Post by REBEKAH THALIA CYGNUS on Dec 16, 2016 21:37:57 GMT -6
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Rebekah had been parked in the Library for the better part of the day, trying to figure out this Alchemy assignment. She found it interesting, but it was ever time-consuming. She was taking a bit of a break now, her green eyes wandering the corners of the library. They lit upon the figure of another girl - a Ravenclaw, Bex thought? - and paused on her. Bex had seen the girl around before, and it was impossible to not notice how pretty the brunette was.
She felt some compelling urge to get to know this girl. She didn't really know what it was - there were other pretty girls here, of course. But, something about the girl seemed interesting, and it drew Bex towards her. Without really thinking about it, Bex had abandoned her table and moved closer to the table which the other girl occupied. Hesitantly, she glanced at the papers on the table, trying to decide what to say. Finally, she settled on some sort of half-baked excuse to talk to the younger girl. "Hi." She said, lamely. Trying to booster up her trademark confidence, Bex flashed her a full smile. "Do you happen to have a quill I could borrow? Mine broke." Except she had an extra in her bag. But, the girl didn't know that.
Fifth year was going well so far if Tori did say so herself. She was doing well in all of her classes and honestly it wasn't nearly as stressful as everyone had always said it was. She didn't know what they were doing wrong, because she was still enjoying herself. Maybe that would change come time for OWLs, but for now she was just fine with how it was.
Her usual table in the library was a bit cluttered from all the books she had around her, but there was still space should someone need it. Which apparently someone did, because Tori heard a voice after a little while. Looking up, she saw a girl she knew as one of the older prefects. "Hello," she replied with a smile of her own, teeth flashing as she did so. "Yes, of course." Because Tori always carried at least three quills with her. There was never any telling when it would be needed and she liked to be prepared.
Reaching below the table, Tori pulled out her bag and fished through it for a second before her fingers wrapped around one of the spares and she pulled it out to offer to the other girl.
Post by REBEKAH THALIA CYGNUS on Dec 18, 2016 19:34:06 GMT -6
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Bex didn't exactly know why she had thought that a simple request would lead to a longer conversation than a simple exchange. To be honest, she'd probably not thought her "plan" fully through. That wasn't new, though - Bex tended to dive headfirst into situations, not pausing to think of the merits or drawbacks to her actions. Sometimes such brashness lead to things occurring in her favor. More often then not, though, it left her where it had now - with a half-baked plan that wasn't quite as successful as she could have hoped. How was she going to salvage it this time? That was the question.
Still, she smiled brightly at the other girl. "Thank you very much." She said sincerely. Then, after a moment's pause, she pretended to examine the window next to the girl's table. Her own table was not near a window. "Say, do you mind if I share your table? I think you have a much better view than I do." She joked, gesturing over her shoulder towards the table in the far corner she'd been sitting at.
The next question set Tori's mind questioning. There was a very good chance none of it had actually been about the quill at all. But, honestly, that was just fine with her. She was definitely most than happy to oblige the older girl, smiling as she spoke again. "Oh, sure. There's plenty of space." Organized that she was, there was actually an entire half of the table free from books and papers. Though, if the girl, Tori wished she could recall her name, was really acting on another other than sincerity, she didn't foresee much more studying getting done. That was fine, though, since she was mostly just working ahead. A quick chat with a hopefully new friend suited her just as well.
Post by REBEKAH THALIA CYGNUS on Jan 8, 2017 20:20:08 GMT -6
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Her attempt at conversation was a thinly veiled excuse, she was sure they both realized that now. Still, the Ravenclaw seemed too kind to mention such things, and merely extended an invitation to her. She was glad she was so nice - it made talking to her all that much easier. "Awesome." She said, turning on her heel and heading to gather her things from the former table.
She made her way back to the Ravenclaw, and sat across from her, idly opening her own Transfiguration book to a page at random before looking back up at her, studying her while trying to be inconspicuous. "What are you studying?" She asked, obviously not focusing on her own notes.
For a moment, Tori debated turning back to her studying as the other girl walked away to get her things, but she knew she'd have to stop again just as soon as she started, so instead she took the moment to doodle on the corner of her page instead. She could read situations easily enough to know it wasn't a waste of her time.
Hearing her new companion returning, Tori looked back up, smile back in place. "Oh, just history of magic." While many people found the topic to be dull, Tori found it interesting. There were so many things that shaped their world and she wanted to know them all. Plus it was useful to know the why for things. "What about you?" Her gaze fell to the book the girl had put on the table, trying to suss it out on her own.
Post by REBEKAH THALIA CYGNUS on Jan 15, 2017 22:49:39 GMT -6
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Bex returned with her things, setting them lightly on the table before sitting across from Tori and posing her question. She was just making polite conversation - she really did hate being alone. Plus, the other girl was pretty and Bex suspected she had a brilliant mind to pick. "History of Magic? I have to admit, that was never one of my favorites. Do you have a particular interest in it?" She asked politely. She had personally hated every minute in that class but she didn't exactly need to broadcast it.
"I'm working on an Alchemy assignment. I actually really like the class but I'm afraid I'm not all that skilled at it. I have to constantly read over the material to just barely keep up." She admitted. She believed that identifying one's strengths made them a better person, so she was often more than happy to share her own shortcomings.
Gaze falling down to the book in front of her, Tori let her fingers move to fiddle with the edge of one of the pages. "It's not the worst subject I've sat through," she said after a moment of thought. Not that she really thought any of her classes were bad There were just some that caught her interest more than others. "I like it enough that I'll probably keep it if I get a high enough mark on my exams this year."
At the mention of Alchemy, the girl perked up a bit and her eyes returned to her companion. She wasn't old enough to take Alchemy yet, so anything she could learn about it now was just a head start over everyone else. "Is it very difficult?" she asked as she leaned forward slightly. "I want to pick it up but I don't want to overdo my course load either." Never mind that she wanted to pick up everything she could.
Post by REBEKAH THALIA CYGNUS on Feb 16, 2017 22:53:40 GMT -6
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Bex nodded as Tori explained her interest in the class. To be honest, besides Defense Against the Dark Arts and Flying, and now Alchemy, Bex had always had little interest in Academics. Her interest had always been primarily in sports, and that's probably why she'd gained the position of captain to begin with. Still, she could tell that the subjects were important to the to the Ravenclaw. "That's good. History is important, and we certainly need people who care about it." She said, nodding along with the statement.
She smiled when the younger girl seemed to show an extra special interest in Alchemy. That, at least, she could relate to. The subject was completely fascinating, and was one of the few Bex could actually lose herself in. "I mean, it's definitely challenging. And very fast paced. But so, so useful and applicable to real life, I think." She said, sincerely.
Most of the time when she admitted to liking history, people were skeptical. Or mocking. There was apparently just something about the topic that didn't sit well with most others. Sure it got a bit tedious at times, but with the right professor it could be an interesting topic. It all depended on the approach. "It seems to be one of the more hit or miss subjects, where people either love it or hate it," she mused.
Trying to stop herself looking like an eager, wide-eyed child, Tori listened with rapt attention as the older girl spoke about Alchemy. It sounded like something she could do. She at least wanted to give it a try. "Professor James teaches that one too, right?" she asked as she leaned forward a bit in excitement. "I'll probably end up taking it on."