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Katherine Procter
A new perspective.
Fri Mar 7, 2014 20:59

Kitty truly felt bad about startling Clark so badly. Luckily, there did not seem to be any hard feelings, and he was even making jokes about it, so her smile widened a little as she worked.

A few moments after taking a seat at the table, he broke the silence, speaking about physics and magic, and whether or not they should include the former in their essays. Looking up from her own currently physics-free essay (honestly, it was free of many things aside from rejected ideas she had crossed out), she stared at him with wide eyes. When he finished his speech, her head was spinning, and she blinked to clear her thoughts as her mind caught up to the information he offered. Absently, she wondered how much of the monologue was done on one breath.

"Muggle A, which is a good grade," he was explaining, "unlike the wizards A."

She smiled slightly. That was considerate of him. As they knew nothing of each other, there was no way for him to know if she was Muggleborn or not. "Erm...ah...," she stammered, unsure as to where to begin, and she wouldn't meet his eyes. Come on, Kitty! she thought. Get a hold of yourself! "I-It's a good idea." Her voice was quiet, so she cleared her throat. "Physics, that is. Science is not too different from magic, really, and it gives a different objective."

Kitty studied her essay draft again and crossed off another line. Physics? It certainly held merit, and she definitely understood science better than Charms, at any rate. Were they levitating the object or simply eliminating the force of gravity? It was an interesting concept, and the charm began to make a little more sense.

Realizing she was silent for longer than what would be considered necessary, she took a steadying breath and said, "I usually made As and Bs in my courses. I don't know if I will ever get the gist of the wizarding system," she paused, nervously pushing some hair that escaped her bun behind her ear, "My father is a businessman, and my mother works in a publicity firm." She shrugged, hoping the movement would help her statement sound less pretentious.

She pulled out a clean sheet of paper to start a second draft (she anticipated it to be the second of several), and set to work, changing it to something more relevant to a Muggleborn's perspective. She wondered if any other first years would end up passing by the Cascade Hall and joining them, and she voiced this.

Although, secretly, she hoped no one else would show. She wasn't sure if she could handle more than one new face at a time!

  • Hi, yourself! - Clark Dill, Fri Mar 7 09:48
    Clark's blond head was bowed over his work, so he did not see Kitty's approach. Worse, he was fully engrossed in scrawling ink across his parchment as he attempted to describe the finer points of his ... more
    • A new perspective. - Katherine Procter, Fri Mar 7 20:59
      • I can bring plenty of those. - Clark, Fri Mar 7 22:26
        Kitty seemed kinda shy. She wasn't quite looking at him, and she stammered a bit before she talked. But she thought physics was a good idea to include in the essay, so he didn't cross anything out... more
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