Post by ADELAIDE ZAKHAROVA on Dec 10, 2016 19:38:33 GMT -6
Adie needed to go find and bother her best friend. Of course she meant bother in the most adoring sense as surely Kathleen loved her. She loved Kathleen, and there was nothing the other girl could do about it. They were best friends now, no take backs. Anyway, that meant going up to the seventh floor to where the Gryffindor dorm was. Sure she couldn't get into it, though she was sure she could persuade one of her many 'friends' to let her in if she whined enough, but she could at least ask if that was where she was or not. She jumped a wandering Gryffindor for just that purpose actually. Demanded that the boy pass on a message to Kathleen that she was here to see her and that they needed to go on some sort of adventure.
Now she had to wait for Kathleen to appear. That was easy enough right? She was patient, and so she just sort of rocked back and forth on her heels while she awaited her friend appearing out of her common room. Once she spotted her though she waved with a bright smile. "Kathleeeeen. I'm glad he actually gave you the message. He looked at me like I was crazy so I was concerned." she said with a slight pout. What a rude boy he was to just look at her like she was nuts. It wasn't as if she had demanded he take her into the common room with him, just that he pass on a message. There weren't owls for going between house common rooms, so one had to make due with other messengers. "Come adventure with me?" she asked with a smile. @kathleen
Kathleen had been lying upside down on the couch. So maybe she was meant to be doing some work or something, but reading was hard, and her brain hurt. So instead she was lying the wrong way on the couch, staring upside down at the roof. It seemed like a better use of her time, to be perfectly honest.
That was until some other random student came and said there was some Hufflepuff outside who wanted her. "Oh!" she stated, swinging around so she was the right way up, her vision spinning for a moment. "Woah, bad idea, bad idea," she mumbled, grabbing onto the couch. Okay, she could see again, that was good. This was good. She wasn't about to fall over.
Jumping to her feet, she scrambled out of the portrait hole, and found Adie. "Hi!" she greeted cheerfully. "He did look a little concerned. But I was also lying upside down, and its harder to read expressions when the world is topsy turvey," she nodded firmly.
An adventure? "Of course!" Kathleen was always up for an adventure, and especially if that adventure included Adie. Adie made everything better, so she wouldn't dream of saying no. "Let's go!" she grabbed onto her arm, starting to pull her down the hallway and then stopped. "Where are we going?" That seemed like an important thing to find out.
Post by ADELAIDE ZAKHAROVA on Dec 17, 2016 13:32:37 GMT -6
Adie rocked back and forth on her heels while hoping that the lion boy gave Kathleen her message. Surely he would right? Lions were good for being trusted to do things, or maybe that was badgers? She wasn't sure, she just knew that it typically wasn't the snakes that were super trustworthy. If Kath had been in Slytherin she would have fully expected the boy to ignore her and the message she wanted delivered. Thus, she simply would have followed him in to make sure the girl got the message. Soon enough though she saw her best friend appearing from behind the portrait and she bounced over to her. All was well now, and they could go on an adventure together. "Hi!" she said back excitedly as Kath greeted her. Then she giggled at her description of being topsy turvey and the boy looking concerned. "I was hoping I didn't make the wrong choice when I didn't force him to let me follow him in to give the message myself." she said with a smile.
The girl agreed to go on an adventure with her, and said that they should go now. Adie nodded firmly before holding Kathleen's arm in much the way the other girl was holding hers and grinned as they started off down the hallway. They could just hold hands and skip through the school, that was totally fine. Then she was asked where they were going. Oh. Right. That was important too wasn't it? "Uhm. Outside? We need to make snow nessies." she said with a nod. Snowmen were boring, they needed snow-nessies instead. Or maybe a snow squid, would the giant squid approve of that? "Or maybe we should go ice skating? Do you think the lake is frozen enough for that? I love ice skating." she said with a smile. She wasn't so fond of the possibility of falling through the ice again, but as long as they stayed on the very frozen parts she thought they would be totally okay.
"Nah, you didn't make a wrong choice," she said with a firm nod. The boy might have thought the whole thing was a little weird, but at least he had passed on Adie's message to her. "I don't know why we're not allowed in the other common rooms anyway," she said with a shrug of her shoulders. "It'd be nice to be able to hang out in comfortable spaces with our friends." It wasn't like Hogwarts had a communal common room or something either, they just had to make use with all of the other places around the school.
