Julius Astley, Crotalus
I don't understand why?
Mon Sep 3, 2018 10:25

Julius was forced to admit that the girl didn't appear to be as silly and unintelligent as her ridiculous costume jewellery and lipstick colours might have suggested. In fact, she appeared to be rather respectable - though, with the way she was currently dressed, he knew that she'd never be allowed into his home, not even for one of their balls. Julius doubted that his father would even allow them to be acquaintances, never mind friends - not that they were friends.

"I... don't know what 'rice krispie treats' are..." he admitted, colour rising to his cheeks. He must've appeared so uneducated and resolved to find out what these treats were as soon as possible so that he wouldn't make such a mistake again. He moved on from that, when she talked about powdered common rue and he pondered this. "That sounds good... Murtlap tentacles are also used in both a healing potion and Felix Felicis, though I don't know how well they'd go in a dessert. Ashwinder eggs are also used in Amortentia and Felix Felicis. Perhaps we could experiment?"

Julius liked experimenting when it came to potions, safely of course. He liked to explore all the possible options one could do when it came to creating a potion or, as it appeared in this case, a meal. Though, Julius had never cooked before. That wasn't done, not in the Astley household.

"I don't," he admitted, while writing a couple of notes in his even, neat handwriting. "I used to watch our cook work when I was younger and she makes wonderful things, the smells from the kitchen are always sublime. My father, though, wouldn't approve. He teaches me politics and economics as they are more fitting to-"

He stopped suddenly, his eyes widening. He hadn't meant to say all of that. He mentally cursed himself for losing control of his mouth and his discretion. He gently set down his quill and took a deep breath. He had to move the conversation off him and back to her.

"What about you?"

  • I am so sorry about that.Evelyn Stones, Pecari, Mon Sep 3 02:28
    Evelyn sort of wanted to laugh, never having heard of the Astleys or the Something French Soundings of France. She also sort of felt bad for the boy who was clearly so desperate to prove that his... more
    • I don't understand why? — Julius Astley, Crotalus, Mon Sep 3 10:25
      • You deserve lots of friends!Evelyn Stones, Mon Sep 3 21:07
        "That's okay!" Evelyn said, bcaktracking. She supposed Julius was probably either highly sheltered from confections, or his family was simply above the gooey treat. "It's krispie cereal and... more
        • You seem to be the only person who thinks so. Julius Astley, Crotalus, Mon Sep 3 22:44
          Julius was very confused by the entire situation that he found himself in. When he had first seen Evelyn as orientation, he'd dismissed her presence, considering her to be beneath him. Yet, in the... more
          • Well, today is a new day, my friend.Evelyn Stones, Tue Sep 4 02:36
            Evelyn nodded, understanding as Julius spoke of his father's expectations. While she certainly held no claims to any fortune or title, she was well aware of the pressures of an unreasonable and... more
            • Isn't everyday a new day?Julius Astley, Crotalus, Tue Sep 4 11:09
              Julius couldn't keep the confusion from his face as Evelyn leaned in, telling him that cooking was okay and something about a midnight snack. Such a concept was as foreign to Julius as her rice... more
              • Fair point, that.Evelyn Stones, Tue Sep 4 19:39
                Evelyn wasn't sure if Julius was confused or if she was. He had a look on his face that made Evelyn confident either she'd said something stupid, or Julius' life experience was so radically different ... more
                • It was well made, wasn't it?Julius Astley, Crotalus, Tue Sep 4 20:26
                  Somehow, the words 'big gooey bar thing' didn't fill Julius with much confidence in that their dessert would actually be any good. However, Evelyn seemed to know what she was talking about and given... more
                  • I'll give you half credit.Evelyn Stones, Wed Sep 5 02:22
                    Evelyn's eyes flicked towards Julius when he said he would recall any information they needed. At first, she was prepared to laugh. Then she realized he was serious. She wasn't sure what exactly was... more
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