Post by harper io weasley on Jul 21, 2018 22:02:17 GMT -7
The breeze outside hinted at the impending wintery mix that would torment Hogwarts any day now. Such was Halloween; never failing to be the border between fall and winter, and almost always being rather frigid. There were a lot of things wrong with the winter, namely that it meant her motorcycle was going to have to be set aside for the next few months. Attempting to drive that thing in the slush and ice was like asking to die, a constant reminder coming from her mum’s direction every day for the last month. That hadn’t stopped Harper from riding as close to Hogsmeade as possible before parking it in a muggle lot and apparating from there. After she was finished with the Halloween festivities at the school, a chilly early morning ride would be the perfect nightcap. Her parents were gone for the weekend and she really didn’t care if the roar of the engine woke Ondina up when she got home. That was still more peaceful than hearing a full on temper tantrum every time her sister entered the house.
Trying her best not to roll her eyes at the thought of that while she was going through the crazy amount of security (the Ministry obviously wasn’t taking any chances anymore during big events), Harper stood idly on the other side once she was finished handing her wand over and being checked for Merlin knows what else. One Auror had taken quite the exception to her bike keys, confused at first before she gave him a glare that told him they were muggle things and nothing to worry about. Silly witches and wizards, not understanding what their non-magical peers used on a daily basis to travel around with.
Now that she was inside the castle though, Harper was at a loss for what to do next. She hadn’t come with a plan or to meet anyone in particular. Assuming there would be someone she knew here. So far, all the other guests looked like parents and Ministry members. Was it weird for her to return to the school so soon? It had already been about a year and a half since she had graduated, so she didn’t think it was. There was always the pretense that she was here to see Xavier, not that she really wanted to do that. He probably thought this whole Halloween thing was stupid and a waste of time, and her being there for it only made it that much more so. Crossing her arms over her chest, Harper wandered around the entrance hall for a few minutes before pausing in front of a sign labeled ‘Monster Tunnel Ride’, which looked to take people into the dungeons in tiny carts. Looked interesting, but going alone seemed like a waste of an experience. Frowning, she turned around to look at the hall once again, ruffling her hair to see if any new faces she could possibly recognize, had appeared.