Ted paced back in forth in the abandoned classroom he had told Andy to meet with him. This was it, finally, the moment he had been waiting for. The ring sat in his pocket and bounced around, as if trying to escape. Calm down, he kept repeating, both to himself and to the ring. Just keep calm and wait, eventually she would show up. Yes, she would show up eventually. Until then, he thought of every scenario he could possibly think of.
Well, the first thought was that she could say yes. The second thought was that she could say no. And the no hurt a lot, to even consider for a moment. But surely she wouldn’t say no, this a far to painful thought to bare. But it was possible, and he had to take it in stride. Even though she had said yes before.
“No, I can’t help you find her.” Andromeda sighed, rolling her eyes as she stood, arms crossed over her chest, a few feet from the open door to her dormitory. Her roommate, the same one that she was almost certain was being bribed by her sisters. Not only did she dislike the girl, but she despised her bloody cat. She still had the scar it had left on her arm two years before. She would have up and left if she wasn’t blocking the damn door. “Look, I have to be somewhere, okay?” Andromeda said uncomfortably, her eyes shifting to the floor. She could feel her roommates intense glare in her direction.
A few more seconds and she couldn’t stand the deafening silence. She lifted her head and let out a frustrated groan. “Sorry ‘bout your bleeding cat, but I’ve really got to go.” Andromeda said forcefully, pushing her roommate out of the way and leaving without another word. As she made her way out of the common room and through the castle, the corridors started to seem much longer than she had remembered. It seemed to take her far longer than it should have as she searched for the right classroom Ted had told her to meet him. She attempted to rid the frustration from her face, knowing it was no use to stay so on edge, especially not as she was going to meet Ted.
Andy finally recognized the familiar classrooms appear, and it only took a few more moments until she reached the correct one. She turned the knob, yanking the door open. She immediately saw Ted, being the only one in the room, and all the anxious and perturbed emotion immediately fell away. “Hey,” she said quietly, a faint smile on her lips.