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Caganhome


Situated in the centre of Hackney, the Cagan home stands tall and proud in the neighbourhood, a pillar of wealth and good image. With six bedrooms and an expansive garden, you wouldn't think twice walking past it in the street. Aside from the odd noise complaint - lots of arguing, apparently? - it seems perfectly normal.

CAGAN RESIDENCE

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Elijah & Arden[]

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

As they exit the Tesco, Arden uses her keys to open her car and get into the driver's seat. Luckily for Elijah, Arden is actually pretty good at driving, so she's not worried about accidentally running anyone over in the middle of the night, especially with the roads this empty. "Why does it sound like you know her?" she chuckles, "Do you often go to this Tesco in the middle of the night?" She snorts as she starts the car and moves out of her parking space. "And hey, like I said, I think you need the luck more than I do." Arden's had more than enough for a lifetime, she thinks, not that she would mind a bit more. "Where to?"

Message Me • 15:20, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

Though he can drive, Elijah can't remember the last time he found himself in a car, always preferring to catch the train into the city centre to avoid the congestion charges; and even more bizarre, he's never seen a witch - or any magical being, perchance - in a normal vehicle. As much as some of the descriptions peddled by the organisation feel a tad cartoonish at times, it had bewildered him to learn that the flying-broomstick thing was very much accurate. Wizards are fucking weird. "Near the Whitechapel Gallery." That's near enough to the house, and he doesn't mind walking the five minutes or so to the door - better that than give away his home address to a witch. God knows what could happen. "Oh, I, er- I used to work there. Very briefly. Myself and the manager did not exactly see eye-to-eye," he admits with a small chuckle, because who could forget those amazing few weeks? Most of which involved selling his classmates alcohol at discounted rates and having permanent damage done to his patience levels. "He was a prick. But-" The bag clunks as he pulls it into his lap, unzipping it to reveal the bottle. "I got the last laugh."

Message Me • 00:22, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Arden laughs at that, stopping before she turns the corner out of the parking lot to set the location on the GPS of her phone. She doesn't know muggle London very well, not that it will be a problem as the robotic voice directs her onto the correct road. "Yes, yes, you did." she says, "I can't imagine having a part-time job. I never had the time." she says, deciding to make conversation. It's a lot better than just sitting in silence. "I was homeschooled since, well, forever. My mom barely let me have time to myself. It was always just studying or training because she's super aaaaaah – " She can't find the word (well, she did, and it was 'aggressive', but she thinks that's a bit too harsh) so she hopes he catches her drift. " - about me practicing my sport." She shrugs. "Such a drag, honestly. Hopefully going to uni will be better." Now that she thinks about it, her life until now does sound kind of boring, but at least she was good at what she did.

Message Me • 12:13, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

He was already listening rather intently to her conversation - he's not a total arsehole to people - but Elijah has to admit that his ears prick up at the mention of homeschooling. He can relate to the pushy parent fiasco - appeasing his father's wishes is precisely what got him to the situation he's in now - but this is the first he's heard of a witch being taught at home, and not at that castle-school-thing in Scotland which all his younger siblings attend. Whatever chord gets struck by the thought of it - most likely jealousy, more than any others - he ignores, diverting his attention to something else she mentioned. "What sport do you play?"

Message Me • 12:33, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

"Hm? Oh yeah! I didn't mention. Volleyball." she answers, figuring that she knows the enough about the sport (or at least the bare minimum) to sell having played it, and it's obscure enough that no one really asks questions. The first time a muggle asked her, she said football and wound up having to bullshit all sorts of information when it turned out they were a big fan. "It's whatever, honestly. Both my moms played and they were super determined to get me into it too. It's kind of my thing now, but I don't really mind. I'm good at it, I think." Does that sound too arrogant? Besides, she can't be too sure about her skill nowadays, especially after the whole incident. "And I can't really imagine getting into anything else, but who knows?" She smiles, a bit hopeful for herself. "I'm seventeen, it's fine if I don't have everything figured out yet." She says it mostly to convince herself. She hasn't gotten on a broom since that match, and at this point, she's a bit afraid to even try. "You're a student too, right?" she asks, "What school do you go to? Maybe I know someone." Arden knows the odds are slim. The teenagers she knows are other Quidditch players and well, Az, but they've already established that Elijah isn't magic.

