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Old 06-22-2021, 08:28 PM
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Welcome to Cosy Corner!

A quaint restaurant situated in the centre of London, decorated with twinkling lights and tranquil music, welcomes you to this exciting event.

For one night only, this Valentine's Day, Cosy Corner is hosting a matchmaking evening, for all of you singletons to start mingling! Of course, if you and your significant other are just looking for an excuse to have a date night, then you are also welcome to dine under a candlelit ceiling.

Once inside, you will be blown away by the amount of detail of hundreds of floating candles and fairy lights. Plants, flowers in every crevice, and a divine aroma of delicious bites to eat. The restaurant has an area cleared for dancing, and stools at the bar, for all of your Firewhiskey needs. The seating area is covered in soft cushions of every size and floooofiness.

Come on in, and get your socialising shoes on!


OOC: This is an OPEN RP, however for adult SSRPG characters only. As IC Valentine's Day is fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to invite single characters to meet new people, as well as a section of cushions dedicated to already established lovebirds wanting to celebrate Valentine's.

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If it weren’t for his mum nagging him to be here today, I can assure you that Theodore Kinsley would be anywhere but, right now. He just hoped there’d be people his age, and not full of twenty-somethings who hadn’t the faintest idea of heartache.


Yes, this bearded man was clearly a barrel of laughs.

Usually, Valentine’s Day was a complete snore fest to this 37 year old, even in past relationships he didn’t really fancy the idea of it, but he wanted to have a clear and open mind to it this time. He wouldn’t attract anyone if he had the attitude of an old fogey. With his hair (and beard) trimmed and styled to perfection, Theodore arrived at the Cosy Corner, taking a moment to glimpse at the pretty lights and little decorations. The place had clearly gone all out for the occasion, but he still hoped there’d be a place for him to hide off in.

Once inside, the man lingered by the bar and ordered himself a firewhiskey and perched on a stool. He kept his eyes forward and decided he wasn’t going to look at anyone entering after him.
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Honestly Penelope wasn’t sure why she was here. She didn’t care much for matchmaking and blind dates; it just wasn’t how she normally formed meaningful connections. She certainly wasn’t after flings based on physical attraction alone. Perhaps it was that at 32 there was more pressure to settle down and fewer opportunities to meet new people. One way or the other the spell researcher had somehow found herself here on Valentine’s Day, single and not-so-sure if she really wanted to mingle. The decorations in this place were beautiful. It came as a relief that the restaurant wasn’t too crowded yet, but that also left her in a rather awkward position of not knowing what she was supposed to do. Penelope glanced over at the man at the bar. Would it be weird if she tried to talk to him? What if he wanted to be left alone? Maybe she should just hide in a random corner. No, that would look weird to anyone else who came in. Penelope took a seat at the bar a few seats away from the man, leaving a good amount of distance between them. ”Hello. Are you here for the Valentine’s thing too?” Wow, this felt awkward.
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Yassi always enjoyed time spent with family. Her brother and his wife were nothing short of wonderful hosts; they possessed such hospitable exuberance, and the depth of Rod's heart knew nothing but uninhibited kindness. It was for this reason that Yassi felt such great shame when comparing her own circumstances to his. It was only when she felt at her lowest, that the loneliness tempted such noxious thoughts.

But in the end it was her dearest Paria who had convinced Yasmin to take part in the event tonight. And while her sister possessed only the best of intentions, Yassi was still uncertain as she entered the restaurant, noting that it was still quite empty. Without giving way to her uncharacteristic skepticism, she approached the bar, where two others (Theo and Penelope) were sitting and conversing. She offered them both a warm smile, immediately sensing familiarity, before turning to order a cup of tea for herself. "Earl grey, if you have it," she paused only to reach into her purse for the container of cardamom she kept on hand.

Upon receiving her cup of chai, she quickly mixed in some of the spice, before naturally gravitating towards the beautiful, potted plants in the corner. Perhaps she would feel more comfortable in joining their conversation once the tea warmed her up.
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Anyone who knew Valerie and witnessed her willingly walk through the doors would be wondering if dementors had suddenly learned how to smile. Her jaded perspective of Valentine's Day aside, the former Wampus was not one for social gatherings that involved no one she knew, though she may be hoping to see some specific faces. Someone insufferable had once told her that she would look amazing in a red coat, so that was precisely what she wore on this day. She hated it. She hated that the stark contrast of red complimented her pale features and seemed to brighten her usually gloomy disposition.

Or perhaps it was all a reflection of her being more content with her position in life. She did, at least, finally have a stable job that was not something she dreaded waking up to every morning - the humidity of the shop aside.

More than anything, however, was her desire to break out of the monotony that had become her social circles. Nothing specifically against the, maybe, three friends she had...but Valerie felt a plateau forming in her essence and it was unsettling for a girl who had been nothing but ambitious her entire life. She was not particularly looking for anything, but if on the off chance someone here (preferably someone older as the lack of maturity around her on the daily was beginning to drive her insane) who could tolerate her and perhaps even provide some indulgence...then she would not protest.

Making her way towards the bar first, though she did offer the woman over by the plants a bit of a scrutinizing gaze to start, Valerie ordered herself a fire whiskey and opted not to sit just yet but rather leaned against the counter. Her pale violet-grey eyes shifted to the man and then lazily over to the woman nearby, but soon resettled back on the man. Though the smell of warm spices was distracting and her senses concluded it was coming from the woman she had passed earlier, the one admiring the pink Bromeliad Aechmea and surrounding succulents. "It would beg the question that all who step into this establishment are indeed here for this...event," she answered the woman's question coolly before taking a sip from her fire whiskey, her eyes dancing dangerously over the rim of her glass between the others and back to the man.

