Oh please, I don’t stare at you all the time- only during the times where we happen to be in the same room. And you’re still a creeper too, blondie. And I’m just giving you the chance to redeem yourself since you let yourself be the subject of my teasing as well. Come on, I thought you agreed on helping me keep this innocent facade that I apparently have. Talks about joining you in the shower isn’t really helping me keep that image, Zane. But I can imagine how fun it will be, joining you in baths and showers.
I… oh dear, that’s terrible. I didn’t know anything about it until Keller told me, really. Oh, um… it’s nothing. I just wanted… to know… how big your hand… is compared to mine? It’s really corny stuff, don’t pay attention to me, Zane. And what do you know? Your hands are indeed larger than mine. Much larger, in fact.
Well then, that means we’re equally as creepy, really. Though we might want to stop calling it creepy and call it… Sweet. It’s sweet, that we’re searching for each other. Well, you’ve already convinced me of how incredibly not innocent you are, so how am I going to convince everyone that you are innocent, when you aren’t. But now I have that image in my head, it’s a very nice image by the way. And it would be a whole lot of fun, of course. I’ll be looking forward to the day when we get to be in the shower together.
Oh, well, it’s fine now, really. I was very upset when I found it ruined in the dungeons though, but I have a new broom now, and it still does the trick. Corny stuff? Yeah, I’ll say. And of course my hands are larger than yours, I’m a young man. What, you’re not doing that horrible test to check how big my privates are?
Because you were tired because you had only just woken up from sleepwalking? Yes you should have, or to make it even better you could have started ‘talking in your sleep’ whilst you were being all touchy feely.
That… Would indeed explain it, yeah. I guess the imagination isn’t all it should be when you’ve only just woken up. Oh Merlin, yes, I should’ve said something absolutely ridiculous, and made them completely uncomfortable with what I was saying. Damn, such good ideas, and I was too damn tired to do anything fun with it. Anti-climactic, to say the least.
You pretended to still be asleep, and walked? Like sleep walking?
Indeed I did. It seemed like the better option, rather than getting the full interrogation about what I was doing and why I was there.
Ah, brilliant. I can picture it now. Aurors startled by a sleep walking student. Mouths gaping. Hex you? What good would that have done?
Good call. I wouldn’t like being hexed by an auror. Unless it was the blonde…then I wouldn’t mind too much.
I’m not sure it would’ve done any good at all, actually. Maybe they just enjoy torturing innocent students? It might be… The only excitement that they get while roaming these hallways.
The blonde? The girl you mean? Yeah, she’s a looker, for sure. She looked kind of… Terrifying though. Secretly a damn badass.
"I don’t know… I just guessed. And why are you laughing? Stop laughing at me," Rosie muttered slowly, jabbing a finger playfully to his side. She wasn’t really serious when she asked for flying lessons from Zane, even though deep down she has had intentions to properly fly for a very long time. Rosie gulped, swallowing nervously as she followed suit and gasped lightly at the sight of the broom he had in his hands. "Well… yeah, you were pretty fantastic on a broom, we all know that. But I um… please make sure I don’t fall, Zane. I need to live longer," Rosie gave doubtful looks at him and the broom he had underneath him, before she walked towards him warily. "And I’m wearing a skirt too, for the love of Merlin- I um… don’t peek, or I’ll do something to you," Rosie muttered, throwing her left leg over the broom while her hand grasped his a little too tightly. She snuggled to him close, turning her head so she could look at him sideways. "So how do you um… start this? Do you tell the broom to… you know, ‘giddy up!’ or it just knows when to take off or…?"
Zane couldn’t stop herself from laughing further when she scolded him, and ended up jolting away from her when she jabbed her finger to his ribs. “I’m not laughing at you. You’re adorable!” She had told him she wanted to fly at one point, but he had really surprised her now, wanting to take her flying now. “I’m not going to let you fall, Rosie, don’t worry,” he promised her, absolutely loving the look on her face. She looked nervous, but he would take care of her. It would be fun, he had absolutely no doubt about it at all. “I won’t peek until the day when you let me, don’t worry.” The very second she swung her leg up over the broom though, he rested his hand on her hip, and held her close to his chest. “It’s easy. Take a deep breath, and let me lead, alright? You just kick off the ground.” Without any warning, he gripped onto the broom, and kicked off the ground, and the two of them soared into the air, and he flew them away from the castle. His arms were secure around her though, there was no way she would be falling off, not on his watch. “You alright?” he called out to her, his voice sounding over the wind. It was the only way to speak while up in the air.