Message Me • 17:00, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

The earring feels like it could be burning a hole in his pocket, with how potent its magical energy is; in fact, he has to keep flicking his gaze down to ensure it isn’t about to start glowing or anything like that. Is this how wizards exist, constantly feeling every spark of magic and every tug of power? Or is he just hypersensitive to it due to his limited experience? God knows - and Elijah doesn’t particularly want to find out either. The house already feels far calmer now all his siblings are gone; it no longer feels like crossing a minefield every time he descends the stairs, and as conflicted as he feels about their leaving, he sure as shit isn’t going to miss Jai’s dark energy lingering around every corner. “Westminster Sixth Form,” he answers, gaze turned out the window, watching the streetlights whiz by. “But I think I’m applying for LSE and UCL when exams are finished, so it’s not like I’ll be leaving London anytime soon.” And as much as it’s a pointless question - do wizards attend normal universities? Is that a thing? Are magical universities a thing? - he asks it anyway. “Are you bothering with university or no?”

Message Me • 17:12, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Arden has never really thought about the idea of going to university; it isn't like most wizards and witches do anyway and she's never been particularly passionate about learning or anything of the sort. Though she's just had her interview for Hogwarts, and the sorting hat put her in Ravenclaw, which is supposed to be the nerd house. It's centuries old, not to mention, not even human. she thinks to herself, It's allowed to have a lapse in judgment. Still, she doesn't know what inspires her to reply in this way: "Definitely." Well, it would give her an excuse to just get away from... everything. The whole wizarding world. And right now, the idea of dropping off the face of the earth seems far more appealing than it's ever been in her whole life. "I haven't quite figured out where yet," Not a lie. "I still need to talk to my mom about that." Again, not a lie. "And it's not like my scores can get me into anywhere too stellar." What's an O in Potions going to do for her? "But the idea of starting at a brand new school where nobody knows who you are? I'd love that." Arden looks over to him for a quick second before turning her eyes back on the road to make sure he isn't bored with how much she's talking. "Might just be me, but don't you ever want to just... get away and completely reinvent yourself? I don't know. Maybe I'm just an escapist."

Message Me • 17:21, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

He doesn't mind that she's talking a lot, not really; though his patience is usually rather thin when encountering people who waffle, the welcome distraction from his discomfort from the magic paired with the general serenity of London at one o'clock in the morning make the conversation quite calming. The answer she gives to his somewhat-trick question makes him bite back a laugh - though the past few weeks have already changed so much of his preconceived beliefs about magic folk, considering he's been going to school alongside one and never twigged it - but her next question quickly shuts him up. If only you knew. "Sometimes," Elijah admits, careful to keep his eyes on the passing scenery. What would reinventing himself even mean? He might only be eighteen but even that still feels too late to embrace what he's kept repressed for so long, and the consequences of doing that would be irreparable. No, it's best that it stays a fantasy. "But I think it's entirely impossible for me. The world stops at the Thames and I don't have the opportunity to change that any time soon. It's fine, though." He allows himself a look over at Arden, brow pinching slightly. "What about you? Unless your mother has you in chains or something. Is escaping impossible for you too?"

Message Me • 17:31, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

"Ooh, that's a bit tricky." she admits. Normally, Arden wouldn't mind oversharing with someone, especially someone she's never going to see again and has no ties whatsoever to the magical world (so it's not like anything's going to leak to Witch Weekly), but she's hesitant about bothering him with her sob story when the poor guy had to deal with his dad dying and what sounds like the shittiest set of siblings in the world. "I feel like I could escape if I wanted to." she says, trying to be vague but at the same time offering the same level of sincerity that he's gracing her with. "The idea's a bit terrifying though, right? I don't know. I'm all talk; I don't think I could actually pull off just disappearing and becoming a brand new me." She laughs so that it doesn't feel that heavy. "I mean, my whole life I've only ever really been good at one thing and I've only ever really been around the same people. Maybe it's better to stick with the devil you know." They stop at a light and she begins twisting one of the rings on her fingers absent-mindedly. "But that sounds pretty boring, too. I'm not a very big fan of boring, but we'll see."

