Edgar's cheeks were pink when Kameron grabbed his hand. He followed along with a fuss, taking the other boy at his word--he didn't see what was so special about "middle of the row nearer the back." Once they were settled in their seats (he found that there was a convenient hole where he could put his drink, which was far more comfortable than holding it), the snake sat up straight in the seat and rested his hands in his lap, his gaze straight ahead.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 17, 2017 22:29:31 GMT -6
"It's not time for it yet. They schedule them so people know when to come, so we have to wait until the time. But it shouldn't be long now," he explained. "There's ads and stuff in the meantime you can watch." They weren't nearly as interesting, but for someone that had never seen one before maybe it would be entertaining.
"That makes sense," Edgar admitted. Despite his desire for immediate gratification, schedules were often important. "Ads?" Curious, he watched the advertisements as they played out on the screen. He made many comments about how dumb they were (or in the odd case how interesting they were), but he barely looked away from.
"Are they usually this bad?" he asked before lifting his drink and taking a sip. He gasped and coughed a few times as he swallowed, setting the container back down. "What in Merlin's name is that?" the snake gasped a little loudly.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 17, 2017 23:45:22 GMT -6
"They're almost always this bad," Kameron said with an amused look and a nod. Sometimes the ones for actual movies were pretty good, but the ones while waiting had never been as far as he could remember.
His attention was on the screen, so at Edgar's sudden reaction Kam jumped and looked at him. "Are you okay?" he asked concernedly. "It's Coca-Cola. Which is really mostly sugar and caffeine. Terrible for you, and largely an acquired taste."
Edgar coughed some more. "It feels like someone cursed my throat," he gasped before glaring at the container. "People drink this stuff?" Coca-Cola, that stuff that sounded like drugs. Kameron's description made it sound less like drugs, but the snake was still skeptical. "Have you acquired the taste?" He looked at the lion, grimacing.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 18, 2017 0:11:38 GMT -6
Looking very, very amused, Kameron grabbed his own drink and took a sip of it unceremoniously. "It's really not that bad," he said with a slight twitch of his lips. It wasn't something that he had very often, but he'd had it enough growing up that it wasn't too terrible.
Edgar glared when Kameron barely reacted to his own sip. "Are you drinking Coca-Cola? How do you do that?" He looked at his container again before picking it up and taking a smaller, more hesitant sip. He didn't cough as much, but it still stung. "Are you sure this isn't magic too? What's all this stuff?" He gestured to the snacks, ready to try some of them, unless they were going to poison his insides like the Coca-Cola.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 18, 2017 0:53:38 GMT -6
"I spent eleven years with no idea about magic. All of this is stuff I grew up with." It was also a lot of stuff he hadn't had in a while between being away at school and not really being interested in it anymore. "That one," he pointed. "Is chocolate. The other is... corn kernels that've been heated up and doused in butter and salt. Neither of them are as jolting as the drink probably."
Edgar stared at the lion for a moment. He knew this--Kameron had told him before--but every time he heard it, Edgar had to stop and think about. A life without magic for any length of time, never mind eleven years, sounded awful. He couldn't perform magic himself, but he knew about it and had been tutored in a few subjects before going to Hogwarts, and it was all second nature to him.
"Doused in butter and salt? That sounds horrifying!" Nevertheless, he reached forward to take a handful, which he slowly put into his mouth. It was strange, and he wasn't yet sure whether he liked it, but it was far different from the drink, which made the corn kernels with butter and salt at least somewhat acceptable. Despite himself and his doubts, Edgar took another small handful and put it into his mouth.
"It's weird," was all he could think to say, his mouth still somewhat full when he said it.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 18, 2017 19:12:12 GMT -6
When he'd originally suggested the two of them spend the day wandering around London, Kameron hadn't expected it to be so entertaining. He knew a lot of this would be new to the snake, but he'd never considered how amusing and entertaining the reactions to it all would be. He also had to keep reminding himself that he'd reacted to magic in many the same ways. His first experience with a chocolate frog had been particularly boisterous, but that was never ever coming up in conversation.
"Like that one then?" he asked as Edgar went for his second handful of popcorn. At least he hadn't acted like he was dying like with the soft drink. The lion reached for his own handful. "It might be weird but it tastes good. That's all I care about honestly." He could see how it was weird though now that he was taking the time to give it thought.
When he was finished with his second handful, Edgar said a bit defiantly, "It tastes weird," before reaching for a third handful. A part of him thought it tasted good, but it was unlike anything else he had tasted before, which could have contributed to the appeal.
He swallowed it down before adding, "And the...Reese's? What are those like?"
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Jan 24, 2018 23:34:45 GMT -6
At the rate the two of them were going, they were going to finish the snacks before the movie even started. Which was fine. That meant there'd be less to distract them from it. Or rather from Kameron watching Edgar's reaction to it, because he was sure it would be great.
"It's peanut butter covered in chocolate." Did wizards have peanut butter? He hadn't stopped to think about that before. They definitely had chocolate though.
Edgar stared for a moment longer before opening up the package and staring at the item within. "What a strange design," he said quietly. "It reminds me of a cauldron cake." Of course, nothing else about the item reminded him of a cauldron cake, which he concluded by taking a bite of it.
He stopped chewing for a moment and looked at Kameron before continuing. After he swallowed, he narrowed his eyes and said, "That was incredible," before taking another bite.
He was pretty sure this was magic. He just had to prove it.