Jesse Keller
You forgot something
Fri Jan 26, 2018 15:50

First class: spellwork. Jesse had absorbed and committed to memory this information with such fervor that he may never forget it. He had tried unpacking but hadn’t been sure where exactly to place all his belongings in the most efficient arrangement, so he had abandoned that task for the time being, intending to discover where he instinctively reached for an item, and placing it accordingly. That had made it more time consuming than usual for him to get dressed and pack his bags for the day, but it would save him trouble in the long run.

Jesse found the lecture hall more by luck than judgement, and was uncertain how directly he would find his way back again to Draco, but the number of other students who, by their height and occasional vague familiarity, he could identify as beginners, assured Jesse he was in the right place at the right time for his first class. It was a good starting point.

The round-faced first year also heard the name of the professor who introduced himself to the class, but soon afterwards his attention began to wander. Jesse watched the other students around him, taking in new features and faces. He pulled a few times at the sleeve of his uniform robe, where the fabric was worn more in once place than the rest, and he wondered what its previous owner had done to wear a small patch of sleeve in that way. Jesse looked at his wand, still new and pristine, and his shiny shoes. He looked at the lights in the room. They probably weren’t electric, because he understood that large amounts of magic - like the amounts that would be used in a school - messed with electric things. He wondered what spell might make light happen. Then the Professor said “Lumos”, jerking Jesse’s attention back to the lesson. Okay, he knew that was a spell that made lights happen, because his parents sometimes used it, but their home had mix of oil lamps and electricity and they didn’t need to use spells to light a hall like this. That was probably a different spell then just lighting a wand tip.

Jesse held his wand in his hand, and then the boy next to him was speaking. He had an accent that wasn’t foreign like a foreign language-speaking-person accent, but it wasn’t like Jesse’s voice. He wanted to work together, or he suggested that scenario anyway, so he presumably wasn’t opposed. “Yes, okay,” Jesse replied, his short dark hair not bouncing when he nodded as he was used to, because it was shorter than he was used to, because he’d had it cut short before term started.

The other boy chuckled, and Jessed chuckled too, because it felt like the right thing to so. Although maybe he was now laughing at the other boy’s limited attempts, and that didn’t seem like a good way to make a first impression. He stopped laughing. “I’m Jesse,” he said, because offering your name was one of the more traditional ways to make an introduction. It was tried and tested, and popular for many good reasons, he expected. “I haven’t done this spell before.” Then the lights went out. “I guess now might be a good time for me to try.”

  • Lumo.... - Satveer Mittal, Thu Jan 25 15:47
    It was only the first lesson of his second year, and already Satveer felt reacquainted with the school and its surroundings. RMI was a small school and with not many people yet strangely, Satveer... more
    • You forgot something - Jesse Keller, Fri Jan 26 15:50
      • The grey man - Satveer, Tue Feb 6 10:43
        Satveer hadn’t seen the new kid in the common room so he didn’t really have much to go on. A quick glance at Jesse revealed nothing. Well other than the stark contrast of his dark hair upon his pale... more
        • I was just thinking 'S' - Jesse, Fri Feb 9 05:48
          His partner was called Sam. Jesse assumed he was one of the older students because he offered to work with Jesse, who was a first year, and he thought may he had heard something about the older... more
          • As the tip of Jesse’s wand illuminated, Satveer couldn’t help but smile. Looking cool, calm and collected was one thing, but encouraging others success, was another. “Well done” Satveer said as he... more
            • You're not wrong - Jesse, Thu Feb 15 15:47
              Sam declared Jesse to be a natural, which seemed like a peculiar comment to make. As far as the first year was aware, there was no synthetic way to make a person magical, so of course he was a... more
              • Jesse was a quiet kid, but he seemed ok. His incantation was clear, and he was thorough in his approach. Jesse’s quip about his father’s viewpoint on life was certainly poignant and fair. Satveer... more
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