Tabitha Hawthorne
Okay, okay, no need to shout.
Sun Aug 5, 2018 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 learn what being on the receiving end of those affections felt like. As she spoke about potions in general, how beautiful they were, Tabitha could hear the passion in Mary's voice and found herself agreeing with the woman. She clearly loved her craft and Tabitha couldn't help but think that the students of Sonora Academy were very lucky to have Mary as a their teacher.

She turned round, a collection of books in her arms and began to shelf them, alphabetically by their titles. She could feel Mary's eyes on her and couldn't help but smile. She was quite enjoying the fact that Mary was looking at her and privately hoped she'd do so more often.

The question Tabitha had asked was naturally turned around for her to answer, only about Defence. She was quiet for a few moments, thinking on it before replying.

"I had an aptitude for it in school," she told her, reaching up to shelve another book. "And I wanted to protect people, my family and friends in particular. I was originally going to study to be an auror but I felt that I'd benefit more from practical experience through travelling."

She turned back round to have a sip of wine and pick up some more books. Before she turned back round, she looked eyes with Mary, a spark of excitement within them. "There is nothing more thrilling to me than exploring the world and finding the incredible creatures that the world has to offer. Nothing more exciting to me that just about dodging a jet of flames from a dragon or diving into a lake or even the sea, just to get the chance to see or meet a merperson. That's who I am, Mary. Some call me reckless and impulsive and perhaps I am... But I think having those experiences and learning from them allows me to better protect the people I care about."

  • 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
      • 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
                  • All the things!Mary Brooding, Mon Aug 6 15:45
                    Mary smiled gratefully, glad to have someone on her team. She was more than a little nervous herself and knowing she'd at least have someone to brainstorm lessons with, even if just for themes, was... more
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