Most of the men she knew were seemingly incapable of growing facial hair, boys in essence, so she was unapologetically staring at it.
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What Oliver was doing here, Merlin only knew. Except he'd somehow been coerced into attending a Valentine's Day event. Perhaps being one of the eldest Roses left unattached had his grandmother and cousins and basically everyone in his life pressuring him to find a committed relationship. He had commitment .... he had one long-term relationship basically since his school days for almost a decade and now pushing forty in like two months it was time to move on from that. It'd been a good ten years since they'd gone separate ways and why couldn't he seem to find anyone? Other than the fact that he had poured his heart and soul into work as a coping mechanism.

He refrained from rolling his eyes at the quaint restaurant where he was told this event would be. So cheesy - all of it. Thought he did have to admit he liked the snark that one girl in the red coat seemed to dish out.





Why was Louise Hamilton here? Because apparently being thirty years old meant she was expected to have certain milestones. It wasn't as if she wasn't living her life. The former Thunderbird had lived in two countries and numerous locales within those countries, worked many different jobs since graduation and had settled comfortably into consulate work at the Ministry. So what she didn't have a beau? She didn't have kids? Did that really define her as successful? Some might think it would and she definitely felt pangs of jealousy anytime Arabella's offspring looked up at her with their puppy eyes and hugged her in that way only a child could.

Was she expecting much from an event held on the commercialized holiday that Valentine's Day had become? Absolutely not. But she was here and so apparently was another former IMPS champion whom Louise recognized almost immediately. Well that just might make this event bearable. "Valerie, good evening. You look well." She noted of the Wampus.
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It hadn’t been anyone’s doing that had led to Sky having chosen to see what the matchmaking event was all about. He wasn’t lonely, nor did he particularly have any difficulty meeting women. One didn’t work in the music industry, especially specializing in A&R, and live under a rock. Granted, it was entirely possible his parents wished he’d find a relationship, beget another grandchild or two for them, but they didn’t push. Last time it had come up in conversation, actually more with his brother Eli rather than their parents, the conclusion had been that he’d find someone when the time was right.

Not that he even knew whether or not the time was right. Checking the event out just had seemed more intriguing than a meal alone, or with his brother and his husband. Certainly when there were people with snark like the one in the red coat.


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This was entirely on a whim. Callie kept telling herself that as she had approached the entrance to the well-decorated restaurant. It had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that she never thought about her failed engagement years ago now except for on this one day out of the year. Even when she was working, it never failed but that she remembered the feeling of finding out her fiancé had gotten another girl pregnant and then didn’t actually have the guts to tell her when February 14th rolled around.

The blonde felt particularly like she was representing her former Hogwarts house as she had stepped inside, heading over to the bar with only a sparing glance at the others who had arrived before her. It was time to make a plan for the night. The fact they all seemed older than her 26, nearly 27, years on the planet wasn’t an issue. Not at all.
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Listen. The man had showered and made some effort in cleaning up after a strenuous day on the ranch. This wasn't some stuffy posh high society breeding ground, it was a quaint little gathering in a café that his oldest sister and mother wouldn't even be able to step through the doorway of. Not without several sanitizing spells and a thorough scrub down of the floor from their personal house elves at least. The rest of his large family would be less dramatic, but still stick their nose up at the mere thought of spending time in such an establishment. Which meant it was perfect for him as he could come here and mingle unbothered.

Unsure if a certain brunette would take him up on the invitation to come, he probably should have given her more word so she could find a sitter in due time for her children, Thor was nonetheless keen on a much needed palate cleanse and a sturdy drink. A night out out of the country seemed a fitting enough escape.

Dressed in a navy button down shirt and his third favorite pair of work jeans, the French jockey entered and immediately batted away a couple of incessant floating candles.

So...did he need a name tag or something for this? How did the common folk go about their mixers?

Not exactly looking like a lost puppy, but there was a certain wide-eyed perplexity to his eyes, Thor sort of lumbered around the periphery of things with his heavy steps.


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His attempts to get one of his clients to come out with him had been for not. Never so much the pushy sort unless things were severe, he was still disappointed in the outcome of his efforts. His scheduled clear for the evening, he had nonetheless decided to follow through with the plan himself and did so without the accompaniment of his tea cup pig.

Looking as though he had just walked off the cover of an eathy Bildungsroman novel, Jericho rolled the sleeves of his freshly pressed white shirt and wiggled his toes against the bottoms of his no-heel-strap leather sandals. His toes were more than a bit pink from the cold outside and the warmth inside the place cause them to feel all kinds of tingling to the point that the smile he wore gave off the impression he was laughing at whatever joke was playing inside his head. The truth of the matter was, however, that his feet simply were ticklish as the cold wore off.

Pushing back on the brim of his had almost enough to knock it right off his head, he paused to feel out a general vibe of the room. The conflicting auroras among the participants made for a complicated reading and the colors an intriguing gradient that he unfortunately did not have the time to analyze. Rather than join the flock over at the bar, he ventured towards the woman charming the plants with her presence. "Not a bad choice, I suppose," he mused a bit as he rocked back on to his heels before propelling himself forward on to his toes as he stood beside her. "I imagine your potted friend is a very gifted listener, though I hope my ear may serve as just as attentive." He smiled easily and offered his hand. "Jericho. A divine pleasure to make your acquittance."
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Randall was a busy working man as of late, but that did NOT mean he wasn't down for some fun. Normally he had the girls for Valentine's day, but their mother had requested them this year, and with nothing else to really look forward to...when he closed up shop, he headed for London. Even if there was no one there interesting to him, he would still enjoy the social life!

And maybe even spot a few familiar faces, eh?

There were a LOT of guys here so far, and that was fine, too. Randy thought he could use more local friends. And maybe....like, actually keeping friends would be helpful. Working all the time and focusing solely on work, SURPRISINGLY, made it difficult to form and keep connections that were deep. He did spot a surprisingly familiar face in the form of Miss Gray. Randy, who was normally LOUD AND BARKING AND BOOMING merely waved at the cool and collected fellow shopkeeper. "Valerie. How interesting to see you here," he said POLITELY before eyeing the bar and wondering what he wanted to drink. Someone had already ordered firewhiskey, so he copied.

