Sophie O'Malley
It's starting to look a bit like morse code.
Fri Mar 30, 2018 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 teacher, or making certain to give different classes different nights off to avoid a mountain turned in together. But Sophie found no way to avoid staff meetings. Especially surprise staff meetings, which seemed to be popular this year. And evening ones were the worst; at least if they feel during lunch, she wasn’t spending extra time dealing with something inevitably being wrong. This time of evening, she would otherwise have been home. Instead, she had to send home an owl saying to not wait on her for dinner because she didn’t know how long she’d be. And thanks to a schedule of teaching all three levels in one day, on evenings like this, she was particularly tired.

Arms folded across her chest, she listened to the argument the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor had to present. Daniel was smart - he was enough older than her that, while they had shared the school as students, they had never been in a class together, but his intelligence had been obvious nonetheless even then - which lended credibility to his theories, at least in her mind. Sophie did feel a little bad when he sorta called out Nathan Xavier, though. It seemed like he was really having a Year.

“Lily did have some vials explode seemingly randomly in my class earlier in the year,” the small blonde contributed when the medic requested reports on either her or Joe Umland. “Hard to tell if that was something like this, though. I didn’t quite see it happen, kids break things, you know how it goes.” Sophie thought a moment before adding an approximate date for the event.

“Do you really think there’s something happening to people?” she questioned the general group, her surprise and curiosity foregoing her manners and causing her to jump over the question Aisha had directly posed to Grey. “I mean, maybe it’s the school magic going haywire.” That seemed to be something that happened every so often, which she personally accounted to the facts that 1) it took a lot of magic to do everything a giant school like this required, and 2) magic was hard. Sometimes, things happened, and maybe the rest was a coincidence.

  • 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
      • 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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