(1937-12-03) Scrambled Eggs
Details for Scrambled Eggs
Summary: Breakfast in the Great Hall.
Date: Dec. 3, 1937
Location: Great Hall

Great Hall Hogwarts Castle
Mon Dec 03, 1937 ((Sat Nov 10 02:45:30 2012)) (Ground Floor)
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Braziers that hang by chains from the beaks of griffin gargoyles that line the walls where they meet the high vaulted enchanted ceiling offer warm illuminating blazes. Four long tables are evenly spaced with the heads of the table at the north and south of the room. Each table has a cloth runner down the center and a plush rug underneath of the different House colors indicating to which house the table belongs. The most westerly table is the Slytherin table. Beside them is the Ravenclaw table. The Gryffindor table is then between the Ravenclaw table to the west and the Hufflepuff table which is the most easterly table. One other table along the northern wall up on a dais for the Professors to sit at and look over all four of the other tables. Also on the dais is one lectern gilded in gold with an owl spreading it's wings at the top of the lectern. Candles line the tops of the owl's wings to illuminate anyone speaking at the lectern. A stool like protrusion comes out of the lectern as well as that's where the first years sit when they are sorted. There are three sets of doors in the Great Hall. The main exit and entrance that leads to the Entry Hall is a large set of double wooden doors carved with vines and flanked by high stone pedestals each set with a small brazier above the stony 'H' carved in the pedestal. On the eastern wall is a much smaller door just next to the dais that's attached to the antechamber the first years come up from the lake through. Lastly one other door is set into the northwest corner behind the High Table. As always high above within the obscured stone and wood cathedral like buttresses and crockets the outside weather is reflected in an illusion with all the sound and visuals of the weather, just without the actual effects of it.

Theodore is sitting at a table. He has a large plate with a larger pile of scrambled eggs on it. There's two pieces of bacon and a piece of sausage beside it, and he's shoveling forkfuls of egg into his mouth.

Ajax approaches the Slytherin house table, coming right up behind Theodore, and reaches out to lightly tap him on the shoulder, clearing his throat softly.

Theodore turns, a bit of egg dangling unceremoniously from the corner of his mouth, "Hmm?" Then he sees it's Ajax, and he smirks, slurping up the rest of the egg and through a full mouth saying, "Whashup, Blue?"

Ajax gives Theodore a look of mingled amusement and surprise, a sort of "Are you serious?" expression, but he manages not to laugh. Instead, he holds up a season pass to the Tutshill Tornados matches. "Hi, Theo," he greets with a small smile. "I was hoping I could ask for the honor and pleasure of your company attending Tornados matches next time when we're on holiday."

Theodore chuckles a little, and he swallows. He tilts his head a little, and he shrugs, "I'm not really a Tornados fan, but thanks." He turns back to his plate, and shoves another fork of egg into his mouth. While it's likely Ajax can't see it from behind, he's smiling, trying not to laugh.

Gabrielle comes into the Dinning Hall, her hair up in a messy bun. She looks as if she's not slept at all, and perhaps is in yesterday's clothes. While tired, she does not look unhappy. she'll glance around the hall and take a step or two towards the Slyherin table, before veering back to the Ravenclaw. She'll flop down in a seat to be abel to see Theo and Ajax. She'll quietly pour herself some juice , and the look down surprised when she drinks it. Like maybe she was in need of it, and didn't even realize.

Ajax stands there for a long moment, puzzled. He almost asks about this reaction, but then he seems to change his mind, stepping back. "Oh," he says quietly. "Er, sorry then. I thought—I'd heard you liked them. My mistake, obviously." Then, trying his best not to look crestfallen, he turns to go.

Theodore glances over his shoulder then, and seeing Ajax turning to leave, he hops to his feet and starts laughing. "Hey! I was messin'!" he calls at Ajax, smiling widely as he lunges to move in front of the departing boy. "Stop." He stands there, looking at Ajax, and says quietly, "I'd love to."
Ripley arrives from Entry Hall.
Ripley has arrived.

Gabrielle watching over her glass, makes a scrowly face, but it drops when Theo jumps up. Which is good, because she'd have to borrow one of Gabriel's baseball's if Theo messes this up. She'll reach over and grab a few pieces of sausages.