One for Mr. Stavros, too, love.

Also, he was dressed super sharp. Even his ex had said so when he'd asked her opinion. Rolled up sleeves, button down shirt, and a fitted pair of slacks? Yessssss.
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It was apparently the summer of trying new things for one Emrys McCarthy. It had been a few years now since he and his wife had split, and while he was quite content in the single life, his children seemed to keep pushing him in the direction of match making events. It didn't bother him much, despite having never attended one previous to this year, as he was always in the market for new friends and acquaintances. The previous matchmaking event ended up pairing him with someone younger than his eldest child, and while there were certainly no sparks it had been very rewarding conversation and he enjoyed himself immensely.

He merely hoped the same would happen today.

Entering the restaurant, he took a moment to pause and admire the ambiance, glancing around at all the patrons as well with a small smile. He loved Valentine's day, really. It was honestly a shame his ex-wife had never been much of a romantic.

Resuming his movements, Em made his way to the bar and ordered himself a soda, not much one for drinking, and offered a warm smile and a standard hello to those all gathered there as well. "Good evening."

Perhaps he should have asked Cicero to come along. Not that he enjoyed the time with his brother, but the Winged Horse Trainer probably would have had better chances of recognizing someone over the visiting Californian, even with how often he was around to visit his grandchildren.
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In America there was once a charming wizard rockstar Jessie Warlock, but back in Europe, in the real world, there was just Damian Pendragon. Overworked, and lost in a world he thought he left behind, the blue eyed unspeakable found himself here. Unsure of what he was looking for, he crossed the threshold after taking a deep breath.

And...they were just people. People like him. By the time he entered the anxiety he carried with him, like the guitar slung over his back, was carried off in the gentle evening breeze.

All blue jeans, and a t-shirt from the band Cats Laughing, the thought of dressing up for the occasion never crossed the unspeakable's mind. Though, when he sat at the bar to order a firewhiskey, and rubbed his chin, he did consider that perhaps he should have shaved. Oh well.

While blue eyes wandered round the room, fidgety fingers gently plucked at guitar strings, a few soft notes permeating the air around that end of the bar.
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Honestly Penelope wasn’t sure why she was here. She didn’t care much for matchmaking and blind dates; it just wasn’t how she normally formed meaningful connections. She certainly wasn’t after flings based on physical attraction alone. Perhaps it was that at 32 there was more pressure to settle down and fewer opportunities to meet new people. One way or the other the spell researcher had somehow found herself here on Valentine’s Day, single and not-so-sure if she really wanted to mingle. The decorations in this place were beautiful. It came as a relief that the restaurant wasn’t too crowded yet, but that also left her in a rather awkward position of not knowing what she was supposed to do. Penelope glanced over at the man at the bar. Would it be weird if she tried to talk to him? What if he wanted to be left alone? Maybe she should just hide in a random corner. No, that would look weird to anyone else who came in. Penelope took a seat at the bar a few seats away from the man, leaving a good amount of distance between them. ”Hello. Are you here for the Valentine’s thing too?” Wow, this felt awkward.


The whole keeping his eyes off the entrance was working for his nerves as he tucked into his drink. However the more relaxed he became, the more he wised up that he should not be here. He didn’t have the guts to spend his evening at a singles night. Theodore finished his drink a bit toooo quickly, and started to get up before he was joined by another person a few seats away. He hesitated and relaxed into his seat again as the lady spoke.

Uhhhh… “Hi.” He flashed a small smile at the lovely lady. “Uhh, yeah I thought I’d drop by for a little while.” He’d admit it since she had already disclosed that she was here for it as well. “… glad I’m not the only person here anymore!” Theodore sucked at small talk.

Would you like a drink?” While there weren’t many people here, Theodore wanted to be a gentleman.


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Yassi always enjoyed time spent with family. Her brother and his wife were nothing short of wonderful hosts; they possessed such hospitable exuberance, and the depth of Rod's heart knew nothing but uninhibited kindness. It was for this reason that Yassi felt such great shame when comparing her own circumstances to his. It was only when she felt at her lowest, that the loneliness tempted such noxious thoughts.

But in the end it was her dearest Paria who had convinced Yasmin to take part in the event tonight. And while her sister possessed only the best of intentions, Yassi was still uncertain as she entered the restaurant, noting that it was still quite empty. Without giving way to her uncharacteristic skepticism, she approached the bar, where two others (Theo and Penelope) were sitting and conversing. She offered them both a warm smile, immediately sensing familiarity, before turning to order a cup of tea for herself. "Earl grey, if you have it," she paused only to reach into her purse for the container of cardamom she kept on hand.

Upon receiving her cup of chai, she quickly mixed in some of the spice, before naturally gravitating towards the beautiful, potted plants in the corner. Perhaps she would feel more comfortable in joining their conversation once the tea warmed her up.


His attitude of keeping himself to himself wasn’t apparent anymore, now he was taking note of every body to enter this building. He was a little disappointed to see a woman choosing to sit alone in the corner, but at the same time he could completely understand why she’d want to. He caught her smile and returned it. Perhaps she was waiting for someone, a significant other, since he knew that this place was welcome to couples, too. It would certainly be a shame, if so.

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Anyone who knew Valerie and witnessed her willingly walk through the doors would be wondering if dementors had suddenly learned how to smile. Her jaded perspective of Valentine's Day aside, the former Wampus was not one for social gatherings that involved no one she knew, though she may be hoping to see some specific faces. Someone insufferable had once told her that she would look amazing in a red coat, so that was precisely what she wore on this day. She hated it. She hated that the stark contrast of red complimented her pale features and seemed to brighten her usually gloomy disposition.

Or perhaps it was all a reflection of her being more content with her position in life. She did, at least, finally have a stable job that was not something she dreaded waking up to every morning - the humidity of the shop aside.

