Post by Irina Rose Krum on Oct 23, 2017 12:56:06 GMT -7
It was a beautiful spring day in late May, and Irina had just finished her orientation at Gringotts as a Cursebreaker. She had been hoping and waiting for this day to come for almost two full years, and now that the day had come and gone, it hadn’t been what she had expected; it was even better. She got to meet the Cursebreakers that weren’t currently out on an assignment, which meant she finally got to put a face to the name Odette Greyback. Karen, the woman who had interviewed her and offered her the job was there as well, and Irina had been pleased that she had remembered her name! Two of her fellow Hogwarts graduates were part of the new Cursebreaking team; Scorpius Malfoy, who she enjoyed a friendly relationship with, and...Diana Bainbridge. Irina had to admit she was surprised when her former close friend showed up at orientation, but she was going to be a team player, no matter what their past was. She had barely had time to think about Diana anyway, as the orientation had been jam packed with meetings, interactive activities, and one-on-one breakout sessions. Irina’s head felt a little dizzy after the entire day, but she was excited to learn that when they actually started in a few weeks, they’d get to do a trial Cursebreaking mission, which sounded positively thrilling!
Irina stepped out onto the marble steps of Gringotts Bank, tilting her head towards the sunlight and closing her eyes. It was nice to feel the sun after so many hours indoors, and now that May was hurtling towards June the days were longer and warmer, which she appreciated. She also internally thanked herself for her attire - a black and white floral dress accompanied by a black cardigan, with her hair pulled back into a high ponytail. She walked down the steps, chatting with Karen a bit, asking about the different housing situations in the area once September rolled around; she was keeping her promise to Raina after all! They were passing Quality Quidditch Supplies when Irina stopped short suddenly, likely confusing Karen. She couldn’t exactly explain why she had stopped, but something had definitely made her legs halt in moving forward. She turned her head towards the supply store and saw a bunch of professional Quidditch players inside. “Oh, looks like there’s a signing going on perhaps,” she mused to Karen. She decided to go in and check it out; her former roommate Roxy had signed with the Falcons, so perhaps it was them.
As she tried to make her way inside however, she saw the sky blue of the Arrows, her fathers old team. How fitting; she smiled to herself as she let two little girls pass her to rush forward. As they did, a tall man moved and Irina froze completely. Curly hair, a few inches taller, a smile that made her go weak in the knees. Daniel Hoh was in the store. But why? Why was he here? Irina felt so confused; she wanted to back out of the store and hurry on her way but something kept her rooted there. Remembering her training, she took slow, calming breaths, trying not to look like a complete lunatic. As her pulse began to slow, she realized it was probably too late; with Daniels’ ability, he had probably already sensed her emotions when she walked in the door. Furious with herself and her innate curiosity, Irina desperately looked around, and on instinct plucked up a pair of Keeper gloves, pretending to be wildly interested in the type of leather they were made of, all the while wondering if the person she had loved so madly had noticed the blair haired girl come in.