Post by Irina Rose Krum on Aug 26, 2016 5:06:44 GMT -7
To say the month of September had been eventful would have been an understatement. First the Triwizard Tournament, then Dan’s arrival, then admitting her feelings to him only to find they were reciprocated, then Niko finding out, and finally Niko being stabbed. It was enough to make anyones’ head explode, and Irina’s probably would have, had it not, ironically enough, been for Dan. With his empathy and her clairvoyance, they made an odd pair, she knew it. But she also knew that being around Dan made her feel so much better, and she felt happier than she thought she could ever be. Falling for your brother’s best friend was impossibly cliche, but that was what happened. She just hoped he felt the same way after the past few days; she knew the emotions from the night of the attack must have been horrible to deal with.
Dan had wanted to meet up that day, and Rina had suggested hiking, along with some tree climbing, as was their usual tradition. Standing at the edge of one of the many trails leading around the Black Lake, Irina felt a little nervous, as she always did before he showed up. She had dressed in her favorite sweatshirt that reflected the colors of the Bulgarian National Quidditch team over a black tank top and leggings; it was finally beginning to feel like fall outside. As she waited, thoughts bubbled into her head. What if he wanted to break things off because of Niko? What if Niko had told him that if he went near her again he’d send a curse in the owl post? Or worse, what if he was sick of whatever emotions she was feeling and didn’t want anything to do with her? No, that last one was ridiculous; if anything Dan too had seemed more calm and happy, relaxed even. But what did she really know.
As soon as she saw him though, any nerves just melted away and she smiled. “Hi,” she said simply, just happy to see him. “There are a lot of trails that lead back around the lake, I figured we could start there?” she suggested, looking at him expectantly.