Post by Irina Rose Krum on Nov 15, 2017 15:51:19 GMT -7
It was the week after Irina’s orientation at Gringotts when she found herself back in Diagon Alley. She didn’t really know why she was back; Cursebreaking training didn’t start for another three weeks in June, and it wasn’t as if she needed any school supplies for the upcoming year at Hogwarts. A part of her was feeling rather nostalgic; the past eight years since her brother had started at Hogwarts she’d been coming to Diagon Alley as a sort of ritualistic rite of passage. They’d have lunch at one of the many Muggle restaurants nearby, always at the suggestion of one of her mothers’ friends, then they’d go school shopping, and finish with dinner at the Leaky Cauldron before heading home. This year, Irina would be too busy with her new job to join the girls and their parents shopping, and she felt a little bit sad over that.
She also wanted to talk to her old friend, Aras. Last she knew, he had worked for Ollivander’s as an apprentice or something similar, so that was where she headed. She entered the shop and the tiny bell dinged overhead. She looked around, frowning slightly. The place seemed deserted, but then she heard some shuffling in the back. She walked over to where the noise was coming from and saw the back of a girl putting away boxes of wands. “Hello? Excuse me,” she called, and her face lit up in a happy recognition when the girl turned around. “Magi? I haven’t seen you in ages,” she said, hurrying forward to give the girl a hug. “How are you?” she asked. Magi and she hadn’t been able to speak much since the pregnancy had been terminated; she wondered if it was a request of her brothers that she keep away. Either way, Irina was an adult now, officially, so she could make her own choices in who she talked to.