Kenneth Wilson
Thank you!
Thu Mar 6, 2014 18:09

Kenneth was relieved when Justin did not make a big thing of his display, aside from a snide remark. His classmate only fixed the lock and performed the spell correctly. Kenneth felt a tinge of jealousy but quickly reminded himself that Justin had four tries, while he had only had one. On his fourth try, he bet he could complete the spell perfectly.

But for now he would have to concede the point to Justin. Kenneth watched, lips pressed tightly together, as Justin flipped open the lid to reveal...another trunk? Yes! He could redeem himself! Justin looked frustrated, but Kenneth was pleased.

"I think I can," Kenneth said. With a flourish, he stepped up to the plate, like he had countless times at baseball practice, and hit the ball home. The lock snapped open jauntily, and Kenneth was surprised. He was good at Spellwork, but not that good. What had he done differently this time? He had been happy...Maybe if he were happier when doing Spellwork, he would do better? Kenneth flinched (internally of course) at the idea. That was a sissy way to improve at Spellwork. And Spellwork was not a sissy discipline. He discarded the idea. What else had he done differently...? Baseball! That was it! Baseball! Kenneth breathed a sigh of relief, receiving an odd look or two. His masculinity was intact. He would have to think of baseball the next time he did magic. Which wouldn't be a problem because baseball had always made Kenneth happy...

Kenneth turned abruptly towards Justin. "Let's see then." He crouched down to see into the box. "Another trunk?" Kenneth exclaimed. He cursed under his breath. Now he could see Justin's point of view.

  • How terribly distracting.Justin Key, Wed Mar 5 23:35
    It was difficult, annoyingly difficult, to avoid cringing as the lock of their trunk broke. At least, he was fairly certain it was broken. What were they supposed to do now ? And his partner, he... more
    • Thank you! — Kenneth Wilson, Thu Mar 6 18:09
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