The Transfiguration Courtyard (also known as the Middle Courtyard) is one of the cloisters in the inner part of Hogwarts. This courtyard has an open grass area and a large tree. There is one massive Armillary Sphere that stands in the center of the courtyard. The Transfiguration Department is located somewhere off this courtyard (hence the name). Timothy the Timid's portrait is also to be found here. He may ask you to cover his portrait because someone is looking at him.
When Freya had gone into the Kitchens to make some blueberry muffins, she had made a lot. Though, not like it was much of a problem. Her muffins were delicious, especially the ones she made today. And, with so many extras, she put them in a basket and started to handing them out to students she passed down the hallway. Walking into the courtyard, half of the baked goods were already given away.
-"This dream is a blue mirage in the desert, a priori deep inside of me." Message Me - 01:00, November 24, 2018 (UTC)
Tae knows that smell anywhere. It's as if his nose were hardwired to sniff out Freya's cooking. "I knew I smelt your muffins." Taeler greeted cheerily, coming up behind his sister and plucking one of the treats from the basket.
She quickly turns when recognizing the voice ever so easily, a grin displayed when seeing her brother. "Take as many as you want," she offered holding the basket out. "I made a lot more than I meant to."
-"This dream is a blue mirage in the desert, a priori deep inside of me." Message Me - 20:06, November 25, 2018 (UTC)
Tae's eyes widened in excitement. "Really?" He asked with a bright grin, gratefully taking the basket from her. "They'll be gone by my next class." He assured her with a chuckle. "I might share one or two though." He added humorously, his eyes shining bright. Really, he'd offer them to his friends and maybe bring a couple to Isaac and Hanuel. "What got you in the baking mood today?" Taeler asked curiously before taking a bite of his muffin. It was still warm and practically melted in his mouth. Freya truly had a gift.
"Perfect," she chimes back with a chuckle as well. She tightens the low ponytail in her hair a bit, now that the basket was out of her hands. "Aren't I always in the baking mood?" She wasn't even joking. Baking was one thing that never got old or sounded boring, no matter how much she did. When she was happy, she baked. When she was sad, she baked. When she was just overly stressed about something, she baked to get it off her mind. It was always that one thing that kept her happy, and it was a big reason why she did it so often.
-"This dream is a blue mirage in the desert, a priori deep inside of me." Message Me - 02:54, December 6, 2018 (UTC)
Tae let out a small chuckle. "I guess you're right." He admitted with a smile. "Which is great for me because I get to eat whatever you make. Win, win." Taeler decided, taking another bite with a grin. The only thing he could cook was Mac and Cheese, so it was nice having a baker in the family. "Oh! How'd you do on your Charms test yesterday?" Tae managed to mumble through the muffin.
Heloise had also been in the courtyard, sitting down on the ground and also studying with a book on Transfiguration. It was stuff she already knew, but she was hoping maybe she was missing something and that was the reason she had failed to do one of the spells in class. She would probably practice the spell as well, but she preferred to do that in a quieter spot. It isn't long until she gets bored and her eyes start wandering off the page and at the courtyard, where she spots her younger cousin. He seems to be quite delved into his book of sorts, so she sneakily makes her way over to him until she's standing right over top of him. "Boo," she says in quite a monotone voice, a smirk on her lips while she drops down next to him. "So... Has your dad sent you a howler yet or is he waiting until Christmas to yell about you and your new house."
"No wonder you were put in Hufflepuff. You're a coward." A smirk still rests upon her lips, not being able to help herself. She's not trying to be necessarily mean. Just messing with her cousin, that's all. She does know that it won't be all jokes and laughs once he gets home to his father, though. "Oh, come on. You don't want to hang out with your favorite cousin?" She knew she didn't hold that favorite title - probably Alexandria did - but it was still fun to throw it around.
"I was put into hufflepuff because unlike you, I actually know how to be kind." He stands up. "I've already beaten myself up over this a million times over. You think someone of my own blood would be kind enough to offer some help instead of making me feel worse. Excuse me, I think I'll go study elsewhere."
"Come on, Elias, lighten up," she says, her close-mouthed smile falling. She's upset her cousin took her comment so seriously, but didn't care enough to stand up or apologize. "I'm only kidding with you. I don't care if you're a Hufflepuff. Gryffindor's worst in my opinion, to be honest. All of them are so loud and annoying."
"Great! You don't! They do!" His voice raised, and he gestures loudly to the world. "Father, Grandfather? Grandmother? All of them! They do! And I'm sorry if I'm a coward for being afraid to disappoint them, just like everybody is this Godforsaken family is!"
Honestly, she only rolls her eyes at that. Maybe it might be just because Heloise was a Slytherin, but she felt like her cousin was overreacting. "You're not the first non Slytherin in the family. Don't act like you're so special and such. Fine. Maybe they'll be a little pissed... but come on. Does anyone truly care that much? No. So, please, get off your high horse and chill out."
She frowns at that. No, Heloise didn't understand. She didn't face anything close to what Elias did. Though, she knew certain aspects. Most things she could easily hide, but there definitely was at least one thing. "Fine," she huffs. "I really don't get. The most disappointment I've ever been to the family is sucking at magic... But, I'm still a pure-blood Slytherin at least. I'm sorry."