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PostSubject: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:24 pm

School was, in a word, interesting. Serenity didn’t quite know yet what she thought of it as a whole. There were so many different aspects of it she had yet to analyse. The learning itself wasn’t bad; she was used to sitting down and taking notes of different subjects, having done that her entire life. Of course, that had always been one on one with Seers and Legilimens (she had to learn Occlumency in order to protect herself from people who tried to read her mind and see the future, although it was far too complex for someone her age to attempt just yet; she learnt the basic theory of it, and once she turned fifteen, proper classes would commence).

But here, in classrooms with other children and people assuming everyone studied the same way, in the same speed, with the same methods? That was new and not in a way that particularly thrilled her.

Still she sat in the front row faithfully, taking notes and doing all the homework ages before they were due; what else was she supposed to do with her breaks? That was something else she couldn’t wrap her brain around -- how carefree everyone was. Besides those taking important exams, the children seemed to genuinely just enjoy running around and laughing with one another.

It was almost as if they didn’t carry secrets. It took her a few days to realise that they didn't -- that they weren't the weird ones. She was. She was the one that Saw people, not as they presented themselves, but literally who they could be. A lot of the time, she even got a sense of their past, a sense or premonition that she just knew was true.

And, for the first time, Serenity was beginning to hate it.

Stretching her legs out, she lifted her chin so her face caught the rays of sun just before they disappeared behind a cloud. It was good to be outdoors. Somewhere nearby, Tammie sat, not taking her eyes off from Tammie, but so used to the elf was Serenity that the presence of the creature didn’t even register. For once, she was away from the crowds. Their lives would whisper to her, flashes of images of people and things and events that were not memories of her own, and she hated it. Out here, though, there was nothing but wind and the scent of flowers and grass.

Out here, she was free.

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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:37 pm

With the weather growing warmer, Theo was a little bit more happy. Though, since his second year had began, he'd been struggling with his lycanthropy. His mum had told him that this was likely due to the fact he was fast approaching puberty, and his body was changing, and therefore the werewolf inside of him was adapting to that. It meant his body ached in between the full moons, and it was horrible.

Theo, though, was a tough cookie. With his bag filled with some sweets, parchment, a pen and an assortment of other useless objects he didn't need, the boy had made his way outside. He needed to pen a letter to his mum to let her know how he was getting on. He'd forgotten for a few days, and his mum was prone to worrying incessantly about him.

The lake was quite beautiful at this time of year, so Theo made his way down to the bank, not really in search of any particular area, when he saw a girl with a House Elf. House Elves weren't uncommon at the Jameson estate, nor, of course, were they out of place at Hogwarts. But, students didn't normally have one. Curious about that, Theo moved over to the witch, and gave her a small smile.

"Hi..." Theo said softly, not wanting to make the witch jump. "Is this your house elf?" Theo continued, motioning to the elf, and then giving it a small wave. Honestly, Theo was only trying to be nice, and he hoped he hadn't offended either the girl or the House Elf with his actions.
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:09 pm

Watching the reflections on the lake, Serenity found herself slipping off to a place she rarely visited -- one of complete peace. The few times Aunt Sally found time to take her out for a vacation, the pair would find a quiet place to rest, resulting in some of Serenity’s favourite moments. There was nobody but Aunt Sally and Tammie, no pressure to learn any lessons, no anything.

And then her mind suddenly did a double take and she tensed, walls starting to come back up.

Someone was closeby. She could feel the whispers that only a human could produce, a buzz in her mind that told her she was no longer alone, and she braced herself -- but nothing came except for a flash of yellow, and she let out the breath she unconsciously held. It wasn’t too much of a surprise when someone -- a male -- spoke, and she sat up straighter a little, turning to find a Hufflepuff there.

That explains the yellow, she thought.

The question wasn’t one that she hadn’t expected at some point; after all, as far as she knew, she was the only student at school with one. This was where her problem came in; she didn’t like lying, but she wasn’t allowed to go around freely telling every Tom, Dick, and Harry about her abilities. It wasn’t safe and it wasn’t proper.

Pushing away her conscience, she nodded. “She’s assigned to me for my protection,” she told the boy. It was the truth, after all. “Her name is Tammie.”

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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:36 pm

Theo had smiled more warmly when the girl turned to him. She was pretty - not in a sexual manner, Theo's mind did not work like that, but like Emélie was a pretty like girl, the witch before him was too.

