The Ravenclaws got it together long enough to earn some money for their camping trip. (The Bones siblings did a lot of the work and aren’t even going, so I shall have to make it up to them.)
Not pictured, but:
- Xeno finally got a job (in journalism.)
- Dearborn was also promoted.
- Gilderoy quit his job (because he couldn’t possibly work at a gas station!), but he ended up joining the journalism career as well! His first day at work, he was late but got promoted anyway.
And we’re finally on our way! (No uniforms on camping trips!)
The gang’s all here! Xeno, Dearborn, Gilders, Lyla, Marlene, and Rita.
This is Xeno and Lyla’s birthday weekend (because it’s totally still November, shh!) Neither of them likes Rita. Marlene does not like Rita. Dearborn hates Rita.
But, Gilderoy invited her anyway.
This weekend is about Xeno and Lyla.
Xeno chats with the tour guide, “What’s cool tour guide?”
“Food’s cool, Xeno”
Here’s the answer to a question nobody asked: No, Gilderoy does not find the tour guide attractive.
Seems like he might be bitter because he isn’t getting anybody’s attention at the moment. (That, or he wants to do the tour guide.)
He wants to take a tour of the tour guide.
But, he and Xeno do try the local cuisine! (While their girlfriends entertain themselves in the background)
“So, you into handcuffs?”
Meanwhile, Dearborn gives fishing a try.
After his lunch with Xeno, Gilders and Rita ditch their friends to go relax at a local spa. (Using the word “friends” loosely here. Xeno and Dearborn are Gilderoy’s friends. Marlene and Lyla aren’t particularly fond of either of them.)
A wild (and shady) lumberjack appears.
Gilderoy gets a massage.
While Rita gets her wallet stolen.
Back at the campsite, Xeno and Marlene check out their tents.
Marlene takes a moment to relax and take in her surroundings.
Then, in a shameless display of her musical talents, she busts out some cool wizard jams.
Lyla runs by, she and Marlene have Xeno take their picture.
And of course, Marlene returns the favor.
Once Gilderoy is back from ‘spa-ing it up with’ his girlfriend, the Ravenblonde trio has a photo op of their own, before 2/3 of them return to their girlfriends.
The couples seem to be having a nice time.
Xeno and Lyla are in love. Gilderoy and Rita are in a relationship.
Marlene and Dearborn are happy just camping with their friends.
The Ravenclaws all get the opportunity to mingle with their fellow campers.
Everything is going fine until a fight breaks out between Xeno and Rita.
(Gilderoy, why are you cheering? That’s your girlfriend and your Xeno!)
Xeno wins. (Lyla and Dearborn were rooting for him!)
Gilderoy comforts Rita.
While Lyla congratulates Xeno.
Xeno and Lyla cuddle under the stars.
And Dearborn succeeds in catching a fish!
When it’s time for sleep, Lyla shares a tent with Marlene
Xeno shares with Dearborn.
Mathematically, this would leave Gilderoy with Rita.
But she ends up falling asleep in a hammock instead.