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Lily Spencer, Pecari
I don't remember class ever being this interesting.
Mon Feb 5, 2018 23:18

There was no euphemism Lily could think of for the way she'd been acting towards Jozua lately; just avoidance. It wasn't purposeful; she just happened to be physically compelled to sit with other people and not look at him when he was looking at her. She still waved and said 'hello' like a normal person, and she wasn't angry at him. Lily just hadn't been feeling quite like herself and until she trudged through all of the confusion, it was easier to simply not deal with it. And with the ball - she didn't even want to think of the ball yet.

But there didn't seem to be a way to avoid the situation when he popped down next to her. "Hi Jozua," she said, hoping she sounded completely normal. "How goes it?" Was her voice higher than usual? It had to be puberty; Merlin knew she could not wait for this stage of life to be over. She could think of loads of things to say, but it all sounded idiotic with the other 'issue' that needed to be addressed. It was strange, though, sitting there with him in silence, waiting for class to begin. It felt unnatural, but she simply couldn't figure out the right way to approach, well, whatever it was they needed to talk about. Not that they needed to talk about it right away, did they?

Before it could be any more awkward, Professor Wright began class. Her face felt a bit warm as she paid close attention to everything Wright was saying. For once she actually knew what the incantation did, but she didn't raise her hand - participation in class wasn't really one of her strong suits and adhering to that only seemed natural at this point.

The practical portion seemed easy, almost boring, but she was glad for a remedial lesson. It sounded rather fun, actually, making things light as feathers. Would it work on people too? It was too bad Jack had graduated; it would've been great fun to see his things floating around his head for no apparent reason.

"Seems easy," said Lily, testing the waters between them. Maybe it was all over and Jozua didn't like her anymore. She'd never been much of an over-thinker, but she felt in danger of becoming one now. It would be best to just focus on the task at hand. But before she could ready her wand, Jozua started emitting sparks. Lily involuntarily let out a little shriek of surprise. They didn't hurt, per say, but were like tiny little pricks. Lily scrambled away rubbing at her arms and covering her face, her reflexes in motion before her brain could catch up. The irony of the situation only came to her after she was in relative safety. "You're like a bloody firework!" she exclaimed, half in awe, half in horror. Whether that was a good thing or a bad thing, she wasn't quite certain. But it was incredibly interesting.

It took Professor Wright completely off-guard, and seeing a professor bewildered was always entertaining. Lily watched as Jozua went out to the corridor, sparks still flying off of him. "I'm fine, I'm fine," she said. "It was just shocking, that's all, no harm done."

Then Professor Wright left, leaving the Prefects in charge. "Oh, that's me, isn't it?" Lily glanced around at the other Prefects, unsure of what to do. "Continue with your work," she said to the class. "Professor Wright'll have everything sorted soon." Lily herself approached one of the ten-pound weights, but she couldn't focus enough to produce anything relatively close to weightlessness. Was Jozua all right? What were they talking about outside? Were they going to the Hospital Wing?
What was going on?

  • Yeah, I got elected Patient Zero. Tell me about it.Jozua Sparks, Mon Feb 5 21:24
    Jozua, corridor. The command was simple and straightforward and utterly humiliating. But Jozua followed it because, well, he was a font of static charge that was snapping at everyone within five feet ... more
    • Gray was rather glad Jozua appeared to be attempting to sink into the floor (thankfully in non-literal fashion – Gray suspected Selina and housekeeping would be equally displeased in that case) when... more
      • Lily was fine. That was good. She'd backed off pretty quickly in surprise and looked more than a little horrified when she called him 'a bloody firework' but she hadn't been hurt, and that was the... more
        • Me, too, but you asked.Professor Wright, Tue Feb 6 21:53
          Gray thought he might have liked Jozua’s idea better than his own anyway, but the sparks which went off around the boy again, though less of a dramatic show than the first time, would have done a... more
    • I don't remember class ever being this interesting. — Lily Spencer, Pecari, Mon Feb 5 23:18
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