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Evelyn Stones
Is it too soon to throw up?
Fri Jul 20, 2018 19:17

Evelyn peered at the bespectacled wizard as he finished his introductory speeches, and then at her peers. She wasn't sure what to make of any of it. Her eyes fell, as they tended to, on the food and drinks that practically called her name, but she was afraid nerves wouldn't let her keep it down.

She was older than most of her peers and suddenly grateful she was so small. Her parents' decision to keep her home an extra year didn't seem like such a kindness when it put her behind others her age, but she tried not to dwell on that. Tonight was for her.

The different houses sounded okay, but she had no idea where she ought to be. She hadn't ever asked her father what house he'd been in and he rarely spoke of such things when her mother was around. On this occasion, along with the uniform robes, she was wearing stunning blue socks and orange lipstick. She couldn't help hoping that she'd be put in a house where such colors would be acceptable-- she'd don them either way.

Evelyn sighed, steeling herself against the realization that it was time to do what she'd worried about for so long: socialize. Classes would be a battle for another today, tonight it was time to pull up her big girl stockings and set about making this place a home.

She decided a student who went to the food first was a good student for her to meet, so she reached for a sandwich and some juice and took several mouthfuls of each before turning to the nearest green-clad student.

"Hi," she said directly. "My name is Evelyn."

She wondered whether her white hair was neat enough or her green eyes bright enough to make her look put together, and hoped this student wouldn't mind if she wasn't perfect. Of course, she also hoped they wouldn't mind if she was hardly a witch at all, but didn't say so.

  • Welcome to First Year Orientation!Professor Grayson Wright, Fri Jul 20 15:21
    As they disembarked the wagons, returning students might have been slightly surprised by the figure waiting to greeting them, helping any down from the wagons who required such assistance and... more
    • Hello, everyone. It is so nice to be here.Katerina Vorontsov, Tue Jul 24 17:52
      The first year class was not, from Katya’s perspective, a very large crowd. When all her family was home, her own household – her parents, their six children, the governess, the tutor, the gardener... more
      • I'm afraid I don't agree.Julius Astley, Wed Jul 25 10:57
        Julius Astley was already intensely annoyed upon his arrival to Sonora Academy. The ride in the wagons had been uncomfortable and bumpy and the fact that he'd had to share seemed only to enhance his... more
        • I'm sorry to hear that.Katerina, Wed Jul 25 12:53
          Julius. That was an interesting name. Julius had been the name of the first Caesar – a Roman, but the western Romans had built the great Eastern empire, and Russia was the heir of the Eastern empire. ... more
          • It's my father who should be sorry.Julius Astley, Wed Jul 25 13:14
            Julius blinked at Katerina, unsure whether to take her question seriously or not. Maybe he was wrong in his assumption and she wasn't a Pureblood after all. Surely she wasn't attracted to the idea to ... more
            • Whatever he did is hardly my fault.Katerina, Wed Jul 25 13:41
              The look on Julius’ face let Katya know at once that she had somehow said something wrong, but it was only when he started talking that she became really concerned that she had somehow gotten English ... more
              • I never said it was.Julius Astley, Wed Jul 25 19:55
                The situation that Julius now found himself in wasn't an uncommon one. It wasn't the first time that he'd offended someone enough to cause them to snap back at him. Though, in Julius's mind, he felt... more
                • "I won't dignify that with a response," she responded.Katerina Vorontsov, Wed Jul 25 20:58
                  She was not, Katya decided in the moments after Julius stormed off, going to give up wearing hats just yet, even if she concluded it was definitely not the custom of proper American young ladies.... more
    • Expecting the unexpected...Lyssa Fitzgerald, Sun Jul 22 20:07
      Parker had told her a lot during the summer about Sonora. Her mother had seen to that. Parker though wouldn't talk a lot in front their parents, and especially in front of JJ, about the wider world... more
      • Looking for troubleMalikhi Hill , Mon Jul 23 10:03
        Malikhi hardly listened to 'Professor Wright', being more interested in looking around. Anyway, he was talking rather slowly and sounded rather dull as well as looked it. He hoped it wouldn't all be... more
        • The trouble with trouble, is it starts out as funLyssa Fitzgerald, Mon Jul 23 12:51
          Lyssa looked over at the boy standing next to her. He sounded so proper, though that was really just his accent. She enjoyed hearing him talk. Something about him though made her think about her... more
          • Well, fun is never bad...Malikhi Hill, Mon Jul 23 16:36
            Malikhi took her hand and shook it firmly. His father had taught him to be mindful of his handshake. A limp and clammy handshake indicated weakness and if there was one thing Malikhi certainly... more
            • I'm not so sure about... you see where it becomes trouble?Lyssa Fitzgerald, Fri Jul 27 08:42
              The handshake was firm. It almost felt like the boy was trying to prove something to her with it, which Lyssa thought was entertaining. There really was no reason to do so. She returned the handshake ... more
              • Yes, I do see...Malikhi Hill, Fri Jul 27 09:15
                Malikhi held in a laugh. It was rare that anyone managed to pronounced his name correctly the first time and it amused him each time. It was like his own personal trick and he didn't even need to put ... more
      • OOC for aboveLyssa Fitzgerald, Sun Jul 22 20:13
        I was so intent on editing the above post that I forgot to write the OOC which is: The post above has words and actions for Parker. As I write Lyssa's brother Parker as well, so I am not writing for... more
    • Is it too soon to throw up? — Evelyn Stones, Fri Jul 20 19:17
      • It's not my preferred friend-making techniqueNess McLeod, Sat Jul 21 05:22
        Ness stepped off the wagon and into the gardens. Finally! It felt like it had taken forever to get here – both in terms of the wagon journey that day, which had been pretty long, but more in the... more
        • "Interesting" indeedEvelyn Stones, Sat Jul 21 12:15
          Evelyn smirked and then smiled. "Yeah," she said. "I guess so." Evelyn hadn't said it before, but she supposed it was actually pretty cool that they were finally at Sonora. It was certainly better... more
          • Curioser and curiouserNess McLeod, Sat Jul 21 12:36
            “Odd is probably a compliment too, if I say it,” Ness nodded, finding that so far, Evelyn seemed to be a likeable person. Someone who valued words like ‘odd’ and ‘interesting’ over and above ‘nice’... more
            • Re: Curioser and curiouserAnonymous, Sat Jul 21 13:23
              (OOC-- Thank you, I definitely forgot to count and panicked and ahhh!!) Evelyn was intimidated to meet someone whose family was obviously entrenched in the school's culture, but also wondered if it... more
              • Cheesy jokesNess, Sat Jul 21 22:25
                (OOC - no worries. Posts also have this sneaky habit of looking longer than they are until you click ‘submit!’) IC “Professor Wright,” Ness reminded Evelyn, when she referred to the teacher as ‘that... more
                • The best sorts of peopleEvelyn Stones, Sun Jul 22 03:31
                  Evelyn smiled. And then she kept smiling. "I think you're a pretty good person, Ness," she decided, grateful that growing up in the company of adults made it easy enough to be forthcoming about such... more
                  • We are indeed Ness McLeod, Sun Jul 22 04:36
                    “Thanks,” Ness beamed, really genuinely touched by Evelyn’s compliment. Ness felt like a good person - a believer in all things good and fair, like equality and human rights and stuff. It wasn’t... more
                    • With sandwiches like theseEvelyn Stones, Sun Jul 22 11:30
                      Things were looking up and Evelyn was pretty satisfied she wouldn't be kicked out anytime soon. She was still dreading the idea of sitting in class and just hoping she could produce some acceptable... more
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