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Is there lemonade?
Fri May 26, 2017 08:41

"Greek?" Zevalyn repeated, momentarily confused by the question before she dismissed it as nothing more than a wildly inaccurate guess as to her name's origin. "No, my parents made it up. Well, my mom did," she corrected the technical accuracy of her statement. "Dad just liked it." The fact that it had been the name of Mom's role playing character at the gaming convention in the Pathfinder session where they met was a large contributing factor to that, but that was a little too nerdy of a detail to share on first contact with a potential new friend, particularly one who wasn't an Aladren and who was therefore not necessarily predisposed toward nerdiness.

Her knowledge of what the current third years were like was limited. She'd shared a room with Madeleine so the French girl was her closest contact to the group, but she had her own friends already so she hadn't been around the room too much. Aside from rooming with Madeleine, Zevalyn did take Intermediate Astronomy since there weren't any prerequisites for that, so she did kind of know the intermediates taking that course, but other than that, she had mostly been surrounded by the beginner students so far.

So she was grateful when Georgia offered her name and year in return because Zevalyn hadn't known either until they were offered. "Yeah," she agreed, "that's the plan. I'll move up into intermediates next year with the second years if I can pass my placement exams, then by your fifth year, I'm hoping I'll be all caught up and I can take the CATS with the rest of you. This year, I think, is going to be the roughest one, trying to cram two years of lessons into just one."

She waved a hand to encompass the whole of the Cascade Hall and, by extension, all of magical society, "To say nothing of acclimating to the idea that magic is real on top of everything else. At least for intermediates, I'll have two years to cover three years of material, and I'd guess it gets easier to accept the impossible with practice. Are you muggleborn, too?" she asked hopefully, hoping for confirmation that her assumption that accepting magic as a part of reality did get easier over time.

  • Sit back, relax, enjoyGeorgia Kirkly, Thu May 25 09:34
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    • Is there lemonade? — Zevalyn, Fri May 26 08:41
      • ProbablyGeorgia, Sat May 27 20:36
        “Oh. Wow,” Georgia blinked, in response to the fact that Zevalyn’s name was made up. That was weird. She was pretty sure she’d never met anyone with a made up name before. Between that and being a... more
        • Awesome. I love lemonade.Zevalyn, Wed May 31 13:25
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          • Maybe we should get cookies too?Georgia, Thu Jun 1 04:15
            “What? That’s so awful!” Georgia sympathised, when Zevalyn reported that she hadn’t been able to go home for Christmas. She had thought her Christmases kind of sucked, being shuttled between and... more
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