Message Me • 17:40, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

It's just started to rain as they pull up to the traffic lights, the red glow fractured and fragmented by raindrops across the windshield, and Elijah smiles a little as he listens; the idea of running away is just as terrifying to him, the concept of cutting ties with his family (or, at the very least, Sarai (and Az at a push)) and the truth of it all coming to light, hence why it's a very unlikely path for him to take anytime soon. But it's nice to think about. "I mean- if you've been around the same people all your life, that is most likely what's holding you back. How are you supposed to think differently if you never leave that environment?" It's a bit rich coming from him, considering the witch hunters and the affluent streets of Shoreditch are all he knows, but at least he knows what he's talking about. "Being good at something should open opportunities, not keep you trapped there- ugh, I sound like Sharpe. That's officially a low point."

Message Me • 17:54, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

At that, Arden has to laugh. The light turns green again and she keeps driving, a grin on her face. "No, no, keep going." she tells him, "Maybe I'll be more inclined to follow advice when it's a cute boy giving it." Arden winks then laughs again so that it's obvious she's joking; she flirts withh everyone. No big deal. "But yeah! You're right. It's okay to not have everything figured out, though. Shit happens, things change. Who the fuck knows where we'll all be in a year right? I could be dead." Arden snorts at the idea, but she's trying to make a point. "Maybe you need a change of environment, too." she adds as an afterthought, "I don't know. Your siblings sound like assholes. They might be family, but that doesn't mean they can't hurt you." Arden almost winces; maybe she should be listening to her own advice.

Message Me • 18:03, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

The compliment makes him both roll his eyes and smirk a tad - he's never taken a single compliment to heart in his life and he sure as shit isn't going to start now - but any light in his expression immediately drops at the I could be dead. Fuck's sake. Of course she had to go and say that. It's not like Elijah is particularly phased by the concept of death at this point; it exists like a phantom in his line of work, hovering over every interaction with whichever witch or wizard he lures right into the waiting arms of a hunter (believe it or not, he isn't Mia - he's never killed anyone). But it's still a bizarre feeling to know that the person giving you a ride home from the shop is most likely to be dead inside a matter of weeks. Less, if Sharpe gets impatient. Maybe he can- no, he can't interfere. It would look too suspicious. That thought shouldn't even be crossing his mind. "It's fine," he says, waving a dismissive hand. "They all moved out after our father died and I probably - hopefully - won't see them again. They're more trouble than they're worth."

Message Me • 18:15, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Arden immediately frowns at the implication of that. "So you're by yourself?" she asks, a bit quietly, not wanting to make this situation any more depressing than it usually is. She wishes she could offer him a place to stay for at least the night, but she is just a stranger - no matter how excited Arden is about making friends her own age - and it's exactly because she's a stranger that he's opening up, she thinks, so there's no need to get over involved. "I don't know what to say. That sucks." she admits, deciding to just speak her mind. "But at least you don't have to deal with them anymore."

Message Me • 18:23, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

The tentative lilt to her voice is noticeable, and he understands why - if it was quite literally anybody else on Earth, talking to them about losing their dad and remaining siblings in the same night would involve heartbreak and tears - but that's never really been Elijah's thing. Hence why he's in a car with a stranger and several bottles of shoplifted alcohol. If he was going to cry about any of this, he would have done it by now; mostly it's just been anger, particularly when thinking about Jai running free or Az protecting him, but even that gets to a point where it's too exhausting to maintain. It's not like he can bring his dad back to life - aside from the freaky shit Sarai can do, there's no magic which could revive him. He's not even sure he'd want to. "You don't have to talk like I'm on the verge of a breakdown, don't worry. I think I care less about it than you do." Not entirely true, but neither of them are being wholly honest about anything right now. "Sharpe is going to have a field day the next time he sees me." Which is ironic, seeing asd the next time he encounters Sharpe will likely be- ugh. "I take it you don't have siblings, then? Lucky."

