Serena had never been so keen on Quidditch. She wasn't so much of a sports person, but her friend Bex was the captain of the Gryffindor team. Truthfully, Serena couldn't be bothered to attend the matches but there was something in the fact that the whole school always went and the euphoria that was contagious from the pitch that made it different from the league games she had grown up attending. The rivalry between the house teams made for better sport, or so she supposed. Usually Serena just tuned out unless Slytherin or Gryffindor was playing.
In that Bex was captain, it meant that she would be practicing very often. She was determined to bring Gryffindor to victory. One evening in early March, Serena left the castle some time after supper to catch the end of Gryffindor practice. She didn't go up in the stands, instead watching as the scarlet clad blurs zoomed around the pitch, passing and dodging until it was too dark to see. One by one, the team members landed and traipsed into the locker rooms. Of course, the captain was last which was what Serena had been counting on.
Serena entered the locker room. Luckily, it was completely empty now. The rest of the team had changed quickly and darted back to the castle. But Serena sat on one of the benches, her legs folded in front of her, staring expectantly at the door for Bex to come through.
Post by REBEKAH THALIA CYGNUS on Feb 12, 2017 14:50:10 GMT -6
& ignite your bones.
Practice had been tough, naturally, because she'd planned it to be a challenge for her team. She intended for them to win - there was a lot of talent on the team as far as she was concerned, and she was damn determined to not let those skills go to waste. So, she pushed them as hard as she could during their time together. It may make some of them hate her, but, she was hardly here to make friends. She had a couple of those, and that was plenty.
She was wandering into the locker room, long after the rest of her team, when she saw one of those friends in question. Smiling, she settled on the bench beside Serena, looking at her questioningly. "Are you stalking me, now?" She asked, as if it were unfathomable that she may just want to hang out.
Serena sat, patient as ever, waiting like a snake in the grass. Sort of like what she was. But she wasn't aiming to hurt her friend or anything. She was just a patient person, but when her patience was pressed she exploded like a fireball. She didn't have to wait long for her quarry to enter the changing room. Serena smiled slowly as she looked at Bex. "I am," she said plainly.
Serena turned to face Bex. "I haven't seen you in a while. I figured it was due time we spent some quality time together," she said simply. She folded her hands neatly on her lap and looked expectantly at Bex. "Did you go to the Valentine's Day dance?" asked Serena tilting her head so that her long black hair spilled over her shoulder.
Post by REBEKAH THALIA CYGNUS on Feb 13, 2017 15:26:16 GMT -6
& ignite your bones.
Bex smiled at her friend, glad to have the company. "You're right, we've not hung out in so long. Though I did mean to tell you I appreciate you listening to Bellamy whine. You're like his Slytherin older sister, since I can't get into the common room, where likes to hide from me." She said, laughing a little. It was funny, but true - she knew Bellamy liked Serena quite a bit, which was frankly saying quite a bit. He was so picky with who he trusted.
She shook her head and the question, shrugging a little. "Who am I going to go to a dance with? I mean, other than my giant ego." She said, rolling her eyes. She hadn't had much luck romantically here at Hogwarts, even though there was one interesting Ravenclaw....but even that, she'd managed to be awkward about. "I prefer to have my romantic mishaps in a much less public forum anyhow. Did you go?"
Serena shrugged halfheartedly. She didn't want to admit to Bex that the thought of being related to them was nauseating. Especially with the way she felt about them. "Sisterly is not exactly the word I would use... mentor, perhaps," said Serena after a moment. "And he is my friend too. I don't mind listening to his problems," she added, smiling at last. "I don't think it's you that he's hiding from. More of... pretty much everyone that wants to hold extended conversations with him," said Serena with a laugh.
Rolling her eyes, Serena gave an exasperated sigh. "Erm, like any fit girl in the school," she said patiently. "It was just a question. I did not go, I had other arrangements," said Serena. She had actually snuck out of the castle for a night in muggle London. It had been a whirlwind of drinks, boys, girls and pulsating music. "I'm sure you haven't had mishaps. I would have heard about anything of the sort," she added with an inclination of her head.
Post by REBEKAH THALIA CYGNUS on Apr 5, 2017 17:48:06 GMT -6
& ignite your bones.
The Gryffindor gave alittle shrug, obviously oblivious to the thoughts that were rushing around in Serena's mind at present. "Whatever you are to him, thank you. He desperately needs guidance and goodness knows he doesn't always let me give that to him. Not that I even know what to do half the time either." She admitted. There was no point in pretending like she had her life sorted out - she was surely a mess by any measure of the word. "He's....just...so difficult." She said, giving a little eye roll. Sometimes, she felt like her brother would be her undoing, ultimately.
She shifted a little as Serena explained her own experience with the Valentine's dance. At the time, since it had fallen before actual Valentine's Day, she hadn't yet asked out Iris. However, now the two were going strong. Everything seemed to have worked out okay. "Eh, you're right. Not too many mishaps..." She admitted. She didn't want to drag out talk of her new blooming relationship, only intending to bring it up if Serena asked. "Surely someone as pretty as you would have had people falling over themselves to be by your side, though?"