"The Auror Program, they kind of requested me earlier in the year. Wanted me to switch once they dug up certain. . . Key information bits about me." That final point caused a visible grimace. He knew it couldn't be hidden for long, not with the history some members of his family held amongst the Ministry as Auror's themselves. It almost felt like a Legacy that needed to be carried on in some way. "I do! I plan to put my Practical Magic degree to the test for a bit, if I can get myself a foot into a Ministry job during the time it should cover a lot of costs. Not to mention it'd be a good way to start making those kind of connections too." An individual in either job could only do those jobs effectively with enough support in areas that they couldn't focus or didn't hold knowledge about. "Truth. We'll, we can always find a place elsewhere to talk about that stuff too."
The downfall of having a hangout spot hosted by a friend that allowed for all forms of clientele. Granted, it'd have been difficult to not find a Muggle in any establishment even on streets frequented by Wizards.
"Always a time and place for things. Sometimes I find myself sitting here just enjoying watching the people go by on their everyday lives. Make up little scenarios in my head on where their destination would be." He shifted his eyes towards the window as an individual walked by with a heavy fur coat that obscured much of their face due to the colder weather that swept through the month. "Like, that person is probably off to join a 'Furry's Impressionist' group." A soft and amused chuckle barreled out of him. Grinning even in the face of her denial of not being a 'Superheroine', the comparison had already been made in his mind and he had plans to make it stick. "Don't go denying your cool status now. But I'll take you up on that offer, may even challenge you to a drinking game if you think you're game." He was pretty sure he had been hanging out with Alex way too much at that point.
Cole nodded smoothly in understanding, an expression of empathy etching on his face as his hand reached out to grasp hers lightly. "That just means you stay on the job, right? I mean, if they didn't do that they wouldn't need nurses!" A warming smile stretched across his face with the spoken words. "And they're lucky to have probably the most caring nurse around, I bet." Withdrawing his hand to settle it on one of the cheese doused chips, bringing it to his mouth and chewing. "Yeap, My mom was -really- ecstatic about the change." Pressing his back firmly against the chair to offer a bit more comfort. "But I'm loving the change of scenery. I've awesome roomies and it seems a lot of the really awesome people are moving there too." In that, he'd been including Liv, finding the woman's presence a serene gentleness.
"Things just add up over time, it doesn't seem like much but when it's time to move it all? That's when you realize just -how- much." His laughter filled the area for a moment. "But you're not taking up my time, not at all. It could be a pretty fun time and it's always good to help someone out when you can." Moving was a hassle and if he could make it easier for another, why wouldn't he? "I have been avoiding telling Jamie or Alex about that tidbit of my situation. Alex would probably prod him into doing something about it and he'd well. . . Do something about it." Part of his move, admittedly, hinged on him offering a sense of independence in certain situations. To not feel like he needed to lean on his cousins for everything. "Hey, if we both like it we'll just have to play some really childish game to decide who gets it. Only fair, rock paper scissors? Gobstones? It could be fun going shopping with someone that needs it too."
"I guess. . . To kind of find myself a bit more. Sure, I have family in both places. But I also felt like where I was. . . I wasn't growing independent as I should've. Being my own kind of person. Need to find what it means to be, 'Cole', you know?" Maybe it sounded weird or even confusing with the way he spoke. Heck, not all of the pieces seemed to fit in his own mind. "What about you?"