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Thu Jun 1, 2017 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 fought over by her stupid parents, but at least she got Christmas, and got to see her family, albeit in the weird fragmented way that represented the new normal for them.

“I know, right?” she agreed, when Zevalyn mentioned the waterfalls. “My mom’s super fond of this saying ‘Just because you can doesn’t mean you should,’” she intoned in a voice which sounded little like her mother but which was the standard voice of the teenage mocking the wisdom of the elderly. “I keep thinking that should be our school motto. I still can’t get my head around Quidditch. Just because you can patch people up in about five seconds doesn’t mean you should have metal balls try to knock you out of midair. I mean, it’s not like it stops that from hurting in the first place. How is it worth it?

“No way!” she laughed, as Zevalyn said they’d had the guy arrested. Although her face fell as Zevalyn’s story went on. The rest of it seemed a lot less funny… She nodded vaguely to the science stuff, although phrases like ‘ignoring data’ didn’t make a whole lot of sense to her. They gave her a mental picture of Zevalyn and her family going over lists of numbers whilst wearing spectacles and labcoats, until they hit upon the startling discovery that - eureka! - she must really be a witch. Georgia was pretty sure Zevalyn wasn’t being quite that literal, but she didn’t have enough of a scientific mindset to follow the phrase in any looser or more metaphorical sense. “Wow. That’s crazy. Sorry I laughed… And you apparated? That’s… Wow. I’m kind of impressed that your brain hasn’t exploded several times over. Like, between that and trying to cram two years into one. Guess that’s why you got Aladren.”

  • Awesome. I love lemonade.Zevalyn, Wed May 31 13:25
    "Worst part was that I couldn't go home for Christmas," Zevalyn complained when Georgia offered her sympathy for the scheduled madness she was going through with her lessons. "I can't practice at... more
    • Maybe we should get cookies too? — Georgia, Thu Jun 1 04:15
      • Zevalyn goggled a little bit as Georgia told her about what Quidditch was. She'd heard of it, of course, Aladren had been pretty desperate in its recruiting this year, but she'd been too busy with... more
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