Hey sorry for the delay, so much has happened in my house that it's been nuts! Good to be back though! Oh, Zia thank you for using FLOUNCE!!
I woke up early in order to get to breakfast and see our house head, Mistress Magonagal, in regard to a certain little stowaway. I slipped out of my dorm room with Arcamedis stashed up my sleeve, happily poking his head out my cuff to check out his surroundings.
I got my chance to talk with her after I had half finished my plate, for she had come into the hall with a few of the other teachers.
"Miss Magonagal," I said as I caught up with her as she began to sit down at the teacher's table, "when you have a minute may I talk with you?"
I heard a soft chuckle before she could answer, "Not even a full day at school and a student 'needs to talk'," said Dumbledor turning to the large grounds keeper, "I win Hagrid."
"Certainly, miss..." Magonagal replied as Hagrid pretended to not hear the elder professor.
"Silver. Shawna Silver."
"I will have a moment prior to the beginning of classes. See me then."
I thanked her and went off to finish my meal, allowing Arcamedis to snack on pieces of sausage. Around the hall I could see many of the students from the day before; Zia was over at the Slytherin table with her back to me so no chance of waving hi, Kamir however, must still be in the tower.
I saw Magonagal rise as she finished and I readied myself, a tad nervous. "You better behave yourself," I whispered to Arcamedis before I rose from my seat.
"Now, miss Silver," Magonagal began, "what was it that you needed to see me about?"
"So, last night, when I was in my dorm, I found that I had an...unexpected stowaway."
Her face, ever serious, also seemed quite concerned.
"You see, I brought my owl and was not sure if my other pet would be allowed in the school," I said as I held out my hand and allowed Arcamedis to curl up in it. "He decided to not give me the option of asking prior to bringing him along."
"I see," she said manner of factly.
"I am not a pet," he hissed at me then turned to the teacher, bowing his small head. "It is nice to meet you Mistresss."
I ignored his first comment, focusing on the task at hand. "This is Arcamedis. He says it is nice to meet you Mistress."
She looked at me with searching eyes. "Are you Parsel tongue miss Silver?"
I had known this word for a long time. My mom had warned me that while it is a rare and amazing talent, it has been given a bad reputation as being associated with dark wizards. I had hoped to avoid this stigma.
"I am," I said quietly. While there were no other students in the hall, I was still nervous.
"Don't worry, you are not the first we have had," she said smiling slightly. "The first for this to happen though. Nice to meet you too."
Arcamedis turned to me, "Tell her I am hoping to stay here to help you with your schooling."
I can't believe that I have been downgraded to snake inturpter. I relayed the message.
"Well, with this new development I believe that we can make the proper arraingements. I will inform the other teachers. However, I would suggest that you do not share your secret with everyone. We have had a student in the past who did not have a good year when the rest of the students found out."
"Thank you, I will."
"You Gryffindors also have Care of Magical Creatures this morning, correct?" She asked as she scribbled down a note on a piece of parchment.
"Yes," I told her.
"Excellent," she handed me the parchment. "Give this to him, he will be able to help with anything you may need since I'm assuming this little fellow did not bring anything else with him."
"That's right, I was wondering how I was going to house and feed him. Thank you Mistress." Then added after a hissing sound from my hand. "From both of us."
"Very good, now run along."