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Evelyn Stones
The best sorts of people
Sun Jul 22, 2018 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 things as feelings and assessments. "I appreciate the help. It's always easier to ask for some room to figure things out than be stuck waiting for help, and if I have to wait for help every time I forget someone's name, nobody's ever going to be anything other than 'hey you'." She said it like a joke, her tone light and her eyes sparkling, but she was completely serious. Names were not her strong suit.

Ness' description of Crotalus made her reevaluate things and she pondered this for a moment before replying. Obviously Ness was bias, but Evelyn thought the younger McLeod sibling was likable enough and a judgment call on Ness' part seemed like one Evelyn would likely share. "Yeah, I don't think that sounds like a good fit for me, then," she laughed.

A dozen thoughts ran through her mind, not least of all wondering how she could possibly be considered a respectable young witch when she was hardly a witch at all. No, Evelyn would need strength to get through the next seven years, and Aladren seemed to offer it. Not to mention the fact that it seemed likely to offer Ness and the possibility of a blooming friendship was too good to risk. She imagined trying to start over with a new conversation with a new student and barely stifled a shudder at the thought. She must've moved a bit though, because suddenly a strand of snow-colored hair was in her face and she brushed it away, irritated; whatever independence Evelyn claimed for herself, her hair claimed as much on its own.

"That really means a lot that you'd say that," Evelyn said, appreciating the pep talk. "My mom would love for me to come home and live the muggle life with her, but my father... well a wizard wants to see his child become a strong witch or wizard too, I suppose."

The comment about having a personality made her laugh, more freely than she'd done in a long time. She thought of elderly neighbors and wizened old townsfolk who would have loved to see a little less personality in her.

"I think that if I can have an odd, interesting personality, then that's pretty okay with me," she decided. "All the best sorts of people are one or both of those things, and most of the best sorts don't have to try."

She breathed a soft sigh of relief as she realized she was relaxing and Sonora didn't seem like such an insurmountable obstacle to her life anymore. With her stomach settled, Evelyn's eye drew again to the table of snacks. She had little interest in any of the other students milling about. She had one friend now-- hopefully-- and that was good enough. But another cheese sandwich was irresistible, and she'd noticed a few other goods worth her time.

"I'm getting more," she announced, nodding her head at the table. "I'm bloody starving. Do you want to sit with me?"

  • 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 people — Evelyn Stones, Sun Jul 22 03:31
      • 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
          • ..who needs enemies?Ness, Mon Jul 23 08:31
            “Ok, hope you’re sitting comfortably,” Ness grinned, when invited to go first in the telling of life stories. “I grew up in Vermont. It’s pretty nice. There’s trees and mountains and the world’s best ... more
            • Do I count as my own enemy?Evelyn Stones, Mon Jul 23 08:55
              It was a good story, and one Evelyn almost regretted learning. She had already known that she was a boring sort of person with a boring sort of family, but now there was proof even in the person she... more
              • I don't think soNess, Tue Jul 24 08:10
                “Well, based on what you just said, you sound either lesbian or asexual,” Ness informed Evelyn, in a very matter of fact tone of voice, enjoying once again the feeling of being the expert on... more
                • I'll toast to thatEvelyn Stones, Tue Jul 24 16:10
                  So apparently Ness was amazing. As it turned out, randomly picking a stranger to chat with could have some pretty great results! Evelyn might have breathed a sigh of relief-- and probably did-- but... more
                  • Mmm, toasted sandwichNess, Wed Jul 25 08:44
                    “Yes, that’s being pan sexual,” Ness explained, when Evelyn talked about liking everything, “Or… y’know. It can be. It doesn’t have to be. When you like everything, that is. Being in between is a... more
                    • Can you make grilled cheese via magic?Evelyn Stones, Wed Jul 25 20:59
                      Evelyn smirked. Ness enjoyed knowing things, and Evelyn was in a great place where she needed the knowledge. "Pansexual," she repeated, trying out the word. "Thanks for being so patient. Gender is... more
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