You walk down Diagon Alley, your eyes darting from side to side, amazed at what you can see. You stumble upon an ice cream shop where many people are holding cones. A man hurries round giving ice creams to little children. This place serves bright cones, which don't melt in the sun, and are perfect on any day.
Note: You may also mix-match with the flavours (e.g one scoop of chocolate and one scoop of vanilla. To make the pictures bigger, you can just click on them! Also, for the RP, please let me come up and ask what you want.
Would most people go to get some ice cream during a cold day in winter? Probably not. But Quinn had a sweet tooth and was hungry. Other than the cold temperature, the sun was out at least. Bright enough for Quinn to wear a pair of sunglasses she had recently bought. She walked in the shop, eyes hidden behind her sunglasses and halfway purple hair pulled back in a low ponytail, hands in the pocket of her coat. There wasn't many people at the shop and no line, but she waits a minute to look and see what they have before ordering.
Jace had thirty minutes left before he could clock off for the day and he was dying too. It had been such a slow day and it was doing Jace's head in. After being here for more than a year now, Jace found himself doing the same thing over and over and today was no different. Not that Jace was going to complain, it was a nice place to work. Finally, he served people until Quinn was next in line and he shot a smile in her direction. "Can I get you anything?"
Returning the smile, she moves up to take her order. "Um..." She thinks for one brief second, making sure she knew exactly what she wanted. "A scoop of mint chocolate chip, please." Thing with with being muggle-born, you got to love the best of muggle ice cream flavors.
To keep himself entertained, Jace had come to try and guess each customer's choice of flavour. Mint chocolate wasn't the one he had thought it'd be. "Doesn't it always taste like toothpaste to you?" He asked as he scooped a generous amount into the cone, "not judging or anything but I can't say it's my personal favourite."
"No, it tastes like mint and chocolate chip," she answers back in a jokingly manor. Quinn had eaten a lot of the flavor when she was little, it being her mom's favorite. It wasn't Quinn's absolute favorite, but she still enjoyed it and would choose it on occasions. "To each their own then."
Jace broke into small laughter at the response. "Point taken," he said. "Personally, I always like the lemon the best. No one ever really chooses it but it's refreshing, honestly." With that, he offered Quinn her cone with the chocolate mint piled onto it. "Don't tell, but on the house. For putting up with my opinions."
"Lemon is nice. Sour." She takes out the amount it was for the cone before taking the cone. "Oh, no, I couldn't. It's fine, really." She holds out to give him the amount that - unless she counted wrong - should be exact.
"No, really, it will encourage you to come back," he said but shrugged when she gave him the money. "Up to you, really," he said switching the contents of what they held. He quickly looked through it. "Exact amount. Nice. Most people just give me coins hoping it's enough."
Cadmus wasn't proud of what he had done, hiding his true identity from his younger brother Callum when he wrote him the letter. What was he to do though? Cadmus was sure Callum wanted nothing to do with him but, they were brothers after all... The young male opened the door to the ice cream parlor and hesitantly made his way inside. It took less than a second for Cadmus' eyes to land on Callum and despite not seeing him for year, he immediately knew who he was. "Hey, Callum..."
He couldn’t believe it at first, seeing Cadmus made a rush of emotions flow through the boy. Callum could never forget Cadmus’ face even if he tried. “Why are you here?” He asked, his voice cold and bitter towards his brother. He hasn’t seen him for five years, and that’s plenty of time for some hard feelings to settle in a heart.
Callum's tone was cold, Cadmus had expected nothing less. For a moment, he couldn't bring himself to form a single word in his mouth. He only stood there and gazed at his younger brother, his eyes full of remorse. "Callum, I..." His voice faltered as his gaze fell from Callum to the floor. Suddenly though, Cadmus snapped back up and gave his younger brother a lopsided grin. "Well to see my little brother, Why else?" Cadmus' tone was weirdly cheerful now. It was the only thing he could think of to try and break the ice between them but, of course he knew it wasn't going to be that easy.
He shifted his weight from foot to foot nervously, while at the same time scratching the back of his neck. “Look Callum, I know I abandoned you and Aurora but...” he didn’t know how to finish his sentence. He had no excuse good enough to explain what he had done. “I didn’t know what else to do.” Cadmus finally forced out.
His emotions were stirring inside him and he wasn't sure what to do or how to respond. He wanted to scream and yell at Cadmus, get all his pent up emotions out and dump them onto his brother... But he just couldn't, "You left us." He finally got out, barely audible. "I was eleven, Cadmus. And you left, I still remember watching you leave." He had to look away as his voice broke. "Why are you coming back after all this time?" He finally asked, glancing back at Cadmus. His voice wasn't cold anymore, but Cadmus could still hear the hurt behind his words.