Message Me • 18:35, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

"Only child." she confirms, but Arden's always dreamed of having siblings. She doesn't feel like she should get into that right now; that would be very insensitive, she thinks. "It's not that great either." she tells him, still. "Imagine all your parents' attention being on you? Terrible." She looks out to the road a bit contemplatively. "I didn't say that to invalidate your feelings." she adds - Arden has never been one who'd even risk accidentally offending someone, and prefers to communicate when she's uncertain. "I'm sure having siblings isn't the ideal I've got built up in my head." She chuckles a bit softly. "Maybe we're all just doomed to find problems in every situation. I'm sure you'll figure this out, though."

Message Me • 03:20, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

Thinking about it now, he's not sure what his life would have been like if the other kids hadn't been there. He likely wouldn't have been as hesitant to reveal his magic, which- well, we all know how that would have gone down. It would have been a hell of a lot quieter in the house - though whether or not that's a good thing, Elijah isn't quite sure - and he would have had their undivided attention. Just not in a good way. "Imagine none of your parents' attention being on you," he counters with a smile; she doesn't have to worry about offending him, not now the shock of his father's dad has worked its way through his system. "Though admittedly that was a blessing half the time. Being homeschooled sounds- lonely." Although the majority of his own classmates are unbearable, there are a few who Elijah considers pretty close friends; he can't imagine being cooped up in his home for the entirety of his education. God, he would have gone mad. "There must be other kids in the neighbourhood you go out with."

Message Me • 11:23, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

"Didn't really get to meet the other people in my neighborhood." she adds. All of them were at Hogwarts for most of the year, but she feels it's suspicious to mention that all of them went to boarding school. What are the odds of that? "I don't know. My mom always said that meeting new people would be a distraction." Part of her feels like the goal was to keep Arden hidden away until she was perfect enough to show off to the rest of wizarding society, as if she came out of nowhere fully formed and without flaw. She did find friends in the other kids who were a part of the junior British-Irish league, but there was always a weird air of competition that she never quite enjoyed. "Well, the other kids I trained with were fine." she says, "Just a bit... competitive." She knows that it's because she was better than everyone, but she also knows that it's cocky to make that claim with a total stranger and it feels weird talking about how good she supposedly was at Quidditch when the whole time, she had an unfair advantage. "I love them to bits, but it would be nice not having to worry about being compared to any of your friends." Or any of the beaters using a bludger to send you a message when they're particularly cross, she thinks.

Message Me • 12:23, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

He can certainly relate to being forced to stay inside and away from people until it was totally necessary; as soon as Az started showing signs of magic, family outings became a thing of the past. Couldn't risk their freak of a son blowing his cover, could they? Thinking back on it always stirs that pit of constant nausea in Elijah's stomach, how trapped they all were in every sense of the word. Thank fuck everyone's out of that house. Sarai might never speak to him again because of it but he knows he did what was best for her in the long run - within those walls was the most dangerous place she could ever reside. "The more you talk about your mother, the more sneaking out at one o'clock to steal alcohol makes sense," he remarks, deciding in that moment to toss whatever boundaries he didn't plan on overstepping out of the window. She won't be around for much longer, right? As morbid a thought as that is. "Do you even like volleyball or are you just good at it?"

Message Me • 12:33, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

The question catches her off guard and she already feels herself getting defensive, but then she looks out the window and everything seems so peaceful and serene to the point she feels like it warrants a certain level of introspection. Even though, she can’t bring herself to be completely honest. "I do like it." she ends up finally saying. "But maybe I just haven’t had the chance to enjoy anything else more." Arden grins optimistically. "How about you? What do you enjoy?"