I would have love to seen their faces.
What did they say?
Well, they were discussing what to do with me. Considering whether or not to wake me up, or if they should just have me transported back to my room. And the guy suggested they hex me, that’s when I decided it was just best to walk back up there. Safer that way. They looked shocked though, it was kind of hilarious.
Yes, you are never a nobody to me, or your friends too, for that matter. Well, you admit it yourself that you stare at me across the room and in the hallways too, so that makes you a creeper as well, Zane. I’m just kidding, love- I have lots of things to work on, and I can’t spend all of my time following you around, though I’d love to spend time with you of course. And that is more the reason for me not to watch you in the shower, because of reasons like you know… that. How can I possibly join you in the shower… Oh, please do. I am growing to love surprises.
I… okay. That at least makes me feel better about myself. Anyway, um… Keller told me that your favourite broom was smashed to pieces. I… um, why was it smashed, by the way? And I… can I borrow your hand for a while? I just want to know how big it is… compared to mine.
Of course, there’s the glance every now and then, but the way you’re saying it makes it seem like you’re constantly staring at me. You’re still worse than I am, Rosie. And I’m teasing you, as well. And you totally fell for it. You could join me in the shower for a number of reasons. Each and every one of those reasons are… Seriously not pure, so I might just not voice those very reasons.
Oh yeah, a few months back. I don’t know, my broom was taken, and I found it, smashed to damn bits in the dungeons. I had to borrow one of Nolan’s old brooms until I could afford a new one. Not as good as my old one, but it works just fine. Borrow my hand? That’s… Yeah, I guess, sure. What for?
Yeah I’m working that out. Not sure if the school would want me to have this club, I definitely don’t want to cause trouble. I want it to help not hinder. So I won’t proceed unless I feel like all my bases are covered and I would love to come to you and Tyler to double or triple check my bases. Because well I respect you both.
Cheers Zane. I appreciate you taking this time to talk to me about this.
Just as long as you consider who you’re helping. The Ministry is paranoid, the Minister is in hiding already, if they hear about a group of students learning how to fight, they’ll naturally assume that you’re preparing to fight them. So either you should ask permission to create such a group, or hide it very damn well. Sure, I’ll.. Do my best to help you out. In any way that I can, anyway.
Next time you should walk up and hug them, or stroke their faces, just to annoy them, and they can’t blame you for it because you were ‘asleep’.
That’s the best idea I’ve heard so far, why didn’t I think of that? I should’ve gone all… Creepy touchy-guy, and just acted as though I was still asleep. That would have been a whole lot more amusing than just walking away.
Since I am not allowed to compare myself to anybody, you shouldn’t be allowed to do that as well. You’re not a big nobody, Zane, not to me. I’m a bit of a creeper? How could you! Since I’ve earned creeper status, am I allowed to… you know, follow you around and keep tabs on you and watch you do your daily activities? I won’t creep in the shower, don’t worry- you still need privacy. Eh, I don’t mind- I like surprise kisses… and hugs… and broom rides… and the surprising things you come up with.
Well… I’m just… you know, I’m just saying. And Becca’s really great too- she’s just a huge contrast to me. I… no, you’re getting the wrong idea of things now- I’ll let it drop, okay? It’s you, and even when we’re both old and I end up being a creepy spinster who lives with equally old cats, it will always be you whom I was seeing when I was seventeen.
Well then, that’s a good thing. That I’m not a nobody to you. I can’t really ask for more. Since you’ve told me you’ve been staring at me from across the room, and while flying, and while walking down hallways… So that sort of makes you a creeper, but I really don’t mind it at all. If you start keeping tabs on me though, that would be… A little too much. And if you were to watch me in the shower, I’d be bringing you in with me. I’ll keep surprising you, then.
It doesn’t matter what… What she was like. I like you! Not because of your similarities or differences, but because you’re you. So how she was doesn’t matter. Aah, always me, huh? Good. That’s good.