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Juniper Brockert, Teppenpaw
Actually, no. (Tag Finn)
Fri Apr 7, 2017 12:45

Other than being with Finn, Care of Magical Creatures was the only thing Juniper truly loved about Sonora. However, she wasn't sure if she really preferred being home either. On the one hand, at school, she had to constantly be around people and she really wasn't any less scared of them now then she had been as a first year. Especially now that they were with students two years older than them in class, which was more than a little intimidating for Juniper, though she was glad to have Tasha in class with her again, in case a professor made them work with someone with qualifications that Finn didn't meet.

On the other hand, she was getting older, Mother was pushing her to attend more events, as if trying to make up for the fact that her childhood had been fairly isolated. Small children did not attend balls, though Juniper had been made to go to a few birthday parties of other children, particularly relatives. She still had to go to the parties thrown by relatives, mostly Angelique, who in addition to having a ball over midterm, had decided to throw a summer one as well. Just like school, Juniper could only tolerate them if Tasha or Finn was there. Otherwise, she spent an awful lot of time hiding in bathrooms because the anxiety got too dreadful.However, while parties were wretched and her mother was always nagging at her-once prompting Duncan to snap at her to leave Juniper alone-at least she could go home at night. And at least she could be with her horse.

But now, at least she was in Care of Magical Creatures. This was her element and the only class that made her happy, though Transfiguration was imperative to her future dream of becoming an animagus. Hopefully a horse or pony animagus. How awesome would it be to be her favorite animal at times! Plus, it came pretty natural to Juniper and other than COMC, the one class where she constantly had an O.

Professor Taransay began the lecture on glumbumbles. Juniper had read about them-a lot of her freetime was spent learning about animals or sometimes visiting the Owlry-and knew the answer but naturally did not raise her hand to answer. She didn't know what precise sort of negative fallout could happen from answering but she really didn't want any attention drawn to her at all. There were some awfully mean people in her year and the fifth years-and Aladrens of all ages-might not like a third year Teppenpaw showing them up.

Once they were released to work, Juniper turned to Finn. He was normally her first choice anyway, but in Care of Magical Creatures, she...didn't really like to work with Tasha much. Tasha...well, loved animals but not in the same way Juniper did. The older girl preferred eating them so working with her in this class made the third year kind of uncomfortable. Even though Tasha probably wouldn't eat any of the creatures when they were brought into class and probably wouldn't eat glumbumbles anyway. "Would you like to work together?" Juniper asked her friend.

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    • On the contraryArthur Leithan, Fri Apr 7 21:33
      Arthur enjoyed Care of Magical Creatures. He had experience working with nonmagical animals at home. His family had a small herd of sheep they used to train and work their border collies. It has been ... more
    • Not todayArtemis Leithan, Fri Apr 7 21:05
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    • Actually, no. (Tag Finn) — Juniper Brockert, Teppenpaw, Fri Apr 7 12:45
      • Me neither!Finn Scott, Teppenpaw, Fri Apr 14 10:51
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        • Glad to hear itJuniper, Sat Apr 22 11:52
          Juniper grinned. The combination of animals-even something like glumbumbles-and her best friend was something that made her genuinely happy. Hopefully she could forget about everyone else being... more
    • You have no idea...Georgia Kirkly, Teppenpaw, Thu Mar 30 07:04
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      • Tell me about it?Tess Whittaker, Pecari, Thu Apr 6 15:14
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        • Why, what's your angle?Georgia, Tue Apr 25 09:10
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    • I've had cheerier days.Joe Umland, Teppenpaw, Tue Mar 21 19:11
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      • That seems to be a trend.Nevaeh Reed [Aladren], Thu Mar 23 01:53
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        • Are you feeling glum about anything?Joe, Fri Mar 24 15:57
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    • Not reallyFabian Brockert, Pecari, Sun Mar 19 18:12
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      • A littleIngrid Wolseithcrafte, Pecari, Tue Mar 21 06:35
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        • Sorry to hear thatFabian, Wed Apr 5 09:04
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          • Eh, it'll be fineIngrid, Sun May 14 00:25
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