I'd prefer not to waste my sympathy on you
Mon Mar 11, 2013 16:00

“What are you stupid or something?” she snapped.

Charline had many reasons for thinking so. Firstly the child was a first year and all first years were stupid and immature. Secondly how could the girl not see that Charline obviously had no interest in the class. She hadn’t taken out a book or even her wand. Nor had she assembled the materials that would be needed to carry out the lesson.

Although Charline, could understand why a first year would come to her for help (she was a brilliant student and exceptionally talented) since she had so much to offer. However why the child had deluded herself into thinking that Charline had time available to waste on someone like her she didn’t know. The Lyra was an Adler after all. Yes, she was failing in certain areas. Currently the chances of her ever becoming a good wife and mother were small and shrinking by the day.

Regardless one thing had not altered during midterm. Charline Adler was still far too good for RMI and the people in it. It didn’t matter that her Papa claimed no one else thought this. It didn’t matter that he had called her an embarrassment and a disgrace. Or that he had said she was spoiled, “You’re lucky, that someone is willing to have put up with you.”

No, none of this mattered since she knew what was really true. No one was perfect but she was as close to perfection as anyone was ever going to get. This made her above such trivial things as guiding a sniveling first year through what was sure to be a simple enough lesson. If the little girl was not willing to put in the work then the child surely did not deserve an education alongside people like Charline.

Turning her sapphire eyes on the other girl she studied her before adding, “Do you not bo-ter listening to ze lesson? Do you not vish to learn, to improof? Charms could become ‘your ting’ if you vawn-ted tem too. You must not be trying hart enough.”

She was so frustrated with everything, her Papa, her future and the younger girl that she forgot to take time to think about her pronunciation as she let out her anger. She stopped speaking a little upset with herself for this failure but tried to conceal her humiliation from the first year. She was good at speaking English. She was good at pronouncing it. There was no way Charline would allow herself to mess that up too.

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    • I'd prefer not to waste my sympathy on youCharline, Mon Mar 11 16:00
      • No act of sympathy is ever wastedEmma, Tue Mar 12 20:31
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        • Not on me but the same cannot be said for you.Charline, Wed Mar 13 16:45
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