Playing along with the boy
Fri Jan 31, 2014 14:01

The booth was a bit crowded with both of them in there, and to her mild surprise Kejan realized that it didn’t bother her. ‘He’s Pure. That makes all the difference.’ Having to share a dorm last year with that Mudblood had been enough to make her skin crawl, even though they had an entire room between the two of them, beds pushed to opposite walls with that curtain strung out down the middle, but having to stand this close to Jesse was not a problem in the least. It wasn’t the same level of comfort as she would feel with Kašpar here - though even her brother’s company was always comfortable in a wary sense, as he had the apparent mental capacities of a four-year-old with an odd fondness for trying to sneak frogs into her skirt pockets and other such stupid tricks that she had to be on the lookout for. Still, Jesse was Pure and seemed respectable enough, and that was what mattered to her.

She returned Jesse’s smile, watching intently as he pointed his wand at the target. Pure, respectable, not bad on the aesthetics... and it seemed he was good at wandwork, too. He hit it perfectly in the centre on the first try. Well, that was just annoying. She had been practicing hard while he had been sitting around reading, and yet he still managed to beat her at perfecting the spell first? How was that possible? Her smile became strained as she watched him, a voice in her head poking at her that she should have practiced more, not in this Study Hall booth but somewhere in private, perfecting herself in advance so as not to appear incompetent beside him.

“Good job,” she complimented Jesse, flipping a loose bit of white-blonde hair back from her face and giving him another smile. He was better than her at hitting the target and it was annoying after the amount of effort she’d put into her classwork, and later she would listen to that little voice in her head, resuming her work with greater intensity, but she would try not to dwell on that. She had Jesse to focus on instead and he was providing her with a practical demonstration of how to cast the spell. In this situation, there wasn’t any more she could have asked for than someone demonstrating the spell right in front of her - except for being able to cast it herself - no, no, she’d told herself she wouldn’t dwell on that right now! “Your aim is perfect; are you a natural vith zhis sort of ting? Seeing as you vere not exactly practicing before,” she pointed out, still dwelling, with a nod towards the magazine he’d been reading.

  • Showing off for the pretty girlJesse, Tue Jan 28 14:22
    Jesse smiled at Kejan, to him Kejan was very pretty. He thought it might be her super blonde hair and perhaps the odd little accent she had. Sure, Jesse had an accent but it was light and hardly... more
    • Playing along with the boy — Kejan, Fri Jan 31 14:01
      • Glad you came to play! Jesse, Fri Jan 31 15:31
        Jesse thought that Kejan’s smile was very pretty. He wondered why he hadn’t noticed her in the three years they had been roommates? He wondered if it was really because of her twin brother? Did Jesse ... more
        • Surprisingly, I'm glad too.Kejan, Tue Feb 4 06:11
          Helpfully, Jesse supplemented his visual demonstration with an explanation of what exactly he had been doing in order to cast the spell correctly. ‘Great.’ The Belarusian witch nodded along at his... more
          • Soooo....Jesse, Fri Feb 7 20:17
            Jesse couldn’t help but want to touch the girl’s hair. She was smart and pretty. Plus, she was a Pureblood and Uncle Sandro would be happy that Jesse was making friends with Purebloods. When she... more
            • *hums thoughtfully*Kejan, Wed Feb 12 04:36
              Kejan was not the sort of girl who willingly loaned out her notes to absent classmates. It was their own fault for missing class, and missing class obviously meant that they didn’t care about their... more
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