|Xavier Selwyn (xavierselwyn) wrote in strugglewithin,|
@ 2008-12-22 19:48:00
|Entry tags:||*complete, adrian pucey, september 1997, xavier selwyn|
Date: 22 September 1997
Characters: Adrian Pucey, Xavier Selwyn
Location: Magnolia's - corner of Knockturn Alley and Diagon Alley
Summary: Xavier sees a likely young lad, ripe for a new focus in his life.
Magnolia's was owned and run by a witch of the same name from across the Pond - New Orleans, to be exact - who had a penchant for putting the namesake flower on all the drinkware. Xavier guessed they didn't have much problem with glasses finding their way into patron's pockets and purses.
Regardless, they also had the finest casked firewhiskey in the city, which was why it was so popular. Well, that and rumor had it that there was very little that Magnolia's couldn't provide - for a price, of course. It helped that there was a door leading to Diagon, for those who were trying to look above-board (and perhaps those who really were, if there were any such left), and one leading to Knockturn, for everyone else.
Xavier used the Diagon entrance today, going up to the polished bar top that only hinted at what it'd seen over the years. From personal experience, Xavier knew it'd been through quite a lot, though a gentleman never kissed and told.
Ordering a glass of firewhiskey, he watched the room through the mirror hung expressly for that purpose. No one liked to have their back exposed.