Closed A Speedy Friendship

Teddy Pirrip

Devil-may-care 🧸
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Mixed Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
This wasn't a date, Teddy assured himself, but rather new friends hanging out. It had taken a bit of detective work to uncover Gemma's last name, which allowed him to send the owl inviting her to join him for hot chocolate in the kitchen, a plan they'd made during Speedy Friends. Getting the recipe and ingredients had required organisation on his part too. As he set up in the kitchen, an unusual sensation crept over him—an uncanny suspicion that he might have unintentionally arranged this meeting in a manner reminiscent of a date. It triggered a discordant feeling within him, a sense of unease. Perhaps it was the prospect of certain expectations tied to it, intertwined with his own unexplored thoughts regarding his sexuality, that made him apprehensive. Even though, clearly in his mind, this was far from a date, he couldn't help but wonder if Gemma perceived it differently because they had made the plans during an event that fell under the umbrella of "Speed Dating".

(Teddy's outfit because @Gemma Delaney will want to know)
Gemma had to admit she was rather shocked that Teddy had sent her an owl about the Hot Chocolate "date" that they had planned during the speed dating. He was the only one that really stood out to her, even though he did seem a bit younger. Maybe he was her brother's age, but Gemma hadn't really bothered to ask. She was too busy discussing important things like fashion and drilling with questions. She wondered how Teddy would be in a different setting. Would he still be worth it without a timer and the forced questions?

The Slytherin girl had spent hours in front of the mirror getting her outfit just right. She had decided to go simple, well for her. A patterned skirt and a bright green top. She also wore shoes that she rarely was able to wear at Hogwarts. It felt almost against the rules to wear such clothes when she was still in the castle, but Gemma certainly wasn't going to just wear her uniform. Not for such an event. Gemma walked slowly to the Kitchen, an area that she had never been before. The shoes weren't the most comfortable, but made her almost look average height. She still wasn't the tallest girl even after growing a bit from her first year.

Gemma paused outside the kitchen for a moment, to practice her picture perfect smile before entering. Teddy had already arrived. She walked up to him, trying to look graceful and confident as always. "Hi Teddy. I was surprised to actually get your owl." She said honestly. She wasn't sure it was the best way to greet the boy, but she had at least said hi first.
When Gemma entered the kitchen, exuding an air of confidence, Teddy felt a pang of unfamiliar nervousness. "Hi Gemma," he greeted, his voice carrying a subtle note of uncertainty. "Well, I promised you hot chocolate!" Teddy shrugged. Keeping his word was something he took pride in. Teddy had deliberately held off preparing the hot chocolate so it would be fresh. He gestured toward the ingredients laid out on the counter. "I've got everything here, I'll put the milk on the stove now."

Teddy soon learned the stove did not have a simple on off switch. He stared at the hob with a quizzical expression. "So, how have you been?" he inquired, attempting to engage in small talk as he fiddled with the dials. "Anything exciting happen after I spoke to you at Speedy Friends?" Teddy's voice held a touch of stress as he had not worked out how to turn the hob on.
Gemma was surprised that Teddy seemed so uncertain with himself. Confidence came almost naturally to her, if not in reality, it could easily be faked. She almost thought that maybe she made the boy nervous. That was adorable. She flashed him a smile as she looked over the ingredients. Honestly, she wasn't sure how to make her own hot chocolate, but the ingredients seemed to fit what she thought about in her mind. She turned to Teddy who was fiddling with the knob on the stove, trying to heat up the milk.

"I've been good. Just classes honestly. Did some work on the set for that talent show coming up. I wanted to do the costumes, but everyone seems to want to wear whatever they'd like" she mentioned. She didn't think the people would look as good as if she designed the costumes, but at least she could make the sets look nice. Gemma wasn't sure what else to add. She wasn't as social as she wanted to be, but at least working with the talent show gave her an excuse to get some creativity out.

"Anything exciting in your life happen? End up finding the love of your life at the Speed Dating?" she asked, the second question rather playfully. She wondered briefly if she should help him turn the stove on, but would give him a bit more time to figure it out. It was rather adorable to see him struggle a bit.
"Oh yeah, that talent show was great!" Teddy grinned at Gemma's playful question, his cheeks turning a faint shade of pink. "Love of my life?" He laughed "It went flat after you left, no one else came to my table!"

His attention was mostly taken up by the stove that he was struggling to get to work. He turned the knob this way and that, but nothing turned it on. With a sheepish smile, he finally admitted, "I think the stove is broken."

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