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Rand Michealson
The subject of much gossip
Mon Oct 4, 2010 10:29pm

Eve had been the one to inform Rand about the list in the first place. He just sighed when she announced it and just looked at her. It was embarrassing. There were enough people criticizing the decision based on the fact that he'd just finished his dissertation. Not enough hands on experience, they'd said. He was surprised that the same professor who had put him through hell in finding a solid topic also defended him against these statements and set up his entire summer for him to have to chance to prove what he was capable of.

Not that he demonstrated application much. He did once or twice, which was the interesting thing with Runes: even when you knew how to use them, they were placed only often and when needed. A strong rune could last well over a millennium before seeing the deteriorating effects of any similar charms.

He was about to say something to Eve when Cassandra leaned over.

Having arrived less than an hour before the feast, Rand hadn't the opportunity to seek anyone out to make before term greetings. He'd hardly had time to change after his traveling, in fact, making himself look like the professor he was again.

Smiling at Cassandra he turned more towards her. "Hardly," he said with a grin. "My advising professor set up too much for me to spend it sleeping, but it was productive. You have to get your name out there if you want to keep with the professional world. Likely they'll be looking for me to publish something this year too. A paper or article... nothing big."

He got himself a ginger ale and took a sip, then ordered himself vegetable lasagna and steamed carrots. A favorite that his sister used to make. "What about you?" he asked. "Eve's been writing and she said you were having some real adventures."

  • The Start of Term FeastHeadmaster Grace and Professor Locke, Mon Oct 4 2:18pm
    On second thought, he shouldn't have let her give the speech. Eve was positively high as a kite on his jealous misery, even more so since she had actually been in his office when he'd read through... more
    • The subject of much gossip — Rand Michealson, Mon Oct 4 10:29pm
      • Just glad it's not me this yearCassandra Locke, Tue Oct 5 8:03pm
        Cassandra had traveled over the summer; some parts of it were more pleasant than others. A lot of it had been completely unexpected, which was something she felt she had been getting used to her... more
        • Give it TimeRand Michealson, Tue Oct 5 9:49pm
          "Ghana?" he exclaimed more than asked. "Ghana! That had to be amazing," he said. There were several places he wanted to go. Ghana was said to be a treasure trove of ancient runes. Of course Cassandra ... more
    • Yes, that tooEve, Mon Oct 4 2:38pm
      Eve could hardly contain herself. She ordered her usual garden salad, but also decided to indulge in a piece of chocolate cake for dessert as well. After all, her boyfriend made it on the list, while ... more
      • Someone's awfully chipper todayDevon, Mon Oct 4 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... more
        • Maybe someone slipped something in her juiceNurse Mason, Mon Oct 4 4:01pm
          Jered had waited, practically tapping his watch as Sarah tried to finish a couple last minute things in the Mercy Wing. Heaven knew these student utilized her facilities almost upon stepping on the... more
          • A big batch of happy!Eve, Mon Oct 4 9:16pm
            Eve turned around when Sarah spoke up, far too deliriously happy to muster up any short retort to Sarah's assertion. Instead, Eve's smile seemed only to grow. “Really?” she asked in a shocked tone,... more
            • And hate. Don't forget the hate.Devon, Tue Oct 5 7:24pm
              Sarah's interruption had an effect like warming up frostbite. Initially Devon sank into her defense, so grateful the most he could do was keep a face as though he didn't care. Then it began to... more
              • You just need some good drugs. Annet, Tue Oct 5 10:16pm
                “They made you Head of Quense?” Her brother’s profound disbelief of the new information had been a bit daunting. She saw no reason why she couldn’t be head of a house. Although she hadn’t been a... more
                • I have some back in my officeSarah Mason, Tue Oct 5 11:37pm
                  There it was again. Surfacing in the worst way. Sarah's perfectly annoying habit of getting into awkward situations. She'd just made it worse. She put her drink down. "That is not what I meant," was... more
                  • Consider me your new best friend, then!Eve, Tue Oct 5 11:59pm
                    Annet Anderson spoke up, and added her own zest and spice to the subject at hand. Eve welcomed it wholeheartedly, munching delightedly on a piece of cucumber. Perhaps this was just the opportunity to ... more
                    • Hey bestie, let's do lunchDevon, Wed Oct 6 10:12am
                      Eve was enjoying this too much. Devon wanted to simply leave. Sarah was digging him deeper in his grave with the Shovel of Good Intentions, Annet was joining in for the sheer fun of it (probably) and ... more
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