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Mary Brooding
And the messiest of them.
Sun Aug 5, 2018 17:28
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(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 story of how the fairy wings had been obtained made Mary smile, and she found that she was doing rather a lot of smiling today. She already trusted Tabitha to act humanely and kindly, but the story was confirmation of that, and of how extra kind Tabitha had been in helping the French fairy colony. What sort of loveliness was required for a person to act like that? Certainly an awful lot of it.

Mention of Mary's letters made her blush again, and she grinned.

"I'm glad they've been finding you well," Mary said. "It's such a pleasure to read your journals."

Then the topic turned back to the point of their meeting. Well, it turned to the explicit point of their meeting. Mary was sure they both knew that the real reason was simply to enjoy each other's company. That Mary had a task needing done was simply an excuse.

"I doubt anything is actually trash," Mary answered. "But it would be nice to sort out some of the larger items so we know what sort of space I have left to store other, smaller things. I'd prefer not to keep too many personal affects in this room, and having some empty boxes might help make sorting it all out a bit easier. Maybe if we start with finding tools and vials and cauldrons and what not? All the big things?"

Mary thought the plan seemed reasonable, but wasn't totally sure. She tended to be the person to start in one place and just move forward, cleaning and organizing as she went, but that seemed impractical in this case.

"I don't think anything will explode, there's no volatile ingredients or anything, but I'm sure I don't have to tell you not to touch any odd liquids or anything you find not in a vial? I should be able to identify any spills."

  • 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
      • 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
              • Okay, okay, no need to shout.Tabitha Hawthorne, Sun Aug 5 20:11
                Tabitha smiled as she listened to Mary's answer. It was so very Mary, her doing something simply to help somebody else, in this case her brother. It was sweet and kind and Tabitha was starting to... more
                • Not shouting. Emphasizing.Mary Brooding, Sun Aug 5 23:56
                  As often does when getting help doing something, a decision moment came up for Mary as she watched Tabitha shelve her books. She thought to say, 'Dear friend, please sort them by author.' She also... more
                  • I say tomato, you say to-mah-to.Tabitha Hawthorne, Mon Aug 6 13:32
                    Tabitha finished shelving the books from the box and turned back round, taking a moment to sip at her wine. She had to admit that it was a very nice pick on Mary's part. It was very smooth on the... more
                    • I say cookie, you say biscuit.Mary Brooding, Mon Aug 6 14:00
                      Nodding empathetically was easy enough. Mary certainly didn't envy Tabitha on having to teach a lesson on veelas, and it made her skin crawl a bit to think of how textbooks talked about them at all.... more
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