Mary Brooding
Sat Sep 8, 2018 21:20 (XFF:

Mary's stomach tumbled a bit when Tabitha mentioned her lesson on Veelas. She hadn't been sad to be absent from that particular lesson, particularly when she'd heard some students being particularly awful afterwards. She knew the lesson had gotten a bit off topic and that Tabitha had mixed feelings about how it had gone, but Mary had otherwise stayed out of it. She had tried to avoid any display of feelings on the matter, too. It hurt her to think of Veelas as creatures the way that so many students and adults alike all seemed to and that had been part of the reason she and Tabitha had fought at the start of term. She didn't want to seem unsupportive though, either.

"What was the assignment?" Mary asked. "Just to talk about defense against Veela magic or something else?"

She was curious so it felt like a safe thing to ask about. 'The whole situation with Cleo James' seemed like harsh phrasing but Mary knew she was overly sensitive, too.

"I'm glad you're the one taking the forefront on this," Mary said, checking her feelings against the reality. "The students are lucky to have somebody like you in that role and I know you are going to be more respectful than some people would. Poor Cleo can't have a lot of people being very understanding and Mary's sympathy radar was on high alert. At the same time, the young half-Veela probably didn't want attention drawn to it either.

  • Oh, completely. Tabitha Hawthorne, Sat Sep 8 21:00
    Tabitha made a noise of agreement when Mary mentioned about needing to be better with planning her lessons. The same could be said of the Defence teacher who had developed a poor habit of leaving... more
    • Blehhh — Mary Brooding, Sat Sep 8 21:20
      • Blehhh? Tabitha Hawthorne, Sat Sep 8 22:09
        Tabitha was trying to read through a student's essay but her concentration wasn't completely on it and all she seemed to be succeeding in doing was re-reading the same line over and over again. She... more
        • Isn't effort just blehh?Mary Brooding, Sat Sep 8 23:13
          Mary smiled sympathetically at Tabitha, who seemed to have been completely soaked in melancholy this morning. Every curved line of her lovely face was pulled into an expression of utter frustration... more
          • Yes, I quite agree.Tabitha Hawthorne, Sun Sep 9 19:12
            "I met one," Tabitha nodded as she finished scibbling a comment at the bottom of an essay before moving it to the 'finished' pile. It was probably a bit ambitious to call it a pile given that it only ... more
            • You're distractable today.Mary Brooding, Mon Sep 10 00:53
              Mary laughed, an easy dancing tune lifting from her mouth as she watched Tabitha pout. She had feelings about this story including Tabitha, a Veela, and JJ, but she preferred this more playful,... more
              • You're my distraction. Tabitha Hawthorne, Mon Sep 10 01:13
                Tabitha smiled as a pink blush coloured her cheeks, having received a kiss on her nose and her lips, though she wished it had been more than a slight graze. However, she knew that Mary was shier in... more
                • So you're focused on a interesting!Mary Brooding, Wed Sep 12 01:59
                  Mary laughed, happy to follow after the suddenly eager Defense professor. Everything in Tabitha's demeanor screamed of desperation for adventure, a feeling Mary rarely felt herself although she... more
                  • I can't help it.Tabitha Hawthorne, Wed Sep 12 14:45
                    Tabitha had pulled out her wand from the inside pocket of her blazer, more out of habit rather than anything else. It had become the norm and also, a comfort, to be holding her wand when exploring.... more
                    • Help me?Mary Brooding, Sat Sep 15 18:32
                      Despite her bleak mood, it was easy to be with Tabitha, and their wanderings were comforting. It was far too nice a time to feel grey and Mary perked up quickly, laughing and joking with her... more
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