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Lys Campbell
A long night
Fri Dec 25, 2009 18:51

The car, elegant as it was, was also quite expensive. Rather than wait through the mash of traffic that the night had conjured up, she arranged a pick up time with the driver, paid him what she owed for getting her and stepped out in to the night air.
A lot of things couldn’t have been helped that night. Charlie’s absence, owing to his being banned from School Nights several years ago. That last-minute Muggle-Liaison meeting. The fact that her feet were killing her in those stupid dress shoes. And now the traffic. Well, at least the night was cool and quiet..
She stepped into the Manor and cursed Charlie for punching that man years ago. If eh hadn’t, he would have had the dubious honour of intermingling with these other. Of going from table to table, pretending she cared how her kids were doing academically. She got notices whenever Grace earned another detention, and figured if they had been expelled she would already know about it. She determined to see the Heads of Weir and Balgren first, as she was fairly certain to get a good report from them.
But first
“Is there anything I should be prepared to hear?”
“No Mom.”
She raised an eyebrow. When all your siblings report in unison, something is wrong. She turned her gaze to Thom. So did his siblings.
Thom squirmed under the triple threat. “We haven’t done anything to get in really big trouble for.”
Lys pursed her lips, turning that sentence over rand over, before deciding that she would leave it as school mischief unless told otherwise. She turned to her twins. “And what have you two to say?”
“I haven’t gotten a detention since the lat one.” Grace pointed out.
“And I didn’t mean to set of that stink bomb in the dorm room,” Randy added.
“Sure, blame a bomb.”
He shoved her and she shoved him back, but Lys managed to split them up before anything more occurred and made her way to her to the Balgren table.
Professor Rose had nothing but good things to say about Thom. Professor Shoney, in between small talk about life cycles, the dullness that accompanies some jobs, and whether or not the muggles are onto something with their ground Quidditch, managed to expound on each of them, Lys supposed it was because he didn’t know which of them was in his House. Thom had an artistic nature that showed up in his notes and really needed to speak up more in class. Randy was very personable and had some problems with his Transfiguration assignments, Grace actually showed remarkable talent in Transfiguration, if only she would discipline herself to actually doing the work. Bolstered with these comments, Lys made her way towards the Reym table.
Her brothers having already wandered off, Grace shifted nervously foot to foot.
“We don’t really have to go here, Mom.”
“Yes we do.”
“No, really we don’t. All she’s gonna say is that I get too many detentions and stuff and you’ve already know about that. There’s nothing new for her to say. “
“ I’m staying.”
“Yeah but we don’t have to. You gotta be tired anyway. I’m sure Professor Blackwell will totally understand .”
“Talk all you want, I’m not moving.”
Grace looked around desperately and spotted the Hardys further down the line. “Okay I’m just gonna go.”
“If you leave, I’m giving your birthday present to charity.”
“I;m just going over there.”
Lys looked at where she pointed. “Any further and --”
“I know I know. “
She bolted for the Hardy family to reintroduce herself. “Mrs. Leos mum , Mr. Leosdad hi. You member me?”

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