"FINE GRUMPY-PANTS!" She would pull her head out of the tent, and walk away, screaming in frustration.
Faith WillardSlytherin Alumna - Unspeakable -To be great is to be misunderstood. – 01:19, March 31, 2015 (UTC)
She put her wand down before she did anything stupid with it, and slumped down onto the cot, face in the pillow. The Lake was supposed to have been hers. Her place to get away from everyone. Not anymore...
She'd climb up onto Princess' back, and urge her to move away from the tent, off near the woods.
Faith WillardSlytherin Alumna - Unspeakable -To be great is to be misunderstood. – 01:24, March 31, 2015 (UTC)
She calmed down a bit when she heard the cantering of the dumb unicorn leave. It took her several long moments before she'd regained control and then she poked her head out of the tent, and headed back down to the water. She left her shirt on over her swimsuit, but she slipped off her shorts, and took a few steps into the water, taking in deep breaths of summer air by the water... and the bliss of her solitude.
She would stay near the edges, only going a bit further than she could touch. She liked the excitement of going past where she could touch...but was also a bit wary. "...is the lake at Hogwarts this nice for swimming?"
Faith WillardSlytherin Alumna - Unspeakable -To be great is to be misunderstood. – 17:58, April 8, 2015 (UTC)
She was swimming further and further out, and couldn't really hear Melinda's question.
She would continue around the lake. Once she finally got all the way around and back to Princess, she would get out of the water and towel off.
Faith WillardSlytherin Alumna - Unspeakable -To be great is to be misunderstood. – 18:08, April 8, 2015 (UTC)
She saw Melinda getting out, and figured getting out herself soon might be a good idea. Melinda probably had a better idea of when Charity would be home, and Faith didn't want to run the risk of losing the Lake, too.
After a couple minutes of the slower pace, Melinda would lean down again, and Princess would speed up, going to a full gallop. Melinda would lean down over her neck, holding on tight, a huge grin on her face.
Faith WillardSlytherin Alumna - Unspeakable -To be great is to be misunderstood. – 18:18, April 8, 2015 (UTC)
She raised her eyebrows watching Melinda and... Princess? Is that what the thing's name was? Really? Well, if she was going to get herself killed... or lost... that was on her. She went back into her tent to change.
After a minute Melinda would be out of sight, not heading into the forest, but out across the hills nearby.
Faith WillardSlytherin Alumna - Unspeakable -To be great is to be misunderstood. – 18:22, April 8, 2015 (UTC)
She slipped back into the tent, wanting to just stay here... but also not wanting to get into more trouble than she was already in. She sighed, grabbing a few things, and she headed back up to the house.
She would come back a couple minutes later looking for Faith. Not finding her, she figured she must have gone back to the house. She would check in the tent, seeing if they'd left anything important in there.
Melinda would see that the tent was slightly larger on the inside, than on the outside. There was a small cot, a small shelf with books-- a combination of textbooks, and muggle classics. There was a small dresser as well.
It was split pretty even. Half of the books were textbooks-- and most of the textbook were Transfiguration books. The Muggle classics included Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird,Wuthering Heights,Jane Eyre, and several others. All told, there was probably close to fifteen or twenty books on the shelf.
She would take the most basic transfiguration book she could find, thinking she might start reading it before school started, then moving over and checking to see if anything interesting was in the dresser.
The next morning, Melinda would go back out to the lake, interested in what Faith was so concerned about in the tent. She would have gotten up before Faith would even think of getting out of bed, and come down here to check. She would cautiously poke her head into the tent, stepping in and zipping the door closed behind her. She would look around to see if she missed anything last time she had searched.
She would settle down on the cot, reading through some of the entries.
Faith WillardSlytherin Alumna - Unspeakable -To be great is to be misunderstood. – 15:19, April 10, 2015 (UTC)
She'd decided to come down for an early morning swim, and walked into the tent. When she saw Melinda reading her journal, she felt her temper flare. In a quiet, deadly voice she asked. "And what gave you the idea that snooping through someone's journal is okay?"
She would frown. "Of course not. I didn't even know that WAS your journal, and I wouldn't tell Charity." The idea of Faith's secrets did intrigue her though. "Besides, you don't have any secrets."
Faith WillardSlytherin Alumna - Unspeakable -To be great is to be misunderstood. – 15:27, April 10, 2015 (UTC)
She was shaking at the violation of her privacy, and Melinda trying to worm her way out of the situation. "You will leave now. And never come back. Or I'll hex that dumb unicorn until you can't even tell it used to be a unicorn."
She would frown...it was obviously a bluff. The question was did she want to stand up to Faith and risk her wrath, or back down. She would stand, silently walking towards the exit...and Faith who was blocking the door.
Faith WillardSlytherin Alumna - Unspeakable -To be great is to be misunderstood. – 15:31, April 10, 2015 (UTC)
"Don't tempt me again, Melinda. You stay out of here. Or I'll do it." She saw Melinda was moving toward the door, and she moved further into the tent, but her eyes didn't leave Melinda's.
She would stop at the entrance, turning and setting herself straight at Faith, her eyes flashing. "I'm sorry for finding your book, but you can stop threatening me. I won't look for your diary again...but you can't keep me from using the tent."