The explanation that Theo had been given was one that didn't completely make sense, but he didn't ask why she would need protection. Sitting down - with a little space between him and the witch, Theo smiled at the House Elf. "Hi Tammie, it's good to meet you!" The boy told the creature warmly, before turning back to the witch.

"My name is Theo, by the way, Theo Jameson." He added, because the second year was yet to realise that being the Headmaster's son was not always as good as he thought it to be. "I'm not interrupting anything, am I?" Theo added, realising that he had just sat himself down within hearing range of any conversation the girl might have been having with the House Elf before he'd arrived. His cheeks flushed a little at the realisation, he'd been more than a little bit rude now he thought about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:29 am

Serenity waited as Tammie bowed -- not a deep, low one like she did with the people at the Ministry, but a polite one nevertheless -- and replied, "It is good to meet sir, too." Then, judging that Serenity was not in any danger, Tammie retreated back to her previous position a few feet away, seating herself down. It was the illusion of privacy, but something the Ravenclaw was so used to that she might as well have been alone with the boy.

She didn't mind, not really. Making friends was a new concept altogether for her, but she always revelled in a good challenge. "I'm Serenity Newman," she replied, smiling just a little. As always, she kept her gaze away from the boy, focusing on the ground at his feet instead; it was safer than meeting his eyes. Most of the time she Saw someone's past was when she first looked them in the eyes. There was something familiar about his name, but she wrote that off as one of her stupid premonitions.

The question caught her off guard, and she hesitated. Nobody really asked her that before. When she was needed in the ministry, she was called. If she happened to be doing something else, she simply put it away and obeyed instructions. I have a choice to say yes? she wondered, briefly. Does he leave if I do? That was an interesting notion; normally, it was the other way around. People told her they were busy or not to disturb and she went away.

Part of her wanted to test this theory, but her desire for friends overrode the curiosity, and Serenity shook her head. "No, you're not." She paused, a thought flashing across her mind. "You're the headmaster's son," she added, speaking before she could stop to think if it was a suitable question or not. Then, "What's that like?"
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:23 am

Theo smiled warmly at the elf as it called him sir. "You can call me Theo, I'm not a sir." The Hufflepuff told the creature, though, he did know house elves liked to be formal, he did try to show them that he wasn't the kind of person who would ever treat them badly. His mum had explicitly told him that there was no reason why a house elf could not be treated with respect. The elf soon retreated though, and Theo frowned a little with confusion, but decided not to ask, because house elves could get pretty upset if they thought they were disobeying orders.

"Serenity..." Theo echoed, his frown remaining a little because it was an unusual name. Not unlikable. Just unusual. "I've never heard that name before..." He added, though he hoped the witch didn't think he was being rude. "My full name is Theodore, but I like Theo more. Theodore sounds old."

"Good - sorry I should have asked before I sat down." Theo said, meaning his apology even if the girl had said she was okay with him being here.

The question of being the Headmaster's son made Theo smile to himself. "Well, he adopted me when he married my mum, so he's not my biological," Theo had to say that word a little slower because it was a tricky one. "dad, but he's been my dad since I was little. Well... kind of... it's complicated. But being the Headmaster's son is awesome. Like, this year, I knew we were getting new professors before any of the kids did. Which is awesome. And I get to go wherever I like!" The last was not strictly true, Theo had no special privileges. He had simply assumed that because he'd never been caught, he wasn't breaking rules.

"Is this your first year?" Theo asked, because he was quite sure he hadn't seen the witch around before. "How do you like Hogwarts?"
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:24 pm

Tammie merely bowed in reply; she wasn't there to talk or to serve anyone other than the ministry by protecting her ward. That was her only job and Serenity knew it well enough to not be bothered with trying to talk to the elf. Besides, there wasn't much left to be said after the first few tries. Tammie went everywhere with the girl, so it wasn't as if they could catch each other up on news or anything of that sort.

"I've never heard it before in others, too," Serenity agreed. "Aunt Sally said she gave me that name because that's what she wants for me -- peace." There was a bit more than that, like how Aunt Sally hoped that she would use her abilities to bring that to others as well, but it wasn't something she should have shared. So, like the obedient girl she was, Serenity kept it hidden, not seeing any harm in it. After all, it was for both her safety and the safety of others.

"Theo is nice. I don't know any Theodores, so you're my first just like I'm your first Serenity," she noted. It seemed like the right thing to say. Or, at least, that's how one made friends from what she gathered; pointless comments and pointless conversations.

