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Ministry of Magic Atrium

Atrium

As you emerge through the emerald flames of the Floo Network, the simple, surging mass of mankind is astounding. The stone floor clicks under your heels. A stumpy witch wearing a pink hat bumps into you, while a tall, balding wizard hustles past carrying a smoking kennel. You step around the Fountain of Magical Brethren, admiring the craftsmanship. Past security you move toward your destination.

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Eleni and Hudson

Hudson WB 1

Hudson Radley-AbbottRavenclaw Alumni • TBA

「 Age 」
29 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Ministry Worker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Hudson found that his prolonged visits to the Atrium were rather arbitrary and never for long but, today, he wanted to relax. Sure he had his office to do that but then he was surrounded by his work; at least here, in the open, he could relax at one of the small tables set up around the place and could enjoy the coffee he had brought in. Of course a lot of people greeted him but he was used to that; ever since his promotion he seemed to get greeted a lot more - not that he was complaining. Choosing to ignore reading The Daily Prophet - as much as he had to be loyal to the minister, it didn't mean he agreed with what the man wanted - he instead read through a Quidditch magazine instead.

Message Me • 06:21, March 20, 2019 (UTC)

EYwb8

Eleni YaxleyNap Seeker • Thrill Seeker • Ice Cream Seeker

「 Age 」
twenty eight
「 Species 」
witch
「 Occupation 」
department head
「 Relationship 」
single

Eleni had slept in. Totally by accident. She didn't hear her alarm go off and her sister had left for work early so–she was late. At least she didn't have a meeting that she had to attend. Luckily, she had a fireplace in her apartment so she didn't have to travel to get to work. Appearing in the green flames, she stepped out into the atrium, her mind trying to bring up what she'd missed. Nothing came to mind so...Eleni believed she was in luck. Moving through the crowds, she flicked through her schedule. What even is today? The days had just begun to blend together. Eleni still cringes about how she turned up to work on a Saturday. Finally, she found the right page and she stopped. Oh, thank Merlin. This entire morning was given to catching up on tasks she'd been procrastinating with for months. Guess she can procrastinate a little bit longer. Eleni had a few more hours, though, until she actually needed to work so...what to do? Could nap. Naps were nice. Sure, she'd slept for the past eight hours but another nap could do nicely. A part of her was telling her that she actually did need to work but she hadn't had a breath of free time for months and her body wanted a break. Slipping her diary back into her handbag, she walked through the atrium until she saw Hudson. Eleni liked Hudson, she worked with him and enjoyed his company. Of course, Eleni had a bad habit of crushing on anyone from the first word uttered and Hudson was no exception. Could you blame her? Have you seen his arms him? Not that she made a move on it. She was content with crushing on him from afar. With some time to spare, Eleni decided to go over. "Mind if I sit?" She asked when she reached the table, her eyes flicking from his face to the magazine. Being American, quidditch once confused her as she was more use to quodpot. However, Eleni was a sportsperson and forced herself to understand the game so now, a few years after her move to England, she had quite a good grasp on it.

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HudsonRAForum

Hudson Radley-AbbottRavenclaw Alumni • TBA

「 Age 」
29 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Ministry Worker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Reading through the magazine with ease, Hudson was largely oblivious to any attention directed his way - that is until Eleni's voice sounded out, snapping his attention away from the glossy pages. Hudson liked Eleni's company; they shared the same views about the Minister and it was nice to have someone to confide in. That, and though Hudson never liked to reduce anyone to the following statement, she was nice to look at - though that did come as a result of spending many a time working with goblins and elves in his younger years at the Ministry and they, they weren't the best things to take in. Putting down his magazine, he nodded and smiled, "Please do!" Taking a sip of the water he got, he cleared his throat slightly, "How're things? Department busy?"

