Oh blimey…is that today?
[chuckles] She almost took out your eye? You poor thing, we really to take away any sharp/point objects from her. We’re all doomed at the rate that we’re going if we let her anger control her. [smiles softly] Your very idiotic girl. I can’t see people for who they are at times … so, if I do something wrong or just rude … do me a favor and slap me in the face? I need a wake up call sometimes. [sighs softly] I know you do love, It will stop hurting though… eventually you can just look at him and not even feel it. Don’t let this get to you.
[shakes her head] Merlin, it was frightening. I swear my life flashed before me…can you imagine going around with only one eye? I heard there’s this Auror, and on his first job, he had one taken out by the person he was trying to arrest. Apparently he used to go to school with us….Alastor something or another…
Oh Mary-you’re not an idiot. You’re one of the brightest witches I know. And yes, I agree to take all slapping privileges…though I’d really care not to. I’ll just stick to some calm, verbal warnings if that’s alright with you. [grins, then lets out a sigh] I know it will stop-me fancying James Potter can’t last longer than a week…but right now it hurts so much, Mar. Like someone took out my heart and hit it with a Beater’s Bat…repeatedly.
[frowns a little but coughs to cover it up] Yeah, help. But you’re bloody brilliant at Potions so I figure you’d be the person to ask. I just think that with everything going on, I can’t just joke around as much, you know? Because serious stuff’s going on.
[the faintest hint of a blush creeps up onto her cheeks] Not brilliant…I do alright, I suppose. Yeah. Yeah, I get what you mean. Before, everything was a game…but now, it feels real.
Yes, I’d like to think I’d do anything to make peoples days special. Thank you Lily for that. So why do you have a Belgium flag in the first place?
[bites her lip with a faint smile on her lips as she tries to remember] Umm…I’m not quite-wait! I remember. My neighbor, she’s our age and absolutely lovely, went to Belgium over the summer holidays. I asked her to get me a souvenir, and she seemed to think a foreign flag was suitable enough. I guess I stuffed it away in my school things while I was packing to come back…and it’s been there ever since, I suppose!
I quite like it, adds a bit of fire to your look. I think it will do, maybe you should have been a Slytherin, the colour would suit you much more. Nobody should be. Really. I have the time, I even have a few dress possibilities, I just don’t fancy going. Why would I want to spend the night surrounded by lovey dovey couples? I don’t think anybody would want to see that.
[gives a half-snort] Not like I don’t already have enough. [raises her eyebrows a bit at the girl] Despite the better dress opportunities, I’m not quite sure that fits me. I think your housemates might have a bit of a problem with me as well. [tilts her head] Why not? Even if no bloke’s asked you, which I’m sure isn’t the problem, you could always go stag. Some of my best nights are with my mates, and the punch is always good at these balls.
Umm well you see I asked the house elves to make me a cake for Ellie Hamilton’s birthday and then I realized I didn’t have any decorations. And well you see she likes to travel a lot so I was putting on all these flags from countries she’s been to and I realized I didn’t have the Belgium flag. So there’s my reason.
[bemusedly and with a slight shake of the head she gives the girl a smile] I suppose that makes sense? Knowing you, it’s fairly plausible. You’d do just about anything to make someone’s birthday…or rather, any day special.
Well I was just thinking.. with everything that’s been happening. Do you think you’d want to tutor me in some of my classes? It’s just, you’re good at Potions and stuff and I’m… not.
[gives him a look that is new to their interaction with one another] Yeah… I mean yes, I think that might actually be bloody brilliant. But c’mon Potter, don’t sell yourself short. As much as I hate saying this, you’re a fairly decent Potioneer. The only reason I’m any good is because…[she bites her lip here as she stops the words she was going to utter in their tracks, instead heading down a safer route]…I’ve had help.
[chuckles] I think we can all agree that they’re better off as mates? Everyone is just far more safer that way. [hugs her with a weary smile] I know you don’t and I won’t just run off on him but I am going to be cautious. Well, it’s Amos, I wouldn’t expect anything less from him. You know I’m not one for games. [frowns slightly as she looked at her] Lily love, are you okay? [she asked her quietly] You should know that your cover up don’t work on me.
[shudders slightly] No doubt ‘bout that. Marly would turn into a right nutter whenever she would fight with him. I swear, she almost took out my eye once with her hairbrush. [affectionately brushes a stay of loose hair from the brunette’s face] That’s my girl. And of course not…well, unless you win. [gives a sly smirk, before a brief flicker of distraction crosses her face] Of course. Why wouldn’t I be? Just you know…thinking about Sev. I know it was months ago, but I still remember that day better than almost anything.
Only a tad? No need to be generous, Lilian… [He rolled his eyes teasingly, brushing one hand through his hair absent-mindedly.] It’s in our blood, see. Though Gideon isn’t quite as brilliant as myself… Modesty, however, is not one of our better traits. [He laughed softly.]
Indeed, fair maiden.
[rolls her eyes] Aren’t you just cheeky? I could always run off to Gid and give him the exact same compliments. Maybe he wouldn’t be such a git about it. [grins] Of course, no one can top your intelligence.
I have a passion for fashion I guess you could say. It normally is a good sign, with hair such a bright colour as yours, there’s not many things that would match, but a nice green would probably look quite nice. But nothing too over the top, keep it simple. Unfortunately not, I’m tempted to not even bother going.
[pushes a piece of hair back subconsciously] Yeah, it is a bit of a pain. But green should do well! I’m not big on frills anyhow. Really? That’s a shame. But the ball is a few days away, so you have a bit of time. You could always go in your nightie if nothing ends up working. [gives a grin]