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Sylvia Mordue
Fri Feb 16, 2018 04:19

“But the potion got it wrong,” Sylvia protested, wondering why she was having to state something so obvious, even to Simon. “He’s supposed to be here with us. I want him to be here,” she added, the last point in her mind having far more significance.

She cast her eyes quickly, subtly around. Winston and Victor weren’t nearby. No one really seemed to be paying much attention to their little interaction, which after all was merely the unremarkable act of two siblings saying goodnight. She allowed her eyes to fill with tears. To say she was faking them would not have been entirely fair - although she could will up tears on command - they were an expression of how she genuinely felt, but she could have been grown up and kept them inside if she had felt it necessary, had anyone by whom she did not want to be thought a crybaby been looking. Sylvia cried often, but rarely without being in complete control of the fact that she was doing so, and almost never in such a way as would make her puffy faced or unattractive. She was good at having sparkling little tears well up in her green eyes and that was usually sufficient to move her family on whatever point was under contention.

“Can’t you do something?” Simon was her big brother. It was his job to look after her, to make sure she was happy. And, as her face clearly told him right now, happy she was not.

  • Stating the obvious.Simon Mordue, Wed Feb 14 22:58
    Simon had not been anxious about the Sorting ceremony. He had, after all, been quite sure that Sylvia would either be a Crotalus or an Aladren, either of which was a perfectly – well, most of the... more
    • Ditto — Sylvia Mordue, Fri Feb 16 04:19
      • Playing with fire.Simon, Tue Feb 20 11:58
        “Sylvie – don’t do that – “ said Simon helplessly as Sylvia’s eyes welled up with tears. “We can’t do anything, but – you don’t want Miss Pierce to see you with your eyes red, do you?” This was... more
        • You should know betterSylvia, Thu Feb 22 06:30
          No, of course she did not want Miss Pierce to see her with her eyes red, but she wasn’t going to, because Sylvia didn’t do ugly crying. She did not to unrestrained, turn your face blotchy and make... more
          • This was going all wrong. Simon desperately wished someone else had this problem, or that Victor and Winston would both walk up at once so he’d have an excuse to escape without dealing with the... more
            • Why would you do that?Sylvia, Fri Feb 23 08:49
              Ridiculous? Ridiculous?! The accusation stung. She knew Simon had no idea that she was in perfect control of this little display - that was rather the point - but to call her ridiculous! Simon was... more
              • Because I'm slow, stupid, and am the heir.Simon, Fri Feb 23 09:44
                “I’m trying to look out for you here,” said Simon, struggling to remain calm between the growing desire to panic and the growing desire to get openly angry with his sister. “Do you know how much... more
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