She waved away the apology and took that as her cue to look away, out to the lake. So far so good, and no flashes or visions were presenting themselves, and she crossed her fingers, hoping that it would continue this way for at least a little longer.

Listening to his answer, she realised almost at once that he had misunderstood her. But still she waited for him to finish, taking in all the words he had said. If she'd been anyone else, she would have found unfairness in the assumption he had free roam of the school -- but Serenity wasn't just another girl, and she found nothing wrong with his statement. Instead, she smiled at him, still keeping her eyes on the grass at his side instead of him.

"That's nice, but I think you misunderstood me." She paused, phrasing it in her mind before she spoke again, tone soft; she hated correcting people. "I meant, what is it like to have a father?" Growing up knowing she belonged to the ministry and having only Aunt Sally (who was never really a mother, but someone who took care of her), Serenity never really wondered what a real family was like until she saw a child following one of the Ministry workers around on a bring-your-child-to-work day and realised her life was anything but normal. And now, surrounded by normal children with normal lives, her Ravenclaw curiosity was growing.

Nodding at the first question, she didn't even hesitate before answering, "It's different. It's crowded. There are children here. I don't understand it, but... Yes. I like it. I really, really do." And she meant it completely, a light, happy smile on her face, something she hardly ever did.
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:13 pm

The idea of being named Peace - or similar - was odd, but Theo supposed the reasoning was valid. Though, Theo did pick up on how the girl said Aunt Sally had given her her name, instead of a mum or dad. "Well... I think it's a nice idea." Theo told the girl with a warm smile, and he did genuinely mean that.

"That sounds awesome!" Theo told her, both being their first unusual names. Not that Theodore was as unusual as Serenity, of course.

"Oh..." Theo replied, not realising what she'd meant. He frowned a little at her question, but perhaps the witch beside her was much like him, and her dad had walked out on her family too? "Umm..." Theo thought about that for a moment because he'd never really been asked before. "Well, when I was younger, mum used to get quite uh... sick. And she sometimes didn't want to do things. So, when dad came along... he... well he fixed things..." Theo didn't know how to explain mental illness to another person, nor did he know how to explain what Daniel had done either. "But, for me, it's nice, because dad makes mum happy, and when mums happy, I feel happier. Oh, and dad had a big house, so we got to move out of our flat in to that!"

It was probably not the answer Serenity wanted... but Theo didn't know how else to answer.

"Didn't you... go to school?" Theo asked the witch with a look of confusion when she said there were children here. "Or, did you get home schooled?"
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:25 pm

She smiled a little bit at his statement, knowing, somehow, that he meant what he said. "Thank you. I think so, too." It really was, the more she thought about it, although somewhat ... what was the word she learnt? Oh, yes ... somewhat ironic that she got so little serenity in her life. Still, one could always hope and dream; that, really, was all Serenity had left that was truly hers.

"Sadness," Serenity supplied. She's seen that type of sickness before in one of her teachers. It wasn't that long ago, too, maybe a year or so, and it had come in a flashback that wasn't hers of someone hurting someone else. The teacher hadn't come back for a while after that, and Aunt Sally had to explain how some people got a Sadness Sickness because of things that happened to them. "She got the Sadness Sickness too? Aunt Sally says people who live with that are very, very strong and deserve love. I'm glad your father loves her."

Hesitating a little, Serenity pushed even more and, in the softest voice yet, asked, "What is it like to have a mother?"

She shook her head at the question. "No. I had special lessons at the-" She stopped herself short, realising she had been about to explain about the Ministry's classes; she wasn't supposed to reveal that unless she had no choice. "Aunt Sally said I'm special," she backtracked. "So I didn't go to a school. I had different teachers come and teach me things, though. It wasn't at home, so I don't know what you would call it."
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:20 pm

When Serenity spoke of the Sadness Sickness, Theo nodded along eagerly. "You know of it too?" He asked, somewhat surprised. His dad had always said that it was unusual, but not uncommon for people to get the Sickness, and that his mum was doing her best to deal with it. "She has lots of love, I think my little sister Emélie helps too, though. Lots of good, happy things." Theo explained with a smile.

