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Mary Brooding
Between my mess and yours, it may take some time.
Sun Aug 5, 2018 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 or would be and talk of exes never seemed a good idea on principle. However, she knew she should talk about it sometime, and talking about it in a way that would help others was the best idea she could think of.

She was going through a box on the desk, pulling out various knickknacks and sorting them by relevant or not relevant to her work at Sonora. Tabitha was in front of her and Mary laughed at the rainbow-sorted potions. She did appreciate that Tabitha wasn't completely inept with potions and knew things like the difference between a potion and an ingredient. She also seemed to appreciate the beauty of them, as she was smiling mildly to herself.

Mary thought for a moment before responding in the affirmative. "I'd be happy to help," she said, thinking of her conversation with Selina. She'd offered help then and this shouldn't be any different.

"Do you have specific questions or more just general concerns?"

She laughed again at the suggestion of using a luck potion, and hoped desperately that Tabitha was joking. "I'd hate for you to get hooked on something as dangerous as Felix Felicis, but I could make you something for nerves if that helps?"

"Veela, at the core of it, are women. In a nasty, stereotypical sense, I think most women can say they've met a man who would describe them as terrible monsters in anger, and sexual beauties at other times. Certainly there are other dangers, but it helped me a lot with Michelle to think of her changes and powers as exaggerated features of what women-- or all people, really-- are already thought to do." She smirked at Tabitha, considering how very well this fit her new friend. "Dangerously beautiful, attracting those who are vulnerable, and dangerously angry, hurting those who get close enough to be caught in their attack. Is that so different from any other witch?"

  • 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
      • 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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