Nathaniel Mordue
Probably not the most productive use of your time.
Mon Sep 17, 2018 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 – it made it less likely that Julius Astley would know the details of Nathaniel’s lineage.

It was enough to make his blood boil, when he thought about it too much – that he could not be proud of being his mother’s son because this entailed also being so closely associated with him. This was one reason Nathaniel avoided thinking about it very much. It was better to be calm. Much easier to get on with being the best he could be, and therefore further highlighting that he had been an anomaly, a freak of nature, something that could have happened to any family and would never happen to the Mordues again.

“Thank you,” said Nathaniel politely when Julius said it was a pleasure to make his acquaintance. “It’s a pleasure to make yours as well.”

He looked at the rather large pebble Julius had selected. Carelessness or ambition? “Transfiguration is one of the harder classes here, but it’s rewarding once you get the knack for it,” he said, hoping to encourage the younger boy a bit, however little he seemed to need it now. He hadn’t, after all, actually tried the spell yet. “Good luck.”

Now, having made himself sound so very wise to the ways of the world, he just had to not fumble the spell on his first day back, after a summer where he hadn’t even seen his wand….

  • 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
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