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Tea With Severus; around 6 pm Friday evening [Sep. 10th, 2004|07:58 am]
In the center of the storm

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[Blaise straightens the collar on his robe one last time before heading down to the common room. Pansy and Draco are fighting, again, and no one pays him much attention as he slips out of the portrait hole and begins making his way to the Potions Master's office.

Once there he runs a hand through his hair, tries to squash down on the nervous-excited jitters that always seem to accompany these teas and knocks at what appears to be a random spot on the stone wall.]
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-10 09:13 pm (UTC)
[Blaise smiles, though it's not necessarily a happy expresion.] That's always good to hear, I don't know as how these teas would be so enjoyable without your wit and bitterness. [He nods though, face smoothing out as he acknowledges Severus' later words.] I feel rather trapped myself. Like it's hard to remember what open air feels like.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-10 09:23 pm (UTC)
[Severus sips his tea]

I suppose you would simply have to find someone else to share tea with, were I so indisposed.

[He sets his cup of tea on the small table between them and looks at Blaise. His voice is dispassionate as he continues]

If you feel trapped inside of Hogwarts, why did you return?

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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-10 09:51 pm (UTC)
[Blaise actually laughs at that, though at which part not even he is sure.] I'd start taking tea by myself, if it's all the same to you. And. Being here is a million times better than being. home. [His mouth twisting on the word.]
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-11 09:58 am (UTC)
You could always take your company in the kitchen; I hear there are students there at all hours. Albus, of course, has forbidden me to chase them away, so you would be quite safe from censure.

[He smirks] And the way you say home is the way I say Harry Potter. Is there anything in particular you'd like to share?
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-11 02:08 pm (UTC)
Ah, but it's the students I fear, not the censure.

[He pauses, looking down into his tea,] And this summer was. much like every other summer that has come before.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-12 11:47 am (UTC)
[Severus arches an eyebrow]

My condolences.
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-12 12:14 pm (UTC)
[Blaise smiles wryly,] I would offer you mine as well, but it would seem a bit redundant. I figure let it suffice to say that we survived mostly intact and leave it at that.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-12 12:22 pm (UTC)
[Severus nods]

Agreed.

[He sips his tea, a small frown line appearing between his eyebrows]


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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-12 12:24 pm (UTC)
[Blaise tilts his head a bit, watching Severus over the rim of his cup,] Anything wrong?
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-12 12:29 pm (UTC)
[Severus shrugs]

A great many things.

[He watches Blaise warily from the corner of his eye]

What are your thoughts on your housemates, thus far?
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-12 12:39 pm (UTC)
[Blaise laughs then, mouth twisting.] I think most of them are debauched, spoilt brats who wouldn't know how to make their own decisions even if they were allowed to. They don't think, they react as taught. They don't feel, because they think it a weakness or because they don't know how. And those of them that are actually worth something have been eclipsed and embittered by those who aren't.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-12 12:46 pm (UTC)
[Severus nods once, slowly]

I concur. It is a great pity.
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-12 01:02 pm (UTC)
[Blaise shrugs,] It's lonely, boring and wholly expected is what it is. And also no great loss in a number of cases.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-13 09:17 am (UTC)
I see.

[Severus looks at Blaise again]

I assume that you have friends in other houses?
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-13 12:31 pm (UTC)
[Blaise sips at his tea, shrugging again,] No, not really. There's Terry Boot, in Ravenclaw, whom Professor Spout seems fond of pairing me with, but we only tend to speak about school-related things.

[Looking into his tea,] You are the closet thing to a real friend I have, sir.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-13 12:38 pm (UTC)
[Severus smirks]

If that is the case, I must say I'm surprised. Have you made overtures to students from other houses?
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-13 01:07 pm (UTC)
[Blaise snorts indelicately,] I'm Slytherin, a seemingly close friend of Draco Malfoy's and the son of a known Death Eater. If I were inclined to make any overtures I doubt they would be well received.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-13 01:17 pm (UTC)
[Severus sips his tea]

One can always hope that one of the imbeciles in the school know the art of looking beyond appearnaces.
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-13 01:18 pm (UTC)
[Blaise smiles ruefully,] You of all people should know better than to hope for such things.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-13 01:28 pm (UTC)
[Severus shoots Blaise a glance]

True. I am becoming maudlin in my old age.
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-13 03:17 pm (UTC)
[Blaise smiles at him, hiding it in his cup,] You're not old, sir.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-13 03:48 pm (UTC)
And you, apparently, have an urge to practice deceit. I do occasionally look into the mirror.
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-13 03:55 pm (UTC)
[Blaise laughs then, something not so easily hidden behind a cup of tea.] You're biased. And I am the picture of honesty!
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-14 03:29 pm (UTC)
[Severus arches an eyebrow]

You'll forgive me if I am disinclined to believe you.
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-14 04:13 pm (UTC)
[Blaise smirks,] You're forgiven - though I don't believe you either so there.
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