The Hogwarts kitchens are located directly under the Great Hall, down the same staircase that leads to the Hufflepuff Common Room. It contains four long tables identical to, and directly below, those in the Great Hall; food must simply be placed upon the tables in the kitchens, and it magically appears on the corresponding tables in the Great Hall above. The kitchens are staffed by over one hundred house-elves. Helga Hufflepuff brought the house-elves to work in the kitchens, as a way of ensuring they could work without being abused. To gain access to the kitchens, one must tickle the pear painted in a portrait of a bowl of fruit (it squirms and giggles), which then turns into a green doorknob.
Dahlia was in the kitchen making a little snack, trying to distract herself from what happened a few days ago. She had never experienced something like that before, and all she could think about was that night. She shook her head a little, going back to making her snack.
-“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” ~Sarah Williams Message Me – 22:57, August 16, 2018 (UTC)
She'd stress-eaten completely through her snack stash over the last few days and was in dire need of more munchies. She kept thinking of what had happened with Dahlia a few days before and how they'd gone 0-60 so fast. Not to mention she had ten small bruises in a very tender area from Dahlia's panic-grab to remind her. She sees she's not alone in the kitchen. "Hey, Dahlia," she says slowly, a little unsure of where they stand.
She jumps a little when she hears Kit, glancing over to see her. She blushes a little, "H-Hey Kit," She said, biting her lip a little. "I haven't seen you for a few days, h-how are you doing?" She asked, spreading the cream cheese onto her cracker as she waited for a reply. She hoped that Kit didn't hate her, or that Kit was going to tell Dahlia that it didn't mean anything. Dahlia really hoped that Kit wanted to talk about them, but of course it probably wouldn't be good knowing Dahlia's luck.
"Me either honestly," She said, avoiding Déonté at all costs. "I-I'm doing alright," She said, not really knowing what else to say. Should she bring up about what happened? Was Kit waiting to bring something up too? Dahlia decided to be the first one to talk, "So um... About the night up on the astronomy tower..."
-“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” ~Sarah Williams Message Me – 23:40, August 16, 2018 (UTC)
She nods some more. "Yeah... Um, I'm chill with what happened, a little, like, confused, I guess? But if you'd--" She waves her hand vaguely--"rather forget about it, I can do that too." She hoped Dahlia wouldn't want to put it behind them. Maybe hooking up before the first date wasn't exactly her thing, but it would be nice to actually get to have a first date.
“I don’t want to to forget what happened... But I do admit that I Came on way too strong, and I apologize for that.” She said, turning to face Kit. “I know that all of this is still kind of, blegh. But would you want to go on a first date with me? So we could see if something could work between us besides a fling?” She asked, fiddling with her fingers since she was nervous. “I-I really like you, and you’ve been my biggest crush this school year... And I really dont want to be the reason why nothing worked out between us,”
-“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” ~Sarah Williams Message Me – 00:24, August 17, 2018 (UTC)
She blushes when Dahlia says she'd had a crush on her. "I'd gladly go on a date with you," she says with a smile. She crosses her arms over her chest, then winces because that's tender and tucks her hands into her pockets instead. "And like...I'm not gonna disagree that you came on a bit strong, but I wasn't protesting, so." She lets out a laugh. "I feel like I probably missed...some things earlier on, because I had no idea you were crushing on me."
Dahlia can’t help but smile and let her shoulders fall a little when she Hears that Kit will go on a date with her. “Well, It makes me feel less bad that you didn’t protest,” she said with a small blush. “I-I hope I didn’t seem like, desperate or anything... It’s just, you know, the setting and flirting and I just got lost in the moment... I’m also sorry if I hurt your boobs, that was an accident,” she apologized, remembering how hard she squeezed them when she jumped. “And it’s alright, I’m honestly not the best when it comes to flirting. It’s more of me just staring hoping that my crush will look at me,”
She can’t help but blush at that, biting her lip slightly and brushing her hair behind her ear. “T-Thank you,” She said a little sheepshily. “Well um, im planning on making cheese cake... Do you want to help me while you’re here?” She’s asked, not wanting Kit to leave just yet.
-“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” ~Sarah Williams Message Me – 01:03, August 17, 2018 (UTC)
"Mm, definitely!" She walks closer, coming to a stop next to Dahlia. She's glad for the invitation; hopefully they can get rid off the awkwardness in one swift go. "I love me some cheesecake. What kind are you making?"
