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    Window Washer
    #1
    Open Thread 
    set really early in the morning
    Kelly generally didn't mind students - he would be in a very poor profession, if he did, after all - but sometimes they could be such little brats. He wasn't sure what whoever had marked up the windows with some sort of paint had been hoping to accomplish. Nonetheless, it was Kelly's job to set the windows to rights. Scrubbing at the window, he managed to make some sort of headway into cleaning off the graffiti.

    After some time of it, he had the prickly feeling of being watched. Looking around, he noticed that he was no longer alone. "Oh, hello," he greeted, a little surprised. It was quite early in the morning since he'd hoped to have the window cleaned off before anyone else awoke so that he wouldn't be a disruption in the corridor. "Having an early morning?"
    #2
    Willow had never been able to break the habit of early rising, even though she'd been at school for nearly a whole term. Perhaps it was just something those in the lower class would always be accustomed to. There was plenty of work to be done and not always enough daylight so one had to start as soon as it shone. And even though her family didn't work on a farm, they still had plenty of chores to do to prepare for the day. Whether it be warming the fires in preparation of the wood working needing down or getting the many, many plants and flowers watered before it got too warm. Regardless of what the reason was, it was ingrained in Willow's very veins.

    She didn't really seem to mind though and quite enjoyed getting to the Great Hall before many of the other students showed up. Sometimes eating in silence was a joy in itself, one she had grown to quite like. However, that morning, she stopped on her way to enjoy some breakfast when she noticed a burly and gruff sort of man scrubbing away at a window.

    Standing still with her head slightly cocked to the side as she watched him, she hadn't even realized she was staring until he turned to her. Her cheeks flushed bright red at the realization of what she'd been doing and her big blue eyes quickly turned down to the ground. "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to stare," she said quickly, her tone quiet but still sweet. She was so distracted by her embarrassment she didn't even address his initial question.
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    #3
    The girl was a tiny, little thing so he figured it wasn't all that odd that he hadn't even noticed her standing there. "That's quite all right," Kelly assured as he finished cleaning off the window and moved along to the next one. "Don't get many students up at this hour so that's the time I do the cleaning." Even the students used to an early morning tended to still be in their beds so this meant that Kelly was likely to adjust his schedule.
    #4
    Willow smiled meekly at him though continued to watch, even moving slightly so that she was closer as he moved on to the next window. "If the sun's up, so am I," she said simply with a small shrug, "Even if it is just a tiny bit." With her head still cocked slightly to the side, she fell silent for a few brief moments. "Why don't you use magic?" she asked, still adjusting to all the rules the school had, not to mention she wasn't even entirely sure if there was a bit of magic that could handle the task at hand.
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    #5
    "No magic in the corridors is one of the rules," Kelly reminded gently. It probably didn't really apply to Kelly but he believed in the whole 'lead by example' sort of thing. Besides that, he had only had three years of Hogwarts education on top of doing things 'by hand' being drilled into him when he was just a teenaged footman. "Besides, magic is not the answer to everything and I personally feel a lot better when I fully do the work myself."
    #6
    Willow was quick to flush a bright pink in the cheeks at the gentle reminder that magic wasn't allowed in the corridors. It just went to show just how much she still had to learn, or remember at the very least. She nodded though while remaining silent, still watching.

    "Would you like some help?" she asked, rather abruptly, "I've only just learned of magic myself so I know what it's like doing some of the harder things by hand" She had, after all, for years helped to scrub wood clean so it was of optimal sheen to be used in her father's woodworking. Then there was always the floral aspect from her mother and wedding out planters to provide the best homes for her flowers.
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