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Old 04-17-2021, 01:32 AM   #5 (permalink)

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Hogwarts RPG Name:
Margaret (Mamie) Turov
Third Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Peggy Laplace
Games & Sports

Ministry RPG Name:
Gabriel Melo
Law Enforcement
Constant Vigilance! O_O AWAKE!

Hitting the books. That sounded majorly dull to Gabriel, but was proof that it was he and not Rafa who was in fact the cool twin. How could someone who studied that much be cool? Unlike Gabriel, who was hip with the times. He definitely wouldn't be sitting alone in his flat if his mother and brother weren't here. Well, he would, but only because he was exhausted and his best friend spent too much time with her boyfriend he wasn't jealous at all or anything. "Aren't you supposed to graduate soon?" Gabriel deflected. He might have been practicing his interrogation skills a little. It was hard to turn off the YATI stuff, especially since most of the people he knew here in London were in law enforcement. The shop talk during fun times generally couldn't be avoided.

He ignored the question about whether he'd met anyone. He had friends, all right, Rafael?

Well, at least one.

He jumped up and over the back of the couch at the knock on the door, racing to beat his mother. He pulled it open and beckoned Missa inside with a relieved grin. "Missa, hi!" he said, mildly out of breath from his parkour. "This...this is my brother, Rafael, and my mother," he said, gesturing to each of them. "Ma, Rafa, this is my friend, Missa, from work."

Juniper did not mind being ignored by her children. She'd had years of it at this point. Still, a little thank you, mum or gee, Ma, those plants look nice would have been appreciated, but a mother's work was often thankless. She was content, therefore, to keep busy puttering with the new plants and eavesdropping on her sons' conversations. Her Portuguese was nearly as good as theirs, after all.

She was surprised by the knock on the door, however. Isabella and Paul had both stayed in their respective countries, Isabella until she graduated and Paul until, well, forever, probably. So who could possibly be here?

A girl?

She was confused. Was Gabriel confused? He had never introduced a girl to them before. She stepped toward the door, smiling after just the moment of shock. "Hello, welcome to--oh, well you've probably been here before, haven't you." Hadn't she? Had this girl been here before? If Gabriel chose to introduce her to a "friend from work", did that mean he only had friends from work? Did he spend all his time working? That couldn't be healthy, with an intense and dangerous job like his. This mother had so many questions. But, she was trying to play it cool and spread them out so it wouldn't feel like an interrogation. It would definitely be an interrogation.
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