Sebastian chose this study out of convenience, rather than choice. With the amount of work they'd been given this week, he'd normally have selected a quieter spot where he could focus on the task at hand and work his way through all of this quickly without any distractions. However, going to the general study had been the quicker option, especially since he didn't really need to make the trip down to his common room for any of this. It wasn't as if it was particularly hard, he'd found that as long as you made the effort to listen and find the right books it wasn't that different to the workload he'd dealt with at home.
Moving towards the closest table he set down the stack of papers in his arms and sat down, sorting through the stack and moving each topic into its own pile and quickly looked over each one. Deciding that History of Magic required the most work he opened the corresponding textbook and flipped to the relevant chapter while noting down any worthwhile information on a separate piece of parchment.
He worked like this for around ten minutes, so engrossed he almost missed the sound of footsteps approaching the area around his table. In response, his gaze moved upwards, noting the amount of work he'd set out was taking up the majority of the workspace. This was the other reason why he usually picked the common room.
Still, there was no point in making a bad first impression. Moving the books he wasn't currently using into his bag he smiled at the boy nearby. "Oh hey do you want to sit here? I was taking up all the space for a second" He noticed the chart in the other boy's hand and gestured towards it. "So are you busy with homework too?"
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