Post by TOM RICHARD HENRY on Dec 10, 2016 7:43:33 GMT -6
It had been a long morning. Tom was technically still on the job but coffee was calling him. Being so close to Hogsmeade had meant that there was only one things for it, Madam Puddifoots. He hated to admit it but he secretly loved the place and their weird and wonderful drinks.
Opening the door, the familiar chime greeted him. Luckily for him there was no queue, which was quite unusual. He made his way to the counter and ordered his drink. Looking at his watch he decided that he could probably take the weight off of his feet for a little bit, the rest of the team would be fine for now. The small table at the front of the shop would do. After paying and thanking the server, he made his way over to the empty seat to enjoy his drink.
Ending up in Hogsmeade to try and do Christmas shopping was really unlikely to be any success at all. However Evanna thought that she might as well try. Perhaps she would be surprised and find something - part of her doubted it. It wasn't too long until she was tired of fighting against the wind every time she left a shop, and decided it was time for a break. Tea sounded really nice right now, if she was honest.
So perhaps against her better judgement, she stepped into Madam Puddifoots and ordered herself a drink. Once she got it, she turned to find a place to sit, and then spotted a person that she knew. Carefully crossing the room with her drink, she moved towards him. "Tom? Hi."
Post by TOM RICHARD HENRY on Dec 12, 2016 12:25:19 GMT -6
The warmth of the shop made Tom feel slightly better, especially watching the hustle and bustle from the window. Lifting his very feminine teacup, he blew on the drink to cool it then sipped enjoying it’s soothing qualities. He thought back to his first visit and how embarrassed he was to be seen in here. Now he sat right up at the window holding a pretty pink cup, not ashamed of his secret love for the place.
Lost in his thoughts and people watching he hadn’t noticed a familiar face making their way towards him. Looking up was Evanna. “Oh hello!” he exclaimed, caught off guard. “Yes it is Tom.” Grinning, he gestured towards the seat opposite. “They make a decent cup of tea in here! What did you get?”
Tom was not exactly the person that Evanna had been expecting to bump into when she had walked into this shop. In fact, she hadn't actually been expecting to bump into anyone that she knew. Laughing softly, she sat down in the seat across from him, placing her cup of tea down onto the table. "Some fruity tea," she said, eyeing it. She didn't trust their normal black tea, to be perfectly honest, but going down the fruity line seemed to be the better way to go. "What about you?"
She hadn't seen him since they'd ventured out into the muggle world. Which had been an interesting experience, actually. Evanna could admit that she had kind of enjoyed herself. Though that was perhaps best to keep to herself in a lot of circles.
Post by TOM RICHARD HENRY on Dec 16, 2016 13:22:05 GMT -6
"Nice," Tom commented about Evannas choice of drink. It wouldn't have been his favourite, he was more into the classic drinks like a hot chocolate or a good cup of coffee. "I'm just having a tea." He hadn't seen Evanna for a while now and it was nice to see her somewhere in the wizarding world. "Have you got over the boat ride yet? That was a pretty rocky trip." Tom could feel his mood lifting, maybe he would take a rain check from work and chill out in here all afternoon instead.
ooc: argh sorry, work has been long and I wanted to get you a post.
"I had a bad experience with their tea back in school," she said with a slight laugh, before taking a sip of her tea. "I'm not entirely sure why I agreed to that date but," she gave a light shrug of her shoulder and a faint smile. "I think so. That was.... an adventure. I'm really grateful for magic being able to row boats for me now." It had been fun, she had to admit that. But she wasn't really in a hurry to row her own boat again.
Post by TOM RICHARD HENRY on Dec 20, 2016 14:22:00 GMT -6
Tom raised an eyebrow. “A bad experience with tea,” he repeated trying not to laugh, “ What happened?” He knew some people didn’t have a taste for a tea but bad experiences he wondered what had happened. When Evanna mentioned magic rowing boats for her in the future he nodded. “ I’m in agreement with you. That was more difficult than I had anticipated.” Although Tom did try to only use magic when he really needed it there were some things that he preferred to use his wand for. “Where we off to next then?” he asked jokingly with a grin.
"It might have been the date, more than the tea," she said with a slight laugh, and a shrug of her shoulders. "Though I'm sure the tea didn't exactly help. Though they might have been trying out some weird tea at that point? I don't really remember," it had been some time ago now.
"It really was." And she was reasonably fit, through all of her auror training. She couldn't imagine trying to do that if you weren't fit. At his question, she smiled. "Any other interesting muggle places that you know of?" She wanted to learn more about the muggle world now that she had stepped into it.
Post by TOM RICHARD HENRY on Dec 24, 2016 0:32:03 GMT -6
"Oh right," Tom said, taking a sip of his drink. It was always weird how sometimes a taste or a smell could conjure memories making them negative for people. He remembered not being able to eat yogurt for years after seeing a cousin bringing it up through his nose when he was younger.
Tom was glad that Evanna had enjoyed her time in muggle London. He had been surprised at the time that she had actually taken up his offer. "Erm..." he thought hard, there were lots of exciting places and he knew Evanna had spent most of her life in the wizarding world. "Ever been to a theme park?" Tom had always been amazed at how Muggles had been able to build those huge structures without the need for magic.
ooc; I'm not sure if the wizarding world would have had its own theme parks lol
She never would have expected to willingly spend that amount of time in the muggle world. If someone had told her that years ago… she was still thinking about the types of comments that her brother would make, if he knew. But it had not been that bad, if a little strange. And inconvenient due to not being able to use magic, rowing by hands was not something she really wanted to try again. “…what’s a theme park?”
Post by TOM RICHARD HENRY on Dec 30, 2016 13:52:41 GMT -6
Tom shuffled forward in his chair. “You’ve never been to a theme park?” He asked with excitement. They were one of the things wizards and witches were missing out on. Yes they had the thrill of flying on a broom if they played Quidditch or the sickly feeling when apparating but it wasn’t the same as riding a roller coaster. “That’s what we’re doing next,” he exclaimed not even waiting for her answer. “A theme park is full of machines which basically mimic riding a broom except on tracks,” explaining was difficult and that was the closest Evanna was going to get for an explanation.
Evanna shook her head. No, she'd never been to one. She didn't even know what they were. Which was unsurprising considering that she had very little knowledge about the muggle world. She squinted a little bit at his description. "That sounds...odd," she settled on. Brooms on tracks? How weird. "Why do people go to them?"
Post by TOM RICHARD HENRY on Jan 8, 2017 4:49:21 GMT -6
Tom laughed. It was odd when you looked at it from an outsiders prospective. He’d only been to one and that was the best way he could explain to her. “I’ve probably not explained it in the best way,” he admitted with a sip of his drink. “If you want to go you’ll get what I mean.” He had to think about Evanna’s next question. Why did people go to theme parks? “Erm...probably to get a rush. You know like when you ride a broom and you have the wind in your hair.”
Did she? Evanna bit her lip a little nervously, thinking it over. Part of her was a bit opposed to this idea, but she'd been unsure about going into the Muggle World at all, and that had kind of been nice? So maybe it wouldn't be too bad. "Let's give it a shot," she said tentatively. "I wasn't really a big flyer," she said with a half smile.
Post by TOM RICHARD HENRY on Feb 13, 2017 4:07:16 GMT -6
Tom hadn't been too sure that Evanna would agree. He'd already made a trip to Muggle London with her so she obviously trusted him. When she agreed he grinned. He loved theme parks and wondered why the wizarding world didn't have their own. "It'll be great!" He exclaimed, the child in him making its way out. "Once you've given the first roller coaster a go you'll get what I mean."