Beau Tate, Pecari
Real Men Humans Don't Cook
Wed Sep 5, 2018 00:05

Beau was less than excited about going back to school. He hated to have to go back to slaving away at school work after a summer of absolute total freedom. Summers were for hanging on the beach, staying up late and sleeping in and basically doing whatever he wanted. Practically no rules beyond not doing anything to embarass his parents and bring shame to the family and really, what could a twelve year old do that was that embarassing? Arianna was much bossier but they did their best to avoid each other at home as well as at school. Unless he was bored and wanted to irritate her.

School was full of rules and schedules and things one had to do. Beau rarely had to do anything at home. Now that he was older, he didn't even have a set bedtime there, just a general guideline for what would be sensible. His parents were much more interested in their own social lives and in his father's case, work then anything he or his sister did.

And Potions was one of his least favorite classes. Potions involved far too much...precision for his tastes, with little room for error. Plus, it was two hours long as well! Two hours was too long for any class. Beau had better things to do with his time.

To make matters worse, the new professor was a little...perky. Yeah, the Pecari didn't care for maudlin downers but Professor Brooding's cheeriness was a tad grating when he had to be somewhere he didn't really care to be.

As the lesson was announced, Beau was....well, horrified was too strong a word, but he found it ridiculous. Men did not cook . Humans didn't cook actually. That was for house-elves. It was servile and unmasculine-though he supposed male house-elves did cook. Still, the point was that he, Beauregard Michael Tate, did not cook.

To make matter worse, Professor Brooding was concerned about nutritional content. That much more work than Beau wanted to do. He turned to the person next to him. "Can you believe we have to do this?"

OOC-Apologies for Beau being a spoiled, slightly sexist douche

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    • Real Men Humans Don't Cook — Beau Tate, Pecari, Wed Sep 5 00:05
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