The Train Tunnel is a place very few know about. An abandoned tunnel near Hogsmeade, which is rumored to be the source of 'The Light', the thing ghosts walk into when they choose to pass over. The Hogwarts Express has never passed along these train tracks, as it is also nicknamed The Bermuda Tunnel. Ghosts linger here, so only the brave dare enter.
The young woman was leaning against the side of the wall, arms crossed and a foot braced against the cement. Her iron grey eyes were scanning the surroundings, as she waited to meet up with an interviewee for a replacement informant that had been captured. He was five minutes late, and she was already beginning to get irritated.
- “Only the wind knows where it'll carry our dandelion souls,” Message Me - 19:34, September 19, 2017 (UTC)
She was out on a walk, and somehow, one way or the other, she wound up in the tunnel. Nearby, anyways. There was nothing and she felt inclined to leave. The place gave her the jitters. But then - then she sees Camila there. "...um."
She turned her head slowly at hearing Tori's voice, and elegantly straightened, walking towards Tori with her heels clicking on the stone beneath her. "Well, if it isn't my baby cousin." Camila remarked cooly, keeping her face expressionless.
- "An ugly confession; I think that I'm broken, when I try to be open." Message Me - 23:40, August 18, 2017 (UTC)
Audi wanders the tunnel, contemplating the light as she often does; thinks about how she could live the next 180 years without Eeku, Jessie, and Jesse - and how she'd outlive her younger siblings too, perhaps even being the last Evans. At no point did she seriously consider the light. Eeku must have come here to pass on. She wondered what that would have been like.
It was one of their Hogsmeade weekends and she decided to skip out of town and come here. Gaby's a prefect, yes, but she doubts her position isn't needed at the moment so she doesn't really worry about it that much. She wishes she could've brought her violin but she doubts this place has great acoustics anyways.
- "An ugly confession; I think that I'm broken, when I try to be open." Message Me - 23:52, August 18, 2017 (UTC)
Footsteps echo rather loudly in this tunnel, so when she hears company, the brunette turns away from the streaming light and towards the way she had come. Seeing her sister she stands deathly still, barely daring to blink - her heartbeat, if she had one, would have been pounding. This day had always been comibg, the day Audi's non-humanity would have to be addressed, but it had surprised her. "Tilly," she breathes although she doesn't quite believe it, quiet so nobody else could hear. "You're out late."
As soon as she recognises the voice that called out her name, Gaby's response was immediate, eyes darting around the tunnel before landing on the figure of her big sister. Oh god she hasn't seen Aya for too long and she feels emotions bubbling in her chest. Aya looks paler than usual but Gaby doesn't care as she sprints straight to Aya, giving her a bear hug as a greeting. "Wh- Where have you been?!"
- "An ugly confession; I think that I'm broken, when I try to be open." Message Me - 00:39, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
For a moment the anxiety twisting her insides is forgotten, as she's crushed in the bear hug. "Gotta breathe," she huffs out, after a while, stepping back to get some air before the blood rushes to her head. It had been hard to divert her attention from her sister's steady, strong heartbeat, but Narkissa said that would come with time. "It's a long story, kiddo. How's school been going for you?"
"I got Ravenclaw prefect~" was the first thing that Gaby announced. "School is relatively boring though, none of you are around." She's referring not only to Aya, but the rest of their siblings as well. "But I have Tessa though so it's manageable. How about you?"
- "An ugly confession; I think that I'm broken, when I try to be open." Message Me - 01:59, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
"Congratulations!" She grins, it falters slightly at the mention of the siblings they've lost. (They're just beyond that light, sing-songs a voice in her head, calling her on a faraway aria. She ignores it even if it feels like the light is reaching out towards her behind her back.) She recognises Tessa's name but all she can remember is back from when Tilly was smaller. "Um, well, I ran into Blake." They don't talk about Blake much, not since she'd left Audi at the altar. "And I've nearly died. So, nothing much."
