Closed Testing the Waters

Ethan Alexander

weirdo 👻 it could be worse
 
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OOC First Name
Kadi
Age
02/2045 (10)
Ethan would never admit it to anyone but when he first heard that the seasons in the southern hemisphere were opposite than in the north, he thought it was a joke. But when he arrived in New Zealand after finishing up his school year, he had expected to have a summer break but instead was greeted by winter. His mom had said his relocation was only temporary and that her old friend Ernie would be watching out for him while she got some things in order. He still didn't understand why he needed to be sent away for that but all his questions had only made her more upset so he had given up. The move was hard but the whole "magic is real" had been an even bigger shock. Ethan loved everything supernatural, ghost stories and monster movies were some of his favorite things, so the fact that his mom was a witch this whole time was a bit hard to swallow. It did mean that he was magical though which was pretty cool.

He paused his routine walk around Obsidian Harbour in front of the wand shop. He had been coming with Ernie to the shop most days so far and eventually he would find himself wandering the streets trying to get his bearings. He peered inside the front window to get a good look at what was going on inside. It was full of kids slightly older than him who he assumed were getting their wands. Ernie had explained that he would be getting his next year before starting at Hogwarts, but Ethan wasn't so sure about that. His mom would come for him way before then.
 

Blanche Broomhead

younger twin 🎨 abandoned 🧹 broomhead heiress 🧹
 
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OOC First Name
Rowan
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Too Young to Care
Age
9/2044 (10)
Blanche didn't want to think about what this next year was going to be like. It seemed like the height of unfairness, that Silas would go to school an entire year ahead of her, when the age difference between them was a matter of minutes. Being twins with different birthdays had always been fun, just a silly coincidence they could joke about. But now it was real, very real, and with horrible consequences. Silas was out shopping for his school supplies, and Blanche couldn't bring herself to follow along. As far as she was concerned she ought to be shopping alongside him, buying her own robes and wand at the same time. But here she was, looking vaguely in shop windows and trying to pretend she wasn't devastated.

She wandered a bit while Silas was being fitted for robes, glancing in the window of the wand shop. That was the biggest slap in the face. Silas would be learning spells, would have his own wand and know magic, so much more magic than her, forever. Her brow crinkled with frustration as she stared in, taking a moment to even realise she wasn't the only one. Glancing at the other boy looking in the window, she hesitated a moment before speaking. "If you wanna get a wand you'll have to queue up." She said glumly, giving him a bitter look. As far as Blanche was concerned, anyone getting their wand already was her enemy.
 

Ethan Alexander

weirdo 👻 it could be worse
 
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3
OOC First Name
Kadi
Age
02/2045 (10)
Ethan squinted and stuck his face even farther towards the glass. Was that tape measure floating? He had been so wrapped up in his observation that he hardly noticed he wasn't alone. He jumped when they spoke and he ended up smacking his forehead on the glass window. "Ow." he groaned and rubbed the heel of his palm against his face as he turned to look at the girl standing next to him. "What?" he said, confused and disoriented. But a second later he figured out what she was talking about. "Oh no. I'm not here for a wand. I was just looking." he said. "I don't turn eleven until February." he explained and gestured for her to go inside ahead of him if she was worried about a line.
 

Blanche Broomhead

younger twin 🎨 abandoned 🧹 broomhead heiress 🧹
 
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3
OOC First Name
Rowan
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Age
9/2044 (10)
Blanche couldn't help a small snort of laughter when the boy bumped his head, cheering her up slightly from her funk. She was surprised when the boy explained, studying his face in a new light. "Oh..." She said slowly, hesitating. She didn't want to admit to her own plight, but it would be nice to have a friend in her own year so far ahead of time, if she had to be abandoned like this. "We're gonna be classmates then, I guess." Blanche explained, sticking her hands in her pockets awkwardly. "My brother's going this year." She didn't explain the whole twin thing, didn't quite have that in her yet. This was explanation enough.
 

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