Post by Zenevieva Mira Novell on Apr 17, 2019 8:00:07 GMT -7
the middle of an anxious sea.
THE NIGHT OF 6TH JANUARY 2025
OR MIDNIGHT OF 7TH JANUARY...
CRINUS MUTO HAD been Zenevieva’s closest friend for the day until the Novell reunited with her best friend Kaylee. Over the winter break, Zen decided a change was in order. She had brought it up to her friend Steve Kolstad, a half-vampire like herself and he too pushed her into the change she desired. The cutting of her long brunette locks followed by the old Muggle style of dyeing her hair started the change. Her aunt Adèle helped, gloved hands rubbing bleach and the ash colour of blonde into the Novell’s scalp. It was kind of exciting for the half-vampire. She remembered looking at the final result with widened eyes. The same green orbs couldn’t believe what she could see. Her hair, now dry, sat slightly above her shoulders — her darkened roots out of sight, instead replaced with the light colour she was so used to seeing with her aunt, her uncle and even her father. But with the first day of school returning, she didn’t really want to frighten anyone just yet. Or bring the attention to herself…Just yet.
A new year meant for a new Zen, one that could potentially rid herself of her stutter and even stand up to her old bullies. Maybe. When she waved goodbye to her aunt on from King’s Cross Platform, Zen searched for a booth before relaxing in an empty one, noticing the loudness of younger children passing by as they ran to the others. The Novell couldn’t remember if she shared it with anyone, considering she fell asleep. Though the welcoming reunion passed by like a blur and the same with morning and afternoon classes. By lunch, Zen fell into boredom and ultimately found herself writing an owl with a promise she made with Daniel McKay during their Blishwick date. A midnight adventure together. With the potential to catch the most seahorses. Zenevieva knew she was going to win. Or believed she could.
There she sat in the Courtyard, at the stroke of midnight, hiding within the shadows every time a Professor or even a Prefect came around to perform a nightly check, seeking any students to hand out simple detentions to. As a half-vampire, awake during the night was normal for the Novell, especially under the bright rays of the moonlight. The moon was one of Zen’s favourite sights. Aside from the planets she looked upon in Astronomy classes. Though, in comparison to the day where she hid her new self, she sat comfortably, her blonde hair in sight while her fingers thumbed at the page of her new book. It was a novel needed for her History of Magic class, one she had read many times but when she heard the slightest noise in her midst, Zen’s head whipped around. With her fingers she pushed against the spine of her novel, closing it quietly.
Zen stood, closing herself into the shadow just a little more, the same way she did so when the Professors and Prefects walked by. What she didn’t expect to see was a familiar face walk close by to the Court Yard, one that left her with widened eyes. Daniel. Zen reached out once he kept walking, pulling him in where the shadows would hide the two of them, letting the wandering Professors go by. ”Hi.” She smiled after they went on by.
@crimson1 & hopefully this works!