Amaryllis often recounts to those who choose to ask her about her job that she has a particular favorite thing to do, and it’s a bit of a rare treat: bringing half-bloods to Diagon Alley for the first time. Most kids know that they’re a witch or a wizard- they’ve been around magic before, even if only a little, and they’re more or less prepared if not downright EXHILARATED to go to Hogwarts. It’s uncommon for a half-blood to not have a witch or wizard parent alive, and rarer still for them to not know of their heritage at all. She can probably count on one hand the number of students she’s experienced this with, especially after the ministry cracked down on muggle and magical folk interacting. These kids are part of a very small club. So when she does get an assignment to collect a new student, she looks forward to bringing them into contact with magic on a grand scale. The moment the bricks clear aside and the world opens up to them, she makes sure to watch their faces. If she could photograph it, I’m certain she would. It’s the same tendency we have to watch YouTube compilations of children hearing for the first time with the help of a hearing aid, or people seeing color after putting on assistive glasses. It’s that priceless awe at seeing some new hidden angle of the world that the viewer often already is well acquainted with. “Ya never take this all for granted,” I think she’d say, “when you see their wee faces start to understand.” -A

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SETH: ...Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
AMA: Heh heh heh. Come on lad. Let’s go get you some coin.