Message Me • 11:59, March 25, 2019 (UTC)

EYwb8

Eleni YaxleyNap Seeker • Thrill Seeker • Ice Cream Seeker

「 Age 」
twenty eight
「 Species 」
witch
「 Occupation 」
department head
「 Relationship 」
single

With that, she slipped into the chair across from him and hesitated at the question. Weren't they all busy? "It's manageable," she said with a shrug, before pulling out a thermos, filled with mocha, and took a sip. Surely this constituted as breakfast? "Just a lot of applications now, honestly. Nothing that interesting." A lot of the times, Eleni was alone in her office the entire day, bored out of her mind. "I didn't know you were a fan of quidditch," she said, nodding to the magazine. "Didn't take you for a sports sort of guy."

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Hudson WB 2

Hudson Radley-AbbottRavenclaw Alumni • TBA

「 Age 」
29 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Ministry Worker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Hudson nodded, humming along, "It seems all departments are like that. A bit shocking if you ask me, given the newfound reputation of the Ministry." Though he was against everything Alistair stood for - hell, the man missed out one of Hudson's names during the interview for Head - Hudson knew better than to open his mouth too much. He could say little comments here and there but he'd never say anything too negative, not publicly at least. Looking down at his magazine, Hudson smiled as he reclined in his chair. "I used to be, not so much now," He admitted, rubbing the back of his neck, "Beater on the Ravenclaw team for a good few years. Every so often old teammates like to remind me of the time I hit a Slytherin keeper through the hoops with a bludger." Laughing an airy laugh, he sighed and shrugged, "But not so much now; now it's more weights and the gym exclusively. I'm guessing you're a budding fan?"

Message Me • 15:03, April 12, 2019 (UTC)

EYwb6

Eleni YaxleyNap Seeker • Thrill Seeker • Ice Cream Seeker

「 Age 」
twenty eight
「 Species 」
witch
「 Occupation 」
department head
「 Relationship 」
single

"I've started to not tell people where I work," Eleni confessed. Unlike Hudson, Eleni was a lot more...loose lipped when it came to her own opinions and beliefs, especially in regards to the ministry and where they were now. "Unless they recognize me. Then I can't hide. But there are times where I can get away with just saying civil service." Eleni tilted her head when he began to talk about sport and a smile blossomed onto her face as he reminisced, feeling as if she could relax. "You must have been pretty good," she mused before hesitating. "Kind of? I'm American so I haven't really had anything to do with Quidditch until a few years ago. Barely even heard of it. But I have forced myself to get a grasp on it. Enough that I can understand what I'm watching." Eleni's eyes practically glowed when she heard the word 'gym' and the thought 'we could be gym buddies' crossed her mind and she had to hold herself back from saying it. Was that weird? Maybe? Eleni didn't know. Oh, maybe she could give it a shot. They're both adults. If he turns her down, well....Eleni will be mature about it until she could cry herself to sleep. "Gym, huh? You know, I go a lot myself. I prefer more nature based exercise but with my schedule, gym has to do. You know, we could be workout partners. I reckon I could keep up with you."

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Hudson WB 1

Hudson Radley-AbbottRavenclaw Alumni • TBA

「 Age 」
29 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Ministry Worker
「 Relationship 」
Single

"Civil service?" Hudson commented with a small laugh, "Maybe I'll have to start using that one." Pausing, he shrugged, "I might've been? Being a beater was one of the easiest positions, all you've got to do is just hit the bludger in a certain direction - much easier than dodging the bludgers." Hudson nodded along to her talk about being American, commenting how he felt the same way about the muggle sports. At the prospect of being gym partners, an eyebrow quirked. Though one might assume so, Hudson wasn't particularly smooth but even he knew that this would be a perfect opportunity to at least get a foot in with Elena. "Workout partners, huh?" He repeated with a smile, "Sounds good; I've got a personal gym at home - turned out to be less expensive than a membership every month."