More than anything, however, was her desire to break out of the monotony that had become her social circles. Nothing specifically against the, maybe, three friends she had...but Valerie felt a plateau forming in her essence and it was unsettling for a girl who had been nothing but ambitious her entire life. She was not particularly looking for anything, but if on the off chance someone here (preferably someone older as the lack of maturity around her on the daily was beginning to drive her insane) who could tolerate her and perhaps even provide some indulgence...then she would not protest.

Making her way towards the bar first, though she did offer the woman over by the plants a bit of a scrutinizing gaze to start, Valerie ordered herself a fire whiskey and opted not to sit just yet but rather leaned against the counter. Her pale violet-grey eyes shifted to the man and then lazily over to the woman nearby, but soon resettled back on the man. Though the smell of warm spices was distracting and her senses concluded it was coming from the woman she had passed earlier, the one admiring the pink Bromeliad Aechmea and surrounding succulents. "It would beg the question that all who step into this establishment are indeed here for this...event," she answered the woman's question coolly before taking a sip from her fire whiskey, her eyes dancing dangerously over the rim of her glass between the others and back to the man.

Most of the men she knew were seemingly incapable of growing facial hair, boys in essence, so she was unapologetically staring at it.


Was this a women’s only night? Had he read the promotions wrong? Theodore gulped and could feel his forehead getting sweaty at the sight of all these beautiful ladies entering after him. The next was particularly eye catching, her bright red coat and her white hair that commanded the room a little.

Theodore didn’t know where to keep his eyes, however he did notice that the girls gaze seemed to be gravitating towards him. Did she like what she saw? He found it hard to believe that someone of her beauty would give someone like him, a rugged old man, the time of day. Although the beard was well groomed today, if he did say so himself.

Make that two firewhiskies, on me.” He asked the waiter, after noticing the lady order herself one. He was soooooo suave in his old age. Her sarcastic comment towards Penelope didn’t go unnoticed, but he liked it, she had a fire about her, not just because of her scarlet jacket. Perhaps she was too fiery to accept a drink from a stranger, oops.


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What Oliver was doing here, Merlin only knew. Except he'd somehow been coerced into attending a Valentine's Day event. Perhaps being one of the eldest Roses left unattached had his grandmother and cousins and basically everyone in his life pressuring him to find a committed relationship. He had commitment .... he had one long-term relationship basically since his school days for almost a decade and now pushing forty in like two months it was time to move on from that. It'd been a good ten years since they'd gone separate ways and why couldn't he seem to find anyone? Other than the fact that he had poured his heart and soul into work as a coping mechanism.

He refrained from rolling his eyes at the quaint restaurant where he was told this event would be. So cheesy - all of it. Thought he did have to admit he liked the snark that one girl in the red coat seemed to dish out.





Why was Louise Hamilton here? Because apparently being thirty years old meant she was expected to have certain milestones. It wasn't as if she wasn't living her life. The former Thunderbird had lived in two countries and numerous locales within those countries, worked many different jobs since graduation and had settled comfortably into consulate work at the Ministry. So what she didn't have a beau? She didn't have kids? Did that really define her as successful? Some might think it would and she definitely felt pangs of jealousy anytime Arabella's offspring looked up at her with their puppy eyes and hugged her in that way only a child could.

Was she expecting much from an event held on the commercialized holiday that Valentine's Day had become? Absolutely not. But she was here and so apparently was another former IMPS champion whom Louise recognized almost immediately. Well that just might make this event bearable. "Valerie, good evening. You look well." She noted of the Wampus.


Thank Merlin, another male. That was his initial reaction, anyway, the one that followed was a little bit of… rivalry. Theodore settled with giving a nod of acknowledgement towards the man who wasn’t being particularly sociable straight away. Again, he could understand. He would also be quiet if he hadn’t caught so much attention already. Just sayin’.

Another lady to join their conversation. See, this is what he was talking about. Although the latest lady to join seemed to have eyes for the woman in the red coat. She didn’t blame her since he was a little taken with her as well. Theodore smiled softly at the brunette.


SPOILER!!: “Sky, Callie, Thor, Damian”
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It hadn’t been anyone’s doing that had led to Sky having chosen to see what the matchmaking event was all about. He wasn’t lonely, nor did he particularly have any difficulty meeting women. One didn’t work in the music industry, especially specializing in A&R, and live under a rock. Granted, it was entirely possible his parents wished he’d find a relationship, beget another grandchild or two for them, but they didn’t push. Last time it had come up in conversation, actually more with his brother Eli rather than their parents, the conclusion had been that he’d find someone when the time was right.

Not that he even knew whether or not the time was right. Checking the event out just had seemed more intriguing than a meal alone, or with his brother and his husband. Certainly when there were people with snark like the one in the red coat.


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This was entirely on a whim. Callie kept telling herself that as she had approached the entrance to the well-decorated restaurant. It had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that she never thought about her failed engagement years ago now except for on this one day out of the year. Even when she was working, it never failed but that she remembered the feeling of finding out her fiancé had gotten another girl pregnant and then didn’t actually have the guts to tell her when February 14th rolled around.

The blonde felt particularly like she was representing her former Hogwarts house as she had stepped inside, heading over to the bar with only a sparing glance at the others who had arrived before her. It was time to make a plan for the night. The fact they all seemed older than her 26, nearly 27, years on the planet wasn’t an issue. Not at all.
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Listen. The man had showered and made some effort in cleaning up after a strenuous day on the ranch. This wasn't some stuffy posh high society breeding ground, it was a quaint little gathering in a café that his oldest sister and mother wouldn't even be able to step through the doorway of. Not without several sanitizing spells and a thorough scrub down of the floor from their personal house elves at least. The rest of his large family would be less dramatic, but still stick their nose up at the mere thought of spending time in such an establishment. Which meant it was perfect for him as he could come here and mingle unbothered.

Unsure if a certain brunette would take him up on the invitation to come, he probably should have given her more word so she could find a sitter in due time for her children, Thor was nonetheless keen on a much needed palate cleanse and a sturdy drink. A night out out of the country seemed a fitting enough escape.

