Early afternoon, in the faculty lounge at Quinlan University (of Magical Arts).

Raven Kohle is doing her best to adjust to the recent changes in her life and study to catch up with  the curriculum at her new school--which starts in only a few days.

Her move from Rochester, NY to Quinlan has been rocky and she has her older sister to thank for it.....

 
 

Raven:

 

*thinking to self* I hate being here. *ducks her head as the last teacher in the lounge walks out after giving her the once over*
It's unfair for Shay to make me test out of my senior year just so I could enroll in this dumb university..*Heavy Sigh* Now I have to spend all my time studying.
 
  
~ Shay enters the lounge & eyes her little sister at the table ~
   
   

Shay:

 

 

 

.Raven!!

*points at frosty shake on table* .......

What are you doing with that crap?!!

 

 
Raven: .... (-_-).... Having lunch?
   
   
   
 
   

Shay:

 

 

You're going to get . fat .if you don't watch what you eat.

*frowns*

Raven:
It's only one shake....I'm not--
   
   
 

Shay:

 

 

 

We've talked about this before. ....

The salad would be a good choice--if it wasn't made with deep fried chicken and covered in high-calorie dressing.

   
Raven:
     *sigh* ..Yeah. I know....

Shay:

 

I'm glad to see that you were at least trying to study.
   
 
   

Raven:

 

 

 

I have been trying...

*Even if you don't think I have been...I wish you were easier on me.*

All morning I reviewed the notes you gave me. . Owww.....

  My head feels like it's going to burst!
   
Shay:
Good! That show's you've really been trying. *smiles at her moaning sister* Anyway, I have a surprise for you!
   
   
 
Raven:
A surprise? *what, another study guide? Meh. (=_=)*
   

Shay:

 

I've found another transfer student for you to study with. Maybe that will help you cheer up a bit. *shakes head*
  You're gloomy since you got here and I don't want the other instructors thinking it's because of our family...issues.

Raven:

 

Excuse me if I'm not thrilled about being here--*especially when you could have let me stay in Rochester with Carrie and her folks..*
   
~ Shay steps out into the hallway and returns with someone ~
   
 

Shay:

 

 

*to the stranger*

Felicity Pierce, this Raven Kohle. She's just come to Quinlan from Rochester...and hasn't had much time to settle in.

 

 

*to Raven*

Felicity is a transfer student from the IIEAA. And she'll be in a number of your classes.

   
   
   
   
   
 
Felicity:

 

*fluffing hair while Shay had been speaking* Oh, Hi! *smiles and gives a quick glance toward Shay* Nice to meet ya.

   
Raven:
(T_T) *Shay can't be serious.....*
   
   
 
   

Raven:

 

*whispering to Shay*

I can make my own friends...

Shay:

 

 

*Shushes Raven and speaks in a low voice* Don't blow this. She's a nice girl who could help you with your social skills.

Promise you'll try not to alienate her? Promise?

Raven:

 

Okay....

*looks at perky and trendy Felicity and tries to supress a shudder*

   
   
 
   
Shay:
Thank you again Felicity. It's good of you to help out a fellow student.
Felicity:

Not at all Professor Kohle. It's nice to meet a fellow transferee! *flashes a smile* It'll be nice to have someone to pick up books and class stuff with.

Shay:

 

Well I hope you girls will have a good afternoon. *looks at Raven* I'll see you at dinner tonight.
Raven:
Yea...Ok. See you then. *watches her sister leave the room*
   
   
 
   

Felicity:

 

So, like what's the deal with you? *looks at books spread on table* What, are you actually studying?

Raven:

 

Yea...I have to. Otherwise I'm going to be totally lost when classes start Monday.

Felicity:

 

 

*laughs a soft tinkly laugh* You're joking! Your sister is a professor here! She's going to make sure everyone goes easy on you! I wish I had it that easy!

   
Raven:
*watches as felicity picks up her shake and takes a long sip*
   

Raven:

 

(0_o)

You can have that if you want...

Raven:

 

 

IIt's not like that. Shay's harder on me than other people. *shrugging at the disbelief in Felicity's face* Anyway...it can't hurt to study. I've not got much experience in using magic or anything.

Felicity:

 

IReally? *smiles smugly* That's too bad. My parents let me practice all the time. And My high school had a special program for talented girls like me.

   
 

Raven:

 

Talented, eh.

Feel more like I'm cursed.

Felicity:

 

 

IWhy? I think being a witch is great! At my old school I even had a friend who was great at casting love charms! *grinning nastily* Those can be so much fun!

Raven:
I wouldn't know...

Felicity:

 

Stick with me and you'll find out! So you want to go with me to pick up stuff? I have to get my uniforms and books yet.
   

Raven:

 

 

 

Err...well I should study...but I don't think I have my uniforms either...I forgot about those. *shaking her head slowly*

I never went to a school where I had to wear one before....

Felicity:

 

 

I bet they're uber-geeky. But you'll have to wear 'em just like everyone else. Even if your sister is lookin out for you.

 

Raven:
...(=_=).... I told you she isn't going to be watching out for me.
   
   
Felicity:
Whatever.

 

Felicity:

 

You wanna go or not?*standing up* Either way I'm out of here.

Raven:
.*debating mentally if she should go or not*
What about my books?
 
Felicity:
Take them or leave them. *shrugs* It doesn't matter to me.
  *Felicity starts walking towards the door*
   
   
Raven:
O-Okay! I'll go! Gimme a sec to get my books together!

Felicity:

 

 

Hurry then.

I want to get there and then get a Caramel Dolce Latte from Jinx Cafe.

   
   

Raven:

 

MMmmm! That sounds delish!

*I wonder if Shay realizes how this "friend" might be more fun than I'm allowed!*

   
   
   
Raven:
*grabs her books and is treated by a knowing grin on Felicity's face.*
   
   
   
   
   

Felicity:

 

 

 

This ought to be fun! You've got a lot to learn Raven. A lot. *grin*

 

Raven:
I'm not stupid you know---!!

Felicity:

 

 

Nah. Not stupid--just ignorant and inexperienced! And I can teach you!

Now, let's go--I really want that latte!! 

 
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