Message Me • 21:31, April 20, 2019 (UTC)

EYwb1

Eleni YaxleyNap Seeker • Thrill Seeker • Ice Cream Seeker

「 Age 」
twenty eight
「 Species 」
witch
「 Occupation 」
department head
「 Relationship 」
single

Eleni froze as she heard it. Heard the words 'private gym' and she was...in awe. The amount of money she spent per month at her local gym was ridiculous but she had no room in her apartment for a private one. Not that she had the money. She spent most of hers on bills, food and her outdoor adventures. That was the only good thing about being the head of a department nowadays. The whole ban on the muggle world didn't really touch her. So she could spend her weekends climbing as many mountains as many times as she wanted. Spend her weekends kayaking down a mountain as many times as she wanted. Well, there was that one time some guy stopped her. Refused to believe she was who she said she was. So Eleni went off to Spain for the weekend and went mountain bike riding there. "Is that so?" She asked as she took a sip of her drink, doing her best to hide her excitement. Now Eleni had the impression of Hudson living it out in a mansion. Pool, private gym. The life. "I better not get use to it then," she joked, sliding her cup onto the table. "Or you might just be stuck with me."

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Hudson WB 2

Hudson Radley-AbbottRavenclaw Alumni • TBA

「 Age 」
29 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Ministry Worker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Hudson chuckled at how in awe Eleni seemed to be over it; once upon a time he too would've had the same reaction. Perhaps finally getting one made you realise how boring they actually were - and how cheap. Hudson's wasn't anything flashy; sure it looked good but that was because his mother had a penchant for interior design so he knew a lot of tips and tricks to make a room look ten times better than it was. "You say that like it's a bad thing," He said with a smile, "Despite what people say, the life of a bachelor isn't that fun - kinda lonely. It'd be nice to have some somewhat regular company, y'know? Besides Circe but how much can an owl substitute a human?"

Message Me • 23:21, April 29, 2019 (UTC)

EYwb6

Eleni YaxleyNap Seeker • Thrill Seeker • Ice Cream Seeker

「 Age 」
twenty eight
「 Species 」
witch
「 Occupation 」
department head
「 Relationship 」
single

The topic of being a bachelor wasn't one Eleni expected, though she supposed she could relate. It wasn't as if she had dated anyone in years and had mostly kept herself away from most type of relationships. "Oh, I don't know, I don't really think about it that much. I suppose it can get lonely," she conceded after a moment before pausing. "No, definitely. Animals are amazing companions. And you named the owl Circe? After the witch that turned men into pigs?" She asked, holding back laughter. It just wasn't something she saw from Hudson and found it rather amusing.

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Hudson WB 1

Hudson Radley-AbbottRavenclaw Alumni • TBA

「 Age 」
29 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Ministry Worker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Hudson shook his head, laughing a little, "I wish I was that type of guy to name an owl after some Greek mythology but, sadly, I'm not." Running a hand through his hair, he shrugged, "That was her name when I got her; apparently she responded to Circe or Fluffy after the shop owner's affectionate nickname for her - I went with Circe because it just sounded cooler." Pausing for a moment, he laughed again, "Plus I think she'd turn a guy into a pig if she could; she does a mean death stare."

Message Me • 16:40, May 5, 2019 (UTC)

EYwb5

Eleni YaxleyNap Seeker • Thrill Seeker • Ice Cream Seeker

「 Age 」
twenty eight
「 Species 」
witch
「 Occupation 」
department head
「 Relationship 」
single

This was one of the rare moments she was glad she wasn't the other gender. "I'll pray for her victims," she responded. "Maybe we should set her loose in the minister's office. Though, I don't think she'd make much to a difference too him." Eleni paused before looking around idly, making sure no one was listening. God, that'd get her in hot water. Maybe it was worth it. Get herself fired and be free of this all. Eleni would quit but then she'd feel like a failure. "But hey, at least the owner had good taste. Could have been...I don't know...spot or something."

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Hudson WB 1

Hudson Radley-AbbottRavenclaw Alumni • TBA

「 Age 」
29 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Ministry Worker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Like Eleni, Hudson looked around as she casually shaded the Minister before laughing. "As much as I'm sure the nation would love for Alistair to become literally what he is, we'd need someone proficient at transfiguration rather than a lone owl." Nodding, he took a sip of his drink, "She's not too spotty though; I've yet to see a spotty barn owl. She could've been called bread, that'd be tragic."

