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[EN|1834/1835] David and Pippa sitting in a tree. T-A-L-K-I-N-G

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David and Philippa had been leaving the mandatory school events as soon as they could the last few times. As soon as they realised they were both people who didn’t really like the school events. In fact, they both couldn’t care less about them and knew there were way better things they could do with their time then run around doing whatever the teachers (aka, adults who forgot what it was like to be fun) thought they should do. So the last few events they’d dutifully showed their faces at every event. David was on thin ice as it was, at least, he always felt that way, no matter what the situation was, and since his nephew/stepbrother/something was school inspector, he hadn’t felt like breaking the rules in an obvious way. But as soon as there was an opening and enough chaos that it wouldn’t be noticed, they’d leave.

 

Luckily, they’d made an exception for the best of all English holidays. Halloween!

 

They hadn’t gone to Halloween at all.

 

Instead they were now in the Forbidden Forest, because people probably wouldn’t come looking for them there. It was a big place and it was dark and scary and all that stuff. It was also Halloween, so there’d probably be extra things to look out for. Going here tonight was actually kind of stupid, but maybe “kind of stupid” was exactly what he needed. Truthfully, he was bored. The Silvershores were pretty bad people, but they were decent to the outside world. Very, very decent. And David didn’t like being very, very decent. He’d spent his entire life living with people who were the opposite. He needed excitement.

 

So what were these two adventurous kids doing at this time of night in the Forbidden Forest? Fighting werewolves? Trying to turn themselves into vampires? No, actually they were just kind of hanging around, talking and trying to climb the trees. They were teenagers. Of course this is what they would be doing for fun. David had clamped his lumos lit wand between his teeth and was trying to make himself comfortable in the branches of a particularly tall tree. ”Do you think it’s true that there’s a werewolf pack in the Forbidden Forest?” He asked Pippa. ”If so, we should try to find them. I mean, they’d be feral, right? Could be interesting.”

 

OOC:
Privé~

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Pippa, too, was always bored. It came with the life style, she assumed, having to be decent when you were really, really not. She wasn’t that up to date with what the Silvershores wanted, Philippa didn’t care about other families and she only listened to what David told her, which wasn’t a lot because he didn’t really care either, but she knew the type. Her family was exactly the same type. Interesting behind doors, terribly boring to the outside.

 

But David knew, David understood and that’s why Pippa knew she and David were soulmates. She didn’t mean soulmates like in a romantic book or play, with sweet little nothings and kisses every five pages, she meant… well, she meant what she meant. She and David were exactly the same, that’s what she meant.

 

”Hm, I don’t think so,” Pippa said, with a shrug. ”They keep saying the forest is forbidden, but they know no one listens, so they probably wouldn’t let a pack of feral werewolves in the forest.” No, that would have been too interesting for those boring teachers. ”Maybe deeper in the mountains, but with wards to alert the school if anyone crosses them.” Pippa yawned protestingly.

 

”No, probably the most interesting thing lurking in the forest are the centaurs.” Boring.

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Ugh, Pippa was right. They were never going to let something interesting run around in the Forbidden Forest. Students went in all the time and no one ever disappeared. Not that David would wish that on them, but it was a sign that the Forbidden Forest wasn’t necessarily Forbidden because it was so incredibly dangerous. ”Maybe deeper in the forest, though.” David answered. ”The forest is big. I bet it would take days to check it all out and if we tried that, they’d find out we were missing way before we could find anything fun.” Life wasn’t fair on teenagers. All they wanted was to have a little fun. Who cares that it was potentially life threatening? David didn’t.

 

He gave up on his futile attempt at making himself comfortable in a tree, because why did he ever think that was possible, and jumped down. ”It would be amazing, though.” He decided, grinning at Pippa. She was right. They were soulmates. Not in a romantic sense, because that didn’t mean anything. It was more than that. They understood each other and they knew each other more than anyone. Sure, Felicia was incredibly important to him and always would be, but she was his sister. Philippa was his soulmate. It was different.

