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Hermione Granger ([personal profile] bookish_lioness) wrote in [community profile] faderift2016-06-22 11:53 pm

OPEN: And you can shake the mountains with a whisper

WHO: Hermione Granger and YOU!
WHAT: Hermione ventures out of the library. Sometimes. But she's also in the library most of the time, because she's Hermione.
WHEN: Late Justinian, creeping into early Solace if need be.
WHERE: Throughout Skyhold, just outside of Skyhold, pick a place far away from Skyhold and find a reason to drag her there.
NOTES: If you'd like a particular starter and/or would like to hash out some minor assumed CR that can lead into this, feel free to let me know either via PM or plurk ([ profile] StarryOblivion). Otherwise, feel free to have them randomly bump into one another!

The Herald's Rest.

Hermione doesn't often come in here, not since receiving an odd look when she'd first asked for just some water (really, given how young everyone here seems to think she is, she'd been surprised that the surly bartender had thought she'd wanted something harder). But sometimes it's a nice change of pace, sitting among the mostly quiet chattering of the other patrons and enjoying the fire as she reads or looks over her notes. Presuming, of course, that no one is foolish enough to have too much to drink and try to bother her. Talking is a distraction she'll accept with no fuss, but Merlin help anyone who's had enough alcohol to think she's open to anything friendlier than that.


When she'd first arrived at Skyhold, the stables had seemed relatively empty and were a fine place for practicing her magic without risking hurting anyone. She'd thought she could do the same now, only to find that there are considerably more horses - and, er, other creatures - residing there. Magic might only frighten them, she decides, but they're so pretty that she can't help visiting with them for a bit, getting as close to them as she dares. It's been years since she's ridden a horse, but she's entirely certain that these mounts aren't exactly the type that would trot gently along a given course for an inexperienced rider, so she isn't even going to ask after something so silly, even if the interest is clearly there in her eyes.

Courtyard, not too far from the healing tents.

When the stables prove not to be the best place to practice with her magic, Hermione decides that it might be best to find a little corner close to the healing tents instead. At least then there would be other mages around, and so it was less likely that anyone who stumbled across her would look at her disdainfully. And if anyone gets hurt, a healer wouldn't be too far away. Of course, she highly doubts that anyone would get hurt just because she was unsuccessfully attempting to transfigure leaves and pebbles and whatever else happens to be in the vicinity. Transfiguration doesn't seem to be an aspect of her magic that's carried over into Thedas, or at least Hermione can't manage it without more practice, given that she's growing more and more frustrated as she continuously taps rocks and other objects with what looks like a stick, muttering to herself in exasperation.

Library. Because of course.

If you've been to the library, you've seen her. Whether you know her and enjoy talking to her about rifter politics or think it's entertaining to scandalize her or have never bothered to approach her, Hermione can more often than not be found in the same little niche in the library, nose in a book or a quill hastily scribbling down notes. Or even, occasionally, dozing off, since she hasn't exactly claimed any sort of sleeping space for her own and more often than not loses track of the time when she doesn't explicitly have somewhere to be.


Hermione wanders, and while she tries to be careful, sometimes it takes her places she just shouldn't go. If it doesn't look like a private room or setting, it's safe to assume that the young witch has made her way there, likely looking for a quiet place to read or do magic or just to get a few moments of silence. And while she doesn't often journey outside of Skyhold, she can definitely be tempted beyond its walls if she has the right incentive, or the right company.

theproperglove: (demure;  breaths of strangers' air)

Justinian 21st

[personal profile] theproperglove 2016-06-24 11:22 am (UTC)(link)
Josephine is not looking for the young rifter mage in particular, but she is not altogether surprised to see Hermione in the library. Come to think of it, she hasn't spoken to the other woman since the soiree, and it would be nice to see how she is going, and even perhaps get some insight into how the rafters are settling into Skyhold.

"Good afternoon. I do hope I'm not disturbing you."
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[personal profile] theproperglove 2016-06-25 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
"As well as I can, thank you, given our circumstances." She casts a quick glance around the room as though to acknowledge the peculiar sequence events that has lead them both to occupying this castle. "I was simply passing through when I saw you, and thought that I would see how you are settling in, now you've spent more here."
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[personal profile] theproperglove 2016-06-28 01:14 pm (UTC)(link)
"In times like these, we are often left with few other options," Josephine answers in empathetic agreement, brow creased in concern. "Is there anything we can do to make your life here more comfortable?"
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[personal profile] theproperglove 2016-06-29 12:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"It is unprecedented," Josephine admits, unable to keep an unhappy little frown from forming on her face. "But please rest assured we will do our utmost to return you home once Corypheus is dealt with. You must miss it."
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[personal profile] theproperglove 2016-07-01 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
Josephine notices Hermione's reluctance to talk, and does her best to smile kindly. "I don't think anyone enjoys being eleven," she says, but she can't help but feel Hermione's sadness runs deeper than mere age. Not wanting to appear to invasive, however, she instead asks, "Surely you have made a friend or two since you've arrived?"
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[personal profile] theproperglove 2016-07-04 07:54 pm (UTC)(link)
"You will see them again," Josephine responds, her voice commanding more confidence than she truly feels in her heart. "Of this, I am certain." She adjusts her skirts slightly before continuing. "While I cannot claim to wholly know how you feel, I... do believe I have similar fears. I left my family to give my aid to the Inquisition, but if we are to fail..." She trails off, her gaze hardening. "It does not matter, because we will not fail. I do acknowledge, however, that this is all easier for me because I made the choice to be here, regardless of how difficult it might have been."
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[personal profile] theproperglove 2016-07-06 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Josephine inclines her head towards Hermione in agreement. "I try not to," she says with a small smile on her face. "I would also like to think you are all here for a reason. The Maker works in mysterious ways."