This was nice. Hand holding and skipping through the school with her best friend. That was really all that Kathleen needed in her life. Well, also dragons. She definitely needed dragons. Dragons and Adie. Yes, that was it. Done. Perfect. "Ooh snow nessies!" That definitely sounded far more exciting than snow men. You could make really big ones that came up and down all over the snow. At the mention of ice skating, her eyes lit up even more. "No, that's a better idea! I love ice skating too. We should do that. It probably is," she peered out a window as they passed it. "There's lots of snow. Which means its cold. Which means the lake should be frozen?" That sounded like good logic, right?
Post by ADELAIDE ZAKHAROVA on Dec 28, 2016 21:33:11 GMT -6
Adie was glad that Kathleen had been given her message. Otherwise Adie would have had to tackle a Gryffindor and make them take her to Kath. That wouldn’t have been so bad, but it would have been inconvenient at the very least. Kath commented that she didn’t understand why they couldn’t go into the common rooms of the other houses anyway and Adie sighed. ”Probably for the sake of building up the house rivalry. Getting the house cup is pretty important to some people, and I can see attempts at sabotage being an issue if we were allowed to wander in and out of any common room we wanted.” she said with a slight frown. House pride was all well and good, but she didn’t think it should be blown out to the extent it often was. ”It would be nice to be able to hang out with your friends in other houses more easily though.” she said with a slight sigh. As it was, they had to find other places around the castle to hang out if they wanted to do so together.
Hand holding and skipping were definitely great things, but they did need to figure out what they were actually going to do. She did suppose that they could just skip through the halls for a while, but that would get boring. Snow nessies sounded like a much better idea, so she suggested that. Kath seemed to be on board with it, so she nodded with a smile. Then she thought about ice skating though, and that just seemed like a great idea. ”Do you need to go get ice skates and a coat? We can meet outside.” she suggested with a smile. ”Yes, definitely cold and snowy, so the lake should be frozen.” she agreed with a nod. @kathleen
Kathleen made her face. The house rivalry was dumb. Okay, so maybe she was a little bit competetive and she did want Gryffindor to win, and be the best house, but. It was still dumb. She didn't think all the students should be separated as much as they were, it sometimes made talking to your friends very difficult. "It's dumb," she complained. "You guys should be allowed to come into the common room. Or at least, they should make a big communal common room. There isn't anywhere with lots of comfortable chairs that we can all sit on." It was sad.
"Yes! That's a great idea." Maybe not going outside in the cold without her proper coat on. Because then she'd get sick, and she hated going to the Hospital Wing. She never went unless she actually felt like she was dying. So none of that. "I'll go grab them, and I'll meet you at the doors," and without another word, she let go of Adie's hand and then raced off back towards her common room. This was going to be an absolutely wonderful day and Kathleen was super excited and she couldn't wait to go and play in the snow. Adie was the best.
Post by ADELAIDE ZAKHAROVA on Jan 14, 2017 15:30:37 GMT -6
Adie agreed that the house rivalry was dumb, but considering how competitive some students were she doubted they could do anything about it. Not to mention, the school did rather encourage the behavior so she doubted they would do anything about it either. They were all separated by obscure traits, and while it did sometimes make it easier to make friends and relate to those around you, she thought it also slightly discouraged making friends in every group because you were supposed to be competing against them. She wanted to be friends with everyone though, and so she was going to do her best to accomplish that even if they didn’t want to be friends with her. At least Kathleen was a willing participant, it would be easy for the girl to ignore her message being that she could just stay hidden in her common room. ”We should write letters to the headmaster, maybe he can make us a communal common room. Magic can do that can’t it?” she asked with a smile. Maybe if they flooded his office with letters about it he’d give in and let them have such a thing.
She suggested going to get a coat and skates and Kathleen stated this was a good idea. Well, it generally was a good idea to go outside in appropriate clothing, but that wasn’t the point. ”Don’t want to freeze in five minutes.” she clarified with a nod. Then she was told she would be met at the door and the hufflepuff skipped off to get her own coat and skates. It was a long walk, but that was okay, at least she didn’t have to walk all the way back up to the Gryffindor tower again when she collected her things, and instead found herself bouncing at the front door and waiting for Kathleen to show back up.
Did the house rivalries mean that she wasn't meant to like her brother? That's what she never really understood about them. What about the people that ended up in different houses to their siblings? Because that happened. It seemed kind of weird for siblings to end up all in the same house, they had different personalities and things. "Ohh," she said, as Adie mentioned writing owls. "We should!" Maybe if they bothered him enough than he would do it. "I'm sure magic could do that. It's magic." Flawless logic, Kathleen.
Hurrying up to her dorm, Kathleen spent five minutes trying to find her gloves. One was under her bed, the other was in the bottom of her trunk. She wasn't sure why it was at the bottom considering she had used them yesterday. Oh well. Now that she was suitably dressed for the weather, she headed back downstairs. She skipped down the first flight, and then slowed down for the rest, so she actually had some energy to go iceskating.
