Afraid of something jumping on you Head Boy? Last time I checked the dungeons were monster free, though you never you what might hide in the shadows.
Oh, are you sure? Uhm… I could swear I left it here. Oh well, Sinistra is not going to like this. What are you doing here anyway?
Uh-… not something, and not a monster-… I guess I’m less afraid of monsters and things in the dark than I am of humans-… and human nature. Humans are uhm-… are capable of great cruelty, and-… the dungeons are especially-.. you know-… dark and quiet and-… yeah, I don’t trust it down here, not alone. So-… but uhm-.. I don’t think a well-liked Slytherin would have much to fear, right?
Hm-.. did you check on the floor? Someone might have knocked it off easily enough. Oh-.. I’m just here practicing potions. Believe it or not, it’s my uh-.. my worst subject, so I try to practice where possible… what about you? Are you skipping class in pursuit of your book or do you have a free period? Not that-… not that I’m checking up on you in a Head Boy way or anything-…
Cassidy watched as he set down his things and took a seat; she was glad he understood her apprehension about the request itself and appreciated the offer for questions. She paced slowly as she spoke, “I feel as if I might be disappointing you but I… I think I’ll stay. It’s not that I don’t want to go because of the cause - it’s really quite the opposite - it’s just… I don’t like the idea of breaking so many school rules. I know that there’s going to be repercussions, regardless of how well everything goes while you’re in London, but it’s just once you all get back that concerns me the most… And, to be perfectly honest with you, Keller, I’m not very comfortable with the idea of being around so many people in such a big city that I’m not very familiar with,” she said with a small, guilty smile.
She stopped her wandering paces and hesitated, “W-What if something goes wrong? It’s not to say you can’t look after yourselves, but what if some of you get caught before you even get there?” She bit at her lip as she stared at the floor, a hand running through dark curls, “Sorry. I don’t want it to sound like I’m doubting the whole plan… I’m not, and I think it’s all a very well-intended plan of action, but… I’ve had things on my mind, and since you mentioned Katie would be going as well I can’t help but worry. I would worry anyway, even if she wasn’t going… And I shall stop before I continue to ramble,” she finished finally with a small breathy laugh, scolding herself lightly with an eye roll for her own verbal train of thought. She hoped Keller understood the main premise of her point; that she wanted to remain at Hogwarts, not wanting to risk breaking so many school rules, and that she worried about their safety regardless.
Keller was more than understanding of those students who didn’t want to risk going to London; if he weren’t Head Boy, he knew that would have strongly considered it. While he firmly believed that he was doing the right thing, he wasn’t ignorant to the risks they were taking - and there were more than a few. “You’re not disappointing me at all,” Keller said with a wave of his hand, shaking his head. “And-.. you’re right, breaking so many school rules - especially in one go - is a bit uh-… unsettling,” he admitted. “And-.. of course there is the chance that something can go wrong - we could not even make it out of the castle, let alone the portkey failing, the someone getting lost, mugged, running into trouble with a fellow protester, someone wandering off-…” Keller trailed off, twisting his lips in thought. “But I think we can minimise those risks by being smart - it’s why I’m taking with me those that I can trust, and those that are mature enough not to wander off, or say something offensive to a fellow protester. I want people who are committed to the idea of peacefully protesting, because that’s what we’re going for - and nothing else. But of course there are unforeseen risks involved - if I’m honest, there’s uhm-… there’s more than a few risks at standing where we are, sleeping where we do, studying where we do every day…” Keller knew he might be saying too much, but it was time that Cassidy knew - if she was dating Katie, it would only be a matter of time.
"There’s something I need you to do for me, if you agree," Keller said after a beat, "and you don’t have to-… of course, you have a choice. And you’ll probably have a thousand questions after I ask you, and I’ll try to answer them all, I promise," he continued. "But-… if you’re staying here, at the school, will you patronus message me if-… if something goes wrong? If something happens? I’m not saying it will, but it would be just my luck that uhm-… that something does while I’m out of the castle, and-… I need to know about it. Can you-… can you do that? Can you patronus me?"
I- I think I left my Potions book inside. Not that I want to study, but at least I want to know where it is?
Oh— hey, sorry-… I get a bit jumpy down here in the uh-.. in the dungeons and tend to lock the door if I’m alone. Sorry-… you can come in, yeah-… I didn’t see a book, but I didn’t really look, either.
FMK! You choose the names!
I’m not sure I really understand that acronym so I will simply make my own up until you clarify—
Fiction is best written by Austen.
More people should read Plath.
Keep Gaiman in mind as well.
best place to kiss someone?
Other than their lips? I guess the neck. I think that uh-.. yeah, a kiss to the neck is always good.
favorite guilty pleasure food?
I don’t-… I don’t really have one.