Monet walked slowly into the Reference Center, her hands in the pockets of her over-sized, black cardigan. Her red hair was tied in a messy bun and it bobbed as she walked. Today was an alright day. Not good, not bad, just alright. The Draco felt as if nothing could bring her down, but nothing could make her happier. It was rather a strange feeling, like being stuck in limbo. Monet just shrugged it off; she had been down so many times that limbo was looking pretty good. Usually she couldn’t stand study hall, but with today's mood she went into the class with a feeling of indifference. She took a chair and leaned back in it, waiting for the traditional speech from the librarian.
Madame Toladaeri was on, what could only be described, as a sugar high. She was grinning like a Cheshire cat and being .......... pleasant? Monet had only really experienced the harder side of this particular staff member, so it was interesting to observe. The 12 year old (as of last holidays) was fascinated by people and she imagined this was what scientists felt like as they noted the effects of something on a test subject.
Monet almost burst out laughing when the woman declared that Charlie Bucket and all the rest were real. Being raised on a mix of magical and muggle literature, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was one of the books Monet had read as a child. And, as far as she knew, it was definitely fiction. However, Madame Toladaeri could think whatever she wanted to; Monet just hoped she wouldn’t get too hurt when she learnt that Wonka’s was not in fact real and the candy was just a marketing idea from a team of muggles in a non-magic planning office.
When the baskets came round, Monet passed. She must have been one of the few students who did. Candy and sweet food had never been her thing. While other kids drank hot chocolate, Monet drank black coffee. While other kids chose chocolate pudding, Monet always had the cheese board. While other kids ate candy, Monet preferred a box of crackers or something equally salty. The only thing she really liked was black licorice, but there didn’t seem to be any of that.
The person next to her was Oliver DiCaprio and he had a LOT of candy. This was drawn to Monet’s attention when a flying green Gobstopper hit her in the head. She watched as Oliver picked them up; at least someone was enjoying the librarian’s generosity. When he had finished picking them up, he began to talk to her at about a million miles an hour. Clearly he was another victim of sugar.
“No thanks.” Monet said with a smile, declining his offer. “I’ve never really liked candy.” In response to his other question, she said, “I’m almost positive that it isn’t real. I mean, I’ve never seen or heard any muggle talk about it like it was real. And they’d know, wouldn’t they?”
She looked over at all the candy boxes and wrappers in the trash. “So which one is your favorite?” she asked, pointing at the pile still left.
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Second opinion? Monet Olsen (Draco),Fri Jun 8 17:26
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