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Hogsmeade Manor
 


Hogsmeade Manor

Hogsmeade Manor, located just outside the magical village of Hogsmeade, is the official residence of the magical British Royal Family near Hogwarts. It isn't uncommon for the younger royals who attend Hogwarts to reconvene here and spend the weekends in it's halls, opposed to returning to the many castles dotted around Scotland. Like many muggle counterparts, part of the mansion is opened up to the magical public to enable them to feel in tune with their monarchy whilst the vast majority is closed off for the royals themselves.

 


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Charlotte and Vinny

Adelaide J

Charlotte, Duchess of CambridgeRavenclaw Alumna

「 Age 」
20 y/o
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Royal Princess
「 Relationship 」
Married to Scarlett

She'd spoken with at least 7 aides, Scarlett, her parents, Theodore, Sophia, and of course, her grandmother, but Charlotte was resolute; she wanted to do something that would undoubtedly make its way to every newspaper in the United Kingdom, and while it wouldn't be bad press, she wanted to ensure it was alright with everyone who this could affect before proceeding. Now all that was left was talking with the actual boy: Vinzent. It was their weekly lunch as well, so the timing couldn't be more perfect for this. Charlotte was sat at to the right of the head chair in the dining lounge out of habit, waiting for Vinzent impatiently. Nobody would be able to tell she was nervous unless they took notice of her hands on her lap, with her fingers tapping against her thigh quickly, over and over. It'll be alright, she thinks to herself. It has to be.

Message Me • 03:14, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

VinzentWBgif
Vinzent Windsor - Slytherin 5th Year

-"The light thinks it can travel faster than anything, but it is wrong.
No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has gotten there first, and is waiting. "

Message Me – 03:35, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

Vinny was never late. This was one thing he enjoyed immensely, so he wouldn't ever miss it. So, he arrived as normal on time and made his way into the dining room, as usual dismissing the escort offered. He's been here many times after all. He watched Charlie as he took a seat. "Hey! I hope I'm not late?"




Adelaide J

Charlotte, Duchess of CambridgeRavenclaw Alumna

「 Age 」
20 y/o
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Royal Princess
「 Relationship 」
Married to Scarlett

"Just in time, actually," Charlotte smiles reassuringly at him. All traces of her anxiety dissipated completely. As cheesy as it was, she knew everything would be alright the second she saw him. This felt right. "I had them make your favorite today," That was something new. Usually, Charlotte had the chefs go crazy and prepare new, exciting, exotic meals for them to try. But she'd wanted to play it safe this time rather than risk ruining it with a potentially unsavory meal.

Message Me • {{{time}}}

VinzentWBgif
Vinzent Windsor - Slytherin 5th Year

-"The light thinks it can travel faster than anything, but it is wrong.
No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has gotten there first, and is waiting. "

Message Me – 03:54, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

Vinny tilts his head. Of all the dishes she's had made for their luncheons, his favorite was a new one. Ironically it was one of the dishes she showed him - a French quiche. "Why?" He asked in a slightly amused voice. "No mushroom surprise this weekend?" Not that he'd mind. He did like trying new food.




Adelaide J

Charlotte, Duchess of CambridgeRavenclaw Alumna

「 Age 」
20 y/o
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Royal Princess
「 Relationship 」
Married to Scarlett

"No reason," Charlotte tries to play it off, but for the life of her, she can't, and all it takes is another look at him before she's pursing her lips and already thinking up how to start that conversation. "How was your week at school?"

Message Me • 04:03, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

VinzentWBgif
Vinzent Windsor - Slytherin 5th Year

-"The light thinks it can travel faster than anything, but it is wrong.
No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has gotten there first, and is waiting. "

Message Me – 04:14, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

Vinny frowns. "You're a terrible liar," he notes, but otherwise chose to let her lay it off. "It was okay, I guess. I've got Quidditch captain. Now if only anyone was interested in trying out."




Adelaide J

Charlotte, Duchess of CambridgeRavenclaw Alumna

「 Age 」
20 y/o
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Royal Princess
「 Relationship 」
Married to Scarlett

"How respectful of you. I'm still a princess, you know," she remarks, a playful smirk now finding its way onto her features. "Wait - you got captain? And you're just telling me this now? Congratulations! I didn't realize fourth years could get the position. You must've left an impression on Deonte. If the old hag's still kicking over there. She is, isn't she?"