Cadmus remembered that day too, his heart aching the slightest bit just thinking about it. "I came back because i'm tired of running." He answered before taking a seat across from his sibling. "I want to make a life here and... i want you to be apart of that life. You and Aurora" His words were genuine and Cadmus hoped Callum would see that.
Callum's head ached and he put a hand to his head, the pain sudden. "I-I believe you... But, it's going to be hard." He told him, closing his eyes for a moment. "Do you even know what's happened recently with mum?"
He shook his head slowly, part of him curious but the other part of him not wanting to care. "No, When i left, i cut all ties with out parents." Cadmus shifted in his seat. He really didn't want to care but, it was his mother after all, right?
That didn't really surprise Callum when he heard that, but the throbbing in his head got a little worse. "Well, long story short. Mum got sent to prison for child abuse, and I got adopted about three years ago." He explained, taking a moment to breathe. "Mum came back in the summer and tried to kidnap me and kill my adoptive mum, which got her sent to Azkaban for life. She also tried to go after Aurora," He informed Cadmus. "She went completely psycho."
He could feel his blood start to boil, anger... At his mother, his father, at himself for not being there for sibling through all of that. "That Bi*ch..." He said under his breathe, careful not to let Callum hear him. "And what of our dad? Did Aurora get adopted as well?"
"No, Aurora didn't get adopted. And I don't know what happened to dad, I think he got out of prison but he must have gone into hiding or something." Callum said, before stopping a waiter to get a refill on his water. He then downed the drink almost instantly, his head was hurting pretty bad now.
He was watching his brother, it looked like he was in some major amount of pain and he was getting worried. "Are you ok?" He asked in a worried tone. "Sorry if my sudden appearance is giving you a major headache."
“It’s fine, I don’t think it’s you,” he said, taking in a breath. “So, what are you going to do now that you’re back? It’s not gonna be a waltz in the park,” he said, not meaning to sound harsh. “When you’re gone for five years... That’s a long time for people to change,”
He wasn’t sure if telling Callum would be the best idea, Cadmus was scared of what moving back held and to be completely honest he wasn’t sure he’d be able to pull it off. The scared part of Cadmus want to run away again... “I’m actually planning on becoming an Auror.” He was able to voice. “And to be honest, I didn’t really stay close friend with any of my Hogwarts classmates so, you and aurora are my top priority.”
He paused for a moment, and it took him some time to process what Cadmus said. “Really?” He finally got out, he wasn’t as angry as he thought he would be. “I’m your priority?” He then said, as if it was a new concept. “You’re not going to leave again are you? When things get hard,”
”Like I said, I’m tired of running.” Cadmus voices, his eyes fixed on Callum. Giving him a reassuring expression. One that said he was still scared but, that he’d never leave him again. “Besides, if dad happens to try and show up... I wanna be here to make sure he doesn’t try and hurt you guys”
Hearing that made Callum feel a little better, but then at the mention of their dad coming back it made Callum's anxiety skyrocket. "D-Do you think dad would r-really try and c-come back?" He asked with a shaky voice, Cadmus being able to see the worry and anxiety in Callum's features. "I-If he does, you promise t-to be here?"
Mental curses rang through his head, angry with himself for even putting the idea in Callum's head. Cadmus was quite new to this older brother gig and mistakes were bound to be made. "I don't know what goes through that crazy mans head but, if he does show up... i'll be around... a promise." With that he placed his hand of Callum's reassuringly, All while giving him a brotherly smile.
Cadmus could feel Callum’s hands shaking when he put his on top of the boys, and Callum just looked at Cadmus. “I-I’m glad you’re back... I-It makes me feel safer,” he told Cadmus, his voice shaking a little. It seemed that Callum had been through quite a lot since Cadmus as gone.
Cadmus' blood was boiling as he felt his younger brothers hand shake. Their parents screw with both of their lives greatly and it made Cadmus feel nothing but anger towards them. He was able to keep himself under control though and to Callum, Cadmus must have seemed calm and collected. "I'm glad i'm back too." He replied, moving his hand off his brothers. "So, you must be like sixteen by now right?" Cadmus asked curiously, hoping to distract the other from their earlier conversation.
"Hey now, I'm not that old" He answer with a light laugh, while rubbing the back of his neck. "Only 22" Cadmus was happy it seemed Callum was no calming down. "And Aurora, she should be around 18 now?" He paused for a bit after this, bringing his hand up to his chin to think. "Hmmm... Maybe i really am getting old" Cadmus laughed again, this time a little louder and longer than before.
It was nice to laugh, and hear Cadmus’ laugh as well. He then felt his phone buzz, pulling it out. “Oh, I have to go meet my mom,” he said, before realizing he needed to elaborate, “Aubree... My adoptive mom,” He said and got up, “Thanks for meeting with me, and I’m glad you’re back Cadmus,” he told him, giving him a smile.