Dressed in a navy button down shirt and his third favorite pair of work jeans, the French jockey entered and immediately batted away a couple of incessant floating candles.

So...did he need a name tag or something for this? How did the common folk go about their mixers?

Not exactly looking like a lost puppy, but there was a certain wide-eyed perplexity to his eyes, Thor sort of lumbered around the periphery of things with his heavy steps.
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In America there was once a charming wizard rockstar Jessie Warlock, but back in Europe, in the real world, there was just Damian Pendragon. Overworked, and lost in a world he thought he left behind, the blue eyed unspeakable found himself here. Unsure of what he was looking for, he crossed the threshold after taking a deep breath.

And...they were just people. People like him. By the time he entered the anxiety he carried with him, like the guitar slung over his back, was carried off in the gentle evening breeze.

All blue jeans, and a t-shirt from the band Cats Laughing, the thought of dressing up for the occasion never crossed the unspeakable's mind. Though, when he sat at the bar to order a firewhiskey, and rubbed his chin, he did consider that perhaps he should have shaved. Oh well.

While blue eyes wandered round the room, fidgety fingers gently plucked at guitar strings, a few soft notes permeating the air around that end of the bar.


There were even more people who had decided to keep to themselves tonight. Theodore kept a small track of them, mostly the ladies, but was becoming more and more distracted with his current crowd to notice what they were all up to. If the night went well, maybe he’d have time to speak to them at some point. Unless the night went REALLY well, and Theo found one person to spend his time on. That’d be a real treat.

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Randall was a busy working man as of late, but that did NOT mean he wasn't down for some fun. Normally he had the girls for Valentine's day, but their mother had requested them this year, and with nothing else to really look forward to...when he closed up shop, he headed for London. Even if there was no one there interesting to him, he would still enjoy the social life!

And maybe even spot a few familiar faces, eh?

There were a LOT of guys here so far, and that was fine, too. Randy thought he could use more local friends. And maybe....like, actually keeping friends would be helpful. Working all the time and focusing solely on work, SURPRISINGLY, made it difficult to form and keep connections that were deep. He did spot a surprisingly familiar face in the form of Miss Gray. Randy, who was normally LOUD AND BARKING AND BOOMING merely waved at the cool and collected fellow shopkeeper. "Valerie. How interesting to see you here," he said POLITELY before eyeing the bar and wondering what he wanted to drink. Someone had already ordered firewhiskey, so he copied.

One for Mr. Stavros, too, love.

Also, he was dressed super sharp. Even his ex had said so when he'd asked her opinion. Rolled up sleeves, button down shirt, and a fitted pair of slacks? Yessssss.


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Now this was a surprise. A man with a beard that could quite easily put Theodore’s to shame. Of course, he hadn’t expected to be the only man who could grow a beard, although he knew some men had difficultly, but he still expected his to be the most well kept. Theodore squinted at the man, not offering any greeting or politeness. Not on purpose, mostly because this mysterious man was ALSO drawn to the girl in the red coat.

Okay, okay… he’d have some competition for that one. Sounded like fun for someone who wasn’t so awful at flirting. Valerie, was her name.


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It was apparently the summer of trying new things for one Emrys McCarthy. It had been a few years now since he and his wife had split, and while he was quite content in the single life, his children seemed to keep pushing him in the direction of match making events. It didn't bother him much, despite having never attended one previous to this year, as he was always in the market for new friends and acquaintances. The previous matchmaking event ended up pairing him with someone younger than his eldest child, and while there were certainly no sparks it had been very rewarding conversation and he enjoyed himself immensely.

He merely hoped the same would happen today.

Entering the restaurant, he took a moment to pause and admire the ambiance, glancing around at all the patrons as well with a small smile. He loved Valentine's day, really. It was honestly a shame his ex-wife had never been much of a romantic.

Resuming his movements, Em made his way to the bar and ordered himself a soda, not much one for drinking, and offered a warm smile and a standard hello to those all gathered there as well. "Good evening."

Perhaps he should have asked Cicero to come along. Not that he enjoyed the time with his brother, but the Winged Horse Trainer probably would have had better chances of recognizing someone over the visiting Californian, even with how often he was around to visit his grandchildren.


More men were arriving, and Theodore was starting to accept the fact that some women wouldn’t be immediately interested in him and could fit better with others. If it was meant to be, then it was meant to be.

While he wasn’t interested in men romantically, Theodore thought maybe this could be an opportunity for making friends, especially now that he was ministry employee. Always good to get your name out there. “Hey there. Theodore Kinsley,” he offered his hand to the man. Oops, he realised this was the first time he had introduced himself this evening. Hopefully everyone else heard and he wouldn’t have to keep repeating himself.
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Jenna wasn't sure how her mother had managed to persuade her to attend this...event. She was not currently interested in seeking a romantic relationship. Her work with the winged horses and her daughter kept her sufficiently busy. One could even say she was sufficiently happy.

But her mother insisted that she needed social interaction with other human beings. Human beings outside of her family and work. And for whatever reason, maybe just to get her mother off her back, Jenna had agreed to go. It was one night, and she could easily sit in a corner alone for a few hours, reading the book she carried in her small charmed bag, and then return to her mother's house to pick up Autumn. This would be fine.

Upon entering, she was pleased to see it wasn't too crowded yet. There were several people, but the place wasn't packed like sardines. She did note that a few seemed a little more dressed up than she was in her favorite sweater and jeans, but it didn't bother her. She wasn't here to impress anyone.

She gravitated toward a corner seat next to some plants, just as a man (Thor) who also dressed a bit more relaxed was wandering by and reminding her a bit of one of her dogs whenever they went somewhere new. "It's all a bit much, isn't it?"


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Ben already regretted letting himself get talked into this by his university friends. He had little interest in Valentine's Day, but he had agreed to meet them here, and he kept his word.

But clearly he had been the first of them to arrive because he didn't see them anywhere around the restaurant. Not to mention many of the people here appeared to be a bit older than him. That wasn't a problem because the event was clearly open to adults in general, not just a particular age group, but it did make him feel a bit more out of place.

