Emerald Brockert, Aladren
Take that!
Tue Dec 4, 2018 22:55

Emerald was still taking into consideration which classes she wanted to continue after CATS. She wasn't at all worried that she wasn't going to make adequate grades to continue in a particular subject so she would have options. However, as she didn't need anything in particular for a career, things weren't really narrowed down either.

Defense Against the Dark Arts was one class that Victor had mentioned that he was probably keeping which was a vote in it's favor, but Emerald wasn't convinced yet. After all, he had mentioned taking three other classes as well, none of which were Transfiguration which she was certainly taking. And the Aladren certainly didn't want to take too many classes. Advanced classes, of course, were harder than Beginner and Intermediate classes so to take too many was, in addition to showing off, likely to make one overworked and therefore making them not do as well overall. People didn't function as well one they were tired, and Emerald knew from the mistakes of others that too much of something was not a good thing, whether it be the amount of classes one took or the amount of children one had. Perhaps her mother would have been a better mother if it were just herself and Ruby.

Then again, Mother was a flaky human by nature and it likely wouldn't have helped matters. Plus, Aunt Shannon seemed to do fine with her children as had Grandmother. Of course, Emerald had never seen her grandmother when her father and uncles were young and Uncle Eustace hadn't turned out so well. As for her aunt, better spacing had to be part of it. Still, the fifth didn't want to be overworked, down time was important and unlike her mother sending them off in the care of others in order to get it, she couldn't make someone else do her homework. After all, she was an Aladren and this would go against what she stood for as well as the obvious fact that it was cheating. Anyway, if she mailed her homework off for Cory to do, as Mother had placed them in his care on occasion he probably wouldn't do as well on it as Emerald would herself. Her father's cousin was a lovely person, kind and caring, a real Teppenpaw just like Ruby and Owen, but that didn't mean he'd do well on RATS-level theory.

Today, Defense was being held in MARS which only piqued Emerald's curiousity. She took in the four statues and wondered if this was going to be some house-based exercise considering that the statues were of their house mascots and briefly took in the other Aladrens. Which, she suddenly realized, wouldn't be quite fair considering there were no fourth years in their house.

She was a bit relieved, however, when Professor Hawthorne began the lesson and she found out that all they were doing was the Reducto curse on the statues. Emerald didn't even have to think about which statue she wanted to destroy. Pecaris were loud and obnoxious and more importantly, Lily Spencer was one.

So after Simon, Dorian Montoir and Tatiana Vorontsov took their turns-Tatiana going for her own statue did puzzle the fifth year slightly, but then again, if she were a Pecari, she'd probably find her housemates irritating too. Of course, if she were a Pecari, that would also mean that she herself was probably loud, obnoxious and irritating.-Emerald stepped up to the statue of the wild boar. However, in place of the creature, she pictured another one, she pictured Lily's smug, arrogant face, it's cocky little smirk. She took aim. " Reducto ."

The statue blasted apart, rubble shooting everywhere, only the base still left mostly intact but cracked.

  • Let's cause mayhem, Intermediates.Professor Hawthorne, Sat Nov 10 20:14
    Tabitha had warned her Intermediate class at the end of their previous session that today’s lesson would be taking place in one of the MARS rooms and she also left a reminder notice on her classroom... more
    • IndecisiveConnor Priory,Crotalus, Tue Dec 18 18:02
      Connor entered MARS and listened as Professor Hawthorne mentioned that this lesson was something that was going to wake them up. Which sounded kind of ominous to him. He personally was awake already... more
    • Re: Let's cause mayhem, Intermediates.Natalie Atwater, Pecari, Sun Dec 16 18:25
      Defense Against the Dark Arts was a really awesome class and Natalie couldn't help but be excited about the fact that they were having it in MARS instead of the Defense classroom. Even though it was... more
    • Take that! — Emerald Brockert, Aladren, Tue Dec 4 22:55
    • I hate snakesJasmine Delachene, Crotalus, Fri Nov 30 23:29
      On the whole, Jasmine loved being a Crotalus and had no arguments against her sorting. She knew she would never survive as an Aladren. She liked the idea of Teppenpaw, but couldn't really see herself ... more
      • Yaun-ti as well?Gary Harper, Aladren, Sat Dec 8 00:03
        As usual, Gary had arrived early for class. It was a good thing to, because he had forgotten all about meeting up at MARS today. After seeing the reminding note, he 'raced' (as much as you could call ... more
    • Hitting the HawkWinston Pierce, Crotalus, Fri Nov 30 21:54
      Winston, ever since the Cleo Revelation, had not much cared for DADA. Not that Cleo being a veela had anything to do with it. Rather, That Teppenpaw did, and more importantly, the professor's... more
    • Demolishing Pecari('s statue).Simon Mordue, Crotalus, Wed Nov 28 22:53
      There had been coffee at breakfast, and it had even been fairly decent coffee, but Simon’s green eyes were still shadowed, lids heavier than usual (or at least his pre-fifth-year usual), as he... more
      • Not as weak as I lookDorian, Fri Nov 30 09:24
        Dorian was not sure what to make of the fact they were going to MARS for Defence class. He was fairly sure that the rooms had certain limitations on them and could not call forth anything... more
        • You look just fine to me, medvedozhnok.Tatiana Vorontsova, Pecari, Fri Nov 30 16:57
          Mornings were not things Tatiana found particularly vexing, as a rule. At home, after all, the only reason one was allowed to take a lie-in was if one happened to be ill; short of verifiable illness, ... more
          • And yet, someone has a problem...Dorian, Fri Nov 30 21:48
            Dorian was not quite convinced that not being pretty was a fair reason to attack something, but he supposed it was a good enough reason if asked to justify their choice for this class. He had had no... more
            • I'd say it's you two.Simon Mordue, Sat Dec 1 21:01
              If he ever had a girlfriend, Simon through grumpily, he would tell her not to make so much noise in public. Or rather, would not acquire one tasteless enough to do so in the first place. Montoir and... more
              • Simon was saying friendly enough words, on the surface of it. But he did not seem friendly whilst saying them. His words also felt rude because it felt a little bit like he was speaking as if Tatya... more
                • Tatiana also votes against it.Tatiana and Simon, Mon Dec 3 09:25
                  Tatiana was surprised when Dorian suddenly spoke to the Crotalus boy, and for a moment looked at him, not sure what to say about or how to react to this. Dorian never ignored her. Dorian listened... more
                  • Looks like it is two against oneDorian, Tue Dec 4 20:20
                    Do you want to go to Teppenpaw? Subtext: I am uncomfortable here and wish to leave. Tatya, of course, had repeatedly demonstrated that she was thoroughly immune to such nuances - whether by virtue if ... more
                    • So it seems.Simon and Tatiana , Wed Dec 5 20:25
                      Simon was surprised by the level of pushback from the pair. “Privately certainly,” said Simon, thinking fast. “But it’s distracting to everyone else when she’s jabbering out that loudly in class and... more
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