Sagacity, as its true proponents know, comes in many guises, and in different ages manifests itself in a myriad of forms. We of the Ravenclaw, who take Rowena and her precepts as our paramount guides, we seek eternally, not to find, but to journey within, ourselves and the time and space we share. Thus we have not a password of any fixed manner, a rote remedy to the issue of access, but rather portals of perception, which any suited to cross may do so. We draw no line in the sand to declare undying allegiance, rather we weigh, and consider, and conclude what, on this occasion, is most meet.
This is not to say we lack conviction, but rather that our insight permits us to apprehend how another's differing position may be equally well-founded, and of sound construction.
This tower, with its windows, draws our gaze to heavens and earth alike, and helps us not tumble into the pit of pure self-contemplation, from which so little of any true worth arises. We look to see, and in seeking discover, uncovering those truths, personal and public, which lead us all our days, long after this place is but recollection.
Justin was carrying a whole bunch of books. He could barely see over the top, but he was bringing these books to study up. Clearly, he needed way more study time now rather than video game time. Spotting Eugene, he grinned and sat down on a nearby table. "Hey!"
"Nice, you got sorted into Ravenclaw!" Justin smiled. "There wasn't anything special after that." Justin shrugged. "Anyway, are you studying?" He looked over at what Eugene was doing. "DAtDA, huh? Déonté gave us one too." He started to look for his revision packet in the pile of books.
"Lots of staircases, not enough elevators." he said jokingly while offering Justin some chocolate. Eugene remembered how much Justin actually loved food. "I get lost at least once a day but other than that, this place is awesome!"
Justin's eyes lit up. "Oh, yeah! Van der Hoek, right? She has, like, tons of candy. I don't even know how she got them." Justin continues to enjoy his chocolate. He has some smeared chocolate around the corners of his mouth now, but Justin didn't bother wiping it off. "Some of the teachers can be weird, but they're mostly fine. Just don't bother the really strict ones, but I think most of them won't be that bad."
"You got a little..." Eugene touched his right mouth corner. "I'm a messy eater as well." he smiled, revealing a small chunk of chocolate on his right front incisors, although he wasn't really aware of it. "As long as I don't get any of it on this, I should be fine." Eugene continued, pointing at his revision set Déonté gave him.
Justin said a small "Thanks" before wiping the chocolate off with his sleeve. He didn't really care about being a bit messy - he could wash them later anyway. He then noticed the chocolate on Eugene' teeth, and said, "Hey, there's some chocolate on your teeth too." Justin grinned.
Eugene put a hand over his mouth and quickly licked the chocolate off. That must've been embarrassing he thought while apologized "Sorry bout that, happens to the best of us, eh?" he smiled a bit nervously.
Justin smiled. "Yeah, it does." Suddenly he remembers the work he has to do and the reason he came here. He couldn't just chill around doing nothing. He started looking around his pile of books. "Uh, I just remembered I had some work to do. Mind if I do it?"