 

”If we could figure out a way no one would notice we were gone, we could spend nights here and figure out why it’s so forbidden and horrible.” He wanted to know what all the fuss was about. It was repeated every year. ‘Don’t go into the Forbidden Forest.’ But why? Why couldn’t they? Why was it dangerous? Was it really just purely to keep them at Hogwarts? To make sure they wouldn’t leave? Because that was stupid. That would be treating Hogwarts like a prison and it wasn’t. It was a school and it was boring, yes, but it was still a castle with comfortable beds and enough food to last a year. People weren’t going to run away at the first sign of boredom. And if they really wanted to, they’d just find a way around the Forbidden Forest.

 

”Eric would have to leave first, though.” He continued. Because Eric would notice if he disappeared all of a sudden. He sighed and looked around. What could he do now?

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Life wasn’t far indeed. There was a whole world out there to explore and instead, she and David were stuck at this horribly boring school, not even capable of trekking into the forest whenever they wanted. Philippa pouted, to the night sky and the castle in the distance, because life was just so unfair.

 

”It wouldn’t just be a matter of him leaving,” Pippa pointed out, even though she hated it. ”The teachers would still send messages to my parents and your…” What did she call Thomas Silvershore? She wrinkled her nose for a second, before deciding on ”Family.” They were so horrible, his family. Even more than hers, because hers didn’t care as long as she didn’t murder anyone in public. Sure, it was encouraged to seem so nice and sweet as possible, but they wouldn’t be too upset if she spent a week in the forest.

 

The Silvershores, however…

 

”But I would have loved to find out,” Pippa sighed, leaning back against the tree trunk. ”If we just had a week, we could cover so much ground…” She didn’t even mind sleeping in the forest. In public, she fussed over her dresses and her shoes and her hair, but trading that all in for excitement was something she wouldn’t think about twice. ”Maybe we could convince one of the teachers to give us permission… A Johnson.” But they would probably want to come along and drag the entire school with them too.

 

”This place is horrible,” Pippa complained.

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She was right. This place was horrible. But she was also right in assuming that a Johnson would give them permission. David thought about it. They could pull it off. His “family” wouldn’t be able to say anything about it, because they had permission and that meant it was a school project. ”You’re right, we should ask a Johnson.” He said. ”Think about it, if we just ask him to do it as a school project or something. Something to do with spells? Maybe we can tell them we want to investigate the magic in the Forbidden Forest.” He bit his lip and tried to look through the branches, up at the stars for a moment. ”I mean if we’re vague enough...” He continued. ”We don’t even have to worry about Johnson suddenly growing a sense of responsibility. We could get them to agree without even knowing what they’re agreeing to and no one could say anything about it. And if we make up some reason why it’s important that it’s just us...”

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David was right, it wasn't entirely impossible. There were two Johnsons, both as insane and irresponsible as the next one. Tristan Johnson could be lured with anything remotely related to spells and June Johnson could be lured with anything remotely related to muggles. And perhaps you could even tell them you just felt like it and they'd still approve of it, because the Johnsons were about the least responsible people on the planet.

 

Pippa almost liked them.

 

Almost. They were much too optimistic for her taste. Like two massive puppies when you liked cats. They were adorable, sure, but you were happy when you could go back to being ignored by your favourite cat.

 

"Perhaps we can say that we want to survive on our own," Pippa suggested. "Just the two of us and that we want to see if that's possible? How far we can take care of one another?" The Johnsons were basically pack animals, they would understand. She hoped. "And we can also say we want to camp muggle style, but then the female might take our wands."

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”Ugh, yeah, I’m not giving up my wand.” David said, clear distaste in his voice. He’d grown up a wizard and had never even been in contact with muggles. The whole concept seemed strange and sad to him, having to live without magic. When he’d finally gotten his wand on his eleventh birthday, he had never parted with it. And he never would. Maybe it was a bad thing that he didn’t quite know how to survive without a wand, but why would he? He was a wizard. If he ever didn’t have a wand, he could just steal one. Sure, ownership, blablabla, but he could just try stealing them until one of them worked, right? That seemed a lot easier than learning how to make fire without a wand.

 

”Let’s not go to the female one, then. Let’s just try asking the male.” He said, thinking about it a bit. If they could pull it off, it would be amazing. A whole week without the Silvershores, without the teachers, without any adults who could be trying to tell them what they were supposed to do. ”I’m sure he’d say yes. We’d probably have to give some kind of report or something, but we can just make that up, right? And we can ask the house elves for food for the week. It’s not like they’re going to say no and we don’t have to tell Johnson about it, so he can keep thinking we’re doing it for survival.”

