Remington Burnham
Don't want to repeat the past though
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:30

Remington had spent a good chunk of her summer trying to decide what classes to take. Her schedule ended up being incredibly full, and she wasn’t sure if it was going to stay that way. Spellwork was a no brainer. It might as well be a required course. She wasn’t sure if she was going to keep Cultural Studies. She loved the class so much, and she adored the professor. It was just a lot of material she already knew. Defense Against the Dark Arts was important, and Remington could tell that Professor Embers was trying really hard to do better. If she wanted to go into some kind of anthropology work, she thought History of Magic could be useful, as well as Arithmancy and Runes. She probably only needed one of those, but she wasn’t sure which. She could probably choose between the two after a couple weeks of class. Garen said she’d be able to do that, and she thought it would be a great idea to follow through. Finally, she had Magical Sciences, and she wasn’t ready to drop that just yet.

On top of the seven classes, she had self-defense club. She couldn’t really put a secret, not school backed club on a future resume, but she was really passionate about it. Ruben believed in her ability to lead the club so much that he sent her a binder over the summer. A binder! With organization and everything! Receiving that surprise gift had been one of the highlights of her summer, up there with visiting Drew. Then, she had a small interest in AgriClub and still wrote for Voices. She didn’t plan on doing things with the Drama Club, but if Drew or anyone asked, she’d absolutely help out.

Plus, she’d like the future opportunity to participate in the Healing Internship.

With all of that in mind, she’d still dressed with excitement for the day. She had lots of potentially stressful choices ahead of her, but they were choices now. They hadn’t been before. Under her robes was an oversized robin’s egg blue sweater and dark blue jeans. She liked her sweaters and even had them charmed to keep cool if it might be just slightly too warm to wear robes and sweaters. Her dark curls were pulled back by one of her famous bows, and she even had a nice natural makeup look going on. Confidence in class made it a little easier to have confidence in appearance. She wasn’t sure how long that would last.

What she did notice once she made it to the classroom was Dade’s absence. She’d looked forward to saying hi and maybe getting to talk after. Either he was still skipping classes (what a ridiculous way to start a new year) or he’d dropped one of the most useful classes offered at Rocky Mountain International. She tried not to let that worry her.

She took notes on Professor McKindy’s lecture in her color coded notebook. It was pink, of course, as an homage for the pink hat he sometimes wore.

Before she’d gotten to do anything besides write down the date, however, Professor McKindy instructed them to find partners, and to the Draco’s surprise, Claudia approached her. She smiled a little. “Oh. Yeah, of course.”

Remington had somehow ended up being part of a breakdown Claudia had at the end of the last term, and she was at least thankful for that. The older student needed help, and she liked being able to provide that, even if it was a little surprising. Minus whatever oddness went on with her and Dade, Remington didn’t dislike Claudia. She didn’t know her well outside of rumors. That wasn’t fair. Yes, Claudia had potentially concerning world views, but she couldn’t just ignore someone who was learning about things they’d not been previously exposed to. Sometimes it was her job to educate, and she wasn’t just going to abandon someone who was going through a bunch of hard times when Remington didn’t have all of the information.

It seemed like she might get to know Claudia a little better today since the class involved a penseive. “You can also use a pensieve to alter memories,” Claudia pointed out. Remington nodded in agreement. She’d read that somewhere. “Memories in general don’t seem to be the most reliable source of information when it comes to facts,” she whispered, “But I do think they could be a good source for point of view.”

  • A lifetime to forget - Claudia Dubois, Mon Jul 16 11:14
    She had not gotten along very well with Professor McKindy last term. In fact, Claudia disliked him more than any of her other professors, and more than most other people she knew. However she had... more
    • Don't want to repeat the past though - Remington Burnham, Mon Jul 16 11:30
      • That's the point of this class - Claudia, Mon Jul 16 13:51
        “Memories in general don’t seem to be the most reliable source of information when it comes to facts,” Remington whispered back. Claudia sucked on her upper lip while she considered that. It was... more
        • I'm sure this was exactly the point - Remington, Mon Jul 16 14:54
          Remington managed to keep her desire to immediately delve into a conversation about the trustworthiness of memories to herself, minus the one whispered response to Claudia. See, this is what she was... more
          • Let's get to it, then - Claudia, Mon Jul 16 15:42
            Remington gave Claudia her express permission to show whatever she wanted. Even if she had not correctly guessed at the event Claudia had in mind (and she probably had, because Remy was smart, and... more
            • No turning back now - Remington, Mon Jul 16 16:44
              The more she thought about it and took in Claudia’s body language, the more certain Remington was about what was going to happen. If it was something that someone needed to see, that Claudia needed... more
              • Any regrets? - Claudia, Tue Jul 17 16:04
                Claudia tried not to flinch when Remington touched her. Her tentatively developing acquaintanceship with the fourth year was based almost solely on the genuinely selfless way Remy had come to... more
                • Forget regret - Remington, Sat Jul 21 17:13
                  Admittedly, Remington knew very little about the incident between Dade and Claudia. Dade made it seem like he’d been in danger of being attacked and was reacting. If there were more, she hadn’t been... more
                  • Forget forgiveness - Claudia, Sun Jul 22 11:39
                    The fifth year had genuinely not expected Remington to be so affected by her memory, and she might be close to regretting her decision, except for the relief flooding through her that she had not... more
                    • Can you imagine? - Remington, Sun Jul 22 18:24
                      Remington hoped that this would have made things more clear, but instead things were more confused. Why hadn’t Dade told her about this? Like, why hadn’t he told her anything? He was her first friend ... more
                      • I have an exceptional imagination - Claudia, Mon Jul 23 14:28
                        When Remington confessed that she didn’t know whether she was still friends with Dade, Claudia found herself feeling something akin to sympathy for the other girl. She knew what it was like to have a ... more
                        • Remington didn’t realize just how hurt she’d been at Dade’s lack of responses over the summer until Claudia provided her with new information. Apparently, Dade hadn’t even been home to receive her... more
                          • There are so many problems right now - Claudia, Wed Jul 25 15:03
                            Remy didn’t comment on the information about Dade living away from home for the duration of the summer, so Claudia elected to let the matter slide; it was of no further consequence to her, and she... more
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