Professor Mary Brooding
That's not quite my goal.
Wed May 29, 2019 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 distance from the bathroom. She sat cross-legged, arranging her dress to make sure everything was covered appropriately, and tossing her hair over her shoulder again so she could lean on the wall.

"That's the hardest part of being a teacher," Mary confided, frowning. "I want to make sure nothing bad ever happens to any of my students. I don't want anything to happen to any of the students I meet, even you."

Her hands found a place tugging at her sleeves, pulling at her skirts, and finding anywhere else to move about. She looked at Émilie as if she were trying to find something behind her eyes, and wondered herself what it was. Maybe she needed confirmation as much as the teenager did.

"The problem is that if I make everything easy, then when you all graduate, you won't be able to figure things out yourself. I try to talk to my students and help them figure out how to get through bad things themselves. That being said," she paused, thinking carefully. "I think that I'd like to do anything I can to make sure nothing bad happens to Dorian. Any particular requests?"

  • 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
      • 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
                  • Émilie opened her mouth and closed it again without saying anything. This was quite an impressive feat for the Professor to have achieved. She scrunched up her mouth. Hadn’t she thought how little... more
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