In this location the game of Quidditch is played. The pitch in the shape of an oval, five hundred feet long and a hundred and eighty feet wide. Due to the nature of the sport, spectators watch the game in high towers.
She'd be up on her broom glad to be up in the air at the stadium once again. As much as she could fly at home coming here at the start of every school year had become almost a ritual, helping her gear up for this next year. She'd keep an eye out on the ground for Phillip...he usually ended up finding her out here and this year she was determined not to end up in the hospital wing in the first week with a quidditch injury.
She'd nod. "That's good...less stressing about the lessons and studying then." She'd sober a little. "Though you should probably be pretty careful with the new Herbology Professor...I heard he can be an absolute nightmare..."
She'd consider. "Well...since I've never had a boyfriend I can't say for sure but he definitely wont' pry as much as Mum. He does tend to give people the benefit of the doubt in general...so unless you give him some reason not to like you I think you should be ok."
She'd frown slightly. "He's also in Hufflepuff with Jonathan. They're one of my Aunt's niece and nephews from her brother that's not really related to us." She'd pause. "Hadley's a sweetheart but likes to play pranks so it'll be good I can keep an eye on her I think."
So they weren't really her cousins. But Aria considered everyone even distantly related to her as family, so he didn't even bother mentioning it. "But you aren't in the common room," he said with a chuckle. "At least not all the time."
He laughed. "Aria, it was mostly a joke. Since you had said I could come over to the head dorms whenever I wanted... and in the next breath told me you'd always be in Gryffindor tower to look after your cousins."
"It won't be always...not even most of the time I don't think." She'd pause. "...and I wasn't joking. I mean patronuses are an option but they're pretty...noticeable." She'd pause to think. "We could always do something small like coins the way the DA did in the past just to let one another know we want to talk...but I feel like there's got to be a way to actually...talk to one another from different places. A charm or...something."
"Why would I add a class in my final year, and only have one year to learn and master it before NEWTs?" He asked with a frown. "No. This year is all about NEWT studying and finding a job for after graduation."
He nodded slowly. "I'm sure they could," he said. "But I don't want to get a position because my Dad used to be Minister, or my Maman used to be Head of the Wizengamont, you know? I want to get it because I'm qualified and good for the position."
She'd frown. "I see it the other way. You are qualified but that doesn't mean there won't be a dozen equally qualified candidates and having that sort of recommendation might make you stand out more and be noticed. It's a way to get ahead when all other things are equal."
She...didn't see the issue but assumed it was a pride thing. She wasn't sure how to feel about that...it was fine to have pride in yourself and your talent but if his resume got lost in the stack when it could have been on the top it would be a shame. "So any backup right now for Ministry PA positions or going to apply and figure out what to do if it falls through for some reason?"
She'd pause trying to figure out how to explain it. "I think...at least at the moment my goal is to stay at Hogwarts after I graduate. I think I'll apply to be the librarian or a similar position with the goal of becoming a teacher here."
She'd shrug. "I don't think they'd take someone who just graduated as a Professor no matter how skilled I was at a topic. If nothing else I'd be too close in age to the students I was teaching and if some of them were my friends or teammates that were just a year younger I could see how the Headmaster might think I might not be fair or impartial."