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Oh! What robes to wear? (Done)

Postby Denathaniel Nightrain » Sun, 2010.03.07 03:31

*~ Monday afternoon, September 17th, 1974 ~*

It had been a good ten minutes that he had been standing there, looking at the robes on the rack at Madam Malkin's Robes for All and Every Occasion. There was a Ball to be held at the end of the next month for Hollow's Eve which would double as a fund raiser, one of the primary budget collection for St-Mungo's to tend to its patients and pay their employees. And because he was an Apprentice Healer, he was obligated to attend to show how well their teaching program was running.

He gave a snort of disgust. Because he was so good, he was being pushed aside to that others could have more practice and knowledge, which left him unhappy as he felt he was being looked over completly as he did not do as much as others, and he hated feeling useless. Reaching a hand up, he ran his fingers into the black fox's fur around his neck, wishing he could just attend to this new kind of Hell simply in black slacks and a white pressed shirt.

But no! They were to wear formal ball robes, which were quite uncomfortable, with useless articles upon them and even frills on it, which he absolutely hated! "I'm telling you, this is a complete waste of my time, boy. Can't believe it's in my tasks! Couldn't they have just put me in on the shifts that night? I'm sure one of the others would have loved to have to waste money on some stupid robes and mingle with the high class!" he mumbled with a pout, leaning his left elbow on the counter.

He then placed his chin in his hand and with his other he took his wand in the middle and placed the handle tip between his lips, chewing on it gently, a very dangerous habit he had developped since he'd entered Salem's and had to watch from the sideline as his brother got into scuffles with other students, always using his fists instead of his magic.
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Re: Oh! What robes to wear? (Open)

Postby Rodolphus Lestrange » Tue, 2010.03.09 20:01

The door banged open and a tall thin wizard swished into the shop, his long candy-apple red hair done up in a complicated pattern of interwoven braids. He wore burgundy robes with black and copper trim, and above the four-inch black cotton cuffs, his sleeves remained buttoned tight to the elbows -- scribe-cut robes with blotter cuffs.

"Lucky?" he called out. "Are you here, yet?"

No answer. Apparently not.

He closed the shop door with his foot, and darted across the room to examine a rich blue robe with silver embroidery. It was quite clearly not his colour, at all. "Ooh, he'll like this..."
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Re: Oh! What robes to wear? (Open)

Postby Denathaniel Nightrain » Tue, 2010.03.09 22:26

Being startled, he barely managed to pull his wand out of his mouth so as to not shove it to the back of his throat and injuring himself. He looked over at the redhead, who had walked in and let out a deep breath to calm his nerves after such a fright.

Denathaniel looked around when the other called out for a Lucky, but saw no one else, knowing he was a bit too focused on his inner thoughts that had someone walked in quietly, he wouldn't have noticed them. That was the trick his brother used to get away from him when they were both at home when he decided to sneak out. It suddenly reminded Denathaniel he should put bells on the door and windows...

When the redhead moved away from the door after closing it, it snapped him out of his thoughts once more. He made a face at the robes the other customer was looking at and raised his hand to pull down the fur that had puffed up when he'd been startled, which was now tickling his chin. That blue would be atrocious on the redhead, if the cut wasn't bad enough to start with.

But then Denathaniel had to remind himself he was picky with clothes, so he simply decided not to comment at the moment. It wouldn't do to insult a complete stranger, after all.
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Re: Oh! What robes to wear? (Open)

Postby Lucius Malfoy » Sat, 2010.03.13 10:09

Lucky slipped through the door to Madam Malkin's, looking around at the shop, to see if he'd made it there before Roddy. It was highly unlikely, as the redhead had a real passion for clothes, that exceeded his own, but such things did happen. And after spending time being responsible, he was rather in the mood for a spending spree. Noticing the stranger, he nodded to him before approaching.

