Zevalyn Ives
Shiny New Badge
Fri Jan 11, 2019 23:29

Zevalyn had been awarded Aladren Prefect through the simple expediency of being the only Aladren in her year. She had briefly shared a room with Madeleine Dautin the first year she had been at Sonora, but the french girl had transferred out not long after that, leaving Zevalyn clear to take the prefecture despite having only caught up to her yearmates just about that same time.

Head Girl was different. She had been up against two other girls who were both very viable candidates. Georgia and Lily had both earned prefect when there were other candidates to pick from. Georgia had earned 'Most Friendly' in the yearbook, indicating a fairly high opinion of her among their classmates, and Lily was . . . well, Lily had the sports people and the pureblood people surely going for her.

Consequently, Zevalyn had not counted Head Girl as a sure thing. But she had been hopeful. She didn't discount her own qualities either. Aladren prefects did have a higher than average chance of earning it, largely because Aladrens as a House were widely regarded as responsible and hardworking, and Zevalyn apparently was the most Aladren Aladren in the school, if the yearbook was anything to go by.

Still, she held her breath when the Headmaster stood up and began his speech. He was Headmaster Brockert, known for his brevity in his speeches, so he got to the important bit well before she ran out of oxygen. She felt a wide smile spread across her face and allowed her lungs to resume their normal functioning.

'Head Girl' was going to look very good on her college application letters. Which were going to need to go out probably in the next few weeks. Her smile dimmed slightly as her nerves about that surfaced briefly, but the smile revived as she reached the front of the room and received the shiny Head Girl badge to wear with her Prefect one.

She grinned and congratulated Finn for his own victory, then headed back to the Aladren table, feeling like she'd just eaten some of the cotton candy from last year's fair.

This was going to be a good year. Busy, and crazy, and probably a little terrifying, yes. But good.

  • Aladren Table Threads (nm)Admin, Fri Jan 11 23:23
    • On time, and other mini-rebellionsJehan Callahan, Sun Jan 13 15:58
      Another opening feast meant another summer gone, another time at home endured, and another year older. Jehan felt that these were all equally valid ways of measuring the passage of time, a passage... more
      • Sometimes The Powers That Be have a pointHeinrich Hexenmeister, Tue Jan 15 12:50
        Heinrich arrived to the feast early to ensure a good seat for observing the first years. His sister Hilda would be getting sorted tonight and he wanted to be able to see where she went. He did not... more
    • A little blue, a little green.Florence Newell, Sun Jan 13 12:03
      It was still strange, being only two. As one of four children (five if you included Makenzie; their cousin had only lived with them a year, but they had always been close), Florence found it odd when ... more
    • Shiny New Badge — Zevalyn Ives, Fri Jan 11 23:29
      • New badges, new studentsChristabel Davidson, Wed Jan 16 15:32
        Christabel watched the new Head Girl return to her seat, delighted to find out that Zevalyn was from her own house. As if it wasn't exciting enough to finally arrive at Sonora, she'd already found... more
        • Welcome to Sonora!Zevalyn, Thu Jan 17 08:34
          As Zevalyn sat down at the Aladren table, she glanced over at Teppenpaw to share a long distance smile with Kir (who she had definitely heard cheer earlier) and Georgia, her two favorite people at... more
          • Re: Welcome to Sonora!Christabel Davidson, Sun Jan 20 15:45
            "Oh! Um, hi," said Christabel, wanting to slide right under her seat and hide forever after being caught staring. She took a deep breath and tried to carry on; she was supposed to make friends with... more
            • Great! You'll do fine.Zevalyn, Sun Jan 20 21:10
              "Nice to meet you, Christabel," she said, after the younger student introduced herself, deciding to start with the easy quick and part. Then she continued, addressing the concerns that had been... more
              • Re: Great! You'll do fine.Christabel Davidson, Wed Jan 23 16:13
                Christabel was relieved to be able to talk about something she was certain about. "I'm really excited for Care of Magical Creatures," she said. "I can't have magical pets at home because my dad and I ... more
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