|Lily Potter (doed) wrote in the_recruitment,
@ 2012-03-14 01:06:00
|! 03/1977, ! complete, ! thread, char: lily evans, char: regulus black
Who: Lily & Regulus
What: Studying conversation
When: Wednesday morning
Where: The Library
The week certainly hadn't started the way Lily had hoped. The trial had not been very long, but it definitely had not gone the way she had been expecting. Or perhaps she had? It was a vain hope to believe the council would actually convict Bellatrix Black and Rodolphus Lestrange (who didn't even bother to show up) and Lily had wanted to leave the Ministry as soon as the verdict was read. She could not bring herself to even look at Bellatrix, knowing she would just fly across the room to wipe that stupid smirk off her face.
She had kept to herself the past few days, only leaving her dormitory to attend class. She would head straight back to her room afterwards, not wanting to have any interactions with the other students. There was enough gossip going on through the journals and she had tried to ignore as much of it as she could. But it was hard to escape every day and that morning she had found herself woken early, before her alarm could sound for breakfast. She silently turned it off so as not to wake her roommates and slipped out of bed, changing into her clothes. She had a days worth of homework to catch up on and figured the library wouldn't be too crowded. She didn't want to start in the common room to be found by others who would want to chat or cheer her up. She appreciated what her friends were trying to do, but it just didn't feel right. She knew justice hadn't been dealt with accordingly and she felt robbed.
She slipped out of the common room easily enough and made her way to the library, her bag over her shoulder and books hugged to her chest. No one else was out, save for the occasional ghost, but she paid them no mind. She tried to think what she wanted to work on first, her Potions or Transfiguration. Professor Slughorn would definitely be a little more understanding if she was a little lax in her essay, but it would certainly come easier than the Transfiguration for Lily. She found a table in the corner, in case someone else did come in wanting to do more than just study. She yawned and stretched in her chair, setting her books across the table from herself. If she could just keep focus she would be able to finish at least one before the rest of the castle woke up.
She opened her Potions book and looked over the topic of the essay. Calming Draughts. She almost laughed at it, thinking how she could have used one for the moment. That was a simple topic and she set about scratching out her paper, her head only coming up every now and then to reference something in her book that she didn't notice anyone entering the library.