Message Me • 14:15, June 7, 2019 (UTC)

EYwb7

Eleni YaxleyNap Seeker • Thrill Seeker • Ice Cream Seeker

「 Age 」
twenty eight
「 Species 」
witch
「 Occupation 」
department head
「 Relationship 」
single

Eleni burst into giggles at the image, covering her mouth with the back of her hand to make sure she wouldn't draw attention to them. Oh, the amount of money Eleni would pay to see someone turn the minister into a pig. "I mean–you're right. That would be a sad name for an owl. I just named mine Harry." Eleni liked the name well enough and she never put too much thought into a name so Harry it was. "So how's the education going?" In Eleni's most modest opinion, her own department and Hudson's were one of the few departments that weren't too particularly affected by the policies. Sure, there were few things here and there but compared to the auror office and the creature department? Eleni was glad with the department she had. "Headmaster giving you a headache?"

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Hudson WB 2

Hudson Radley-AbbottRavenclaw Alumni • TBA

「 Age 」
29 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Ministry Worker
「 Relationship 」
Single

"Education's going good," Hudson said after a few seconds, "Headmaster's been great. I always forget that Bailey's wife is the new Head of Gryffindor so clearly Professor Chevalier sympathises with him." Pausing, he shrugged, "He believes in the same values as the rest of us. Truth be told, I'm surprised he's not a part of the Shadow Ministry in some way." He knew mentioning something so secretive in such an open space was risky but, from going there, he knew that Eleni was a member too. "He's doing his best to make sure all Hogwarts students are as little alike to our wonderful Minister as they can be."

Message Me • 01:12, June 14, 2019 (UTC)

EYwb1

Eleni YaxleyNap Seeker • Thrill Seeker • Ice Cream Seeker

「 Age 」
twenty eight
「 Species 」
witch
「 Occupation 」
department head
「 Relationship 」
single

The mention of the shadow ministry was enough to make Eleni widen her eyes and do a quick glance around, not saying anything until she believed no one was listening in. "We could use some one like him," Eleni said, agreeing with Hudson. "Especially at a time like now. But I'm so relieved he's doing his best at Hogwarts. I was so happy when I saw the protests. Run by students too. Glad the next generation has some hope. And is she really? I went too Ilvermorny so I don't know my house. I think I would have been Gryffindor though."

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HudsonRAForum

Hudson Radley-AbbottRavenclaw Alumni • TBA

「 Age 」
29 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Ministry Worker
「 Relationship 」
Single

"The next generation has more determination than any before them, if you ask me," Hudson commented after a few seconds of thought, "It's almost as if the spirit of the times of the Harry Potter are back within them - it's nice to see." Tilting his head, he pursed his lips before smiling, "I could see you in Gryffindor. Then again, anyone who's head of a department makes a good Ravenclaw if you ask me - though that might be some old house pride talking."

Message Me • 05:27, June 23, 2019 (UTC)

EYwb5

Eleni YaxleyNap Seeker • Thrill Seeker • Ice Cream Seeker

「 Age 」
twenty eight
「 Species 」
witch
「 Occupation 」
department head
「 Relationship 」
single

"It's about time," Eleni responded, crossing her arms across her chest. "To think I had once we had reached a point where we'd never need that spirit. Where we wouldn't step back into that era. Look how wrong I was...and that's the creative house, right? The blue one. I'm guessing it was a good house."

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HudsonRAForum

Hudson Radley-AbbottRavenclaw Alumni • TBA

「 Age 」
29 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Ministry Worker
「 Relationship 」
Single

"To be fair, we never thought someone like him could become Minister," Hudson commented, a small, sly smile on his face as he took a sip of his drink. Nodding, he laughed, "The blue one, yeah, with the bird as the crest. Known for being know-it-alls."

Message Me • 20:23, July 9, 2019 (UTC)

EYwb1

Eleni YaxleyNap Seeker • Thrill Seeker • Ice Cream Seeker

「 Age 」
twenty eight
「 Species 」
witch
「 Occupation 」
department head
「 Relationship 」
single

"Yeah that definitely wouldn't have been me," Eleni said with a quick shake of her head. "I'm still not sure I make a good head of department. I spend half my time sleeping," Eleni confessed. "I think the last meeting we had with him I napped the entire way through. Doesn't have the most enthralling voice."

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