Remington Burnham
I actually kind of do though
Thu May 3, 2018 12:49

Remington Burnham never missed a class.

She could imagine very few situations where she would. One of those happened recently, when Dade disappeared during boggart day during Defense Against the Dark Arts. He hadn’t said anything to her, so she didn’t realize anything was wrong. If he had asked, though, and told her that he couldn’t be there, she would have gone with him to make sure he was okay. That probably would have made everything better. The thing with Claudia probably wouldn’t have happened, and Dade would be way less freaked out by everything right now. There were very people she’d skip class for, but Dade was at the top of her list.

If she was hospitalized or something, then she’d have to skip class. Or if there were a death in the family. Since both of those things were extremely unlikely, she hadn’t missed class before. Even when she had a cold or something, she just took the appropriate potion and medication so she could attend. If there was a time she missed, she certainly didn’t remember.

And that’s why today’s History of Magic was so confusing. She kept meticulous notes on everything with her color coded by class notebooks, their matching felt pens, and their color coded assignments written neatly in her planner. She would’ve known if there was a group project. If there had been, she’d have assigned tasks to her partners and created a workable schedule. Tasks would be divided equitably (not equally – no one could expect Kit to complete the same amount of group work as Dade), and they would have a nice time table with due dates and meetings for editing. Remington was very good at all the logistical organizational stuff. It’s where she truly felt like she could shine. This made her enjoy group projects slightly more than most.

A frown graced her dark complexion as she looked around the classroom. Everyone else either seemed equally confused or indifferent, which helped. The cat on the bow that was keeping her dark and curly hair out of her face twitched its tail, possibly sensing her irritation. Or maybe it was just twitching her tail, and she just wanted to imagine it was because she was irritated and a little stressed. She should have expected something like this from Boot, but that didn’t make it any easier. When it came to classes, she liked having order that she could control. This could too easily turn into chaos.

She made note that Boot had specifically odd requirements for this: big, informative, creative, two diagrams, props, and no soap. Wow, so helpful. She was fidgeting with the end of her navy blue sweater’s oversized sleeve when someone moved to sit by her. Remington tended to sit in the very, very front of class, so sometimes she found herself without a partner and would’ve had to move to find one. It was nice when people sat next to her or when someone came to her instead. She knew, academically, she could be a bit overwhelming, so it always made her feel good when she was somebody’s choice.

“So…” Remington blinked at her notebook, which had the requirements listed on the page, and sighed. “What the hell are we supposed to do with this?”

  • Everyone loves a group project (HoM 1-5) - Professor Samuel Boot, Sun Apr 22 18:52
    The Headmaster (he was even cheerier this year, and he was also Welsh this year, which Samuel would have found more interesting if not for the off-putting cheeriness) had not been especially... more
    • Nothing out of the ordinary - Jesse Keller, Fri May 11 10:06
      The patch of worn fabric on the sleeve of Jesse’s uniform robes had long since become a hole. He had attempted to mend it on a couple of occasions with a spell he had found in his textbook, Reparo ,... more
      • Same stuff, different day? - Petra Stiglitz, Tue May 15 13:48
        If there was a class that Petra was willing to skip altogether, it was one-hundred-percent History of Magic. It was one of those classes that the Aquila couldn’t wait to stop going to altogether. She ... more
        • No two days are the same - Jesse, Tue May 15 14:50
          The girl Jesse had spoken to was not a first year. He didn’t know her name, or anything much about her, except that she was in one of the yeargroups currently taking this class, and probably he could ... more
    • Doing less of the work is always good - Andrew Tennant, Wed May 9 09:12
      History of Magic was an interesting balance of being bored by Professor Boot and actually caring about the subject. Drew was a couple of years off from having to choose which subjects he would... more
    • Dazed and confused - Satveer Mittal, Fri May 4 11:57
      Satveer sat semi-slumped at his desk. His elbow perched atop the wood and his hand cupping the side of his chin, supporting his thumping head, as he listened to Professor Boot. Having gone to bed... more
      • Perplexed and concerned - Marley Chapman, Wed May 9 19:29
        It didn’t take long into Professor Boot’s announcement for Marley to conclude that she really must’ve zoned out last class. What had they even been talking about then? She very clearly remembered the ... more
        • erm. yes! - Satveer, Thu May 10 11:45
          Satveer’s was happy with how his appearance had changed since he had started RMI. After the embarrassment of his first few weeks (where apparently he was the only one who wore shirts and trousers to... more
          • Also a tad worried about you - Marley, Tue May 15 18:25
            Satveer’s reassurance that his, well, whatever was going on with him, had nothing to do with their mysterious History of Magic project was not exactly the most reassuring reassurance Marley had... more
            • Which one of us are you worried about? - Satveer, Wed May 16 11:10
              Satveer couldn’t help but feel somewhat sorry for himself. His rough night and inability to eat topped off with his feeling conscious about his flaky appearance really had really hindered his ability ... more
    • I actually kind of do though - Remington Burnham, Thu May 3 12:49
      • I used to. - Magdalena Adler, Mon May 7 13:33
        History of magic was not the showiest class. It involved less wandwork and gave Alena ample opportunities to use all fifteen of her coloured quills for her revisions notes. In theory it should have... more
        • I bet we can figure it out again - Remington, Wed May 16 10:34
          Remington gave Alena an apologetic smile. “I’m pretty sure asking Boot would be the worst idea. Well, it’s the worst idea if we don’t have something to offer him, like a pastry or a baked good.” When ... more
          • I'm a little doubtful - Alena, Thu May 17 19:08
            “I don’t suppose a Fizzing whizbee would sweeten him up?” Alena joked tensely, seeing as that was about all she had to offer. She chewed her lip worried about what the sporadic lesson plans of the... more
            • That's okay, I'll help you be sure - Remington, Sat May 19 22:01
              “If only,” Remington sighed, “But I get the feeling that Boot is more into pastries than candy. We’ll have to bring him fancy donuts or something next class. I bet he’d lose his mind.” While the... more
              • Phew. Thanks. - Alena, Mon May 21 12:47
                “I don’t know a lot about the feminist movement,” Alena admitted. Alena wasn’t well versed on feminism. It had come up in class a little but Alena’s mind often drifted as new worries popped into her... more
                • You're welcome! - Remington, Tue May 22 07:59
                  Despite Alena not offering much help, Remington still managed a smile and a shrug. So she didn’t know much about the feminist movement or about Muggles. Well, good, they were here to learn. It would... more
                  • Alena let out a little sigh of relief when Remington confirmed that this would be the topic of their project and then began to rattle off a list of things to start things in ernest. Alena sat by her... more
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