Brushing Amadea's fiery locks back from her hair, Ami subtly grabbed at her friend's wrist to make sure that her pulse was slowing down from its rapid-fire pace. It was- slowly, but she seemed to be catching her breath, now, her rasping gasps for air becoming less frequent, lapsing back into her normal breathing patterns.
Taking Amadea's hand in hers once more, Ami held her wand out in front of her, recasting Lumos to bring some light to the dark passageway. "Come on, we've got to keep going. Who knows what Dwayne Johnson's going to say to Valtome?"
Ah, yes, another upside to being tight with Amadea- she, too, grew up in a No-Maj's world, where Ami could actually make references to her non-magical childhood and someone would actually understand her jokes. If Kyden, or Mia, or maybe even Scott had been there, she most likely would've been greeted with blank stares and confused expressions.
Now going at a walking pace, rather than the full-tilt sprint the two had been attempting earlier, Ami strolled with Amadea down the passageway, brandishing her wand like a sword, the light a viciously sharp blade keeping the rats away. Oh, how poetic, the two girls together... how rare and magical the bond of friendship could be. Theoretically, if this were to go as it would in books, the two were now inseparable, indestructible, and could do anything if they just worked together.
But this was not to be- this wasn't some fairy tale, someone's story; no, this was real life, and real life was a bully. Ami knew that the bond with Amadea was nearly unbreakable, but the two girls themselves weren't inseparable- after all, they had their own, other friends, with their own responsibilities as well. Ami, after all, wasn't a prefect, and Amadea wasn't a bad student.
"Hopefully, the next time we come here..." Wait, did Amadea even actually want to come back? "I mean if you want to come back, of course. But the next time we're in here, hopefully, things don't go as badly," Ami said conversationally. "Hey, we might even be able to make that secret hideout thing come true."
esse quam videri
STA: 2 | AGI: 4 | STR: 7 | CTL: 6 | ArcP: 4 | ACC: 7