Marissa Kendrick (5th Year Aquila)
Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle
Fri Jan 20, 2017 21:43

It was late October, and Marissa Kendrick still wasn’t sure about whether or not she’d throw a big Halloween party.

She wanted to, of course, but time had slipped away from the fifth year. Her party at the beginning of the school year had gone remarkably well, and she’d had a couple of successful mini-events, too. Some of those were just her and Rose being ridiculous in the Aquila dorms, but she’d hosted at least one Aquila Quidditch team hang out in the Rec Center, too. She wanted to throw a Halloween party, but the holiday was fast approaching. She wasn’t ready to do something fun if it was also going to be stressful. What would be the point?

Sighing the sigh of the indecisive, the red head made her way to the Potions classroom. When choosing her classes for the next few years, Potions hadn’t been at the top of her list, but she decided to stick with it. The Aquila wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her future, so she figured she should try to be well rounded. Some of her classmates already had it all figured out. Marissa felt old enough to start drinking and party the night away, but she didn’t feel old enough to settle firmly on what she’d do for the rest of her life.

It helped that Rob was the professor for Potions. She hadn’t known much about him, since he was new, but since her entire family was basically made of RMI alumni, she’d learned a little more about him. She knew that he was an Aquila when he went to Rocky Mountain International. She also knew that he was Aunt Cosette’s assistant captain of the Quidditch team, which meant once her aunt graduated, he was also the Aquila Quidditch captain.

She’d asked Aunt Cosette, Aaron, and Rob for Quidditch captain advice when she found out she’d be the new captain. Aunt Cosette gave her some Beater drills to practice, and she gave Marissa some unique ideas to use for incentivizing her team. Marissa wasn’t sure she’d use them. Aaron had been a little confused about why she’d asked, which didn’t surprise Marissa. She was pretty sure that Aaron spent most of his time either in a state of flustered confusion or Charms geekery. He seemed maybe a little more confused when she explained that Mom had sent her to ask, but he also gave her a bit of useful advice. Rob reminded her to not work the team too hard, because otherwise she’d scare them away.

Marissa plopped down in the classroom about a minute before Rob got there. She had her wild red hair gathered into a very messy bun. She’d learned quickly as a first year that, if left down, the heat from the cauldrons would make her hair frizz out even more. Once, her hair got so big, it was hard for people to sit by her without getting poked.

Maybe she was exaggerating. Only maybe, though.

She picked lint off of her black v-neck shirt and ripped skinny jeans while Rob greeted them. Her robes were abandoned somewhere, probably in her room. The older she got, the less she cared about meeting expectations when it came to school uniforms. She was wearing combat boots with a slight heel, noticeable because she’d propped up her feet on the chair next to her.

Rob introduced the lesson, and the idea of getting to keep a completed potion made her grin. She couldn’t think of any reason to have the potion with her, but she couldn’t think of a reason not to have it with her. Perhaps that’d make up for the ridiculously long time the potion would take to brew.

While she was re-reading the list of steps on the board, someone tapped her shoulder. Marissa turned her head to look at whoever it was getting her attention.

  • Wiggling in Anticipation [Potions, Yrs 4 - 7] - Professor Rob Hier, Wed Jan 18 06:30
    Given that it was now late October, Rob Jacobs had decided to have a little bit of fun with his older students. He didn’t believe in fun for his younger students, so they were pretty much SOL for the ... more
    • Spoil sport - Dardanius Dubois [5th year Lyra], Sat Jan 21 07:05
      Perched on a stool, his elbow on the workbench and chin in his palm, Dardanius was idly taking half-hearted notes on the class introduction. He did not volunteer to answer any of the questions, even... more
    • Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle - Marissa Kendrick (5th Year Aquila), Fri Jan 20 21:43
      • I hope this isn't a dance class - Russell Drew [4th year, Cetus], Mon Jan 23 14:37
        In all honesty, Russell probably shouldn’t be taking Potions. He was confident in his ability to make the most of his limited vision, but confidence didn't always guarantee accuracy. Just yesterday... more
        • Marissa blinked her green eyes at the student, trying to place him. As one of the most social people at Rocky Mountain International, she tried her best to at least know everyone by name. Maybe a... more
          • Not for those of us less dance-y! - Russell , Tue Jan 24 00:37
            At the girl's reassurance that she didn’t have a partner, Russell backtracked once again, only this time not literally as he instead stepped forward. “Oh. Okay. Sounds good.” His eye twitched several ... more
            • Dance is just memorization! - Marissa, Sun Jan 29 11:38
              Was this guy just a nervous person, or had Marissa accidentally done something to make him nervous? He didn’t seem to know her by name, so she wanted to assume it was the first one. The Aquila knew... more
    • I have no interest in wiggling - Lucien Dubois [7th year, Draco], Wed Jan 18 20:50
      Having been rapping his fingers for the past three minutes (the first two had been spent reviewing his notes from last class), Lucien shot an automatic glare at their professor - sorry, "Rob" - as he ... more
      • I can wiggle for the both of us. - Armaan Bansal, [Lyra], Fri Jan 20 01:27
        Armaan sauntered down the hallway, fully aware he was running late to potions. If Rob bothered to ask him why he was late, he’d just say he ran into Professor Boot, but he doubted he’d need the... more
        • Only if it doesn't get in my way. - Lucien, Fri Jan 20 23:47
          Grumbling rude but barely-audible things in French under his breath, Lucien took several pieces of willow bark and began grinding it under his marble pestle while watching Armaan's disorganized... more
          • Only if you do all the work. - Armaan Bansal, [Aquila], Fri Feb 3 22:28
            So on the plus side, Lucien was taking charge of the potion leaving Armaan with little to do. Things were going according to plan. On the down side, Armaan was bored and hungry. Standing by the older ... more
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