|erniemacattack (erniemacattack) wrote in attheclose,|
@ 2011-04-12 22:40:00
|Entry tags:||character: ernie macmillan|
Who: Ernie Macmillan & Neville Longbottom
What: Ernie's ready to kick some ass and take some names. DA style.
When: Tuesday, 12 April, mid-morning
Where: The grounds
Rating: I'm guessing low
Ernie hadn’t truly realized how burnt out, stressed, worried, anxious, broken, and completely close to a nervous breakdown he had been until he went home for the holidays. But his unavoidable decision (if he could even say it was a decision, he hadn’t really felt like he’d had much of a choice) to do nothing but sleep for days had ended up being exactly what he had needed to recharge and refocus.
And that refocusing had helped him in a lot of ways. It helped him realize that he couldn’t do what he had been doing anymore. He couldn’t sit back and just hope that he could protect people, because he couldn’t. He’d been straddling that fine line between being Head Boy and following the rules, and being an active member of the DA and he’d decided, once and for all, that being Head Boy didn’t matter anymore.
The DA did.
And now Ernie just wanted to do something. But he wasn’t sure what to do, or what was best. Or what might even be helpful at all. So he thought, really, that the best plan was to talk to Neville.
He’d slipped him a note at breakfast that morning, charmed to look like Muggle Studies notes if anyone looked at it but him. He hoped, very much, that he’d gotten that charm right, but it was too late to worry about it now.
It wasn’t important, and he’d said so in the note, but he’d asked Neville to come and talk to him, if he could.
So mid-morning, Ernie sat outside, under the guise of doing homework and hoping that Neville would come.