He would just...take a seat at the bar, try not to disturb the others already there, and hope his friends would be around soon. And perhaps also hope he didn't look as much like a deer in headlights as he felt.
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His attempts to get one of his clients to come out with him had been for not. Never so much the pushy sort unless things were severe, he was still disappointed in the outcome of his efforts. His scheduled clear for the evening, he had nonetheless decided to follow through with the plan himself and did so without the accompaniment of his tea cup pig.

Looking as though he had just walked off the cover of an eathy Bildungsroman novel, Jericho rolled the sleeves of his freshly pressed white shirt and wiggled his toes against the bottoms of his no-heel-strap leather sandals. His toes were more than a bit pink from the cold outside and the warmth inside the place cause them to feel all kinds of tingling to the point that the smile he wore gave off the impression he was laughing at whatever joke was playing inside his head. The truth of the matter was, however, that his feet simply were ticklish as the cold wore off.

Pushing back on the brim of his had almost enough to knock it right off his head, he paused to feel out a general vibe of the room. The conflicting auroras among the participants made for a complicated reading and the colors an intriguing gradient that he unfortunately did not have the time to analyze. Rather than join the flock over at the bar, he ventured towards the woman charming the plants with her presence. "Not a bad choice, I suppose," he mused a bit as he rocked back on to his heels before propelling himself forward on to his toes as he stood beside her. "I imagine your potted friend is a very gifted listener, though I hope my ear may serve as just as attentive." He smiled easily and offered his hand. "Jericho. A divine pleasure to make your acquittance."

Yasmin did not think much of the scrutinizing look, simply offering the woman (Valerie) a kind smile in return. She had come to understand that the people in this country were not easily accepting of strangers; it was a stark contrast to what she was used to back home, though she would never mention this before Paria, who was always looking for ways to pull Yassi back in. She meant well, but the exhaustion was slowly wearing Yassi thin. It had taken so many years before she allowed herself the privilege of flight - to ground herself now would be premature.

Still, she thought of Paria as she held her cup of tea beneath her chin, allowing for the steam to dance circles around her, it's warmth enveloping her whole. Drawing her head back, she exhaled slowly. If she spent the entire night in the company of the plants, it would not be a night wasted. Though she did hope to be acquainted with the other restaurant guests before she left. Not just for Paria's sake, but for her own.

So she welcomed her company with a warm laugh that ebbed and flowed almost melodically. "You have tough competition," she teased with a mischievous smile that made it up to her eyes. "Jericho, the pleasure is mine." The grounding nature of his presence was something she could pick up instantaneously. Though her curiosity was of a quiet nature, Yassi did begin to wonder whether she could piece together some of his story. "Yasmin." Leaning forward with her whole body, she took his outstretched hand and bowed her head humbly. "Friends call me Yassi." Though he could choose whichever he preferred. She often found it helped others to remember her name, if they were given the opportunity to select the one they could connect to most easily.
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Victoria had been milling about the alley earlier waiting to head to this. How she got talked into it she wasn't sure, but here she was anyways. Her outfit was probably a bit over the top, but she felt like you could never be over dressed, only under dressed. Twisting the ring on her right hand she took a deep breath before stepping in.

Oh Merlin, there were a ton of people in here already. Maybe she could just turn and walk right back to her shop. Yet her feet were somewhat glued to the ground taking in all of the men. Men who looked younger than her by a few years, but maybe she just felt so old after dealing with the school kids home for Christmas needing new robes.

Anyways, who should she mingle with first?



Ethan had been busy getting all the know how on running Wiseacres the last few weeks and had very little time to get out and meet some of the people in the area rather than dancing around the shop while organizing the invisibility cloaks. Instead he'd waved at the picture of his late wife on the way out and headed to this cozy spot.

Rolling the sleeve on his black shirt as he walked in shaking his hair to the perfect spot he glanced around looking for maybe one familiar face he could start with. He noticed a couple of people by some plotted plants and wondered if they were freshly introduced or not. He tried to just sneak in until he spotted his colleague Randall walking a bit closer trying to maybe small talk until someone he was interested in would walk through the doors.
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She found herself more able to tolerate the interior and atmosphere of this establishment than she ever had that one café in Hogsmeade - the one that she must have hated so much that she had erased and hard blocked out even it's name, for she could not recall it in the moment. Only that the tables had been covered in awful doilies and that Jesús had somehow convinced her to go with him. What a waste of her time it all had turned out to be...and her thoughts now drifted to the sweet sound of his things hitting the pavement outside of their flat as she threw his furniture out the window.

Her grey-violet eyes shifted around the décor and other patrons just as someone spoke to her with a certain air of familiarity she did not entirely appreciate. Her posture shifting, her gaze next fell upon brunette of nostalgia. For a couple a moment, Valerie struggled to recall a name...but when she did she was not met with the same sense of relief that her former peer was experiencing. Louise Hamilton. The name tasted bitter in her memory and it was not solely the fault of the former Thunderbird. Of course, she did recall certain instances of the IMPS that had particularly irritated her. The instance of Louise summoning a textbook to her person in the middle of their second task had been one that had scorched itself unnecessarily in her thoughts. But from this memory stemmed other unpleasant reminders. Namely that that second task had been her second least favorite of the tournament simply because they had all ben duped and she had leaned in heavily on her animagus abilities, exposing her strengths, for something that had been nothing more than a magically induced hallucination. But it had been nothing compared to the third task. The one in which loved ones had been literally freezing to death simply because of their association and bond with each champion. Her No-Maj cousin, nine at the time and who was like a brother to her, did not deserve such treatment at the hands of wizardingkind. Just the thought of his purple lips and icicles clinging to his perfect curls was enough to cause her blood to boil and the desire to blow something up (on that day back at Hogwarts it had been the stands themselves), but she refrained. Save for the way her fingers twitched and curled into tight fists as they lay atop the counter. "Appearances can be deceiving," she replied with a bit more frosty bite than she had intended, and Valerie never had been the apologetic sort. "I was not aware that you had made your way over here upon graduating." Or perhaps she did and had forgotten. Her and Louise had never been particularly close. In fact, Valerie only had remained close with Kyle after all these years. Levi, to a degree, on the peripheries. "Seems many of the former champions have."

