Dardanius Dubois [5th year Lyra]
Spoil sport
Sat Jan 21, 2017 07:05
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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 though he knew the answers. To the chagrin of most of his professors (and the exasperation of his parents), Danny was perfectly adept, but equally lazy. He always applied sufficient effort to be better than most, but he rarely did his best. He was already achieving; why try harder?

Professor Jacobs was okay, especially as he didn't call students out or force them to speak up when they had much rather use beetle eyes as desktop projectiles. He had some weird ideas about classes sometimes - today was a prime example. Ear wiggling potion? Was that even a thing? At least the distilling process was new. Danny understood how it worked from previous references in their textbook and homework assignments, but he had never attempted the process.

At the instruction to pair up, Danny looked around automatically for one of his friends, but then the professor followed that instruction with, “Try and work with someone you haven't worked with before.” Spoil sport. Dardanius didn't know if there was anyone in the class he had never worked with before, but he supposed he ought to at least avoid the usual suspects.

Sighing, he reached across the bench and carefully moved the fractionating column and equipment so it was within easy reach. Danny always wore his uniform robes for potions, even though he really didn't like to wear grey, because the chance anything might spoil his other outfits was unusually high. Underneath he had on jeans and a pink t-shirt but they were almost entirely concealed for the lesson. His signature bright clothes might be absent, but his chestnut brown hair lay as untidily as ever on top of his head, so his physical appearance wasn't entirely unfamiliar. The fifth year looked up and glanced sideways at the person closest to him. “Partners?” He asked half-heartedly, not expecting them to turn him down.

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