Following an extremely eventful Sorting Night where he had been at the mercy of this maniacal moving castle, Linus was not eager to tempt fate. For the remainder of the week, he traveled with herds of his classmates, sometimes even with those outside his year. He wagered that Hogwarts itself had a vendetta against him, that it wanted nothing more than to lead him astray at every opportunity. He thought that traveling in numbers would minimize these chances, while likely also giving him the advantage of being the fastest runner in most groups of students on the chance he needed to escape a crumbling hallway or a living suit of armor.
But somehow he found himself in a classroom he had never seen before.
"Damnit," he echoed into the empty room, dusty chairs and tables the only thing breaking up the space.
In truth, though, Linus was somewhat glad to be lost. These new Prefect duties were keeping him up longer these nights, all while he and Altair were busy trying to set up Quidditch tryouts. It had already been the busiest first week of term that he had ever experienced, so maybe traveling off the beaten path was exactly what he needed. Stepping over to one of the chairs, he shifted his wand and with a word polished it off. Taking a seat, he pulled his bag out and reached in till he felt the hard plastic of his camera.
Holding it up to eye level, he noticed that it, too, had accumulated a little dust. It had certainly been a while since he had taken it out throughout the grounds, but he was suddenly struck by an idea.
What if I took pictures around the castle? As a way to maybe... orient myself? Keep track of things?
It had never honestly occurred to him before, and he quickly set about making sure his camera had the proper settings in place and, more importantly, that it had film. Fixing his eye on the viewing piece, he propped his elbows up on the desk for stability. Moving from corner to corner of the room, he started clicking and adjust the focus in turn, trying to ensure that it didn't need any more tuning. But as he set his sights on the door he had come through, it swung open at the very moment his finger depressed on the shutter button, capturing the surprised expression of the person who'd just entered.
"Oh, uh, hi!"