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Evelyn Stones (pending!)
Ugh. Wand Magic.
Fri Jul 13, 2018 20:58
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Evelyn stared at the box of pebbles as it was passed to the students in front of her and eventually into her own hand. For the span of a heartbeat, she considered passing it on without taking one, but didn't want to start out by being disruptive, and tentatively accepted a stone. She laughed at the relation to her own name and then stopped when the feeling made her want to cry instead.

The paper on the desk in front of her depicted a table she'd never seen before and she wasn't exactly sure how to fill it in. Again, a heartbeat went by as she considered her options. The thought of asking for help wasn't a terrible one, unless Professor Skies stayed to see how she worked, in which case the whole class would see what a lousy witch she was.

Breathing in softly, she reached for her quill and decided to make the best of a bad situation. She liked to consider herself detail-oriented when faced with a problem like this, and perhaps she could run out time in the classroom by filling in the table with as much information as possible.

They are both hard, she wrote, hoping that wasn't stupid. The student on her right nudged her gently and she turned to see who it was.

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    • Ugh. Wand Magic. - Evelyn Stones (pending!), Fri Jul 13 20:58
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        • At least I'm not alone - Evelyn Stones, Wed Jul 18 15:15
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          • Yes, that is good. - Katerina Vorontsov, Thu Jul 19 00:13
            Super confused. This, Katya assumed, was an idiom, because otherwise it was an oxymoron - ‘super,’ she had learned, was short for superlative, and Anton Petrovich said Americans used it to mean... more
            • People are hard - Evelyn Stones, Thu Jul 19 19:50
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    • The first attempt - Masha Adin, Thu Jan 11 13:55
      Masha took the sheet, still clenching the pebble in her other hand. Staring at the sheet in front of her she could feel the smooth surface of the pebble. It was round and somehow shooting. Her hand... more
      • It's a good one - Jane Doe, Thu Jan 11 14:19
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        • Is she talking to me? - Masha Adin, Thu Jan 11 15:40
          Masha blinked. Was that girl talking to her? Raising her head to look at the girl properly she felt sort of thorn in two. She wanted to squeal with joy and at the same time to run away and hide. She... more
          • Yup, so talk back! - Jane Doe, Fri Jan 12 07:29
            Jane was a bit surprised by the girl’s reaction, as she seemed to be frowning at her. Or at something, anyway. Maybe she wasn’t frowning at her, but at her pebble. Jane definitely felt like frowning... more
            • Not quite a button - Masha Adin, Fri Jan 12 08:29
              Masha breathed out slowly, she wasn’t aware that she held her breath. 'Good, so Jane at least don’t think I’m insane.' She smiled at the Jane more openly and, thankfully, without frowning this time.... more
              • Still excellent progress - Jane, Fri Jan 12 13:13
                “I totally want to know!” Jane said enthusiastically. She had been a little bit confused at first when Masha had started to talk about living in tents and shacks - she wondered whether they were... more
                • Let's try again - Masha Adin, Sat Jan 13 04:17
                  Masha looked at Jane blinking, everything Jane said during her mad dash of words coming back to her slowly. The stupid grin still lingering, even if it wasn’t quite the button she managed to make.... more
                  • “Yeah… you’re probably right,” Jane nodded, when Masha said they should save the chit-chat for when they weren’t in class. It was a sensible plan, but it was so hard when she was bursting with... more
                    • Slow and steady - Dorian Montoir, Sun Jan 14 14:44
                      Dorian took a seat in Transfiguration, listening carefully to Professor Skies. Even though he was a second year, and it was already somewhat familiar, he was sure he occasionally missed details due... more
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