I’d prefer staying here over going home. Mum’s gonna be on my case the whole time I’m there.
You and mine both, but I have ways to keep her at bay.
You going anywhere this year, Alecto?
Just home. Boring as fuck, but at least it’s not school.
Done with coursework…
You and me both.
I’m not going to let her get to me. -grabs a bottle- Good.
I’m glad to hear that. -grabs bottle from him- Don’t be greedy.
Well, m’not exactly looking to get attached to Dorian. He’s alright, but we’re just mates. ‘Sides, he’s not really who I’m looking to get to notice me. -smiles slightly- That’s nice, though. Having each other. And I don’t think you should start changing how you go about things, ‘specially if it’s been working for you. -shifts- Just…I know m’not one for being in the center of things, but last year was horrible on everyone. And people seem to think everyone’s just about chosen their sides with what’s going on outside of here.
Mates? I’m not sure I have many male mates. Must be interesting. Who is it that you’re interested in striking fancy with, then? -nods- It’s just how things are. I’d do anything for him and he’d do anything for me. -shrugs- Last year was a bit of a hellish year. I say, let it be. Come what may, let what will be, be.
Thanks for the advice, but… -smiles weakly- You going to join me?
…But? -smirks- Is that even a question?
Avoid Hogsmeade? Because a lying little skank has made it her playground? I don’t think so. Yeah, that sounds like a good idea.
I only meant for a little while. Not entirely. -nods- Good boy.
He’s a little…guess you could say he comes off strong, but he’s been nothing but decent to me. ‘Sides, most blokes are arseholes, yeah? -nods- Traveling’s always a good plan. He have any sort of idea of what he’d like to do, your brother? Seems to me he can look after himself, though. ‘Specially after…things.
Those are the ones to watch out for. Men are dogs. And dogs are fun to play with, but don’t get too attached or they might bite. And not in the enjoyable way. -shrugs- We look after each other. It’s how it’s always been, I’m not about to start changing now. -raises an eyebrow- Things? What things might you be referring to?