Ness McLeod, DH Skies
Right... It's wet, not hilarious
Sat Aug 18, 2018 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 straight away. The practical, it seemed, was going to be a lot more challenging. Ness knew that being challenged was good, but… It had to be a challenge that was achievable, otherwise it was just depressing. Ness was trying to keep focussing on the project when a stream of water spewed across the tables - as in, both the actual desk they were on, and the carefully filled out transfiguration table.

“My notes!” Ness gasped, watching as the ink bled out into blurry illegibility, quickly snatching the textbook that had been next to them to safety. Ness felt a little bad upon realising that the source of the issue was… well, Evelyn, and that she almost definitely hadn’t meant to do that. Malakhi’s reaction though was totally uncalled for.

“Don’t laugh at her!” Ness snapped. Maybe Malakhi didn’t know how insecure Evelyn was about her magic, but even so that was no excuse to just start laughing in her face. That was just plain mean. Especially if they were supposed to be friends. “Everyone makes mistakes when they’re starting out,” the Aladren reassured Evelyn.

Before Malakhi had time to come back on that, Professor Skies was over at their desks.

“Well. At least you got your wand doing something,” she smiled kindly at Evelyn. It looked much more like a burst of accidental magic than anything else really, but doing something that attracted so much attention on their first day was potentially embarrassing, especially as the reaction from the boy next to her had been almost as attention-grabbing as the display itself, and she didn’t think a little bit of reassurance would go amiss. “It’s not that funny, Mr. Hill,” she said, her tone not really telling him off as such, but just reminding him that the volume level was a bit much for class.

She waved her wand, drying the desk and their clothes. Noticing some rather smudged notes, she also tapped these, returning them to their unsmudged state.

“Any particular issue I can help you with?” She suspected the answer was no but it seemed a prudent idea to check.

(OOC joint post as I write both characters. If Evelyn doesn’t ask for anything in particular and there’s no further signs of trouble, you can assume Selina leaves)

  • 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 hilarious — Ness McLeod, DH Skies, Sat Aug 18 06:32
      • It's awful!Evelyn Stones, Sat Aug 18 14:49
        In that moment, Evelyn might have died. She wished she could, although she wasn't sure that sounded much better. Maybe she just wished to vanish into a poof of smoke that everyone thought was totally ... more
        • I was just... forget it. Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Sat Aug 18 15:24
          Malikhi was torn between being embarrassed because of being told off by Professor Skies, angry at Ness because he hadn't been speaking to her nor asked for her stupid stuck-up opinions and Evelyn... more
          • Good ideaNess, Tue Aug 21 06:44
            Poor Evelyn. Ness would have hated to have messed up a spell and have everyone looking, or have needed the teacher to come over to deal with the situation. But it was Malakhi that Ness really blamed... more
            • Facepalm. On the desk. Facedesk?Evelyn Stones, Tue Aug 21 23:16
              Evelyn wondered whether it would be exactly as nice as she thought it sounded to just put her head on the desk and disappear. Perhaps her next bout of accidental magic would be to disapparate,... more
              • I best give you a cushion if you're going to facedesk.Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Wed Aug 22 19:00
                Malikhi was still quietly bristling to himself about Ness. He had his doubts that the pair would build a friendship like he had with Evelyn and he wasn't entirely sure that he wanted to. She didn't... more
                • Feeling left outNess, Sun Aug 26 07:52
                  What Evelyn was saying did not make sense. If someone needed help, why would they not want it? Ok, like, if it was a class assignment and they wanted the satisfaction of working it out themselves,... more
                  • Never you!Evelyn Stones, Sun Aug 26 15:59
                    Evelyn turned when Ness spoke, and her face was full of a smile. She hadn't expected Ness to be interested in anything that involved Malikhi and was hesitant to push her friend to spend more time... more
                    • Do I have to?Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Sun Aug 26 19:21
                      Malikhi's mood seemed to be able to do nothing but go up and down today and at hearing Evelyn invite Ness to join them for lunch made it plummet back down and sour again. They'd spent time together... more
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