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Mary Brooding
Not shouting. Emphasizing.
Sun Aug 5, 2018 23:56
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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 thought it best to wait until the woman left and then resort them. The effort was still helpful, because now they were out of the way, and it gave Tabitha something to do while she talked, which probably helped. And so Mary decided not to say anything, quietly enjoying herself at the thought of finding a shelf helpful when it was sorted by Everyday Potions, Potions for Everyday, The Daily Potions Master, Brewing for Dummies, and select other titles.

Focusing instead on what Tabitha was saying, Mary nodded and took another sip of wine. She started on box number three as she considered that her friend had obviously benefited from travelling much more than she expected. Mary wasn't surprised that this had been part of the draw.

"What I love about that, is that you are protecting so many more people by becoming a teacher. You're going to help so many young people grow into safe, well-educated magical people, and you're going to protect a lot of creatures and humanoids who might otherwise be hurt by careless people."

She spoke a little softer when she continued: "Like veelas."

  • 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
      • 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
                  • Ohh... Are you going to tell me about these things?Tabitha Hawthorne, Mon Aug 6 16:21
                    Tabitha stopped her sorting in favour of drinking her chocolate and leaned on the shelves with her hip. She remembered the first lesson she'd given, remembering the swirl of nerves she'd felt, the... more
                    • Perhaps... in time.... Mary Brooding, Mon Aug 6 22:01
                      Mary laughed once, hard. "That's not comforting at all!" she said, and it really wasn't. If Tabitha Hawthorne, the woman who wasn't afraid of anything, who chased a Wampus Cat to the detriment of her ... more
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