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After finally getting settled in and adjusted to the workload at Hogwarts, Kludd finally, finally, had a chance to just explore the library. He had several hours of free time, and he finally could do the thing he'd been excited for since he got the acceptance letter. The library at Hogwarts was known to be grand, and have so many interesting books. Kludd loved reading more than almost anything in the world. The smell of books was so pleasing, and just sitting down and reading and letting himself get absorbed into a book was a great feeling. 

He started walking up and down the isles, craning his neck to look up and try to read all the book titles. Of course, being not even 5' tall yet, it was very difficult for him to look at or reach half of them. But he did his best, and tried to stick to books that were reachable for now. "Mystical Weapons Of The West," "1636 Magical Crystals," "The Complete History Of Divination," "A Practical History Of Fortune-Telling," and "100 Mystical Trees," just to name a few. The divination and fortune telling books were mainly to satisfy his own curiosity about the topic. His mother was highly talented in the area, and although he had not started learning it yet, he was considering it for an elective next year, though he heard very traditionally academic students like himself. Though, since his mother had a talent for it, he certainly was considering a serious try in the coming years. 

He gradually gathered more books, carrying them in his arms. After a bit, he did notice a rather interesting looking book situated on a pretty high shelf. He adjusted the way he was carrying the pile of books he'd already accumulated, and stood on his toes, stretching his arm up as much as he could. In his attempt to grab this book though, he was one, too short to reach, and also managed to drop all the books he was holding rather loudly. He startled back at first, not having expected such a noise from just some books falling to the floor, and then sighed. Of course, he'd left his wand back in his dorm, and now had to pick up the books by hand, and was unable to get that book he was really interested in. He just hoped that he hadn't really disturbed any of the other library patrons... 

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Adalacia spent most of her free time one of two places; the Great Lake, or the Library. Personally she preferred the library when working on homework, and so that's where she was, sitting at her own little table, nose in her textbooks and writing her notes out rapidly. They were neat, orderly and color coded just like she wanted them to be, just like she forced her whole life to be. Currently she was working on her Magic of History lesson, one of the classes she excelled at, and avoiding contact with every other student situated within hearing distance. Last time she was here five different people joined her table, which made it not only uncomfortable but impossible to get her mounds of homework done. Just because she was a Prefect didn't mean she needed to be a social butterfly, rules she lived by. 

Alas it seemed every attempt to remain secluded became foiled as a small crash of books hitting the floor came from behind her, causing her to jump in surprise. After her initial heart attack ceased Adalacia but a hand to her forehead, sighed, and cast a glance over her shoulder to see a Hufflpuff boy reaching for a book, and at his feet were a pile of books he must have been holding from beforehand. His gaze was forlorn, and after a few more seconds he seemed to just give up. At first Adalacia wondered why he wasn't just using his wand to retrieve the book, but figured he either didn't have it or wasn't confident enough to use it; he was a first year after all. 

She contemplated just leaving him, letting him figure it out on his own - alas she wasn't heartless so she pushed her chair back from the table and stood, retrieving her wand from its normal holding place in her back pocket. "Wingardium Leviosa" she chanted easily, a swift flick of her wrist and eye contact with said book was all she needed to do as it popped from its spot, hovering in mid air. Slowly she lowered the book down in front of the boy, now a few steps away from him herself, and smiled warmly. "Hi there. Hope you don't mind, it just looked like you were having some problems." 

'Gryfect' Adalacia Podmore, the one and only!

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Back at it again at the library. Kreszentia found the last book she bothered to read from here made a lasting impression on her, enough of one to get her to wander back for more.
It had finally set in for her that she would need to open the books to know whats in them, so she strolled the isles in search of eye-catching titles, opening what seemed good enough to her to scan the first pages for a moment before putting it back in disappointment.

