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On February 1, 1979, Aurora moved to Noordwijk, South Holland to work at the European Space Research and Technology Center, the research and development branch of the European Space Agency. Her decision to move to a different country and live as a Muggle had less to do with the escalating war in her home country and more to do with her personal career goals, but she couldn’t help hoping that by the time her work brought her back to England, it would be a much safer place.

dirkcresswell:
Hence the packing. You're actually off, then. Good luck with it all. - Dirk

dirkcresswell:

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aurorainthestars:

I am. It’s official. Thank you. 

Good luck with your things too. I know I might not be I doubt you would want to but If you ever need someone to talk to or anything, don’t be afraid to owl me. 

-Aurora 

Rors,

Thank-you.

Dirk

dirkcresswell:
Hence the packing. You're actually off, then. Good luck with it all. - Dirk

I am. It’s official. Thank you. 

Good luck with your things too. I know I might not be I doubt you would want to but If you ever need someone to talk to or anything, don’t be afraid to owl me. 

-Aurora 

1 month ago with 3 notes

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dirkcresswell:
Congratulations! I'm really happy for you *insert lots of scribbling as he struggles with what else to say* - Dirk

Thank you. It’s all moved very quickly, but I’m excited. My lease on the new flat officially starts today, actually. 

-Aurora

1 month ago with 0 notes

#dirkcresswell
dirkcresswell:
You got the job? In Holland? - Dirk //P.S. Yes they were very vague. //P.P.S. The Netherlands. Sorry.

I did, yes. I found out for a sure a couple of days before Christmas. 

-Aurora

P.S. - I’m not sure I want to know, if they felt the need to be so vague. 

P.P.S. - No, you were right. It is in Holland. South Holland, actually. The town is called Noordwijk, which isn’t half as difficult to say as it is to spell. 

1 month ago with 0 notes

#dirkcresswell
dirkcresswell:
Aurora, I saw the news and wanted to check that you and everyone else are all okay? Everything's fine up at Hogwarts. <strike>Lo-</strike> From, Dirk

Everyone is fine out here, so far as I have heard. I was packing and didn’t know what was going on until it was halfway over, and Betty was alright when she was able to come home. They were a bit vague on what happened though, weren’t they?

I’m glad you hear that you are alright though. 

-Aurora

1 month ago with 0 notes

#dirkcresswell

Hello there.

bettybraithwaite:

It’s supposed to be pretty good as an actual telescope if you engorgio it, but even without that, I thought it was… just right.

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It is just right, thank you so much. 

I suppose the one good thing about having that owl is that I might miss you a bit less.

1 month ago with 16 notes source: bettybraithwaite

#chat: betty

Swear By The Stars || Closed

Aurora hadn’t accounted for goodbyes being as important as packing. But somehow the gift Betty had given her made it more final. It wouldn’t be too much trouble to apparate home if necessary, but she didn’t want it to be necessary. She wanted to start her new life in her new place. Having Everleigh along would be comforting enough, but otherwise, she wanted to cut what ties that she could. She wanted to live as a Muggle as much as possible, be like her new coworkers as much as she could, and that meant acting as if it wouldn’t take more than destination, determination, and deliberation to see herself home.

But all of that meant saying the goodbyes that she needed to say.

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With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy? —Oscar Wilde  (via universal-wanderer)

(via teacoffeebooks)

Hello there.

bettybraithwaite:

I got you a present. A congratulations on your new job and thank-you for being a great flatmate and good luck for everything to come present.

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Here.

Oh! This is beautiful, Betty. Thank you!