Tabitha Hawthorne
I say tomato, you say to-mah-to.
Mon Aug 6, 2018 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 tongue and went down easily, the fruity taste almost addictive. She'd have to be careful at how quickly she was drinking or she'd end up with an airy head. She cleared her throat and set her glass down, deciding the best distraction from the wine was to sort through more boxes and listen to Mary. She found another box that had more large glass jars of ingredients in and started to shelve them near where she'd sorted the potions.

She smiled as Mary talked about how her new career as a teacher would help the students grow into decent people. It hadn't, of course, been the original reason for applying for the job but if Tabitha managed to create some positivity through her employment, it was a nice bonus. She just caught the tale end of Mary's sentence and paused, looking up from the jars she was sorting through. She let out a slow sigh and placed her hands on the edge of the box, looking at Mary.

"Yeah, like Veelas... Like Cleo. I am somewhat concerned about her. Being half-veela is in some ways a bit like being half-werewolf, only without the incontrollable transformations. She's not going to have an easy life, that's for sure. It's wrong but half-humans are not treated with the same respect that people like you and me are. Apart from anything else, she's bound to suffer from about whether someone actually likes her for who she is or whether it's just because of her veela-side. All that doubt? I know I wouldn't be able to live that..."

She trailed off, shaking her head, returning back to the box and picking up another two jars. "All we can do is try and help her become the best person she can be and give her the correct tools to give the best start in life. She deserves to be protected and looked after just like any dragon or fairy or Graphorn."

  • 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
      • 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
                    • Oh, I can't wait to find out.Tabitha Hawthorne, Mon Aug 6 22:21
                      Tabitha couldn't help but raise an eyebrow as she watched Mary's magic at work, tidying and putting everything away. She didn't know whether to be amused or shocked that the lovely Mary Brooding had... more
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