Okay, right off the bat - this has nothing to do with the manga Train☆Train
done by Eiki Eiki. This has to do with my visit to Finn's current location - 5 hours by train.
On the train, on my way to Finn's, I was seated on a PC seat, opposite to this girl. We both had our laptops open and the next seat taken over by our overflowing luggage. Or, well, I had my rolls of yarn on the seat next to me and the luggage on the luggage-rack, and she had her lunch and magazines beside her - but that's beside the point.
We hardy talked to one another, only saying softy 'sorry' when our legs bumped or when we thought that our computers were invading each others space. It was an odd kind of companionship, but it was nice. The train was pretty packed at some point, but no one sat beside us which I was grateful for. By the time we reached the last station the train was pretty much empty, half the passengers asleep of quietly reading. It was 22:49 when we arrived at the station, so no surprise that everyone was pretty subdued at this point.
I packed up my stuff pretty fast since I knew what I had taken out and it wasn't much: a bottle of juice, the laptop, my knittings, mp3 player and my jacket. I gathered these and was ready to go. To get out of the way, and the aisle, I went to wait near the doors for the train to stop at the station.
Then the girl came there too, to stand beside me and wait for the train to stop. I'm not sure if I said anything to her, but suddenly she just told me that it had been pretty funny watching me knit the whole way and just laugh at times. I smiled and knew I must have looked half-mad at times, so I had to explain that I had watched a TV program from my computer (Merlin
) and had to laugh at the silly jokes they made, and when I had listened to my mp3 player, I was actually listening to an audio book. Then she asked me what audio book.
I couldn't exactly say that someone had gotten pretty pissed at J.K.Rowling's epilogue on the last book and had wrote almost an entire book to override that small little epilogue, filling it with splitting Harry and Ginny up, and forming a tentative friendship between Harry and Draco that had built up into something more. SO, I told her the epilogue part, but when she inquired what exactly was it about then, if it had replaced
the epilogue, I just told her that someone had wrote more - in detail - about the aftermath of the war, dealing with the pain and sorrow and how Harry felt useless now that he didn't have anything (or anyone) to protect. Even though I'm pretty shameless with my hobbies and interest regarding yaoi and gay pairings, I just couldn't bring myself to tell to a complete stranger that I was listening to graphic descriptions of a blow-job between Harry and Draco in a broom-closet - no matter how true that might have been. ^^;;
Funny thing was, I really think we would've hit it off had we talked sooner to each other. Finn even asked me if she was a friend when we parted with a 'have a good journey' and a good-bye. She was genuinely interested on the audio book and I might have even worked it out of her if she was against slash or not, and then maybe lured her on our side, even!
Such a shame... Although, I might have missed on a good three hours on the podfic had I struck up a conversation. Decisions, decisions...
Oh, well, what's done is done. And that was my grand train journey. Meeting random people on the randomest of places.
But I just have this feeling like I might be seeing her again...
Oh, and here's the fic, if you're interested. Reparo
. It is VERY good. Even though I still one chapter left myself. ^^;;