Narrative Who: Theodore Nott & Guests When: May 31, 2000 Where: Nott Manor Status: In progress Rating: TBD Summary: The Party
Theo stared in the mirror, suit, check, fedora, check, smile, check. Truthfully he'd never been one for birthday parties, his own had always been quite affairs. Perhaps a few days later his father would take him out on a trip, that was his reward. But tonight was different, it wasn't about Theodore it was about the guests. Thanks to Robards he'd have Rita Skeeter pegging him as a lier, he should have guessed Robards would chicken out. But Skeeter wasn't to be the only drama of the evening, he hoped his old classmates might bring some of their prejudices along. It would make things interesting.
Fixing his cuffs he straightened his shoulders and grimaced, time to get this show on the road. The guests waited the doors closed to the ballroom and the upstairs blocked by a cord. He stepped out at the top of the stairs, waiting until the chatter quieted and eyes turned his way. "Welcome, classmates, friends, business partners and reporters, tonight I hope you will enjoy yourselves to the fullest. To your front is the ballroom, which I do believe you all know how to use. Behind me are gambling rooms and other areas to lounge and spend your time. All donations there will proceed to the lovely Renya Everett's foundation. Any questions will be addressed by one of the staff working here tonight," he paused, "Have a good time."
With that the doors swung open, the cord fell and confetti rained from the roof. Music poured out of the ballroom, hardly distracting from the vibrant decor. Movies flickered on the wall in black and white, waiters carrying drinks of all types were dressed in costume to match the themes. It would at least, Theodore hoped, be a party to remember.