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Waterloostation


It's probably best not to hang around too long in Waterloo Station - everybody is in a rush. The largest train station in London has routes leading all over the country and, if you have broader ambitions, the Eurostar will take you into Europe. Feel free to grab a coffee and a pastry if your train is late, though! It's pretty common in this country.

Waterloo Station

Roleplay[]

Elijah and Arden[]

OOC: I got permission to RP Arden outside of Hogwarts!

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

Weekends at home have become utterly unbearable since Elijah's dad died. The reigning emotion of the house back then was anger, breath constantly held for fear of setting off their dad's hair-trigger temper, but now it's just grief; his mother barely says a word all day and all the other bedrooms are empty, which he has to remind himself every five minutes was for the best because fuck knows what their mother would have done with Sarai and Jairus if they'd stuck around. Jai would probably be in a prison cell by now. Hence why Elijah's here, sat at a table in one of the station-side cafés having stepped off a train a few minutes ago. He's been spending more and more time in the city centre, wandering around stores and seeing plays and finding libraries to study in - and that's the plan for today, too. But first he's grabbing a coffee, idly reading a leftover newspaper and enjoying the hum of movement around him. Silence is nice, but sometimes you need to feel invisible.

Message Me • 18:59, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Arden knows that she got Therapy was a bit short today, which probably had to do with the fact that she wasn't cooperating at all. She's a bit antsy, after all. Her birthday is tomorrow and none of her friends are getting back to her about whether or not they'd be free to go to Lincliff together. Her mother had nothing to say about it either when she was picked up from Hogwarts, but at least since the session was short, she still has four more hours before having to take the portkey back. Going on a mundane adventure around London is always a fun way to kill time, so she's wandering through the station. She decides to stop to get a cup of coffee, carefully watching how it's being made (she's a bit paranoid, sue her), and when it's given to her she turns around to find an empty table. There's one by the corner, but she isn't in the mood to feel any more alone than she already does and luckily, she spots a familiar face. Walking up to Elijah, she smiles. "What a coincidence," she says, sounding pleased. "Or actually, maybe it's fate." She takes the other seat tat the table despite being uninvited, and takes a sip from her coffee. "I still can't believe you never called me. I was heartbroken." she adds melodramatically, but she's just joking. She isn't sure how texting a muggle from Hogwarts would work.

Message Me • 01:40, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

Normally he'd be a bit ruder to a random stranger seating themselves at his table, but then he looks up and sees- oh. There's a weird rush of emotions connected to bumping into Arden again: mostly glee, seeing as their last encounter had been so enjoyable, but then that tang of guilt that he'd hoped not calling her would help avoid. She's homeschooled, right? At least that gives her reason to be here, likely just wandering around the city as he is, rather than taking the train down from his siblings' school for therapy with Sharpe. He really ought to do something about that - it's a recipe for disaster. "In fairness, I never thought I would see you again," Elijah comments with a quirked eyebrow, though he's smirking at the same time. "The chances of bumping into the same stranger in London are immeasurably slim." What a coincidence indeed.

Message Me • 10:42, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Arden almost frowns, but does nothing to indicate that his comment bothered her. She had fun that night and was hoping Elijah would reach out. Evidently he didn't find it as enjoyable. "Immeasurably." she echoes, finding his choice of words amusing. "And yet, here we are. Maybe we're soulmates or something." Arden grins before letting out a loud laugh at that. "How have you been?" she asks, putting her elbows on the table and chin in her hands, leaning forward. She's genuinely curious. His dad died the night they met; hopefully life has been a bit kinder to him since then. "Have things have been looking up?"