Message Me • 04:25, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

VinzentWBgif
Vinzent Windsor - Slytherin 5th Year

-"The light thinks it can travel faster than anything, but it is wrong.
No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has gotten there first, and is waiting. "

Message Me – 04:28, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

"There are bets to see if when she dies, she'll be a ghost haunting the school," he adds with a chuckle and a nod. "I think it was partially due to nobody else being interested, which... No one is trying out, so... I'm not surprised."




Adelaide J

Charlotte, Duchess of CambridgeRavenclaw Alumna

「 Age 」
20 y/o
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Royal Princess
「 Relationship 」
Married to Scarlett

"20 galleons says she'll be ghosting the Defense classroom," she smirks. It's a very Deonte thing to do. She was sure the woman would teach even in her sleep. Truth be told, Charlotte would love to see her as Hogwarts' headmistress. "Perhaps even the common rooms. She does enjoy giving students a good scare," she laughs. "I'm still happy for you. There's always a low turnout for quidditch every couple years. I wouldn't worry about it. Someone always pops up."

Message Me • 04:31, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

VinzentWBgif
Vinzent Windsor - Slytherin 5th Year

-"The light thinks it can travel faster than anything, but it is wrong.
No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has gotten there first, and is waiting. "

Message Me – 04:35, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

"Oh, I'll make it happen if I have to coerce my colleagues myself... I am nothing if not determined." He smirks. "And you? How was your vacation?" He didn't have details, but they had missed their luncheon so she had to have gone somewhere.




Adelaide J

Charlotte, Duchess of CambridgeRavenclaw Alumna

「 Age 」
20 y/o
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Royal Princess
「 Relationship 」
Married to Scarlett

"It went really well. I went to Hawaii. I'd have invited you, but I'm not exactly sure my girlfriend would have been too thrilled. Nor you. I don't think you'd be interested in hearing what went on behind the doors of our room most nights," she smirks. "But I'll take you for the next one. Maybe Japan. I've always loved that place. Or Cuba, even. It's a beautiful place."

Message Me • 04:42, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

VinzentWBgif
Vinzent Windsor - Slytherin 5th Year

-"The light thinks it can travel faster than anything, but it is wrong.
No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has gotten there first, and is waiting. "

Message Me – 04:49, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

"Girlfriend?" he repeats. "Good for you! As for the offer.. Sure, maybe one day. Or, maybe I'll get rich one day and bring you somewhere." The last part was partially a joke. He knew he'd never be one of those guys, but the thought is nice. "I'd be fine anywhere, just not Wernigerode in Germany. Or anywhere near it, really."




Adelaide J

Charlotte, Duchess of CambridgeRavenclaw Alumna

「 Age 」
20 y/o
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Royal Princess
「 Relationship 」
Married to Scarlett

"Aw. You plan to keep me around long enough to see you become successful and incredibly wealthy? Merlin's beard, kid, I knew you had a heart in there somewhere," Charlotte teases him with a soft laugh. "What's with you and Germany? Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of them either. Their accents are quite intimidating. But I'd have pegged you for a fan of the historical sites and the other tourist traps," Charlotte looks at him inquisitively. She'd never been one to prod too much about his personal life beyond what she had to, so she had to admit, she was curious to know what the connection was, if any.

Message Me • 18:53, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

VinzentWBgif
Vinzent Windsor - Slytherin 5th Year

-"The light thinks it can travel faster than anything, but it is wrong.
No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has gotten there first, and is waiting. "

Message Me – 18:55, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

He paused for a moment, the air seeming to shift slightly. "It's just... Where my family was from," he answers vaguely. Still, it was a step. Before then, he's never even mentioned his family.




Adelaide J

Charlotte, Duchess of CambridgeRavenclaw Alumna

「 Age 」
20 y/o
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Royal Princess
「 Relationship 」
Married to Scarlett

Charlotte nods. She'd hoped to learn more about him, but families were always a sore spot. She knew that much, in her 20 years of living. She didn't want to push too deeply and end up regretting it. "About... that," she takes a deep breath. "I know these past few years have been... hard for you. I mean, you resorted to breaking into a royal house for a good night's sleep. You've stolen countless sweets and necessities from stores trying to get by. I - I know it's been difficult, but I'd like to think I've helped as much as possible."

