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Devon T. Grace
It'll be a walk in the park
Sun Nov 7, 2010 8:14pm

He checked off the students, wondering what kind of person he could employ to do this sort of work in his place. A puppet, a monkey perhaps . . . Where the hell was Eve.

Seth Grimm-Batrice was suspended from all extracurricular activities, with the intention of forcing him to scrape by enough to get the hell out of Devon's school. A few other students were missing, including Jael, but as Devon hadn't seen Cassandra around, he assumed the two were together. He dug into the pockets of his trench coat and brought out one of Sarah's clever pills just as Jered walked over, swallowing it dry.

As soon as they were outside, Devon shrunk in unison with Jered, the wind pushing at him, an unfortunately easy task. He was neither good at eating nor gaining weight, and had given that up ages ago in college. His hair flew back off his face like a black mane behind him, designer scarf tugging hopefully at the knot around his neck. Its expensive threads made a stark contrast to the faded, worn, and bullied coat that went down to his knees, but he was attached to that coat.

He said nothing, didn't so much as look at Jered as they started off walking behind the students, until Jered asked about his chest. Jered's behavior still baffled him. Devon had plenty of students who enjoyed manipulating him with their power in society after they graduated, and a handful who had come back to thank him, personally, for one thing or another. But Jered was the first - and only - student to have been a favorite of Devon's, died, then come back to life with a completely different personality. It was as strange as how nice Eve was being to him now. Ah, but the chest. "It's cold," he murmured in response, adding, with a wry shiver, "And a never-ending source for witty insinuations."

Before she'd begun insisting on being so bizarrely sympathetic, Eve had greatly enjoyed Devon's injury, constantly commenting on how ironic it was that one could touch his heart now literally feel how cold it was. His response was a sneer; on a bad day, a well-aimed hex.

"And Sarah?" he asked, the sarcasm abandoned from his voice. "She's managing alright?" Such a little girl. He wished he could protect her, keep her with Jael in a picket-fenced dollhouse.

  • Answering my summonsJered Harding, Sun Nov 7 4:31pm
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    • It'll be a walk in the park — Devon T. Grace, Sun Nov 7 8:14pm
      • Don't expect me to hold your handJered, Mon Nov 8 1:47pm
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        • You don't want to hold my hand?!Devon, Mon Nov 8 2:40pm
          Jered seemed to be extremely irritated. Devon's forte of reading social signals was certainly not of the male persuasion, but the Coach's stony manner had turned taut in a matter of seconds after... more
          • My gate doesn't swing that wayJered, Mon Nov 8 3:19pm
            Jered was taken aback by Grace's next question. His glare turned into a frown and he nearly raced on a head when the Headmaster slowed. Jered stopped for a few seconds, turning on the spot then... more
            • Walking beside each other, Devon and Jered were most striking by the gap in their ages. Though they both huddled away from the cold, and found targets quickly with sharp, suspicious eyes, the nearly... more
              • That's the rumor mill for youJered, Tue Nov 9 12:04am
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                • It really loves meDevon, Tue Nov 9 6:52am
                  It had been a while since someone other than Eve had made it so clear they detested him. Since Keith, perhaps, that neanderthal of a man with more testosterone than brain cells. A rare kind of... more
                  • At least something doesJered, Wed Nov 10 12:58am
                    It only took a second to dismiss the thought that popped into Jered's head with Grace's words. Sure, Jered had thought about that before but then only for mere moments. It was a ridiculous idea, the... more
                    • Oh, you young whippersnapperDevon, Wed Nov 10 1:58pm
                      Devon was surprised the moment Jered laughed. He was used to Quidditch-hero men desperate to be someone's knight in shining armor; either those, or ones he could respect and befriend. Though Rand was ... more
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