The question about having a mum made Theo blink. "Umm..." The boy started, before thinking back to his mum. A fond smile touched his lips as he thought of his mum. "She likes to sing to me, when I get... upset. She always pulls me in to her arms, cradling me in to her, runs her fingers through my hair, and sings softly. And she cooks the most amazing dinner... She's always been there for me, if I need her, and... she never gets sad because of me..." Theo explained, a weird feeling brewing up in his tummy as he spoke that he didn't recognise to be homesickness.

"Don't... Don't you have..." Theo began, before deciding not to finish that sentence, because it was rude.

"Oh... so you weren't in a school... private tutoring then." Theo offered in way of explanation.
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:39 pm

Serenity nodded. "My teacher had it. She went away for a while, and when she came back she was thin and had scars from when she had to go to the hospital, but she seems better now," she explained, probably the most she had ever said to someone about subjects not directly related to school or homework. It was terrifying and exhilarating and she didn't quite know how she felt about it all.

What Serenity didn't explain was that she Saw what happened -- and the scars hadn't been from a hospital visit. But she was 10, and she knew they lied to protect, and so she said nothing, nodding and repeating the lies she had been fed.

Listening intently, a strange emotion stirred in Serenity. It took her a few long moments to place it as jealousy; she was, simply put, jealous of Theo. If having a mother meant all that, Serenity would have willingly given up everything she ever had for just an hour of it. Aunt Sally loved her, yes, but Aunt Sally would always be a Ministry worker first and a guardian second; she was never a 'mum', didn't know how to be. Serenity appreciated her efforts and having a house and someone to love her, yes, but it just wasn't the same.

"That sounds nice," she said, the words almost bitter in her mouth. It sounds impossible, she added. But it wasn't something she'd say aloud -- ever.

While Theo didn't actually finish asking and Serenity knew she could ignore it if she chose, she decided that the boy deserved to know. After all, he told her some private things about his life. "My parents dropped me on the Ministry doorstep with a note when I was small. I don't remember them. One of the Ministry workers adopted me," she said, summarising as best she could and leaving out the bits about being a Seer.

There was no emotional hitch to her tone; she was stating facts so ingrained into her that they no longer meant anything. After all, she had a home, so who was she to complain?

"You could say that," she agreed. "What about you? You went to school?"
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:12 pm

The idea of having scars made Theo wince a little, looking away from the witch because he didn't much like the idea of that. "My mum doesn't have scars." The Hufflepuff whispered, not trying to get a one over on the girl in any way in that moment, just telling it how it was. He figured that the girl's teacher must have had a lot stronger sickness than his own mum, and that can't have been nice at all.

Theo nodded at the idea of it being nice, with his mum. He knew his life wasn't normal, it never could be, but he had his mum, and dad, and he couldn't really ask for much more than that.

The knowledge that the witch's parents had abandoned her brought Theo's eyes back to the witch. He was twelve, he lacked tact, and the surprise, the disbelief, could be seen quite clearly in his features as he looked at Serenity. "That's..." The boy didn't know what to say. It was... horrible. "I... kind of know... My real dad walked out on me when I was quite young. It's not the same, I know, but... I know it hurts. I'm sorry that you didn't get to know them. But, at least you have someone to look after you!" The Hufflepuff explained, his naivety showing through very clearly in that moment.

"Yep! I went to play school. And I went to primary school too. Well, except when mum was too ill to take me. Then we stayed home and watched movies. Uncl- Dad used to get a little mad about that, because he said I had to go to school. But... yeah. I preferred staying home, the kids in school used to tease me every month when I-" Theo cut off, shaking his head. He wasn't supposed to talk about his condition. "I got tired. It's weird." The boy explained, believing he'd covered that up well.

"So what you doing out by the lake?" Theo asked, moving the conversation along from his almost slip up.
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:59 am

His words only brought forth a nod. Not everyone had scars, because not everyone needed to have needles in their arm or to have a Healer do things to their body to make them better. She knew all the terminology, having had it explained to her once, but it wasn't something she particularly wanted to repeat. Besides, she wasn't sure if the male in front of her would understand, considering she herself barely did. The general concept, yes, but not all the different techniques and names and stuff that the healers did.

"It's good she doesn't," Serenity replied, meaning it completely. Scars weren't bad, necessarily. Sometimes they meant you fought a monster and won -- sometimes, she had been told, that monster was yourself, but she didn't really understand what that meant -- and sometimes they meant that you got hurt and then got better, like when you fell down and cut yourself. Those were good kinds of scars, because they mean that you were better than whatever hurt you.

