"That sounds like an adventure," he mused, though he couldn't imagine doing it himself. He liked having a steady house to return to in the evenings, the comfort of familiarity, with all of his belongings - well, those that had been replaced after everything had been lost in the fire. "London won't let you get away from it that easily."
Post by JAMIE SAMUEL ROBERTS on Apr 29, 2017 11:21:41 GMT -6
"Very true," Jamie commented. London did have a certain pull for him. He was born and bred here and knew the streets well. It did have its flaws, but didn't everywhere? "You from good ol' London town then?" He didn't know too much about Edmund, maybe this was a good time to explore.
"I grew up a little out of the city," he said with a slight shrug of his shoulders. "Live a bit closer now, work here, so I tend to spend quite a bit of time at least near London, if not particularly in it." The magical community being mainly based in London helped with that too. It was easier to flock around where the community was based, even if he did like his space. "And you?"
Post by JAMIE SAMUEL ROBERTS on May 30, 2017 1:06:43 GMT -6
Jamie nodded when Edmund asked him if he was from London. "Yeah, pretty close to here actually," he said taking a drink. He had often wondered what life might have been like away from the hustle and bustle. Maybe that was why his job was so rural and out of the way from society. "What else have you been up to since school then? Can't all be work work work. Any wedding plans?" Jamie couldn't help himself but have a nose.
It didn't really make much a difference how close he lived to work or not, considering how easy magic made it to cross the country in seconds. Although that said, he did live reasonably close to his place of work. At the next question, he eyed Jamie. "I'm engaged," he answered truthfully. "Although we are not set on a date yet."
Post by JAMIE SAMUEL ROBERTS on Jul 21, 2017 5:34:43 GMT -6
Edmund gave him a look when he asked the question. Maybe it was a sore point. "Congratulations," he said raising his glass, surprised that he past classmate hadn't told him where to go for being so nosy. "Not sure if I could be bothered with all that family drama that comes with weddings. Much easier just to run off and get on with it." Jamie's father had been actively trying to find him and his sister partners, of course he needed them to be pureblood. Jamie was free and single and that was how he wanted it to be, at least for now anyway.
There was family drama even without the wedding planning being in progress. There had been family drama from the moment that Edmund had told his parents that he was in a relationship with Ares. It was certainly not something they had approved of. "I doubt most of my family would turn up, even if I invited them," he commented wryly. There was no point hiding that. It was no secret to many pureblood families that his parents highly disapproved of his choice of partner. They could sod off for all that he cared.
Post by JAMIE SAMUEL ROBERTS on Jul 24, 2017 4:42:56 GMT -6
Jamie had got the feeling that all wasn't rosy with the Everhart's from what Edmund was telling him. He raised his eyebrow slightly and took a sip of his drink when he mentioned the family not wanting to turn up to the wedding. "That sucks," he said, shaking his head slightly. "Families, who'd have them? I know there are times where I wonder if I could pick some other members." He probably didn't have enough fingers to count those who got on his nerves, unfortunately there wasn't a spell to get rid of relatives.
Edmund could very well do without having to deal with his family. Not that he had spoken to his parents since last Christmas, and the disaster that had been. He spoke to Evanna, but she didn't have any problems with Ares, so that was something. It did strike him as ironic sometimes that he was the one who had fallen out of favour with his parents, he had always taken after them a lot more than his sister had. "I could certainly do with picking other members," he agreed. "What have they done to slight you?"
Post by JAMIE SAMUEL ROBERTS on Aug 26, 2017 4:33:33 GMT -6
Jamie smiled. "Life would be so much easier." It wasn't like he had had the hardest of lives. Jamie was the token child, the one who would be the perfect next generation of Roberts. His father was very proud of his son and his strong stance on muggleborns but the pressure was getting to him. "You know when you just want to figure what you want to do with your own life without others telling you what to do?" He was sure Edmund had some sort of idea. "Let me just do my job for a couple of years then I can meet your pureblood standards." Jamie hadn't really spoken about his situation before but Edmund seemed like he'd understand. "Let me get you another." The blonde, jumped from his seat and grabbed them another drink from the bar.
Edmund's lip gave a slight quirk. "Yes, I know the feeling." There had always been a great deal of pressure to do what it was that his parents wanted of him, required of him. And maybe he would have listened to it if it was not for Ares, if he hadn't found a person that made him so resolutely want to go against his family. Without him, he probably would have continued on being the perfect child. "Not sure i"m going to be meeting those standards though," he mused. His parents might hope he would change his mind, but he didn't want to. "Thank you," he said in response to getting another drink.