Message Me • 13:27, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

Even if he was the most emotionally-obtuse person on the planet, he'd be able to sense the deflective nature of her answer; you get good at spotting carefully-worded responses when you've spent your whole life giving them. That and her apparent hurry to switch the topic of conversation back over to him. It's not a big deal by any means but it amuses Elijah nonetheless, biting back a smirk when she finally answers his question only for it to turn into a real smile at hers. He can't imagine ever being that optimistic about- well, about anything. No wonder Mia always calls him miserable. "Nothing as taxing at competitive sport, unfortunately," he says, shrugging a little because his interests barely extend further than literature and politics, and the majority of people unsurprisingly never want to discuss the latter. "Books, I guess. Collecting vinyl. Botany. Nothing very interesting." Practising magic doesn't quite fit into the equation, regardless of whether or not she'll be around in a few weeks to tell anybody. He's still struggling to admit it to himself, let alone anybody else.

Message Me • 14:08, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Arden already had the impression that he was all proper and intelligent, and this just confirms it. She can't imagine books being the first thing that comes to mind when asked of her interests. Then he mentions botany, and while Arden enjoys being around nature, she feels that there is nothing more useless to study than the parts of a plant. "Nerd." she ends up saying against her better judgment, but she's laughing and she's likely never going to see him again, so it's fine. "Kidding, kidding. I'm sure it's all very interesting." At least, to some people. "Is that what you want to do then one day? Become a writer slash botanist?"

Message Me • 14:25, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

Though he'd never admit it, he is one of those pretentious folk who get extremely protective over their favourite author or composer who's been dead for centuries yet still manages to cause controversy in modern dialogue. It's nice to meet somebody he can discuss it with properly - his mind quickly darts back to that day he met Divya, leafing through a battered copy of Dracula and arguing which of Stoker's works are most underrated - and normally he'd prickle at his interests being mocked, so being called a nerd makes him pause for a second. But then he laughs. Maybe it's because of just how chilled out Arden seems (at least on the surface) and the general tranquillity of the rain and the streets, but he doesn't feel like he has to have his guard up right now. "Total nerd," he agrees, nodding as a traffic light casts a yellow glow across the windscreen. "I have no idea what I want to do." Then, a bit quieter, "I feel like everything is already so mapped out for me that if I took a different path, I'd be completely lost. But I suppose that's half the- fun? Challenge? Figuring your way around afterwards." If he ever leaves London, that is. Highly unlikely.

Message Me • 14:35, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Her ears perk up at the mention of everything being mapped out for him. It's a familiar feeling, and while she's grown used to carrying that burden herself, she still wouldn't wish it upon anyone else. "What's the plan then?" she asks, "At least the one that's all mapped out for you."

Message Me • 14:48, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

Another pause, this time a little longer because saying it out loud feels a lot more real than just internalising it all. It hardly matters, in the end; London's a big city and to be honest, becoming nameless and invisible is exactly what he's always wanted. It's either that or entering the wizarding world, and- yeah, maybe not. "Stay in London. Go into banking or clerk work or something administrative that pays well. Live comfortably," he replies, voice neutral - as much as he'd like to be satisfied with such a life, seeing as most people would kill for his family's home or salary or apparent normality, he can't bring himself to be so. "That's the plan. It doesn't sound so bad, right?"

Message Me • 14:54, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Arden is not nearly good enough at math to even consider going to anything to do with numbers, so the mention of banking already sounds quite impressive to her. It doesn't look like he seems too enthusiastic about the idea, but she knows she'd be a hypocrite if she started harping on how important it is to fuck the idea of what everyone thinks you should do and just do what you want to do. "Not bad at all." she agrees. "Just a bit boring. No offense meant; not that I think you care very much. Doesn't seem like banking is your passion, after all."

Message Me • 15:59, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

It really isn't, hence why he takes no offence at it; as much as he'd prefer to open a bookstore or work at a museum or something that would offer him something interesting, it's pretty much impossible. London is already too saturated with such stores and he has expectations to uphold. And the third option involves crossing the boundary which- he's barely got to courage to ever venture into Diagon Alley again, never mind anything further than that. "It's not my first choice," he agrees with a small shrug, before tossing her a knowing look. "I mean- is volleyball yours?"