Message Me • 18:59, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

VinzentWBgif
Vinzent Windsor - Slytherin 5th Year

-"The light thinks it can travel faster than anything, but it is wrong.
No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has gotten there first, and is waiting. "

Message Me – 19:02, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

Vinny nods slowly. "I mean I can't say you haven't helped. You're a good friend to have, and not just because you invite me to lunch every week. Charlie, what's wrong?"




Adelaide J

Charlotte, Duchess of CambridgeRavenclaw Alumna

「 Age 」
20 y/o
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Royal Princess
「 Relationship 」
Married to Scarlett

"I know this is going to seem sudden, and you can call me crazy, if you want. I won't take it to heart. But the idea that there's more I could do to help hasn't stopped bothering me. So I've been talking with my family, with aides, with experts on social work, and - I don't want to replace your family, Vinzent. I don't want to become your mother or anything. I just want to help you. You have so much potential, and you're such a sweet kid, and you don't deserve half the things you've gone through, even if I don't know them all. But - if I can do this one thing - if I can become your legal guardian - then I know I can help things get better," Charlotte puffs out another shaky breath. She's also tapping her foot against the floor, nervous about how he'll react and what he'll say. This could go horribly wrong just as quickly as it could go amazingly great. But it all depended on how he felt, and God was it nerve-wracking.

Message Me • 19:08, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

VinzentWBgif
Vinzent Windsor - Slytherin 5th Year

-"The light thinks it can travel faster than anything, but it is wrong.
No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has gotten there first, and is waiting. "

Message Me – 19:22, May 11, 2019 (UTC)~

As soon as she said the word 'family', and replace, he fell silent. Vinny leaned back in the chair he was sitting in and looked away from Charlotte. "Charlie... I'm going to tell you something I've never told anyone before." He finally speaks up, and looks at her, his face solemn and almost... dark. "My entire family died in a fire because of me. So... You're wrong. I do deserve what I get." Vinny looked away again. The entire story was much longer, but it wasn't one he had time to ramble on about right now. "Family.... Isn't a great subject for me. I don't know how to have a family. And now you want to become mine? Literally? I don't even care about what happens to me, but I do care about what happens to you, and Caspian."




Adelaide J

Charlotte, Duchess of CambridgeRavenclaw Alumna

「 Age 」
20 y/o
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Royal Princess
「 Relationship 」
Married to Scarlett

Charlotte had been taken by surprise when Vinzent began speaking, if only because she'd gotten so accustomed to him not telling her about his past. Still, she remained silent and tried keeping an impassive face as she listened. Some people hated pity, and she was willing to bet he was one of them, so the best she could do was just nod along, and then shake her head. "No, you don't. Accidents happen, Vinzent. What happened wasn't your fault; magic is very unpredictable, you should know that," she tells him, softly. "You're already like family. This just makes it official."

Message Me • 01:47, June 1, 2019 (UTC)

VinzentWBgif
Vinzent Windsor - Slytherin 5th Year

-"The light thinks it can travel faster than anything, but it is wrong.
No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has gotten there first, and is waiting. "

Message Me – 02:03, June 1, 2019 (UTC)~

"Charlie it wasn't an accident. She set the fire on purpose." He spoke under his breath and stared at her for a moment before continuing. "You're like my sister. What if you end up hating me, too? Besides, there's the kids at the Hostel, and Lyra. I need to make sure their okay."




Adelaide J

Charlotte, Duchess of CambridgeRavenclaw Alumna

「 Age 」
20 y/o
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Royal Princess
「 Relationship 」
Married to Scarlett

Charlotte is confused at first, because what does he mean? But then the confusion settles and her lips form a small 'o', as the realization replaces it. "I'm not going to hate you, Vinzent. If you trying to steal from my family isn't enough, I'm not sure what is," Hearing his concerns about the hostel, she pauses and considers this. "You don't have to live with me, if you don't want. But if you do, I can ensure someone is sent there to look after everyone with enough funds to keep the place afloat."

