Tatiana Vorontsova
I don't know - I'm not sure my mind is that well arranged.
Mon Sep 10, 2018 17:57

Tatiana was slightly surprised by the vehemence of Ruby Brockert’s response to her joke. She reviewed it in her head to consider whether she had made a mistake, said it wrong – humor could be impenetrable to her when it appeared in English, so it was quite possible that she simply couldn’t make a joke in English. In context, though, she wasn’t sure how it could be seen as anything else – who would reasonably think that Professor Brooding really wanted to make them all Beaters?

“I am sorry,” she said. “I only mean – this is exercise,” she said, gesturing to her failed efforts with the mortar and pestle. Her wrists might have looked even thinner than usual without their usual complement of bracelets, but fortunately, to her mind, her work gloves extended far enough to pretty well hide her wrists altogether. “I cannot play Beater, though – there is not enough exercise.”

Not for the first time, Tatiana considered asking Ruby about her name. The idea of having a noun for a name was strange to her – people were named after people. It also removed the very possibility of a whole holiday from Ruby’s annual calendar, as there was definitely no Ruby Day – Tatiana would have known about it if there had been. Rubies did not suit Tatiana’s coloring well, it was not dramatic enough to stand up to good rubies, but Mama had some very beautiful ruby brooches she had brought with her to her marriage which Tatiana had always admired.

“Do you find the stone hard to use?” she asked instead, a politer question.

  • So if you're mind is well arranged, it's appealing?Ruby Brockert, Teppenpaw, Sun Sep 9 13:28
    Ruby was somewhat excited about being a third year. It sounded so grown up and now she was old enough to go to parties other than Angelique's which was thrilling. Plus, now she got to have class with ... more
    • I don't know - I'm not sure my mind is that well arranged. — Tatiana Vorontsova, Mon Sep 10 17:57
      • Well,one is overrated anyway.Ruby, Wed Sep 26 17:15
        Ruby's face colored slightly. Of course Tatiana had been kidding. It would, of course, be ridiculous for Professor Brooding to push them all to playing Quidditch in Potions class. It was her job to... more
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