Broom: School Broom
Special thanks to Dorian Gray for writing the sections for Asher Flores in the above section!
Through her First Year at Hogwarts, Cel remained mostly her antisocial, introverted self-- for the most part. She was sorted into Ravenclaw as Celynne Flores after an uneventful solitary train ride to Hogwarts, as expected by most wizards and witches who knew her, mostly those working undercover as Muggles in Oxford University, and the meal after was uneventful-- at least to observers, for she was, as custom, reading under the table. Upon receiving proper greeting, a tour around the castle and whatnot, she found herself resident in The Dormitory of Rowena Ravenclaw along with her dormmates Phaedra Stavrou, Luna Aurelius, Evianna Wilson, Delilah Stewart, Dymphna Teague, Cecily Quinn and Amanda Sparrow. Pleased with her dormitory, she began her school year, albeit cautiously, from then on.
She visited the library several times afterward, going to settle down with a good book almost routinely. She met Rhea Bishop, who aided her in obtaining one particular book she wished for, and they struck up a conversation-- the first she'd had since she arrived. To her horror, she had a flashback during said conversation, but set her jaw and dealt with the migraine, not so bad this time, until the meeting was over.
Cautiously might not have best described what happened a week and a bit later, however, as she stayed up reading in the Common Room again, meeting one dhampir Kaegen Deathmote, who unwisely allowed her to play with his slingshot-- and, of course, she ended up shooting it out the window, Kae ended up following it out the window, and Cel followed Kaegen out of the window. A dislocated shoulder followed that, but neither one was caught-- after a short trip to the Hospital Wing, they were gone.
A third meeting: a short one between five people in the Trophy Room. Kaegen again, then Adam Harringtom, Anatole Evans, and Mariah Menstil somehow congregated-- along with Cel herself, mostly eavesdropping-- within.
Another trip to the library prompted her meeting with the fiery Miss Eris Fawley. Why the library has such books that they enjoyed in its store was a mystery in itself, but the two parted after a nice book talk and the gaining of a new nickname-- perhaps the most talkative conversation she'd ever had.
...And then yet another meeting with curious Kaegen Deathmote, as he stood on the table and issued a challenge to Miss Celery Flores-- with table knives-- and a duel of hurling knives and plates and forks at each other. It ended with Kaegen departing after a whispered message and Cel hearing said message, having a flashback, then fleeing the attention of any professor or prefect.
From then on, her first semester was mostly uneventful-- the excitement had lasted her enough time. The Winter Holidays were spent back in Oxford, allowing her to advance a little in Latin, procure some more books, and head back to school again.
Several trips to the Hospital Wing from flashbacks prompted her meeting with Syrah Steele-- another flashback followed, sadly-- and her long stays in the Study Room and Library allowed her a meeting with Mae Winters and another with Eris Fawley, catching her up on her absolute absentmindedness. The Blossomfest prompted her friend Mariah Menstil to dress her, but she exited the ball swiftly after the disaster, though she was mostly unaffected.
An incident with the melody of a piano playing a favored song happened in which she began singing to a wayward tune, and was consequently ambushed by Ami Procoppio to bond in a friendship over music. Sadly, this friendship was doomed to fall apart come Second Year and her brother's relation with her... but perhaps it could be mended.
Carefully she made her way toward the end of the school year, mostly keeping to herself but participating in events such as the Library Lock-In and her favored Potions professor's Potions Class Adventure with Eris, Kaegen, Kyden Goodlow and Scott Alexander at Parker's urging.
Her summer began in participation of the Hogwarts Summer Camp, where she received DADA mentoring for her near-flawless report card and participated in the Herbology Workshop of another great professor Sorrel Wright. Her stay in the Cabin of the Lethifold proved to be quite the good choice for those wanting in adventure-- Professor Valtome wasted no time on the very first night.
Revelations occurred after the summer camp when she and Dorian had a chance meeting on the train ride back, and the picture of his face prompted another flashback-- and she remembered a Polaroid of his father, Rasmus Gray, that Cel had somehow obtained. The truth followed as the two asked Rasmus himself, and they congregated in the Gray Manse, the full story unearthed at last.
---To Be Continued---
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