"Listen, Adam, I'm not your personal advice column, okay? Either sort out your own problems or shut up about them." Dean still remembered the words he'd said to his brother only a week ago, finally snapping after days of hearing Adam talk about the same girl that he'd been best friends with back in December. Eris Elcan was a fiery girl, both in appearance and energy, and she'd caused quite a stir for Gryffindor over the course of the last few months. Eris had been a prefect for a short while, until she'd gotten fired from her role for punching another first-year. Dean hadn't spoken with her much since then, but he'd heard plenty enough of her recent activity from Adam. Too much. It was time for Dean to step in and put an end to this stupid fight the two of them had been having.
It seemed almost suspiciously coincidental when Dean caught sight of the small girl walking by at the end of the hallway. She was moving quickly, but Dean figured that if he shouted loudly enough, she'd have to stop and talk to him. "Hey, Raggedy!" he called, falling back on the nickname he'd fondly given her back in the winter. Seeing her pause as she registered his voice, Dean smiled and continued. "Yeah, I'm talking to you! Get over here!"
When she'd gotten close enough to talk to normally, Dean raised an eyebrow and smirked down at the girl. "Alright, I know you two are going through some crap right now or whatever, but I don't actually care." He watched her face change, anticipating an argument or at least a question, and spoke again before Eris could interrupt him. "You know what I'm talking about, Eris. Adam's been bugging me nonstop about your little breakup for days. In the nicest way possible, you're both driving me up the [EXPLETIVE] wall. Understand?" Pushing himself off of the wall, Dean reached his hand out to grab the handle of the nearby classroom door and pushed it open. "Here's the deal. You two obviously can't handle yourselves properly, so I'm going to do it for you. Now you wait in here, and I'm going to go get the moron."
He gestured to the door and stared Eris down, waiting to see if she'd comply before he set off to find Adam. They both needed this, and hopefully they knew it. The two of them had been apart for long enough. It was time to remedy that at last.
STA: 12 | EVA: 4 | STR: 6 | WIS: 6 | ARC: 9 | ACC: 8