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Mary Brooding
I'm so glad!
Sun Aug 12, 2018 01:48
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Selina had smiled. What a relief! Mary was quite sure that this was a woman who, if nothing else, was honest. She was honest with her work and in her work, and she was honest with her staff. At the very least, her face was. What a lovely thing, to have an honest face. Mary thought it was one of the very best types of things to have, and smiled back.

"I like how you phrase that," Mary considered. "My 'first job' is to teach. I think that's the job I am the most confident in. Well, with Potions at least. I'm excited to learn more about all the other parts of the job that go into the job of professorship here."

She hoped Selina took it for what it was and didn't take that to mean that the job of professorship at Sonora was overcomplicated. She thought it just right, and was eager to begin.

Selina's comments on treating Ms. James like any other student seemed...odd. But Mary also could see where she was coming from, particularly on the administrative side of things. Ms. James wasn't any other student; she was a half-veela. If the whole school was full of veela students, the curriculum would be different and the things students learned from each other would be different. Since Ms. James was so vastly out-numbered and out-of-place in that sense, it seemed intuitive to Mary to alter some approaches to suit Ms. James, the way they might alter their approach for a student who wanted to become an auror versus one who wanted to play professional Quidditch. Regardless, she trusted the more experienced witch. Selina seemed open to changing and adapting as time went on, which encouraged Mary.

"Thank you for taking the time to speak with me, I'm sure the first day is very busy, albeit in a wonderful way," Mary said earnestly. She didn't want to take any more time than was polite, but also didn't want to preemptively end their conversation, as Selina really did make for lovely company. Deciding it would be best to leave it to Selina to dismiss her at her discretion-- and knowing she likely would-- Mary left the comment lingering there and simply smiled at her breakfast partner.

  • I don't think soDH Skies, Sun Aug 12 00:57
    Mary had gone from being chatty, verging on rambling, to rather quiet, and Selina suspected she was feeling less at ease than when she had walked into the office. Which was a shame, but not something ... more
    • I'm so glad! — Mary Brooding, Sun Aug 12 01:48
      • Me tooDH Skies, Sun Aug 12 03:09
        That was better. Mary seemed to have got the message, and they were in some sort of middle ground now, whereby she would deal with the studentsí issues as best she could, without going out of her way ... more
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