"Lucius Malfoy," he said politely, one hand extended to shake.
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Re: Oh! What robes to wear? (Open)

Postby Denathaniel Nightrain » Sun, 2010.03.14 04:02

Seeing as he was still petting the fur around his neck, Denathaniel didn't notice the blond that had just walked in until this one talked to him. Startled, he pressed into the fur, which gave out a yip and his familiar fox bit his finger before jumping off and going to hide under a rack of robes, Denathaniel putting his hurt finger in his mouth.

"Ouch! Damnit Izmael!" he complained before turning to the blond, extending his other hand to shake. "Denathaniel Nightrain, sorry about that. I get startled...easily," he replied, a slight blush on his cheeks.

He also took a peek to see if the redhead had seen his rather embarrassing scene, not surprised at all when he saw this one looking towars them as Denathaniel hadn't been quiet at all towards his pet.
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Re: Oh! What robes to wear? (Open)

Postby Rodolphus Lestrange » Sun, 2010.03.14 04:36

Roddy held up the robe he'd been looking at. "Lucky, I think this would look fab on you!"

There was a long pause as he processed the fact that Lucius was talking to someone... That there was someone else in the shop. "Hello, person I don't know!"
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Re: Oh! What robes to wear? (Open)

Postby Denathaniel Nightrain » Mon, 2010.03.15 21:33

Denathaniel blinked, unsure if someone had really had the audacity to name their child something like Lucky, bur he had to remind himself that come people we just that dumb. And if the man's chance went along with his name, there was no mistake many would try to get Lucky...

Turning his attention to the redhead, he frowned as he noticed something...different about him, but he couldn't put his finger on what. He decided to put it aside, knowing that when you were looking for something, it was usually best to not look for it and it would jump at you eventually.

"Hello back...person I don't know either. My name is Denathaniel. A pleasure to meet fine gentlemen such as yourselves," he finished, including the blond in.
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Re: Oh! What robes to wear? (Open)

Postby Lucius Malfoy » Mon, 2010.03.22 09:18

"Possibly, Roddy," Lucky said with a smile. "I'll give it a look in a minute."

His attention back on the stranger, he spoke. "Ah. Another American. I had wondered where you were from, as I think I know most English wizards near my age, at least on sight. So what brings you here?" he asked. He had a contemplative look on his face, looking at the robe Roddy had indicated past Denathaniel.
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Re: Oh! What robes to wear? (Open)

Postby Rodolphus Lestrange » Mon, 2010.03.22 09:39

Roddy swished over, with an appraising look at the unfortunate wizard with the bad fashion sense. "American. Mmm, that explains it, it does."

He draped the robe he held over Lucius's shoulder and walked around the American. "Roddy Lestrange," he offered, at last, with his hand. "Fashion fabulous, and clearly, your new best friend."

"What the devil made you think that atrocity was a good idea?" Rubbing a finger under his left eye, he looked back at Lucky. "I'm thinking dark grey-blues. Most shades of green -- especially olive... Gold, but not too much..."

"And you really want to stay away from collars like that. They'll give you a rash," he said, turning back to the American. "Try some lower cuts in brocade or braid trims. They look more ... lush and traditional, if you can imagine those going together. Don't let this eighteenth and nineteenth century crap turn your head. Wizardry and good taste go back further than that, they do."

He poked the American in the chest, about to make another suggestion, when he caught Lucky watching amusedly and patiently. "Oh. Twice the gobshite am I. You two were carrying on."
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Re: Oh! What robes to wear? (Open)

Postby Denathaniel Nightrain » Mon, 2010.03.22 16:44

Denathaniel barely managed to keep his jaw from falling at all that his 'new best friend' was saying, head almost spinning. Rubbing at where the Irishman had poked him, he turned back to the blond.

"Er, yes indeed, I am American. As for what brings me here, it so happens that your hospital holds the highest standards for healing magic and I couldn't pass up the oportunity to gain such a great education...though I could do without its obligatory functions."

He turned to look to see where his familiar had gone to, relaxing slightly as he noticed the black tail poking out from under the table where a very expensive looking robe was exposed.

"And I do have to agree I am in dire need of help in the fashion department...seems it runs in the family as my mother would have been glad to have just dressed us in potato sacs some days," he said with a lopside smile.
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