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Mary Brooding
Determined to be friends. [Tag Tabitha]
Sun Aug 5, 2018 00:43
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Never having had much of a home, Mary had come to be fond of the simple things in life. There were few things as lovely as the soft whiteness of a dandelion at peak maturity, or waves crashing under a star-strewn sky. It was the most obvious choice for Mary that these things should be represented in her new office and quarters. Today, however, her focus was the office.

This was a place not only for her to enjoy, but her students and her colleagues. As such, it should be perfect, and Mary fancied that near-perfection was her specialty (who would want to actually be all the way perfect?). Unfortunately, before she could charm stars or fluffy white softness into the room, she needed to clear it out.

It wasn't a messy office necessarily, but it was a plain one, and Mary wanted to make it her own. She also wanted to take the opportunity to go through her academic things, organizing the items she'd collected in her travels and would use, from those she wanted to store privately. Her potions books, notes, and tools were stored carefully, but mixed in with newspaper clippings, antique bottles, and other oddities.

This was where Tabitha's help came in. The woman had been willing to join in the effort and Mary hoped it would be a good opportunity to let her in without saying too much or giving the wrong idea. It was far too easy to say things, and words rarely captured a person as well as their story did.

Mary's story was strewn about the office when a knock on the door told her Tabitha had arrived. Pushing herself up from her place on her knees on the floor, Mary hoisted her skirts out of the way and darted to the door. She opened it with a smile.

"Hello, sweet one. I hope you're ready to dive into a mess, and I hope you're ready to have a good time!"

Mary had, of course, prepared drinks. A decanter of wine and a steaming kettle of hot chocolate were setup near a plate of biscuits. She had high hopes that whatever the mess in her office was, they would indeed have a good time.

    • I already consider us friends.Tabitha Hawthorne, Sun Aug 5 11:40
      Tabitha had been having a stressful day, the visit of the Deputy Headmistress to her office having given her a lot to think about in terms of her lesson on Veelas and what to do about Cleo. The whole ... more
      • The very best of them!Mary Brooding, Sun Aug 5 16:38
        It should've been obvious that Tabitha would bring something as well, the woman was more than a little considerate of course. It should also have been obvious that she'd bring something a little... more
        • Best of friends that enjoy the best of times.Tabitha Hawthorne, Sun Aug 5 17:03
          Tabitha's eyes remained focused on Mary as she opened the box, revealing the dainty wings inside. Knowing Mary as Tabitha did, she doubted they would be used practically in potions but they would... more
          • And the messiest of them.Mary Brooding, Sun Aug 5 17:28
            (OOC for the last Mary post: Details about fairy wings and their uses drawn from the Harry Potter wiki, and the fact that they were the gift in the box given from Tabitha’s author on Chatzy) The... more
            • We can get this cleared up.Tabitha Hawthorne, Sun Aug 5 18:37
              Tabitha nodded in agreement with Mary's suggestion as to how to start sorting through all the stuff that was surrounding them. Deciding that she was better kneeling, she got down to her feet and... more
              • Between my mess and yours, it may take some time.Mary Brooding, Sun Aug 5 18:57
                Mary laughed, surprised by Tabitha's question. It was, of course, a tender subject, made all the more so by her own foundling relationship with Tabitha. She still wasn't exactly sure what it entailed ... more
                • Time is something we have.Tabitha Hawthorne, Sun Aug 5 19:18
                  The corner of Tabitha's mouth twitched upwards. She didn't say anything and perhaps it was just her ego taking over for a moment but there was something in Mary's voice that made the Defence... more
                  • Yes, friend, TIME.Mary Brooding, Sun Aug 5 19:44
                    Mary accepted the glass of wine and stared after Tabitha for a moment, surprised by her boldness. She wasn't totally sure how she felt about it, but feelings were definitely being felt. Lots of them. ... more
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