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20 October 2006 @ 07:34 pm
Open to anyone: Specifically Bastian  

After a long feast, Jack finally made his way to the Ravenclaw dorms with Padma and surrounded by cheerful, bouncy students.  He felt so out of place there. The train ride had been horrible and the feast not much better.

He had to admit that the castle was nice and large.  It was comfortable, despite its size.  He followed Padma to through it until they came to Ravenclaw Tower. They were given the password by a Prefect and went inside.

Jack was fairly impressed by the size of the common room.  It had many plush arm chairs, perfect for reading, surrounding the walls and fireplace.  Most of the decorations were a deep blue color.  

Padma showed him where the boy's dormatories were  and watched sadly as he dragged his feet up the stairs.  When he reached the seventh year dorms, he  was surprised to find that his things had already been brought up and had been set at the foot of one of the beds.

There was another boy in the dormatory and Jack decided to try to get out of his funk.  He walked up to the boy, who was sitting on his own bed and unpacking.

"Hi, I'm Jack," he introduced himself.

The boy looked up and took a moment to take in Jack's body, making him feel slightly uncomfortable.  But it was gone as the boy smiled. "Michael," Michael replied.  "You're new?"

"Yeah," Jack replied.  "So are there any other boys in this dorm?"

"Yeah, Terry's around here somewhere," Michael said casually. He picked up his shirt and grabbed a towel.  When he was to the bathroom door, he glanced back at Jack and smiled softly.  "I'm sure we'll be having lots of fun this year."

Jack watched Michael disappear into the bathroom and laughed to himself for a second. At least Michael wasn't hitting on him... yet. Hew shook his head and walked back to his bed, opening his trunk and beginning to unpack. 

He was in the process of putting away his trousers when he heard the door swing open.  He turned around, expecting to see Michael, but instead found himself looking at the most peculiar boy.

Mood: blahblah
Music: Awkward Silence
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
Sebastian walked into the room after attending the feast half-heartedly trying to eat and not really trying to act "normal" at all. He then saw a boy looking at him as he walked into the room. Because of this, he quickly blushed a slight shade of pink and quickly found his stuff on the bed next to this boy's bed. He quietly sat down on the bed, without talking whatsoever as he changed theshirt he was wearing into a form-fitting tank top seemingly meant for sleep. Sebastian's hair was a little bit ruffled but by no means looked bad.

He then casted short glances at the boy, shyly, as he felt alittle bit better since the "chipperness" of the feast previously.
judiciouslyjack: smarterjudiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)
Jack watched as the boy changed into a bright pink tank top. He raised an eyebrow as he continued to watch him. His dark hair, was splayed messily over his head and Jack couldn't help but think how cute this kid was, and he looked so young.

He noticed the boy sending him covert glances and couldn't help smiling. Jack raised an eyebrow and bit his lip to stop from laughing at the boy, since he knew it probably wouldn't be taken the right way. He just found the boy odd... but not in a bad way.

Finally, after five minutes, Jack decided the awkward silence was too much. He needed to get back to himself, not let Seamus affect him.

"Hi," he said, smiling at the boy. "I'm Jack, are you Terry? Or are you new?"
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 03:15 am (UTC)
Startled, Sebastian flinched a little and the blush from before deepend a little as he almost choked out a response,"Oh..uh-um..hi..no, I'm new. My name is Sebastian. I just transferred here..so i know nothing about this place.."

Sebastian then stretched out again, like a cat (he stretches like this when he is nervous as a reflexive and calming habit), which defined some form of athletic build that was not-so-well hidden by the thin pink tank top. [Hey, "smart" kids can have good bodies to ya'know :].]
judiciouslyjack: libraryjudiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)
Jack grinned at the kid, who was blushing furiously, nearly matching his shirt. He raised an eyebrow as the boy stretched, wondering if it was on purpose or not.

"Where are you from?" he asked, interested in learning more about this interesting boy.
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
"Oh, um, I'm from Spain..." Sebastian said as he actually took the initiative and courage to look at Jack with his cerulean-blue eyes. He then layed back down against his bed, making the tank-top ride up alittle, letting a little skin become visable--again unknown to Sebastian himself. Finally, he started playing with his hair a little amusedly as he watched Jack semi-intently.
judiciouslyjack: jackjudiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
Jack paused for a second, looking at Bastian carefully. He found the boy slightly odd, though he couldn't quite place why.

"How old are you?"
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
"Oh, I'm 16." Sebastian said turning over on his stomach, head in his hands looking up at Jack.
judiciouslyjack: ravenclawjudiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
Jack finally understood. This boy was a whole year younger. He thought about it for a second. "Wait, how are you in this dorm?" he asked, confused. He thought it was only for seventh years.
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
"Oh, um...I skipped a year because i got high scores on the entrance exams.." Sebastian said looking away from Jack seemingly embaressed by this.
judiciouslyjack: Colorjudiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)
"Wow." Jack was impressed to say the least. "So you must be really smart, then. Where did you go before this?"
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
"I self-studied. I didn't go to a school before this one.." Sebastian then unconciously moved over on the bed to let Jack have room to sit on his bed if he wished.
judiciouslyjackjudiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
"Interesting," Jack muttered to himself. He saw Bastian move over on the bed, but opted to sit on his own instead, just next to Bastian's bed.

