Post by Stevie Copeland on Nov 27, 2007 20:16:58 GMT -5
Stevie followed the Gryffindor prefect to the owlery- and was Stevie amazed. Owls EVERYWHERE. Though, he stayed close to Miss Wood. He still didn't know her first name yet... He was too preoccupied with the amount of owls here. He thought this was enough for the school. Definitely.
Post by Lilianne Wesker on Nov 28, 2007 9:14:01 GMT -5
Lilianne looked quite amazed herself as she followed Stevie and Wood into the owlery.
As soon as she entered the vast room, a grey owl fluttered over to land on her shoulder, hooting.
"Oh! Hello, Orly!" She greeted the bird, who nibbled her ear affectuously. "This is the owl my sister always used to send us letters at home. I nicknamed him Orly, but I don't know if the school had named them. He seems to like it."
She rummaged through her pocket, taking out a bag of small berries.
"Here. I forgot to bring owl treats, but these are Dinsdale's. I think you'll like them."
The owl didn't seem to mind taking another pet's treat.
Miss Wood led the way into the Owlery, after having spoken to the Defense Against Dark Arts professor, who seemed still a bit down in the pits about something; his cheerful disposition was replaced by a more broody and solemn aura.
"Well, this is it. Should you ever need to borrow an owl to send something home, you just need to grab and slip a letter into the canister on their legs." Miss Wood said as she walked over to a barn owl and ran a finger along its beak. "Barnaby here has helped me send letters since I was in first year. He's as reliable as they come."
She smiled at them. "And there's no need to worry; these owls never get lost, so your family will always get the letter."
Post by Stevie Copeland on Nov 30, 2007 17:33:25 GMT -5
"... Do you have to tell them where you leave first or do they already know?" He looked around, trying to find an owl. He guessed they were all the same, so he'll just pick one. Probably whose name he liked. He looked around, while also listening to her response.
Post by Lilianne Wesker on Nov 30, 2007 18:02:01 GMT -5
"Just write the adress on your letter, or tell it to them, they're pretty smart, you know. Here you are Orly, I know I'm here now, but Dad will take care of giving you a treat, and I'll have one for you when you bring me their reply."
She slipped her letter in Orly's leg canister. The owl nibbled her on the ear again, then took off.
Post by Stevie Copeland on Nov 30, 2007 19:42:58 GMT -5
"No, it's fine. I'm fine." He said, forcing a grin. It actually looked pretty natural, and a bit of it WAS real, but the most of it was forced.
He looked at all of the owls, Floyd still asleep in his pocket. Floyd liked to do two things. Sleep and climb on people's shoulders. If he wasn't doing one of the two, then it was a fairly rare occasion.
There were a lot of owls. He couldn't believe how many there actually were. He doubted the owls would all be gone at once. He really, really doubted it.
Post by Lilianne Wesker on Nov 30, 2007 19:52:15 GMT -5
Lilianne was uncomfortable. She felt she had blown her first impressions with Stevie. It's not like it hadn't happenned before, in fact it was pretty frequent, but you can't get used to it.
"Hum, well, I guess we should go back to the Common room now..."
She started towards the exit without looking at Stevie directly. Dinsdale poked out from her hood and unto her shoulder, and she picked him up to hold him close to her face as she walked up to the waiting Miss Wood.
Post by Stevie Copeland on Nov 30, 2007 20:18:19 GMT -5
Stevie nodded and jogged up to Lilianne.
"Hey. I'm okay! I get it all the time. I just don't know much about this whole... Everything here, really. Don't worry." Stevie said this all with a smile, and all of it was true. He thought this would be... In his eyes, a better experience. This was a whole new thing to him, and this wasn't new for other kids. So, in a way, it was better for Stevie. There was the element of surprise.
Post by Lilianne Wesker on Nov 30, 2007 20:46:04 GMT -5
Lilianne looked up at Stevie from over Dinsdale's spiky back, her nose still buried in his stomach.
"Mmm, well it's not like any of us know that much, you know. Just because my sister told me about the school before I came and I've been around the wizarding world a bit doesn't mean I'm ready for anything. This place is so big and there's so much I don't know about it! And don't get me started on magic, I have no idea if I'm ever going to be a good witch, it's so scary! "
"At least you don't have a perfect big sister to be compared to..."
Post by Stevie Copeland on Nov 30, 2007 21:10:11 GMT -5
"Well... Is your sister in Gryffindor? If not, a lot of people won't know her here and you wouldn't be compared to her here. Plus, you're not her." He blinked. He was an only child, so he didn't know how all of these comparison things worked. He was sure it wasn't fun, from her experience.
Post by Lilianne Wesker on Nov 30, 2007 21:40:04 GMT -5
"She's a Ravenclaw. I don't know... The Gryffindors in her year will know her, and so do the teachers... and our parents of course. I guess that you're right, most of our classmates won't compare me to her, but that's about all I got..."
The young Gryffindors starting heading back for the common rooms, Miss Wood following at a distance not to pry on their conversation.