Malikhi Hill, Pecari
I was just... forget it.
Sat Aug 18, 2018 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 seemed upset so now he felt awful. After Professor Skies had dried the three of them and their belongings before going away, he sat himself back down again. It should've been his turn to cast the spell next but he didn't much feel like it, his previous enthusiasm having dissipated. He also didn't want to, just on the off chance that he actually got it right and transfigured his pebble into a button. It was unlikely but he didn't want to seem like he was rubbing it in Evelyn's face.

Anger swelled as he heard Ness on the other side of Evelyn. Who did she think she was? First of all, she was answering questions that he hadn't asked her and then, she snapped at him. It wasn't like she was perfect, more bothered about her stupid notes than anything else. She was a jumped-up little upstart who clearly had some kind of complex about needing to know everything in the whole world and instead of keeping it to herself, insisted on making sure everybody else knew that she knew stuff. Malikhi had been right to dislike her. His friendship with Evelyn had been absolutely fine until now. Now, with her in the way, he doubted that their friendship could remain as it was.

Malikhi was a positive person, normally. He laughed because it was better than crying. It had only been water, after all. What was that saying? 'No use crying over spilled milk'. This wasn't even milk! It was water, a completely harmless substance and everything had been easily dried and fixed, thanks to the Professor.

To his left, he could see that Evelyn was refusing to look at anyone and guilt surged in his stomach. On the other hand, maybe he had been a bit quick to start laughing - not that Ness had been right, the twerp, because the situation was still funny. He looked at his notes, in his scrawled handwriting, then back at Evelyn. Gently, he squeezed her shoulder to get her to look at him and slid his notes over.

"You can copy mine, if you want..." he murmured in a low voice, trying to keep know-it-all Ness from hearing. Then, he realised that could be read as he didn't think she was smart and needed more help and his eyes widened. "Not that you need them, I'm not saying that... I just thought..."

Oh, he was really screwing this up. He sighed and leaned back in his chair, turning his head away. "Just forget it."

  • 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
      • 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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