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Adam and Charlotte Spencer, Pecari/Crotalus
Running right into it.
Tue Jun 25, 2013 20:06
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Adam had done his best to avoid sitting next to his younger sister in their shared classes, but the moment they got up to follow Professor Fawcett outside, Charlotte was at his side. "You had better not leave me alone," she whispered to him, her blonde fringe in her face after her rush to get to him. Her hair was tied up in a side-braid today and she felt especially self-conscious. Adam just smiled.

"I want you to make new friends." It was partially the truth, anyway. Charlotte had been unreasonably clingy since she had come to Sonora and Adam was glad for his own space. He sat with her during meals, in the library and allowed her to follow him around on the weekends. It was rather tiring and he continued to hope that she would make some friends of her own. However, his terribly shy sister did not seem to be having much luck.

The pair followed their professor to a familiar corridor, but Adam was confused as to why they were stopping to speak to a portrait. He looked at his peers, wondering if he was the only one confused, but the portrait soon opened to reveal an unfamiliar chamber. He eagerly made his way through, Charlotte clinging onto his arm, and found himself in a forest. He looked around, delighted, and was tempted to wander off and explore. Professor Fawcett came too quickly after them and Adam paid strict attention.

He held the parchment in his hand and he looked down at the ingredients they were expected to find. This sort of job was what his father went on so many trips around the world for, he being a medicinal potions maker. Adam grinned, feeling another connection to home, and nudged Charlotte. "This is the sort of thing Dad does," he whispered and she smiled. She had a pretty smile, but she always seemed to look scared whenever anyone else saw her. It was rather unfortunate.

This was a matching game, really, and Adam wished they could learn how to harvest the plants correctly. But he did as he was told and led Charlotte to a denser part of the clearing. "Look," he said, "I think there's some belladonna this way. It has to grow in a thicker wood." He bent down and felt relief on his arm when Charlotte went off a few steps away.

"I think I've found daisies," she said brightly, and he smiled as he compared the picture he had with the real plant.

"Joking, I found hemlock." Adam wrote down the number and looked over to see what Charlotte was doing. She was sitting and plucking a couple daisies to put in her hair. "Hey, stop that," he scolded. "You're not a child. Other people need the daisies too."

Charlotte wrinkled her nose at him and put the two daisies she had plucked in her golden hair anyway. "There's plenty more, don't worry." After tucking them into her braid, she wrote down the correct number next to the picture. "Ok, what else?" She had always looked at Adam to lead and direct her and she expected nothing different now. He slipped into the role well and trudged on to a different part of the wood, waving to his mates as he passed them.

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