Her blood already coursing with mild distain, the next voice to address her rubbed salt into the wound and squirted a bit of lemon juice in for good measure. The only thing less palatable than the man himself was the outlandish shop from whence he came. "Randall," she replied curtly while somehow managing not to allow her lips to curl into a snarl. "I did not recognize you without the usual fanfare." Though the wildness of his curls did not receive the same treatment, it seemed. This was also, perhaps, a moment in which she ought to introduce her colleague to former peer...but she felt no such inclination and instead found her gaze briefly captured by a sharply dressed gentleman who had stepped into the place. His good evening, however, warranted little response from her.

No other arrivals were noted as the gentleman she had been scrutinizing thoroughly reclaimed her attention. A Theodore Kinsley, as it turned out thanks to his introduction to the gentleman who had just entered. The name run familiar in her memory and likewise tasted familiar to the tongue, though from where she struggled to place. Not someone from her school days, nor even her year abroad at Hogwarts. She was certain that she would remember if that were the case. No one she had run across in the film industry either, as narrow a filter as her time there had been thus far. Which therefore meant there must be a certain celebrity to his name. But, for now, there were other more pressing gestures that required her attention. Namely the prioritizing of buying her a drink over introductions. "Is that two for yourself, or are you under the premonition that I will be accepting drinks from strangers?" she questioned coolly while she shifted her stance so she was turned more towards him rather than leaning over the counter, the bend of the wood fitting snuggly along her slender torso.

Out of the corner of her eye she spotted another one of her colleagues of the Alley enter and begin making his way towards her. Perhaps he could occupy the curly haired strident man. She was barely up to the task.


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Whilst he was over here being a bit of the lone wolf, he occupied his thoughts with visuals of the absolute horror that would befall his mother's face in seeing him dressed like this and in such an establishment. Fleeting thoughts, of course, since he did not wish to ruin his entire mood. But it all still tickled him in ways that it ought not.

Though being empty handed was starting to become a bit of an issue. Nothing like a bit of conversation could not fix though. "It is," he chuckled while batting away yet another candle and his French accent helping the amusement roll of his tongue with a snooty kind of elegance. Though the snooty was rather unintended. "Though not the most flamboyant of occasions I have suffer through." Any high society pureblood function was cause for suffering, especially with the force matchmaking tactics and intrusive gazes of his family. "Thoreau Benoit, enchanté," he greeted as he gingerly took her hand to kiss the back of it. "But please, call me Thor unless you favor the full length."


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All it took was that pleasant curve of the lips and ethereal ring of her laugh to confirm to Jericho that he had rightly been drawn in her direction. "I suppose I do and I can only aspire to be as beneficial to the air we breathe as the photosynthesis process provides," he mused in good humor. His authenticity tended to wane when he attempted to speak using more scientific terms, though his intentions were always steady and strong, but he had found that sometimes his true manner of speaking could horribly confuse his clients and those in his sphere of influence. So efforts were being made to curb his tongue, so to speak.

"Yasmin," he repeated with a smile as he accepted her hand with both his with the gentleness of cradling a baby chick, echoing the bow of her head as well. "Of the jasmine flower. Your name suits you well." Her parents had felt her energies correctly when naming her. "What is it that you do in this world?"

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Did she honestly have time for this? Probably not, Kiara had considered as she had approached the entrance to the little restaurant. Between uni, her responsibilities as the shop assistant for Primpernelle’s, and family expectations, she hadn’t exactly considered a relationship as a necessary aspect of her life. Besides, some might find her family name rather nerve-wracking as it was. Honestly, she wouldn’t blame them. But there she was, stepping inside and letting her gaze flicker over the people gathered inside.

Oh, there was Valerie. And Randall, and Ethan. She was half-tempted to go over to the latter older man and tease him about their (possible) shared genealogy. But that would have only been for her own amusement, trying to get a reaction out of him. Nor was she apt to bother to approach the ice queen, unlike that other woman who seemed to feel she knew Valerie.

Nor did she feel particularly concerned about being what seemed to be one of the youngest people present. She was rather used to that among family, when her cousins weren’t home. Siblings didn’t count, after all. Of course they were younger.

She did go over to the bar and stop near the only other person who looked close to her in age, though (Ben). “Don’t look so nervous. People won’t approach you if you look like you’re waiting for a rescue.” Unless that was exactly why he was there, which she imagined sort of defied the purpose of the gathering.
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Leander Darcy was a sociable man. And he'd been drowning himself in social interaction for the last year... or something. Except today. Today he'd planned on spending the evening in his hotel, with room service and his sketchpad. But the memories made him itchy, and he found his mind wandering to this little event a client of his had mentioned in passing.

What did he have to lose? Leander's smile looked easy as he entered the room, but his insides were anything but. His mind kept wandering to them and how they were spending tonight. So conversation, that was required please and thank you, as was -

"Firewhiskey, please," he said as he approached the bar, leaning on it and turning to survey the room.




Nova didn't know how people dressed for things like this, so she'd put a lot of effort into selecting an outfit that, she hoped, was neither over- nor under-dressed. As always, the idea of meeting new people was somewhat nerve wracking - whilst she knew that she was a objectively beautiful, and could hold a good conversation, she'd been informed many times that she was awkward and odd. She'd not known how to take that at 10, and she still didn't 12 years later.

The former Ravenclaw wasn't even sure if she wanted to date, because she'd never done so before and she wasn't sure she would enjoy it. But seeing the many couples, date places decorated and florists empty on her way home from University earlier that day, she'd felt somewhat lonely.

