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Evelyn Stones
A Button in a Pebble Stack [tag Ness and Malikhi]
Fri Aug 10, 2018 22:30
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After a quick 'Malikhi, this is Ness. Ness, Malikhi,' Evelyn had taken a seat between them. Having missed breakfast due to her conversation in the library with Ness, Evelyn hadn't actually gotten to introduce them yet, and they'd only just managed to grab a slice of cake from Kir before making their way to their first class and meeting Malikhi there. Evelyn had apologized for missing breakfast but didn't get much more into it than that. She wasn't ready to discuss her library conversation with Malikhi and even if she was, she wouldn't have done so in class.

Evelyn wasn't sure if she was relieved or horrified. On one hand, it was great to know that Transfiguration was hard and that she shouldn't expect any results, but what if she never got any at all? How would they know if she was behind? Even just in reading the textbook, Evelyn could tell her nerves were slowing her down.

Sitting between Ness and Malikhi was a comfort, but only a small one. They hadn't really had the chance to meet properly yet and it was a bit... odd. She didn't want to feel like she had to choose a friend-- and in fact she refused to do so-- but couldn't tell exactly what either of them thought or felt about the other.

Staring at her transfiguration table, Evelyn found herself extremely grateful that she at least knew what was expected of her and what she should be doing. It was easy enough to understand the assignment, if not complete it. She considered the pebble that she'd taken, a misshapen black stone with a smooth surface, and peered at her paper.

"It's probably easier if we think of what kind of button we're going for, right? If I want a black button, then they have the color in common. If I want a button like hers," Evelyn gestured at Professor Skies' button, "then that's different. Right?" She asked the question aloud for either Ness or Malikhi or both.

This was their first class together and Evelyn was more than a little excited to see how they all worked. She knew herself of course, but thought it'd be interesting to see how Ness and Malikhi approached things differently-- or the same-- and how they worked together as a group. She looked between them, scooting her chair back enough that they made a small half circle almost.

"What do you guys think?"

(OOC, particularly for Malikhi: Because my calendar was all messed up in my head, I THINK this thread might be before the MARS room thread. That's what it looks like. But AFTER Ness and Evelyn's conversation in the library, which would've been this morning. Probably. Ish.

This is the first time Ness and Malikhi are meeting.)

  • Beginners - Button ItProfessor Skies, Fri Aug 10 22:04
    “Good morning,” Selina greeted the beginners class, eyes travelling around the room to take note of the new faces. A lot of the surnames on the roll call were familiar, and not just due to the usual... more
    • But what is 'it'?Katerina Vorontsov, Thu Aug 16 10:52
      It had never occurred to Katya to sit anywhere but the very front of the room until the moment she entered the Transfiguration classroom. Then she saw Julius Astley and her mouth thinned in... more
      • 'It' is a pronoun whose meaning changes by contextHeinrich Hexenmeister, Mon Sep 10 07:11
        Heinrich was glad to be in second year. There were a lot of other problems associated to this year, but being the older half of the beginners was not one of them. He had a handle on how most subjects ... more
        • I suspect context can make 'it' a real headache of a word.Katerina Vorontsov, Mon Sep 10 17:37
          Heinrich. That was not a Russian name at all, of course – she had figured out reading history that someone Germans called Heinrich and the English called Henry, Russians would call Genrikh; Katya had ... more
          • He smiled back at Katya. For a moment, Heinrich couldn’t quite figure out what was wrong with Katya’s English. It followed all the grammatical rules he knew, and almost could have come right out of... more
            • And tenses. Don't get me started on tenses.Katerina, Mon Sep 17 20:53
              Heinrich used short, straightforward sentences. This was – at least when it wasn’t done for her benefit, as it clearly wasn’t here – a trait Katya appreciated in a person. His grammar twisted on... more
              • Oh, I am with you there!Heinrich, Wed Oct 3 15:03
                German! She spoke German! Not perfectly, it was clear, but enough! Enough that it would have immediately gotten her an invitation to the ball last year, enough that his eyes widened in surprise and... more
                • Glad we're on the same page.Katerina, Wed Oct 10 11:40
                  Katya listened closely, glad for relatively short, straightforward sentences in German as well as English, and then shook her head. “No,” she said, also in German. “I do not go to Germany. Mama war – ... more
    • Let's just get on with it. Julius Astley, Sun Aug 12 16:07
      After the Opening Feast, Julius had been happy enough to be led to the Crotalus Common Room by the Deputy Headmistress no less. That was at least reassuring that the house he had been sorted into was ... more
      • That seems like a good idea.Nathaniel Mordue, Teppenpaw, Mon Sep 17 20:17
        The classrooms at Sonora had not changed much over the summer, though some of the faces in the rooms had changed. Nathaniel had hoped that being a second year, one of the big men in his class, would... more
        • It means I can go back to wishing I wasn't here.Julius Astley, Crotalus, Mon Sep 17 20:54
          Julius had been diligently filling out his transfiguration table, determined to focus on nothing but. He wasn't sure how he felt about transfiguration, still unsure as to its practical applications... more
          • Probably not the most productive use of your time.Nathaniel Mordue, Mon Sep 17 21:24
            Astley, California. Another western family, so Nathaniel recognized the name, though he was confident that their families were not close associates in any way. This was quite possibly a good thing –... more
    • A Button in a Pebble Stack [tag Ness and Malikhi] — Evelyn Stones, Fri Aug 10 22:30
      • Can we keep the buttons?Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Fri Aug 10 23:14
        Malikhi wasn't particularly very happy upon arriving into the Transfiguration classroom. He had spent his breakfast at the Pecari table alone and in silence given that Evelyn seemed to be missing and ... more
        • No, they will revert back to pebblesNess McLeod, Aladren, Sat Aug 11 05:50
          It had been a pretty intense morning. Waking up in a new place was always an interesting experience - that little moment adjusting and remembering where you were. In this case, it was a place Ness... more
          • And so it begins....Evelyn Stones, Sat Aug 11 15:41
            Evelyn sighed as quietly as she could. She couldn't help sighing, but she could help whether it caused an issue or not. She wasn't even sure what emotion to feel first, although frustration and... more
            • I am not enjoying myselfMalikhi Hill, Pecari, Sat Aug 11 16:04
              Malikhi kept his eyes firmly fixed on his paper, his hair falling round his face as he scowled. If he'd have stared hard enough at his paper, there was possibly a chance that it would catch fire. He... more
              • Really? What's not to like?Ness, Sat Aug 11 22:50
                “Oh. Ok,” Ness nodded, with a slight curious hesitation as Evelyn revealed that the nickname was something only Malikhi used. The hesitation was because, like with most things, a bunch of follow up... more
                • I've done it all wrong!Evelyn Stones, Sun Aug 12 01:38
                  Upon hearing Ness' thoughts on their task, Evelyn was convinced she'd done it all wrong. She really did care about her relationship with these two, though, so there was no room for lying about it. "I ... more
                  • Everybody thinks differently. Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Sun Aug 12 15:33
                    Malikhi couldn't help but smile as Evelyn rattled through her thoughts and explanations. Somehow, it was just so Evelyn . She was somehow seeing beyond just the button and delved deeper, into the... more
                    • And some are buttholesNess, Mon Aug 13 07:10
                      “Different strokes for different folks,” Ness agreed with a cheery smile at Malikhi, “Unless the person’s “perspective” involves denying other people their basic human rights. Then it’s not really a... more
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