(1937-09-29) Confrontation in Hogsmeade
Details for Confrontation in Hogsmeade
Summary: Kaiden tells Leander very forcefully not to go near his sister - and then makes an interesting demand.
Date: September 29, 1937
Location: Hogsmeade
Related: Suspended

This is the main street and venue for Hogsmeade Village, the western portion of High Street. The street is always occupied by someone either out for a walk, loitering, or tidying up the outside of their business. OPEN signs hang in windows, shutters and drapes are open wide so display windows can be peered into to view some of the shop's wares. Bustling with life the forest surrounding the village is as active with wildlife as the village is with civilization, however quaint and country it might be.

Kaiden is enjoying the momentary feeling of freedom that a Hogsmeade weekend provides. The tall Hufflepuff can be found moseying down a sidewalk with his hands in his pockets, whistling softly to himself as he does…well, absolutely nothing important at all.

A few moments after a Gryffindor girl comes out of Gladrags, Leander follows. He looks oddly flushed, and his normally over-serious expression conveys both curiosity and embarrassment. Whatever he's thinking, he's thinking it so hard that he completely misses the presence of Kaiden. The Slytherin boy stands outside of the shop for several seconds, then begins to walk down the street back in the direction of Hogwarts.

Kaiden looks up as he hears the bell of the door go and catches sigh of Leander. That weasely little son of a-. Kaiden begins to pick up his pace, saying, "Hey! Leander! I've got some words for you!"

Leander spins around on his heel, his face falling as soon as he notices the Hufflepuff and identifies him. He stands in place, one hand sliding towards his wand for an instant… and then falling to his side. "If you're going to hit me, get it over with, Sykes. I wouldn't blame you, but I'd rather hurry it up."

Kaiden grabs Leander by the collar, pulls him close and points a finger to his face, "Punch you? You broke my sister's arm and got her prefect badge stripped from her and you think I'm just going to punch you?" Those big green eyes peer at him, "What the hell were you thinking?"

Grimacing as he's pulled towards the larger boy, Leander looks him in the eyes and nods slowly. This close, Kaiden will probably notice there's a fading purple bruise on the boy's cheek. "I didn't mean to hurt her. And I had a reason." He doesn't elaborate, merely waits for whatever's coming, his nostrils flaring a bit.

Kaiden grabs the boys collar with both of his hands and rears his head back before slinging his forehead into Leander's nose. After that he'll just let him go and say, "Good enough answer. But if you hurt her again, I promise you won't be getting off so lucky." And so, Kaiden's reputation of attacking Slytherins is bolstered once more.

"Ungh," Leander grunts, staggering back and holding his hands to his face. Blows to the nose are starting to feel way too familiar. Luckily he doesn't /think/ it's broken again, this time… although it's definitely bleeding. Good thing he hasn't put his new robes on yet. Probably it isn't a good idea to stand here in the street with a bloody nose, but he doesn't look as if he's moving for a moment, bent over and waiting so he doesn't ruin more of his clothes. "You ought to get out of here before any professors show up."

Kaiden shakes his head and crosses his arms, saying, "No. You're going to start helping me study, Fox. If I'm gonna be an Auror, I need to crack down, and I've heard that you're smart. If any professor asks, you just fell down and I helped you up." Capiche?

After some droplets of blood drip on to the cobblestones, Leander straightens up, pinching his nose closed. His dark eyes widen a little at the Hufflepuff's reply, and then narrow thoughtfully. "An auror." Slowly, he nods. "The reason I petrified your sister is because I thought she was doing Dark Magic." He lets that settle briefly, then goes on: "She wasn't. But I had to be sure." He coughs suddenly, swears, and leans over to let more blood drip on to the ground, then straightens. "Thanks for helping me up. Carry my new robes for me until I can find a professor who knows how to stop this bleeding, would you? Then we'll see about studying." With the hand he's not using to plug his nose, he extends a paper package containing what he's just purchased at Gladrags.

Kaiden peers at the boy for a few moments, pondering whether or not he should deck him again for talking about his sister like that. He'll let it slide, though and snatch the robes away from him. He gestures up the road and says, "Well, go on, then."

Leander nods once, half-gratefully and half in annoyance, and lets his arm settle back at his side when he's free of the bag. "Good. Thanks." With that, he turns and makes his way off towards the nearest group of students and professors in the hopes of finding one with a decent knowledge of healing magic.

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