Leaf liked the Astronomy Tower for a ton of reasons. For starters, it was a breathtaking view not too far from his common room, giving him a place of solitude but also the feeling of security was still there. Secondly, and perhaps importantly, it reminded him of home. His parents were into astrology and coming to the tower made him feel like he was there with him. Finally, Leaf liked going there to think and to clear his mind. For the past few weeks the thing he had been trying to get out of his head was Hephaestus Black, a pure-blood that actually spoke to him and made him feel happy for all of five minutes. He hadn't expected to find anyone on the tower, hence how he made an audible gasp of shock when he ran into someone, but as fate would have it, said person would have to be Festus, right? "Wh... What are you doing here?" Leaf asked, voice barely audible but the lack of any noise around them exposed him.