Post by Deleted on Jul 24, 2019 19:42:03 GMT -7
Phil’s first attempt at leaving his greenhouses hadn’t gone amazing. Sure he had fun at the flower festival but he also made a bit of a fool of himself in front of Andy no less. Still it had been good to see her and Richard the Bowtruckle. It had been a few days later and he was almost back to his old routine of just hiding away in the greenhouses, experimenting with new plants. He knew if he didn’t leave the house he would eventually be back to where he was before. Spending endless hours lost in his own plant filled world. It was calm and peaceful but lonely as well. As if his mother was reading his thoughts she asked if he could pick up a number of things from Diagon and Horizon Alley. She would be busy with the Leaky Cauldron most of the day. Phil used to help out at the Inn but Andy also worked there at times. It started out with them just needing space and now it was just awkward to go there.
Receiving the laundry list of items he needed to get, his mother was soon off. He didn’t mind helping out till he scanned the list of items and how annoying it was all going to be. Still Phil agreed to it and was still always happy to help. He arrived in Diagon alley first with not much direction on where to start. He just picked items at random.
A few stores and items off his list he was now in front of Slug & Jigger’s. At least the possibility of plant based ingredients were exciting enough for the Longbottom. Opening the door the first thing that hit him was the smell. It wasn’t all bad, it was just strong and so many different ones at once. Phil walked the shop for a bit before giving up on his search and going toward the counter. The girl wasn’t looking his way and he only saw the back of her head which was full of blonde locks. “Excuse me, do you have any crocodile hearts around?” Phil asked with an awkward stiff tone for a moment, talking to new people always did that to him. “I’m asking for a- a friend.” He attempted to add a lame joke at the end, which he felt didn’t go well.