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Michael DiCaprio, Pecari
I think I can handle that
Sat Feb 17, 2018 20:00

Already in just a few weeks Mikey had found his spot in all of his classes. He liked being in the middle, but off-center so his teacher wouldn't be looking directly at him. Some classes he was on the left, in others on the right. In Charms, he sat on the side closer to the doorway just out of convenience. Since it was his first class everyday, Mikey was usually early and liked having seating options. The only awkward part was making conversation with a teacher he was still getting used to.

Mikey sat down at his usual place at his usual time and greeted his professor with a casual, "Good morning." His scary teacher in second grade had demanded their whole class to greet him and each other every morning the same way. He'd also been really strict about "please" and "thank you," something Mikey had always found so annoying. At least teachers here weren't that bad. He was realizing quickly how strange a place Sonora was. He was from a magical community at home, but being away from the busy city, the mountains, and his family was kind of tough to get used to. Already he wasn't a fan of Arizona's weather, but at least it seemed like it got cooler here on campus compared to what it was supposed to be in the rest of the state.

There were some rumors going on about some of the Intermediate classes that Mikey found really interesting. Apparently one kid was making a huge commotion during class and setting things on fire. Nobody seemed to know if it was actually on purpose though, but Mikey wished he could've seen something like that in his own class. Beginner classes were so basic, but for some reason they were still challenging.

Mikey fiddled with his wand during Professor Wright's talk. He almost dropped it and his wand sparked a little as if embodying his slight panic. Luckily nothing noticeable happened, and he resumed his distracted listening. When Mr. Wright was done, Mikey went to the box on the right to choose his object. It would've been much cooler to animate something and then make it stop instead of trying to figure out what the original state was of whatever he was grabbing. It turned out to be a medium-sized toy broom, one of those that he used to play with back home but was now too big to ride. He took it back to his desk and set it down to study it.

Clearly the color was off. No broom was such a vibrant purple with white stars all over it. Unless it was a girl broom? Mikey picked it up again and looked at it carefully from different angles. Flowers were probably not supposed to be coming out of the stiff fibers on the end. Mikey pointed his wand at the flowers and said, "Finite Incantatem," as best as he could. The flowers shriveled up, but they were still there. A second try made them go away completely and the fibers expanded and turned brown, though the rest of the broom stayed small and purple. That meant he had a real broom on his hands, not a toy one.

Frowning, he turned to his neighbor. "How can you tell if the spell is gone or if finite is just not working?" he asked after trying the spell again with no result. "I've never seen a broom like this so I don't think that the color is supposed to be there, or the weird size difference."

  • Stop what that’s doing, Beginners (1st and 2nd years)Professor Wright, Sat Feb 17 10:46
    Magic, it seemed, was in the air this year, and not in a cliched or customary way. Instead, all the students were trying - completely inadvertently, but nevertheless - to kill them. One was... more
    • I...technically followed directions?Nathaniel Mordue, Teppenpaw, Thu Feb 22 20:22
      Nathaniel had had more than one tutor over the course of his education, of course, but that had done little to prepare him for the variety he found in the teachers at Sonora. It was a slightly dazing ... more
      • Sorry what? There's a buzzing in my ear.Parker Fitzgerald, Tue Feb 27 11:46
        Parker had started to receive letters back from old friends and his sister, and it was weird. He'd always known they had lives without him there, but when he'd been home last, it seemed like nothing... more
        • Sorry, sorry, sorry about that.Nathaniel, Tue Feb 27 14:44
          Nathaniel half-smiled when his neighbor said he thought Nathaniel ought to get extra credit for his...display. “I’ll try,” he said when advised to make it ‘softer’ next time. He decided not to admit... more
          • It worked! Parker had made it stop on the first try. Though not necessarily a minor miracle, it made him feel more accomplished with this magic stuff then he had since the last time he had been on a... more
            • I really hope you both get back to normal now.Professor Wright, Wed Feb 28 18:56
              Gray looked up when he heard something begin whistling like a teakettle - very distinctly like a teakettle - because he knew that he had not put any spells on anything to make that happen. Loud... more
              • Edit: Misreading on my part.Professor Wright, Wed Feb 28 20:39
                OOC: Sorry, Parker, I misread your original post and thought it was your vase which transformed. The last two paragraphs should have read: “Gentlemen, I know it’s fun to play around with Charms... more
    • Of siblings, fate, and dancing forksDorian Montoir, Teppenpaw, Sun Feb 18 00:01
      Dorian took his seat in Charms, Émilie’s letter still clutched in his had, eyes skimming once more over the loops of her writing, the French style cursive that was almost indistinguishable from his... more
      • And balls and teacups.Ruby Brockert,Teppenpaw, Tue Feb 27 11:25
        Ruby was really excited about this year. Well, she was excited for the ball. As a twelve year old, she was too young to attend the fancy ones that her parents did so this was going to be great! She... more
        • But what is a teacup?Dorian, Wed Feb 28 06:59
          His desk partner seemed not to mind the intrusion of his cutlery into their personal space, which was good. He hadn’t met many people at Sonora yet who seemed like they would, but he was pleased to... more
          • Something you drink tea out of?Ruby, Tue Mar 27 14:27
            “You’re welcome.” She replied. Ruby had learned French as a child as part of her lessons but her parents hadn’t cared a great deal how fluent she was. Actually Mother seemed to not care how well they ... more
            • “Yes, true,” he nodded, when she said that it would be hard to drink from something that kept moving. He gave her a half smile as the amusing image danced through his head. As Ruby talked more, he... more
    • I think I can handle that — Michael DiCaprio, Pecari, Sat Feb 17 20:00
      • As can IJasmine Delachene, Crotalus, Tue Feb 20 11:44
        Jasmine quite liked being a second year. She felt competent. This early in the year, most of the lessons were review as the first years got up to speed, and the second years just had to work at... more
        • I think you're better than me hereMikey, Sat Feb 24 03:37
          It was intimidating sitting next to a pretty girl that he hadn't grown up with. She was really good at Charms too. "You're really good," he told her, impressed. "It's super fun to watch." Though... more
          • I have an extra year of practice Jasmine, Wed Mar 14 15:59
            Jasmine smiled and tried not to preen too much at the compliments Mikey was giving her. “Thank you,” she responded in her best attempt at Demure. “You’ll catch on before you know it,” she added... more
            • That is trueMikey, Thu Apr 5 20:00
              "I hope so," Mikey replied. It seemed impossible right now with so many new spells and incantations to memorize. Even though it was super fun doing it, he had a hard time getting them all to stick in ... more
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