"Hi, hi!" she said, once she came to a halt next to Adie at the doors. "Let's go!" Pushing open the doors, she headed out into the snow.
Post by ADELAIDE ZAKHAROVA on Feb 5, 2017 17:57:22 GMT -6
Adie thought if the flooded the headmaster’s office with enough owls they could probably get some changes made. Or possibly just get a new room in the castle. It was certainly big enough, just throw it under one of the staircases and have it act like magical tents do. If magic could make those tents larger on the inside, then surely, they could do that with spaces under stairs too. Kath agreed upon writing owls too apparently and she smiled. ”The best way to annoy someone into doing something is to flood their office with letters.” she said with a smile and a nod. She thought that was the best way, but she was pretty sure most people would probably disagree with her. It wasn’t as if they knew the password to just break into his office and sit on his desk until he implemented it after all. Thus, they had to settle for sending owls. The school had enough of them around that they could give one letter to each owl and let them flood the office. ”Magic can make small on the outside tents have multiple rooms, so I don’t see why not.” she said with a smile at her friend.
Adie dressed for the outside and got her skates. Her clothes were mostly easy to find, but she was an alarmingly organized thirteen year old so perhaps that wasn’t surprising. Kath wasn’t far behind her when she bounded up to the front door and she smiled. ”Yesss, let’s go!” she said before heading out into the snow as well. Now that they were appropriately dressed, they wouldn’t freeze to death in the snow. ”To the lake!” she clarified with a smile. She just hoped that the lake was frozen enough for this all to work. She was sure it would be considering the time of year, but there was always a chance that it wouldn’t be she supposed. As long as she didn’t fall through the ice she didn’t care if it was completely frozen.
Flooding the headmasters office was definitely the best plan. That was how Kathleen was going to get anyone to do things that she wanted now. Just send owl after owl after owl at them. Annoy people into doing the things that she wanted them to do. It was perfect. "It is," she agreed. "Lets do that later, then." Go up to the owlery and use all of the owls. It really was a perfect plan. It was going to go just fine. "Exactly! Magic can do almost everything. This won't be a problem." Magic was super amazing like that. She was used to it, having grown up around magic. But it still astounded her a lot. All of the different things that magic could do, and that she could achieve.
They stepped outside and Kathleen wrinkled her nose. "It's coooold," she complained, pulling her cloak tighter around her. Standing in the doorway she stared out into the snow. "Okay, lets go!" That was enough complaining. Time now to go and have fun in the snow. It would be perfect. Grabbing onto Adie's hand, she dragged her out into the grounds, and towards the lake. "C'mon, c'mon."
Post by ADELAIDE ZAKHAROVA on Feb 25, 2017 20:59:50 GMT -6
They just needed some paper and a lot of ink and their plan to flood the office with owls would be perfect. ”Yessss. Our hands will get tired, but we can drag it out over a few days. Surely if there are enough letters we can convince him. Maybe we should get other people to write them too?” she suggested with a smile. Maybe if they weren’t the only ones who wanted it then it would get more notice. Just had to bring it to their nice headmaster’s attention. He was nice right? She had never actually spoken to him, but there were always speeches at the beginning of the year and she thought he sounded like he would be nice at least. Anyway, the had ice skating to do, so they should focus on that for the moment. Wouldn’t want to trip and fall in the snow because they were focused on other things.
Kath stated that it was cold and she nodded. ”Very. Perfect for ice skating.” she said with a smile. Then they were off, dragging Adie along with her. She had no problem with this though. ”I aaaam” she replied as she skipped to keep up with Kathleen. ”It’s hard moving fast with all sorts of winter gear on and snow on the ground.” she said with a slight huff. Snow did make running a bit difficult, as did winter coats for that matter. Thus, she sort of just jumped and stomped her way through the snow towards the lake.
Getting other people to help was a good thought. Kathleen nodded thoughtfully. "I like that! Oh! Do you think there are any spells that can duplicate letters? So we don't need to write each one?" that also seemed as though it could be pretty useful. Surely there was a spell for that. There was a spell for everything. Maybe they could ask one of the teachers what it was, they'd probably know. And then if they sent the headmaster lots and lots and lots of letters than he was clearly going to have to listen to them, and then things would be perfect! Nothing was going to go wrong with this plan.
