What I said sounded so dumb, but thank you for going along with it anyway. Yeah, just didn’t think I’d remember after all this time. Two years, was it? You look good though, I uh- I like the scruff.
Oh thank god, didn’t want to lose my accent, would have had to go ginger instead of brunette. Uh…uhm, yeah, that’s my fault. I got really caught up in some stuff and I didn’t do much talking to anyone I’m…sorry about that. I regret it, because I kinda missed the rambling. You know, other people don’t talk as much as we do, crazy right? You had plans to move? That’s…sadly completely true, and kinda unfortunate. Great! I learned a lot too. You’re uh…not? Oh. Did you find something else you liked better? Uh-yeah! Training went great it’s all great, exactly how I dreamed you know? Blood, sweat, and tears, my favorites. ..I’m so happy for them, I’d love to see them again, always been jealous of those two. Yeah my dad wasn’t too fond of me staying in Ireland but he figured it was the best, you know, with everything. Awhh, still mama’s boy! Lucky her then, she gets to see you whenever she wants.
I probably would have went along with it if it did, but it definitely didn’t. I swear. Oh, thanks. I have to say I never expected to see you without blonde hair but, I don’t know, I think you can pull off either one.
You don’t have to apologize. I wasn’t exactly answering back as quickly as I could have been. How long can you keep that kinda thing up without ever seeing each other anyway? I think what’s funny and crazy is that even in writing the both of us are long winded. It’s okay though. My dad always says that everything happens for a reason. I’m not an Auror, no. I kind of, well, I didn’t do so well on the stealth part of it all so I didn’t make the cut. I’m glad things went so well for you though! I knew you were gonna kick ass. Heh, I’m sure they’d love to see you again. It’s died down a lot, but they used to ask about you all the time - my father more than my mother. Every once in a while I get asked about you still though. I’ve always been a mama’s boy. I don’t know if it’s something I’ll ever grow out of, even if you teasing me about it is probably making my face as red as a tomato right now. Trying to change the subject here, how’s your dad? And your brothers? Chris?
Nothing! …Just uhm, like, a bounce in your step I guess. An aura? I don’t know, you kinda smell the same too. That was so weird, I’m sorry.
Yeahh it does. Oh, oh..wow really? That’s..great, I’m so happy for you! I had a place back in Dublin where I’d been staying before I got here, do you hear a change in my accent? Hopefully not! I..know the feel yeah, everyone uhm, everyone gets like that sometimes you know? I didn’t think I’d be back here for a while. Are they? I mean, are they! That’s wonderful, so uhm, so training went well? And how’re your folks? ….Yeah, I guess so. Also..hey.
Well, I’m glad that my, uh, aura hasn’t changed. No, no, it’s not weird. You were around me enough, you’d know, right? I don’t think I’ve changed much, besides maybe not shaving as much and my hair being a little shorter now.
You sound the same to me. Seriously, I would’ve never even known that you were living there if you hadn’t said anything. I mean, why would I? It’s not like… forget it, I’m rambling. But, no, I didn’t think I would be back here either. Been learning that things don’t always work out the way you plan them to. I think I’ve always known that but, it’s just been happening a lot more, recently. Training… Well, uh, training did go well. Not as well as I hoped, but I learned a lot. I’m not an Auror or anything, though. So, yeah, that happened. But, what about you? How’d the training go? You made the team, didn’t you? My parents are well - still constantly bickering, still disgustingly in love. Pretty sure my mom would have killed me if I didn’t get a place reasonably close to them, but now she just pops by and visits whenever she wants. Which is… hey.
You never know when someone will get on your nerves. Of course the best option then is to brutally murder that person but I don’t think you want to end up in Azkaban so whoopee cushions are a good alternative.
Oh yeah. High school, am I right?
Well, I think anything would be a better alternative over brutally murdering someone - whoopee cushions included, I’ll give you that. Usually I’ll just ignore the person and walk away. I’m not big on confrontation.
Right, didn’t you two break each others’ eyes and kiss each others’ girlfriends a few times over our last year? That year certainly was memorable, I’ll give you that and if I remember right you threw the last punch so I think you can walk into his store proud.
Oh, I’m sorry. Threw myself on the same boat so I feel that too.
Something like that. I think I’ll probably just steer clear of it. I mean, it’s not like I’m a huge prank kind of guy anyway, so I can’t really think of a reason I’d need to get something from there anyway.
Don’t worry about it, man - really, it’s fine. Oh, yeah?
Oh, right yeah I almost forgot it was a different color too. It’s kind of new, did it on..a..whim, or whatever. Wanted something different. Is it weird? That’s not important actually. You almost didn’t think it was me! Which isn’t really odd considering I haven’t lived here a while but, I noticed you easily because you still got that-..never mind.
I…am just visiting. I haven’t seen Chris yet and he said he was here with Jae and wanted me to stop by so..I did. The irony that you’re here today too, right now, in this very place, scary. Haha. What are you doing here?
No, wait …I still got that what?
Oh, well, that makes sense. I don’t really have a reason to be here, but …here I am anyway. I mean, I have my own place in London now, but I was just feeling nostalgic and… I don’t know, nevermind. Not that I’m not happy with how things are going, because things are great, y’know? Sounds like we were just meant to bump into each other like this. Like you said, it’s been a while.
I didn’t know anyone all that well in school so that was probably on me, sorry. It was the only gig that came with pay and a shabby place too and who am I to turn that down. The company isn’t so bad either aside from thing 1 and thing 2.
Good to hear, good luck. And your girlfriend, the loud blonde one, how is she?
No, you don’t need to apologize - I was just saying. I see what you’re saying, though I doubt that place would even be an option for me. Thing 1 wasn’t my biggest fan. Plus, he seems the type to hold grudges.
Thanks. …who? Oh, you mean… we haven’t really been together for a while now, actually. We ended things the end of her last year at Hogwarts.
Wow. No. Yes. Wait- I..Blaze. Amazing.
Sorry, I thought you were-
Oh, it is you. I… your hair completely through me off for a moment. What, what are you…doing here?
It is. A little more literally for those of us that ventured into the muggle world after school. I personally wouldn’t call Weasley Wheezes the real world but…it works.
What about you? Gotten a taste of paying rent and bills and all of those good things?
Weasley Wheezes, huh? Not what I would have expected from you, honestly, but I guess that just proves the fact that I never really knew you all that well so…
Oh, yeah. Currently in between jobs right now, but I put a few applications in at a couple different places. Should hear back soon.
I hear you. Not to mention getting up to shit doesn’t fly so well in the real world like it did in school.
There’s definitely truth to that. Heh, I like that - the real world. It does feel like a totally different world, doesn’t it?