Topaz Brockert, Aladren
Duh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 05:45
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Midterm had really sort of sucked. Topaz's mother was driving her crazy. Mother kept gushing about how "sought after" her older sisters were. Emerald could choose between Winston Pierce and Victor Callahan while Ruby had Dean McLachlan and Dorian Montoir vying for her. Though personally Topaz thought Dorian might be more interested in Tatiana. Or he, like her sisters had "options." and was going to choose between them. To the Aladren, the logical solution was for Ruby to be with Dean and Tatiana to be with Dorian. Even though Dorian was probably better suited to her sister than the Pecari.

Truthfully though, Topaz didn't really care. Her problem was that now Mother would expect her to be "sought after" and have her pick of suitors!

She really resented the lot of them right now, Ruby, Emerald, Mother, Dean, Dorian, Winston and Victor. If it wasn't for them all, she wouldn't be under pressure to do the same. Honestly, why couldn't they be happy with Topaz as she was? She was smarter than all her siblings and cousins, even Emerald and Isla. She was the one who got Biggest Brain in the yearbook! Her sister had only gotten Most Likely to Be Found in The Library. Which was an admirable thing, she had to concede but not as good as Biggest Brain.

But her parents, sheesh. First they wanted a boy and she was a failure in that attempt and now Mother wanted her to be someone guys flocked around. True, Topaz was only thirteen but before long, she was going to be expected to have multiple suitors like her sisters.

She thought about the boys around her age. There were only two in her class and one was Slimey, who was not only a half-blood but a Pecari . Topaz was not about to marry one of those . Fortunately, the two third years in that house were also unsuitable with one being impure and the other being her distant cousin.

As for the rest, well, Topaz didn't see herself with a Teppenpaw either so she probably wouldn't end up with Nathaniel Mordue. He'd probably end up with Allegra or Caitlin or Katerina. The Aladren could imagine Sylvia wanting her cousin to marry one of the Gardenia Girls, but probably not her.

That just left Heinrich Hexenmeister-who, to his credit was an Aladren-whose social status she was unclear about or Julius Astley.

And the thing was, Topaz wasn't all that interested at this point. If she became so-or more likely, when she was forced into it-she was going to have strict criteria. First of all, he had to be almost as intelligent as she was-to hope someone would be as smart as her was unrealistic and in the very unlikely event someone was smarter than her, well, she didn't want that either-and of course being a pureblood of good social standing was a given. Topaz was a Brockert , she couldn't marry some peon.

That was all she really had so far, because quite frankly she didn't really think about it all that much. She had better things to focus on.

Like Herbology. Not her favorite but still interesting and when Professor Xavier mentioned the word experiment, Topaz perked up. She lived for experimenting.

Of course, when she found what the experiment was, she was highly disappointed. This wasn't going to be something where she got to use human subjects. And to top it off, Aladrens had to use mooncalf dung! So basically Topaz would be dealing with poop . She wasn't the squeamish sort the way some of her sisters and cousins were-she imagined that Amethyst and Esme would cry if they had to work with any sort of excrement, of course odds were neither would be in Aladren. Or Pecari. In fact, they'd probably be Crotali who had it easy, probably because of all the princessy types in it-but still, ew. She was glad that she had a good top of the line pair of gloves.

Then again she could think of uses for dung. Most of which involved roommate torture. Or sibling or cousin torture. Maybe she could get some into Emerald's bed as revenge for the older Aladren girl being "sought after" and putting pressure on Topaz to be so too. The rest would be harder being that they were in either Teppenpaw or Crotalus and in Dean's case, didn't go to school here.

Topaz put on her gloves and got her supplies. "This is disgusting." She remarked to the person next to her.

  • Beginnerís Herbology: This stinks - Nathan Xavier, Tue Apr 9 11:42
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    • What's German for poop? (Hilda) - Sophia Priory, Aladren, Fri May 24 07:59
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    • Duh - Topaz Brockert, Aladren, Tue Apr 23 05:45
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          • Who needs power? - Felipe De Matteo, Sun May 5 15:30
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            • I have plenty but want more. - Topaz, Tue May 14 19:42
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              • I have far too much for my liking. - Felipe De Matteo, Wed May 15 15:59
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                • *is puzzled by this* - Topaz, Mon May 20 00:12
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      • It could be worse - Allegra Brockert, Crotalus, Wed May 22 03:17
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          • Across the board! - Johana Leonie Zauberhexen, Thu Apr 18 18:44
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