"Grass flavor! I've never tried those." Tilly said, thinking that it would taste a lot better than it sounded. She continued to think about it even as she responded to Rubii's take on Juno's attitude,
"If he was going to be a teacher's pet, then he might as well do it for himself because that isn't going to make any of us like him any better." Tilly said, making a face at the thought of blood jelly beans. That just sounded nasty, like eating a scab. She tried to push thoughts of Juno far away from her mind. She was over that, she reassured herself. He made her uneasy, almost as uneasy as Giren was starting to make her. Although, the causes behind the uneasiness were two very different things.
Tilly was knocked out of her candy cravings when Giren started praising himself. There were always going to be people making empty boasts and claims that they would knock Juno off his pedestal, but Giren was different. This threat of his wasn't empty at all, he believed in every word that he was saying. Making Tilly speachless was one thing, but rendering senseless was another. She was meeting the weirdest people today, she realized, glancing at Rubiii for a moment. This time however she recovered from her surprise much better. She replied to Giren with a wide grin,
"Really? You've only been here for twenty minutes and you want to take on our child prodigy? You're one tough bloke, aren't you? I can't decide if you're crazy awesome of just plain crazy!" Tilly said with a laugh, a laugh that masked that bit of fear she felt perfectly.
When Giren was sorted in to the Wolf house, Tilly wasted no time congratulating him on getting in to the best house ever. All the while she was made nervous by the mere feel of him, but she didn't want to be too quick to judge. With her best smile and looking smarter in her uniform, she offered to show him the ropes some time.
By dinner, however, Tilly's thoughts were on Juno. Man, she hadn't thought this much about him since fifth year, the peak of her interest in him. She never got the courage to go up and talk to him. Tilly was always a people person, but when it came to people she really liked, she had a tendency to get tongue tied.
But this was her last year here, after this she may never see him again.
With her most nonchalant grin Tilly slid down at Juno's table, as close to him as she could. When Juno's body guards gave her a look, she simply ignored them and looked straight at the star child. "Hey there," Tilly said, her voice a little lower than usual, sticking her hand out for a shake. "My name's Tilly."
God, she didn't think this through (again!), what was she going to say to him now?