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Zevalyn Ives
I’m looking for something affordable but nice (tag Georgia)
Tue Jun 5, 2018 12:32

The worst part about the Quarantine was that this was the first time since coming to Sonora that Zev had actually caught up to her peers and she didn’t have to stay to study and practice magic. She could have finally had a real Christmas with her family for the first time in three years. The second worst thing was that she had plans to meet up with Georgia, go dress shopping, and maybe even introduce her best friend at home to her best friend at school and hope they got along.

The Quarantine made all of that impossible. Admittedly, it was nicer being at school over the holiday this year than the previous years. She still had her friends, and she wasn’t stressing over her academic progress. (She was starting to stress over her CATS, of course, but so were most of the fifth years, and this meant there were study groups meeting regularly over midterm and she’d gotten in more study time than she probably would have at home, but that hardly made up for the losses.)

The announcement of the formalwear wares sale, also mitigated the losses marginally, though Zev still wouldn’t have Amber to drag along for fashion advice. She would have dress shopping with Georgia though, and she was going to be happy about that much.

Of course, looking around at the array of stalls set up in the Cascade Hall, Zevalyn began to realize they were going to have to be careful about which ones they got too close to. “Some of those dresses look like they’d cost both my parents’ annual salaries,” she remarked in a slightly horrified undertone to Georgia. “And they’re scientists and engineers so they make good money,” she added, just in case Georgia didn’t already know that. She was exaggerating, she knew, but not by as much as she thought she should be. “How do we know which stalls are for sane people with good money management skills?” She had what she thought was a very generous budget for today, but she wasn’t sure it would go very far at all at some of these places.

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    • I’m looking for something affordable but nice (tag Georgia) — Zevalyn Ives , Tue Jun 5 12:32
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              • RefuellingKir, Fri Jun 8 23:35
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