Marley Chapman
Omg never again
Sat Nov 25, 2017 22:17

Marley didn’t mind the cold much. Not that she didn’t get cold ever, because she totally did and that was why she had a whole half of a dresser drawer filled exclusively with toques and scarves and big fluffy mittens. But she didn’t mind cold weather. This was a good thing since a lot of her family lived in Toronto, which wasn’t even very far north but still had chilly long autumn storms and freezing dark winter blizzards and shivery long spring rains. Spring in Colorado wasn’t quite that cold, but it was still coldish, or ‘cool’ except in the temperature kind of way and not the more casual, friendly meaning that she normally used the word ‘cool’. As long as she dressed up in layers, she wasn’t bothered by the coldish cool outdoors.

However, Kit’s big sister Marissa had recently thrown an amaaazing party. Like, seriously amazing. It was themed like a Day At The Beach and somehow the older girl had literally turned the Rec Centre into a beach, which Marley had been super excited about because she had only on rare occasions been to real beaches and having a beach right inside her school was just so special and she couldn’t stop smiling the whole way through it, even though the party invitation had been kind of short notice and meant that she hadn’t been able to go shopping with Claudia for a cuter, newer bathing suit. But that hadn’t mattered once the Lyra had reminded herself that a) the only reason she wanted a cuter, newer bathing suit was to flirt with boys and ugh there were no boys she liked right now anyways and b) there was a BEACH and her current bathing suit would be absolutely fine for getting the most out of it.

Getting the BEACH out of her bathing suit later was a bit difficult, since she couldn’t think of any spells that would be helpful. Accio, maybe, but she couldn’t just Accio every little grain of sand that had gotten stuck in the fabric and started itching her. In the end, she just filled up one of the sinks in the bathroom with warm water and let her bathing suit soak in it, and poked at it occasionally in between dancing along to the Beach Boys album she’d stuck in her new charmed CD player that Claudia had given her for Christmas.

Needless to say, all the BEACH that had happened what felt like just yesterday had put Marley in a summer mood. She didn’t mind the cold, or coldish or cool, but right now she really wanted summer!

Marley had been woken up today by bright sun shining in her and Alice’s dorm window. The magic weather underground wasn’t always the same as the real weather aboveground, but still, sunshine boded well, so the dark-skinned girl had very happily bounced out of bed and straight into a summery outfit: capris (really just jeans she had cut up after ripping a hole on the left shin), a purple halter top with teeny sequins drawing a flower shape on the front (the sequins were purple too!), her flip-flops (which was a bit squished since her feet had grown again but not too squished so it was okay really), and, after thinking a moment, her yellow knit cardigan, too. It wasn’t a warm cardigan, more lacy and light, but it was technically still spring even if the sunbeams were kind of hot. Layers couldn’t hurt.

She then bounced off to breakfast, her curls bouncing more wildly than usual on account of having slept on her face last night and therefore not flattening her hair into something almost tameable like what happened when she slept on her back. The next place that Marley bounced was towards the table piled with yogurt and nuts and berries and bran flake bits and stuff like that, because yogurt with bits in it seemed a perfect summery food to go with her summery outfit and the hopefully summery day they would have. This was where the fourteen-year-old had stopped bouncing, because she was in the middle of scooping strawberries into her bowl of yogurt when she noticed a flier with a picture of a cow on it. Curious, she leaned closer to read it. Time seemed to move slowly for a while as she read further, and by the end of the page…

“Oh my God, I think I’m gonna puke,” she announced to anyone in hearing range, voice raising with her emotions. “The poor cows! Little moos being hurt and--” A sniffle escaped her. Feeling very upset after having previously been very happy was an awfully abrupt change, like her organs were all squelching around, huddling closer together than normal or maybe just trying to escape her body in order to recover from the too detailed description of how cows were treated during the manufacture of dairy products. Marley didn’t know what else to do, so she re-opened the yogurt carton and began trying to dump hers back in, one spoonful at a time. “Who needs yogurt anyways? Oh my God,” she repeated.

