Evelyn Stones
It's awful!
Sat Aug 18, 2018 14:49
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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 amazing and not an accidental spurt of magic. She was twelve years old and couldn't keep the Niagra from her wand.

"I... I didn't mean to...."

Words escaped her. She was trying to make an apology to the professor and to Ness. Evelyn hadn't missed the frantic way Ness had scurried to retrieve the waterlogged books and notes scattered across the desk. Professor Skies had recovered them, but Evelyn couldn't help feeling terrible anyway. She also wasn't sure whether she was ready to laugh along with Malikhi. She appreciated that he found the humor in the situation...except that she was the reason everything was so funny.

The thought of asking whether she could just leave came to mind, but she thought that might be worse. At least if she went home now, she could tell her father that she definitely had magic. She couldn't say much more than that, though, and wasn't sure she'd be able to face his response.

"I'm sorry," she managed, barely above a whisper. "Thank you, Professor," she added as Professor Skies walked away.

Taking her seat at her desk again, Evelyn hunched her shoulders to avoid any invitation of comfort or contact. "I think I'm just going to work on this paper some more, I want to make sure that part is...uh... Makes sense and stuff."

And with that, she rested her elbow on the desk and placed her face into it, avoiding any sidelong glances as she picked up her writing instrument and began adding to her notes. Not that she could add much in this state of mind, but spelling and grammar probably counted for something.

Neither item, she wrote, trying to ignore the burning in her cheeks and eyes. is the other.

  • 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
    • It's awful! — Evelyn Stones, Sat Aug 18 14:49
      • 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
                    • Yes, play nicelyNess, Tue Aug 28 19:52
                      Phew. They weren't trying to exclude Ness. The first year remembered times in elementary school when people had loudly and pointedly made plans without asking Ness to be a part of it. 'Yay, so it... more
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