Message Me • 12:35, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

Of course he wanted to contact her; as bizarre as their encounter had been, it was enjoyable, and Elijah wanted to see her again, if at the very least to give her the earring back because fuck, the magical energy emanating from that thing makes his skin prickle every time he feels it. But he hasn't been able to bring himself to throw it away. Huh. Maybe he did know deep down they were going to meet again. "Apologies," he says, tight-lipped, "things have been- hectic, I guess, trying to get university sorted." He isn't going to let the majority of this conversation focus on him, though. His life hasn't exactly been uneventful since the night his dad died - Az confronting him about being a fucking wizard happened, for one - but that isn't something he's going to share, for obvious reasons. Besides, he has other things on his mind. Namely,: "What about you? Is Sharpe's company as scintillating as ever?" You'd think a witch hunter, even a dunce like Sharpe, would be able to spot that his client is a witch. Hopefully he's still ignorant. The alternative makes Elijah feel ill.

Message Me • 13:00, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

She's taking another sip from her drink when he mentions Sharpe and immediately puts down the cup, obviously about to go off about something. "I just came from there, actually! Funny you should mention him." she says before rolling her eyes at the memory of her earlier session, "All I did was bitch about some old friends for an hour straight and I think he got tired of it because I wasn't answering any of his boring questions. Didn't really see the point in getting psychoanalyzed at the moment, you feel? Just wanted to let everything out." She grimaces just thinking about each time her therapist had tried to get her to open up about something deeper. Maybe she's just upset that nobody wants to celebrate her birthday with her. Maybe there doesn't always have to be a deeper meaning. "And I'm sure the whole uni thing will work itself out, babe." she adds, not wanting to sound as if she wasn't listening to him earlier. "This is only my second time talking to you ever, but I can already tell you're insanely intelligent." She snorts. "You'll be fine."

Message Me • 13:48, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

Though he manages to maintain an amused expression during her anecdote, it's difficult, as every word just makes him feel more and more guilty - particularly when Arden mentions his prying attempts to get her to open up and all that potential risks that come with that. And he really shouldn't feel this attached to somebody he a) has met twice in his whole life and b) is a witch. It's not meant to work like that. "He does that a lot. I know it's his occupation, but for somebody who went to school for it, he's pretty dreadful at reading the room," Elijah nods, remembering at last minute that oh yeah, he's supposed to be a client of Sharpe's too. At least, that's the story he made up last time. And then she mentions university, and he can't help but smile at that - hey, it's a compliment and he'll take it. "Oh, I know. I got in with no issue. It's just a case of sorting out fees and expenditures and everything." Not that he's particularly looking forward to it, either, but that's another story. "How's homeschooling going?"

Message Me • 14:03, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

"Congrats!" she says, her face lighting up. She reaches out across the table to put her hand on top of his and gives it a light squeeze before continuing. "Oh, funny thing," she begins to answer his question. She had met that girl Mia last month and lied about still being homeschooled, but she feels like she owes Elijah a certain level of honesty. Nothing that would break the Statute of Secrecy, no, but she feels that after their first meeting, there isn't really any point in lying to him. "I'm actually going to a real school now." she tells him. She's so talkative, she can probably dodge any questions that might give away her secret. "It's in the middle of nowhere and the type to be insanely private and high security, so I don't think you'd have heard of it, but it's better than being home by myself all the time. Definitely so much better." She's already made a bunch of new friends and she's already gotten so attached to Divya. She didn't grow up with siblings, so rooming with a girl she really enjoys is very nice. "I really like it."

Message Me • 14:54, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

Fuck. Talk about a stomach-dropping moment. Squeezing his hand makes him smile again, genuine for a second before she mentions the new school and then Elijah immediately feels sick. Middle of nowhere? High security? Presumably magic, right? That literally can only be one place. And she must be in the same year as Az, which means- god, the thought of Arden and Az ending up as classmates. He takes a sip of coffee to stop himself from blurting out something he'll likely regret, doing his best to look interested as Arden natters on and wishing he could share her excitement. "Surely not in London?" he asks, keeping up the facade with a gentle furrow in his brow. "Why not take the opportunity to switch therapists? Traveling to meet Sharpe of all people feels like a waste of petrol money." Fuck knows whether Hogwarts has guidance counsellors or an equivalent on tap but anything is better than her current situation, right?

