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DH Skies
Interview (tag Tabitha Hawthorne)
Wed May 2, 2018 08:53

After the year she’d been having, Selina felt like she deserved a little bit of good news. And one such piece came in the form of a job application for the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Not that Daniel exactly seemed to resent how long term his post had become, or be in any particularly hurry to leave (though that had been before the half veela and the year of explosions and being forcibly detained over Christmas - perhaps she shouldn’t actually assume that he wouldn’t run for the hills as soon as he was able. She could hardly say she’d blame him if he did…). She hoped this counted as good news anyway. It rather depended on what Ms. Hawthorne was like. But still, applicants were a good start.

Normally, she would have invited Ms. Hawthorne in to see her in person, but that was currently impossible, due to the quarantine, and so she had arranged a time to floo call her instead. At the appointed time, Selina threw a pinch of powder into the fireplace and stuck her in, calling out the address she had been given. Her head spun for a moment, and then an unfamiliar room and person came into view.

“Ms. Hawthorne?” she clarified. “Pleased to meet you. I’m Selina Skies, Deputy Headmistress of Sonora Academy. I’m sorry we couldn’t meet in person, but thank you for agreeing to talk to me,” she had been over all the circumstances of the quarantine in her letter to Ms. Hawthorne, and if she read the wizarding news she would have been well aware of the illness currently going around, as it was not just Sonora but most of the US that was affected. Still, it was a slightly odd way to conduct an interview. She was very aware that she was currently a disembodied head, which was a very strange first impression to give someone. Said head was what could generously be termed late middle-aged, although Selina kept herself very well and didn’t particularly look her age. Still, she could not exactly be said to look young anymore either. Most of her students tended to see her as fairly strict, but she was more relaxed with staff members, and she gave her interviewee a friendly smile. “Why don’t you tell me a little bit about yourself, and why you think you’d be a good fit for Sonora?” she invited.

Out Of Character (OOC) note - so you now write a response as Tabitha. You are free to assume general knowledge that she would have regarding the school, and that she and Selina have exchanged letters by owl to set up this interview. Beyond that, you are only allowed to write for your character. Posts must be 200 words minimum. If you’re not sure what to write about, trying describing Tabitha and/or the room she’s sitting in, as those are things that I can’t know/assume about without your input.

    • Interview - Tabitha Hawthorne, Wed May 2 13:01
      Tabitha exhaled slowly, wringing her hands together as time crawled onwards, counting down the minutes until the interview. She wasn't a nervous person by nature but she really, really wanted the job ... more
      • Tell me more - DH Skies, Thu May 3 08:39
        Selina focussed her attention on the young witch as she spoke, politely deciding that she hadn’t noticed the nature of the room she was looking into. It was rather on the bare and cheap looking side, ... more
        • It got a bit fiery... - Tabitha Hawthorne, Thu May 3 10:06
          Tabitha shifted slightly, feeling much more at ease. It felt like this interview was going well, which was reassuring to her. She just hoped that the room she was sitting in wasn't too off-putting.... more
          • With the French wizard? - DH Skies, Thu May 3 10:38
            “Hopefully there aren’t too many of those around,” Selina nodded, when Tabitha explained she hadn’t met many dark wizards. Selina was well practised at keeping her face professional - a skill that... more
            • Ha. That was just bizarre... - Tabitha Hawthorne, Thu May 3 11:07
              Tabitha was silent for a few moments, mulling the question over in her head. For the first time in the interview, she allowed her eyes to fall to her hands, one of which was playing with the fingers... more
              • Moving on then - Selina Skies, Sat May 5 03:57
                She was definitely a sweet natured individual. It wasn’t a very balanced answer, focussing only on one half of the problem - half-veela in her class or not, she would still need to teach the material ... more
                • Uh... teaching experience - Tabitha Hawthorne, Sat May 5 14:15
                  Tabitha, for a moment paused, realising something quite terrible and felt rather daft for only looking at one half of the problem. She had focused solely on the affected individual and their... more
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