|Hestia V. Jones (healer_jones) wrote in strugglewithin,|
@ 2009-01-13 19:55:00
|Entry tags:||*complete, cho chang, hestia jones, october 1997, xavier selwyn|
RP: There's nothing wrong
Date: October 13 1997, Evening
Characters: Hestia Jones, Cho Chang, Xavier Selwyn, Open (Ping to join!)
Location: The Leaky Cauldron
Summary: Hestia's had a rough weekend.
Hestia had been mulling over the issue since she'd gotten involved with Viktor. She wasn't high profile within the Order the way that Remus or any of the Weasleys were, but Hestia knew that sooner or later she'd do something that called suspicious attention to herself. That meant that whoever she was involved with would become a part of the mess Hestia was trying to work out. And that was dangerous. She knew, better than anybody else, that she never functioned well in serious relationships, but she'd been completely unable to resist Viktor. He was too attractive, too charming, and too understanding for his own good, and Hestia had crumbled.
She had actually liked him, she liked spending time with him, unlike most of the men she dated, but Hestia liked him too much to drag him deeper into the politics and conflicts of the country. She blamed herself for his problems with the Ministry, and she wouldn't let Viktor get into trouble if she could help it. So, finally pushing her selfishness and emotions out of the way, she let him go. And now she was miserable. Hestia knew that it was the right thing to do, but she still didn't feel good about her decision.
Work had been enough of a distraction to keep her mind off of her suddenly empty and lonely personal life, but having just finished a long shift at St. Mungo's, Hestia turned to The Leaky to fill her free time. Hestia had the next day off from the hospital, and she was sure she'd feel better once she wasn't able to think quite so clearly.