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Tracks in the snow
Wed Nov 1, 2017 15:43

Jasmine had been a bit taken aback the first few times she had heard Tatiana’s accented and somewhat uncertain English, but as the days of their acquaintance had turns to weeks and then months, she stopped noticing it as much. It was just one of the things that made Tatiana stand out a little but more than some of their peers, rather like her pearls and other fine jewelry. It almost made Jasmine wish she had a French accent like Dad’s, if only to make her sound a bit more exotic.

Ideally, she’d still have perfect English, too, though. She felt a stab of sympathy for Tatiana as the Russian girl struggled for the word she wanted.

When she found it, Jasmine nodded eagerly, “Yes! That would be great!” Logically it made sense to need a big snow mountain to go sledding, and she was glad Tatiana had thought of it before Jasmine looked like an idiot trying to do cross country sledding.

She looked about trying to find Professor Xavier, but he didn’t seem to be immediately available here at the wagon deportation point like had been before Orientation. What she did see were large bootprints that had to have been made by an adult man (or possibly one of the larger seventh years, but this did not mesh with her current goal so it did not occur to her) and she pointed the prints out to her companion, “Do you think those of his and we can follow the tracks to Professor Xavier?”

  • With daylight, too!Tatiana Vorontsova, Wed Nov 1 13:52
    Tatiana had experienced mixed emotions on leaving home for reasons other than hating to leave her family before her name’s day was even past, and these had mostly to do with the weather. On the one... more
    • Tracks in the snow — Jasmine, Wed Nov 1 15:43
      • These boots are made for walking.Tatiana, Thu Nov 2 13:06
        Trak . That meant, evidently, what a shoe made in snow. Tatiana noted this; absorbing vocabulary from any source she felt reasonably sure of was such a habit now that she didn’t even think about it... more
        • These boots . . . are notJasmine, Fri Nov 3 10:05
          "Poidem!" Jasmine declared cheerfully, repeating the word she could only assume meant "let's go" in Russian. She had no expectation she'd remember it even five minutes from now, but for now, she... more
          • That is unfortunate.Tatiana, Fri Nov 3 12:48
            Tatiana was dreadfully confused at first by Jasmine’s attempt to explain where she had obtained her pretty (if not very weather-appropriate-looking) boots. Had she gotten them from Professor Nash or... more
            • Jasmine nodded and smiled, pleased to know that Tatiana celebrated Christmas, too. She loved Christmas and she always felt a little sad when she found out somebody didn't get the joy of getting a lot ... more
              • It's a crying shame.Tatiana, Mon Nov 6 13:34
                Tatiana smiled in pleasure when Jasmine said she did like Tatiana’s earrings. “Thank you,” she said politely. Earring s - that was the English plural, which was logical, as earrings came in pairs, or ... more
                • I have tearsJasmine, Tue Nov 7 10:11
                  Oh, Alaska. Jasmine pictured a land that consisted of nothing but snow and ice, and maybe a few igloos. Definitely colder than here. She shook her head apologetically when she didn’t recognize the... more
                  • I have...very little shame, anyway.Tatiana, Tue Nov 7 21:09
                    “Not mine also,” said Tatiana when Jasmine, with what sounded like regret, admitted that geography was not her best subject. “Me – I…mostly know where is California.” She also knew where Arizona was, ... more
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