Tarquin Fox-Reynolds
Adding further evidence
Sat Mar 31, 2018 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 Tarquin got home… They would probably both be grumpy, but unfortunately though united by that mood, they wanted opposite things when in it. The phrase ‘misery loves company’ definitely only applied to Danny. Tarquin would be tired and cranky (he suspected) and when he was in that kind of mood he preferred to be left alone.

As he listened to the meeting, he became increasingly glad of his limited contact with the students. He knew of some of the goings on, but he had personally been fairly far removed from it all. Nathaniel Mordue, in particular, sounded like an absolute charmer… Accident or not, he felt there weren’t many excuses for punching another student - other people had just made sparks, or heat, or remodelled the staff room (perhaps that last one was more extreme, but it wasn’t violent).

He didn’t have anything to add on the student front, but some of this was sounding rather familiar. Especially as the medic talked about the accidental magic going hand in hand with the fever.

“I’m inclined to agree with Ms. Kapoor,” he volunteered, as the medic hustled Grayson Wright out of the staffroom. “Uh, our crockery started singing for no known reason, and the next day my other half had a raging temperature.” He was fairly open with most of the staff, but there was a difference between a friendly conversation with one person, and announcing his sexuality to the room at large, especially when the room included the strict and old-fashioned Pureblood headmaster. He tried to catch both Daniel and Sophie’s eyes and glanced towards Brockert in a pointed fashion, in case either of them felt the need to follow up on that comment, and as one of them was wielding the terrifying weapon of a piece of chalk, with which careless words could be written.

“So, it might be a more than just Sonora thing. I’m not sick, so I didn’t take it home. And this came after half of that,” he gestured to the board, before anyone blamed him for tracking it in. “Plus Professor Nash’s incident happened outside of Sonora. If it was the school magic going haywire, that wouldn’t make sense.

“Strange though… That it affects everyone so… predictably. I mean, I have heard of people - even adults - losing control when they get sick. But… surely that’s just a way it would manifest in a few people. The same way some teenagers lose control, but not all of them...” he frowned.

  • 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
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