Das ist gut
Sat Jan 5, 2019 22:19

Hilda laughed and agreed, "Yes, Hans is very cute. If we get to be roommates, I will show you a picture." She supposed she could still show Johanna Leonie a picture even if they weren't roommates, but it would be easier and much more wonderful if they were.

Her good mood - and her expression - froze, however, when Johanna Leonie asked what it was her family did. Not only was the answer terrible - oh, they are in jail for dark magic and being professional assassins for twenty years - but they were being compared to healers, even if it was the hedge witch variety, if she was understanding the subtext correctly, which made it somehow even worse.

"Um," she said, stalling, not wanting to lie to her new friend but also not wanting the third thing Johanna Leonie learned about her to be that her parents were Those Hexenmeisters. She'd mostly come to grips with the idea that the charges against them might really be true, but the last thing she really wanted was to admit that out loud. "Well. I, ah, I live with my Uncle Karl. He's our legal guardian. He raises snakes and sells the scales and venom and stuff as potion ingredients." Even that sounded kind of almost shady, though she was pretty sure Uncle Karl was on the up and up. But then, she'd thought that about Mom and Dad, too, and their 'trouble-shooting consulting firm'.

  • Jetzt haben wir Schwestern. [Now we have sisters.]Johanna Leonie, Sat Jan 5 21:24
    "Awe, he must still be cute then!" Johanna Leonie laughed. "Friederike Albert is not cute anymore, he's a tornado. Maybe less of a tornado than I am but a tornado none the less." Johanna Leonie... more
    • Das ist gut — Hilda, Sat Jan 5 22:19
      • Du bist sehr coole!Johanna Leonie, Sat Jan 5 22:34
        Johanna Leonie was pretty sure Uncle Karl sounded like a badass. "It sounds like they'd get on great!" she said said, thinking how excited her parents would be to find a good source of venom and... more
        • Du bist großartigHilda, Sun Jan 6 12:57
          It didn't seem like Johanna Leonie thought snake raising and venom selling sounded suspicious, so that was a good turn of events. Still she wasn't going to hold her breath on any adult Hexenmeister... more
          • Oh, hör auf! *erröten*Johanna Leonie, Sun Jan 6 18:05
            "I guess that's true," Johanna Leonie laughed, glad that Hilda seemed so easygoing. "Care of Magical Creatures is one of the ones I'm looking forward to the most!" she said, excited that she'd... more
            • ich mag dichHilda, Mon Jan 7 10:45
              Hilda nodded in agreement that Care of Magical Creatures was one of the more interesting classes she was looking forward to. Less so herbology, but she nodded anyway in support of Johanna Leonie's... more
              • Ich mag dich auch!Johanna Leonie, Mon Jan 7 20:45
                Johanna Leonie's eyes widened at the mention of so many other languages. Even if it was only a few students at the school who spoke these other languages, it felt good to know that there were others... more
                • Mir viel Glück Hilda, Fri Jan 11 14:31
                  Hilda was tempted - sorely tempted - to not say anything now that she knew Johana Leonie was from a remote enough town that she may - possibly - not have heard about the trial after all. But somebody ... more
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