But if some things had good parts, then the same thing could have bad parts. For now, she couldn't figure out any bad scars, which was why she didn't dare to speak on this topic. No, she would never talk about things she didn't quite know the answer to.

She smiled at his answer. It wasn't all right, but she knew he was just trying to be nice. "It didn't hurt," she told him, honestly. She saw no need to hide that about her; she hid enough as it was. "I was too young to remember. Sometimes I do wonder what it would be like to have... to have a family, but what does wishing get you?" She shrugged lightly. "So I don't wonder a lot -- but yes. Aunt Sally takes care of me, and that's a good thing. I like her. She's nice."

Again, she could only nod at what Theo said, not fully understanding what it was like but sort of getting liking it when he didn't have to study. Whenever she got sick or felt ill, she was allowed to stay in a room and sleep or read, instead of attending classes, and those were her favourite days. His last sentence made her give him a pitying smile.

"I get that," she told him. "I get tired once a month, too, and I bleed and my stomach hurts. Aunt Sally called it cramps, and only females get it -- I don't think that's fair, but males deal with different problems, she says. It's troublesome. I don't like it."

Why he got tired, though, she didn't know. Perhaps it was some of these 'problems' that Aunt Sally told her about but never named. It had something to do with a body part they had that females didn't (and females had body parts males didn't, so that was fair), but Aunt Sally said to wait until she was older before asking again.

The question made her pause. She couldn't say that she was tired of Seeing things and needed a break, but as always, she didn't want to lie. So, as simply as she could, she said, "I don't like crowds, and there were a lot of people today in class, so I came here to get away." She stopped here, then, realising how this might sound, hastily added, "You're okay, because you're just one person."
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:12 pm

"It is." Theo agreed with a small smile. He didn't know what he'd do if he found his mum with scars... the thought of it made him give a little shudder and a shake of his head, because he didn't want to have to think about that. It wasn't nice.

"Well... I don't think wishing is pointless..." Theo said, not meaning to contradict the witch. But he continued, so that he could try to explain where he was coming from. "I used to wish, on my birthdays when I had my candles, that my mum would be better... happier, one day." The Hufflepuff explained, giving a small shrug of his shoulders. "I think it worked... a little? But whether that was my wishes, I don't know." He explained.

"I'm glad you have your Aunt Sally, though. Everybody needs somebody!" Theo concluded, giving the witch a warm smile.

When the witch said she understood his tiredness, though, Theo worried (for a moment) that he'd been caught out. But then Serenity was talking about cramps. Theo had no idea what that was about, but pretended to. She felt tired, and bled... and her tummy hurt. Every month? Theo was going to have to write to his mum about that one - seeing as Serenity also said it was a girl thing. No use asking his dad. "That... sounds horrible." Theo told her, not realising what she was on about at all. "Mum always gives me extra chocolate, though, that helps - have you tried chocolate, at those times?"

"Ohhhh, you're not good around people? I get that. Well, I don't get the need to get away from people, but I understand that you do. Sorry, for invading your time..." Theo added, feeling a little awkward, but she had said he could stay...

Turning to his bag, Theo pulled out his fruit flavoured, they were a Muggle brand, but they were so, so good. Holding them out towards the witch, Theo gave her a hopeful look. "Would a Rhubard and Custard sweet make up for it? Or, I can offer you some hard boiled fruit sweets?" He offered, because it definitely seemed like they could both do with a pick me up.
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:54 am

It wasn't the wishes, she thought. If it were, there wouldn't have been need for waiting; it would have happened at once. No, this was what adults called 'coincidences', like when she wanted a holiday and then something happened and the Seers were too busy for her. At first she said it was because she made a wish on a falling star the night before, but the adults had kindly explained that, while magic was real, there wasn't any type strong enough to make mere wishes come true.

And if those beautiful falling stars didn't mean a wish came true, candles certainly didn't. She knew now that wishes were nothing but a waste of time and energy; if you wanted something, you worked for and towards it. But she also knew that sometimes hope was all one had, and sometimes hope came in the form of stupid practises and superstitions. So all she did was raise a shoulder.

"I suppose," she told him, secretly pleased with herself for keeping the hope of the male alive. Perhaps when he's older, and more mature, he would understand that it hadn't been the blowing of the candles or any wishes on his part, but the strength of his mother.

