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The Rissannas
Social niceties are never nice
Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:46pm
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"I've no idea, I'm sure," Vera promised, effectively ignoring the other adults in their vicinity. Cyan was the only one of even vague importance.

One topic seemed to be buzzing around the entire room, even as Vera had entered and walked through the crowds. Professor O'Locke. The Muggle woman. She was altogether unkempt and aloof, two qualities Vera particularly disliked in a Muggle. Personally, she had sent a variety of hexes and curses the woman's way, but had not heard of an effective assassination, and obviously, seeing the fiend now, Cassandra O'Locke was alive and well. It wasn't until Vera had been blackmailed by a strange small woman with an awful smirk that she had stopped sending the curses.

"Unheard of," Vera agreed, nodding solemnly. "And so uncouth, I saw her passing through the Court."

Sloane regarded Damon. She had seen him around, heard things, made it her business to watch and observe every student in the same building as her. She had not completed her analysis of him, but this was the first time they had come face to face. He looked at her and raised his eyebrows, smiling blandly, nodding. She gazed steadily back at him, eyebrows a fraction higher than usual, and then tilted her head in a sarcastic sort of acknowledgment. She generally disliked interacting with others in front of anyone else.

"It's that age," Vera smiled fondly, gazing emotionlessly down at her daughter. Sloane looked across the room to avoid her glance. "Have you heard if any of the others will be here this evening? I was hoping to take the opportunity to begin finding a suitable betrothal." It was blunt, but Vera was blunt. Most people knew that by now. "I understand the Traceys and DeMonicos have finalized engagements for Miriam and Richard. Have you heard of any others?"

  • Re: I'm hoping so. [Tag: Irritating Pureblood Parents?]Damon and Cyan, Fri Jul 16 5:30pm
    Cyan was taken by surprise, "Oh hello Vera," she smiled and returned the kiss, "I do agree. For some bizarre reason Drake thought that Damon should come to the same school as the rest of the family." ... more
    • Parents' Evening. What fun.Dominic Moonbeam and Irritating Pureblood Parents, Fri Jul 16 6:04pm
      "Oh no." Dominic recognised Damon Clay and Sloane Rissanna with their parents, and knew that his own would make a beeline straight for them. He groaned internally and lagged behind his parents as... more
      • 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 :/
    • Social niceties are never nice — The Rissannas, Fri Jul 16 5:46pm
      • Isn't there a reason for them being called 'niceties'?Cyan and Damon, Fri Jul 16 6:05pm
        Cyan nodded again, "Oh yes, she really did look a state," this, Cyan really did mean. She disliked dreadlocks with a passion, "I'm surprised they gave her a teaching job. An absolute state ." "Oh...... more
      • Heeding the callThe Westbrooks, Fri Jul 16 6:00pm
        Both Emma’s parents arrived at Pitts’ early in the day, knowing from their daughter’s sparse amount of letters that she preferred the quiet atmosphere of the library; they found her almost instantly, ... more
        • As you should.The Rissannas, Fri Jul 16 6:20pm
          "Tahlia!" Vera turned, pleased to find the Moonbeams in attendance. She kissed Tahlia on both cheeks, and Larson on one. "Larson, of course," she greeted warmly. "I can't tell you how relieved I am... more
          • Oh, definitely.Damon and Cyan, Fri Jul 16 6:31pm
            Cyan smiled at all the newcomers. She had stopped whispering abotu Dominic as the Moonbeams had turned up. She smiled politely at all the newcomers, "Thank you," she smiled a little brighter, "I'll... more
            • Probably best.Dominic and parents, Fri Jul 16 6:58pm
              Dominic felt sure Damon's mother had been talking about him; she'd stopped talking the moment he and his parents had joined the rest of the pureblood families. She started talking about "considering... more
              • The mating habits of the rich and pettyThe Westbrooks, Fri Jul 16 7:02pm
                Emma, again, nodded, this time at Dominic, who she had spoken to once in the library, only to realize much later that he, in fact, did not share her views about pureblood supremacy. The group was... more
                • It's the best way to beThe Rissannas, Fri Jul 16 7:19pm
                  Vera felt much more at home with the Moonbeams, Westbrooks and Clay (singular, noted) surrounding her. She murmured congratulations to the Westbrooks on their daughter's betrothal, snidely thinking... more
                  • ...Or is it?Cyan and Damon, Fri Jul 16 7:38pm
                    Cyan nodded and smiled in congratulations towards the Westbrooks. She really wasn't good a talking. Usually Drake did all the talking, lest she showed him up. She remembered when she had become... more
                    • Better than those of the poor and needyDominic and the Moonbeams, Sun Jul 18 2:09pm
                      "Really? Well, whatever he is, it's disgusting. What a way to get a job." Tahlia nodded at Grace, glaring over at the Muggle. "I suppose you can't expect anything better from these people. We had... more
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