Interactions: @Alaric Equinox || Text color =#3d85c6
[/quote]Katrina reached the classroom. She took a deep breath and stood at the door. She raised her hand and paused. Was the Professor even there? She remembered the clock read 5:15 when she left her dorm to come here. The sun was just setting and Katrina gathered up her tentative courage.
Katrina surprised herself with actually knocking. The door echoed slightly and Katrina stepped side to side in impatience. She reviewed what she was going to say in her head:
“Professor, good evening. Sorry to bother you but I have something to ask you. Would you mind if I could use one of your telescopes? I would like to see the sky not during class.”
She shook her head, it sounded so fake. Oh, well.
She had no response from the door and called out, “Hello?” The Gryffindor paused for a minute and knocked again.
She bit her lip and twiddled her fingers behind her back. What was she thinking? The Professor was probably not even there? What would he think about her question? Katrina had half a mind to just leave and pretend nothing happened. She groped in her satchel and brought out her notebook, the first page read “Ask for permission to use telescope.”
She sighed and waited at the door. She was already here anyway.
A knock sounded at the door which startled him. Hadn’t he left the door open? He was almost sure he had left it open, but clearly, he had been mistaken. Sometimes even sleepy professors make mistakes, however, he was far more awake now even in a short span of 15 minutes. It didn’t take the man long to get moving for his day. A Hello sounded out pulling him out of his thoughts making him chuckle at himself as she stood up from his desk and walked the small distance down the stairs and towards the door. Opening it he would greet the young girl with a warm smile motioning for her to come in.@Katrina Walker
@Alaric Equinox | color=#3d85c6
The professor answered the door and welcomed Katrina in. She almost smacked her head. She didn't even bother to try to open the door; she just knocked! Pushing her awkwardness aside, she took a few tentative steps into the classroom.
"Walker, Katrina Walker." Katrina's voice was slightly shaky. Being the timid person she was, Katrina had a hard time talking to professors. She paused for a second before responding, "I-I came to ask if I could use a telescope?" The rehearsed conversation slipped away from her.
Professor Equinox had a friendly voice and smile. His canines were missing and his eyes were a unique and slightly unsettling color. She remembered he was Dhampir or at least, she suspected it. Katrina looked around the room the invisible walls portraying the slightly stormy weather outside. She waited for a response before adding "I just wanted to see the stars without- assignments- I guess."
Katrina always found the stars fascinating, and it was one of the only classes she really enjoyed. This year she was doing better at Charms, but Astronomy was still her favorite. Katrina shook herself from her thoughts and resorted to twiddling her fingers again. Hopefully coming in would have a good outcome.
Alaric could tell the girl seemed a bit nervous and he held no doubt that it was because of what he was, but he hoped that someday that would fade as students got used to him.@Katrina Walker
Katrina- despite her socially awkward personality- rather liked the Professor's kind personality. As Professor Equinox gestured to his owl Katrina was rather taken aback by its gorgeous feathers. The bird had large liquid gold eyes and speckled cookies and cream wings. It had a regal and kind air about it and Katrina wished even more desperately for a pet. She lost track slightly of what he said and brought herself back to the conversation.
"When would be a good time to use the telescopes? Now or would you like me to come later?" Slight color rose to her cheeks despite all of her efforts to hide it. She usually paid more attention.
She was becoming excited about using the telescopes. Saturn was supposed to be visible now and Katrina desperately wanted to sketch it. She didn't have much time to draw the night sky and it had been her over-all hope to since she had arrived and seen the room. Katrina absentmindedly dropped her arm to adopt her satchel she could feel her sketchbook inside with all of her masterpieces inside.
Katrina looked about the cavernous room. She wished she was more of a night-owl for at night she typically became unbearably tired and found it hard to focus during class. She had never had the time to truly appreciate the room.