Leaves no room for improvement
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:42

Drew was still talking to a spot that contained nothing but thin air as far as Danny was concerned, so he had to assume that the faerie was still there and that his spell had simply missed. That didn’t score him any marks for competency, he was certain, but then maybe Cindra Embers’ class assignments weren’t the best indicators of aptitude. His younger counterpart, however, managed to cast immobulus effectively. It was fairly impressive for a first year to have sufficient control of their magic to be able to cast any spell correctly on the first attempt (although Danny couldn’t be completely certain this was Drew’s first attempt, he was still, as he’d said himself, only twelve, and hardly an expert with a wand), especially as a surprise move on a small target in mid-air. “Nice work,” Danny commented.

“Try to miss less this time”, Drew said. Not many beginner students were so forthright. Danny offered an appraising raised eyebrow and a one-sided smirk of amusement.

“Since you asked so nicely,” he quipped back, and luckily his second try at casting the spell was successful (technically he thought he’d cast the spell properly the first time, but his aim had obviously been lacking. This time both skills seemed adequate), revealing the fairy Drew had been flattering. “He’s right, your wings are really pretty,” Danny told the faerie as he summoned her gently, without using words or his wand to cast the spell this time - there was, counter-intuitively, less chance of the spell missing its target if he didn’t need to aim with his wand. The creature was very delicate, so he took great care in holding her. “Want a closer look?” He offered Drew.

“You see any more around here?” Danny asked. They could carry a couple of faeries between them without damaging them, or perhaps he could conjure or transfigure something to carry them in, rather than having to keep trekking back to the cages in the classroom clearing every time.

It was then that Danny remembered he’d been part-way through asking Drew something when he’d been interrupted by the Lurlina’s presence (and Drew’s subsequent shushing). He couldn’t recall the exact words he’d had in mind at the time, so he tried a different approach, hoping not to get cut off on this second attempt. “You okay with your cousin dating me?” he asked, as casually as a person could ask that question. “Because when you asked me just now, it seemed a bit… random. I don’t know you well enough to know if you’re just making conversation or if it’s actually something you wanted to talk about.” Either way it wasn’t a problem; Danny had no desire whatsoever to know anything at all about his cousins’ dating habits, but then he wasn’t really close with any of them (yet - there was still a distinct possibility he would end up marrying his second cousin Emma). He might make small talk about them, he supposed, if the occasion ever called for it. Either way, he didn’t want Drew to feel like Danny had been brushing off his question with his vague, non-committal answer.

  • What about omnipotence? - Drew, Wed Nov 22 14:25
    Man of few words, Danny Dubois. Or he just didn’t want to talk about his girlfriend with her cousin, which, like, fair, dude. Drew had been hoping for more details. Just, like, how Danny thought it... more
    • Leaves no room for improvement - Danny, Mon Nov 27 11:42
      • Being omnivorous, then? - Drew, Wed Nov 29 10:17
        Danny was sarcastic right back at Drew, which was a good sign. He’d meant it as a joke, so good, Danny didn’t take things too seriously. Not that Drew was testing him, because that was stupid.... more
        • I'm down for that - Danny, Wed Nov 29 14:08
          Drew said that he couldn’t see any more faeries around them, and Danny had no choice but to take his word for it. He supposed it made sense that if any other faeries had seen what the students were... more
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