Because I spend so much time in the Common Room as it is, right? Honestly, when was the last time you saw me, and not just passing through?
Too cramped in there.
You’ve been away. That’s an unfair question.
Just come and hang out for a bit, yeah? I promise I won’t make you play chess, or anything that you don’t want. It’ll be fun.
What can I say? I bring out the best in you.
Oh, that is definitely not me at my best, Hayes. But I won’t dispute that fact, nonetheless.
I tthink it’s time for a little alcohol break
Oh God, really? Back less than a week, and you’re already trying to turn me to deviancy.
Mm, you don’t? Then stop inviting me places, Michelle.
Good luck trying to force me in to anything.
Nope. I don’t. I’m not really inviting you anywhere, or forcing you. It’s just coercion, and it’s in the Common Room. You’re there anyway.
Or will you not even grace us with your presence anymore, your majesty?
Well, I’m here now and I think you have been studying a little too much.
…And what are you trying to insinuate, Miss Hayes?
In all likelihood, I am. I heard that in your fourth year a teacher took your notes and used them instead of their own, is that true?
I’m sure you’ll do exceptionally well on your exams. Of course, I’ve been studying since my fourth year began, I’m just a little apprehensive. I was sitting in Ancient Runes and the professor mentioned something I’d never heard of, which was a strange experience.
-smiles, trying to be modest but obviously failing- Well, you know. I happen to be very knowledgable on certain subjects. I like to do thorough research.
I’m sure, too, but I still have to make sure of it, you know? Ah, good. You’ll be ready. They’re a lot easier than everyone makes them out to be, so I’m sure you’ll do well. Oooh. That doesn’t sound fun. Well, you’re welcome to all of my notes, and you can ask me if you need any extra help.
That would be wonderful, I can’t imagine anyone’s notes would be as helpful as yours.
Thank you Anderson, I’m happy to be back. How has exam studying been going for you? Able to get much done in this hectic environment?
Oh, well… -smiles- You might be right about that.
I’ve been trying, of course. It’s a little difficult, but nothing I can’t handle. How about you? Are you ready for OWLS yet, or are you still trying to catch up?
I heard you’ve been holing yourself up in the library too, Chelle.
It’s a nice place. And it’s not like I’ve had anyone to hang out with, hm?
Oh, should I? I am so sorry, I had no idea.
If that’s what it takes to not have to go to…chess nights -snorts-, than I’ll be a damn princess.
-shoves his arm lightly- Get with the times, Norman. I don’t do nice anymore.
Chess nights are brilliant, what are you talking about?! I’m forcing you to come next time, princess.
Would anyone be willing to lend me their notes?
I’m actually behind in Ancient Runes, if you can believe that.
Of course I would, Gabriel. I’m almost certain I have my fifth year notes in the dorm somewhere.