Write your own, then
Sat Dec 23, 2017 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 content, but a reduction in rudeness and antagonism directed towards her was certainly beneficial to Claudia’s own temperament. Nevertheless, when Dade labelled the fifth year as stupid, Claudia found it hard to disagree with him. Admittedly, the blonde girl knew very little about wizarding agriculture or food production, and even less about Muggle methodologies, so she was not in a prime position to have this discussion. Yet she did know something about witches from mixed or Muggle heritage struggling to understand wizarding customs that were, to those who grow up with them, perfectly normal. That was essentially the foundation of her friendship with Marley.

“I don’t care either,” Claudia agreed with Dade’s sentiment, and she raised another forkful of food to her lips. “I think sometimes it can be hard for young witches and wizards coming from Muggle backgrounds to assimilate,” Claudia diplomatically suggested. She didn’t want to defend the transfer’s attempt at ruining breakfast, but she had used this same theory to remind herself that Marley wasn’t just being stupid and insensitive when she said some of the many ridiculous things she uttered, so perhaps it might similarly serve to further abate Dade’s ire.

The second year often seemed surly to Claudia, yet she had noted he was at least as social as she was (Claudia didn’t like to attend social gatherings, but when she did force herself to go, Dade was always there, too, whereas Connor usually was not), and he had some regular friends. Claudia didn’t know Remington very well; she knew that Connor didn’t like the younger girl, but she didn’t know why. Claudia didn’t mind working with her in class because she was not so silly as many of the other beginner students, despite her ostentatious bows. Contrariwise, Dade could also often be seen in the company of Katherine Kendrick, whose company Claudia avoided wherever possible. The first year was loud, excitable, unpredictable, and clumsy: none of these were traits that Claudia valued in a companion. At least Dade’s friends apparently got along together, unlike Claudia’s two closest friends, who were not currently speaking to each other.

“Perhaps someone will launch a counter-protest, with facts about magical methods,” Claudia idly mused, as her eyes happened to glance again at the pamphlet strewn on the tabletop. “Although it won’t be me - if I were going to put my energy into a cause it would have to be something I actually care about.”

  • 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
      • 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
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