I'm wary of your instruction
Tue Aug 8, 2017 17:19

Out of nowhere, fake-weirdo hippie girl started asking questions about - Holland’s parts? Rose was, unusually, stunned into silence. She had known Holland for five years and hadn’t once thought about whatever might be under Holland’s clothes. She wasn’t interested in Holland like that (although she was able to acknowledge in the abstract that Holland was probably their most attractive yearmate) so it wasn’t really relevant to her. And clearly the Welsh girl wasn’t interested in Holland that way, as she hadn’t met them yet. How was Rose supposed to respond to that sort of question? She felt like it was rude and intrusive, especially to ask about someone you didn’t even know, and for a moment Rose considered if punching or hexing Myffi was the correct solution to the problem. It only took that moment to realize that neither action would help anything, and Myffi had moved on with the conversation anyway so Rose decided to go with it.

“Classes are okay,” she responded slowly, her brain still lingering on the younger girl’s comment. “You have to take Divinations, Magical Sciences, Arithmancy, or Runes so that might be a change for you,” although Rose wouldn’t be surprised if this girl was into Divinations, “but they aren’t too hard. If you’re advanced at wandwork and are interested, Professor McKindy offers Animagus lessons.” Rose hoped this girl didn’t think she was amazing at wandwork. The rest of the students in their age group had seemingly accepted that Rose was going to be top of the class in Spellwork, and she liked it that way. There was no need for some upstart to try and upset that balance. “I’m probably going to be able to transform by the end of this school year,” Rose added casually.

She stirred her breakfast. The granola was getting soggy, but this conversation was more interesting than granola, mostly because Rose was beginning to wonder if she could make the case to Holland that Myffi was, in fact, some sort of being from another planet. It seemed like she had the social skills of a stoat, which made sense as she’d apparently been going to Muggle school. What did they even teach at Muggle school? Rose didn’t have a strong idea of what Muggles even did. There were loads of them on Pearl Street, but Pearl Street was a strip mall so aside from ‘shopping’ and ‘lunch’ it wasn’t exactly the ideal place to observe the Muggle experience. They had done some studying of Muggles in Cultural Studies, but it had always been from a kind of abstract point of view, as though they were learning about something in a zoo.

  • I'll teach you - Myffi, Sun Aug 6 10:52
    Myfanwy assumed they were now talking about a student named Holland (she could be wrong, she wasn't certain she was following this conversation all that well). Rose said, “They just aren’t a boy or a ... more
    • I'm wary of your instruction - Rose, Tue Aug 8 17:19
      • Why? - Myffi, Wed Aug 9 09:52
        Rose said classes were ‘okay’ but she didn't sound very sure about that. Maybe she really liked school and was trying not to sound like a swot, or maybe she was really really bad at classes and she... more
        • New girl wasn’t interested in being an Animagus, which took her down a few notches in Rose’s eyes. She also seemed to think being an Animagus wasn’t useful, which Rose took to mean that she clearly... more
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