the other boy's hand without thinking about it as his other hand curled into a fist. "Yes," Edgar answered. "Now teach me how to use the fone."
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 15, 2017 0:21:34 GMT -6
Now that they were settled into their seats, Kameron was more than happy to pull out the phone again. "Okay, so," he said as he turned it on again, "what you did before was opening the gallery. That's where it stores things like pictures and videos. And before you ask, no the pictures don't move like magic ones." He used his free hand to pull that up again, figuring it was as good a place to start as any.