As her journey for he Perfect Read continued, she stopped in front of a shelf, tilting her head back to look up as far as she could. She was never going to be tall enough to reach the majority of these, but she knew she wasn't going to know what 90 percent of these books were about if she didn't find a way to reach them. Her finger tapped her scarf as she raised an eyebrow in silent plotting. What to do, what to do...
Mischief glinted in her eyes as a triumphant smile barely peeked past the confines of blue cloth. She wiggled her fingers in preparation as she scanned the bookshelves themselves, seeming to be looking for more than just books this time. Her little hands took hold of the shelf edges, ready for action, and then-!
The sounds of books clumsily avalanching nearby caused Kreszentia to stop before she could begin, and she was quick to scan the area in search of the source. Just another student it seemed, nothing too crazy. He looked a little bit bothered by his apparent accident, understandably, but his misfortune was a perfect warning to keep Krez from doing what she was going to do. She let go of the shelf, eyeing the books for a moment as she did to make sure they were stable and slowly made her way to the boy to see if she could help him out somehow. As she neared, however, a familiar face came into view and fixed the problem much faster than she had planned to. And much more skillfully. By then she had kind of, well, already came over, with no reason to be there anymore.
It was too late to leave without being rude or awkward.
Her mistake was already made.

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Peace. Quiet. And nothing like a break from studying than a good book. The Great Gatsby was her pick for the day, though she didn't know enough about American culture or the Roaring Twenties to understand all the references. And while most people liked to read in soft chairs or at tables, Norah's favorite place was on the floor with her back against a bookshelf. The unpleasant pressure against her back from leaning against the shelf forced her to change positions every so often, and yet, she found that twinge of discomfort helpful. She could fall asleep in a bean bag chair or some overstuffed armchair, but here, it was impossible not to stay awake. No one really bothered her, and she moved out of the way if anyone needed to look at books. An unspoken arrangement that anyone browsing tomes wouldn't bother her, and she would stay out of their way. No conversation bliss.

Only when her legs felt as stiff as the bookshelves and her neck and shoulders ached from sitting hunched over did Norah finally decide to quit reading and stretch. She hauled herself to her feet, nearly tripped over her own robes, and staggered a couple paces to get her bearings. Shaking her head to clear the absorbed reading fog only made her dizzy. The crash of books spooked her and encouraged a slightly more purposeful pace. The Slytherin girl passed several bookshelves and halted when she saw Krez coming out from one of the aisles. The tiny blonde from the train was impossible to forget, though they hadn't spoken since. As Norah drew near, she spied Adalacia, the sulky redhead also apparently in Gryffindor. And then there was the Hufflepuff boy she didn't know.

Should she speak up? The miniature Gryffindor was shy beyond belief if being curled up in a corner of the train compartment meant anything. It seemed like Ada had the books under control, but there were still some strewn about. Norah whipped out her own wand and whispered Wingardium Leviosa with a swish and flick in the direction of the last few books and levitated them into a neat stack held hovering where they could easily be grabbed.

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As if simply dropping an entire armful of books loudly in the library wasn't embarrassing enough on its own, soon enough not one or two, but three people showed up to see what was going on. For anyone less social, that might have been a bigger issue. But Kludd took it in stride, and smiled at the first person who'd walked over. She was a Gryffindor, and had pulled down the book that he had been too short to reach. 
"Thank you very much! I don't mind at all. I left my wand back in my room- I thought I wouldn't need it," He explained, neglecting the books on the floor for a moment to take the book she'd gotten for him, "Its a bit of a pain to carry anyway. The things almost as long as my arm!" He gestured dramatically, trying to show his point. "But I have a feeling I'll grow into it though." 
He realized that was probably already more than she needed or wanted to know, but he hadn't really talked to many people yet and he was just excited. He noticed some movement below and beside him, and looked to see the remaining books hovering beside him. Quickly, Kludd grabbed them out of the air and glanced about to see who cast the second spell. Apparently there was not one but two other people who he hadn't noticed previously. The one who'd cast the spell seemed to be a slytherin girl.
"Thank you!" He called over to her, smiling. He would have waved too, if his arms weren't now full of books. There was also another, tiny, Gryffindor girl that he noticed. But he wasn't really sure what to say to her so he simple smiled at her to be polite. 

