Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 15, 2017 0:09:22 GMT -6
As the snake started to pull him forward, Kameron planted his feet firmly. "Wait. We have to wait for the people on the train to exit first so we don't block up the doors," he explained. Luckily that never took very long and soon he was the one pulling Edgar onto the train and to a pair of seat for the two of them. Once he was sat down, he didn't immediately let go of the hand holding his. "Are you happy now?"
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 23:43:06 GMT -6
Kameron rolled his eyes at that snake's impatience. "They come every few minutes, if we're lucky it'll be here very soon." Otherwise he might go mad first. This was probably the most frustrating day out he'd ever had and it was only just getting started.
Luckily it was only a moment more before the sounds of the train could be heard, sparing Kameron from what was surely a slow descent into madness. "Look, see. There it is."
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 22:55:06 GMT -6
"You can be scared all you want, just stop looking like you are," he said with a roll of his eyes. He could understand some fear. It was a new situation to the snake. He'd been scared his first time in Diagon Alley. "We're almost to where the train stops, yes, but then we have to wait for the train to actually show up and that could be a little bit more." It shouldn't be too much though, they went fairly frequently.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 22:19:57 GMT -6
Snorting softly at the haste Edgar used, Kameron took his own turn to get through to the platform and was soon standing by the snake again. "Don't look so scared, you'll draw unwanted attention," he said, steering the other boy in the direction they needed to go to catch the train. He could have just told him to go that way, but where was the fun in that?
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 18:36:28 GMT -6
"It's not really that lonely," he said with a shrug as he went through the steps on the machine in front of him. "I only use it when I'm out on my own in case I need to contact my dad. I don't really need it for other people." Mostly because most of the other people he knew didn't even know what a phone was let alone how to use one.
"Come on," he said once he was done at the machine, steering Edgar over to the gate to get on the platform. "When it beeps go through there, okay? I'll be right behind you. And then we'll one step closer to the train."
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 4:45:51 GMT -6
"Youre the rude one. Stop staring at people." He ushered him over to where they'd get the pass to let them on the train. "The phones all have a phone number, which is how the technology knows which one you want to contact, kind of like addresses on letters. Only one person has mine, so no, none of them are trying to talk to me."
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 4:28:15 GMT -6
Taking the phone that was being held out to him, Kameron shook his head. "I told you I'd teach you on the train so we could both look at it. Not while walking to the train. Now go through that door so we can do that." He hadn't yet looked at the phone to see what the problem was, now focused on getting the two of them on the train without anyone dying or getting lost.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 4:19:03 GMT -6
"It's definitely not magic." Or maybe it was but in the nonmagical way. He'd never really stopped to think about it, because magic and not magic were two very separated worlds for him. Mostly because not magic Kameron had had a mum and magic Kameron didn't. And he hadn't quite figured out how to reconcile the two.
He nudged Edgar over so they could enter the station. "What do you mean what did you do? What happened?"
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 4:09:52 GMT -6
"Keep your voice down," Kameron hissed at him. Then he looked over to see that Edgar could at least follow simple instructions. "It's not magic. It's technology. Which is like magic in some ways, but a lot easier to use. It's what makes the phones work and the cars go. It powers pretty much everything around us right now."
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 4:04:12 GMT -6
"Hit the little button on the right side of it," he said without looking at the other boy. They were nearing the station now and he didn't want to walk past it because he was distracted. "That'll make it light up."
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 3:57:03 GMT -6
The amazement that lit up Edgar's face from the phone was kind of endearing. Aaand it was time to look anywhere but at the snake. "If you can manage to get it to the train without dropping it, I'll show you how to use it, okay?"
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 3:52:13 GMT -6
Kameron nearly kept walking when the snake stopped, having not noticed right away. When he did, he sighed. "No, they don't fly. For the love of... Look, here." He pulled one of his hands from his pocket finally, and with it came a small object that he held out for Edgar to take. "There's one close up. Don't drop it."
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 3:41:49 GMT -6
"Surely you haven't forgotten that I have a name in the two months since you've seen me," he commented before addressing the questions again. "I never said it looked like an owl. It functions like one in that you communicate with other people through it. And that can happen verbally or written. It does both."
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 3:31:39 GMT -6
"Most people don't have those options though. I spent the first eleven years of my life being driven around and I'm still alive, so it can't be too bad anyway," he pointed out.
Having thought nothing of the person he'd dodged, Kam startled a little when Edgar snapped at them for it. Once they were comfortably moving down the street again, he answered, "It's not a book, no. It's a mobile phone." How the hell was he meant to describe a phone. "Which is like.. it's like owls but instantaneous. You use them to talk to people."
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 3:01:17 GMT -6
Kameron was right on the edge of apologizing for snapping when Edgar made his comment about the cars. "I've never wished I could drive before but now..." he mused out loud. Never mind that he hadn't been in a car since his mum walked out because his dad definitely didn't know how to.
"It's still a few minutes more walking." he replied as he dodged around someone that was paying more attention to their phone than the street.