Emil Hargreaves had finally reached the point where he could consider Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to be a sort of home, but his true home was still - and would always be - back home in London with his family. That wasn't to say that he didn't love Hogwarts, as it was an amazing place that he could not have failed to enjoy even if he'd tried, but the Hargreaves boys had been exceptionally close growing up, and it pained him to be away from his older brothers for so long. As the youngest boy, Emil had always looked to his three brothers for guidance, but now he was walking a path where they could not steer him.
But now he was home, and he had almost a full month to spend with them before he went back to school, and he was determined to make each and every second of it count! Unfortunately, the others hadn't seemed to be nearly as intent as he was on enjoying their time together. Camdyn, the brother with whom Emil had always been closest and who had always been there to give him advice had not so much as spoken to him once the entire time that he had been home! This terrified Emil, as he had thought at he and Camdyn had been finally starting to mend those wounds - but he supposed that they still had a long way to go.
It had been a very sad Christmas for Emil, his parents awkwardly trying to make everyone happy whilst Tyko was the only boy who seemed to have any desire to speak to Emil at all. But even Tyko wasn't much comfort as he only seemed to be interested in Emil teaching him how to fly or something - which of course Emil could not do. But he didn't tell his brother this, afraid as he was that he wouldn't talk to him if he knew.
And so Christmas and New Years had passed quite painfully for Emil, and every night he crawled up beneath his covers and cried himself to sleep, knowing that his brothers must surely hate him now. Today was seemingly no different, as Emil sat on the couch staring at the blank television screen quietly, wondering if he should just do everyone a favor and leave for Hogwarts early.
Legacy era • Kennedy Enterprises Financing Director • age 34