Natalie Atwater, Pecari
I wish
Mon Jun 5, 2017 14:50

Natalie never really wanted to go to class after lunch. Actually sometimes, she didn't want to go to class period but after lunch it was worse, because she resented that she only had enough time to eat, not to go play in the water room. But she couldn't skip eating either, because that was important.

Besides, Natalie needed to enjoy good food while she still could! Kelsey had been a lot more weight conscious since she'd started looking for a betrothal. It was her sister's choice, but she could tell that Father and the rest of his family approved and there was always that pressure put on Natalie to "be more like Kelsey". She resisted this the best she could.

She sincerely wished though that her sister wouldn't always do "the right thing" that impressed their family quite so much. It put more pressure on the Pecari to be the same and a lot of things Kelsey did were her own idea not Great-Grandfather Atwater's or anyone else on either side of her family so if the Crotalus didn't think of them on her own, Natalie wouldn't have to worry about them. Or at least, not have to worry about being nagged about them as she didn't feel like bothering to try and live up to her oh so perfect older sister. It was never going to happen, so why should she? Natalie felt her energy was much better spent in other ways.

Potions, though was not one of those ways. Okay, yes, it was in the sense of being overall less futile but it wasn't exactly fun , though the second year had to admit she liked brewing better than theory lessons in Transfig or Charms. Plus, sometimes, Potions could have fun applications, it was just that Natalie found making them tedious.

At least, though, she could see why this could be necessary and useful potion. It still would be more effective if someone else made it though. She frowned though at the two different sets of instructions. Sophie had not said who had to do what.

Natalie turned to her neighboor and asked. "Do you think second years have to use the Intermediate instructions?" She would personally prefer not to, as Potions was one of her two worst subjects and she didn't particularly care to challenge herself.

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    • I wish — Natalie Atwater, Pecari, Mon Jun 5 14:50
      • Re: I wishWinston Pierce, Wed Jun 7 15:35
        Winston enjoyed potions most of the time. It wasn't necessarily his favorite class, as it lacked the interesting high points of some of his other classes, but it was fairly consistent in what to... more
        • What do you wish for?Natalie, Thu Jun 22 15:37
          Natalie cringed inside when Winston mentioned that Sophie explicitly said that neither potion was harder. Admittedly, the Pecari was not the best at listening to directions, which might be part of... more
          • Winston nodded in agreement. "That works for me. I'd prefer not to just sit around waiting, too. Hang on, let me just put this back." He held up the intermediate textbook to show her what he was... more
            • I wish I had more important content.Natalie, Sat Jul 8 16:52
              Natalie waited as Winston returned the intermediate text to Sophie and her mind began to wander slightly. She wished she was on a beach. Even if the beach was just a conjured up one in MARS. How nice ... more
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