Post by Escade on Jan 25, 2018 23:20:45 GMT -5
The four of them stood in a little partially concealed gazebo with white rose trellises veiling them like sweetly scented clouds.
Sofie smiled at the Slytherin boy, Kevin, who just introduced himself. "I recognize you! You're the Slytherin Chaser! My boyfriend Jack is on the Hufflepuff Team and said you're a good sport!"
"You didn't tell me that," Lara said, teasing Kevin.
"Well you didn't give me a chance to say much," Kevin replied good-naturedly.
"Before we get rolled up in Quidditch talk, I just wanted to let you guys know that there's two boys over there by the periwinkle roses whispering about us," Harmony interrupted.
Everyone turned to look at where Harmony pointed.
"Don't be so obvious," she giggled.
Kevin looked over. "Oh that's Edmund and Lucas, from my House."
Sofie looked over and noticed the tinglyness between the two boys. "Don't worry, Harmony, I think they aren't spying or trying to cause trouble. In fact, I think they look absolutely cute together."
"Are they cool?" Lara asked Kevin. While the rivalry between Houses was much more positive and productive now then it had been in historical times, there were always a few people in Gryffindor or Slytherin who took things a bit too seriously.
He nodded, "They're both good guys, no trouble there."
Sofie called over, "Come over if you want, the more the merrier!"
Lara stomped her foot theatrically, patience wasn't her strong suit. "Isn't Jack procuring something for us," she said to Sofie. And was your guy able to get the last item we wanted to try out?" she asked Harmony. Just in case incandescent euphoria did not wear off after an hour or so they wanted to be prepared for all the things they had planned.
Harmony shrugged her shoulders. "Hey, I just me the guy recently and don't know him well." She seemed a little downcast since she had broken up with her previous boyfriend only a week before the dance.
The girls looked at each other. Impromptu girl huggle happened until Harmony laughed and said, "Stop squeezing me so hard my dress seams are going to split."
"So am I drinking something?" Kevin ventured.
"Yes, in a moment, we've all been working on this elixir for months now," Lara explained. "It's not technically illegal, I double-checked and nor is it like actually dangerous. Once it takes effect, in about 10 minutes, we're going to experience incandescent euphoria."
As if on cue, Jack showed up with a slim wrapped up bag. "So I'm here and ready to try this." Then noticing the white roses he reached over and plucked one and then placed it in Sofie's hair. Sofie blushed.
Harmony made a face at Lara and said, "So we're waiting on one more. Until then let's have Kevin take a sip and tell us how he feels before we start transfiguring!"
"Transfiguring?" Kevin asked.
"Oh yeah, once for the lit part of the Yule Ball and then for the afterparty," Lara blurted out. "We were given an invite by the merfolk to visit their underwater city."
Harmony sighed. "Lara...." The merfolk had extended a very special and exclusive invitation to them since the friends had worked on a merpeople project for class months ago.
"That's fascinating," Kevin said. "We don't really hear or think about the merpeople but one of the gates to their cities is right here at Hogwarts, isn't it? Under the lake."
"Yes, now take a sip," Jack said encouragingly to Kevin. He then gave the merfolk combs to Sofie who placed them in her dress pocket. One for each of them in gold and silver pearls.
Kevin took a sip. Then Lara grabbed the beautiful bottle and took a sip.
"So many tastes, " Kevin said.
Lara took a deep breath. "Like oranges, and sunshine and music."
Everyone waited, anticipating what would happen next.
A mysterious voice called out, "Where are you Harmony?"