Hey I have layers!
Tue Nov 6, 2018 16:42

Joey agreed to get the slugs. Georgina grinned at him from between her elbows. She didn’t know her yearmate very well yet - and she’d dropped judging people on their prevalence of hugs from relatives on staff after her interactions with Sadie reminded her that wasn’t any real indication of character - but he seemed amenable, and approachable, and maybe she’d get to suss him out a little better in this class. The most observable things about Joey were his hair - super shiny, could definitely look nice, but actually was cut in the worst style in the whole history of forever, and how did he stand to look like that? - and his … words. It wasn’t even his accent, but the things he said in it that were so far removed from the English Gigi knew it was sometimes hard to understand him.

Waiting for Joey to come back, the Aquila set up everything she would need ready for the lesson out on the bench in front of her. There was an interesting moment when the corner of her textbook snagged on the mesh of her sleeve, spinning on its cover several degrees and colliding with her cutting knife, which in turn skid along the bench and stopped right before falling off right where Gigi’s feet where planted below, so she tucked the book safely back into her bag and considered that maybe fishnet wasn’t great as potions attire after all. It was still great for annoying Fell.

Hopefully oblivious to her narrowly avoided potioneering mishap (or clothing mishap, more accurately, as she hadn’t gotten to brewing anything yet), Joey brought back a load of ingredients, including the requested Vanishing Slug slime. “Legend,” Gigi declared her gratitude.

“So who you gonna stiff?” Joey asked, followed by a stream of sounds that suggested he wasn’t as comfortable using these potions for a prank as Gigi felt.

She shrugged. “I guess none of the suits” - she meant Fell - “will believe even the entire class of beginner students that their professor actively encouraged them to turn on their peers,” she assumed with a mischievous smirk. “So I guess it doesn’t matter to Rob whether we blame him or not. He’s Head of Aquila, it’s probably part of his job to cause mayhem.”

Gigi began to divvy up the rest of the ingredients, checking against the board to guess what effects Joey was planning. She could see the appeal of a multiple-symptom attack, but there was sometimes beauty in simplicity. Plus nothing would be better than Fell belching slugs, even Joey’s little sister sprouting excessive nose hair and nasal mucus. “Yeah, I don’t know what ‘a full dec’ means,” she grinned (with the exception of a game of cards, or the equivalent of ‘all their marbles’, but neither of those interpretations seemed to fit where Joey used the phrase), “but maybe leave your sister out of it. I wouldn’t know, but I’ve heard younger siblings grow up vindictive.” Her roommate Vi was definitely that sort, and Gigi’d often heard about evil things Luke and Liam did to each other back home.

“If I had a particular target in mind,” Gigi said, trailing her words out like she was still thinking about it, whereas in reality she was weighing up whether she could say anything aloud to Joey in case she actually did go ahead with this darling daydream of a plan. Deciding she could play it off as a joke if he looked too scandalised, she continued, “it would be our pompous, petulant, pain in the arse of a Deputy Head: the bulbous and moustache-io’d Mr Bellamy Fell.” She added air quotation marks around his name, because she could, and because it amused her greatly to do so. “I think he’d benefit from regurgitating slugs, don’t you?”

  • No one's questioning that - Joseph Blair, Mon Nov 5 22:19
    From the first he’d learned he needed a cauldron for school, Joey had decided that Potions was gonna be ripe. Chemistry had already been his second-favourite of the sciences (his first-favourite was... more
    • Hey I have layers! - Gigi, Tue Nov 6 16:42
      • Joey was a little thrown off by her mention of ‘suits’, cos it wasn’t as if many people here even wore suits. Most of them went for robes instead which he assumed was equal hands because Wizard... more
        • You saying I'm not great at his? - Gigi, Thu Nov 22 08:41
          Okay then, Joey had a point about the staff realising that Rob was entirely capable of convincing - even encouraging his whole beginner class to brew potions for the sole purpose of pranking older... more
          • Gigi's laughter didn't pass on any real sign of her opinion. Whether she agreed or not with his assessment of how foolishly rebellious it'd be to make the Deputy Headmaster puke slugs, she clearly... more
            • Apparently the language barrier worked both ways, although Joey was quicker to figure out Gigi’s British-isms than she was to translate his Down Under slang. It wasn’t surprising, considering how... more
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