The comment about Aunt Sally made her smile just a little. While the older witch did take care of her, she was often so busy that Serenity was by herself (with Tammie) most of the time. Still, on weekends or on holidays, Aunt Sally did her best to be there for her, and while the only thing Aunt Sally could make was pancakes and omelette (they had take-out a lot), it was still nice.

Again, Serenity shrugged. "It's not pleasant, but it's not exactly horrible. I mean we get used to it, Aunt Sally says. She has it too." At the option of chocolate, she smiled. "Yes. Chocolate helps," she told him, then frowned, trying to recall something. "End-dolphins," she pronounced carefully. "I think that's what someone told me. It's a thing in your body that makes you happy, and chocolate helps your body make this thing more."

"It also has this thing in it that helps pain. Magnum? No, that's ice cream..." She frowned. "Magnolia? No, that's a flower... Mag-something. It helps with cramps, but I don't remember what it's called."

She offered him a smile at the apology. She was honestly enjoying his company, although she was apprehensive as to when -- not if -- she would get a flash of him. Still, she said nothing in reply; there was nothing to say. A few moments passed, then, softly, she said, "You're okay," to confirm that she was alright with him there.

At the offer of sweets, she blinked, staring at them with a curious expression. "I've... I've never really eaten those. Are they nice?" she asked, wanting to try but also afraid of new things.
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:00 pm

Theo merely nodded as Serenity explained. He wondered why her Aunt Sally got them too... Why wouldn't you go to a Healer if more than one of you got it? Theo didn't understand, and his confusion was only heightened when the witch started talking about end-dolphins. What in Merlin's name were end-dolphins? Theo settled on simply nodding and agreeing to the idea of chocolate helping the dolphins.

"So long as it helps, then you have the excuse at the ready!" Theo replied with a warm smile. He didn't know what else he could say when he wasn't following a word that Serenity was saying to him.

"Just... let me know if you would like me to go, yeah? At any point. I don't want you to put up with me just because I'm here. I can leave you alone." Theo insisted, because he didn't want her to feel obligated to his presence.

Holding out the sweets to the witch, Theo frowned a little as she said she'd not had them before. He knew they were Muggle sweets, but if his dad knew about them, surely most magical people did? After all, his dad was a Pureblood. But, deciding not to judge the witch on her lack of confectionery knowledge, Theo simply nodded eagerly at her question. "They're so good! They are very sweet, though. They taste like rhubarb and custard, obviously. Oh - you don't have a hyperactivity problem do you? Because my mum said I shouldn't give them to kids who do. Because the sugar makes some kids really bouncy. I mean... I'm not allowed lots, because sugar makes me a little hyper...

"I don't think one will hurt, though." Theo added, because he didn't wish to scare the witch out of trying. "Of... what's your favourite fruit? I'll find you a fruit one that will be good?" He offered, because rhubarb and custard sweets might not be the place to start.
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:02 am

She nodded at his words but said nothing more, still trying to figure out the name of the thing that made pain go away. Mag... There'd been a body part in it. Elbow? Toe? Mageye? Mag...knee! "Mag-knee-some!" she said, slightly more excited than she meant. "That's the thing in the chocolate that helps the pain. Mag-knee-some. Aunt Sally told me the name ages ago but I can't remember it often because it's such a complicated name." It was probably the most animated she'd been the entire conversation, but when Serenity was excited, it was obvious -- not that it happened often.

Excitement, she knew, was for kids who couldn't control emotions, and so she always held back any of those feelings; it wasn't right for a Seer to display such a lack of control. Besides, they didn't have control in so many other areas, and having it wherever possible was necessary.

So, biting back any further elation at having remembered the difficult word, she straigtened her expression to a simple, small smile. "That's why chocolate helps, though. End-dolphins and mag-knee-some'."

His statement brought a nod as she kept that information away. If and when she was tired, she would no doubt use that; after all, he offered, so it would be rude to not accept it. "Thank you." It was all that needed to be said.

She took in the information he gave her. Hyperactivity? She'd never really heard of that before, but from the word itself she could fathom a guess -- that was what happened when kids got excited and didn't stop being excited, right? Did sweets really make them more excited? She would have to ask Aunt Sally or look it up in some books later on. Outwardly, she shook her head. No, as far as she knew she could control herself.

She'd had rhubarb and custard pie before, once, if she could remember correctly. Aunt Sally had brought her to a fancy shop and Serenity had taken a bite of the pie Aunt Sally had. It hadn't been her favourite but she hadn't exactly hated it. Still, to think they put that in a sweet was beyond her. To say she was a little relieved at the notion of starting with fruit (although she still couldn't comprehend why you'd put fruit into a sweet) she spent a few seconds thinking over it.

