Tabitha Hawthorne
I completely agree.
Fri Jul 27, 2018 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 sweet-natured and lovely for that sort of nonsense.

It was an interest to Tabitha that Mary had travelled, just as she had and the Defence teacher felt that perhaps she'd found somewhat of a kindred spirit in the witch. She had many stories of her own and was happy to share with anyone who asked, as they often did, but there was something different about sharing experiences with someone who had been to the same countries and places that she had. Though, granted, Tabitha had been less interested in the unique potion ingredients and more inclined to find the nasty, bitey creatures that lurked around.

However, when Mary told the Defence teacher that she had lovely eyes, Tabitha ended up swallowing some tea down the wrong way and spluttered, coughing. That she had not been expecting. It wasn't that there was anything wrong with the compliment, exactly. Tabitha just hadn't anticipated it.

"Thank you," she finally managed to say, before letting out one more final cough. She was still a bit flustered and decided to move the conversation on before she managed to embarrass herself further. "Me? I've travelled, like yourself. I decided, after school, that there was very little point in knowing defensive spells without some practical experience. Me and a..." she swallowed, remembering that, at the beginning, she'd travelled with a boyfriend. Not anymore, though. "... friend decided to go on a ludicrous and life-threatening adventure. Quite insane of us, really."

She paused, reflecting quietly on her experiences and for a moment, she thought that she might lose her composure... Again. However, refusing to embarass herself twice in ten minutes, she sniffed and put a smile on. "I came here because I figured I should stop being so reckless and settle. So, now I'm here."

She let out a laugh, trying to lighten the mood and turned her 'lovely eyes', if Mary was to be believed, back to the witch. "So, what are you looking forward to most about teaching?"

  • 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
      • 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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