It takes Ajax a moment to mentally switch gears again, but he finally gives a relieved smile. "Yeah? All right, thenthat's grand! Absolutely grand. Maybewe could get together over the Christmas holiday? Or, if that's too soon we could wait for summer, I mean, I don't want to rush you."

Theodore continues to smile widely, "No no no… I mean…" He actually blushes as he shrugs, "There's… we don't have to wait or… heh… um…" He grins and just stares at Ajax with a goofy happy face.

Ajax stands there lamely for several long moments before he finally says, "Um. D'you want to finish your breakfast? I haven't eaten yet, and I'm fairly well famished, so I'd certainly understand if you wanted to!" He laughs a little.

Gabrielle will roll her eyes and stand up.after brushing off her hands, She'll grab her books and walk over to where Ajax and Theo are standing, "Hey guys"

Theodore doesn't hear Gabrielle at first, just staring dumbly at Ajax another moment. He does see her when she approaches, though, and he glances her way, then back at Ajax. Clearing his throat, he tries to act casual. "Oh. Um… Hi… Hey Artie… we were um… Breakfast. Right." He then sits once more by his plate.

Ripley shows his face in the doorway and looks to those that are in the room. His eyes note Theo, then Gabby, and then Ajax. He shakes his head and turns to head for the door. Sometimes it's just smarter to walk away.

Ajax lingers at the Slytherin table despite having stated his desire to go and eat breakfast. He flashes a grin at Gabrielle, but he doesn't notice Ripley yet, which is probably just as well given certain recent events.

Gabrielle turns to walk the rest of the way, and out of the corner of her eye she catches a glimpse of Ripley. Crap…he's harder to track down that the other two…"I'll be right back,"And she'll give a smile to Theo and Ajax and turn and start walking towards the door. Towards Ripley. She has her hair pulled up in a messy bun and looks like she's maybe not slept.

Theodore looks up at Ajax from his seat. "So… I'm pretty excited about seein' the game with ya. Your father wasn't too upset gettin' them for you was he?"

Ripley lingers at the door for a bit and then turns to look back into the room. As he turns he comes face to face with Gabby, "Hello, Gabby." He speaks softly. "What can I do for you?"

Gabby, who looks just too tired to be nervous asks, "This is going to be one of those weird questions that there's no way to ask with out it being awkward…Did you send me a huge bouquet of flowers yesterday morning?…I don't think it was you, but I'm going through all the possibilities, no matter how unlikely. " As she'll hugs her books to her chest, her arms shake slightly.

"Actually," Ajax laughs, "Dad was really glad. He doesn't think I have enough 'respectable' friends OR that I go to enough games, so he took it as a good sign." He nudges Theo lightly, "Apparently, you're respectable. You should have told me."

Theodore laughs, "Oh, I am am I?" He smiles, "Well, I'm glad I earned you a few points." He shrugs, "You feel better then?"

Ripley lifts a brow to Gabby's question and shakes his head, "No. I didn't." He answers her, "Chris didn't?" And his eyes drift to Theo and Ajax and he gives a touch of a smile at the two speaking as they are.

Gabrielle nods, that's what she thought, "No…at least , I hope not." Gabby will glance to see what Ripley's smiling at, and then turn back to Rip, "ok…sorry to bother you. "She'll give him a tired smile and start to turn back to the tables.

Answering with a shy but genuinely warm smile, Ajax says, "I really do. And… well, I'd also love to just… have a coffee next Hogsmeade weekend or something like that. Just, you know—casual."

Theodore's smile widens even more, if that's possible. "Yeah. I'd like that too." He shrugs a little, "You um… You should get breakfast." He smirks, and pokes Ajax's belly with his index finger, "It's good for you."

Ripley looks back from Ajax and Theo and then to Gabby, "I'm sorry I can't help. Looks like someone just wanted to see you smile." He gives a bit of a smile and then nods, "I should get going before I screw up something else." As he slowly begins to back out of the Great Hall.

Ripley's answer doesn't seem to ease Gabby's mind, in fact she'll pull her eyebrows together in confusion. "Ok, talk to you later." She'll turn and start walking towards the Slytherin table.