Message Me • 03:57, June 2, 2019 (UTC)

VinzentWBgif
Vinzent Windsor - Slytherin 5th Year

-"The light thinks it can travel faster than anything, but it is wrong.
No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has gotten there first, and is waiting. "

Message Me – 04:06, June 2, 2019 (UTC)

Vinny wasn't used to fear. Or being cared about, or being scared of losing someone but as he stared at Charlotte across the table, his face softened, and his breath shook a little as he responded. "Do you promise?"



Adelaide J

Charlotte, Duchess of CambridgeRavenclaw Alumna

「 Age 」
20 y/o
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Royal Princess
「 Relationship 」
Married to Scarlett

"Come on, I'll even make it a pinky promise," she smirks, her tone playful alongside her eyebrow wiggle as she extends her right hand, offering her pinky. "Besides, Vinzent Windsor has a way better ring to it."

Message Me • 04:20, June 2, 2019 (UTC)

VinzentWBgif
Vinzent Windsor - Slytherin 5th Year

-"The light thinks it can travel faster than anything, but it is wrong.
No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has gotten there first, and is waiting. "

Message Me – 04:49, June 2, 2019 (UTC)

He can't help but smirk as he linked his pinky with hers. "Better keep it. Pinky promises are serious business." He had to agree with the Windsor comment, so in response, he leaned back. "so when do I meet the rest of the family?"




Claralfie Reconciliation

PrinceAlfieWB

Prince Alfred of WalesGryffindor Alum • 👑 Second in Line 👑

「 Age 」
26 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Royal Prince
「 Relationship 」
Dating

Though he knew nothing had been solidified in the past few months of regaining correspondence with Clara, Alfie felt content in his decision to invite Clara to Hogsmeade Manor; perhaps one of the most intimate residences of the royal family. In their letters to one another and the few phone calls that they shared, both of them ignored and danced around the elephant in the room; the way they ended. The way Alfie asked her to leave in a callous manor - one he was taught, but callous nonetheless - and the way Clara attacked the nerves of Alfie and used statements and words she knew he'd dislike. Though it unnerved him, Alfie brushed it off as both of them recognising what they did wrong and a willingness to move aside it. That, being the point of their meeting today; to move past that incident in their relationship and talk things out, hopefully ending with them rekindling their romance. Standing on the doors of the entrance to the manor, Alfie waited for the car carrying Clara to arrive, eager to invite her in and do things properly - as a boyfriend (if he could call himself that) should do.

Message Me • 04:20, April 12, 2019 (UTC)

CBWb

Clara BáthorySlytherin Alumni • Keeper of Mysteries

「 Age 」
Twenty five
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Keeper of Prophecies
「 Relationship 」
Single

Clara had almost, almost, brushed Alfie off. She'd gotten to a point where being away from him didn't hurt as much as it once did (thought she never really acknowledged it) and wasn't sure if she should go running back. Clara wasn't quite sure if her pride had healed. On the phone, Clara was distant. Kind of. Both warm and cold. In between. Clara still stood by what she thought but she could acknowledge how she went about it–how she came off–was wrong. But still. Clara was proud and Alfie had wounded her. A few months should have been enough time for Clara to lick her wounds. But she was also stubborn. However, she was also at a point where she did want to move on. Clara wasn't sure where they stood, if they were even dating, but she was willing to meet him. With the location being a royal residence, something that Clara was banned from, said something. At least to Clara. An olive branch, she supposed. So she took it. However, no one was going to drive her there. Clara can drive herself. Driving up the driveway, she parked in front of the house. It wasn't a fancy car but it was good enough. Maybe not to royal standards, though but she didn't care. Giving her keys to one of the employees, she walked up to the entrance, letting someone else knock for her.

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PrinceAlfieWB

Prince Alfred of WalesGryffindor Alum • 👑 Second in Line 👑

「 Age 」
26 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Royal Prince
「 Relationship 」
Dating

People had always told Alfie this would happen; two proud characters in a relationship was bound to have some catastrophic fallout, but the talk of them being stronger and closer thereafter was what had largely pushed Alfie to want to reconcile with Clara. He often told her that she'd make a good Queen and he stood by that; he wanted her to be his Queen. Thanks to a network of eyes, Alfie was able to know when she was at the door before she even knocked - or got someone else to knock for her - and was able to open the door as if on instinct. Not knowing where they stood, their phone conversations giving very little indication on how to immediately react in her presence, Alfie offered a small smile, "Clara."

