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Aug. 9th, 2007 | 11:19 pm
posted by: regal_emma in hoggiewarts

Who: Emma and Remus
When: August 10th, mid-afternoon
Where: Diagon Alley
Why: Because she desperately needs to escape
Rating: PG

After sweeping out the shop and restocking with her mother, Emma couldn't stand it anymore.  She was this close to screaming her head off.  And that wouldn't have been a good idea, since she was already on thin ice with her mother.  So she did the only thing she could think of doing.  Emma went out.

She'd shouted a goodbye to her mother before dashing of course.  And she had the whole afternoon ahead of her.  So long as she got into no trouble and was home for dinner, she didn't think she'd get in much trouble.  Emma was finally free.  Well, sort of anyway.  Wandering the streets, she let the whole atmosphere just sweep over her.  She'd been saving her money for something special for the school year, but nothing was striking her fancy.  Though there were some nice brooms on sale, she knew she'd never get that passed her mother.  Besides, it wasn't like she played Quidditch or anything.  She found herself in Flourish and Botts with her school list and wandered around, wistful, dreamy look on her face.  

For the first time, she was calm.  It was a nice feeling.  The store was surprisingly quiet.  That is until she bumped into a pile of books and knocked them right over, hitting someone's leg.  "Oh, gosh!" she exclaimed, scrambling to pick them up.  "I am so sorry.  Lord, I am such an oaf sometimes."  Straightening, she smiled sheepishly.  "Are you alright?"

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Remus J. Lupin

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from: nowerewolfhere
date: Aug. 15th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
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Remus grimaced a bit as the books hit his leg, then he quickly began picking the books up and not until he saw the girl who looked a bit familiar and heard her apologies did he realized he hadn't inadvertently knocked the books over himself.

"Yes, I'm just fine." He said, smiling at her. "Don't worry about it." He said, picking up the books and piling them unceremoniously on the nearest table. "Are you okay? Books aren't as helpless as they look sometimes. You go to Hogwarts, don't you? You look terribly familiar."

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Emmeline Vance

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from: regal_emma
date: Aug. 15th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
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Thankfully, luck was on her side as he was neither injured nor hurt. Emma smiled back at him. "I'm fine, thanks. Think those books had it out for me," she replied, hoping she came off as funny.

"Oh, yeah, I do. You're in... Gryffindor, right?" He, too, looked familiar to her. And this was coming from the girl who'd spent most of her previous years at Hogwarts holed up in the library. "I'm Emmeline, by the way. Most people call me Emma though." She held out her hand.

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Remus J. Lupin

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from: nowerewolfhere
date: Aug. 15th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
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Remus smiled a bit more. "Well, they apparently didn't like me much either. And yes, I am in Gryffindor. You're in Hufflepuff? I think I've seen you around the library." He took her hand and squeezed it gently. "My name is Remus, Emma. It's nice to meet you."

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Emmeline Vance

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from: regal_emma
date: Aug. 15th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
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"Remus. Nice to meet you too." He'd seen her in the library? That surprised her as she squeezed back. "And right on about my house. Enjoying your summer holidays?" Emma stepped around the other pile of books near by, avoiding sending them to Remus or herself.

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Remus J. Lupin

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from: nowerewolfhere
date: Aug. 15th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
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"Ahh, as much as anyone can enjoy being stuck in a house in the middle of nowhere. Although I have to say my mum's been letting me out a lot more than usual. I've been seeing more of my friends than usual." He said, picking up the last of the books, which happened to have been the ones he was holding beforehand. "How has the holiday been for you?"

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Emmeline Vance

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from: regal_emma
date: Aug. 15th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
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She laughed a little. "Probably very similar, though I just live up the street. My mum's been a little..." Emma searched for a good phrase to describe the woman who'd been making her summer less than enjoyable. "Over-protective, I suppose is the best word for it. I'm really looking forward to the start of term." She smiled sheepishly.

Though she loved her mother desperately, heading off to school would be extremely refreshing. If she hadn't spent so much time in the library over the past few years, she might have had more friends to escape with over the summer. That was something Emma was planning on changing. And it looked like she was off to a good start. "So shopping for school or pleasure?"

