Evelyn Stones
People are hard
Thu Jul 19, 2018 19:50

Evelyn frowned, just a little bit. She had hoped to find a classmate who felt as overwhelmed as she did, as scared as she did, and as confused as she did, so she wouldn't have to figure all this out by herself. Now, she was wondering if she'd made a mistake in revealing so much to this girl. She was practically a stranger after all.

It seemed clear that Katerina wasn't totally comfortable with English, and Evelyn wasn't sure whether it would be more appropriate to try to offer help in the language or to just accept the efforts for what they were worth. Her experiences growing up in a largely isolated part of the wizarding world, among those who looked like her and sounded like her, hadn't prepared her for these sorts of encounters.

"Yes," Evelyn said. "It's a table. I don't have much filled in, yet." She stifled another frown.

So far, everything was just...difficult. She already knew magic was difficult, but now talking to people seemed difficult, too, and she didn't want to admit these feelings to herself, let alone anybody else.

"I can work alone if you don't want me to bother you..." Her voice trailed off and she looked up at Katerina, hoping for reassurance. "I just don't really know what I'm doing. What sort of differences and similarities can you think of?"

  • 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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