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.
Skyler and Rosie
Skyler Black- Slytherin 1st year -"I knew I would have my revenge someday" – Owl 19:44, September 23, 2020 (UTC)
this place was somewhere Skyler's brothers mark and Scott loved so every year when its close to when her mark was killed she comes here to think about him and where he could have been and what he should have achieved but never got the chance to Skyler's favorer thing to get here is Nutella ice cream and a lot of it she usually gets it as soon as she walks in but this time she just sat there lost in her thoughts about the year to come why did mark not want her at Hogwarts? Skyler never understood why he said that but she couldn't live in the past forever she thought about the ice cream and so she got up and when to get Nutella ice cream but suddenly she was ordering the same thing mark used to get why was she doing this when her brain was saying something but her mouth another.
Rosalind 'Rosie' WhitefordGryffindor 1st Year -"It is always the fear of looking stupid that stops you from being awesome" – Owl 20:00, September 23, 2020 (UTC)
Rosie had spent the day with Alfie but he'd had to head home a whole hour before she did. She wasn't particularly anxious to head home to her noisy house so here she was ordering her usual (bertie botts every flavour beans and a plain chocolate frog scoop) taking a seat at the last available booth completely oblivious to the people around her
This was, for all intents and purposes, Zoe's first outing since she got out of that place. Mum was shopping and so they were sitting in the ice cream parlour. Zoe usually loved this place and ordered as much ice cream as possible but she'd elected for a small cup-with plain old vanilla. It was easy on her stomach. It was just Ili and Zilya and Zoe...for the first time in her life, wasn't sure what to say to them. How are you all doing? How's Hogwarts? Oh wait, sorry, I'm the reason you're not there. Zoe was wearing a black eye patch and she wasn't sure if people had looked her way because of that or because of the small social media campaign. Either way, Zoe had stuck her nose in the air and stubbornly ignored the looks the entire afternoon. "It's quieter, you know, when Hogwarts isn't out. It's nice." Zoe wanted to go back to hiding in her room. She was craving to get out of the house before but nope-she wanted back in.
"I like it a lot better than when it was so busy in the summer," Zilya admitted, remembering when the sisters had last come together. During that time, Zoe didn't look like a damn pirate. Maybe her manners resembled one, but she didn't have an eye patch. Zilya hadn't stopped to talk much otherwise, since most of her attention when to collecting the biggest bites of coffee-flavored ice cream she could from the tiny spoon. The coffee flavor was a little bitter for her liking, but she was trying to adjust her tastes to it. Coffee ice cream was a good start. It was sweeter than the real thing, and they put some chocolate chips in it. The point was that mastering the caffeinated drink would allow her to require less sleep. Or so she thought that was how it worked. "You know what, I was supposed to have some big transfiguration test today... or maybe it was charms. Whatever. Now I don't have to take it!"
For all intents and purposes, Iliana shouldn't really be here. She was the only one of her siblings able to finish the academic year at Hogwarts. But as it turned out, your sister getting kidnapped seemed to give her a valid excuse for missing out on midterms, though she did have twice as much work to do over the holidays until classes resumed. It was a win-lose, but she got the good end of the deal, if she can say so herself. The only downfall is missing Hope, which should be expected; they were apart for so long, and now because of Zoë she can't really be there with her anymore, and - okay, maybe it was a lose-lose. Her and Zoë don't even get along. They're more like distant room neighbors than they are sisters, so why's she being forced to stick around for the next few weeks? At least she gets to eat ice cream on a school day. She's spooning some Lemon Pepper Chicken and Pumpkin Juice ice cream into her mouth when she breaks the silence, and it takes a lot not to roll her eyes. "Silver linings," she utters with a casual shrug, not sure what else she can really say.
