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Sullivan Quincy
Erm, too much truth for my comfort
Thu Aug 10, 2017 20:45

Good news, the dad seemed to have forgotten he wanted to shoot Sullivan. Bad news, dirty laundry was getting aired and Sullivan wasn't sure he should be here right now as they talked this over, but he didn't want to draw attention to himself by leaving either. So he figuratively closed his eyes and stuck his fingers in his ears until they got to the part where they were discussing magic again. He kind of wished he could have done as much literally, as well, but that would have (a) looked weird and drawn attention and he was trying to be invisible here, and (b) been potentially dangerous given there was at least one concealed firearm and a switchblade in the room both held by people apparently able to use them. Granted, Sullivan had a wand, so he out armed both of them together, but he would need to see an attack coming to defend himself properly. So no closing his eyes or ears, no matter how much he really wanted to.

And then there - there was the fear and uncontrolled emotion, making the lights flicker and the television go on and off, and he felt pretty confident now that he was going to be believed that magic was real and Parker had it.

And sure enough, Mr. Fitzgerald turned to Sullivan and asked him to explain.

He tried not to give 'Junior' too many wary looks as he began to do so, but as he really got into his spiel it became easier to focus mostly on Parker and his parents. Though his hand never strayed too far from his wand. Not after what he'd just Not Heard.

"Parker has magic. It's something you're either born with or not. It is hereditary, so it usually runs in families, but every so often, somebody like Parker pops up, from a non-magical family, but born a wizard. We call such people muggleborns - 'muggle' being a term for non-magical people. Like I said earlier, I'm one, too, so I completely understand your confusion and disbelief. It's not an easy thing to accept, but it is pretty awesome," he added with a grin toward Parker. "You've been accepted at Sonora Academy of Magic. It's a school that trains young witches and wizards on how to do magic and control your power. Without training, it can become very dangerous, especially as you get into your teen years when your magical strength grows and your emotional control weakens. As you just saw, accidental magic is most often released when the wizard is upset, either angry or scared, which doesn't often lend itself to happy friendly magical releases. Once you start learning how to harness your magic, that control naturally develops so you no longer have episodes like you just saw, which is why it's important for everyone to get training."

"I can escort you to a wizarding shopping center where you can purchase your supplies for school, and I'll be happy to answer any specific questions you have about magic, the school, or the wizarding world at large."

  • No more hiding the truth... - Parker Fitzgerald, Thu Aug 10 16:50
    Parker's heart lept a bit. So turning off the lights wasn't something other people could do? he thought. He took a breath though because maybe this Sullivan was right. Maybe there was a voice or... more
    • Erm, too much truth for my comfort - Sullivan Quincy, Thu Aug 10 20:45
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