“New York Style, I hope it tastes as good as the kind you have in America,” she said a little self consciously. “I’ve just gathered all the ingredients, so I now I just have to put them together... You can work on the Graham cracker crust, please.”
-“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” ~Sarah Williams Message Me – 01:21, August 17, 2018 (UTC)
She squints at the ingredients. "Bold of you to assume I know how to make a crust," she jokes. "I usually dump things into a bowl, stir, and then eat the resulting goo with a spoon. I think it involves butter?"
Dahlia blushes a little at the mention of their date, she shouldn't be this embarrassed but she is. She would never admit it, but this is her third date in her whole life. "Well, since you've never been to Lincliff city before, I thought it would be fun to spend a Saturday there. Show you around, check out some of the hot spots, things like that..."
"Well, there's Espresso Yourself which is an LGBT+ cafe that we could go to for lunch. Then there's Bluebird Candy Co. which is a cute little shop we could stop at, oh! There's also Basilton Boutique which is where I've gotten most of my clothes this year, so places like that."
-“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” ~Sarah Williams Message Me – 03:18, August 17, 2018 (UTC)
"Sweets, boutiques, and savory treats," she says, grinning, thinking she's quite clever. She grabs a spoon and holds some of the crust mixture out for Dahlia to try--she might have slipped in some cinnamon and brown sugar.
“Very cute rhyme,” she commented, before taking a bite out of the crust. She munched on it for a moment, before her eyes got big. “Mmm! That’s delicious! What did you put in it to make it taste so yummy?”
-“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” ~Sarah Williams Message Me – 06:25, August 17, 2018 (UTC)
"I really should not be a chef," she says, packing the crust into the pie pan and being a bit nitpicky about making sure it's even. "One time I was cooking some chicken with taco seasoning, and it ended up really soupy, so I dumped in a bunch of crackers and other shit and somehow it tasted like chicken parmigiana, and it is impossible to replicate."
She couldn’t help but laugh a little at that, “Oh my, I hope it tasted somewhat decent though,” she commented, before pouring in the filling once kit was somebody with the crust. “But it does sound good if I’m being honest, maybe sometime we should try to replicate it.”
- "I live by one rule: I keep my head, heels, and standards high."
Message Me - 06:29, August 6, 2018 (UTC)
JJ was in the Kitchens practicing her baking skills. Whenever she had free time, it was either spent there with the house eleves or with Cassius. Today, she was working on a lasagne that her mother gave her a recipe for before JJ came to Hogwarts for school that year. She'd never tried it, but it didn't seem so hard. She was currently cutting the pasta into thin sheets while wearing a focused look upon her face. The tip of her tongue stuck out the side of her pink gloss-coated lips in concentration as she worked.
Entering the kitchen from the door quietly, Ryleigh froze at seeing a stranger in the kitchens. She detected the faint smell of lasagne, hesitating before moving over to another area to start some baking of her own. She had plans to make a peanut-butter cookie cake, something that always helped her calm down. She didn't pay much attention to JJ, not caring what the other student was doing.
- "I live by one rule: I keep my head, heels, and standards high."
Message Me - 18:05, August 12, 2018 (UTC)
JJ was so focused on her preparation that she jumped a bit when she saw Ryleigh next to her cooking station. She hadn't even seen the younger girl come in. As she moved to get some of the cheeses she needed, JJ glanced at Ryleigh's ingredients. With a thrilled gasp, she pointed at the countertop cluttered with different supplies. "Are you making peanut butter cookies?" JJ asked in excitement, totally missing the cake part, but sometimes she jumped the gun. What can you do?
It was a quiet evening deapite how rambunctious the day so happened to be. He had seen quite a few things happen earlier on, but it was never something to get worked up over, not even when someone had annoyed him to no end. He had just ignored it and now here he was enjoying a warm cup of cocoa and reading over some of his notes.
- “Fly with my young wings, spread my wings.” Message Me - 01:18, July 30, 2018 (UTC)
David's been sneaking in here for years, so he's not even trying to look discreet. He waves at the house elves he passes by and asks one for a plate of cookies and a glass of lemonade. Once he gets his requests, David walks around for a place for him to sit and write his letters.
Silas had only looked up when he heard footsteps approaching, only to see a young man not being doscreet with his entrance. He nods in the males direction as to acknowledge his presence, his lips curving into a half smile just before he turned back to his papers.
