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Georgia Kirkly
Yup. I feel that.
Tue Feb 20, 2018 08:39

It wasn’t like they really needed her. With only three names on the Teppenpaw sign up sheet, that was a lie it was getting harder and harder to tell herself. She’d sort of been technically made alternate kinda last year. Ok, so it had said that on paper and she’d done practises and then sat on the benches on match days. But she’d spent most of the year playing basic catch up on her broom skills, and she hadn’t felt like a part of the team, or at least not one that anyone really would regard as any use. And that wasn’t anyone’s fault, she was just so far behind, and the only thing that had kept her coming back at all was that Ginger was really nice and now she was gone and… And they didn’t really need her?

Except now that Zev was all caught up, she was joining a bunch of clubs, and Georgia had choir (where she wasn’t sure she fitted in) and she didn’t really feel like she was part of much, and that sucked. She was grateful that she had Zev as a best friend, but the ball had really hammered home to her how few people she actually felt like she knew. So, she supposed she could Quidditch. It was quite guy heavy which actually increased her chances of getting to know someone she could ask, and it also gave the possibility that she’d end up unconscious or incapacitated and not have to go through with it. Win-win.

Step one was approach Joe, and see if he seemed generally ok, and also didn’t laugh his head off at the idea of her rejoining. He had witnessed her at practises. Georgia’s progress had actually been pretty steady and decent, but she had a tendency to compare herself to how far behind everyone else she was, and still think that she was the comedy fat girl who was, for who knew what reason, trying to join in, and fly. Brooms were not exactly flattering to someone of her build. She looked a lot sillier sitting on one than little twiglets like the girl who played Seeker.

Luckily, for Joe’s dignity and her resolve that now was the time to talk to him, she missed the orange juice down nose incident. She took her seat as he finished reading his letter. And as the plates started to…. Do whatever that was.

“I don’t know,” she answered, baffled when he asked her what was going on. “But if you set anything on fire I’m leaving,” she added. Apparently not being on fire was a thing you couldn’t take for granted right now. And the second incident of things getting weird, even for magic school, was freaking her out a bit.

For a moment, with all the plate… stuff she had forgotten why she’d come over. But yeah… Quidditch. Did he actually want her to play, or was she a fat laughing stock? Except how exactly did you feel that subject out? She couldn’t just come out and ask that. But that was basically what it boiled down to…. Would he laugh at her if it was suggested?


She blinked. Had a teacup just laughed at her? She stared. Yes, the teacup at Joe’s place setting was laughing.

“Chubby here wants to know what you think of her playing Quidditch!” it exclaimed.

“No I don’t,” she said hurriedly. “Shut up!” she snapped. She was talking to a teacup. No, worse, she was losing her temper with a teacup.

“Ridiculous, right?” the teacup asked Joe.

  • Surprises and Mysteries.Joe Umland, Mon Feb 19 20:21
    Joe, I hope Advanced is still ok and all that and your last letter sounded good but that’s not why I’m writing. I’m writing because I’m having a baby. And that was how Joe came to have orange juice... more
    • Yup. I feel that. — Georgia Kirkly, Tue Feb 20 08:39
      • No kidding.Joe, Tue Feb 20 11:39
        Joe did not know Georgia Kirkly personally, but the facts he did know about her – singer, the new House prefect – did make him somewhat doubt she’d have any particular reason to try to block his... more
        • Wish I wasGeorgia, Thu Feb 22 05:19
          “O-ok,” Georgia nodded, when Joe assured her he hadn’t made the teacup do that. “I don’t think you did,” she assured him. To be fair, it had been her first thought, and had nearly made her just run... more
          • Is everything under control here?Professor Xavier, Thu Feb 22 10:53
            Nathan had first noticed the trouble brewing at the Teppenpaw table when a small fort of plates and dishes and cutlery and food formed around Joe Umland. Then Georgia Kirkly walked over, and he... more
            • I have cause for doubt, sir.Joe, Thu Feb 22 13:32
              Joe thought, he really did, but he honestly could not think of anything he had done recently which would make another person consider him an enemy. “No,” he said. “Unless you count the Headmaster,... more
              • Joe’s main enemy was the headmaster? Wow. That was hardcore. She did recall hearing a rumour that Joe had punched the man once, but had dismissed that as being completely wild and crazy. But perhaps... more
                • Keep calm and carry onNathan Xavier, Wed Feb 28 10:01
                  Nathan listened to first Joe then Georgia explain the situation with varying degrees of clarity. The take away seemed to be that someone had charmed Joe’s teacup to say mean things about Georgia, but ... more
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