Noah Goodridge
Launching off and prepared for duty!
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:30

Even though it was his second semester at his new school, Noah hadn’t quite got used to wearing robes. He tripped on them sometimes and thought they were dumb most of the time, but he didn’t really want to get in trouble so he wore them to class anyway. He still had the backpack Mom had bought for him for his new school even though a bunch of people had started carrying their books around on their own or in smaller bags or not at all, depending. There was one girl in his year-group who Noah was pretty sure had just stopped attending some classes towards the end of last semester. She was also the loudest and most disruptive person in his classes by far, though, so he couldn’t really say he was sorry.

He was currently walking to study hall. A lot of people skipped study hall – a concept Noah hadn’t quite grasped; how did the teachers not get them in trouble? – but it was one of the things that the fair-haired boy had been looking forward to in middle school so he always made sure to attend.

When he walked into the reference center, he smiled at Miss Harlesdon before walking over to one of the tables. She often gave them space to practice with magic, but Noah didn’t really like doing that outside of class. He was good enough that his grades were pretty okay and the twelve-year-old didn’t really want people to think he was a geek. Noah knew what happened to geeks in middle school and so far he’d managed to avoid being picked on. He wanted to keep it that way.

Because he’d finished all of his homework over the break (Adam peeking over his shoulder with endless interjections of “what’s that mean?” and even Mom lingering at the edges of the kitchen to try and get a glimpse of the things her oldest son was learning at school), Noah didn’t have a specific use for study hall today. So instead, he pulled out his new sketchbook and pen from his backpack and started drawing.

Today he was drawing airplanes, because they were cool. Fighter planes were his favorites, from the Fokker series to Nakajimas to the modern stealth planes. He had a large collection of books, mostly illustrated, about different plane types and purposes, especially from World War I. Secretly, Noah thought the Red Baron and his Fokker Dr1 were the coolest, and that particular model was what he was drawing today.

The fair-haired Cetus was in the middle of sketching out the design on the body of the craft when something jarred his elbow, making him draw a line across his work. Scowling, Noah looked up to see what had happened.

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    • Launching off and prepared for duty! — Noah Goodridge, Thu Jan 23 12:30
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