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None too surprising it was Krezsentia who showed up next, her quiet presence behind Adalacia goading her to turn around with a small and polite smile. "Hey, haven't seen you in a while." Which was true, the last time she had seen her fellow Gryffindor had been on the train ride here; a train ride where she didn't show her best self, evidently. It seemed that was one thing she and Krez had in common, avoiding people. Then, as if the world truly hated her, another person arrived to help the boy, her wand poised as she cleaned up the mess of books littered across the carpeting. It wasn't that she didn't like Norah, a Slytherin who was also in the train compartment on the way to Hogwarts, she was a super sweet girl. It was more so her own lack of tact and socializing skills that left a pit of unease in the bottom of her stomach, an unease she was slowly learning how to push through. "Oh, and it's no problem at all." She replied to the hufflepuff boy, turning away from the two girls. A fond smile replaced her polite one at his insistence that his wand was longer than his arm. He seemed kind, and endearing, a trait she had always admired in others.  

"Uhm, my name is Adalacia..." Out of her peripheral vision she could see Krez frozen, seemingly unsure if she wanted to interject and introduce herself or not. Adalacia herself understood how paralyzing talking to new people could be, so she gestured to the small Gryffindor girl, "That's Krezsentia, and Norah, of course." Adalacia added, her hand sliding over to point out Norah for him, nodding a greeting towards the Slytherin girl. To her it seemed things would go much smoother if she introduced them all as friends, and it would make it a lot less hectic and awkward for the Hufflepuff boy as well. "What's your name?" It was a simple query, if she were being honest she had never seen him around before and she liked how upbeat and easy going he was despite his initial embarrassing scene. 

'Gryfect' Adalacia Podmore, the one and only!

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Cameron entered the Library with his school bag and noticed other students in the Library as well. As he scanned the shelves before him, he tried to find a book relating to Herbology so he could study ahead for the next lesson. Sadly, to his surprise, he didn't find what he was looking for. Bummed out with his long journey down the grand staircase he went and sat down at the Library tables and noticed other students sitting there too. Some of them had their nose deep in a book, others scribbling on a piece of parchment or scanning the shelves. The temperature felt good in the Library and it was better than being outside in the rain. The sudden time change did have an effect on Cameron. He was late to his first period this morning in Transfiguration and he was not on the Professor's good side. Though, to his luck others were late too. So at least he wasn't the only one on the Professor's nerves. He wanted to go to the common room but his body didn't want to move. He got out his Herbology textbook and began to read. The sound of books flying overhead didn't bother him. 

Cameron Harper

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This was good, she didn't have to talk now! Excellent!
She very much appreciated Ada's initiative, actually relaxing a bit when she went ahead and introduced her. Though, while it did make everything a little easier for her, it solidified the fact that she should probably stay here and make nice. Wonderful. That and to make matters worse, a familiar Miss Norah had made an entrance on the scene, adding a second familiar face to anchor her here. At least she wasn't going to be surrounded by total strangers.

The boy, a Hufflepuff if she remembered the color coding correctly, seemed awfully chipper for having somewhat embarrassed himself in front of an audience. Energetic, probably a factor in the cause of his accident, and sociable enough to not get overwhelmed by being surrounded. A good trait, one she wished she could develop. One she knew she could develop if she only took her parents advice, actually. She glanced at the ground in thought for a second. Maybe she could still make the first move, technically, if she made the effort.
Better to at least try.
Hesitant at first, Krez stepped forward towards the boy as Adalacia inquired about his name. She gave the stack in his arms a quick look up and down before holding her arms out as an offering. Of course they weren't as long as his, and she probably didn't appear as capable, but she still gave him the option.

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