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Alec Potter

Sometimes, the hustle and bustle of the castle was just too much. And even the Gryffindor Common Room, for all its lively warmth and home-y feeling, was also often a thriving scene of activity. Alec wasn't an especially loud or rambunctious child, and so sometimes he felt a little bit out of place. He was just as keen on action and adventure as his housemates -- he simply didn't feel he needed an audience for his every move, and he liked a break from the excitement from time to time. 

 

Alec had withdrawn from the Common Room without saying anything, and quietly strode through the castle's corridors. He hadn't really planned on going anywhere in particular, but his feet seemed to have a mind of their own, and before he knew it he was nearing a familiar location: the armor gallery. The Gryffindor first years had been led there on their tour, and while Alec hadn't joined in with the activity of jinxing the suits of armor, he had discovered a desire to learn to use a sword. In his mind, if one was to pick a fight with a suit of armor, that would be the more honorable way to do it.

 

He wasn't sure yet whether he was entirely serious about this intention - Alec was typically eager to do anything that sounded even mildly daring or challenging - but he was curious about the suits of armor and so he found himself entering the room once more. The door remained open behind him and he stood in the middle of the room, slowly turning to take it all in. 

Edited by Alec Potter

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Amalia Mayer

As Amalia padded her way through the intricately carved stone passageways, she wondered to herself when she was ever going to learn the layout of this place. Honestly, it was a castle - with moving staircases no less! - how was any child supposed to learn their way around in less than a year.  And yet, Amalia seemed to be the only person who was constantly lost.

 

Amalia huffed to herself as she finally started to recognize the corridor. She'd only been down this way once, when the prefects gave them a tour. This was where they practiced fighting werewolves! Well, in theory. In practice, Amalia hadn't managed to produce a successful knockback jinx. She supposed it was one more thing to practice, although it was admittedly pretty fun. She figured maybe while she was over here, she'd practice again.

 

However, it seemed someone else'd had the same idea. When she popped her head in, another person seemed to be moving in a slow circle. Amalia grinned widely - she recognized the back of that person's head! Before the boy could notice her, Amalia draped herself across the doorway and said, "Fancy meeting you here" in an exaggerated posh accent, shaken only by the hint of a giggle that threatened to surface.

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Alec Potter

Alec was lost in thought as he looked around, really taking in the Armor Gallery now that he more or less had it to himself. He was surprised to hear that he wasn't actually alone, as he'd thought. He startled at the sound of a voice from the doorway, jolting and turning quickly to identify its owner. 

 

"Amalia!" Alec greeted happily, bounding a few steps closer to her. He paused, a little awkwardly, unsure what to do. Were they friends who hugged? Should he shake her hand? What was he supposed to say? He settled for a wave. "Hi?" 

 

He was also a little hesitant. When he'd first met Amalia, he hadn't introduced his full name. To her, he'd just been Alec. But the sorting ceremony had revealed everyone's full names (to those who'd been paying attention at least) which meant she might now have figured out his. It wasn't a big deal to him that she might know now - he hadn't intentionally hidden it, the matter just hadn't come up - but he was aware that sometimes others treated him differently when they knew. Often they were suddenly too nice, but recently he'd also experienced obvious disdain from one of the Montagues. It didn't seem to matter how others reacted - just the fact that they did treat him differently when they found out was enough to discourage Alec.

 

He didn't expect Amalia to act that way, of course. But that didn't mean he wasn't just the slightest bit afraid. "It's good to see you," he ventured, feeling suddenly shy.

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Amalia Mayer

Amalia laughed a little as Alec seemed to awkwardly bounce for a moment before waving at her. This seemed like a very Alec movement.

 

"Hi!" she said, waving back, despite standing right in front of him. This was silly, she decided, and instead pulled Alec into a quick hug. Everything at Hogwarts was very exciting, but it was also a little overwhelming, and she was relieved to run into someone she knew was a good person.

 

Still, she'd realized at the sorting that Alec was maybe famous? She hadn't made the connection right away - it was only when Alec was sorted into Gryffindor and the table surrounding Amalia burst into slightly louder applause than normal that she'd made the connection. Alec must somehow be related to that war hero guy. 

 

It'd made her reconsider Alec's actions. He'd seemed surprised and a little confused by Amalia. That wasn't unusual, so Amalia had just brushed it off, but it'd made her wonder if he was used to being treated differently, and if she should be treating him differently. 

 

Still, he seemed happy to see her, so she couldn't have been that off the mark. "It's good to see you too!" she chirped. It was. "Hey, are you related to that Potter guy? Harry I think? My mum's not from Britain and she was homeschooled anyway, and my dad's a muggle, and I have the worst memory for history, so all I know is that he did important stuff in the war. Sorry if I should know more." She hoped this wasn't rude to say, but it was already out of her mouth, so there was little she could do.

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