I've got nothing against Cassidy, but in four years, I've never really connected with the bloke. He always seems to be a mite bit on the serious side, and could stand to loosen up a little. It seems to me he's fearful of his prophetic abilities, which only serve to wind his spring tighter. And lastly, he's always needling me to work harder, study more, clean up my bunk, and the like. As much as it bugs me, I gotta say, there are times I've hidden the text I'm studying just to mess with the guy.
She's smart, she's aloof, and she's the one person in my house who's wound tighter than Cassidy. I imagine I'd like her well enough if she would warm up a tad. As it is, the only two things we have in common is a friendship with Ambrosia and an enjoyment of Wizards Chess.
For the first couple years at Hogwarts, I had a crush on Rose, but never told anyone. In their third year, I decided that she was too good a friend to screw things up with an attempted romance, and let go those feelings. Now she's a sort of sister, and she and Lando MacFoozle are the closest things to siblings as I've ever known. She also seems to serve as the lynchpin of my connection to Cassady and Nicolette.
Rockhound is a good enough chap, but he really needs to cool his temper, especially when it comes to bullies. I suppose he's nearly my best mate within the house, but I'm often slipping away to run with Foozle, Tom, and Cee. Don't get me wrong, he's a great guy to have at your back, but he's too prone to thinking with his wand and fists, and I can find enough trouble without him dragging me into more...
I will study. Later.