With my fingernails?
Tue Apr 11, 2017 14:40

The girl in front of her was intimidatingly tall; she must be in sixth or seventh year, Claudia guessed. She was also familiar from the common room; unless Claudia was much mistaken, this girl as also in Cetus House. The second year’s brown eyes were wide and her thin lips clamped tightly together as she contemplated how to answer the older girl’s query. Yes, Claudia did need a partner, because that was a prerequisite of the class. Claudia’s eyes darted back to find Danny, who gave her a nod and smile of encouragement. It meant that he wasn't planning in working with her, which was unfortunate, but at least her brother thought this girl would be an appropriate partner. The second year could not always trust her brother's judgment of people - he just liked everyone - but she didn't think he'd allow her to work with someone entirely unsuitable. She turned brown eyes back to look at the taller blonde girl. “Yes, let's be partners,” she said, her voice quieter than usual because it was sticking in her throat.

Clearing her throat a little, Claudia nervously adjusted her satchel strap on her shoulder. She wore her uniform robe over a Cetus-blue floaty, knee-length skirt and a white short-sleeved blouse with gold buttons. Her feet were enclosed in white socks and tan leather Mary Janes, and her hands were enclosed in blue lace gloves that hid her damaged fingernails but did not impair hand movement. “I’m Claudia Dubois,” she introduced herself, her voice still catching a little, but she believed herself to be audible.

Okay, so the first task of finding a partner had been accomplished. Next they had to walk through one of the curtain-covered doorways. Claudia didn't want to do this, either. She didn't know what would happen when she walked past that curtain, and she wasn't keen to find out, either. Unfortunately nobody seemed to be asking her opinion on the matter. The second year glanced at her partner again. “I'll follow you,” she suggested, because she didn't want to instruct her elder in what to do, but she wanted to make it clear that she was not planning on being the first to discover what was waiting on the other side of those curtains, regardless of who was in possession of a wand.

  • I can help with that - Camilla Baird, Mon Apr 10 19:13
    Since she has started her former magical education, Camilla had always been more than adept at the classes that required a wand, and she was proud of her proficiency. The Ceti knew she excelled at... more
    • With my fingernails? - Claudia, Tue Apr 11 14:40
      • Yes, yes I can. - Camilla, Thu Apr 13 19:53
        “I am Camilla,” she offered her name to the girl, she assumed, was Danny’s little sister. They did look somewhat alike. She smiled reassuringly since Claudia seemed to be out of sorts, nervous if you ... more
        • Show me how - Claudia, Fri Apr 14 11:41
          Her taller counterpart’s name was Camilla, and she acquiesced in selecting a doorway. Claudia followed her through it, her wand already drawn in anticipation, but the only surprise seemed to be a... more
          • Its involves meditation - Camilla, Sun Apr 16 22:24
            Things didn't seem to be going well for Claudia, and Camilla took a deep breath to calm herself from overreacting over a silly grade because a younger student seemed to losing her stuff. Her... more
            • Is fainting like meditating? - Claudia, Fri Apr 21 10:47
              Her spell had apparently been in vain, because instead of looking at what had appeared on the paper and figuring out a way to get them both out of this hellish scenario, Camilla was putting her hand... more
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