Bella arrives at lab promptly after breakfast and lingers outside the door waiting for other students to go in with. Once she knows who's in the class hopefully she can walk with some of them.
Here's somebody who doesn't even consider waiting for a third person before charging in! He barges through the door and starts kicking things.
A short while later another student arrives. "Hello there, I don't think we've met."
"Hi, I'm Bella."
"Oh hello Ribo, fancy that!" says Nia, jogging into view.
"Hi Nia, I'm Ribo if you didn't catch that. Has anyone been in the room?"
"Yeah, some boy went in straight away and started checking it. Maybe he really wants first crack at the supplies."
"Was he my height, blonde and kinda reckless seeming with a power sharer?"
"About that tall I guess? Blond reckless and power-sharer are all yes."
"I think that's Orion. New York's freshman are in Shop first thing Monday on the strength of whatever is special about him."
"...huh. Well, I guess he's... sharing? That's nice."
Inside, Orion incants something but it turns out it was just a dust bunny twitching under the vent. Maintenance must've missed it when they swept. Drat.
"It is." She peeks in the door. "Is it safe?" She asks when she sees that it's Orion. "It's definitely him," she adds to Bella and Nia.
"Yeah, I think so," he says. He's looking in the cupboards now. He is supposed to make modeling clay. What does one even do with modeling clay in the Scholomance?
"Thank you for checking the room!" says Bella, heading in and doing some due diligence on a stool and counter before she sits to collect her own assignment. ...looks like she's just going to do the potion form of her soneta. Okay then.
Nia is going to do a relaxing tea! Sounds nice. Everyone sometimes wants a relaxing tea.
Ribo takes a seat near Nia and gets her assignment.... her lips thin out and she just stares at it. It's a potion for rehydration, something that, well it might not have saved Sophie but it would have helped. A few tears run down her cheek, then she blinks them away and gets to work.
Della wheels into class - “Bella, hi!” - and receives an assignment for making axle grease.
"Hi Della!" It's cute that they rhyme.
Alexius pops in on time and waves. "Hi Nia, hi Bella." Hi crazy enclaver from Mal Studies. He's had time to catch a rumor or two about Crazy Enclaver and has mixed feelings. He understands wanting to help but you have to stay alive unless you only want to offer it briefly...is this kid just drawing down New York's mana to kill mals? Is that somehow worth it for them? Maybe if his affinity makes the spells really really cheap?
Alexius is making...hand sanitizer, apparently. Well, that's not bad, he can maybe even coax it into his affinity if he applies it when he's done.
"Hi Alexius. What've you got, I'm just putting my soneta into a potion over here."
"Hello! How are you?"
Ribo waves at the new person and says "Hello."
An anti-potion potion, that's metamagic for you. "Hand sanitizer! I'm Great, of course," he adds to Nia, smiling. He does in fact look considerably healthier than on Thursday. And his hair is...a bit longer than is strictly natural given a pre-induction head-shave. "How are those school supplies treating you?"
He waves back.
"They are treating me as though to ice cream and cake," she assures him.