Oh yeah they're definitely not going to be best friends, although the thing is I doubt Aedan gives Andoles much of a reason to pick on him. And the sorts of things Andoles does in the hopes of picking or teasing on Aedan might be easily misconstrued as acts of friendship or boyish playfulness. You gotta realize he grew up on an orchard with other farmer's sons as playmates, so he's used to kids dunking each others' heads under the water, shoving and borderline hurtful acts.
He's a tough kid.
Just keep that in mind because Andoles might think little of Aedan, but Aedan will probably not think of Andoles as an enemy or even annoying. He might even consider some of it friendly. But conversely, if you're not careful he's flicking boogies Andoles' way. #BiologicalWarfare
I was kind of hoping/expecting they sat together in a few classes, even if Andoles is constantly picking on him, because Aedan craves familiarity fundamentally. So even if Andoles isn't the nicest person, if they've known each other most of their time at Hogwarts, he'd probably tend to gravitate towards Andoles. Like one of those friends who tries to tag along with you everywhere.
I wouldn't mind them being on a first name basis already, and having had at least one class where they set together per year. I'd say they definitely should have Potions together, but also Charms and Defense Against the Dark Arts because I want Andoles to have opportunities to make fun of his heavy lisp.
If they had History of Magic together, expect him to be a constant distraction with his obnoxious snoring.
BIG BROTHER COMPLEX!?!? AWWWWW! (/w\)
Yes I think Caleb should be giving him constant noogies and urging him to try harder! It might seem like it's a bit harsh from the outside, but for Aedan, it'd hurt him more if everyone avoided talking about it around him. He hates the silent treatment above all else (possibly because that's what his mother has kind of been doing to him ever since he enrolled,) so the fact Caleb is instead a bit hard on him over it while still being a bit brotherly would be perfect. It's the best way to show support.
It's funny though 'cause even with the big brother complex, the most annoying thing Caleb could do would be to step into Aedan's personal business. He likes to think he's a big kid now and can handle bullies in his own way, he mostly shrugs them off. But if Caleb's pummeling the damn brats left and right, they're never gonna win the House Cup! I kind of like that dynamic, where Caleb is constantly urging Aedan to perform better for the sake of Quidditch, while Aedan's prerogative is to ridicule him every time he costs them points towards the House Cup. They'll be the sort of brothers constantly nagging each other, but hey, that's what family does sometimes. As long as it's not hateful.
Actually Aedan doesn't eat the boogers he just lives in a dusty old orchard most of the year as well as Hogwarts being pretty dusty. I'm not saying they should get with the times and maybe get some tissues, but, y'know, the boy's gotta unclog his sinuses somehow and he isn't about to risk a bat bogey hex on himself just to do something he could've done with his finger, just saying. But it's almost more disgusting 'cause this means he has to flick them places sometimes. He's a country boy, so of course he's unhygienic as fuck. Still no excuse though.
#HogwartsNeedsTissues #Kleenex #MuggleSupremacy
I like the opportunities with the sketchbook and stuff, but Aedan's not much of a snooper. Yes he's a very curious bean, but he's way too polite. The book would have to be splayed open on the floor or fall out of a satchel while he was nearby for him to even take notice. And it doesn't seem like the sort of thing Caleb would do so carelessly if he's trying to keep it secretive. Plus if Aedan saw it he probably wouldn't think much of it, depending on what was in there (I don't actually know what's in there.)