Julius Astley, Crotalus
Isn't everyday a new day?
Tue Sep 4, 2018 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 krispie treats. Once dinner had been served in the evening, there was no more food to be had until breakfast and why would you eat in the middle of the night when you were supposed to be sleeping? Did Evelyn frequently have midnight snacks? What was the purpose? Julius had many questions but was reluctant to voice then. He'd already embarassed himself by not knowing about the existance of rice krispie treats, he was not going to make that mistake again. Instead, he settled for a simple nod.

Then, Professor Brooding approached the table and Evelyn requested the ingredients they required. He watched in fascination as the three things appeared on the desk and immediately reached for the rice krispies, curious as to what they were. They looked like a cereal which only served to confuse Julius further. Hadn't they agreed to make a dessert? Why were they suddenly using a breakfast item?

When he realised that Evelyn was looking at him, he abruptly set the rice krispies down, a blush colouring his cheeks again. She probably thought him to be so uneducated and stupid. He nodded when she asked if he'd light the cauldron, though he didn't know why - it was an easy and simple process which he'd completed quickly and efficiently before turning back to look at her. Then, she was asking about ingredient gathering.

"It seems sensible to go together," he told her. "Then, we don't risk dropping anything if we're carrying a lot and we might find something else to use."

  • 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
      • 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
            • Uh, I think I deserve full credit, actually. Julius Astley, Crotalus, Fri Sep 7 15:31
              Julius reached for a jar of pearl dust that shined when it hit the light. He didn't know much about jewellery but he knew that his mother owned several pearl necklaces and they were all very pretty.... more
              • You're so odd though.Evelyn Stones, Fri Sep 7 16:54
                Evelyn blinked. Why was this boy, presumably eleven or twelve, so strange and reserved? Either he was trying very hard to be polite and feign amusement at her lame joke or he actually thought it was... more
                • You're not exactly normal yourself.Julius Astley, Crotalus, Sat Sep 15 11:30
                  Julius blinked, surprised at the deep intensity of Evelyn's latest comment. There were very few people - read: no one - that Julius had met that viewed their existance in such a manner. The only... more
                  • Perfect! Let's be friends, then!Evelyn Stones, Sat Sep 15 19:06
                    Evelyn watched Julius as he spoke, well aware that he didn't seem to be watching her. Or even noticing that she still existed in close proximity. Maybe at all. He had a funny way of speaking, with no ... more
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