Message Me • 15:06, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

She doesn't know how to explain the whole issue of her mothers being paranoid that a magical therapist would leak to the rest of the world that Arden had a sad childhood with less than loving parents without, well, revealing the existence of magic, but she knows if she's quiet for too long it'll be suspicious. "My mother's like, really insistent that I go to him. She's the sort to not really believe in therapy and wants to keep it lowkey that her daughter is going." she says, which is true. She wouldn't be having these sessions if they were not court-mandated. "It is kind of a waste of time and money," she lies, because apparition exists, "But hey, at least it gave the universe a chance to make us cross paths again, yeah?" She smiles at him as she takes another sip of her coffee. "Though I'm not too sure if we'll be lucky enough to get a third encounter without trying. The world can only be so kind." she adds dramatically, deciding to just screw it and actively try to make more friends because she's really enjoying the ones she's just made at Hogwarts. "Maybe we can hang out again sometime. You know, intentionally."

Message Me • 15:15, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

He goes quiet for a brief second, a little stunned because- he's not really used to people actually wanting to hang out with him. Usually he's too cold or callous - either accidentally or very intentionally - for them to stick around long, especially his family, and yet here Arden is with her smile and happy-go-lucky attitude and it feels like a breath of fresh air. "Maybe we can," he nods, a smirk slowly creeping across his face as he tries to ignore the million reasons why they really shouldn't become friendly. "That is, whenever you're allowed out of Fort Knox. You make it sound like they have you locked up in there." To be fair, he's not very familiar with the mechanisms of Hogwarts, despite all his siblings attending there; and fuck knows what sorts of people he'd encounter. Sarai and Jai are freaky enough, and whatever Mia is - what else can there be? "Where is this new school, anyway? Or would you have to kill me if you divulge that information?"

Message Me • 15:23, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

"I would actually. Top secret. And I'd hate to kill someone so cute." she jokes, pouting exaggeratedly. Anything to avoid answering the question. "They do keep me locked up in there, but I'm allowed out once a month for therapy, so there's that." It sounds so bad without being able to explain how they're able to visit Lincliff and Hogsmeade on weekends, but that's just opening a whole can of worms that she'd rather not explain. "There's also this cool new invention called a phone," she adds sarcastically, "I'm not sure if you heard of one, since I gave you my number and you never texted. However, for the sake of my pride, I'm just going to assume you were so overwhelmed with joy from meeting from me that it slipped your mind." She sticks her tongue out playfully before continuing. "You have to be the one to reach out, okay? My ego won't be able to take having to message first." she tells him, "And it's my birthday tomorrow, so you kind of have to do as I like. It's the rules."

Message Me • 15:41, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

The compliment sounds as foreign as any compliment does, and he wouldn't know how to take it anyway but Elijah knows when somebody is actively trying to avoid telling the truth - he's kind of an expert in the subject. Which only further confirms to him that yes, she is attending Hogwarts and the chances of running into Az are far higher than they ever should be, which isn't good at all - though part of him is relieved that she's out of the way, away from the other witch hunters and the city. So he doesn't feel as conflicted now about going to Sharpe and pulling some strings; if he can sever that connection and at least try to guarantee Arden's safety, it'll be a weight off of his shoulders. "I know, I know, I apologise," he says, looking down at the table when she brings up the phone; admittedly he didn't call or text because, y'know, she's a witch and he really shouldn't be fraternising with her sort, for everybody's sake. That and the incident with Az has left him avoiding the device like every text alert might set it on fire. Hopefully university can put a stopper in his anxieties - why would any wizards attend a Muggle university? "Sorting out everything with my siblings and my father's funeral has been as chaotic as you can imagine. But-" Birthday? That makes his ears prick up. "It's your birthday tomorrow?" Don't do it, Elijah, don't- "Well, would your new school begrudge you an extra day down here? I'm sure we could say your train got cancelled," he smirks, the insinuation obvious - against his better judgement, but whatever. He'll allow himself a day of selfishness.

