The Abandoned classroom is also the room that was used in 1996 for a centaur to teach Divination in. This room has not been used ever sense the battle of Hogwarts and is completely empty. The only occupants now are spiders and mice.
Callum was sitting alone in the classroom working on homework. At least he was trying to work on homework, he had been sniffling and crying the whole time. His papers were covered in tear marks, and if anyone was walking by they’d probably hear his quiet sniffles.
- "somebody's taking care of all of the mess I've made," Message Me - 12:16, March 12, 2018 (UTC)
What had drawn her attention to the abandoned classroom were the quiet sniffles. While she was blind, it meant her other senses were heightened, enabling her to pick up on the sound. She had her walking stick, and with it she was able to move into the room. "Hello?" Her voice is soft, not wanting to startle the crying person.
- "somebody's taking care of all of the mess I've made," Message Me - 19:00, March 15, 2018 (UTC)
"That doesn't sound like homework," she comments, with a knowing tone. "But... it's okay if you don't want to say," she adds quietly. "I get it. Talking is... tough. I can stay if you want, though? I hear keeping company helps a lot."
Rain hates these kinds of places. Dark, dusty, and dismally rat infested. The only reason she ducked inside in the first place is because there was a really large group of students passing by and reminding her of how unfairly gorgeous all the Hogwarts students were. Except her, of course. She belongs in a trash can. Shuddering as a cobweb slinks across her bare forearm, she quickly withdraws it and backs into the cleanest patch of wall she can find. It's not a huge improvement, judging by the ickiness of how it feels against the back of her robes, but it will have to do until the coast is clear.
Curled up in a corner with a bunch of books on Irish, Spanish, Integ. Science, and Math, Bri flipped through a Spanish grammar booklet while absentmindedly playing with a lock of newly-cut hair and nomming on a butter waffle. She was doing her best to catch up to classes after cramming for the next National Competitive Exam. Yep, she's decided to sign up for PSHS, which explains her absence from the castle outside of classes. Come to think of it, she hasn't seen any of her friends for a while, which sucks. And leaves a gnawing hole of fear in her chest that she might've accidentally started fraying the bonds she's made over the course of the year, which she shoves to the dark corners of her mind.
Not recognizing the other presence until the last moment, Rain more or less flips her sh!t when she spots Bri in the corner of this non-hygienic room. "OH MY F-ING GOD!" she all but screams while smushing herself further back into the wall. She can hardly make out her parabatai's face, but her shoulders slump down in relief when she does. The first thought that comes into mind is "whAT IS SHE DOING HERE?!" and the second is "ffffff I hope no one else heard me oh god please not the other students that would be mortifying", which leads to an entire new track of paranoia. "I thought you were a corpse slash zombie slash somethingthatmighteatandorkillme," she says rapidly, jumbling her own words in the process.
The sudden voice made Bri literally jump and launch the booklet across the room. "Wh- Wha-?" Blinking several times, she was able to discern her parabatai's face and catch her words. "Err... I- I'm sorry...?" It came out more as a question but she slowly opened her arms for a hug because hey, she hasn't seen her parabatai in a long time. She really needs a hug. "I'm still alive, if that helps."
Visibly relaxing, she unglues herself from the gross wall and fiercely hugs Bri. "I missed you~ Where have you beeeeeeen?" she queries, stepping back. "And why are you in here? This place looks like it isn't in a bustling castle full of nutty humans?" The awkward nefelibata hasn't seen any of the Food Squad for weeks- hell, she's a weird introvert but this is crazy. She hasn't even seen Mackip. It's also pretty annoying that she's stuck with Swenson in the dorms, and she's too shy to approach Tori.
She grins as she hugs back. "In the darkest corners of the castle. I've been studying. Y'know, Irish, Spanish, and for the NCE. Haven't seen any other human beings outside of class and the Tower." She said, adjusting herself so she's in her favourite sitting position, criss-cross with a book balanced on her lap. "How is everyone else? Haven't heard hide nor hair from them."
"I have no idea what NCE is and where everyone has been off to," she admits sheepishly. "Study-wise, pretty much the same here." Liar. "There's almost nothing to do other than read and study without the net," she notes, looking somewhat crestfallen. Copying Bri's position, she tries to shrug off the strong possibility that she might be sitting on rat droppings. "I'm still skipping Transfiguration when I can and so far I haven't been caught yet, and that's the only remotely newsworthy update in my life."
"It's short for National Competitive Exam and it's the entrance exam for Philippine Science High School. I- I wanna attend high school, especially this one. But I'm reluctant since my magical training isn't complete just yet." Bri fiddled with one of the books, looking down. At hearing that Rain was still skipping Transfig, she shook her head and chuckled fondly. "If you manage to get an EE or an O in OWLs in our fifth year, Imma give you a lot of leche flans."
"Ooooh," Rain says, frowning slightly. "I think you could, especially with your brain, even while studying here. I don't know how schools work or how that would work, though." She jiggles her right knee absentmindedly. "My Head of House is a complete a**. I can improvise on my own." Making a face, she leans back on her hands. She suppresses a cringe at how the floor feels. "My mom is still being so grumpy about me being here. Tita won't let her pull me out." Perking up at the sound of leche flan, she grins and laughs. "Leche flan, yaaaaaas."
"Nah," She shook her head. "Pisay has the best brains in the country, and I've only been faced off against the surrounding areas of my hometown. Pretty sure I'd end up the underdog but hey, best high school in the country too so who am I to complain?" Opening her messenger bag, she got out some cassava cakes and handed one to her parabatai. At the mention of Heads of Houses, Bri blinked, remembering her own head of house. "Haven't quite met my own Head of House but he's cool from what I've learnt. And he looks like Si-Won from Super Junior."
Nobbling gratefully at the cassava cake, Rain is incapable of answering aside from the nodding of her head. "Don't underestimate yourself," she says as soon as her mouth isn't full. "You are one of those brains." She shrugs again. "Too many aesthetically pleasing people around here. The Hufflepuff Head looks like Taeyeon. It's like every attractive person to ever exist studies or has studied here. As a matter of fact," she glances at the entrance, "I ran in here to be not noticed and not die of sheer pulchritude."
"I'm still waiting for a Joshua Hong look-alike though," Bri took a bite of her cassava cake before continuing. "And I'm pretty sure they're more talented and smarter than me so I'll probably stand out in a bad way." She stretched and rolled her neck to crack the joints. The feel was amazing. "I've passed by a handful of older years who have the best aesthetic features ever. Like I'm wondering just how they haven't been recruited by modelling agencies because hot damn."