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Winston Pierce, Crotalus
I am a good person
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:19

Winston wasn’t sure what was going on this year, but he blamed Jozua Sparks for it. He’d been the center of both the Charms episode and now the Transfiguration episode. One would think a guy who runs a dueling club would have a bit more self-discipline.

And then someone had the gall to color the professor’s hair pink, which resulted in all if them getting threatened with detention! Winston scowled around at the Pecaris and Teppenpaws nearby, figuring it was unlikely a Crotalus would do such a thing to their own Head of House, and most Aladrens seemed too study-happy to show such disrespect to a teacher.

In an effort to prove he was above such childishness and had the maturity well beyond what some of the fifth years were displaying this year, Winston turned back to his assignment in a somewhat pointed fashion that was meant to convey, ‘See me working? I am a good person. Unlike some of you lot.’

Admittedly, making a tulip wasn’t really an assignment he could really set to with very much passion and gumption, but he did his best to rally them anyway, to make a point. He was going to make the very best tulip Professor Skies could imagine. Well, the very best one Winston could imagine, he supposed, the limits of transfiguration being what they were. His final product would have far more in common with his own imagination than anyone else’s.

Still, he set to with great purpose and diligence, determined to get a good mark despite the professor’s obvious and perfectly understandable sour mood. He had taken a wooden stick, as the fourth years had been instructed to do, and while he doubted he could quite pull off a potted tulip with roots and everything, he did have what he thought was a good idea for expanding upon the given assignment.

After a few tries, he had it. A single tulip, wrapped in florist paper, with a little water tube on the end so it didn’t dry out and die too quickly. He wrote a little note note and tucked it inside, placing it so the words could still be read, “For Professor Skies, who is a wonderful teacher.”

It was perhaps unfortunate that the color of the tulip was the exact same shade of pink that someone had used to to color the teacher’s hair, but that had been an unconscious choice based on having just seen it, and Winston himself did not make the connection. He just thought it was a pretty color girls and women would like.

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