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Callum and Seb
Ahem... Yeah whatever...
Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:37pm

"Who are 'they'?" Callum asked, raising his eyebrows, but Willow still looked pretty angry, so he dropped it and looked at the floor. Sebastian seemed about to ask something, but a sudden loud scream from behind Willow stopped him. A girl slid down a patch of ice at top speed, narrowly missing Callum as Willow caught her by the arm. Callum recognised her immediately as Wren Adams. She had knocked over a potion Callum had made a while back. He probably shouldn't have left it on the windowsill, he'd conceded, since it had made the two of them multicoloured for a little while. Still, no lasting harm done.

"Somebody let it in I think," he said, in reply to Wren's enquiry about where all the snow had come from. He was about to ask Wren if she had ever seen Sebastian around before, but he didn't like to be rude, and hee couldn't think of a way to ask without acting as if Sebastian wasn't there. He saw Willow shrugged, as if in answer to his unasked question. This kid seemed to have appeared as if from nowhere. Maybe he just hadn't looked hard enough.

He didn't want to be rude, but Callum was longing to gt back to his book. He had only intended to look up for a moment, and now he was having a conversation. Great. He tried to look meaningfully at the tables, where he could sit down and bury his nose in The World's Greatest Potioneers - surely there were enough of them to have a conversation without him? Sebastian seemed to take a hint and lead them all to a table, where he and Callum sat down.

"I'm in Ahela too!" he told the girl who had just joined them. "I'm Sebastian Turner. But you can call me Seb." He blushed at how stupid he sounded. Callum smiled jovially at the all. "Well," he said, starting to get up, "it's been nice talking to you all but I really have to get back to my dorm. Got stuff to do; you know, homework, learning..."

"In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate," Seb put in.

"What?" Callum asked, shooting a disbelieving look at him, then looking at the others to see if they'd understood what Seb and just come out with.

"Rene Descartes, right?" Seb replied.

"Huh?" was all Callum could think of to say. Seb looked beyond shocked to hear this. "You - you do know who Rene Descartes was, right?" This was unbelievable. They couldn't not have heard of Descartes!

  • I'm not a SCROOGE!!!Willow and Wren Adams, Fri Dec 24 4:29pm
    "It's one extra week with them ." Okay, so Callum probably didn't know who "them" were, but Willow was fuming. She'd tried to be nice to Arlis - okay, for just a few minutes - but that hadn't worked, ... more
    • Ahem... Yeah whatever... — Callum and Seb, Fri Dec 24 5:37pm
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