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Remus J. Lupin

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from: nowerewolfhere
date: Aug. 15th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
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Remus nodded in understanding. "My mum is a tad bit overprotective herself. She usually doesn't let me out on my own, even though I am fifteen years old. My dad finally managed to talk her into it." He said, smiling. "I'm looking forward to start of term too, though."

"Right now I'm shopping for pleasure. I'm hoping to do my school shopping with some mates of mine. I'm just looking for a bit of reading for the rest of the holiday. You?"

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Emmeline Vance

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from: regal_emma
date: Aug. 15th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
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Emma was truly grateful to be taking to someone who understood what she was going through. At least in some manner, shape or form. "Honestly, I'm just escaping my mother. I had no real sense of direction or anything. Probably why you had the unfortunate pleasure of having those books tumble into you before." She tried to laugh it off a little. "I really should have been watching where I was going. My legs just sort of carried me into the shop. My brain must having been trying to tell me I need to get a new book or something."

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Remus J. Lupin

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from: nowerewolfhere
date: Aug. 15th, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
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"Many a book has toppled down upon me due to my own and others' lack of direction. But it is quite alright. No harm done." He said, smiling again. "Perhaps it is fate then, that we met here of all places. Or, perhaps, just the call of two people who spend more time with books than other people?"

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Emmeline Vance

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from: regal_emma
date: Aug. 15th, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
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He was being really nice and she appreciated it. "My guess is a combination of both." Emma was smiling again, more than she had in several months. "Have you found anything interesting yet?"

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Remus J. Lupin

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date: Aug. 15th, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
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Remus shook his head and shrugged. "Nothing terribly interesting. In fact, I was just looking at a few of our text books for this year. Trying to get an idea of what they were expecting, it being OWLs this year and all. Looks a bit complicated. I've not found anything pleasurable to read though. I've been tormenting myself with school. Have you got anything?"

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Emmeline Vance

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from: regal_emma
date: Aug. 15th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
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Emma shook her head. "Just my old stand bys. Muggle literature is one of my favorite things to read. But I was hoping for something I wouldn't have to hide under the floor boards beneath my bed." Shrugging, she turned to the shelves, scanning them for anything interesting. "I should probably be worried about my OWLs, too, you know. But my mum is driving me a little insane." Sighing, she turned back to Remus, careful not to lean against the book case.

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Remus J. Lupin

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from: nowerewolfhere
date: Aug. 16th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
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"Well, my mom drives me mental anyway, but I know she means well so I try not to mind too much. She'd get even worse if she thought I wasn't stressing out just a little bit over the exams. My dad has explained them all to her a million times so she knows how important they are." He smiled weakly. "It would almost be better if she didn't, I think. Now I have pressure from her and my dad to do well."

Remus glanced around and spotted some chairs located at a nearby table. "Shall we?" He asked, pointing to the chairs. "You probably can't topple over any books from there."

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Emmeline Vance

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from: regal_emma
date: Aug. 16th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
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She nodded understandingly. "I usually put the pressure on myself. My dad used to be the one who pushed me to do my best. I guess I just got used to it." Emma followed his gaze and saw the tables. "Well, I certainly hope I won't knock something over."

She headed over and tucked her hair behind her ears. "I don't mean to sound strange, but I almost wish my mum would pressure me to do well." Emma sighed softly. "My mum... she actually doesn't want me to go back to Hogwarts." Her dark eyes glanced at him, wondering what he thought of her and her family now.

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Remus J. Lupin

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from: nowerewolfhere
date: Aug. 16th, 2007 02:28 am (UTC)
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"I don't want to disappoint my parents. I don't need to play anymore pressure on myself. They've already got me in a press as it is." He said, trying to sound a little more light-hearted than he felt at the moment.

He glanced over at her with a serious expression. "Because of everything that's been going on? Or she just doesn't want you to leave home? I suppose I could understand both, the way things are. My mum was like that when I first left for Hogwarts... Because I was so ill as a child. She knows that Hogwarts is safe though. Maybe your mum just needs reminding? If that's the problem, of course."

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