Zoe was ignoring her sister's choices of icecream flavours. Like really? That was the flavours they went with? If Zoe could be in a position to criticise their life choices she would have. Unfortunately, she was not. Far from it. "Oh, on the topic of Hogwarts, Hope's owl keeps on sending all her letters and packages through my window. I don't know why. I think the owl keeps on forgetting we switched rooms," Zoe mumbled. "I also have a few letters for Zilya. I keep forgetting to give them to you all." They sit on her desk. Zoe does mean to bring them out but as soon as they're out of her vision, they're out of her mind and so she never does do it. It's a miracle she's made it this far in life. "One of them might be the transfiguration test, Yoyo."
"Ugh," Zilya said in a rather exasperated tone. Of all things she could have wished Zoe had avoided doing, it wasn't for her to not get kidnapped or lose an eye (although those were two things Zilya wouldn't have wanted from her sister). It was for her to have mentioned there was dropped off transfiguration test. She was dramatic in that sort of sense. "Don't need it. Why don't you feed it to Hope's owl, and pretend it ate it as a snack on the way here? Solid excuse, I reckon."
"I'll talk with her," she promises, although she doesn't look too disturbed. It's not like Hope ever sends anything time-sensitive or that her sisters shouldn't see. She quirks an eyebrow at Zilya's comment, but otherwise stays silent, eating spoonfuls of her favorite (shut up, Zoë) ice cream.
"I've already tried feeding him all your letters. The owl doesn't like paper," Zoe responded with a shrug. "Apparently owls only eat rats and I don't think the owl will be able to eat Ili." With that, Zoe spooned in another mouthful, not too fussed if she just started a fight with that comment. When was she ever fussed about that?
Long time, no see. In between caring for a toddler and running Bubble Tea Station, Cristiano found himself with a social life on the decline. So he conspired to get himself out of his shop and into this..ice cream parlour? Weird place to catch up, but Cristiano looks like he's thriving as he eats his tomato ice cream. For the grand finale, he's waiting for Holly to walk in.
Holly normally prioritizes work above everything, but when Cristiano asked if the two of them could hang out she jumped at the offer. She hasn't seen him in forever, maybe because they're both so insanely busy. She enters Florean Fortescue's and looks around before finally spotting him in one of the booths. "Hey," she says as she slides into the seat across him. "Interesting place to catch up, but I love ice cream so I'm not complaining." She smiles.
Cristiano looks up as he's greeted. "Hey yourself." He grins, eager to start the conversation going. Which is slightly strange, considering that the beginning of their friendship consisted of entirely one-sided conversations. Improved therapy sessions aside, Cristiano has turned to quite the chatterbox. "You didn't respond to that one meme I sent you. You've been busy, then?" He offers her a look at his ice cream. "A little ice cream never hurt anyone. Plus, you're probably tired of seeing my shop."
Holly smiles. It's been a while now since Cristiano's started talking, but the sound of his voice still makes her feel a rush of pride every time she hears it, like she's so proud of him for having come this far. "I don't respond to any memes anyone sends me – just yours." she tells him matter-of-factly, "And yeah, I've been busy. Wizco's thinking of working with the Ministry on some space base in Lincliff, so there's so much to get done."
Cristiano lets out a deep, rumbling laugh. It comes off a bit throaty, but that's to be expected "Is that so? Thanks for making me feel special." He winks. "No, seriously. I get left on read a lot. Just trying to spread some cheer." Cristiano eagerly takes a bite of his tomato ice cream, taking the time to listen to Holly. "Space base? Like, you mean the moon? kind of? space?" He looks super confused for a second. "Like, we're on the same page right now, right?" Cristiano whistles. "Moving to Mars now?" He teasingly asks, smirking.
She cracks a smile. Cristiano's always been so supportive of her work, which means the world to her. "Yes, the moon kind of space." she says fondly. A waitress passes by and she orders some strawberry ice cream, before returning her focus to her friend. "And Merlin, I wish I could move to Mars." She thinks of everything that's been happening lately and chuckles a bit. "Maybe it'll be a lot less miserable than life on Earth. I'll take you with me."