Message Me • 16:00, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Arden hides her grin with the coffee cup by taking a sip, but she feels herself get excited over the suggestion. She knows she can't stay; her head of house would never let her hear the end of it and it was difficult convincing Hogwarts to let her have this one day a month. It's her birthday tomorrow, though... She's so tempted to just forget about everything and deal with the consequences later, but if she wants to be able to keep doing this every month, she knows it's not a good idea. "You are so sweet." she says instead, wanting to make sure he knows it's not an issue she has with him. "I would love that and your offer is very tempting, but if I don't come back today then they might stop allowing me these monthly visits." Arden reaches out to touch his arm again, tracing small, mindless patterns on his skin affectionately. "Then I won't get to see you until my next break, and I'm not sure I'll be able to handle all that time apart." she reasons with a tiny smirk. "I have the next three hours though, if you have any time to kill."

Message Me • 01:10, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

Is it bad he feels relief at that? Not the aspect of losing time well spent with her - though clearly that'll be more difficult to achieve from now on if she's only allowed out once a month - but the fact that at least up in Hogwarts, she's safe. Roaming around London as a witch is nowhere near as safe as one would think; though the calibre of witch hunters currently is clearly lacking somewhat, if they can't recognise when a witch is sat in front of them for an hour a month, talking about their life problems. "Disallow you monthly visits to your therapist? Please. I feel like that's illegal," he points out, matching her smile and trying to ignore the touch because fuck, his main mission at this point is keeping her alive and he's already way too attached. And if Hogwarts is as inflexible as she says, being banned from returning to London once a month is probably the best thing for her. "They can't penalise you for the last train being conveniently cancelled. How would they know? They're not magic." Actually, would they know? Surely not. Right?

Message Me • 10:35, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Arden knows she should probably be a bit more secretive about the whole magic thing, but his last comment earns him a laugh that she's incapable of holding back. "Oh, you have no idea." she says with a knowing smile, "My mother's picking me up to bring me back, so I can't possibly stay anyway." They have to take a portkey back to Hogsmeade, though maybe she can convince her to find a good fireplace connected to the Floo Network instead. Traveling by portkey is so nausea-inducing, she hates it. She pulls back her hand and fiddling with a tiny crescent moon earring dangling from right ear. "As much as I'd like to ring in my eighteenth birthday with you, perhaps this is for the best." she muses, "I don't even know your last name. Who knows? This might be part of your diabolical plan to steal me away forever." She giggles and shakes her head at how ridiculous that idea is. "I'm just kidding." she adds just to be sure she didn't offend, "I'm sure if you wanted to kill me, I'd be dead by now."

Message Me • 13:13, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

Yes, that was a test and she just failed it spectacularly: the laugh at the magic quip would fly over most people's heads but not Elijah's, which means it wouldn't fly over Mia's or her father's or Sharpe's, for that matter. Or maybe he's just hypersensitive. And the comment about wanting to- yeah, we're going to ignore that for now. He takes a sip of coffee to swallow the lump in his throat and then almost sighs in relief when he notices the earring she's playing with - probably also charmed, but at least he can't feel it from here. "I've still got your earring, by the way," he points out, gesturing towards the jewellery. "Do you often go around giving total strangers your lucky jewellery? Or am I just special?"

Message Me • 13:44, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

"You're just special." she answers him immediately with a grin, "I don't know. I just felt like you needed it. Has it come in handy yet?" Merlin, she hopes not. From what she recalls, there's a latent shield charm embedded in that and it shouldn't go off unless someone seriously tries to attack him or he finds himself in the midst of terrible accident. A bit extreme, sure, but at the time of their meeting he seemed like the type to get himself into trouble. "It's supposed to keep you safe, you know," she adds cryptically. It's not like he knows about magic, so it's not like he'll get it. "So, you should probably keep it on you if you can. I wouldn't want anything happening to you; I like you too much."