To hear a voice had Silas nearly jumping out of his skin, but he regained his composure and nodded. "Yes of course, the seat is open." His lips returned to the smile it once had before he took a sip of his hot cocoa, a small chocolate mustache appearing on his upper lip. "I'm Silas Jo."
- “Fly with my young wings, spread my wings.” Message Me - 01:54, July 30, 2018 (UTC)
"Thanks!" David plops down on the empty spot, setting down his plate of cookies and glass of lemonade as well. He stifles a giggle at the appearance of the chocolate mustache. "You've got a little something on your uh," He gestures at his own upper lip, hoping the message is conveyed well. "Nice to meet you, Silas~ I'm David Sakellarios-Willow. Kind of a mouthful huh?" Hearing the familiar surname, David's eyes widened in recognition. "Ooh, you've got the same surname as my uncle!"
"Oh uh." He picks up one of the napkins and cleans away the chocolate mustache, before placing it next to his cup. "Ah, Its nice to meet you David." His eyes were back on his papers as he spoke, his tone showing he was distracted. "Your uncle? What's his name?" He was obviously intriuged, because he had yet to meet anyone else with the same surname as himself, excepr for his family, but they didn't count.
- “Fly with my young wings, spread my wings.” Message Me - 02:23, July 30, 2018 (UTC)
"My uncle's name is Vasilius. He's not technically my uncle, he's a really close friend of my mom so he's like an honorary uncle for me and my sisters." He answers moving to pick up his plate and settle it on his lap. "D'you want some cookies? They're freshly baked chocolate chip."
He seemed a little shocked to hear his older brothers name, but his expression didn't show any such form of it. "That's my older brother, people normally call him Vasi." Seeing the male pick up the plate of cookies had him wanting one and he was internally grateful when he was offered one. "Yes please, if you don't mind."
- “Fly with my young wings, spread my wings.” Message Me - 02:50, July 30, 2018 (UTC)
He looks surprised at the revelation as well. "He didn't tell me one of his siblings was studying here as well." David pauses, as if thinking. "Well, to be fair I never asked either. Still, this is really cool! But, how come I've never seen you around? Are you a new transfer?"
"I'm staying with a family friend, so it's understandable that he didn't mention me plus we aren't that close. Then there's the huge age gap." He reaches over for the peeviously offered cookie, placing it onto of his cup before speaking again. "Yeah, I am. I was going to school in Japan before."
- “Fly with my young wings, spread my wings.” Message Me - 03:24, July 30, 2018 (UTC)
"Huh, that explains it then." He finishes one cookie before speaking once more. "I've never been to Japan, to be honest. What's it like there? I heard the cherry blossoms blooming in spring are one of the most beautiful and famous sights."
"Japan is far different from Britian, by a lot. I was surprised when I got here and yeah they are, it attracts tons of tourists each year. I actually find it much more beautiful when most of them fall and scatter across the ground with some still in the tree. The sight of the ground is beautiful." That's when he realized he was babbling and rubbed the back of his neck. "Ah, sorry I talk a lot sometimes."
- “Fly with my young wings, spread my wings.” Message Me - 03:58, July 30, 2018 (UTC)
David listens attentively as he noms on a cookie, a small smile playing on his lips. Silas' words are painting a rather aesthetic version of Japan in his mind and he wonders if he can go to Japan one day. When Silas apologized, he simply shook his head. "Nah, that's fine. It's actually really nice though, hearing about other countries in the perspective of those who have been there."
"That's good then, have you been anywhere else other than Britain and Scotland? I haven't really seen much of Britain yet, but it seems really nice. Have you ever been yo Ireland or how about Russia? I've always wanted to visit those countries." He picks up the cookie he had taken earlier and breaks a small piece off of it before eating it, humming at the deliciousness of the treat. "These are really good."
- “Fly with my young wings, spread my wings.” Message Me - 10:27, July 31, 2018 (UTC)
He hums in contemplation, taking a sip of his lemonade in the meanwhile. "Well, I was born here but I can kinda remember vacations to South Korea. I don't remember much, but I think Seoul was pretty impressive. I was brought to Greece for a while..." David's voice trailed off. His time in Greece before his mothers have adopted him weren't quite the best, so he wasn't really keen on recalling those times. "That's where my moms found and adopted me, actually. And then I was brought back here. I do want to visit Russia though, that's where мамуля is from~" David finishes with a grin.