📷 protective; acrophobe; photographer; extrovert
The last few weeks for Elio had been insane. In truth, the entire year had been, and if he thought back even further things had been strange since coming back to Hogwarts. He was no longer that young little boy who would spend all days climbing trees and throwing his friends in the lake, now he had pressures and responsibilities and people he didn't want to let down and hurt and worst of all, he felt like he'd gone backwards in his own mind. He didn't know where he was or why or how he was meant to go forward from here in an attempt to actually start figuring it all out. He knew he couldn't be the only sixteen year old in the castle feeling this way, but it was a first for him, especially given that Elio thought he'd known himself very well before even coming to the school. He was blasting a song loudly into his ears as he had been doing for most the last couple of weeks in an attempt to ignore the world going on around him. hoping it would help for him to focus on himself instead. He knew that it was likely the arts room would be empty, unless of course Alexis was hiding in there again from one of the other seventh years, but after making sure the coast was clear he knew he had the space to himself where he was just free be himself. He stood in the centre of the room, eyes looking around at all the work the other students did when they came in here, the mixture of painting and sculptures and a few photos across around the place too. He let himself close his eyes with a smile on his face. It was hard to know what to do when there were so many people around him, but right here right now he was free to do what ever he wanted. He began to move his shoulders and arms a little in time to the beat running through his mind. He was no dancer by a long shot, if Elsie ever caught him it would be incredibly embarrassing, but he was alone here and that meant he was free to look as stupid as he felt like. He knew he wasn't going to crash into anything so let himself get into the song more, dancing whatever came to mind as he tried to shake off the worries from the last few weeks especially.