Message Me • 21:35, April 20, 2019 (UTC)

CBWb

Clara BáthorySlytherin Alumni • Keeper of Mysteries

「 Age 」
Twenty five
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Keeper of Prophecies
「 Relationship 」
Single

Clara should have known the door was going to open within a second of her arrival. There's probably an army whose eyes are currently on her now. She wondered if yelling at the crown prince broke a rule or something. That they were all wary now that she was back. If she was going to do this–become queen–then Clara was determined to subtlety break as many rules as possible. Enough that she'd be threatened with deportation, honestly. Go back to Hungary. With her eyes now on Alfie, she studied his face for a moment. She wasn't sure how to react to him before letting a smile blossom onto her face. "Hello, Alfred," she said, keeping her hands by her side or she was going to start fidgeting and she hated fidgeting. "May I come in?"

Message Me • 08:05, April 26, 2019 (UTC)

PrinceAlfieWB

Prince Alfred of WalesGryffindor Alum • 👑 Second in Line 👑

「 Age 」
26 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Royal Prince
「 Relationship 」
Dating

The formality of it all pained Alfie; the two hadn't been completely casual on the phone but there was never this feeling of adhering to a protocol of sorts. Though he hoped it was just down to them having not seen each in other in so long, Alfie was worried it meant that they would be unable to reconcile. He relaxed visibly when he saw her smile, causing him to nod and move out of the way, "Of course - you don't need to ask."

Message Me • 11:17, April 30, 2019 (UTC)

CBWb

Clara BáthorySlytherin Alumni • Keeper of Mysteries

「 Age 」
Twenty five
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Keeper of Prophecies
「 Relationship 」
Single

Don't I?. Clara didn't say it. It was a bad idea, she knew that. Though they talked about it over the phone, it had been short and brief and Clara still wasn't sure where they stood and if she knew that he was over it. Still. Clara was doing her best not to be petty and not dwell on it and try to move on. Moving into the house, she shrugged her jacket off but kept it to herself instead of giving it to one of the attendants, wanting to keep her belongings close. "How've you been lately?" She asked, looking at the decor. She hadn't been here before and was curious to see what the royals considered low key.

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PrinceAlfieWB

Prince Alfred of WalesGryffindor Alum • 👑 Second in Line 👑

「 Age 」
26 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Royal Prince
「 Relationship 」
Dating

Alfie could feel the awkwardness, knowing one could cut the tension in the air with a knife. He didn't know what he expected otherwise but, still, he had hoped it'd be a little more organic than it was now. He noticed how she kept her jacket and whilst he knew he was meant to feel a tinge of confusion, he understood it. He was sure if he were in her position that he'd be the same. "Good," Alfie replied after a few seconds of deliberate silence, "The family has been... inclined to involve ourselves more politically given some developments due to the actions of cousins and that in itself has been a headache, but I'm good - yourself?"

Message Me • 17:42, May 5, 2019 (UTC)

CBWb

Clara BáthorySlytherin Alumni • Keeper of Mysteries

「 Age 」
Twenty five
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Keeper of Prophecies
「 Relationship 」
Single

"Dare I ask which cousins?" Clara asked, more out of curiousity than anything. When it came to headaches and cousins, her money would be on Sophia but she wasn't sure if Sophia was political or not. Or enough to make the family be inclined to act on it. Supposed they were all use too Sophia's antiques by now. "Fine. Fine...just, you know work and all that. I've been doing some work with some charity organisations. Those two combined...well, I don't have much free time."

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PrinceAlfieWB

Prince Alfred of WalesGryffindor Alum • 👑 Second in Line 👑

「 Age 」
26 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Royal Prince
「 Relationship 」
Dating

Alfie remained silent as he studied Clara for a moment, worried about her intentions for a second. They had fallen out over this and, though he knew Clara wouldn't do it, he feared she would pair the two together and run. Stories of an old prince being played over like that were ones he heard growing up, more than likely to scare him into marrying wisely. "Persimmon's a part of the shadow ministry, it seems. It was elected to ignore it until Aunt Mary demanded we show more of a face to the average citizen." With a smile, he nodded slightly, "And thus it appears that the House of Windsor is pledging support to Ms. Keirs." He remained silent for a second before nodding again, leading them down the hall a little, "Is it stressful? If there's anything I've learnt, it's to not overwork yourself."

