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Denathaniel's Frantic Search (Done)

Postby Denathaniel Nightrain » Wed, 2010.03.03 08:02

*~ Friday, August 30th, 1974 ~*


Opening the door to the Leaky Cauldron, the young man was rather out of breath and looking around frantically, searching every dark corners with his eyes. One hand reached up to pull at the hair behind his ear, biting his bottom lip in worry as he smoothed out his Apprentice Healer robes.

"Excuse me? Has anyone seen or heard of someone by the name of Christobal Nightrain? He's about ye tall," raises left hand to about 6' 1", "and has black hair and blue eyes. he should be wearing grey robes..."
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Re: Denathaniel's Frantic Search (Open)

Postby Severus Snape » Wed, 2010.03.03 18:02

It was the night before he had to catch the Express, back to school, and Severus had come to stay at the Leaky Cauldron, because his mother wasn't allowed out in public, this week, and his father was too drunk to do anything useful. Sure, he could've floo'd Lucius, but that would've meant admitting something was wrong. So, instead, he leaned over his bowl of soup, in the corner of the tavern, absolutely certain that Lucky had slipped him the galleon with which he'd paid for it, while he wasn't looking. Galleons weren't common fare, for his pockets.

He looked up, with a start, as the flustered medi-wizard burst in, shouting about a missing person. He thought he might've seen a man fitting that description, headed upstairs, but it really wasn't his concern, either way. Merlin only knew the whole story, here.

But, all the same, the man did look more concerned, than anything. Severus cocked his chin at the gent, to get his attention, and quietly pointed up, before returning to his soup.
"I want to believe in the nobility of the human spirit [...] but you've caught me at a bad moment, and I can't."
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Re: Denathaniel's Frantic Search (Open)

Postby Denathaniel Nightrain » Wed, 2010.03.03 22:56

Noticing the youth making a sign at him and then pointing towards the stairs, Deanathaniel gave a relieved smile and ran to his only possible clue as to where his brother could have gone to that night. At least someone saw him... he thought with a little smile.

It was a few minutes later that he came back down, shoulders slumped and letting out a resigned sigh that he would probably be picking up Christobal tomorrow from either the Muggle police department or from the Magical Law Enforcement Squad holding cells for bad behavior in public.

He went to the youth and gave a tired smile. “He wasn’t there, but thanks for the help anyways.” With that said he left the youth that seemed to want to stay undisturbed, he went to sulk at the bar and ordered a full bottle of Firewhiskey with a pout on his face.
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Re: Denathaniel's Frantic Search (Open)

Postby Severus Snape » Wed, 2010.03.03 23:13

Severus shrugged at the man's comment and watched him retreat to the bar. It was, most distinctly, not his problem.

He'd have to remember to thank Lucky -- or maybe just to yell about it, lest he encourage young Mr. Malfoy to do it again. The soup was better than anything cooked in his home in the last three years, not that he'd ever say such a thing aloud.

But, still, he watched the stranger drink firewhiskey and sulk... It was amazing what a little bit of drama could do to a person's momentary consequence.
"I want to believe in the nobility of the human spirit [...] but you've caught me at a bad moment, and I can't."
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Re: Denathaniel's Frantic Search (Open)

Postby Denathaniel Nightrain » Thu, 2010.03.04 02:46

After having drunk a full glass of his whiskey, he refilled his glass and sighed once more, this time to relieve himself from the frustration of his long day and the fact his brother was missing yet again, he turned on his seat and took in his surrounding more slowly, a frown marring his brow as he took an actual notice of the youth whom had tried to help him.

Ordering a plate with a few slices from a roast and mashes potatoes, he took his bottle once the food had arrived and moved over to the young man's table, putting the plate besides his bowl of soup.

"You know, last I checked, gals tend to like a man with some meat over his bones. And if you're good enough, I'll even let you have a glass or two from this fine Firewhiskey," he encouraged with a small smile and wagging his right brow.
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Re: Denathaniel's Frantic Search (Open)

Postby Severus Snape » Thu, 2010.03.04 03:13

"If it is'na Mad Murphy's, it's piss in a bottle," Severus commented, before wrestling his accent back out of Ballycastle, where he'd spent most of the summer. "And I have a girl, not that it's any of yours."