Ophelia's been sitting at the Ravenclaw table with Hephaesta, quietly reviewing possible OWL spells in her Charms book. Of course, she pauses about every three sentences to peek up over the pages at Ajax and Theo, biting her lip to hide the giant grin threatening to sneak out. And its while looking up that she notices Ripley stepping away, and turns to give him a curious look.

Hephaesta leans in close with Ophelia, also using her book to hide her smiles and soft giggles…and therefore making it completely obvious that they are both doing exactly that. She whispers softly to Ophelia, "Do you think Theo's coming around to Ajax?"

Ajax gives a long sigh, but he's still smiling. "I should? Well, okay." He finally starts to step away toward the Ravenclaw table, if reluctantly. "I'll… see you later, then?" he asks, hesitating.

Theodore stands once more, almost gentlemanly, as Ajax departs. He nods, "You better," he answers. He watches the lad walk away before sitting back down to finish his eggs.

Gabrielle will smile as she walks up to Theo and Ajax as they're making they're good byes, "Sorry about that….wait…I need to ask you both something!" Again, she sounds happy….but /really/ tired.

Reaching down under the table, Ophelia squeezes Hephaesta's hand. "I hope so." She murmurs, letting Ripley go. She keeps watching her friends for a moment, glancing curiously at Gabby even as she tries to remind herself that she shouldn't be nosing in on whatever the girl is about to say.

Hephaesta doesn't share Ophelia's good sense not to nose in, and while she isn't staring, she is definitely trying to listen to Gabrielle!

Ajax turns back just as Gabby runs up, quirking an eyebrow curiously. "Er, okay. What's going on, then?" He's a bit surprised but also curious.

"Did either of you send me flowers yesterday as …whatever" She'll flip her right hand in the air, then wince slightly and work her wrist slightly. Gabby'll look at both boys with too wide eyes, a sure sign of sleepiness.

Theodore shakes his head, "I'm not really a send flowers kinda guy." Then he looks at Ajax, a little worried, "I mean, I could be?" Then back at Gabby, "But no…" eep.

Ophelia is trying very hard not to eavesdrop, truly she is. But she's already been quiet for so long! Finally, as Theodore starts to worry himself, a giggle escapes her. She claps a hand quickly over her mouth to hide it, but its too late, she's already shaking with quiet laughter.

Hephaesta giggles right along with Ophelia, whispering much too loudly, "Oh my goodness! I think he is!" She leans into the ginger, squeezing her hand excitedly.

Gabrielle will nod to Theo, "I didn't figure….just trying to narrow down the possibilities" She'll smirk and shrug her shoulders, 'Hey, are you still going to Der'shalhoppin…or where ever it is? With Leander?" She'll stifle a yawn.

Theodore gives a little annoyed look at Gabby, "It's Dusseldurffindap. And yeah, as far as I know." Then he glances at the two girls giggling at him, and he huffs. "Bullocks…" He grumbles, "I gotta go…" And he turns to leave.

The smile instantly leaves Ophelia's face as Theo looks their way. As guilt replaces happiness, she hunches down in her seat, looking from Theo to Ajax worridly."Sorry." She mumbles, "I didn't mean… I was just so glad… w-what's Dussel…fidap?"

Hephaesta winces, ducking out of Theo's sight (well, her face, anyhow). "I have no idea. Do you think he heard us?"

"I didn't do it," Ajax says quietly, looking a bit disappointed as Theo ducks out. He sighs, turning from Gabby without comment, and goes to sit heavily at the Ravenclaw table and grab a plate of something sugary to munch on.

"Wait!" And Gabby will reach and pull out a folded piece of paper and hand it to Theo. "Can you research this creature. It's not alot to go on….but I think it's important ….the descriptions a little…abstract. If you need more…I can try to dig a little more up. If you can tell me what it is, I can make potions to help." She'll give a big goofy 'I'm way too tired' smile.

Theodore looks at the paper, then at Gabby. He nods, "Sure…" He nods okay, "Okay." He looks back again at Ajax, and says to Gabby, "Thanks." He offers her a little smile then, and he heads off.

(ooc There may be more to this scene after Theodore left. Feel free to add it if you have it logged.)

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