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Oct. 26th, 2005 | 01:18 am
music: Mr. Curiosity

"You packed your school uniform?"

"Yes, Gran."

"And your underwear?"

"Yes." Night looked around the empty train platform, evading her grandmother's eyes.

Erma Wrathe, 82 and sharp as a tack watched as Night squirmed. "You took the braziers out, didn't you?"

"No, Gran."

"You unpacked the braziers I bought for you!"

"Well it wasn't like I was going to wear them anyways..."

"Norma!"

"My name isn't Norma, Gran."

"Nancy."

"Try again."

"Nellie."

"It's Night, Grandma, and you know it."

"I won't call you that ridiculous name. Your parents are as irresponsible today as they were the day they told me they'd eloped. The nerve of them... naming you after things instead of people. It's preposterous! And so wrong!"

"Little late to protest it, Gran."

Erma harrumphed with her whole body and fell silent for a moment staring out across the platform along with her Granddaughter. It wasn't long before her subdued silence failed and she began to grumble in a quiet but completely audible voice.

"Leaving you here with me while they're off trying to save some forest in some part of the world I've never even heard of, one God certainly didn't intend for them to... and sending you to these schools to be a witch. Your grandfather wouldn't've put up with this nonsense. I tell you that. There were no witches in our family back in his day. Why I remember when—"

"The train's here!"

And so it was. The shining red engine steamed into the station huffing and puffing, a dragon of metal and new glossy paint.

"Sending a train out to pick up one student." Well really!

"Well I can't just apparate. It's illegal. And your fireplace isn't connected to the floo network."

"The what?"

"Nevermind. I'll see you at Christmas!"

Night wrapped her arms quickly around Erma's neck, squeezed tight, and then hurried up to the train.

"Oh! Goodbye, dear! Be safe! Don't do drugs! AND KEEP YOUR CLOTHES ON FOR GOD'S SAKE!"

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Regulus A. Black

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from: regulus_a_b
date: Oct. 27th, 2005 01:17 am (UTC)
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[OOC: Okay, that was hysterical. Remusly.]

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from: night_wrathe
date: Oct. 27th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
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<3<3

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Regulus A. Black

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from: regulus_a_b
date: Oct. 27th, 2005 01:40 am (UTC)
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[I almost wet myself, and that just doesn't happen much for guys.]

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from: night_wrathe
date: Oct. 27th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
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you have no idea how much i love you right now

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Regulus A. Black

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from: regulus_a_b
date: Oct. 27th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
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*Blush*

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