This was the kiss he’d been waiting for. It was a gunshot. It was a prairie fire. It was the spin of Makker’s Wheel. Jesper felt the pounding of his heart–or was it Wylan’s?–like a stampede in his chest, and the only thought in his head was a happy, startled, Oh.
pose borrowed with some changes from this MUCH BETTER fanart
[I have got some ideas from the book and some are from my interpretation… I’m sorry if some are a little longer than others; I wrote it on my phone so I couldn’t tell - Jess:) ]
Hufflepuff common room is the most comforting of all the common rooms, centered off from the kitchen. The common room always smells like fresh baking and warm chocolate. The rooms is light and airy with plants growing in window boxes hanging from the small round windows. A crackling fire would always be burning and in the winter months the house elves from the kitchen would fill glass bowls with marshmallows to toast over it. There would be books scattered over crooked wooden shelves and comfy armchairs with patchwork cushions to read in. An old, slightly out of tune piano would lay to rest in the corner, and would be played on occasions such as Christmas as the students would bellow Christmas carols at the top of their lungs. The bedrooms in the dormitories would be round with several rugs scattered over the wooden floors, accompanied by a fireplace and several wooden bunk beds. The beds would be covered in quilts and each would have a small shelf on the wall beside it with a bedside lamp and enough space to store a couple of books. Oil lamps would hang from the walls of all the rooms and would slowly dim throughout the evening. Students would enjoy staying up late with blankets and pillows as they would sit around the fire and talk.
The Ravenclaw common room, located in Ravenclaw Tower on the west side of Hogwarts, would hold the largest collection of books beside the library. These books would be alphabetically placed in floor to ceiling marble shelves, expanding over two walls of the common room. Several navy blue velveteen chaise lounges would be placed around the room, so students could read in comfort. The ceiling would be of a midnight blue, depicting silver enameled stars which moved to represent the nights sky outside. A brass telescope would be facing out of the north window, over the black lake. The dormitories would house several mighty four poster beds, with marble pillars holding up dark blue and silver drapes. A small vanity cabinet would be placed next to the bed, for the students to place all of their belongings in.
Slytherin common room is located under the lake, with long floor to ceiling windows looking into the green murky lake, and casting a green hue over the entirety of the common room. Tapestries depicting the life of Merlin would cover the dungeon walls, as green foliage would sprout from various corners of the room. A roaring fire would be constantly burning from a large stone fireplace, decorated by the Slytherin crest. Black leather sofas would be facing each other in the middle of the room, as students would kick back and discuss their days together. A crystal candelabra would hang on a chain from the center of the ceiling, casting a warm contrasting light over the large common room. The dormitories would also have tapestries covering the walls, with two smaller windows opening into the lake. The beds would be metal framed, yet would be draped with black curtains and covered in a dark green fleece blanket. Candles would be burning on saucers, placed on wooden bedside tables, and an array of shelves would hold cups with pens in, school books and their own personal possessions.
Gryffindor common room is located in Gryffindor Tower on the 7th floor of Hogwarts and opens to a portrait of the fat lady. The common room is one of the smallest, yet coziest of all common rooms. A fireplace is the center point of the room, with a large, tatty red sofa facing it. Pained windows would outlook the surrounding land of Hogwarts, and in summer the windows would often be opened to let in a cool breeze. Tapestries would hang from bare walls, accompanied by gold leaf gilded paintings of the castle. Bright orb like lamps would be situated around the room, casting a mellow golden light over the furniture. A small wooden desk stood, crammed with books and scraps of paper, was positioned by the staircase beside the hallway to the girls dormitories. The dormitories were round and held several large wooden four poster beds, with heavy red curtains draped from four of the corners. The beds had woolen blankets nearly folded on the end for the winter months. The walls, although initially bare, were covered in posters of favorite quidditch teams and various muggle and non-muggle bands.
Nina wished Colm Fahey could march over to Jan Van Eck’s office and tell him to give Inej back or get a mouth full of knuckles. She wished someone in this city would help them, that they weren’t so alone.She wished Jesper’s father could take them all with him. She’s never been to Novyi Zem, but the longing for those golden fields felt just like homesickness.