He sighed, fingers shoving at the high collared coat he'd been forced into on his way out the door. He'd wanted to wear a loose hoodie for the ride there but alas, the granny was fast when she wanted, downright terrifying it was being glared down by the woman as he tried to get past her. So yes she'd punished him in her own cruel way, forcing him into expensive clothes that, sure looked good but how was he supposed to take a nap like this, because of course how dare he try to get past her without a goodbye? Which, he had to admit he'd had no comeback for because yeah...he actually did forget to give her the goodbye hug she'd demanded the night before. She'd gotten the hug and his ratty but oh so soft hoodie in one go. The cunning woman...and though he loved her like family, merlin knows she was a godsend, he had to admit the clothing just put him in an even worse mood because well...
Elsian couldn't say he was very happy at his situation in the first place. He'd been dropped off with no one to actually see him off except the driver, who was literally just doing his job. It wasn't like he wasn't used to this from his parents, they were busy people after all, but somehow he'd thought it would have been a little different this time and yet here he was...Honestly he'd known deep down neither would show up for this but it still left a bitter feeling seeing as how his tutor had wanted to only to be shot down by said parents for fear of 'looking bad', because really what was that supposed to even mean? Letting him go alone was the more respectable look?
He scoffed, slipping through the crowds as he dutifully pushed his trunk along. It was crowded. Crowded enough for him to struggle through the onslaught of adults that all seemed to lack basic manners as they pushed along quickly, knocking into him on either sides. He hated crowds. Hated how stifling it all was and that made the minutes that ticked by as he shoved along feel like hours until he finally seemed to break through the thickest of the traffic and he found himself giving a sigh of relief as he noticed he was that much closer to platform 9 3/4 . Compared to what he'd had to get through to get this far the steady stream of people proved relaxing as he eyed his surroundings trying to pick out the area he'd been instructed to go to by his mother. It took a bit longer than he'd have liked but eventually he found the small bit of pillar he needed.
The lack of kids his age or...any other age for that matter left him a bit surprised. He knew he was a bit earlier than some people but not that early! Frowning, thin fingers gripped the bars of the trolley the slightest bit tighter as he started to question if he had the right spot but...no. Looking around he knew this was the right spot. He guessed the stories Mary told him actually did hold some truth to them if this was anything to go by. He wondered how many students actually missed the train vs how many would barely make it? Shrugging internally he moved forward, getting ready to run through the passage before noticing another person his age. A girl who was bracing herself and seemed to be getting ready to break out into full sprint. Frowning he eyed her path, eyes widening when he realized she was about to get one hell of a headache.
Gritting his teeth he weighed his options when it was obvious she did NOT hear him before letting go of his trunk to make a quick dash over to the girl when she broke into a sprint, slowed by her own luggage. Grabbing her by the shoulder, he pulled her away at the last moment, sending both of them tumbling sideways before she made a frontal attack against the brick that he had no doubt would have broken something. Possibly the girls poor cat if the cage put upfront, which oh wouldn't that have ended well?
"Trust me you do not want to do that..."he breathed, pushing himself up to stand with a little hiss.
"What?" she questioned, obviously a bit shook in the way her voice trembled as she stood up herself, "but isn't that-" she paused eyeing him, "platform 9 3/4?"
"No..that," he pointed towards his own luggage next to the gate, "is where platform 9 3/4 is," he waved her over, "come on, I'll show you where to pass through...
There was a moment where the girl seemed to hesitate but she nodded, following behind him as he quickly moved to get back to his own things. Pushing his own closer to the wall he gestured to the brick, looking over to the mystery brunette.
"This is where you go through," seeing her worry when he stepped forward to go first he paused before moving back to give her space, "you go first, something goes wrong I'll be here." He couldn't bring himself to be annoyed by her incompetence when she gave a watery eyed thanks.
Running forward he barely kept in the flinch that wanted to break out when the other met the wall, half expecting the sound of a loud crash. Relief washed over him when she passed through like magic. He waited a minute, slightly fearing the other wouldn't have gotten out of the way before straightening his own cart and running forward, closing his eyes as he braced for an impact that never came. Elsian opened his eyes at the sound of a train whistle eyeing the new area and releasing a breath he hadn't realized he'd been holding.
"That was troublesome..." he muttered half heartedly, moving away from the entrance in case anyone came through suddenly.
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