Tabitha Hawthorne
Time is something we have.
Sun Aug 5, 2018 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 professor think that she wasn't simply talking about Veelas now. She set aside the rack of vials she'd sorted, placing them gently on the shelf above her so that they were safely out of the way and wouldn't be accidentally damaged. The box she'd been sorting through was now empty, except for some screwed up wrapping so she placed it in a corner out of the way.

She stepped over to where Mary had provided drinks, pausing momentarily to decide whether to have the wine or the hot chocolate. The whiskey seemed to adventurous so early in the proceedings so she disregarded it. She selected the wine and poured herself a glass and poured another for Mary. She stepped over a box to pass the glass to the witch with a smile.

"Something for my nerves would be wonderful," she said before moving to step around the witch to get to a box of books that would need sorting and shelving. Just as she passed Mary, she leaned in to whisper near her ear. "By the way, I think you're beautiful too."

With a laugh, she moved over to the box full of books and, after enjoying a mouthful of wine, began to sort through them, examining the titles with a mild curiosity. They were, of course, all to do with potions but they piqued Tabitha's curiosity nonetheless. "How did you know that Potions was the career for you?"

  • 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
      • 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
                • I say swimming costume which is just the best phrase ever.Tabitha Hawthorne, Mon Aug 6 14:38
                  Tabitha listened to Mary's dilemma and smiled gratefully when the woman handing her a lovely cup of hot chocolate. Briefly, her thoughts turned to the Opening Feast, remembering that the hot... more
                  • Perhaps we should put them on? For science.Mary Brooding, Mon Aug 6 14:50
                    Mary grinned as Tabitha discussed her ideas of various potions and strategies for Mary's first classes. She hadn't quite intended it to be a question, but should've known that Tabitha would want to... more
                    • Sure. For science... Tabitha Hawthorne, Mon Aug 6 15:31
                      "I'm happy to co-ordinate our lessons," Tabitha nodded, liking the idea. Mentally, she tried to tell herself that the benefits of tying lessons in different subjects was solely for the students, as... more
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