Message Me • 16:04, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

She pauses, but decides to make light of what she knows is a really shitty situation. "It isn't." she finally admits, "Am I going to do anything about that? Probably not. I'm going to be self-aware about this." She smiles, feeling a bit bittersweet. "I'm also going to tell you to fuck whatever boring plans you think you're chained to and do whatever you want." Finally, they reach the Whitechapel Gallery and she pulls over the car so she can face him properly, all her dangling earrings making soft sounds as they crash into each other when she quickly turns towards him. "Look, Elijah, I've only known you for an hour and we probably won't know each other longer than that, which means I don't really give a shit if you think I'm being a hypocrite. But, your dad just died, your siblings sound like the actual worst, and from what I understand, when you get home, you're just going to be... alone." She reaches towards him to put her hand on the back of his palm. "At this point, you should probably do something that makes you happy." She pulls away once she realizes not everyone might be comfortable with being touched like that, but keeps her eyes trained on him. "But I'm just a stranger. What do I know?" Arden smirks.

Message Me • 16:27, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

The conversation has been so seamless and enjoyable that Elijah had almost forgotten she that she's supposed to be giving him a lift home; the whole thing has felt like a casual midnight drive, weaving through London with the radio on low to clear their heads, and maybe that's partly what it has been. But the sight of the gallery slowly pulling into view makes him realise that oh yes, this isn't anything more than a random act of kindness and nothing else will ever come of it. The reminder she gives him of this makes his stomach churn with- well, just sadness more than anything. She's right - they likely won't see each other again, but he knows the real reason as to why and fuck, it isn't fucking fair. And yes, he also knows that he hasn't got a leg to stand on in the whole situation and he's just as responsible, but- ugh. What a mess. Her hand on his distracts him, though; usually he'd flinch away, but he's too absorbed in her words to react. "Not to sound like Sharpe, but I think you should take your own advice," he counters with smirk, though not unkindly. It's not too close but Arden seems to be the only person he's met who knows what it feels like to be stuck on a pre-drawn path. The interior light illuminates as Elijah pops open the passenger door, unbuckling his seatbelt with a click as he slides out and grabs his backpack from the footwell. "Thank you for the lift, though. That was nice of you."

Message Me • 16:46, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

She makes a face at the comment of taking her own advice, but it quickly fades into a smile, not taking it too seriously. He doesn't seem to mind too much about being touched the first time, so she finds a pen somewhere in the compartments of her car. "Give me your hand." she says, but she just takes it anyway and begins to scribble a number on it, sticking her tongue out of the corner of her mouth as she writes. "I know we're supposed to be strangers forever, but tonight was nice, yeah? This is my number." She finishes talking just as she completes writing an 'x' next to the digits. "Ball's in your court if you ever wanna see me again. Who knows? You might need another ride." She leans forward into the passenger seat, grinning up at him as she lets go of his arm and looks at him outside the car. "But if you don't, and we never talk again... Just know that if in ten years I have to go to the bank or something and I see you sitting there looking all miserable, I'll be severely disappointed in you." She closes the passenger door after and goes back to sitting properly in the driver's seat, rolling down the windows to wave at him one last time. "Nice meeting you!" she calls out as she starts up the car again.

Message Me • 10:21, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

He's simultaneously too tired and too buzzed to object to being jostled around so much, though the sensation of the pen against his skin is weird and once she's finished writing, he immediately draws his hand back to see what she's etched there and- oh. The pinch in his brow softens as he looks back up at her, smirking a little as the passenger door shuts with a click. "Good. I'll be even more miserable if you've done nothing but play volleyball in all that time." The car engine roaring to life prompts him to take a few steps back onto the pavement, burying his hands in his pockets with a grin as- oh, wait, he still has the earring. It's quite bizarre how he totally forgot about that in the last few minutes, considering how strong its magical energy feels now he's less distracted, and by the time he's retrieved it and it's sitting in his palm, Arden's already pulled off and is halfway down the street. Looks like he will be texting her after all.

Message Me • 10:40, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

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