Connor Priory,Crotalus
Indecisive
Tue Dec 18, 2018 18:02
24.183.34.119

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 but the kind of things that would "wake people up" were usually highly active and he couldn't help but feel concerned for the less athletic people in their class.

The four statues representing the Sonora houses only made him more worried. He could only imagine that they were going to play some highly competitive game that pitted people from different houses against each other. Was that even fair? Did they have the same numbers in each house? Quickly, Connor counted. Pecari had eight and Aladren had only had five whereas both Crotalus and Teppenpaw had seven so....yeah, it wasn't fair. Especially since the house that seemed most predisposed to athleticism had the most.

The Professor Hawthorne began the lesson and the Crotalus was relieved. Kind of. He couldn't help but frown when she chose the Crotalus statue to demonstrate on. Yes, he knew she had to pick one but he couldn't help but think it was a statement that she didn't like Crotali, or at least liked them less than she did the other houses.

The thing was though that Crotali were so misunderstood. It was like, people thought there was something wrong with being respectable or that they thought all Crotali were like Arianna. That wasn't really fair. Connor's house had been a house that plenty of nice people had been in.

And this whole lesson seemed like-even though the Reducto curse was a valuable thing to learn-something that was going to create tension between houses and people. Like people were likely to see whomever attacked their house statue as not liking them for being in that house.

To make matters worse....he wasn't sure what statue to destroy. Connor had family who'd been in each house and furthermore, he didn't want anyone to think he hated them because he destroyed their statue. He supposed it was less of a hostile gesture towards others if he destroyed his own, like Jasmine and Tatiana had but then again if he did that, people in his own house might think he disliked them.

He stood there, puzzled and trying to figure out what to do, when someone approached him and spoke.

  • 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
    • Indecisive — Connor Priory,Crotalus, Tue Dec 18 18:02
    • 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
      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... more
    • 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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