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I don't know, she seems very bothered by this whole thing
Sat Feb 10, 2018 23:40

Ouch. What kind of family raised kids to believe that one of them was more important than the rest? Well, mental Pureblood ones, obviously, which was part of the reason why his family’s foundation existed. It wasn’t just the LGBTQ+ angle, although that was their main thing, but the whole toxic culture that went with Pureblood society. It was strange to think… He was the eldest son of an eldest son. But he struggled to think of himself and his dad in those terms. It made sense, he supposed, that he couldn’t see himself that way - the lineage and the things that went with it had been gone before he was born, and he had never been part of that world. But his dad had spent his formative years in that society. Kir could never imagine it. His dad was the little brother, and he filled that role so spectacularly, always looking up to Aunt Catriona, always going to her for advice, even now… He couldn’t imagine a family where his dad had been poised to take charge. Not that Aunt Catriona was exactly champing at the bit to be the supreme leader of anything. She was on the quieter side. But he couldn’t imagine dad being more important than she was. He could definitely not imagine anyone letting him think for a second that he was valued more highly than his sister. And he was glad of all of that because it all seemed so wrong.

“Teppenpaws are known for friendly co-operation, diplomacy and improving themselves and others,” he explained. “Hopefully that doesn’t sound like too terrible a group of people to spend time with,” he added with a smile, “People often nickname us the friendly house. Sometimes people make out that Teppenpaws are a bit soft, or they don’t value those characteristics as highly as they should - though I guess that’s true of how most houses feel about each other, to an extent. I’d certainly rather be considered friendly than adventurous or proper,” he mused, leaving out Aladren because he identified with more of those traits than he did Crotalus or Pecari. “I mean, people don’t generally fit exactly into one of four neat little boxes. Most people have a few different houses in them. And no one house is better or more important than the others. I generally don’t believe people are either,” he added. He didn’t want to go into full lecture debate mode on Nathaniel, as he was aware that was probably pretty intimidating, coming from a much older student, on his first day, and when it went against a lot of what he’d been taught to believe. But the way Nathaniel had so casually spoken about himself as unimportant had struck a note with him, and he really wanted him to know that there was a different way of thinking, and that he did matter. Which, Kir supposed, was only natural, as a Teppenpaw, interested in the development of others.

  • I'm not sure that bothers her too much.Nathaniel, Wed Feb 7 11:29
    I don’t think so . Nathaniel’s eyes widened a little, as though he could not quite believe what he was hearing. Of course he could – Sylvia usually got what she wanted, but not always, nobody always... more
    • I don't know, she seems very bothered by this whole thing — Kir, Sat Feb 10 23:40
      • “No, not at all,” murmured Nathaniel politely when Kir commented that Teppenpaws didn’t sound like too terrible a group to belong to. He did, however, frown slightly upon hearing that Teppenpaw had a ... more
        • HmmmKir, Wed Feb 14 07:56
          “Well, true,” he acknowledged, when Nathaniel pointed out that there were some people who were more important, like prefects. “I guess some people get given an important job to do, and then that... more
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