Evelyn Stones
And so it begins....
Sat Aug 11, 2018 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 embarrassment were up there pretty high. She pressed her coral blue lips together and shoved a strand of hair that had escaped her bun out of her face. Her cactus earrings swung and she couldn't help feeling a bit prickly herself.

If she was honest with herself, she really admired Ness' enthusiasm and intelligence. She wanted to be more like that, but just didn't see how that was going to happen. Maybe if this was History of Magic or Muggle Studies she'd be more inclined. As it was, she was just a ball of nerves.

When Ness replied in such simple answers, she realized her question may have been obvious. Malikhi looked even more perplexed than she was and the whole thing was almost humorous. Not quite. But almost.

She giggled when Ness answered Malikhi's question about triangular buttons. She probably would've answered the same thing, but hadn't actually seen triangular buttons herself and thought it an interesting observation, if not a silly one. Malikhi was very straightforward and she couldn't blame hi for not taking another second to try and imagine a triangular button before asking.

Then Ness noticed his nickname for her.

"No," Evelyn replied. "Most people just call my Evelyn or Ev. That's just something Malikhi uses." Her smile was controlled: friendly enough to assuage any concerns about this nickname and to encourage Malikhi, but small enough not to seem overly excited or to over-encourage Malikhi. She wasn't sure why she was so careful, but it felt important.

"Ness has the right idea, I think," she said, not sure if she actually thought that. "Just filling it out as much as possible before we talk about it."

Evelyn tried to ignore both of her friends as she set her mind to the task at hand and hoped desperately that the whole term wouldn't be like this. Even the whole week.

Both fit in my palm. Both are hard. Both are common good luck charms and often found in pockets. Both are the subjects of my transfiguration today. Both are easy to lose. Both are shiny (sometimes). Both are good for crafts. Both are used in kindergarten.

She pondered that these similarities really weren't much about the items' physical similarities, and wondered if that was a problem.

  • 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
      • 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
                • GroooossEvelyn Stones, Tue Aug 14 22:39
                  Evelyn breathed a sigh of relief and managed to stay relaxed as Ness spoke. Seeing Ness and Malikhi get along fairly well and each be friendly to the other made Evelyn's heart swell, and Ness'... more
                  • Uh, Professor? It's a bit wet over here (tag Prof. Skies)Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Tue Aug 14 22:52
                    Malikhi had been eagerly awaiting his turn to try the spell, so much so that he'd hardly paid attention to Evelyn's casting until it was too late. He just caught a glimpse of her pebble changing... more
                    • Right... It's wet, not hilariousNess McLeod, DH Skies, Sat Aug 18 06:32
                      Ness did not think the lesson was going quite so well any more. It had been a lot better when they were all just writing things down because that part was easy. The theory made complete sense... more
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