Message Me • 00:31, May 8, 2019 (UTC)

CBWb

Clara BáthorySlytherin Alumni • Keeper of Mysteries

「 Age 」
Twenty five
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Keeper of Prophecies
「 Relationship 」
Single

"Oh, of course, Persi," Clara breathed out. Of course it would be, she's the one involved with some department. However, Clara had always envisioned Persi just surrounded by animals and taking care of them. Not actually being involved in the ministry side. But apparently, Clara was wrong. That sucked. Remind her to start keeping up with all of the royals. However, the news brought a sense of relief over Clara. All she'd wanted them was to do something and they had done it. Sure, maybe just to support a cousin who had went ahead and did something. But it was enough. Apparently, the fight was all for nothing. Well, that wasn't true. It certainly taught them both each other's boundaries and how to handle a fight. Either way–Clara had gotten what she had pushed for. A stance against Alistair. "Well, I certainly hope the shadow ministry gets in. It'll be a breathe of fresh air after everything. And I'm glad the royal family are supporting them." Clara tilted her head to stare at Alfie for a moment, almost looking as if she was going too laugh. "Overworking myself is more natural to me than relaxing. I feel stressed when I'm not doing something. It's fine. I'm not stressed doing all of it. Just...I don't know. Sad. Seeing all the people needing help. It's hard seeing them. But I wouldn't have it any other way."

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PrinceAlfieWB

Prince Alfred of WalesGryffindor Alum • 👑 Second in Line 👑

「 Age 」
26 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Royal Prince
「 Relationship 」
Dating

Alfie didn't need to see the visual of relief washing over Clara's face at the news; he alone knew how much it'd mean to her. In truth, the decision of the family to pledge support for the Shadow Ministry hadn't been an easy one, not with the connections between the royal consort and Alistair, but Louis' death had given the family the opportunity to declare in favour of what they believed right for their citizens. It was unconstitutional but, as someone once said some hundred years ago to the muggle Queen Elizabeth, different times, different sovereign. That was something Alfie was sure to remember. "It wasn't an easy decision to come to," He said with an airy laugh, not forced but definitely not the most organic Alfie had ever sounded, "But grandmother felt it best we denounced Mr. Fitzgerald as our Minister before his connections with my late grandfather portrayed the monarchy as being sympathetic." It all felt a bit weird, talking formally but, whilst they were still in the ear shot of everyone around them, Alfie wouldn't risk going back to their more natural conversations. Holding out an arm for her to take as he subtly motioned towards them walking out into the gardens, he nodded, "At least you're doing as much as you can? A model Ministry worker, no doubt."

Message Me • 04:44, May 25, 2019 (UTC)

CBWb

Clara BáthorySlytherin Alumni • Keeper of Mysteries

「 Age 」
Twenty five
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Keeper of Prophecies
「 Relationship 」
Single

Clara knew Alfie and she knew that the laugh was somewhat...off, but, save for how she pursed her lips slightly, she decided not to question how they were acting too much. They hadn't seen each other for months now–it was only natural that they weren't going to be completely okay being around one another. Slipping her arm into his, Clara was grateful they were heading into the gardens. Clara's favourite places in any of the castles and mansions were the gardens. They were private and pretty. "I'm sorry about your grandfather," she said after a moment. Clara never liked Louis but she kept her mouth shut. He was Alfie's grandfather after all. Clara wasn't going to badmouth him. "It must have been a shock."

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PrinceAlfieWB

Prince Alfred of WalesGryffindor Alum • 👑 Second in Line 👑

「 Age 」
26 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Royal Prince
「 Relationship 」
Dating

Feeling her arm around his, Alfie took the cue to lead them fairly deep within the manor's gardens, away enough from other people not to be heard. "You've got more sympathy than all of us grandchildren combined," Alfie commented drily, just the thought of his late grandfather put a sour taste in his mouth and now, private with Clara who he trusted, he could express that, "I feel sorry for grandmother having to marry him on an account of a betrothal - apparently a common half-blood man had loved her a lot more than grandfather ever did." Alfie exhaled and smiled, "It's sad he was murdered, definitely, but with the way he treated everyone in the family, you'd believe he were the king, heir and heir of the heir all in one. Now he's gone, it's as if there's a weight lifted from the family."

