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Grayson Wright
Adding to the list.
Wed Mar 28, 2018 15:06

When Gray had woken up, it had taken him a few moments to realize that he felt worse than he usually did in the morning, not least because of how terrible he generally felt in the morning. He was not built for mornings - he thought it was a characteristic intrinsic to being a degenerate writer - and he could never remember which bit of the dresser he’d put his glasses on and looking for his glasses was complicated by the fact that he wasn’t wearing them while he looked for them and therefore couldn’t see much, much less a pair of thin, not-shiny wires surrounding some small panes of glass. More than once, he had contemplated getting huge, shiny-framed glasses just to make mornings easier, but he couldn’t quite bring himself to look that stupid in public on purpose.

Once he found his glasses, though, things usually improved. Not so today. Breakfast had failed to appeal, and all day, the only thought on his mind had been going to bed. This was why he was not best pleased to hear that they were having a surprise staff meeting, and at Daniel’s behest at that. Gray liked the other wizard, they had history and all, but he couldn’t think of a reason for Daniel to call a meeting except to announce that he’d found a permanent job and was leaving and did that really call for a last-minute staff meeting?

The actual cause, however, quickly revealed itself as more serious, and Gray struggled to concentrate while huddling inside a sweater thicker than what the room strictly called for. He suppressed a grin at the idea of Daniel turning his sister’s - some-device into a bookcase - once an Aladren, always an Aladren, he supposed - but didn’t find doing so difficult for long as more and more evidence was added to the chart - some of it without anyone picking up chalk or saying anything.

“Parker Fitzgerald,” chimed in Gray after staring at that phenomenon for a moment. “I told Selina about this - Nathaniel made a wooden cube start screaming, and then Parker turned the same one into a fish with wings. And Tatiana Vorontsova - I don’t know about this one, but she threw a fit insisting she didn’t spell everything right on her last test paper at all.” He realized this probably made no sense out of context, but everyone here knew Tatiana and her - difficulties. “I mean, some of what she was saying was in Russian, so it might have involved her opinion on where I could shove the dictionary for all I know, but she swore she didn’t use a self-correcting quill and I don’t think any of us thinks she could have spelled every word on any class paper right by herself.” This felt a bit harsher than how he’d usually put it, but he was too tired to try to be nicer. “And one morning the table - our table - was suddenly covered in straws - “ a thought occurred to him. “That one could have been me?”

  • Hoping not to pull a Georgia - Nathan Xavier, Wed Mar 28 12:27
    Nathan sighed as he got another owl about an emergency staff meeting. The last one went so well. At least this one wasn’t so urgent that he had to immediately leave the students he was currently in... more
    • Adding to the list. - Grayson Wright, Wed Mar 28 15:06
      • Joining some dots - Aisha Kapoor, Fri Mar 30 09:27
        Aisha made her way to the staff meeting, wondering what it was this time. She had been relatively isolated from the weirdness of the school year, both by the fact that she spent a lot of time in the... more
        • It's starting to look a bit like morse code. - Sophie O'Malley, Fri Mar 30 10:39
          There were certain annoying factors involved with being a teacher. One such annoyance was having to grade a slew of homework, but that could be what compensated for by assigning less than the average ... more
          • Please don't start tapping on pipes. - Gray Wright, Fri Mar 30 11:04
            Everything linked by a fever - the nasty fever which was going around the school. Fabulous. Gray had already been worried about catching such a fever from all the students, and today he happened to... more
            • I think I'm reading "S.O.S." - Isis Carter, Fri Mar 30 11:06
              Isis didn’t mind staff meetings in previous years. After the rather eventful start of term they’d had this year, however, there was a solid possibility of a radical change of opinion. Fairly... more
              • Another one bites the dust - Aisha Kapoor, Fri Mar 30 11:26
                Aisha got up from her seat, moving around the outside of the semi-circle, to where Grayson was seated, rubbing his eyes. “Hey, let’s have a look at you,” she said softly to get his attention, placing ... more
                • Had Gray been in slightly different circumstances, a woman checking his temperature by putting an unsolicited hand on his head and generally acting as though inclined to take charge of him would have ... more
                  • This is literally my job - Aisha Kapoor, Fri Apr 6 09:38
                    “I’m sure they’ll realise. I think they get the idea, anyway,” she assured him, when he started worrying about the board. She wasn’t going to stick her head back into the meeting to add that. “And if ... more
                    • Re: This is literally my job - Gray, Tue Apr 10 07:57
                      “I don’t think that was me,” said Gray when Aisha confirmed he had, in fact, seen what he’d thought he’d seen in there. He managed a half smile. “I guess you don’t have to worry about job security... more
                      • Sleep well - Aisha, Tue Apr 10 10:15
                        “Indeed. And here was me worrying I might be bored,” she agreed, when Grayson made a remark about job security. Ok, in truth she was getting slightly bored. It wasn’t like there was a huge variation... more
                • Adding further evidence - Tarquin Fox-Reynolds, Sat Mar 31 07:01
                  Tarquin wasn’t especially pleased by the idea of an after work staff meeting. Danny had looked mopey about it when he’d flood home to tell him he’d be late, which meant that they’d be at odds when... more
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