"Hellooooooooo-elloooo-elloo-ellooo-ellooo?" Addison had her hands cupped around her mouth, stood on her toes and yelled down the massive corridor that cut through the middle of Briar's giant house. She still couldn't believe it actually had an echo to it - why did anybody feel the need to live in a house that echoed? Addison wondered if anybody ever got lost inside its maze of hallways and rooms, simply disappeared for a few days before re-surfacing starved and deranged. "I bet you could sleep in a different room every night for a month."
Settling back down onto her heels, Addison tossed a chocoball into her mouth and chewed. The summer holiday was already getting off on the right foot; while there were still many questions and uncertainties the Wards held about magic, they didn't want to cut Addison off from what was clearly a large part of her life. Not only did they let her keep her magical belongings in her new bedroom, they encouraged her to stay in touch with her school friends and actually suggested she see them. It took the Becketts (specifically Elizabeth) nearly two years to be okay with Addison visiting her friends during the holidays, and even then it was only for limited amounts of structured time.
She cleared her throat of chocolate and vanilla cream filling. "Anyway, you never really told me how you and Dingus, you know, started. Did Kae introduce you two or did you sneak behind her back to get to know him? Does she know about you guys?" Addison grinned. They had all afternoon, evening and night to themselves, but she figured they might as well get the juicy stuff over with first.