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The Grimm-Batrice bunch
Just how many kids do I have??
Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:55pm

Gregory Batrice really did not have time for such a thing as this, but his wife, Adelaide had made such a fuss over which clothes she was going to wear, and who would be at the school, and what she would say the professors, that a few hours before going he'd thrown his hands up and announced he would just go in her place. It was better than getting an ulcer, worrying about how she was representing the family, and he felt he could be more stern anyway.

Jake and Seth were the ones he found easily at the school. Sophie appeared to be missing and when he asked where she was both brothers shrugged their shoulders. Jake appeared sheepish, as if he knew, and Seth had smiled in a way that let him know that he did know something, but no amount of yelling would get him to relinquish the information. He'd learned that ages ago.

He was still considering getting that boy committed. Sure it would be a stain on their name, but having him around the house gave him the willies. It was from his wife's side, he got it, he was certain about that.

But he was determined to make these kids succeed. Asha had run off with that girl, what was her name again? Nora? And Natalie... well Natalie succeeded, but she was such a little b**ch that he figured that if she didn't learn to put on a mask, she wouldn't make it anywhere in life, and he'd be damned if his children wanted to live with him forever. Once they were out of the house, there was no way they were coming back in.

He'd get rid of Seth as soon as possible.
And Arlis for that matter. Arlis made him look bad.

He hardly cared where she was at that time. She was one of the children bound to fail.

He approached the Headmaster with purpose. He had a girl with him, but he hardly cared about that. It was short of pulling all his children from the school. It really was a joke, this institute... the reason he'd stuck with it for so long was because some schools refused to take Seth, and he liked to keep them together... easier to manage.

As the Headmaster turned, he held out his hand. "Headmaster Grace."

Seth and Jake stood behind him, Jake looking a little uncomfortable, offering sheepish smiles behind his father's back to almost everyone they had come across. Best to think keep away from the ones he knew his father had a problem with, like that muggle teacher.
Seth, on the other hand, kept his face blank except for a sudden smile that came about when he saw Jael. He grinned down at her from behind his father, though Gregory was oblivious.

"I've been meaning to speak with you for some time." He was going to ask why they hadn't arranged something like this earlier, but he let it slid. "Gregory Batrice. You have an... interesting approach to running a school."

Jake winced. Seth continued to grin.

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                • Re: I'm hoping so. [Tag: Irritating Pureblood Parents?]Damon and Cyan, Fri Jul 16 5:30pm
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                    • OOCDominic Moonbeam and Irritating Pureblood Parents, Fri Jul 16 6:07pm
                      Ok, I realise I've added in somebody who isn't there. Ignore this, I'm echausted. Sorry about that :/
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            • You think you've got it bad.Gillius Fowle and Assorted Crazy Relatives, Fri Jul 16 4:57pm
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              • That I do, that I do.Willow and everyone else., Fri Jul 16 5:19pm
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                • I'm about to prove you wrong. Watch.Gilly and Assorted Crazy Persons, (plus Evelyn), Fri Jul 16 5:42pm
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                  • OMG. LOL!!!!!!Willow and Everyone Else, Fri Jul 16 5:55pm
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                    • I'm sure we're all laughing inside.Evelyn, Gilly and assorted relatives, Fri Jul 16 6:14pm
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    • Just how many kids do I have?? — The Grimm-Batrice bunch, Fri Jul 16 1:55pm
      • I'm going to go ahead and say "too many"Headmaster Grace, Fri Jul 16 4:49pm
        When Devon turned, it was to see Mr. Gregory Batrice holding out a hand. Devon could not pretend to be disinterested in the man, one who had fathered Seth, Arlis, and Asha, three extremely... more
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