Rose Farnon [Aquila]
Or I could lose my marbles
Wed Feb 1, 2017 17:13

With a last glance in the mirror, Rose checked to make sure that her eyeliner was still neat, pulled her paisley owl bag over her shoulder, and left the room she and Marissa shared to go to Spellwork. Spellwork was hands down her favorite class and Professor McKindy was hands down her favorite professor. He was all about letting them test their boundaries and letting them be creative. Plus, he even taught extra one-on-one lessons to people studying to be Animagi. Rose had started her studies earlier that year, and was already excited. The first step was improving her control over her wandless and nonverbal magic, which was going pretty well. It probably had something to do with her practicing whenever she got the chance, but all in all Rose was happy with how she was progressing. She still couldn’t do hard spells without either an incantation or a wand, but up to second year spells could now be executed without either.

As Rose walked over to the practical lab, where Spellwork was typically held, she looked around her. It was so weird, but this year for the first time it seemed as though the first years were unusually tiny. Maybe it was because her youngest brother, Dade, was a first year this year but it was a little unnerving. She felt so much taller than she actually was.

Arriving at the practical lab, Rose slung her bag off her shoulder as she sat on a stool at one of the lab tables, leaning it against the table itself. Professor McKindy was already there, and although she would have usually talked to him before the lesson, they had their private lesson almost immediately after this, so the fifth year figured she could chat with him then. Rose didn’t have much to actually say, she just liked talking to Professor McKindy. He always seemed to offer good advice when she asked for it (usually about Quidditch, admittedly) and was always happy to help her with a new charm, even if it sounded like it might be for something a little questionable.

Class started, and Rose paid close attention. She wasn’t really a notes-taking kind of girl, so she didn’t take notes, but she watched the Spellwork professor closely. Once he was done demonstrating and had indicated that they should start working, Rose pulled the box of materials towards her and pulled everything out, including the marbles, which as it turned out was not a fantastic idea - as she was removing the eggs from the box, two of the marbles decided to make a break for it.

With a yelp, Rose dove to pick up the marbles and ended up banging heads with her partner, who had apparently had the same idea.

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    • Or I could lose my marbles - Rose Farnon [Aquila], Wed Feb 1 17:13
    • I'm not much of a rider - Russell Drew [4th year, Cetus], Sun Jan 29 20:55
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      • Is that relevant? - Dardanius Dubois [5th year Lyra], Wed Feb 1 09:53
        Danny was one of the last students to arrive in time for the spellwork class, as was the norm for him. Never late, but never early, Danny ended up sitting wherever a space remained. Today that was... more
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          • Okay. I don't sing. - Danny, Wed Feb 1 16:38
            Rusell’s reaction to Danny pointing at his pocket was both comical and alarming. The fifth year knew his eyebrows had approached his hairline of their own volition but he tried to hold back any... more
            • Oh hey, me neither! - Russell, Wed Feb 1 20:40
              With a skeptical humming noise, Russell shrugged. “I guess they might not.” He didn’t have as much faith as Danny about that, but it was kind of nice of the other boy to try reassuring him about it,... more
              • A common ground - Danny, Sat Feb 4 08:51
                “Oh yeah, I can levitate non-verbally, too,” Danny replied, pleased to have found some common ground and that the younger student wasn't going to instantly outshine him. The fifth year liked to be... more
    • How about a glass menagerie? - Holland Keene [Lyra], Sat Jan 28 14:38
      Professor McKindy was Holland’s favorite person in the entire school. He did experimental charms and was queer and got to work at the same place as his partner. He had a hat made of bubbles made of... more
      • Don't get me started on Tom - Marissa Kendrick (5th Year Aquila), Sat Jan 28 17:52
        Just because she was related-but-not-related-but-related to Professor Aaron McKindy did not mean that Marissa found Spellwork to be any easier than other classes. The red head didn’t actually know... more
        • Jim was okay - Holland, Thu Feb 2 14:26
          “Box sounds like a plan. Probably easier than the blocks.” The wooden blocks in the boxes seemed more solid than the thinner, more flexible walls of the box. To say nothing of material. Holland knew... more
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