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Grahame Galbreath
Disenchanted, I'm sure
Thu Dec 24, 2009 03:21

Galbreath, dodging in and out the milling crowd, continued to find his eyes drawn to Myrrh Blackwell, sitting at the head of the room. He thought he caught her eyes searching him out as well, though reckoned it could easily be a figment of his imagination. Taking a swig from the flask at his side (surely he wasn't expected to deal with all manner of parental formality without the aid of his trusted companion?), he smiled at the odd doll-like girl and her clearly disenchanted father. The man, perhaps sarcastically, inquired as to whether he should just park his daughter on the table. Galbreath returned this perceived wit with a half smile, which was not reciprocated.

"Ah yes..." Galbreath wondered how to tackle this man, who seemed on edge, "Well perhaps she'd find it more comfortable on the bench here. Yes." Galbreath dodged the man's attempt to simply shove his daughter's hand into the Professor's, Galbreath was in no hurry to acquire any perceived or burdensome responsibility. He stuck out his hand, and accepted a reluctant shake from the father. "Grahame Galbreath, Professor of Astronomy here at Aelcrest. The pleasure is certainly all mine." Galbreath gazed at the vaguely familiar man, wondering if perhaps they had once played in the same poker game when Galbreath was couch surfing at a friend's place in New York. Galbreath rid himself of such silly thoughts.

Nodding to an already engaged Headmaster Shoney, while still managed to corral the eager-to-depart man, Galbreath realized it was a lost cause. "Well, you're welcome to mill about--- talk with some of the other Professors about what your daughter is going to be learning. Sure is a good time for her to be joining our ranks--- she'll get to meet everyone at once I suppose, become nice and familiar with the surroundings." Galbreath glanced back forth between the two, and realizing no further engagement was forthcoming, acknowledged that he would guide Jael to the necessary and proper area, where the other Weirs had been congregating.

Glancing at the backside of her father, as he made a beeline for the exit to the Dining Hall, Galbreath took another long hard hit from his flask. Returning his gaze down to the peculiar new enrollee, he hiccuped--- tonight was certainly going to be a long night. "Right, well then... Jael... Let's see if we can't introduce you to some of your classmates... Your things will be fine right here." Galbreath guided the young girl out into the crowd, and with luck, spotted just the Weir he had in mind. "AH yes! Kaspar, Kaspar dear boy! We've got a new arrival for the Weirs. Do be a good lad and help her make some acquaintances. Kaspar is one of my favorite students, love to see his face light up in my Astronomy class... He'll be a more than capable guide for you Jael... Right then... Be seeing you both!"

Galbreath seized his opportunity to return to mingling. Working his way toward the table at which Myrrh Blackwell was situated. He hoped that if he could perhaps make his way to her, he could further his courtship by saving her from the perceived monotony of 'Parent's Night'. Glancing back into the crowd, he saw Kaspar speaking with the new arrival, he gave them both an encouraging smile, and returned to the respite of his flask once more. Turning back, it seemed the sea of parents a desert--- and Myrrh, a welcome lush mirage amidst arid desolation. He continued to amble in her direction.

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