And so here she was. She'd even refrained from bringing her notebook, trusting that any observations she wanted to make would be remembered. If anything, this was the perfect environment for studying people, so the night wouldn't be a complete waste of her time. Unsure of where to go, she lingered in the doorway, gathering herself and getting her bearings.
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The place suddenly seemed really busy, as he had been momentarily distracted with the girl in the red coat. He had noticed how many people were interacting with this Valerie character, and he felt like a spare part a little. Not only that - but her bitter response to him buying her a drink only made the feeling grow. He laughed it off, although it had stung a little, and he looked down with a little shake of the head. "It was intended for yourself. Just being a gentleman, miss, relax." However if she really insisted on not taking the drink, then he sure as heck could do with the extra after how this conversation was going.

Unlike her positioning to face him more, Theodore took the opposite approach and turned to face the room a bit. Playing hard to get was easy, if that's what she wanted to do. Equally, if she really wasn't interested then he'd go and speak to someone else.

Many people seemed to naturally fall into conversations with each other, which was nice, however Theodore was getting that urge to leave again. His eyes fell on the door, or more so, a lovely young lady (Nova) lingering in it. Theodore offered a small nod of acknowledgement, with an inviting smile. He didn't, however, go over to her, since she looked about half his age and probably wouldn't want to speak to an oldie like himself. In fact, most of the people here seemed really young. Theo had always associated these themed evenings to be for older folk who struggled to find love.

Anywho - if she, or anyone else, wanted to speak to him, he was here. Stood beside a lady who couldn't be more uninterested.
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Matt was no stranger to this kind of event, or dating in general. It was one of his favourite things to do, actually, and so theeeere he was, ready to mingle!

The Auror was also always ready with a Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes gift of sorts, and this day was no different. As he didn't have one date, he chose a bit of a... 'multiple' type of gift. Something he could share with more than one person, since he was expecting to talk to quite a few before landing on one, if he was going to really focus on one at all.

NOT that he was a total ladies' man, not really. But y'know, he'd rather test the waters before he picked which one he liked best, aaaand sometimes that one didn't like him back so he'd be back on the look out. But hey, that was the fun of this whole thing!

That didn't mean, of course, that Matt didn't think he would eventually find the one. He hoped and believed that would happen one day, but he was happy to have a good time while he waited.

What??? Don't tell him you don't do it too!

Anyway, as soon as he stepped in, he took a goooooood look around. Hmmm, okay. Good number of people, most seemed to be engaging with someone at some level already. Just IMAGINE if he met up with someone he went to Hogwarts with!?? That'd be pretty cool.

Speaking of... did he... recognise that face at all (Callie)? At ALL???

................Nope. Not for the life of him. Then again, Matt was never particularly good with recognising people unless they were close friends, so who really knew? She looked nice and that was all that mattered right there and then. Whoever said that was superficial was at the wrong event anyways!

"Hey!" He greeted the girl with a warm smile as he approached her. "Brave enough?" Matt asked, holding up the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes box and raising his eyebrows as an ice breaker. "Don't worry, it's nothing creepy. I'm not a creep." He added in his friendly-Auror tone just to put her mind at ease. Chill, folks, he was good people.
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A hand kiss, hm? How interesting. It also could have felt like a bit much, like someone was trying too hard, but perhaps his more laid-back attire helped in that regard. The greeting came across more genuine in some way.

Not that Jenna was the best at reading people. Perhaps nothing that happened here was genuine, with everyone trying hard too impress other people in order to acquire a significant other. But regardless, she didn't immediately pull her hand away, and she did offer a smile.

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It would be just his luck that his friends would be late tonight. Of course, truthfully, Maurice and Lorenzo were not known for always being punctual, but they did have their moments, and Ben had thought tonight would be one of them.

Perhaps he should have considered taking his time to arrive here himself, but he could not bring himself to do it. Running late made him feel agitated, and that would not be ideal for this setting either.

However...it appeared he was not alone for long, at least, as a young woman (Kiara) around his age had approached him.

"I suppose that might be true, though it seems you decided to approach even so." He smiled. "I'm not accustomed to this sort of event."
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Viggo was unsure why he would ever agree to such an event that was clearly for a lonely single matchmaking. This definitely wasn't his scene. But he did make a promise to his favorite sister that he would at least make an attempt at... whatever this was. Truthfully, he was a little lonely given his lifestyle that made him feel like something of an outcast. But he would never readily admit that to anyone nor talk much about that lifestyle that had been forced upon him half his lifetime ago.

He filed in behind a couple others entering the restaurant, but stopped when a woman (Nova) paused in the doorway. "Headed in?" he asked, putting a light hand on her shoulder just briefly to get her attention. "Or are you scoping out the competition?" It was meant to be lighthearted, though he could understand wanting to assess a situation before jumping in. He did want to get in to get himself a firewhisky though.
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Yassi smiled into her tea before remembering to take a sip. Despite being an avid tea drinker, she always found it difficult to indulge when in the presence of company. Conversation often took the forefront, leaving her tea to go cold in the process. Perhaps one day she would perfect the art of chai and conversation, but it certainly would not happen overnight. This was already proving to be the case, as her present company was receiving Yassi's undivided attention. "That is quite an ambitious goal," she replied with a knowing grin. "Though it is certainly noble in nature."

Her bright smile only widened as she accepted his compliment with grace. "Thank you, you are too kind." She humbly bowed her head again. Though curious to know what his name, Jericho, meant, Yassi kept the question to herself for the moment being, not wanting to divert the conversation at hand. "Primarily, I am an educator, though I cherish my role as an Aunt to two beautiful nieces and a beloved nephew just as much," she offered lightly. Perhaps she cherished this role even more than her true profession.

At the risk of sharing too much, she continued only to elaborate. "I am the lead apparation instructor within the Ministry - though, ten years ago, if someone were to have predicted I would be working for the government, I'm not certain that I would have believed it." There were times where she still did not understand the trajectory her life had taken. "And what is it that you do in this world, Jericho?"
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