He didn't know how he'd ended up in the department that was home to the very people who were perhaps most opposite himself in this world, but here he was, striding among the likes of Aurors and Hit Wizards. Most people didn't look at him twice, though, either because they didn't notice him, didn't care, or simply knew him and were used to his random wandering by now.
As Jack wandered fairly often, avoiding the boring life that accompanied his desk work from time to time, he tended to run into many people. This was fine with him - he was more than happy to chat with them when the opportunity presented itself. Rounding a corner, Jack was whispering cheerfully, not paying a lick of attention to the path in front of him.
He ran smack into a blonde woman, which instantly prompted him to reach out and try to block her from falling over, an arm stretched on either side. After a second of studying her, his face lit up, realizing he actually knew this woman. "Everhart! Well, if I had to run into someone, at least it's someone as pretty as you. I assume you work in the Department?" He asked, slipping into friendly conversation almost instantly.
It had been two months since Evanna had walked out of the house from Kody. And it was reaching a point where she didn't think she was going to walk back into it - two months of not talking to each other, of the briefest interactions that their job required (and even then, Kody was colder than he usually was.) She was still living with Edmund and Ares, who were rather likely tired of her, but looking for a new place to live meant acknowledging that it was over. And she wasn't ready for that. Not yet.
She had a file in her hands, and was walking through the department, scanning through it. Perhaps she should have waited until she was sitting back down, but she had enough practice walking and reading that it shouldn't have been a problem. At least not if other people were also paying attention to where they were going. That did not seem to be the case.
Jolting at the sudden collision, she barely had time to react before someone was reaching out to steady her. She blinked. "Oh, Regno!" she said, looking up at him. "Hi. Yes, I do. I'm an auror," she nodded. "And then you're head oblivator, right?" It was useful to know who was in positions of power and influence, especially from people that she actually knew.
He was always happy to run into any familiar face, especially a pretty one. He grinned widely at her, pleased that she not only recognized him, but also seemed to know his position here as well. He supposed he shouldn't be surprised - many people made it their business to know higher ups. Truthfully, he probably should have also been so detail oriented. But he wasn't.
The man dropped his arms back to his side as she appeared well balanced. "Ah, an Auror, eh? Explains why you're so quick on your feet. I could never do that position myself. Much too messy. I couldn't risk marring this wonderful physique, after all." He joked, gesturing at himself. He was merely being a bit funny, though it was no secret that he thought highly of himself.
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At least neither of them hadn't gotten knocked over, that was something. Getting knocked to the floor when she was an auror was probably likely embarrassing. She really should have been paying more attention to where she was going, but distracted by the file in her hand, and her own thoughts, she had stopped paying the right amount of attention.
Managing to hide her eyeroll at his joke, she smiled instead. "It's not for everyone, no," she said diplomatically. Which was true. But was likely true about almost everything. She did love her job a lot. And while how she was getting on with Kody at the moment was making it harder, turning some of her enjoyment into an ordeal, it was the main thing that was keeping her going at the moment. If she threw herself into her work, then she didn't have to think about other things. At least in theory. "It's been a while, how have you been?"
As usual, Jack's mind had not been on paying attention to where he was going. He seldom payed any heed to his direction, to be honest. He just sort of assumed that people would move out of his way, and, most of the time, they did. He had learned in his adult life that if he carried himself with enough confidence, he tended to get where he wanted in life, pretty easily.
He noted her reaction at his joke - clearly less than amused - and decided to dial back the flirtation perhaps a bit. He knew it sometimes didn't earn the good manners of others, but he couldn't always control how he came off - it was just kind of second nature. "Oh you know....Head Obliviator now. No big deal." He replied, waving a hand as if he wasn't trying to sound arrogant.
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She was usually diplomatic enough at dealing with other's flirtations. She was certainly friendly and charismatic enough to usually manage to deflect them without greatly upsetting the other person. Her years at school had taught her some things after all. Though it also probably helped that both her brother, and Kody, could be somewhat intimidating - and that tended to steer certain people away.
"No big deal at all," she said with a smile. "Congratulations though, that is quite a feat." He was doing quite well for himself, though that came as little surprise. A lot of the people that Evanna had known at school were slowly moving their way up the ladders of their respective jobs.