Ashley had come to the lawns to take a peaceful walk here. She wanted to get away from her housemates for today. Also some of her friends who were too noisy. The girl did even take break from her homework. So the walk in the fresh air seemed like good idea even if it wasn't really the warmest outside but that didn't seem to bother the second year gryffindor really today. It was good until you did wear warmer clothes and didn't stay outside very long time.
Post by Sachiko Murata on Feb 22, 2018 18:04:27 GMT -7
Tags: Ashley Palmer Notes: Please teach me how to format like you!
Sachiko strolled through the seemingly infinite rows of magical plants. The greenhouses were her favorite places at Hogwarts, and they were blissfully deserted during lunchtime. Well, almost deserted. There was always a soul or two lingering around. Sachiko did not know what they were up to, but she also did not care. They kept mostly to themselves, and that is what mattered.
After spending a few moments closely examining the slimy rat tails of a gillyweed, she felt her stomach growl. It took her more than a few seconds to decide whether it would be worth it to face the rowdiness of the Great Hall just so that she could grab something to eat. In the end, hunger got the upper hand. After taking one more look at the grayish-green plant, she stepped outside and started making her way back towards the castle.
Ashley kept walking there and was in her own thought so the girl didn't really notice someone having same direction idea as her. So the girl accidentally walked into someone. "Oh, my merlin. I'm so sorry," she said. She decided to aplogise for what she did. This wasn't meant to happen. "Are you okay?" she asked even to be sure that she didn't do any major damage to the other girl. She just didn't want to have some enemy there now. She really didn't need them into her life really.
Sachiko was walking at an unusually fast pace towards the Great Hall, hoping to arrive before the house-elves returned all the dishes to the kitchen. She would normally be paying close attention to where she was going, but her stomach was empty, and that always made it difficult for her to focus. Soon, she was completely lost in thought.
Sachiko's feet knew the way, for she had walked this same route many times in the last few weeks. However, if they allowed her to take the necessary turns without breaking stride, they simply could not predict obstacles in her path. Thus, she was still musing over the strange gillyweed she'd examined back in the greenhouse, when she got the air knocked out of her. She let out a quiet "Oof" and tipped dangerously towards the fresh lawn, only managing to regain her balance at the last possible moment.
The young badger would normally have thrown her attacker an injured look, but Sachiko knew that she, too, was at fault here. Besides, the Gryffindor immediately offered her a long string of apologies, and seemed genuinely concerned for her well-being. "I'm okay", she said, as soon as she regained her composure.
But Sachiko only met the young lion's eyes for a split second. She was painfully aware that she did not have much time to chat, and was just about to excuse herself when her stomach let out an embarrassingly loud growl.
Ashley was a bit of bored since being in your own thoughts and not having much to do can get boring. She hoped that this girl could give to her some company there now. She seemed to be nice actually. Even if you never really know. She listened what she said there now.
"I'm glad that you're okay," she said with a small smile there now. When she heard the other girls stomach to growl she tried not laugh there now. "You're hungry?" she asked there now. "If you want I can give company there. I wouldn't mind getting something to eat too," she said with a small smile. She hoped she would be okay with the idea.
She really liked to meet new people. And this girl could easily be her friend too.
Sachiko grimaced internally at the girl's suggestion, though she managed to keep her face from mirroring her emotions. Thankfully, the young badger was quite skilled at keeping herself in check, and often worn a perfectly neutral expression.
Biting her lower lip, Sachiko frantically tried to come up with some plausible excuse as to why this Gryffindor should be prevented from joining her for a meal. She couldn't simply deny that she was angry, for her stomach had given her away. She couldn't claim to be feeling sick, or she'd be offered company to go to the Hospital Wing, instead. She couldn't even claim that she wanted to catch on some reading, for this was one of those rare occasions in which Sachiko could be seen without a book!
These awkward seconds of silence could have been an age. In the end, Sachiko admitted defeat. She expired lightly and replied with a forced little smile "Okay."
Ashley looked at the girl and wasn't sure if the girl was really okay her giving to her some comapny or not. She tried to be there friendly. Then again she didn't really have anything else to do. She smiled at her.
"Well, it's even okay if you don't want company. I'm just trying to be friendly. And I don't really have anything else to do," she said there now. She knew that some people didn't always like the company. "If you are really okay with it then let's go to Great Hall. So you're stomach can stop making noises," she said with a small smile.
Sachiko considered taking the opening that she had miraculously been given. Her ingrained politeness, however, prevented her from admitting that she'd rather eat alone. Still, she appreciated having been given a semblance of choice. It was clear that the Gryffindor girl had no will intentions, or had meant to impose. What harm could it be to share a quick meal? There were only 25 minutes left before her next class, anyway.
The young badger simply shook her head in order to indicate that she did not mind the company, and her smile grew slightly more genuine as she started walking towards the Great Hall again, this time with a lion on her tail.