Kathleen couldn't fault that, it was rather difficult trying to move quickly in coats and boots, and holding iceskates with snow everywhere. But that was okay, they would manage. If they didn't go tumbling into the snow first. Whew. Somehow they made it to the edge without killing themselves. "It looks thick enough," she said, peering at the ice. It wouldn't be very good if they fell through it. That would probably be very very cold, and Kathleen didn't want to have to go the hospital wing because she'd gotten sick. She wasn't really a fan of the hospital wing. "Okay, skates." This was going to be the fun bit. Getting skates on outside without getting her socks wet. Wet socks were the worst.
Post by ADELAIDE ZAKHAROVA on Mar 18, 2017 20:56:35 GMT -6
Kathleen brought up a good point, could they just duplicate the letters indefinitely and swarm his office with a few instead of actually writing out hundreds? ”Maybe, we can look in the library, or ask one of the older students?” she suggested with a nod. Hopefully they didn’t have to actually write a hundred letters a piece. Their hands would get very tired, and while it was worth the effort it would take a lot of time for them to do so. They wouldn’t be able to do homework after because their hands would just be far too tired. She wondered if any professor would even take that excuse or if they would just sigh at them for it. Probably the sighing, she knew most professors were not lenient about that sort of thing. As long as they weren’t dying they could still do homework.
Adie felt very much like a penguin as she waddled about in the snow in her winter clothing. Kath probably felt the same. At least they made it to the lake without face planting in the snow. That was an accomplishment surely. The ice did indeed look thick enough and she smiled. ”Yay, it would be a shame to waddle out here to find it wasn’t.” she said with a smile. They wanted to go ice skating, and now they definitely would get to. It was just a matter of getting their skates on without soaking their socks. She didn’t have any spells to stop soaked socks either, so if they did get wet they’d just have to deal with it. That was unfortunate. She tried her best to balance on one foot while pulling her skate on. The first one would be easy, it would be the second that was difficult as she’d be standing on her ice skated foot to do that. Thus, she decided to lace it up before attempting. She moved to the other and just barely managed to get the skate on before toppling over onto her side off balance. ”Oof. No wet sock though so whatever.” she said lacing the second skate from her position on the ground before getting up. ”Ready?” she asked her friend with a grin.
"Yeah that sounds like a good idea!" she said, nodding. The older students would probably know. "I can ask my brother." Maybe he'd be helpful. Or maybe they could ask one of the teachers? She was certain that there was a way to figure this out. They went to a magical school after all.
Getting to the lake was an adventure, the next adventure was trying to get from her boots to her skates. Maybe magic could invent boots that turned into skates, so you didn't need to be concerned about getting wet socks. That sounded like a very clever idea. Pity she had no idea how to do that. Maybe she could come back to it when she was older. "Woah, careful!" she yelled as Adie fell over. "Don't hurt yourself before we even start," because that wouldn't be fun at all. Imagine getting all of this way and then having to go to the hospital wing? And Kath hated the hospital wing.
Balancing precariously, she somehow managed to get her skates on, and teetered her way on the ice. "Woah!" she exclaimed as the skate skidded from under her and she waved her hands around to try regain her balance. "Phew, that was close. I'm ready! Let's go!" she yelled cheerfully.
Post by ADELAIDE ZAKHAROVA on Apr 15, 2017 23:49:13 GMT -6
[blockqutoe]Oh, right, Kath did have an older brother. Sometimes she forgot about him. ”Oh! Maybe he’ll know then. I’ll see if any of my older housemates know.” she said with a smile. The two of them could ask around and maybe it would turn up that someone did know such spells. She certainly didn’t, but she was only a third year so that was probably to be expected. Maybe someday she would be someone asked about more complicated spells, but for now she didn’t know a whole lot of magic. Only three years worth, and she had so much more to learn yet. It was kind of daunting when she thought about it like that, so she was going to go ahead and forget such things for now. They had ice skating to do after all, so that was far more important to think about. Wouldn’t want to fall over in the snow while trying to get to the lake in snow clothes and boots.
As it turned out though, she fell over while putting on ice skates. She probably should have been sitting to put them on in the first place. Tennis shoes you could just slip on while standing, but skates needed laced up so they were a bit more challenging to do while standing and trying to avoid soggy socks. She was told to be careful and not to hurt herself before they started, and Adie giggled a bit. ”Snow is soft enough that it didn’t really hurt. Besides, no soggy socks now.” she said with a smile. Once she had the skates on she managed to get back to her feet and scuttle her way over to the ice. Kath was already on the ice, and she carefully stepped out onto it as well. It had been a while since she skated so she was a little unsteady on her feet for a moment before regaining her balance. The other girl said she was ready and Adie grinned and nodded. ”Me too, time to skate!” she said excitedly with a smile.