Mary Brooding
No time to settle
Thu Jul 26, 2018 22:29

Mary had gotten lost. Again. After spending some time in what she had thought was the staff lounge and shortly discovered was not, she had wandered around for a while longer, only coming upon this room by accident and with the helpful pointing of others in the halls.

She was grateful, not for the first time, that she had packed all of her belongings into a magically expanded bag. If she had to carry suitcases around for each of these missteps, literal and figurative, she would've been exhausted. As it was, she was merely flabbergasted.

What a funny word to describe a less funny feeling.

When she finally shoved open the door to what she could only pray was the correct room, she found that another witch was already inside. At least she wouldn't be alone this time. The woman looked pleasant enough and turned to greet her as she walked in, a gesture Mary appreciated.

She smiled and ran a hand across her forehead to brush strands of black hair out of her face. Her hair was still braided, tumbling around by her feet in the back, but the running and getting lost and panicking had pulled some of it loose. Regardless, she managed to look almost put together in her matching brown robes and hat. It was a favorite look of hers because she felt it complimented her brown eyes and she fancied it helped her blend into the environment when she went out hunting for potions ingredients.

"Hi," she responded. "Thank you so much! I'd love to."

She took a seat nearby the woman, grateful that there was more than one armchair, as the witch occupying the one in front of her looked terribly comfortable. The seat did not disappoint and she sank into it, relaxing.

"This is wonderful," she said. "Everything is so wonderful here. It's wonderful to meet you!"

She'd been told that her close-lipped, innocent smile was comforting and she hoped to come across as a comfortable person to this new colleague. "I'm Mary, I'll be teaching Potions this year. What's your name?"

  • Settling In - Tabitha Hawthorne, Wed Jul 25 18:56
    Tabitha stepped into the staff lounge, for the first time of the new school year. It was truly a new experience for the Defence teacher, being in the teacher's lounge. Well, if Tabitha was honest,... more
    • No time to settle - Mary Brooding, Thu Jul 26 22:29
      • Would you like some tea? - Tabitha Hawthorne, Fri Jul 27 09:28
        Tabitha returned Mary's smile with one of her own and held in a laugh at the witch's exuberance and excitement. She quite agreed with Mary. Everything was indeed wonderful here at Sonora, though... more
        • How wonderful! - Mary Brooding, Fri Jul 27 16:22
          "Tabitha Hawthorne," Mary said, trying out the name. "I like that! My last name is Brooding and I think it's a rather ill fit. That's very kind of you, Tabitha, if love some tea. I was just thinking... more
          • I completely agree. - Tabitha Hawthorne, Fri Jul 27 16:46
            She thought that Mary was quite right. The last name 'Brooding' didn't seem to suit her, given what Tabitha had seen of the woman's personality. Mary didn't seem the type to brood. She seemed far to... more
            • Kindred indeed. - Mary Brooding, Fri Jul 27 17:50
              Mary stifled a giggle, afraid it would make Tabitha feel bad. Few people took compliments well, in Mary's experience, and innocent nervousness was better than some things. Besides, it meant that... more
              • A teacher in more ways than one... - Tabitha Hawthorne, Fri Jul 27 18:43
                Tabitha blinked, suddenly caught rather off-guard from the sudden turn to the ethics of harvesting potion ingredients and how humane one should be. It was a hard question, to be sure, as it was... more
                • or two or three or four! - Mary Brooding, Fri Jul 27 19:10
                  Mary was not one to test new people. She didn't like when couples set challenges for each other to see if they were the people they thought they were, or when teachers asked impossible questions to... more
                  • I think we're going to be very good friends... - Tabitha Hawthorne, Fri Jul 27 20:02
                    If Tabitha was honest with herself and she often was as she didn't believe in lying to herself to make herself feel better, she'd admit that the last few months of her life had been very lonely. She... more
                    • That would be good for my heart. - Anonymous, Fri Jul 27 22:12
                      She replied! She had an answer! Here was a witch who had seen the world, and not just lived in it. She was a participant in life, and Mary could settle for nothing less in her friends. The subject of ... more
                      • Time for a feast! - Tabitha Hawthorne, Sat Jul 28 06:53
                        "Of course I'll help," Tabitha nodded, offering her services as a classroom cleaner. Her Defence classroom and office hadn't exactly needed a cleaning, just a bit of a dusting so it hadn't taken long ... more
                        • And a friend to eat with - Mary Brooding, Sat Jul 28 11:50
                          Mary was delighted that Tabitha was kind and funny both, as well as smart. There was much more to look forward to with this school year than Mary had anticipated, not least of all the impending... more
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