You walk down Diagon Alley, your eyes darting from side to side, amazed at what you can see. You stumble upon an ice cream shop where many people are holding cones. A man hurries round giving ice creams to little children. This place serves bright cones, which don't melt in the sun, and are perfect on any day.
Note: You may also mix-match with the flavours (e.g one scoop of chocolate and one scoop of vanilla. To make the pictures bigger, you can just click on them! Also, for the RP, please let me come up and ask what you want.
Jace was finishing up his shift, pulling his apron over his head and moving around the bench. Though he had the rest of the afternoon to do whatever he wanted, he decided to slip into one of the booths just to play around on his phone. Plus, as many free milkshakes here as he wanted. Benefits of being an employee here. Wren was at work and he didn't want to be stuck home all day. Though he could be working on the garden. His plants were looking a bit sad and needed some attention. Jace could do that tomorrow morning. In the meantime, he pulled out his phone just to read through a garden magazine on his screen.
Only Rémi could stay inside for an entire month without looking like a neckbeard. Well, that was debatable - but at least it did take only one afternoon to change from cheeto-encrusted sweatpants and greasy hair to handsome oppa with designer clothes. That is, if you could still call a well-worn hoodie with faded label designer. He sits down in a booth, not realizing that it's occupied by the likes of Jace.
Quite frankly, you could wave someone sculpted by Michelangelo himself in front of Jace and Jace would have zero idea how good they looked. He was oblivious until someone pointed things out too him. Physical appearances, both of others and himself, was never his top priority. It took him a hot moment to notice the other and when he did, Jace froze in shock. "Ah, shit, dude, were you here before me?" Jace asked. So caught up in his own world, Jace didn't put it past himself to have been in Remi's position. That he just sat himself down in a booth thinking it was free. How long had Jace been sitting here again? "I'm not barging in, am I?"
Caera was celebrating graduation with her sister for the fifth time over. How could she not? After everything her and her sister had been through, graduating Hogwarts was something to celebrate. Once, their future had been marrying some fifty year old men. Once, their future had been a life in a gypsy camp. Hell, Caera was once convinced her future was to be spent in juvenile detention for the death of their parents. Graduating from a school, any type of school, was once a distant dream for Caera that even now–post graduation, Caera was waiting to wake up and face reality. That the past few years were just a dream. But no, they were reality. Titti and her had done it. They graduated. They were okay. They were okay. Caera didn't ever voice this to Titti. But she did in the way she spoilt her and her sister. Took her sister out to the movies, dinner, lunch, the beach, every other day. Today, they were at the ice cream parlor. Caera was debating buying bowls of each flavour. They all seemed so good. How could she ever decide? "Can you choose for me? I'm terrible with making decision when it comes to food," Caera said with a pout, leaning in to her sister as she said this.
Like her sister, graduating meant far more to Titti than just a graduation from school. It symbolized the death of the old Tetyana and Caera Dea, twins that had a rough life ahead of them and unfortunately wouldn't have been able to amount to much. While of course proud of herself and what she was able to accomplish at Hogwarts, Titti was more proud of Caera. After all she was the one who held prefect positions and then the Head Girl position in their final year. Words couldn't describe how proud that made Titti of her sister, and she wasn't even sure how to show it. It was weird, in a sense they were celebrating the same things but it meant different things for both of them. While Caera was more happy about the pair being able to break free of the life they would have had had they not escaped, Titti was celebrating the success that they found for themselves, and would continue to find in life. Titti did feel guilty though, she felt like she should be spoiling Caera, and while Caera had done most of the paying today, Titti was determined to pay for Caera's ice cream. "Of course I'll pick for you, but you have to agree to let me buy it for you. You've spoiled me too much today, I have to repay the favour."
Caera turned to frown–well, more of a pout really–at her twin sister. There was really no reason for Caera to insist on paying for her but the idea of someone, especially Titti, paying for Caera was a weird idea. At least to Caera. However, Caera decided it probably wasn't worth bickering with her over it and Caera could always make up for it later. "Fine," Caera said, agreeing with the deal, "can we share, though? I don't know how much I'll be able to take," she confessed, her pout growing. Caera hated being lactose intolerant. Absolutely despised it. Why was there so much good things in this world and her body just decided it couldn't handle it? It wasn't fair.
Titti sighed in relief when Caera had agreed to let her pay, that and Caera wanted to share which meant she didn't need to worry about her sister's stomach being upset later in the night. She loved Caera, but she loved Caera not complaining about her lactose intolerance acting up a lot more. "I'd be happy to share with you," she said with a smile on her face as she turned to the ice cream freezer to look at the flavours. "Now for the hard part though, agreeing on what flavours we want."
"I assume we should have a limit," she noted as she looked over the options of how many they could get. Caera usually asked to taste every single flavour before making a decision but that usually took a good ten minutes and there was a line, so she was skipping that option. "Treacle fudge looks good–oh and the strawberry." Caera loved her fruit flavours, they were always so nice.
"Strawberry is an absolute must have. I'm not leaving this lineup without it." She said with a laugh as she skimmed some of the flavours. "Maybe we'll get three, one we can agree on aka strawberry, then one flavour for each of us? You can get treacle fudge and I'll get... cookies n' cauldron cakes!"
Caera nodded in agreement. "I love it," she said before glancing over to the attendant. Trying too see how long they were going to be waiting. Patience wasn't Caera's strong suit. "By the way...how are you and Teddy?" She asked, rather tentatively. Caera hadn't brought them up in months now–not since Leta had left. Purposely left herself in the dark about her friends' and sister's love life.
