Post by Deleted on Feb 26, 2016 14:14:09 GMT -7
The afternoon was warm with a pleasant breeze that sailed through the greenhouse windows, rustling plants as it made it's way out the door. It was so inviting, that when Phil and Andy were in need of some dogwood tree samples, they didn't mind leaving the greenhouse for the woods by the lake.
As it was, they couple had found all the samples they needed hours ago, and were currently occupied with counting the lights on the castle. The afternoon had been perfect, spent talking, splashing in the lake, and looking at the clouds. Neither of them felt any need to rush the project they were on.
When Phil got to the 48th light being turned on in the castle he realized that it was very dark outside. All students were supposed to be in by sundown, and it was now past sundown, by at least an hour.
He sat up and looked over at Andy, a guilty smile on his face. "I am pretty sure we were supposed to go in like an hour ago." he said. He didn't regret staying out, he didn't regret spending any time with Andy. But curfew wasn't something to really mess around with anymore, it was there for a very good reason. He stood up and grabbed their samples and reached down to help Andy up. The wind turned chill and Phil shivered and all the memories of what had so recently happened at Hogwarts flooded into him.
"Maybe we should hurry inside."