"How do you like it here so far? Have you met anyone? I only know a few people. I'm new too, by the way," he said with a reassuring smile.
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
"Not exactly. I don't really know anyone here actually." Sebastian took out his pink bunny which almost matched his tank top and hugged it closely to his chest as they continued talking.
judiciouslyjack: Colorjudiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
Jack caught a glimpse of the pink bunny and bit his lip to stop laughing at how very innocent this boy seemed. He didn't want to laugh, though, for fear of hurting the boy's delicate state.

"Well, you should go out and meet some people. I've talked to a few online and they seem pretty nice. Plus my best friend goes here too, so I guess I'm lucky in that respect as well."
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
"Oh,um I'm not good at meeting people. I'm actually very very bad at meeting people..." Bastian said as he petted his bunny adoringly, shivering slightly from being generally cold.
judiciouslyjack: Ha!judiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
"Sure you are," Jack shrugged. "You met me." He gave him a winning smile.
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 03:56 am (UTC)
"Oh, i guess i did...But you did talk to me first..."Bastian said as he blushed more from the smile Jack flashed him. His cheeks were very red now and it caused him to have even more shivers.
judiciouslyjack: sanejudiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)
Jack couldn't help it as he laughed for a second before sobering up. This kid was just too cute.

"It's not that hard," he said. "You just walk up to people and say hello! Easy as pie!"
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
Sebastian blushed somehow even more at this and replied in a sort of mutter," For you maybe." He cuddles more with his bunny after muttering this and rubbed his own cheek against the bunny's cheek like good friends.
judiciouslyjackjudiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
"Sure," Jack said, smiling. "What's with the bunny?"
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
"It's my bunny...His name is Pinkie..I've had him for a good long time..he's one of my only real possessions." Sebastian said as he made the bunny dance a little bit childishly.
judiciouslyjackjudiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
Jack laughed outright this time as Bastian made the bunny do a little dance.

"Well, you seem to have other stuff," Jack said, making an obvious glance at Bastian's clothes. "And a... different sense of style. Do you have your robes yet? You know you'll be expected to wear them tomorrow."
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)
"Yeah, they said they'd have them here by morning when i wake up..so yeah." Sebastian said as he heard a thunderbolt crash and jumped clear to jacks bed, seemingly scared shitless.
judiciouslyjack: Ha!judiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
"It's just the weather," Jack said, laughing at the shivering boy on his bed.
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
"But but but but-- itttt's loudd and scaryyyy" Sebastian said as a flash of light filled the room menacingly, making Bastian instantly cling onto jack like a young kid.
judiciouslyjackjudiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
Jack just laughed at the kid in his arms. He looked down at Bastian and stopped for a moment, looking at the situation.

After a moment, he pushed Bastian away lightly, and reached over, grabbing a blanket and handing it to Bastian as compensation.
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
"Thank you.., and sorry 'bout that.." Sebastian blushed deeply as he grabbed the blanket closely, staying near to Jack just in case he freaked out again.
judiciouslyjack: Ha!judiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
Jack just smiled, relieved to be out of that situation. He just felt unprepared to deal with such closeness, wether accidental or not, so soon.

"Don't worry. Lightening is just a natural phenomenon."
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 04:38 am (UTC)
Sebastian glared at him for that, quetioning him as if he didn't know what lightening was. Sebastian then got up and quickly changed his jeans into "longue pants" and took off his shirt completely, getting ready to get into his bed to relax and get warmer.
judiciouslyjack: oh yeahjudiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
Jack chuckled to himself at Bastian's glare but said nothing about it. He watched Bastian leave his bed and change into pj's.

"Well, I guess you're going to bed. I'm going to find Padma. It was nice to meet you," Jack said, smiling at Bastian.

He got up off the bed and walked over to the door before turning back to Bastian. "Good night."
Sebastian Vynesebastian13 on October 21st, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
Sebastian mumbled a small "good night" and crawled into bed snuggling closely with his bunny.
judiciouslyjackjudiciouslyjack on October 21st, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
Jack just smiled and watched the hangings being pulled shut around Bastian's bed. He shook his head and took his leave, heading down to the common room to find Padma, and hopefully a little sanity.
pandapatil on October 31st, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
Padma smiled up at Jack as he came slowly down the spiral staircase from the dorms and into the common room. He gave him a questioning look as she saw the somewhat bewildered expression on his face.

"Everything okay, love? Have you had the chance to meet anyone else yet?"
judiciouslyjack: Colorjudiciouslyjack on November 7th, 2006 07:25 am (UTC)
Jack gave an affected laugh as he sat down in the couch next to Padma and faced the fire.

