Dardanius Dubois [5th year Lyra]
That's a sick joke
Fri Mar 3, 2017 16:22

Slinging his bookbag onto the floor, but placing down his potions kit with a degree of care, Dardanius clambered clumsily onto his seat and resumed his daily task of inking in the centre of all the ‘o’s in his textbook. The ingredients and directions already on the board indicated some sort of disease diagnosis, which made sense considering they’d started studying medical potions that week. He readied his quill and parchment, because if he at least caught the main focus - and experience had taught him that was revealed usually right at the start of the class - he could legitimately space out for the rest of the period. So when Rob started talking, Danny took notes on what he deemed relevant. The fifth year was sure there were some jokes to be made about contagious diseases and their potential to spread through the upper years, but jokes about illnesses were always risky, so he kept quiet.

After an acceptably short duration, Rob stopped talking and gave the signal for the class to begin. Dardanius turned to his partner and grinned. “Exciting news: you are working with me today,” he informed them. The Lyra student opened up the black leather potions kit with his name embossed near the clasp. “I’ll go get our patients before all the good ones are gone,” he suggested, dropping off the edge of his seat, landing heavily in the new dragonhide boots he was too fond of to admit. “Feel free to rummage,” Danny gestured at his potions kit before heading to the front of the room for two petri dishes. Greeted by a number of dishes containing a fairly convincing sample of skin, he grimaced. “Well I guess we know what happened to the third years in detention,” he said, before chuckling and taking two samples back to his workbench.

“You don’t think Rob would have actually infected these just to mess with us?” he asked his potions partner upon his return, putting the petri dishes carefully down on the bench. Actually, that suddenly sounded like something their potions professor would definitely do, claiming it would be necessary to test their finished concoctions. Danny took a half-step back. “I’m not touching those with my bare hands.”

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    • That's a sick joke - Dardanius Dubois [5th year Lyra], Fri Mar 3 16:22
      • Fortunately, I'm immune to jokes - Lucien Dubois [7th year, Draco], Sat Mar 4 01:16
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        • But laughter is contagious - Dardanius, Sat Mar 4 21:37
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          • Alas, intelligence isn't - Lucien, Mon Mar 6 03:16
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              • Fine by me. I'm not one for cards. - Lucien, Thu Mar 9 20:35
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                • You shock and astound me - Danny, Sat Mar 11 15:08
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                  • You I find less surprising - Lucien, Sun Mar 12 23:06
                    For the entire duration that they waited, Lucien moved only twice. The first was merely a startled reaction when Danny pulled out a thermometer too early. Having spent much of his free time during... more
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