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Victor Callahan, Crotalus
Getting a bit off topic [Tag Emerald]
Tue Mar 27, 2018 17:12

The ball. The ball, the ball, the ball. Victor liked to think of himself as a dashing young man, and liked to think that he could have the pick of the girls in his year. They weren’t all suitable, of course, and there would be a few young male purebloods in his year looking for dates to the ball. Still, all that meant was that Victor would have to be on the ball (no apologies for the pun) with asking, and could have a bit of friendly competition with his roommates.

Victor’s original choice for the ball had been Gwen Fintoc. She was pretty, down-to-earth, fun, pureblood, and he’d enjoyed spending time with her when they’d been paired in lessons. In other words, not far off ideal. However, Jehan’s little stunt had thrown a spanner in the works, and now he was having to reconsider. Gwen would be a suitable date, but Victor didn’t need just suitable now. He needed to aim higher, to make some kind of statement, to remind everyone that the Callahans were most definitely society. Something that might take people’s eyes off Jehan and place them firmly on him. Not that he wanted to be covered in eyes – he meant that in a purely metaphorical way, he’d like to clarify, before anyone got any ideas.

Jehan was perhaps the most frustrating brother there ever had been, but Victor loved him dearly. He’d never admit this to his friends (loving your brother wasn’t cool), but he wouldn’t change a single thing about Jehan. Sure, the boy caused him all manner of headaches, but that was what made Jehan Jehan, and to change that would mean Jehan was no longer his little Jehan. It was a confusing logic, but it made sense to Victor. What also made sense to Victor was that, as an older brother, it was his responsibility to make sure their parents, and by extension society, didn’t get mad at Jehan.

It was with all this running through his mind that Victor sat in Herbology, tuning out what Professor Xavier was saying. The giant slug plants were disgustingly awesome, the lecture on them less so. Victor wasn’t a natural scholar and, whilst he knew he had to do reasonably well in school, he didn’t always pay attention if he had something more interesting to think about.

Being in class also gave Victor the opportunity to look at all the girls in his year and work out which one would be an appropriate ball date, given his new criteria. Salali was obviously not an option, Gwen had been ruled out for the aforementioned reasons, Emerald…could actually be perfect. She was a Brockert (you didn’t get much better than that in pureblood society), she was pretty, and she was the Headmaster’s granddaughter. Looks, and influence, both within and without Sonora. All Victor had to hope now was that no one had asked her already.

With that vaguely worrying thought in mind, and given his somewhat impulsive nature, Victor walked over to Emerald as soon as they were given the go-ahead to get to work. He was too focussed on his new plan to fully notice the heat in the greenhouse yet.

“Miss Brockert,” he began, bowing slightly because yes, he could be charming! “I was wondering, would you accompany me to the midsummer ball?” He smiled in what he hoped was a winning manner, willing her to say yes. He was a Callahan, after all, a member of a respectable pureblood family. Surely she’d say yes?

OOC: Sorry Professor X, Victor's author thinks your lectures are awesome, even if Victor doesn't!

  • Intermediates: Bubotubers - Professor Nathan Xavier, Fri Mar 9 11:54
    As was his norm, Nathan met the Intermediates at the door and returned their graded homework essays from last week with a personal comment praising their work or suggesting a visit to his office... more
    • Getting a bit off topic [Tag Emerald] - Victor Callahan, Crotalus, Tue Mar 27 17:12
      • But a rather good change - Emerald Brockert, Aladren, Mon Apr 23 02:28
        Emerald looked down at the Herbology essay that she'd just been handed back and smiled. She had recieved an O. Getting good grades brought the fourth year great pleasure and were a source of pride... more
    • Some reading for Ronin (or a leaflet for Lily) - Kir McLeod, Teppenpaw, Sun Mar 25 10:03
      Kir made his way to the greenhouse in distinctly cheerful mood. So far, this year was being pretty good to him. Ok, there was a decided amount of weirdness in the air, and perhaps more than was... more
    • For someone who's not here, I'm awfully distracting - Georgia Kirkly, Teppenpaw, Mon Mar 19 10:09
      There was some kind of slug plant on all the desks. It was all black and squirmy and covered in these boils. Were they sick? They looked like they might be sick, and like their lesson was going to be ... more
      • If this keeps up, I’m not going to be here either - Professor Xavier, Wed Mar 28 09:57
        Nathan noticed the temperature rising as he gave his mini-lecture but didn’t think much of it. This was a green house and the sun was shining. It was perfectly normal for it to get warmer as the day... more
        • This isn't fair - Georgia, Mon Apr 2 09:37
          Was she ok? Seriously? Georgia raised her eyebrows, giving Professor Xavier her best Are you freaking kidding me? look before remembering he couldn’t see he because- “I’m invisible!” she replied,... more
          • I sympathize completely - Professor Xavier, Mon Apr 2 10:39
            Invisible, yes, good. Well, not good, but she was at least still present and he now knew her location based on where her voice was coming from, so while she was spilling a stream of half-panicked... more
    • Zev was feeling cold and she pulled her light jacket tighter around herself as she walked down the garden paths to Herbology. Ugh. She hated winter here. It was less than a hundred miles from where... more
      • Maybe remove your jacket? (leaflet received) - Lily Spencer, Pecari, Wed Mar 28 17:11
        After the devastating fever that sent her to the Hospital Wing, Lily had been feeling sprightly. Strange magical occurrences were still going on, but it didn't seem attached to her directly anymore.... more
        • No no no. My coat. I’m not giving it up! - Zevalyn Ives, Thu Mar 29 09:33
          “That’s okay,” Zevalyn assured Lily when her new D&D friend failed to find any medication in her bag and offered to bring her to the Hospital Wing instead. “I don’t think it’s anything serious,” she... more
          • Who are these Amber and Ronin people? - Jozua Sparks, Teppenpaw, Thu Mar 29 09:59
            Jozua arrived at the Herbology room with less than a minute to spare, getting one of the last essays left in Professor Xavier’s hand. “You can do better,” the teacher scolded gently. “Maybe you... more
            • It's a rather fun story. - Lily "Ronin" Spencer, Thu Mar 29 18:03
              Lily waved when Jozua sat by them, glad he wasn't ill anymore. Whatever had been affecting his magic earlier seemed to have stopped and she was glad for a sense of normalcy again. Zevalyn seemed... more
              • Love to hear it, but first, a chance to read leaflets - Jozua Sparks (with Zevalyn Ives), Mon Apr 2 11:02
                OOC: As I already wrote Jozua escorting Zev to the Hospital Wing before Lily replied here, Nathan had to pick him, though I think they would have all preferred that he'd picked Lily. :) BIC: Jozua... more
                • Whilst Lily would’ve loved to get out of Herbology to escort Zevalyn to the Hospital Wing, she preferred to not catch her illness. As soon as she left, the room suddenly became cooler and she felt... more
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