and it's strange that things change

and it's strange that things change

Alexandra Potter
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Alexandra Potter
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October 6th, 2014, 12:20 am #1

The castle was quiet as Lexi wandered down from Ravenclaw to the tower to the study area. Which wasn't surprising. It was pretty early in the morning on a Saturday and so many people were probably still asleep. That was why Lexi was where she was. She needed the quiet to sort through all the thoughts running through her head. It didn't feel like it, but school would be ending soon, NEWTs were coming upon her soon and she hadn't been in the mindset to even glance at her notes. She'd been keeping up with her homework, but her heart was no longer in her work. She'd even been ignoring her shifts in the Hospital Wing. After the shock faded that Reine was dead, sorrow had set in. It didn't help that she hadn't seen James in days and she worried that their cousin's death was hitting him hard. The fact that he wouldn't talk to her made her pain a bit worse, but she understood that he needed his space and would search her out when he was ready.

The study area was empty when she walked through the door and placed her bags on the table farthest from the door. She pushed her long dark hair back from her face and pulled out her potions book, flipping it open and staring at it without actually seeing it. It was a simple chapter on the Draught of Peace. She'd read it a million times before, but today the words just sort of swam in front of her eyes. She pushed the book away in frustration.

This was crazy. She needed to start focusing or everything she had worked so hard for for the past seven years would have been for absolutely nothing. Closing her eyes and taking a deep breath she pulled the book back towards her and began to take notes. Every so often, she would scratch something she'd just written out and write in her own ideas on the Draught. After an hour, she could actually feel a semblance of herself coming back through and a smile was actually on her face.

A noise by the door caught her ear, but she ignored it, assuming it was just another student taking advantage of the silence of the castle in the early morning. That is, until the person took the seat across from her. She stared at her book without looking up. "Look, no offense, but I really need to focus on this and I'm not entirely sure that I'm really in the mood to talk right now," she said, taking a few more notes.
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James Potter
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November 21st, 2014, 5:10 pm #2

James had been avoiding pretty much everyone lately, his family most of all. There were so many people that didn't know that James had been there when Reines body was discovered. It wasn't something that he wanted people asking about. He had gotten in trouble more than once for getting into fights about people talking about Reine, especially those who acted like they were her best friend and had never even spoken to her. It was a disgrace to her memory that people were trying to get sympathy out of something that didn't impact them at all.

As soon as he had woken up this morning he'd had the strongest urge to talk to his twin. There had never been a time in his life that he had been without her and after his talk with Shane yesterday, well it seemed incredibly stupid to avoid the people that cared about him most. Throughout his life, one consistent thing in his life was his twin. No matter what, she was there for him. So he had set out, much earlier than he was normally up.

Now where could she be? He already knew she wasn't in her dorm or the common room. He had figured that out by asking Conner who had sent someone to check. Nope, she was MIA at the moment. The study area popped into his mind and he headed down that way. As he walked in the door he smiled. He should have known that was where he would find her. He walked in and say down across from her, waiting for some sort of reaction.

It didn't take long and the response was a bit unlike her. "Not even to me?" He asked with a pout. He was trying to figure out if she was just extremely focused or if there was more to it than that. He felt like the shittiest brother in the whole wife world at the moment. Why had he been so lost in his own head that he hasn't considered how she was taking this?
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Alexandra Potter
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November 27th, 2014, 3:57 am #3

She wasn't entirely sure who she had expected to see sitting across from her. Maybe one of her fellow eagles, getting a jump start on exams, or... well, she hadn't really thought about it. She certainly hadn't expected to hear her brother's voice, or see him sitting across from her. A smile crossed her face as she closed her potions book and looked at him for a moment. Her eyes brightened up a bit. "Well, maybe just you," she replied softly, putting down her quill. "You've been pretty reclusive lately, James. Are you okay?" There was concern in her voice and written all over her face. She hated the fact that her brother had cut himself off from people lately, especially her. They'd never really done that to each other before, and it scared her slightly. Things had changed, yes, but had they really changed that much?

Her eyes met her twin's. She could tell there was something he hadn't told her, about everything that was going on in his head. Usually she could read him like a book, but when James didn't want her to know something, he made sure she couldn't do that. Reaching across the table she put her hand lightly on his without saying anything. There was really no need, they didn't have to. Though of course, silence had been a way of life for quite some time so she really couldn't handle it at the moment.

"Seriously, though, are you? You've been hiding from everyone lately, James. Not just me. I've been asking around and no one has seen you." She frowned, shaking her head sadly. "You know that you can come and talk to me right? About anything. You always have before." Her fingers squeezed his hand lightly and she gave him a bit of a smile. "But if you don't want to, I get that too. We can talk about something else if you want. Like, I don't know, how're the odds of Gryffindor winning the Quidditch Cup looking? Or,even better, how excited are you that school is nearly over? Once you survive exams that is."
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James Potter
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December 13th, 2014, 7:54 pm #4

He wasn't sure what it was about Lexi. Perhaps it was the fact that he felt that she would be there for him no matter what. They were twins after all. He really didn't know, but he was automatically relaxing since the moment she smiled at him. It felt like everything that he had been stressing about could have just been solved by speaking with his twin. Who else could possibly understand better than her? A heavy sigh followed her question. "Not really." He shifted a little in the chair, a sure sign of his discomfort. Clearing his throat, he finally confessed the truth to her. "It was Simone, Shane, Sadie and I that found Reine. Simone found her and I....I ran over there. She was just...and then Sadie went to run and just grabbed her and went inside. But I remember....and I can't get it out of my mind."

As soon as the words left his mouth, he felt both a tremendous amount of relief, but there was guilt mixed in too. Just as it had been when he had confessed to Shane that he was feeling it harder than he let on. "Shane says I need to just trust in people and that I spend so much time trying to be the protector than I don't know how to let someone help me." He groaned and put his head in hands.

"No, I want to. I think I need to. I'm closer to you than most other people. You are my twin after all." He was already feeling better and he couldn't believe he thought that anything would have changed with this. Even if she didn't fully understand, she would support him. He took a deep breath and shook his head. "I shouldn't have. But I've been trying...trying to figure out the best way to tell you that I'm in the weirdest relationship in the world. Umm...I'm sorta dating...Shane and Sadie....it's really complicated....but it works..." He shot her a sheepish look. "As for the Quidditch cup, we are so kicking ass." He winked with a smile. "Honestly, I'm not too sure how I feel about leaving. Part of me is excited but there's another part that just wants to stay here forever."
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