Message Me • 15:47, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

It's not like he needed any further confirmation that the thing was charmed but that certainly does it; and as much as he's spent his entire life playing dumb to the intricacies and features of magic, he has to bite back- a smirk? Or a grimace? -at how obvious Arden is being about the whole thing. "Has it got a force field surrounding it or something?" he instead goes with, raising an eyebrow as he thinks about how he probably should keep it on him. At least if Az ever tries something, it'd offer him a moment of protection. "I enjoy how you clearly think I'm destined for trouble, but sure, I'll take your word for it. I'm in London, it's bound to come in handy at some point."

Message Me • 16:04, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Arden grins a little again. "Something like that." she says in response to the force field question. That's exactly what protego is, right? It's basically just a magic force field. "You look like you get up to all sorts of trouble." she tells him cheekily, sounding awfully sure of herself. She's been sure of it ever since the night they met. "It's not a bad thing. Life's a bit boring otherwise." she quickly adds. She thinks back to all the messages she sent out earlier in the day that didn't get a reply and thinks about how much better life was before she found herself in a bit of trouble, then considers retracting her statement. "Though I'd probably kill for a bit of boring nowadays, honestly. Just for a little while. Everything's been just a bit too complicated lately."

Message Me • 12:30, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

Yeah, he wishes for a bit of boring everyday, too; the material aspects of his life aren’t exactly exciting but he’d happily spend the rest of his days stuck behind a desk if he could trade away the magic he’s been concealing for all these years. There are many ways to describe his own situation but ‘’complicated is probably the perfect summation, and if both their situations weren’t so depressing, he’d find the similarities between himself and Arden pretty funny. But it’s quite literally a matter of life or death - for both of them - so the amusement fails to come. “Boring, I can give,” he points out. “I can drag you around an art gallery, or find a hidden bookshop somewhere.” Neither of those things would be boring to Elijah but Arden doesn’t quite off the same energy - but still, it would keep her safe. “Like you said, we have hours to kill.”

Message Me • 12:39, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Both those things are not her thing at all, but she supposes he wouldn't have suggested it if he wasn't going to enjoy himself. Arden is not particularly sure what she even does for fun nowadays, either, so it's not like she has anything better to suggest. "You are such a nerd." she tells him, a throwback to their first interaction. It didn't seem like he minded then, so hopefully he will not mind much now. The fondness in her voice is evident, though. The last thing she would want to do is purposefully make him feel bad for something he found interesting. "You'd get along with my roommate. She's into that kind of stuff too." she mentions, remembering Divya. "But hey, I'm down. We'll make an adventure out of it." Maybe this will awaken her inner Ravenclaw and she'll finally understand what the Sorting Hat was on when it put her in that house. "Do you take all the girls you meet to secret bookshops or am I just special?" she asks, echoing his earlier question.

Message Me • 13:43, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

Elijahwb

Elijah Caganwitch hunter • hiding in plain sight

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
wizard
「 Occupation 」
university student
「 Relationship 」
single

He has no real intention of actually subjecting her to modern art or traditional literature; as much as he enjoys those, Arden seems past the point of conversion - but another good thing about London is that the bars open at midday, and as much as a bar crawl would out him as a total lightweight, there are certainly worse ways to spend a weekend. "No, you're one of many," he drawls, throwing her a smirk before finishing the remainder of his coffee. "Obviously. I'm drowning in offers."

Message Me • 14:05, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

ArdenBubbleB

ArdenSeeker for the Tutshill Tornadoes

「 Age 」
18
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Seeker
「 Relationship 」
Single

Arden follows suit by finishing the rest of her drink and getting up to join him, wherever he does plan on taking her. If it does end up being some old bookstore in the middle of nowhere, at least she can probably get something for Divya. Regardless of what it ends up being, she thinks to herself that this is a good way to end being seventeen. "And here I was thinking you liked me," She rolls her eyes but she's smiling, keeping close to Elijah as if she's afraid she's going to lose him in the crowd of people. "Lead the way."

Message Me • 16:23, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

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