Title: Summer Course in Muggle Studies (Part 2)
Pairing/s: (Pre) Gwaine/Leon
Character/s: Gwaine, Leon
Summary: Leon visits Gwaine over summer break.
Warnings: Hogwarts AU
Word Count: 300
Prompt: #280: Word Limit Month: 300
Author's Notes: Follows Summer Course in Muggle Studies.
Gwaine waited at the train station, grinning.
He felt like he hadn’t stopped grinning since he got Leon’s letter.
He checked the time again on the large clock above the ticket windows. He was glad his mom had agreed to wait at home; there was too much downtime in waiting that she would’ve filled with questions Gwaine wasn’t prepared to answer.
In some cases because he didn’t know the answers.
He perked up when the people around him began to stir. The train pulled up to the platform, slowly coming to a stop before the conductor got off and then the flow of passengers.
Gwaine strained to see in the taller crowd.
He spotted Leon relatively quickly, anticipation heightening his senses. Leon took a few steps onto the platform, holding a small (probably enchanted) bag over his shoulder. He blended right in wearing denims and soft jumper; his Muggle stepmom was probably to thank for that.
Gwaine felt a warm-tight-as-of-yet-unnamed feeling bloom in his chest when Leon saw him and waved.
“How was your trip?” he asked, hoping it didn’t sound rehearsed.
Leon smiled and Gwaine couldn’t believe he was here. “It was nice,” he answered, following Gwaine out of the crowd. “I’ve only ever ridden a train to Hogwarts.”
“Do you miss the trolley?”
“A little bit.”
“What do you want to do first?” Gwaine asked.
“I think I have to defer to your expertise,” Leon said with a shrug. “But my stepmom suggested the cinema? I’ve seen films before but I’ve never been to the cinema. She even gave me some Muggle money for popcorn and…” Leon paused, trying to remember, “Jelly Babies.”
Gwaine beamed, no longer just grinning.
He felt like he’d be beaming for weeks.
“The cinema is a perfect place to start. You’ll love it.”