I took one last look at myself in the mirror, making sure my hair wasn't too messy and that my shirt was free of stains. Once I was happy I looked presentable enough, I made my way downstairs, glancing at my suitcases sat patiently by the front door. I ran my hand through my hair, no doubt undoing all my hard work, as I wandered around the house in search of my parents. It took a while to track them down what with living in a mansion and all. I eventually found my mother in one of the studies, going over her finances and apparently setting aside a rather large budget for jewellery and party dresses. Since my family were not only a hugely influential pureblood family but also the owners of a massively successful business enterprise, money was never in short supply though myself and my brothers were all taught never to take it for granted.
"I'm leaving now, Mom" I said, watching as she worked away.
"That's nice, dear. Let me know when you get there and I'll call you once you've settled in" she said, her eyes never straying from the receipts and invoices in front of her.
I nodded at her and made my way down to the kitchen, knowing I was most likely to find my brother there. I was the youngest of four and the only child not to have attended St. Stargth's. My eldest brother, Damien, had long since moved out and was following in our father's footsteps, already owning a fairly successful business. My second eldest brother, Tyler, wasn't around much but he still lived at home. He'd chosen a life dealing with the shapeshifter side of the family and was away a lot dealing with important affairs in regards to the shapeshifter world. Which left the brother closest to my age; Oliver.
He sat at the breakfast bar, his eyes glancing over our father's newspaper as he ate. He looked up at me as I entered the room, smiling as he caught sight of me. He put down the newspaper and swallowed the spoonful of cereal he'd been about to eat before standing up and wrapping me in a bear hug, clapping me on the back a little roughly.
"My brother's finally going to be a man" he said proudly as I hugged him back.
"I'm just going to a school, Oliver"
He nodded. "And look at what the rest of us have achieved since we graduated"
I chuckled. He had me there. Each of my brothers was as successful as the other and were the pride of the family. I, on the other hand, had only had standard human schooling and as such led a much more average life. Sure, I attended any official events as with the rest of my family but aside from that, I was just your typical teenager. Oliver released the hug, ruffling my hair and laughing as I whined.
"Have fun, kid" he smiled and I smiled back, heading for the front door.
I made my way up to my room, tired from the long journey. I'd left in plenty time to arrive in Scotland for the first day of term but I somehow managed to miss it. I cursed myself for that. Everyone else would have befriended each other and would already be off doing their own thing while I was left to drift past on my own, unnoticed.
There was no one in my room when I got there, though it was evident that I was sharing it with someone. I'd find out by the time the evening rolled around so it wasn't too much to worry about. I didn't unpack many of my belongings, too busy wondering how I'd find my way around and whatnot. I made my way down to the canteen having arrived just in time for lunch and looked around the room once I had my food. I scented the room, trying to pick out what race was most common and where seemed the best place to sit when there was a commotion coming from the other side of the room. Let's just say my curiosity got the better of me as I made my way over to two boys and a girl.
"Hi there, I'm Hunter"