The two girls faded into a companionable silence once Muriel had finished speaking. Maybe this truly was going to be the start of a real friendship, the kind that Bella had been so hoping for. She realised with a sad glance at their surroundings that they were at the end of the corridor. At least she recognised where they were now. They were near the stairs and right were they would need to be to head towards the library. Bella really didn't want to end the conversation here, she had finally found somebody that she was comfortable around and wanted to get to know her more.
"We could, uh, go up to the library or something if you would like? I mean you don't have to or anything, I just thought maybe we could talk some more. We still have a little time before we need to head back to our dorms," Bella had stuttered a little, nervous that Muriel would shut her down or reject the offer. She gave a nervous smile as she waited for her to reply.
Z. Bella Chastain - Always ~ Severus Snape