Another exciting thing about the Christmas break (other than it being Christmas, and holidays) was the fact that he got to see Duke. He couldn't wait until next year where Duke was going to be at Hogwarts with him - oh, that was going to be super exciting. And once he went back after this break, there was only one more turn to go.
Yelling hi to uncle Jonas as he passed him, he went to go and find Duke. "Duke, Duke, Duke!" Okay, so what if he was super excited to see his cousin again? That wasn't a crime.
Post by DUKE ALEXANDER FILIBUSTER on Dec 10, 2016 5:38:51 GMT -6
Duke was trying to be happy. His awesome dad was being awesome. But the fact was his mother wasn't around. And without his mother, Duke didn't really know what to do. "Rory?" He could try to smile, but it was difficult. For the first time in about three weeks, Duke had showered off and changed. All of this had been part of his dad's idea. Something about how he'd feel better if he did these things? He just still felt really tired.
"How are you?" He liked his cousin. Rory was like his brother, only he didn't have to share his dad. Really Duke didn't know if he could survive sharing his dad. His dad was precious to him.
Uh oh. Duke didn't look as if he seemed particularly well. What was the matter? Rory frowned a little bit, eyeing him. "I'm okay," he said, his answer not quite so chipper as it would have been before he had noticed that Duke was not looking too great. He didn't look very happy, and that was not very nice at all.
Duke deserved all the sunshine in the world. "Are you okay? Is there anything the matter?" Maybe he was wrong, maybe he was just being silly, but it didn't seem right at all.
Post by DUKE ALEXANDER FILIBUSTER on Feb 20, 2017 19:44:21 GMT -6
"My mom left." He stated. It was the first time that he had actually voiced it. All of the adults in his life knew it. They all knew why, but no one would admit the truth. "She left because of me and soon your dad won't let you come over and I'll miss you." And without thinking, he threw himself at his best friend. Or well, Rory was more like family by this point. He loved Rory.
But at least he had showered and he felt okay. He hadn't really eaten in awhile and he was starting to feel shaky again. Maybe he needed to just go sit down. That might help him feel better.
"Oh," Rory said, frowning a little bit. His mum had left? Oh no. That was sad. What was he meant to do to help that? What could he do? "You're not going to miss me, because that won't happen. Dad's not gonna stop letting me come. And even if he does, I'll just ignore him," he nodded firmly. Duke was his friend, he wasn't going to stop being his friend.
He really didn't think Sirius would stop him seeing his friends, but if he did for whatever reason, than Rory was just going to come and see his friends anyway.
Post by DUKE ALEXANDER FILIBUSTER on Apr 11, 2017 17:55:15 GMT -6
Duke was going to miss Rory. He was going to miss the fact that Rory was one of the best people at Hogwarts. "You can't ignore your dad. And what if there's a reason mom left and it's the same reason your dad won't let you come over? What if I'm just death in a human form?" After all, he wouldn't kill anyone with magic. But maybe he'd been the reason his mom left. Something like he caused her death?
It was one of the only things that made sense to him.
Rory squinted at his friend. "You're not death in human form," that was silly. And he knew that Duke wasn't that. "It's not your fault, duke." Thats what people told him after his parents had died. It wasn't his fault the car had crashed. It wasn't his fault that they had died and he hasn't. It wasn't something you could control. "I'd ignore my dad if it meant being able to see you."
Post by DUKE ALEXANDER FILIBUSTER on Jun 1, 2017 18:06:05 GMT -6
Duke shook his head. He was staring at his shoes and just not thinking about anything else. All he could do was shake his head. "You don't know Rory. I'm a werewolf. I'm a monster." He'd thought things would be okay but he was slowly learning that it wasn't true. Instead he was learning he was nothing good. He shouldn't be allowed to go to Hogwarts or anything else like that.
"That doesn't make you a monster," he said stubbornly. "It just means you have to be careful on full moons. "You're a great person all the other days of the month." And he meant it. Duke was great. He didn't like it that the other boy was thinking such sad things about himself. But what could he do to help? "And even if you were, I'd stick by you. That's what friends are for."