Mary Brooding
Not quite, but I didn't say a word.
Tue May 28, 2019 21:29
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Mary stifled a grin. Émilie, it turned out, was very much like her brother. If Dorian had it in him to pout, or be sassy, and if he was on the more confident side, they might be the same person. Mary suspected that the fact that Dorian cared so much about others meant that he'd never talk to someone as Émilie was, and he'd likely be mortified about this conversation, but Mary found it all quite lovely. She was learning so much about the girl who meant so much to a boy they both loved, and that was pretty good. Besides that, it was terribly entertaining.

"I don't think a professor will ever know a student as well as his own sister," Mary suggested, hoping to mollify Émilie. There was a protective streak in her, no doubt. "He certainly isn't romantic about Potions," she added.

She wasn't entirely sure all the words that Émilie used next, but was pretty sure she was following most of it, and she smiled in acknowledgement.

Mary cocked her head, considering Émilie more closely when she spoke of Dorian's heart. "I think you are quite right. I hope he finds every happiness. And I think he's very lucky to have a sister like you. It's been a pleasure getting to know him myself."

Learning French sounded good, and Mary wondered whether the youngest Montoir would actually be as pleased as she sounded if she did. The explanation did help, though, and Mary nodded. "Like gossiping," she offered. "Or talking behind his back. I think that he would be glad to know that he is loved, even if he'd be a little embarrassed too. What do you think?"

  • And it's all in my head but....Émilie, Tue May 28 21:03
    Émilie shrugged impatiently at Professor Brooding's defence. Ordinarily, she might have pointed out that she was not Dorian, and that she tended to mean what she said and not hide behind vague... more
    • Not quite, but I didn't say a word. — Mary Brooding, Tue May 28 21:29
      • It's very frustrating of youÉmilie, Tue May 28 23:32
        Professor Brooding was just so nice. So nice, and floaty, and soft and pretty. It was maddening. Didn't she have any real feelings about what they were discussing? Rationally, Émilie knew that adults ... more
        • That's not quite my goal.Professor Mary Brooding, Wed May 29 00:53
          Mary nodded, agreeing. She'd love to make that happen. "Is it alright if we sit down?" she asked, taking the lead and leaning against the wall, sliding down to sit on the floor in the hall a short... more
          • What is, exactly?Émilie, Wed May 29 02:37
            On what? Émilie was about to ask, when the Professor asked her if she would like to sit. However, the woman surprised her by simply sliding to the floor. "Proper young ladies do not sit on the... more
            • Well, now I forget what I said.Mary Brooding, Wed May 29 10:53
              Mary smirked. "Nor do they accost their brother's teachers outside the restroom, but I think we can put such things aside," Mary told her, adjusting her seat to be more comfortable. When the girl... more
              • We have a shared goal thenÉmilie, Wed May 29 20:29
                "Perhaps this is just a coincidence," Émilie replied, when Professor Brooding accused her of lying in wait and accosting her, though she chose to say it with a smirk rather than playing innocent.... more
                • I'm not comfortable with that blanket statement.Mary Brooding, Thu May 30 00:18
                  Coincidence was a funny thought, and Mary indulged Émilie with a smirk of laughter as she summoned a cushion for her. It was funny to see her care enough to ask for one, although Mary had to admit... more
                  • But it's so obviouspy wrongÉmilie, Thu May 30 01:28
                    "Dorian will not do anything," Émilie confirmed, "He isn't a bad person, and with this situation... There is nothing he can do. I worry more about others. That before he grows up and gets over this,... more
                    • Less obviously than you'd think.Mary Brooding, Thu May 30 01:57
                      "Words can be very damaging," Mary agreed. "It is important that people are kind and understanding when people are different than they are. It's one thing if someone doesn't like my teaching style... more
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