He might've been lying about the girl. Lily was pretty pissed at him, still, but he supposed in some sick way that Roddy in a dress might count. Not that he was ever going to say anything of the sort. Ever. Because... well ... eww. No.

"And what sort of man sits down in the midst of another man's dinner, without so much as an introduction? Do you even have a mother, or were you raised by bears?" Severus raised an eyebrow over one dead eye. His face was level and cautiously blank as he stared boringly at the young stranger. After a summer with two of the brashest purebloods he knew, his manners were taking a turn for the proud and pointed.
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Postby Denathaniel Nightrain » Thu, 2010.03.04 03:42

He smiled a bit a the youth, liking his bite. "So long as it's not actual piss, I'm fine with anything. And last I checked, so we under aged youngs, though it is true that some have been raised to appreciate more refined brands," he mussed as he looked at the ceiling, frowning at what seemed to be a white stain that was unidentifiable.

He looked back down into the grey eyes and tilted his head to the side. "As for my mother...she was rather too busy with my brother to care much about raising me, though I admit it was rash of me to seat myself so." Denathaniel stood at those words and gave a formal bow. "I am Denathaniel Nightrain, Healer in training, at your survice. Now be a good boy and eat that meat, I'm sure your girl will enjoy being lifted without worrying breaking you into two, even if she is as light as a feather," he ended with a smirk and sitting back down to sip at his glass.
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Re: Denathaniel's Frantic Search (Open)

Postby Severus Snape » Thu, 2010.03.04 04:19

"Severus Snape, potions apprentice." He remained still as stone. "And I find your insistent charity both insulting and irrequisite. I am not some flimsy waif in need of assistance. I am a perfectly serviceable wizard."

He tilted the bowl to get the last spoon of soup. "Besides which, it's my mind that interests my interest. I have no use for a lady less the intellectual than myself, and she has no use for dumb brutes who haven't evolved far enough to use with precision what's granted by the blood."

He looked faintly smug, as he ate the last of the soup. He was a wizard in a world in which blood meant nearly everything, but power and control meant so much more, and what he lacked in the first, he strove to make up in the second two.

"But, of course, you're a healer. You're all like this, aren't you?"
"I want to believe in the nobility of the human spirit [...] but you've caught me at a bad moment, and I can't."
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Postby Denathaniel Nightrain » Thu, 2010.03.04 04:32

"Of course we are, a Healer's first duty is to see to other's health, the second is to be meddlesome. If ever you see a Healer not asking about someone's less than healthy stature, than they are not made for the duty and should be quartered."

Denathaniel tilted his head to the side. "Potions apprentice? Why that's quite a large load young Mr. Snape; no wonder you cherish intelligence above brute force, but let me remind you that the body's need to eat allows the mind to concentrate purely on its task rather than its shell's condition. I also enjoy a good battle of wits, be poor as I am at it, but that does not mean an argument can't end with the fists and one must be able to handle a hit were it to come."

He poured a glass to Severus, not caring if the youth drank it or not. "And ever more, in potions, one must be able to be healthy enough to endure hours upon hours stuck in a room with only company of a cauldron, so the one should have plenty of reserves on themselves..." He left it hanging, just smiling once more at the other apprentice.
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Re: Denathaniel's Frantic Search (Open)

Postby Severus Snape » Thu, 2010.03.04 05:01

"Do not mistake me. I eat quite well. It is merely the work I do which keeps me so thin..." Severus let one corner of his mouth twist, in an antagonistic smirk. "Thirty-three percent of the body's resources, as I recall, feed the brain -- more if a man does heavy thinking. The stomach does not always hold enough to fuel such determination."

He did pick up the shot, however. "However, since it is my intention to sleep, this evening, rather than to ... indulge the latest goblin of my intellect, I will take you up on the piss-whiskey. I'll need something to make sure I stay down, and sleeping potions always leave me listless."

There was a brief pause as he drank and lost himself in a thought. "You said you were looking for a man named Nightrain, named yourself the same, and said you had a brother. Is it this brother you are so concerned with finding?"
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