Professor Wright
I don't suppose you'd add the rest of us to your petition?
Thu Feb 22, 2018 15:14

Gray frowned slightly in thought as Selina described the situation in her room in more detail, and her suspicions that Jozua was perhaps lying about the source of his trouble. He had seemed very sincere in Gray’s class, but as Selina pointed out, Gray had really not been back at Sonora for very long. He liked to think that it was unlikely that Jozua was really just That Good of an actor, but….

“No, it wasn’t fire with me,” said Gray when asked. “Sparks – not his last name. They were….” Gray wondered why the English language hated him so much sometimes. He had been its devoted slave since he was barely old enough to hold a pencil – his mother had photographs of him, about age six, sitting at a far-too-large desk in a corner of the living room, scribbling his ‘novels.’ These had usually consisted of one badly-spelled paragraph, but he’d had the ambition even if not the skill. His spelling had gradually improved, but putting words in the right order was still often more task than pleasure.

He gave up the task this time in favor of taking his wand and causing it to emit a few blue sparks. “Sparks like that – I don’t remember the color, but magical sparks.” There were the two words he’d been looking for. “Everywhere, but mostly toward Lily.”

He hesitated, wondering if he had the nerve to more or less contradict or question his employer by explaining that he had found Jozua’s performance quite convincing – the apologizing and actively asking for help getting it stopped and then worrying about Lily’s well-being later. It had seemed genuine enough to Gray, but, well, he was not an administrator or even someone who’d been dealing with this for years. He and Daniel were the new guys, and Gray specifically the one whose previous job had largely entailed creating scenarios where kid heroes or stand-ins for same were not actually in the wrong. His judgement was possibly not to be trusted….

“Of course,” he said when Selina brought up the specter of the Intermediate class’ other major firestarter. “For what it’s worth, I don’t think she had anything to do with what happened in my class – Jozua said he’d had a similar problem one time over the summer before school started, so Cleo obviously wasn’t affecting him then.”

  • “Jozua? And Lily? It was them that were playing up in my class too. I mean, I didn’t catch Lily doing anything but she was certainly finding it all very amusing,” she explained, rather overlooking... more
    • I don't suppose you'd add the rest of us to your petition? - Professor Wright, Thu Feb 22 15:14
      • “Hm,” Selina frowned, as Gray explained the sparks. “That does seem more like something he’d do by accident - I mean, I can’t imagine him wanting to do that to Lily. Hopefully not to most of his... more
        • When Selina began glancing around, Gray was momentarily nervous, worried about what was going to come up now , but it just turned out to be semi-serious (at least he hoped it was only semi-serious)... more
          • Seems reasonable - Selina, Fri Feb 23 10:25
            “Wait until you teach the children of the first set of children you taught. That’s a super fun one. Wait until you have colleagues born the same year as your own children,” Selina retorted, when Gray ... more
            • Excellent. I’ll gather the cavalry. - Gray, Fri Feb 23 20:10
              It took Gray a moment to catch the implication in what Selina was saying, and then he looked surprised. Due to his glasses and none-too-distinguished chin, he knew this was an absurd look on him.... more
              • And wine. Wine would be good. - Selina, Fri Mar 2 20:25
                “Thank you,” Selina said, deciding to take what Grayson had said as a compliment. When that sort of remark came from children, it usually meant that they hadn’t considered their teachers might be... more
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