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Uh-oh, Cleo and Amelia are catching up
Fri Jun 2, 2017 08:37

Jozua laughed, "Well if you're learning your trade from him and he just set the whole town on fire because the spell he was inventing did exactly what it was supposed to do, they might be justified in raising your rates, too. Dad's a bit more sensible, though, so he's mostly upset that they seem to think he'd burn down a town by mistake, too. And, you know, it's expensive, but mom's family is rich so we don't really want for anything. He doesn't like depending on her money though. It's a pride thing."

"It was impressive magic," Jozua agreed with conviction. "Granddad's a really powerful wizard and very smart, if lacking in some basic common sense and contingency planning. And he has invented some pretty interesting enchantments. He's best known for an improvement in the floo system that made it easier to hook in new fireplaces to the network."

When asked if he would be an inventor, too, Jozua shrugged. "Well, I was born to the wrong time to be a knight, so my alternate plans failing the invention of a time portal are professional duelist, auror, or maybe jungle explorer, but I'm keeping my options open." He grinned a bit impishly, "It's not for nothing that I am annually the winner of Most Likely to Cause An Explosion for my class in the yearbook. Grandad is very proud." This was said without irony. Grandad was proud. Mom sighed, and Dad shook his head in exasperation, but Granddad was proud of him, and this pleased Jozua.

"What about you?" Jozua asked curiously, "Do you have any vague and glorious ideas for what you're going to do when you graduate?"

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