"As a matter of fact, I just met the oddest boy. He's only 16, but he's in our year. He must be really smart." He stared into the fire, his mind only partly dwelling on Bastian. Another part of him was still preoccupied with Seamus and what had happened earlier that day.

He turned to Padma, a questioning expression on his face. "Do you think I was wrong to reject Seamus like that? I mean, I'm just not ready for that. Do you think I hurt him? I don't want him to dislike me..."
pandapatil on November 16th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
Padma sighed. She hated seeing Jack so troubled. Part of her felt a little bitter towards Seamus for bringing him down like that, but she knew it wasn't his fault.

"No, you weren't wrong to reject him. It would have been worse if you had gone along with it if you weren't really interested. It would have hurt him more in the end."

Padma's eyes flickered to the side as she thought about the hurt look on Seamus' face when Jack turned him down time and time again.

"I know he's hurt," she continued. "But I think he's being a little immature. All he can think about right now is how alone he feels, and how much he likes you, that he isn't looking at the bigger picture. He'll get over it eventually, once he cools off and takes the time to see that you weren't out to harm him."

She met Jack's worried gaze and gave him a reassuring smile. "Just continue being nice to him, and maybe he'll relax." Reaching up to his collar to fiddle with his tie, she continued. "I promise things will turn out, okay Jackie? Just don't think about it to much. Let it go, and turn your thoughts to enjoying yourself here and getting to know all the brilliant people around you."
judiciouslyjackjudiciouslyjack on November 16th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
Jack sighed and allowed Padma to loosen his tie a little.

"I guess," he replied quietly. He just couldn't help thinking that he'd hurt Seamus more than he knew. "So what am I supposed to do, then? Can we start classes already? I feel like I'm getting stupider by the second without a book in front of me..."
pandapatil on November 16th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
Padma let out a laugh. "Wow, Jackie, you're more of a book worm than I remembered. Classes don't start until tomorrow. Why don't you think about doing something fun for a change?"

She paused at the blank look on his face. "Okay, okay, we'll save the fun for the welcoming bash this weekend. Would you like me to show you where the library is for now?" Padma didn't bother to try to hide the amused smirk on her face.
judiciouslyjack: libraryjudiciouslyjack on November 16th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
Jack merely scowled at Padma's words. Yeah, he liked studying and learning new things, but he mainly wanted his mind off Seamus and burying himself in books sounded like a good idea.

"No," he said witheringly. "I can wait until tomorrow to see the famed 'Hogwarts Library', thank you very much."

He crossed his arms and sat back on the couch. "And I have fun. I just don't see anything to do. So, Panda, what do we do here?"
pandapatil on November 16th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
Padma bit her lip. What did they do here? When they weren't in classes or studying they were...

"Just hanging around I suppose. Watching Quidditch games, going to Hogsmede. When it's nice weather, we spend a lot of time outside on the grounds, but in the winter we tend to stay indoors. A lot of the Ravenclaws play wizard's chess, though I've never really understood that game. And we spend alot of time avoiding Slytherins, but secretly making out with them behind closed doors." She grinned at Jack's expression. "Oh yes, the Slytherins have always been everybody's enemy, but as we got older, they also became the most...desired. Maybe because it was frowned upon. I mean, Katie Bell and...Well you wouldn't know them so I suppose it doesn't matter."

She trailed off. She was getting so off track. "We try to have as many common room parties as possible, every couple weekends or so. And now we're even having interhouse parties. Those I'm sure will be quite interesting this year..."
judiciouslyjack: Colorjudiciouslyjack on November 16th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
"Inter-house parties?" Jack laughed skeptically. "That sounds like great fun." He didn't know how much fun that actually sounded, knowing he would have to see Seamus in a non-classroom setting that often.

"You don't know wizard's chess? Even after I tried to teach you a million times on vacation? Aw, Padma," he sighed, faking disappiontment. "Maybe you don't belong in this noble house." He grinned at her mischeivously.
pandapatil on November 19th, 2006 09:25 am (UTC)
She shoved him playfully. "Mind your tongue, newbie," she teased with a grin. "And I know the basic Idea of Wizard's chess, I just never bothered to pick up the real rules. It's not a game I'm much interested in, anyhow, what with all the carnage."

Padma searched Jack's lingering expression, from the comment he'd made about the parties. She thought she knew what she saw there. "And don't sound so doubtful. The parties can be alot of fun. There's so many great people here, including people outside of Ravenclaw, so it's great to be able to spend time with them."
She paused but only breifly, to stress what she was about to say next. "Even if it involves further being exposed to Seamus."
judiciouslyjack: sanejudiciouslyjack on December 22nd, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
Jack sighed. "I guess. I just wish it wasn't so complicated."

He was silent for a moment, staring into the fireplace. At the moment, after a very long, complicated day, he really didn't want to think anymore about it.

He pushed himself off the couch and looked at Padma. "I'm going to bed. I'll see you in the morning." He turned then and left, heading for the boy's dormatory and leaving a confused Padma on the couch.