WHO: Daphne Greengrass & Blaise Zabini. WHAT: Blaise requested Daphne present while he makes a very important purchase. WHERE: Zabini Manor → Knockturn Alley. WHEN: Early this afternoon. RATING/STATUS: PG-13 - more than likely, will change if necessary / Open to Blaise Zabini.
That's what Blaise called it when he requested her over. How could a woman ever deny an offer to go shopping, even if Daphne had everything she could ever want in the world within her possession, she was bound to find more. Besides, if there was one person she could rely on to spoil her rotten, it was Blaise Zabini. Her best friend since childhood, he was the one person - aside from her sister - that she could rely on to not disappoint her. Of course, there were exceptions, but unlike most people who disappointed her in the past, Daphne was a little more forgiving towards him. That's why she didn't have to be asked twice to go on a shopping day with him. Slipping into a pair of black stilettos, Daphne made her way to the door, only to pause and check herself in the mirror. Running her fingers down the front of her black pencil skirt, she smoothed it over her body. Daphne was dressed rather modestly, then again, she wasn't known for dressing scandalously. Her mother raised her to be a socialite, with all the social graces and expectations of a woman of high society and class. Once satisfied with her appearance, Daphne plucked up her wand, and slipped it into a hidden pocket on the skirt and turned on her heels and disappeared from the foyer.
A loud crack announced her presence within the Zabini Manor, startling a house elf who was dusting on one of the window ledges. The creature went toppling down from its perch with a loud shriek. Sighing in frustration, Daphne turned her head away from the elf as she glanced around the foyer. "Tell Mister Zabini that I have arrived. I'll be waiting in the drawing room." Clearing her throat, she waved a hand to dismiss the creature. She could hear it grumbling and muttering under it's breath as it skittered off into the house. Sneering slightly, Daphne couldn't stand elves. They were such vile creatures to have around the home and their subservient nature infuriated her more than made her happy. She hated them around her home as she grew up, the way they doted on her and attempted to make her comfortable and happy with their overwhelming and obtrusive nature. The moment she inherited her parents home in England, she made sure she got rid of the elves inhabiting the home. She didn't want them running around calling her "mistress", and bending to her every want and need. Of course, Daphne wasn't the type to clean and keep a house, either, so instead she hired human servants. Mostly squibs and lower class wizards who Daphne saw herself as higher in class and nature. It was definitely an improvement from the elves, and she didn't feel so disgusted having servants cook for her than to have elves cook for her.
Heels echoed through the front hall and into the drawing room, pacing across the room, she moved to the window and glanced out over the grounds. This all could have been hers if Blaise had asked Daphne. The grounds lacked any animals, and was pristine in its upkeep. Instead of dogs and cats and other animals running around the grounds, there was the occasional bird that dotted the sky but that was it. Placing her hands on the flare of her hips, she tilted her head slightly to try and look past a tree and further out over the expansive grounds. Daphne knew Zabini Manor inside and out, she knew this house was practically hers. Blaise told her on numerous occasions that she was always welcomed at his home. Blue eyes searched the grounds, following one of the paths with her gaze. The last time she came by they were meeting on rather hostile grounds. This time felt different than that time. She felt much more at ease and calm. She didn't have the stress of Blaise being upset weighing heavy on her mind. This was just going to be a simple outing, right? Nothing more than two best friends heading out to Diagon Alley to shop and spend time together.