pairing: Slytherin!Tom x Hufflepuff!OC word count: 3.2k a/n: i wrote this bc i’m a proud Hufflepuff and Slytherin!Tom is the aesthetic. but since that vid where Tom insulted my house i’ve wanted to fight him. still do. square up, Tom!
(ง •̀_•́)ง p.s. chapter names are gonna do with food AHUUUUHHH SO EDGE [airhorn]. parts: [ 1 | 2 | 3 ]
CHAPTER 1: MUFFALETTA
King’s Cross station was an absolute nightmare. Amongst
the bustling crowd of business men, students, and scores of tourists in the
like, a family of three was rushing through the station like their lives
depended on it. Oswin Sodhi had no chance to speak to her muggle friends in the
chaos of leaving, and she immediately regretted it. She had woken up
late this morning, and her parents in their frantic schedule had almost
forgotten what day it was. She gripped on her mother’s hand tight and looked
ahead, her father heaving all her trunks down the narrow stretch of concrete on
the platform. He walked in long, steady strides with a determined frown on his
long face. Getting a good look at him, no one would think he was Arun Sodhi:
Celebrated Author and part-time professor at the New Delhi Academy of Magic. This
man who was so well renowned looked a right mess. His dark hair was sticking
out on all sides from bedhead, and his shirt was buttoned unevenly. His round,
thick-rimmed glasses hung on the end of his rather largish nose, and a dark
brush of facial hair spread across is lower jaw and neck. Her mother, Odilia
(although everyone called her ‘Delia’), was looking far more put together.
Although she wore minimal makeup and a simple long-sleeve and jeans, the most
attention went into her hair. Her thick twist braids were pulled up to a simple
top knot bun with a few strays in the front hanging down to frame her face. The
girl herself always admired her mother and her talent for braiding, which is
why she didn’t object to having her own hair styled the same way in time for
school. Her own braids hung low to the middle of her waist, and they bobbed every
which way as she sprinted towards platform nine and three-quarters.
From the corner of her eye she saw Navinia, a third
year Ravenclaw carry her screech owl in a cage far bigger than she was. Her
twin brothers Rob and Simon were at her side hauling the trunks. They were
older by three years, and they finally looked the part. The summer had treated
them well. They went from two scrawny, scrappy looking boys to distinguished,
cunning-looking men. They were kind enough to give Oswin and her parents a
wave as they rolled by with their carts.
“Ozzie, focus please,” Her father couldn’t help but chuckle as she visibly
flinched. She had grown out of that nickname, for sure. “Books?”
She gave a solid nod and patted her trunk. “Check.”
“Uncle Jenkins’ postcard collection?” Her mother
The girl opened her leather messenger bag to show
the wooden box tucked neatly inside.
She opened her jacket to reveal her wand pocket.
“Good,” Her mother said with a nod, “Now your
father and I will be away in India so I’ve stuck the new address inside your
trunk, it’s that slip of parchment placed at the very top.”
“Don’t lose it,”
“Money for Hogsmeade has been placed in your vault
as well,” Her father gave her a cheeky grin and nudged her with his elbow, “Go
easy on the Butterbeer this year, aye?”
Oswald couldn’t help but roll her eyes and nudge
him back just as hard. They got into a little nudging match, but stopped when
Mrs. Sodhi gave her husband a knowing look and ushered them along. The two of
them kept a gentle hold on their daughter’s hands all the way into the station.
Planning a trip to your beautiful New Orleans. What do you suggest that I see/do?
If you will be staying in the French Quarter here are some things to do. I don’t know how long you will stay but here is a quick rundown.
Drinks - Need to go to tropical isle for a hand grenade, get it on the rocks. It’s stronger haha. Pat O Briens - Go to the piano bar and have some hurricanes. Another place for amazing burgers is called Port of Call and they have a drink there called the Monsoon. Enjoy.
Food - Deanies has piles of seafood and crawfish. If you want a Po Boy you can find them anywhere in the French Quarter. Tujagues (pronounced Two Jacks) & Crescent City Brewhouse are good spots. If you want a famous Italian Sandwich and aren’t afraid of Olives go to Central Grocery for a Muffaletta. So good. You can split a whole one. Cafe Du Monde for Cafe Au Lait and Beignets (they only take cash). The French market has food in it along with shopping for anything in a flea market style but those are all in walking distance in the French Quarter.
Sites - Jackson Square, St Louis Cathedral, Bourbon Street, I love walking down Royal street, They have hnoc.org museums on Royal for free also. If you aren’t scared I would go check out a cemetery. All graves are above ground. They are like mini monuments of random people. I would say don’t go alone and go during the day. Street car ride is fun down St. Charles Ave. Camellia Grill is great down that way. You can see the garden district and the Audubon Park and Zoo are great. Casino if you want to. It’s like a normal casino with a New Orleans theme. Canal Street is nice also but don’t go too far up Canal Street, stay closer to the river.
Want to try making a Muffaletta Sandwich; my version is halal.
Olive Salad- Version 1 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, sliced ½ cup carrots, shredded ½ cup celery ribs, shredded ½ cup green olives, pitted and finely chopped ½ cup roasted red peppers, finely chopped ½ cup pickled tuscon peperoncino, finely chopped ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted ½ cup cocktail onions ¼ cup tiny capers, in brine, drained 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 anchovy fillets, chopped 2 teaspoons dried oregano ¼ teaspoon peperoncino
Olive Salad-Version 2 1 container giardiniera, drained and chopped (16-ounce) 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, sliced ½ cup green olives, pitted and finely chopped ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped ¼ cup tiny capers, in brine, drained 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 anchovy fillets, chopped 2 teaspoons dried oregano ¼ teaspoon peperoncino
For the Muffaletta 1 loaf Muffaletta bread, (8-inch round), split open 2 ounce provolone, sliced 2 ounces beef salami, sliced 2 ounces low-moisture mozzarella, sliced 2 ounces of spicy turkey slices