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This was perfect. Pippa brightly grinned at David and shifted so she was a little more comfortable in the trees. She had preferred staying inside, but that wasn't as much as a statement as going outside was. "Yes. This'll be wonderful." Just a week with her and David, no one else around… no nagging family members, not having to look at Daniella being worshipped by this boring students…

 

Perfect.

 

"Do you think Halloween's finished yet?" Not that they were cold out here, they were magic and knew some nice heating spells, but Pippa just really liked empty hallways. "I wonder what stupid event they'll have thought of."

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David shrugged. ”Probably something dangerous.” He answered. ”But not the fun kind of dangerous, you know? The boring kind of dangerous.” The kind of dangerous only teachers could think of. Regular things that went wrong and only made things inconvenient. He had thought it was interesting when he was in his first year, because he had never known anything more dangerous than whatever happened at the Hogwarts events. But he knew better now. He could see that whatever the teachers cooked up was boring. Everything they did was boring. Everything. ”Maybe a bat infestation or something. Have we had one of those yet?”

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"I don't think so…" Pippa said. Normally she would've hated talking about this, or frankly, she would've hated talking to anyone about something 'normal', but with David… it was just all okay. Because David was interesting. Even when talking about something boring. "The boring kind of dangerous where you're not allowed to do anything," Pippa smiled to him.

 

"But yeah, no bat infestations yet, I think. So it'll probably be that. Or maybe they're doing a tour of the dungeons and everyone's getting lost." There were still miles of dungeons that no one seemed to have explored, Pippa thought.

 

Maybe that's what she and David could do next. When they were bored with the forest.

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Yeah, she knew what he was talking about. The boring kind of dangerous. The one where the teachers got panicked and sent them to their common rooms, even though there was no actual danger to be seen. Maybe someone would get a broken arm or something. At best. Not that he’d wish a broken arm on anyone, because that hurt, but it wasn’t danger if something happened that could happen anywhere. Someone could fall of a chair wrong and break their arm. There wasn’t anything interesting about that.

 

The dungeons though... He hardly went there. There was nothing there for him. The kitchens, maybe, but there was always enough food around. Apart from that there were two common rooms, but he didn’t really know or care about anyone there. And there were classes. He went there, because the Silvershores probably wouldn’t like it if he didn’t, but that was about it. Actually, he wasn’t even sure if they’d mind. It wasn’t like they were giving him mountains of attention, but hey, it was best not to anger them anyway. For now.

 

”They wouldn’t even go to the interesting parts.” He complained, looking up at the few stars he could see through the treetops. ”I bet there’s so much to see down there. This castle is ancient and it’s probably called the dungeons for some reason. I bet they used it to imprison people.” Maybe there was a torture chamber down there. Or maybe the skeletons of people who were left there. ”There could be old curses.” He thought out loud. ”Forgotten rooms. What do you think?”

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Did she really needed more proof that she and David were perfect for each other? Probably, because it always felt nice. That little skip her heart made, that flutter in her stomach, that overwhelming feeling to kiss him, but she almost never did. Because Pippa didn't want to seem clingy. She didn't want him to have the idea that she was needy, because she wanted him to think she was cool. The kind of cool that would drink a beer with you, discuss some murders, eat a burger and still would be as thin and as pretty as the day you met her. That would swallow anything without complaining.

 

"We should go there," she said, with a wicked smile. "When we have the time. Explore the dungeons, find the interesting parts." Because they had to be there, right? There was no way that they had found and removed everything that made the castle interesting. "We could go now…" Halloween would probably be over and the dungeons would be as good as empty. "I don't need sleep."

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They could go now. Of course they could go now! If halloween was over then this would be the perfect time to go. Everyone would be either too tired to pay attention or busy cleaning up whatever the hell went wrong this year. Nobody would be paying attention to them. It was perfect. He grinned at Pippa. He hadn't been so sure about her when they'd first met, but now that he knew her well enough he could see how incredibly smart she was. Her ideas were the best. They were always exactly what he needed. Like she knew what he was thinking. "Let's go." He said, climbing down from his spot and waiting until she went with him. "I bet we can find something interesting before dawn."

 

OOC:
Done!

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