Tabitha Hawthorne
Sure. For science...
Mon Aug 6, 2018 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 she felt that linking similar things together would make them easier to remember. However, a different thought swam through her mind that she'd get the opportunity to spend a lot more time with Mary, under the false pretense of needing to speak with her about their lessons.

"I've already met some of them," Tabitha said in reply to Mary's comment about her excitement. "The class I taught at the end of last year with the Advanced years. I taught them the Patronus charm. Of course, some of them will have left now, having graduated but they don't seem like a bad lot. I think I'm a bit more nervous about meeting the younger students. I don't want to be intimidating but I don't want them thinking they can take advantage of me."

She finished shelving all of Mary's ingredients, adding the empty box to the growing collection in the corner of the room. She moved on to the next box which appeared to have all of Mary's practical potion equipment in - from scales to mortars and pestles. It all needed setting up on the shelves and, with careful hands so that she didn't break anything, Tabitha started to work through the box. She laughed to herself a little, a wry grin pulling at her mouth.

"I have faced dragons and sea serpents, seen creatures who are classified as known wizard killers that I have no business in being anywhere near and yet... I am scared of a bunch of children. Talk about pathetic."

  • 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
      • 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
              • A tidbit here and there.Mary Brooding, Mon Aug 6 22:48
                A blush rose through Mary's neck and cheeks but she dipped her head to hide it as much as she could. When she looked up, she'd managed a smirk. "Yes, of course," she replied. She hummed something... more
                • You're a total tease.Tabitha Hawthorne, Tue Aug 7 12:25
                  Tabitha raised an eyebrow at how quickly Mary had downed her glass of whiskey and was holding her tumbler out for more. The Defence teacher hesitated a moment, wondering if she'd unleashed some kind... more
                  • I'm a total mess!Mary Brooding, Tue Aug 7 16:13
                    Mary managed a weak smile, but couldn't quite look at her friend. She let the woman's words hang in the air and didn't answer for a moment. Having read parts of Tabitha's journals and spoken with her ... more
                    • It appears that so am I.Tabitha Hawthorne, Tue Aug 7 16:56
                      Tabitha did not understand what had just happened. Mentally, she reviewed everything she'd just said, trying to work out if she'd said something offensive. When she couldn't find anything, a look of... more
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