  • Breakfast, anyone? [whole school] - Myfanwy Owen, Wed Nov 22 07:42
    It was springtime. Myfanwy had definitely settled into her new school in America by now, and she had some people who were sort of maybe almost her friends. She was pleased by the group of people who... more
    • I could eat! - Satveer Mittal, Sat Dec 9 16:20
      Satveer wasn’t feeling one hundred percent, but he was certainly feeling better than he did the previous week. His cold was subsiding, and his voice was starting to loose that dullness resulted in... more
      • You read my mind, kid - Nolan Ramsey, Sun Dec 10 02:48
        Nolan wasn’t big on pre-planning what he wanted to eat and he wasn’t a picky eater, so when he arrived at the Finer Diner for breakfast he usually just grabbed whatever table was close and available... more
        • Now that is a skill to posess! - Satveer, Mon Dec 11 15:35
          The comments from the older, (Satveer guessed) southern, student were a little too comfortable on Satveer’s ears. In all the time he’d travelled with his family, he’d observed first-hand the effects... more
          • Are you a secret Legilimens? - Nolan, Fri Dec 15 11:22
            The younger student corrected Nolan about what black pudding was and he blushed, embarrassed about saying something wrong. Nolan had always blushed easily; his face was kind of pinkish naturally and... more
            • I am Sam, Sam I am - Satveer, Wed Dec 20 06:56
              Satveer didn’t know what he’d said to cause it, but the other student started blushing and seemed to have a ‘look’. Rather than causing further embarrassment Satveer followed the conversational path. ... more
              • You certainly are - Nolan, Sun Dec 31 00:23
                There was no recognition in the younger boy’s response to Nolan introducing himself. Then he followed up by answering the question about his name in probably the weirdest way possible. Nolan had no... more
                • Nods, yep. That’s me. Thank you! - Satveer, Fri Jan 5 07:44
                  The longer Satveer stayed in school, it clearer it got that not many wizards spent much time around muggles or their ways. Nolan’s declaration of his unfamiliarity with, what Satveer thought to be,... more
    • Can I order off the menu? - Dade Farnon, Thu Nov 30 15:20
      Lately, Dade had been needing more and more food to feel full at a given meal. Considering that ‘meal’ usually meant ‘the Diner’, and ‘the Diner’ usually mean ‘people’, the youngest Farnon was rather ... more
      • Be my guest - Claudia Dubois, Sun Dec 10 14:09
        Claudia was becoming increasingly accustomed to eating in the Diner, and enduring the crowds of students that congregated there. However she still preferred to dine at quieter times, and so she had a ... more
        • Is it your menu? - Dade, Sat Dec 16 14:38
          Oh great, it was Connor’s girlfriend getting in his way with her prissy little lemon in her prissy little water. Why did she even think she was allowed to sit with Dade, anyway? Where was Connor?... more
          • Not mine - Claudia, Sun Dec 17 16:27
            “You’re supposed to move now,” Dade continued, trying Claudia’s patience. There was really no need nor excuse for his rudeness; Connor was obviously the epitome of politeness, and while Rose had... more
            • Well it's certainly not mine - Dade, Fri Dec 22 10:16
              Okay, Dade would admit to being pleasantly surprised. He had expected Claudia to be at least as prissy and annoying as Connor, who would probably be horrified by the information on the fliers. Connor ... more
              • Write your own, then - Claudia, Sat Dec 23 07:05
                Either Dade’s grumpiness was wearing off, or Claudia was just quickly becoming accustomed to it, as at the moment he seemed in a less foul mood than when she’d sat down. He still appeared far from... more
                • It seemed like Claudia was more likely to give people the benefit of the doubt than Dade was, which was to say that she was considering it at all. Dade usually didn’t make excuses for people like... more
                  • Shall I do it for you? - Claudia, Wed Dec 27 06:14
                    “Why would you force everyone to look at pay attention to one thing? It’s not like anyone is actually going to care,” Dade denounced protest and advocacy. Claudia was sympathetic to his opinion; why... more
                    • That might be best - Dade, Sat Dec 30 09:05
                      Again, it appeared that Claudia was being particularly polite about this ridiculous situation, calling this sort of thing a matter of ‘personal preference’. Personally, Dade did not care about the... more
    • Ugh! Horrible - Camilla Baird , Wed Nov 29 14:23
      Spring time had arrived and with it the blossoming of new life. The blonde Cetus thought that spring was the second best season after autumn. It opened new possibilities and in this particular case,... more
      • You are, rather - Myfanwy, Wed Nov 29 15:45
        Myfanwy had made it almost to the bottom of her first cup of calming tea when one of the other students in the room approached her. However they didn’t do it in a way that indicated they might be... more
        • I’m awesome tyvm! - Camilla , Thu Nov 30 11:59
          No,” was the only word that came out of Camilla’s mouth at MYFFI´s invitation to sit down and talk about it. What even was it? The blonde´s anger rushed through her veins in an irrational way. At the ... more
          • That's your opinion - Myffi, Sat Dec 2 16:11
            “No,” came the instant reply. Myffi raised her eyebrows and pursed her lips. She decided she didn’t especially like probably-Camilla. “You shouldn't shove your beliefs into everyone’s faces when we... more
            • A true statement - Camilla, Sun Dec 10 18:16
              Camilla was right and the author of the pamphlets had been Myffi, and her words echoed around her mind as she uttered them. They made sense, they really did, and Camilla felt a bit bad that she had... more
              • I only speak the truth - Myffi, Mon Dec 11 08:58
                It wasn’t unheard of for people to listen to Myffi and the apologise for their own outbursts, but it wasn’t exactly usual, so when that’s what Camilla did, the apology took the younger girl by... more
                • I prefer my truth - Camilla, Wed Dec 13 16:16
                  It was safe to say and assume that Camilla Grace Baird was selfish enough that she didn't care about what Myffi was telling her now. She was glad and relieved that the younger girl had accepted her... more
                  • Truth is not subjective - Myffi, Wed Dec 20 09:31
                    At least Camilla was being honest about not wanting to switch to vegetarianism. Myfanwy understood that not everyone shared her beliefs, morals and ideals, and she wasn’t going to force them on... more
    • Omg never again - Marley Chapman, Sat Nov 25 22:17
      • You sure you don’t want a nice egg? - Alena Adler, Wed Nov 29 12:51
        Alena’s brother Benjamin was probably her favourite person in the whole world. It was a tough call because papa was obviously pretty wonderful too but theirs was a companionship of comfortable... more
        • This is too far gone for eggs! - Marley, Sat Dec 9 00:58
          Putting her yogurt the yogurt that sad hurting cows had been forced to make by some rude company and that she definitely didn’t want anything to do with anymore back into the carton turned out to be... more
          • Agreed. - Alena, Tue Jan 2 12:37
            Marley’s ramblings did little to help her understand the situation and so Alena had become rather distracted by the parakeet. She wondered if Marley would let her stroke it, or better she could teach ... more
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