Aurelia dipped the quill lightly into the small pot of ink. The sooner she completed the assignment, the sooner she could head to the dormitories to rest. Her tired eyes made it obvious that she hadn’t gotten much sleep, even though she sat up straight with a perfect posture like how she always did, the dark circles under her blue eyes gave it away.
Who knew being a journalist for the Gryffgazette was so hard. With the recent departure of both Dorian and Anatole, their work had been distributed to the remaining members. However, almost all were busy prefects and therefore, Aurelia had been chucked with most of the work. Even though it was tiresome, the girl still had to do her job.
Hunting down students to interview was the most challenging. They were never at the same place at the same time. She had spent the next few hours in front of her typewriter creating the drafts for her articles and only after they were completed did she make her way to the dormitories. It was 1 am by the time. It felt as if she had barely closed her eyes when the morning light from the sun flooded the corners of the room.
Aurelia scribbled down the last few sentences of her 500 word essay. History of Magic was one of the most interesting classes, however, it was the dreadfully long assignments that made her abhor the class.
Seeing that the teacher was busy with another student, Aurelia waited. The girl’s eyebrows raised slightly, almost unnoticeably when she heard the professor mention the boy’s last name. Huang. They were quite well-known purebloods and were business people like the Schütte. Apparently, Aurelia had missed his first name, it was Elliot, Eli-something.
The girl rembered during the summer, the week when she came back home, she had told her mother about her time in Hogwarts. However, the woman wasn’t very pleased when she realised that her Daughter hadn’t made one single pureblood Friend or even acquaintance. She had gotten even more upset when she known the young girl had made enemies with an Alexander, a possible political partner. Well, Mia Alexander was being a brat then, Aurelia couldn’t help but dislike her. Aurelia had gotten a earful for that and had somewhat learnt her lesson. She still had a handful of non-pureblood Friends, but that was alright.
Seeing a Huang a few seats away, it was a literal opportunity right in front of her. Her Mother would definitely be pleased when she hears that the Huang and Schütte was on good means. She briefly handed her assignment to the professor when he was no longer busy, the man simply browsed through the paper before waving her off.
She made her way towards the Asian boy. It would only take a couple of minutes, sleep could wait. She sat down in front of him.
“You look oddly familiar, have I seen you somewhere before?” Aurelia asked. Honestly, the boy was entirely unfamiliar to her, but it was the best option to avoid him from telling her to leave.
“One can never be too careful,”
STM — 5 | EVA — 12 | STR — 5 | WSD — 9 | ARC — 5 | ACC — 9
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