Message Me • 14:22, June 7, 2019 (UTC)

CBWb

Clara BáthorySlytherin Alumni • Keeper of Mysteries

「 Age 」
Twenty five
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Keeper of Prophecies
「 Relationship 」
Single

"Yes, but then we wouldn't have had you," she said idly, her eyes travelling around the garden and taking it all in. As stuck up as Clara could be sometimes, she did appreciate what she had around her. Like the royal gardens. Clara knew she was lucky to see them and be so close too it and she could understand why people said it took their breath away. Not that she knew Alfie for the gardens. It was an added bonus. "Maybe if we're lucky then your grandma might have been seeing the other man anyway," she said, half joking. Clara usually wasn't a fan of cheating but...she really wouldn't have blamed Queen Victoria. "And then I'm glad. Being a royal is already difficult...I'm glad it's a little bit easier." Clara was hesitant in saying this. It's not that she didn't believe it–she did. She knew, though, that it sounded rather contradicting to what she had said a month before. But even then, she knew royalty wasn't all tea parties. Clara knew what she was signing up for when she began to date Alfie.

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PrinceAlfieWB

Prince Alfred of WalesGryffindor Alum • 👑 Second in Line 👑

「 Age 」
26 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Royal Prince
「 Relationship 」
Dating

"Perhaps the only good thing he ever did; giving grandmother some children and grandchildren she could pour all her love into," Alfie mused for a few seconds before shrugging. Not wanting to dwell too much on the topic of his grandfather, Alfie just smiled and nodded, "Not much, but a little bit." He lead Clara a little deeper into the gardens, small talk occupying their time until he came beneath a cherry blossom tree. Family legend had it that Queen Charlotte had planted it to commemorate her coronation but many believe it was actually a servant. "Are we good?" Alfie blurted out abruptly, impulse getting the better of him, "You and I, I mean."

Message Me • 01:08, June 14, 2019 (UTC)

CBWb

Clara BáthorySlytherin Alumni • Keeper of Mysteries

「 Age 」
Twenty five
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Keeper of Prophecies
「 Relationship 」
Single

Clara was looking up at the blossom tree when he asked it and she felt herself freezing. Of course, she was expecting a question like that–how could she not? She was prepared for it. "I believe we are," she answered after a moment. "At least–I hope we are. I didn't mean for what happened to...escalate the way it did."

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PrinceAlfieWB

Prince Alfred of WalesGryffindor Alum • 👑 Second in Line 👑

「 Age 」
26 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Royal Prince
「 Relationship 」
Dating

The worry that had been on Alfie's face at the abruptness of the question was replaced by a small smile, one that showed he was relaxed and definitely calmer about the whole situation. "I hope so too," He said before nodding, "I didn't mean what I said or did." He rubbed the back of his neck; he never knew he had it in him to do that and he was torn over it even now; Clara didn't deserve it but he knew everyone around him would commend him on how his practise seemed to be effective. "I'm still sorry about it," He said with a sigh, "I think I just went panicked indoctrinated future king mode."

Message Me • 05:16, June 23, 2019 (UTC)

CBWb

Clara BáthorySlytherin Alumni • Keeper of Mysteries

「 Age 」
Twenty five
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Keeper of Prophecies
「 Relationship 」
Single

"It's fine, I think we both could have handled it a lot better than we did. But you have to promise me. I can't be kicked out every time we have a fight. I can give you space but not...not like that. We're adults. And I know we both know that it was all handled poorly but I just...I need to put it out there. There's only so much I can take and I can't feel inferior. Not to my partner. I don't care if you're king. I don't care that you're a royal. I just want to be an equal. And I promise not to put pressure on you. Maybe I don't understand how royalty works completely and what you can and can't do. And I shouldn't have acted the way I should have. I felt frustrated and useless. Because I'm essentially useless in my career in the ministry itself. And I projected that onto you. It wasn't fair of me."

Message Me • 07:00, June 23, 2019 (UTC)

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