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Sun Sep 24, 2017 20:59

Although Cleo had grown up with one foot in the Muggle world, she wasn’t much of a comics girl, so Parker’s nickname for their professor didn’t strike her as humorous. She simply assumed he was shortening it, which seemed fair to her given the number of new names he was having to deal with, and the fact that sticking ‘Professor’ on the front of everything made it a right mouthful. At her old school, she’d been used to calling teachers ‘Ms’ or ‘Sir’ and it had been hard to break that habit and swap it for a three syllable effort when she’d first arrived.

“Clubs are just set up and run by the students. So, it just depends what the current students are interested in,” she answered, regarding why there wasn’t already a gardening club.

“That doesn’t sound like fun,” she sympathised, when he spoke about his brother. He didn’t seem to want to go into detail though, which she could understand if his brother wasn’t very nice. “No. It’s just me and my daddy,” she answered, when he asked about her siblings. She didn’t always feel like explaining her lack of a mother with new people, especially as it was hard for them to understand. People were more used to fathers being the absent parent. But Parker had shared, and he seemed like he wasn’t going to judge. “My parents weren’t together when my mom had me, and then she couldn’t look after me,” she explained, giving the situation to the best of her knowledge. That was what her dad had always implied, anyway. The truthful version was perhaps closer to ‘decided she didn’t want to,’ but Cleo’s father had always felt that was too hurtful a thing to tell her. No one wanted to be unwanted, especially by their own mother. “I don’t know much about her.

“We live in Colorado. A small town, no one’s ever heard of it. You?

“I would so not be qualified,” Cleo laughed when he joked her about running an art club. "And actually, there is one already," she added. She knew he'd been joking, but he was probably interested to know what extra activities there were too. "But we can totally crack this. How about we think of it as a diagram instead of a drawing? You’re super observant about plants. Look… there’s pointed petals, in clusters of three…” she began slowly and carefully to draw them on her own sheet. “Even if it doesn’t look artistic or realistic, you’ll get all the key features down, Professor O’Malley will know what it is… It’s more important that it’s accurate than pretty for this task, right?”

  • Indeed!Parker, Sun Sep 24 10:59
    "So that's what Professor X teaches," Parker responded to Cleo before he realized he was using the nickname in his head. He'd have to watch that in the future, especially in the Herbology class.... more
    • One down... — Cleo, Sun Sep 24 20:59
      • A hundreds of plants to goParker, Wed Sep 27 04:44
        Clubs are set up and run by the students. This sentence made Parker think of all the things that interested him and what kind of club he would make. “Well it sounds like your dad’s a great guy,”... more
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