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Loren sat with his History of Magic homework done but unwilling to read anymore for the evening. He had a comic book inside his text book and was eagerly anticipating the continuing adventures of Boris, the beleaguered ministry worker.  

 

Of course he'd like to go back to his dorm and sleep but the tension between Mercutio and Desmond was such that he wouldn't go near there with a ten foot pole unless he was so unconscious he could sleep through it - and he wasn't quite that tired yet. Unfortunately for Loren he was a light sleeper and the emotional turmoil of his dorm mates was bad for the entire house.  Pro tip: do not date people you already sleep near, seriously don't do it for everyone's sake. 

 

He sighed and flipped pages faster than what was normal for someone reading in the boring text book he was hiding behind, quickly engrossed in his comic. He neglected to notice when he started making noises to accompany his reading...

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Once again Grace had left far too much of her studying for the last minute, a problem that was made more desperate by the fact that she would be sitting her Ordinary Wizarding Levels on top of end of year exams. She had built a little fortress of books around her on the library table, but it didn't matter. Nothing would have been effective to block out distractions when she was was actively hoping for a distraction. 


As luck would have it, there was a very distracting boy sitting not far from her. Even had he been perfectly still, silently reading, he would have still been the sort of boy who was worth a double take. As it was however, his rapid page turning, chuckling and occasional sound effect gave Grace more than enough of an excuse to glance his way curiously on multiple occasions. Eventually Grace gave up trying to read and gave him her fun attention.

 

Eventually Grace could no longer hold her tongue. "Wow. You sure like history," she said with a smirk. "Newt level must be a lot more interesting than what we've," she added indicating her own book. "What is it? Some sort of goblin invasion?"

 

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Loren's foot tapped along to some unidentified rhythm. The pulsating beat rocked his chair back and forth on the back two legs as he read.  When words that weren't on the page of his comic sunk into his brain the smug look on his face froze, "Uh..." Subterfuge was not the highest rank skill in Loren Keats' toolbox.

 

The front two legs set down with a heavy sound. "Well," he was torn between a slight embarrassment over being caught reading a comic and confusion at being addressed at all. Loren was affable but usually sought out others when he craved attention. Reading, no matter the level of content, was a personal time - time he was not emotionally prepared to socialize in. He quickly adjusted his internal workings to accommodate this wrinkle in his schedule.

 

"You could say that," he grinned and considered the description of the goblin-like character currently making a wreck of Boris' life in the comic as an 'invasion' not too far off. Loren carefully closed his history book so the comic was shut inside though the way the book bulged would make it obvious to anyone taking a half-decent look that there was something inside.

 

"You appear to be studying-" he cut off and his grin grew bigger as he took in the multiple stacks of books surrounding Grace, "Everything else?" His chuckle wasn't patronizing as he'd set for all of his OWLS just last year and he didn't even know if that's what she was studying for though why anyone would have that many dry books was beyond him. Loren loved to read - a trait nurtured in him by his mum, but even he had his limits... and this was a lot of boring looking books.


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The grin that quirked his lips made Grace think it wasn't truly about goblins, but for some reason he didn't let her in on the joke. He seemed a pleasant enough boy though, and certainly better than anything else her attention should have been drawn to.

 

"You appear to be studying---everything else?" 

 

Grace looked down at the legion of library books forming her barricade and had to share his chuckle.

 

"Well, I should do anyway," Grace agreed, "but that's just the problem ennit? When you have everything to do and not near enough time to do it in how do you decide? I'm supposed to sit all the O.W.L.s, but it's not possible is it? Especially when I skived off all of Divination this year and part of Arithmancy."

 

She looked at the boy, who was obviously older, and noted his general ease. He wasn't sweating his studying. She wondered if that meant he was very smart or it life was just that much nicer on the other side of O.W.L.s. Perhaps he'd only passed History of Magic and that was why at N.E.W.T. level he could afford to take it easy.

 

"Which subjects did you continue?" she asked him, suddenly curious. "Please tell me it wasn't Divination and Arithmancy."

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