I definitely agree these two would probably be polite friendly co-workers, well as polite as Rhys is capable of lol. Rhys tries his best ok half his best to be adulty in front of the students but
He's always up for being friends with someone who likes drinking
The know-it-alls bug him and the pranksters/rule breakers impress him if she's somewhere and is just average grades he probably only notices her as far as her being part of the house he was in as a student.
Despite his feelings about teaching kids, he does not tolerate bullies, so if he ever saw Jordann being pushed around, Rhys is the sort of professor that would think it an appropriate discipline to turn them into a ferret or something
Regret is definitely something he understands. His grandmother has always told him that divination isn't about preventing the future, but understanding it, not that he listens to his grandmother, to him she just spouts a lot of nonsense but she's family so
She sounds like him with the string of exes, he's never really had any long term relationship, he's really bad at them. I figure this is around his 3rd or 4th school year since he moved back to Australia and took up the job
Rhys definitely understands the appeal to the muggle world, though more for the advantage of conning people (granted his tarot readings aren't cons, but some of his other tricks are xD) Since they've both spent time in the muggle world I could see them having run into each other
She sounds fun his moral compass usually points towards whatever it takes to survive (he'd definitely have been in Slytherin if he'd gone to Hogwarts), he's not the gullible sort, but he does like to play along if someone thinks they can play him just for the fun
He understands life isn't always rosy, but if they were friends in the past, I think he'd probably tease her for being all serious now, and how boring research sounds and in his own, not always so charming but somehow also charming way get her to come out more and let loose
idk if any of this makes sense, still got the edges of allergy brain but definitely want as many threads as you'd like to throw at me!