As Caera glanced at the server, Tetyana did the same. The sisters may be different in quite a few ways, but they shared the same lack of patience. At first caught off-guard by her sister's question, Titti tried to come up with a good enough response to ease Caera's mind. "Well things are good, for the most part. We're still kind of stuck in the are we aren't we dating stage which sucks..."
"Still?" She asked, turning her head to look at her with furrowed eyebrows. "Neither of you have asked the other out? Why haven't you done it yet? It's obvious you both like one another. Why are you taking so long?" Once Caera wouldn't have seemed so impatient and bothered but she was in the same position. Waited and waited with Leta. Never having the guts to ask her out. And then she lost her. Caera just didn't want that too happen too Titti.
Titti shrugged, not really sure how to answer her sister. Truthfully she wasn't sure why she herself hadn't asked the question, perhaps she was just too scared and nervous. That was most likely it, scared of the slim chance of rejection. "I-I don't know... I think I'm just too nervous to ask myself? It's hard though because I really like him." She said, looking down at the cooler out of embarrassment.
In a matter of seconds, Caera deflated, her shoulders sagging and a puff of air leaving her nose. Caera had taken out her own frustrations on herself onto her sister and Titti didn't deserve it. "I'm sorry, I didn't mean too–" she began but then dropped it. I didn't mean to be pushy about it. "I'm sure it will all work out eventually. Maybe neither of you ask and it just happens naturally. Or something. I don't know. Romance is confusing. I wish our lives were a romance movie. They're so uncomplicated. You know, if my life had to be a romance movie, it would be...pretty woman. Or maybe the notebook. The notebook's cute too."
She saw her sister's reaction, and although puzzled slightly by it decided not to pry. As she was about to tell Caera not to worry about it, she switched her tone. "I hope it works out, we'll just have to wait and see I guess. I wouldn't mind the natural thing though, sounds a lot easier." After pausing for a second to think, Titti immediately thought of the movie that'd best represent her. "I feel like mine would be Devil Wears Prada... Does that count as a romantic movie?"
"Definitely not," Caera said, scrunching up her nose at the thought. "The only romance in that film was either with Nate or Christian and Andy should have gone with Christian because Nate was a terrible boyfriend. He was so selfish and he wouldn't support Andy with her career, making her choose him and that is so manipulative and unhealthy. I just have really strong feelings about that relationship. I just don't support it. I really can't believe he made such a big deal out her missing his birthday. Like okay, sure, she missed the party but she still came back with a cupcake to sing happy birthday. And that was really sweet of her and Nate just messed it up completely. Nate was just so unsupportive and toxic and should have just left him behind. Christian was better because he actually appreciated her for who she was and didn't try drag her down like Nate did." Caera was ranting by now and she stopped to take a breathe. She really had been speaking a hundred words per minute. "If Teddy becomes a Nate, I don't know what I'll do but I won't be happy."
Truthfully, when Titti had brought up the movie she forgot just how much her sister loved the movie. She also forgot how strong of an opinion she held for Nate, Titti couldn't blame Caera though. Nate was the wrong choice and Christian deserved to be with Andy. "Trust me, if Teddy ever turns into a Nate I'm ending it faster than it started. I assume you'd also hate him for it as well, considering how strong of an opinion you hold for Nate." She responded, poking fun at her sister's long rant.
Caera turned her head to poke her tongue out at her sister when she poked fun of her. "Well, I wouldn't hate him. I would just be incredibly disappointed in him." Caera couldn't think of one person she hated. Terrified of? She had a list. Loved? Even bigger list. Mildly confused by? There was a tiny list. Hated? Not really. Unless you counted fictional characters. But really, Caera's feelings towards Nate is more 'yuck' than actual hate. The comment did make Caera realise that, if Titti and Teddy ended badly, it would actually put Caera in a difficult position. However, she quickly pushed that out of her focus. Caera doubted they'd ever break up. Well, when they actually became official.
"That's fair to say, I'd be disappointed in him too to be honest. Hence the you know... Breaking up with him part." Titti said with a laugh before the ice cream server finally came up to the counter. Taking the lead in ordering, Titti spoke up first. "Hi there! Could we please have a scoop of strawberry, a scoop of treacle fudge, and a scoop of cookies 'n cauldron cakes?"
With the arrival of the server, she pressed herself against the glass, watching them serve out the icecream. Being as small as they were, her head barely reached the top of the bench. "Can we get sprinkles too?" Caera asked. Sprinkles were a must. Obviously.
Titti couldn't believe she almost forgot the sprinkles, but of course Caera would never forget such a necessity. Watching alongside her sister as the ice cream was scooped out, Titti got giddy. Once served to them and Titti had paid for everything, she looked at her sister. "Where should we sit?"
Caera's eyes scoured the room, nibbling on her bottom lip as she tried to find an empty seat. Caera almost suggested they sit outside before she remembered it was snowing. For a brief moment, she forgot how cold it currently was. Caera hated the cold, especially the snow. It just made her miss Italy. It was funny for Caera. She missed Italy but felt rather sick at the idea of ever returning. "Over there?" she asked, nodding her chin to one of the free tables. No one else was in there so they had a lot of spots too choose from. Apparently, ice cream at the beginning of winter wasn't a popular option.
Simultaneously Titti was also looking for a seat, but Caera had beat her to the punch and spotted the first open area before she did. Once spotting where her sister had pointed out, Titti nodded her head and linked her arm with her sister's. "Looks perfect, let's head over!" She said cheerfully as the pair walked towards their seats.
When Titti's arms linked with Caera's, Caera automatically slipped her hand into her sister's without even thinking about it. Heading to the seat, she slipped into one of the chairs. "Oh, did I tell you? I got the job at the cafe," Caera said, beaming. "I got the call today. I start next week."