Damien missed being at Hogwarts. While Wayland had been eager to get out of there as fast as humanly possible, Damien missed the castle's constant solidness. It was something he'd been able to rely on for so many years of his life, and he had really felt at home there. While he loved the Muggle world, he found the actual adult wizarding world, outside of the stone walls, rather confusing.
He'd kept in touch with a few former classmates, one of which happened to be Lottie Kilroy. The pair knew secrets about each other that no one else did, to some extent, and that had bonded them. That, and their constant need to be in the air. He'd visit her from time to time, and today was one such day. Sitting in a booth at the Three Broomsticks, Damien brimmed with excitement, eager for the blonde to appear - he had novel ideas to bounce off of her.
Post by LOTTIE KILROY on Jan 24, 2018 6:39:56 GMT -6
timing: December 2012
Lottie's sixth year at Hogwarts had been going well. Classes were harder, but she was a NEWT student as well. She still excelled at Transfiguration, and was working hard on becoming an animagus with the help of Professor James. Perhaps when her quidditch career was over, she could return to Hogwarts and teach. After all, it was her real home. She had made so many lasting connections here. Her boyfriend, Tesla. Her best friend, Naomi. Her confidant and former crush, Damien.
Thinking of those people made her grin. Even more so when Damien asked her to meet him in Hogsmeade this evening. Lottie had happily accepted, thinking back to a time when she would have completely freaked out about going to Hogsmeade with him. But he had never shown any interest beyond just being a close friend, and Lottie accepted that.
Sneaking out of the castle was no easy feat. She made up stories about her prefectship, and unlocked the gates before slipping through them. Lottie made her way to the Three Broomsticks. She spotted Damien and beamed, giving him a tiny wave before heading over to the bar. She ordered two butterbeers and placed them on his table. Lottie hugged Damien tightly, ignoring the tiny need to linger with her arms around him. "How are you? How is life out of school?" asked Lottie, settling into the booth across from him.