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Mary Brooding
You're not the only one.
Tue Aug 14, 2018 23:03
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Mary almost smiled when she saw that Tabitha was wearing slacks. Ever the practical woman, Tabitha seemed to prefer pants to skirts and dresses, a style Mary had never been able to manage. She felt like a peacock in her ruffled dress, but didn't let it bother her. She felt lovely in dresses and that was good enough.

However, Mary did not smile when she saw Tabitha's expression. Wide eyes and a set mouth, Tabitha did not look pleased to see her. Mary lowered her gaze, hoping to appear submissive. The last thing she wanted was to start a fight in Cascade Hall and she wasn't sure how hostile this interaction would be.

When the Defense professor sat beside her, Mary almost smiled again, and then again when the woman said good morning. But she managed a more straight-faced expression.

"Morning," she replied. Various responses rushed through her mind and she considered an apology, a compliment, a joke, and many more options before finally settling on the truth. The damn truth. "I brewed a Draught of Peace. You'd mentioned you were nervous for your veela lesson and I thought you might want something to help get you through it. It wasn't ready last night or I would've brought it by to help you sleep...."

Her voice trailed off and she was quiet for a moment before remembering the vial. Opening the hand that was still clutched around the gleaming liquid, Mary placed it on the table between herself and Tabitha and then pushed it towards the other woman-- a woman she hoped would still be her friend-- and then waited.

"And also... I'm really sorry."

  • I think I may need something stronger.Professor Tabitha Hawthorne, Tue Aug 14 21:37
    When Tabitha woke up, she wanted nothing more than to return to the land of sleep. Her entire body felt heavy and her head immediately began to pound. It was the morning of her dreaded Veela lesson... more
    • You're not the only one. — Mary Brooding, Tue Aug 14 23:03
      • I don't understand.Tabitha Hawthorne, Tue Aug 14 23:18
        If Tabitha had not had such a firm grip on her teacup from the tension that filled her body, she might've dropped it. The last thing she had expected was an offering, let alone a vial of potion that... more
        • Oh, sweet one. I'm so sorry.Mary Brooding, Tue Aug 14 23:57
          Mary pressed her lips together in a tight frown, but held her head high. She wanted to be clear and she wanted to be sincere and she wanted to do this not here. Hopefully being in view of the... more
          • Why are you being so daft?Tabitha Hawthorne, Wed Aug 15 11:41
            The words coming from Mary's lips sounded so odd for her light tone of voice. She was speaking in what Tabitha felt was almost an uncaring manner and for a moment, the Defence professor was confused... more
            • It isn't me being daft!Mary Brooding, Wed Aug 15 18:59
              Mary meant to maintain her casual air throughout the conversation, but Tabitha's reply surprised her and she risked a glance at the woman, her eyes wide. "What are you...?" She took a breath, trying... more
              • We're both being daft. Tabitha Hawthorne, Wed Aug 15 19:20
                Tabitha let out a slow, shaky breath. Goodness, she was an emotional mess lately - no doubt a side effect of lack of sleep. Discretely, she picked up her napkin and dabbed gently at her eyes and... more
                • Aye! Mutual daftness.Mary Brooding, Wed Aug 15 19:41
                  Mary's blush was fast and thorough, and she felt the heat of it in her chest, her face, and her hands, one of which was held by the Defense professor's. Tabitha Hawthorne would be interested in more? ... more
                  • We can be daft together. Tabitha Hawthorne, Wed Aug 15 20:16
                    Tabitha couldn't help but let out a merry laugh at Mary's admission that she thought that the British woman was straight. Hadn't Mary been able to tell that Tabitha was very much interested in her?... more
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