The Stone Circle is a circle of giant rocks placed very near the Covered Bridge Entrance. If a person passes through the entrance, they walk back to the castle. If a person walks beyond the Stone Circle, they can reach the Gamekeepers Hut and the Dark Forest (Forbidden Forest). The place itself may be inspired by the famous Stonehenge in England.
Katja needed the fresh air of the Hogwarts grounds, without the slight stuffiness from the heat in the Hufflepuff Common Room. After setting out a blanket beside on of the towering stones, she sat down and against the hedge. A book on species of butterflies was open beside her, but she was too distracted over what had happened at the ball to read it.
Alden AttawayGryffindor Sixth Year - Gryffindor Prefect -"You just can't beat the person who won't give up." – 16:53, April 24, 2017 (UTC)
It was still nice enough to be outside without Arthur telling him off, so he was out for a stroll on the grounds, and was now heading back to the castle, coming through the Stone Circle.
Katja snapped out of her thoughts, straightening her shoulders and tightening her ponytail. As she looked over the other students walking, they almost seemed not to notice, which made her happy as she picked up the book and started to learn from it.
Alden AttawayGryffindor Sixth Year - Gryffindor Prefect -"You just can't beat the person who won't give up." – 21:27, April 24, 2017 (UTC)
A random gust of wind picked up and blew him in the girl's direction. He caught himself just shy of colliding with her. "Sorry about that."
Katja looked up, holding her hands up in front of her face as if that would keep herself safe. When she could get a good look at the fellow, she noticed he was familiar, but a lot smaller in most aspects. "Oh! Pardon me if I'm wrong, but I do believe you're the brother of an acquaintance of mine," she said, smiling through her thick accent. "I'll leave you alone if not, or even if so, but..."
Alden AttawayGryffindor Sixth Year - Gryffindor Prefect -"You just can't beat the person who won't give up." – 01:27, April 25, 2017 (UTC)
"Why, of course," she said, although she knew deep down that it certainly wasn't quite the correct usage of the words 'of course.' "I'm Katja. I don't want to be misleading, so I'll have to say that I'm not necessarily close with him, but I'm certainly familiar with his existence." As she stood up, she flattened her skirt and brushed off whatever grass had landed on the back of it, before extending her hand out delicately for his own.
Alden AttawayGryffindor Sixth Year - Gryffindor Prefect -"You just can't beat the person who won't give up." – 12:47, April 25, 2017 (UTC)
The amount of big words she was using made him wonder how she and Arthur had truly interacted. But he extended his hand in return. "I'm Alden, it's nice to meet you."
Katja was overjoyed. The now-Hufflepuff student had expected that she would struggle with meeting people, but here she was. "I'm pleased to meet you too." And then she was stuck, no longer in the confident trend of socialization anymore as she began doubting everything. It didn't show, but she knew it was there.
Alden AttawayGryffindor Sixth Year - Gryffindor Prefect -"You just can't beat the person who won't give up." – 11:56, April 26, 2017 (UTC)
Katja shrugged, "The book store in Diagon Alley...Flourish and Blotts. Then, we also danced and such together at the ball," she said, her voice dying down slightly as she tried not to remember too much of what happened.