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Someone's awfully chipper today
Mon Oct 4, 2010 3:09pm

He wasn't even sure he could move while she talked. Adam had made the honorable mention, her brother? Devon barely knew who he was, but felt wary of him on basis of blood. He hadn't known he would have had a choice to have her not say anything. Frankly, she didn't have to bring any of it up at all. If he had given the speech as he ought to have, no one would have even known of Rand's success. He would have gotten a congratulations on finishing his thesis, and that would be that.

Cheryl Morrison. Devon had a library of books as well as wine! Jael was trouble enough for one child, and Morrison didn't run a school! Devon practically had all the kids here to deal with on top of Jael. And Cassandra didn't nanny for him anymore, now she worked here . . . But they all felt like dry, broken leaves of excuses, a blank plate still in front of him, an untouched glass of Malbec in his hand.

Well, just because Cheryl Fukcing Morrison had dabbled in all sorts of things didn't mean she was fantastic at any of them. Devon had honed his skills, found his expertise . . . the comparison was insulting but he didn't have a retort.

". . . really new for me to have the cash to do stuff. The ticket to Zimbabwe was just part of a salary, you know? But it took Sarah ages to get all the splinters out of my hands . . ." Cassandra was still chatting to Rand. What had she done? Built houses in Malawi? Rescued zebras? Single-handedly stopped a fukcing genocide??

"If you think the library of books is incredible," Devon bit back, but lazily, as though it didn't matter anymore, "You should see Morrison's medicine cabinet. Mother's little helper is in there, no nanny necessary."

He silently hexed one of Eve's cherry tomatoes to start rapidly growing as soon as it entered her mouth, but then removed the curse before it took place. It was all instant gratification. All compensation for that ignorant journal. Instead he fought to keep from glowering, and mused over holding an Alchemical Seminar for the older students, for the sole purpose of making the American Magic Council insane with rage.

". . . because we had to saw it all by hand, so the cuts weren't that clean. . ." Cassandra, still talking pleasantly to Rand.

Instead, he cursed once under his breath. He could create something to make it so Cassandra could saw wood easily, if that was what she wanted. He could have built her a fukcing hospital-school-zoo-library in a day with magic.

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