"Grapes," she said, after yet a few more seconds. "I like grapes -- the purple ones, not the green ones. I also like apples."
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:38 pm

Seeing Serenity so animated brought a smile to Theo's lips. Animated people were infectious, and the Hufflepuff was definitely enjoying her company. "Mag... OH! Magnesium?" Theo asked, not meaning to correct her, but it sounded like a word he'd heard around, even if it wasn't necessarily the same thing. Working together to get to the right answer was a good way of making friends, Theo was sure of that much.

"Grapes..." Theo replied, holding up a finger in the universal sign of 'wait a moment' before turning to his bag and rifling through it. Soon enough, he turned back to Serenity with a purple sweet, and a green sweet. Holding them out to the witch, the Hufflepuff couldn't help but smile warmly.

"The purple one is the grape flavour, and the green one is apple." He added in explanation, before pausing for a moment, closing his hand around them so she couldn't take them. "Just so you know, you need to such them, don't try to chew them, that'll hurt your teeth. They're a sweet for patient people, my mum says." Theo explained, opening his hand again so that Serenity could take one.

Theo took another sweet from his bag for himself, and popped it in his mouth, sucking on it for a few moments in thought as he watched the lake, before turning back to Serenity with a question. "Are you not allowed sweets at home?" He asked, because he really didn't understand how someone didn't know what Rhubarb and Custard sweets were.
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:19 am

"Yes!" she exclaimed at his correction. It was so nice to be talking to someone who understood her, even when she was going off on rants about vague things. "I never pronounce it correct..." She smiled at him brightly. "Magnesium. I think I can get it from now on. How do you know about... about magnesium?"

Eyeing the sweets somewhat tentatively, she was about to reach out before he closed his hand; she waited for him, wondering what was happening. Why would he offer it only to refuse her? But then he started explaining, and she nodded. That made sense. She was patient, she supposed; waiting was something she was used to, after all.

When he opened it, she looked at them carefully. Was she supposed to take one? Take both? She wasn't sure what he meant by offering two, and she decided that one would be enough. After all, she didn't want to seem greedy, and she wasn't even sure if she was allowed to have one. Aunt Sally hardly bought things for her, and what little goodies she did have were usually dark chocolate from Aunt Sally's stash. These she didn't quite mind, although the bitterness had taken some getting used to; she wouldn't say they were her favourite, though.

Deciding on grape, she took the purple sweet and unwrapped it slowly. It was slightly sticky to the touch and she put it in her mouth tentatively. The flavour was weird. It wasn't quite grapes like she ate them, but tasted almost ... fake, like someone had tried and failed to replicate what grapes tasted like. It wasn't all too bad, although she wouldn't classify it as grape -- more like a flavour of its own.

Slowly, she sucked on it, trying to adjust to the weirdness of it all. His next question made her shrug. "I'm not sure if I'm allowed or not. Aunt Sally just never buys any. She has dark chocolate for herself, and sometimes she gives me a little, but it's bitter so I can't eat a lot."
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PostSubject: Re: Peace of Mind (Theo)   Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:18 pm

Theo grinned when she told him that he'd gotten it right. Though, her question of how he knew that made Theo pause for a moment, thinking about how he did know that. Before long, though, Theo gave a small shrug of his shoulders. "I don't know... I just... know the word?" He offered, though he knew that wasn't really an answer. It just was... he didn't know how else to answer that.

Watching the witch take a sweet and give it a try, Theo noted how she hadn't said thank you. His mum would have gone mental if she'd have seen the moment, but Theo was a lot more laid back than his mum. A thank you would have been nice, but he decided not to bring that up.

Instead, he waited for her verdict, but it never came. An answer to his other question did come, though, and Theo raised an eyebrow at it. What kind of Aunt didn't shower you with sweets, and gifts, and things like that? Theo didn't understand the concept - not that he was spoilt, but because that was a norm for him. "Oh, yeah, dark chocolate's not that nice. I like white chocolate the most, to be honest." Theo said, almost as if letting her in on a secret as he told her a little bit more about himself.

Well, the safe stuff, anyway.

"How do you like the sweet?" Theo asked belatedly, hoping she had liked it, and that he hadn't just put her off of sweets forever.
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