She frowns deeply at the mention of Blake, not really that fond of the other girl anymore after what she did to Aya but says nothing. Her frown got even deeper when Aya mentioned a near death, "But you're okay, right? You're not hurting anywhere? Who tried to hurt you?"
- "An ugly confession; I think that I'm broken, when I try to be open." Message Me - 13:21, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
Her reaction to Blake is expected, as is the concern. "I'm okay now," she replies, rubbing at the scar on her wrist. "It was...it was one of Conrad's old clients. I don't know how they even found me, but they weren't happy. Somebody saved my life." Audi omits Narkissa's name, for now. "The weird thing is...I've never told her, but she looks just like Jessie." Her voice is thick with emotion.
Her gaze hardened, "What did they look like? I can hunt them down, I still have that catalog of all of his clients." Nobody hurts her siblings and gets away with it... Though her urge for vengeance was tempered down at the mention of her late older sister's name, expression morphing to that of years of grief and pain. "Jes- Jessie?"
- "An ugly confession; I think that I'm broken, when I try to be open." Message Me - 14:13, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
"No, don't worry about it, I'm fine," she insists. "Yeah. I thought I was dying and everyone was coming for me but...no, just a doppelgänger." She pulls her sister into a second hug at the sight of the look on her face.
"The darkness hides all our secrets, Tess. If you ventured far enough, it'd consume you too." Sabrina's voice echoes slightly, as Sabrina appears behind her. "How are you, my child?" She asks, pulling her into a hug.
- "People like us know how to make hell feel like home," Message Me - 13:31, July 30, 2017 (UTC)
She wants to make a remark about how technically it's already consumed her, but she just can't find it in her. She returns the hug, relaxing into it because Sabrina is a reminder of home. She's a piece of it. And really, she's feeling homesick. "Tired," she answers. "Taking on so many NEWT courses wasn't a good idea."
She places her hand on the back of Tessa's head, stroking her hair in a matronly fashion. "The year is only beginning, I'm sure if you spoke to your head of house, you'd be able to drop some subjects." She advises. "I wanted to tell you something. Personally."
- "People like us know how to make hell feel like home," Message Me - 14:19, July 30, 2017 (UTC)
Her other eyebrow lifts and she purses her lips. She wanted to have her fun and act disapproving, but also this was Sabrina and she could smell a fake a mile away. Thus, as quick as the thought came, it fled. "I know."
- "People like us know how to make hell feel like home," Message Me - 14:25, July 30, 2017 (UTC)
"You've softened. It's not hard to read you anymore," she drawls, smirking. "I'm happy, though. Really. She deserves some happiness, especially after everything that's happened, and she really loves you."
- "People like us know how to make hell feel like home," Message Me - 14:36, July 30, 2017 (UTC)
Oh. Oh, shit. Shoving her hands in her pockets, she tries to look nonchalant whilst trying not to tense and blab. It's hard. Renée hasn't told Sabrina yet, clearly, and maybe she should already know, but it's not her place. It's risk getting killed by Sabrina when she finds out she was hiding this from her, or risk getting killed by Renée when she finds out she talked. "The whole amnesia thing," she settles for that, putting a smile for show.
Lies. "You know what I like most about you, Tess? You're a smart girl. You understand the value of loyalty, and that's extremely commendable." She begins, "Whatever it is, you're protecting Renee from, let me help. The last person who kept secrets from me ended up in a very unenviable position." She says, thinking of Morgan. "Let me help."
- "People like us know how to make hell feel like home," Message Me - 14:51, July 30, 2017 (UTC)
"Here I was, thinking it was my being Renée's daughter that you liked most," she says jokingly, a hint of laughter in her voice that dies out shortly thereafter. "Push her buttons about Italy," she says in the end, with a sigh. Renée needs help, and quite frankly, she's gonna get it, whether she wants it or not. And I'd quite like to see them pay for what they did. "Stop at nothing. I'm not going to outright betray her trust, but she needs this. You," she adds, sounding slightly put off. "I tried to help and she... didn't take nicely to it."