Ginny didn’t get very much time off from practice. However, the weather had been such crap lately that not even she wanted to fly in it – which was really saying something. She had once tried to tally up all the hours in her life she had spent atop a broomstick, floating above the rest of the world, leaving the world far behind. In the end, she decided they were far too numerous.
It was lucky that she’d been able to go professional, and been able to maintain the career even while being pregnant periodically. She knew a lot of mothers wouldn’t have chosen that lifestyle, but that was fine. Ginny had never been conventional, and it was a bit late to start now.
Perhaps that lack of conventional tendencies was what had attracted Ginny to Luna in the first place. The girl was a ray of sunshine who refused to let society’s parameters dictate her behavior. She was bold and she was outspoken and she was, in Ginny’s humble opinion, one of the best people to ever cross the face of this Earth.
Today, she was multitasking – she planned to both visit this wonderful woman and to get some shopping done. She wanted to surprise the kids with a new owl, as the one they currently owned was getting a bit slower in her old age. Currently, she was sat upon a bench, flipping through the practice schedule for the current week, trying to decide if anything needed to be moved around as she waited for Luna to arrive.
Post by LUNA SCAMANDER on Feb 5, 2017 19:57:03 GMT -6
Luna didn’t have a whole lot to do today. The boys were with Rolf again, probably chasing some exotic but not completely dangerous creature. That was fine, as long as the boys didn’t get hurt she was okay with Rolf taking them wherever. Though, she would also prefer if her husband didn’t get hurt either. She needed him around, and would miss him very much if something ate him. Thus, she just hoped he was being responsible and not getting eaten. Anyway, she was going to go meet Ginny, that was her primary goal for the day. She supposed she could do a bit of shopping while she was out, but she wasn’t really sure what she would buy. If she brought home another critter she was pretty sure Rolf would approve, but at the same time be disappointed by her lack of self-control. Maybe just a small newt or two would be okay? No, she needed to not bring home more pets, they had so many as it was. It was always so hard to say no when something new was brought home, she shouldn’t be encouraging it by doing the same thing.
She spotted Ginny sitting on a bench reading something, and skipped over before taking a seat beside the ginger woman. Now, would Ginny notice her there or would she not? That was the real question, but she’d say hello anyway and see what happened. ”Hello Ginny.” she said with a smile. She did hope she didn’t startle the other woman, but that depended entirely on how engrossed she was with whatever it was she was reading at the moment. ”So, did you have any plans for this little outing?” she asked curiously. Maybe they were going to get ice cream or something, or maybe Ginny just wanted someone to shop with. Shopping wasn’t something Luna was really used to doing with other people, as she had such an eccentric style, but she could try it if Ginny wanted to. It would certainly be a different sort of adventure for her, and she wasn’t really one to turn down adventure usually. She was willing to try everything at least once certainly.
Ginny had grown so engrossed in the schedule that she hardly noticed when the blonde came to rest on the bench beside her, It was a lot of responsibility, being captain for such a famous team. It was a team she'd once dreamed of belonging to, it was just another piece of her life that had fallen right into place, it seemed. Still, that didn't diminish the amount of work that had to go into every practice, into every play. She took the game deadly seriously, she always had. So, when Luna's voice rang out beside her, it did indeed startle the utterly focused red-head,so much so that she jolted a little, dropping the parchment she'd been studying so carefully onto the ground.
Jumping off the bench to retrieve the papers, Ginny peered over her shoulder at her friend, smiling at her despite her initial reaction. "Hey, Mrs. Salamander." She said, the joking of Luna's married name an old one, but a fun one to make nonetheless. "Well, actually, I sort of do have some questions for you. I've been thinking about getting the boys a pet to take care of, to teach them responsibility. I figured, since you were the resident magical creature expert, you might give me a few tips?" She asked, finishing scooping up the last of her dumped belongings and standing, turning to face the woman fully. She hoped Luna would help her. There were many things she was well versed in, but her knowledge in magical creatures was no match for Luna's.
Post by LUNA SCAMANDER on Mar 18, 2017 21:49:43 GMT -6
Luna took a seat next to her friend and greeted her. Apparently, her friend was very engrossed in whatever she was reading though as suddenly she had jolted a bit and dropped the paper she had been looking at. Oops, she hadn’t realized she was that focused, but there was hardly any other way to announce that she was there than how she had done so. She supposed she could have just leaned over and given the woman a hug, but she was pretty sure that would have gotten the same response. Ginny immediately got up to retrieve her dropped papers before greeting Luna. The blonde smiled at her friend. ”I suppose I startled you. Oops.” she said with a slight laugh. She wasn’t really apologetic about it, as it was kind of a funny reaction. Besides, it didn’t hurt anyone to startle them a little every so often.
