For a while, neither Tim nor Amber were even sure they wanted to attend the Halloween Ball. With the winter break racing toward them, it was like their Professor’s realized just how quickly time was passing and they were trying to drop even more work on the students in response. He was looking forward to the year being over and having the opportunity to do his own thing without all of the busy work assigned by his Professors. The problem was that he wasn’t sure things would actually be that much easier when they were out on their own.
In the end, he and Amber decided not to skip their last Halloween Feast at Hogwarts. They met in the Common Room – where there was still a surprising amount of students. He looked at his watch and saw that, while they weren’t going to be early, he would have thought there would be more kids already gone for the Ball. With a shrug he smiled brightly as Amber came down from their dorm and he slipped his arm around her waist, “Ready then?”
With her agreement, they made their way out of the Common Room and up to the Great Hall. There were a number of students already there, but not nearly as many as there had been the year before. With a grin and a chuckle he looked to Amber and said, “This doesn’t really look very promising; you’d think that with all of Norwood’s harping at House Unity, there would be more people here and actively taking part.”Amber Elison