She was liking the eye shadow now. It had taken a little while in front of the mirror of the Girls Bathroom on the Fifth Floor to get it right, but Ruby was happier now that she'd had some peace and quiet. No one used this bathroom much, it was one of the 'unimproved' bathrooms from before the wars, and although everything worked, it wasn't the most luxurious. The brass fixtures were polished, but everything else was old. Even the mirror that she gazed at was slightly wonky; and the stalls behind her gurgled occasionally when some tired mechanical piece leaked or creaked. She wondered why the caretakers didn't fix this one, but it had served its purpose. She'd only seen two people the whole time she'd come in, small First Years that left quickly after they were finished. Ruby had her pack laid across the space between two of the sinks, and on top of it was a selection of new makeup, as well as some tissues and creams for her face. Her own dorm room was far too noisy to do such delicate work, and she didn't want people borrowing her new makeup kit with its little burgundy bag.
The door swung open again, and Ruby gazed at the skinny girl from Ravenclaw that entered, gave her a nod, and returned to her pillow wand work. She was going to have the whole day to study but she wanted a little 'me' time; this was rare at Hogwarts. With another few expert strokes, she completed the eye shadow, and went to the magical thickener for her eyelashes. She examined the little tube with its colorful lettering, and went to work again. The girl washed her hands a few sinks over, and smiled in a vague sort of way at Ruby, and then departed. There was no special occasion coming up: No dance or dinner, but possibly tomorrow she could fit in a trip to Hogsmeade. She was still working on her right eye when a moth fluttered nearby and startled her and she dropped the applicator. With an expletive, she dove after it. Nothing worse than contaminated makeup. It had rolled under one of the cabinets that stored hand towels and soap, and Ruby got down on hands and knees to fetch it back. She took her wand and poked around under the cabinet, and tried to get her skinny hand and arm underneath it to grab it. Instead, her wand touched something -- the wall, something -- and the whole cabinet began to pivot, and nearly clocked her in the skull as it peeled itself away from the wall like a door. Behind the cabinet was a door! Ruby took a quick look around to see if anyone had noticed. No one was there. She snatched up her applicator, and waved her wand over it with a cleaning charm, and then fell to looking at what she had uncovered. She could see the button under the cabinet that he wand had touched, and she poked it once more. The cabinet swung back into place without a sound. The door to the bathroom squeaked open, and she could hear footsteps. She quickly resumed her position and picked up her makeup. She'd have to investigate the door when the person was gone.