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Post by Irina Rose Krum on Oct 2, 2018 6:31:23 GMT -7
The last few weeks of summer had completely flown by for Irina Krum. She had started her search for a room in London, only to reconnect with an acquaintance from Hogwarts, Tia Finch, who just so happened to have a room free in her new flat. Irina used to be quite the skeptic on fate and destiny, but since her clairvoyant powers had awoken the last month of her sixth year, she was more keen to believe in it. She had eagerly signed the papers necessary and had moved all her stuff into the small bedroom yesterday evening. Irina had been hoping for some time to settle in, but the day before the initial move in date, she had been sent on a training mission to Tibet for two weeks, shadowing her mentor and getting a first hand look into the world of Cursebreaking. The mission had been successful, and it had given the Gryffindor alum great pride to stand with her mentor while she was commended on a job well done. She had come away from the trip feeling confident in her choice to become a Cursebreaker, and that the profession was meant for her. Even her mother was beginning to come around to the idea, which said a great deal to Irina. Still, she had a lingering feeling that this was all too good to be true; nothing ever went this easily, something was bound to mar this perfection, right? She hated having that thought in her head, but she supposed it came with the territory of starting a new job off on the right foot. Either that, or she was simply going mad.
Today though, she was starting her vacation, her first real time away with Daniel, her boyfriend and she didn’t have to think about work at all. An entire month, just the two of them, biking and camping across Europe. They had chosen the month of September instead of the summer months, mostly due to their competing work schedules, but also with the added benefit of the nights would be cooler and less humid. Irina was so excited to scratch her travel itch, which had just been made worse from her training trip. She knew soon enough she’d be traveling regularly as a fully trained Cursebreaker, but there would be no breaking of curses on this trip, unless absolutely necessary. Personally, she wanted to see the ‘real’ parts of the country, parts that tourists merely skimmed over brushing off in favor of more popular attractions, and her zest for history would help them do just that.
With kisses and farewells from her parents, Irina grabbed the handles of her baby blue bike and Apparated to a clearing near Dan’s apartment, where they had arranged to meet. After a quick stop in Dan’s apartment, where she had been reunited with Adrian Greyback of all people, she walked back outside. As she looked around slowly to take in the scenery, she inhaled deeply, a smile creeping onto her face. Dan was due back from practice soon, but Irina wanted to test out her bikes capabilities on the dirt paths. She placed her bag down against a boulder and hopped onto her bike, adjusting the seat so that it was comfortable for longer journeys. She began pedaling, delighted to find that the bikes tires were perfectly equipped for handling the dirt and grass covered clearing. A peal of laughter escaped her lips as she rode around in circles, losing track of everything except the path in front of her. This was wonderful, this was magical, this was…