Kaye Packman
Is perfect even a thing?
Tue Jan 30, 2018 18:46

Kaye Packman and Professor Lorainne Taylor had an interesting relationship.

Most of the professors at Rocky Mountain International had gotten used to the Aquila by this point. They knew that she had her way of doing things, and they were great at staying out of her way. She wasn’t violent, and she didn’t do anything harmful to other students, so there wasn’t a reason to stop her. Professor Taylor, on the other hand, was stubborn. And rule-abiding. And had no sense of humor. And, most importantly, she cared about the stupidest rules.

There was research out there about school uniforms being good for a student body, sure, but it was also complete nonsense. There were just as many studies that found school uniforms to be inefficient and even harmful to kids as the ones that said uniforms benefit a student population. Of all the rules Professor Taylor enforced, wearing robes to class was the most pointless one. And yet, that was the one she really, really pushed Kaye’s buttons about.

The first time the sixth year came to class without her robes, she’d been sent out and told not to return without her uniform. Ever since then, Kaye found ways to screw with Taylor. This usually had to do with her robes. One of Kaye’s favorite things she’d done was bedazzle the hell out of her robes. It didn’t go well, and the fake rhinestones had been vanished off her clothes in the blink of an eye, but the look on Taylor’s face had been great.

Kaye walked into the practical lab that day with her robes tastefully ripped and frayed. She thought it gave them some character, like a really cool fashion choice, and had even stuck a few safety pins in various spots. She could have sworn that Taylor rolled her eyes before casting an annoyed reparo on Kaye’s robes. It was satisfying.

The ombre purple haired girl sat down and sighed loudly at some of the question and answers during the sort of lecture. She knew most of the answers, probably all of them, but she only liked to volunteer to answer questions in class if it meant stealing the glory from someone else. It wasn’t a coincidence that Kaye was most talkative in classes she shared with Heather. Buckley was getting on her nerves, though, so she might start talking more in MagiSci, too. She picked at a loose thread on her black spaghetti strapped crop top and wrinkled her nose. Nah, today was not that day.

Solving pretend murders sounded like lots of fun, though. Well, as fun as a class could possibly be. It wasn’t long before people started pairing up. Kaye shrugged and turned to the first warm body that passed her way, throwing her arm out in front of them to stop them from walking. Once they’d stopped, she grinned and raised her matching purple eyebrows before yanking the binder of the crime scene out of the student’s hands.

“Seriously?” Kaye made a face. “That’s the room you picked?”

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    • Is perfect even a thing? - Kaye Packman, Tue Jan 30 18:46
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