Ginny apparently had some questions for her though, is that what this outing was for then? Well, at least one of them had a plan for this instead of them just wandering aimlessly. Though, listening to Ginny’s request she did wonder if this would just make it harder for her to not buy new pets for herself and her boys during this outing. Oh well, Rolf wouldn’t mind too much right? Maybe she could just vicariously adopt a pet through Ginny instead though? There was still some hope, not a lot, but some. ”Yes, I suppose I am. What sort of pet were you thinking? Any base sort of requirements before I suggest something?” she asked with a raised eyebrow. Surely Ginny had some idea as to what she was looking for other than just a pet to teach them responsibility. She could give all the tips Ginny wanted, it was just a matter of narrowing down what it was she wanted in the first place.
Ginny pretended to heave an exasperated sigh as Luna watched her collect the pages. The lack of apology from the woman wasn't a problem, though. She wasn't annoyed, not really. Merely pretending to be so. "You're quite good at startling people, as I remember." She said, glancing sideways at her as she straightened. How many times had Ginny turned around in the hallway, only to find Luna trailing around somewhere, without warning? Honestly, maybe the girl was like, some sort of secret ninja or something.
She clearly did have a plan for their meeting, though, which she began articulating to Luna. At the request of more details, Gin paused for a moment, thinking, before she answered. "Well, ideally something rather small. I'd like to keep it inside, if possible. And not too many sharp teeth....they already get themselves nearly killed every other day as it is. Also, preferably something that doesn't.....breathe fire." She said, grimacing as she recalled the boy's certain obsession with that element.
Post by LUNA SCAMANDER on Jun 10, 2017 19:15:27 GMT -6
Luna gave a slight giggle at the look she got from Ginny, surely the woman knew her penchant for appearing behind people without warning now. Besides, it wasn’t Luna’s fault that Ginny had been staring at her lap instead of at her surroundings when she walked up. It wasn’t as if Luna was difficult to spot in a crowd. Not with her brightly colored outfits and platinum blonde hair anyway. ”I don’t mean to be, you would think I would stick out more in a crowd,” she said with a slight laugh. Though, she did suppose that didn’t account for any of the times when she snuck up behind people. ”I do walk quietly though, so that’s probably most of the cause,” she mused with a slight grin.
Hearing the description, Luna smiled more. This would be a fun little challenge she thought. ”So, we’ve eliminated dragons and any sort of magical pony,” she said with a grin and a giggle. ”What about a jarvey? They’re like overgrown ferrets,” she suggested with a raised eyebrow. Ferrets didn’t have that many teeth it would probably be fine. ”Or a kneazle is always an option,” she mused idly. There were a few options that were small, and while they had sharp teeth it wasn’t likely that they would attack unprovoked if they got the right one.
The blonde tried to defend herself, saying she stuck out in crowds, and Ginny giggled even more. Being around Luna brought back the feeling of being at Hogwarts. It felt like coming home again. "I mean, sure, once someone's looking up, no one can miss you. Got any cool new jewelry, by the way?" She asked, recalling the odd earrings the other girl had used to wear when they were in school, speaking of outfits.
She listened as Luna began to suggest and rule out various creatures. "Definitely no dragons. As much as the boys would love it, I think we'd probably burn the whole neighborhood down at that rate." She said, a slight hint of frustration in her voice. "Um, those sound good. But...do they bite? Because Lily just tends to stick her hands anywhere these days." She said, thinking of her little girl's fingers getting nibbled on.
Post by LUNA SCAMANDER on Aug 6, 2017 14:00:41 GMT -6
Luna chuckled at Ginny saying that if someone was looking up then she was hard to miss, but she supposed if someone was staring at their lap she would be very easy to miss, as would everything else. Ginny had very clearly been very absorbed in what she was doing, so Luna sitting down next to her hadn’t even registered. She could hardly be blamed for that, though she did suppose perhaps she could have just sat there until Ginny noticed her. That likely would have gotten a similar reaction though, so maybe alerting her sooner rather than later was for the best. She was asked about cool new jewelry and she moved her hair out of the way to reveal shark tooth earrings. ”My husband showed up with several shark teeth, so I swiped a few before he tried sending all of them to the boys at school,” she said with a laugh. The boys did not need a pile of shark teeth while at school, but they could each have one if they wanted. Though, if Rolf had waited a bit she could have made them into necklaces before sending them off. Oh well, he was impatient as always.
Ginny confirmed that dragons were out as she didn’t want to burn down the whole neighborhood. ”On the upside, you wouldn’t have to worry about noisy neighbors after?” she offered with a grin. Then she was asked if the creatures she suggested bit and she raised an eyebrow. ”Everything can bite Ginny, they do have mouths. Just get ones that are marketed as having less of a temper and it should be fine,” she said simply. ”Jarveys do have a tendency to pick up curse words though, so perhaps a Kneazle is a better choice,” she said after a moment of thought. They did have the ability to speak, but perhaps if Harry and Ginny kept their tempers they wouldn’t learn the words.