I don't HAVE to
Tue Jan 16, 2018 16:00

Honestly, Leo was always so grumpy, it was almost worth having a billiwig or two around just to sting a bit of cheer into him. If the ethics of casting a cheering charm on someone who didn’t want to be cheered weren’t so fuzzy, Myfanwy would seriously have considered it. Instead she would just have to be extra cheerful and hope her mood mood rubbed off on him.

“Bonilla wasn’t that bad,” she said, reaching into her over-the-shoulder khaki canvas bag and pulling out a biodegradable cardboard tub of organic cauliflower curry. The previous headmaster hadn’t appreciated her questions about where the RMI food came from, or her suggestions about switching to more planet friendly providers, and he really hadn’t taken kindly to her educational breakfast pamphlets, despite the fact that she was obviously trying to impart important knowledge, but he had allowed her to set up AgriClub and to swap potions for Healing (which was only necessary because Rob kept trying to fail her when she didn’t want to make non-vegan potions) so on balance she had found him acceptable. She had high hopes that Toby was going to be more open to sustainable food - she had spent some time over summer drawing up a list of local farmers who could provide free range eggs to the school, and she was definitely going to ask him about it very soon. “I’m super excited about Toby though. He seems so jolly!”

“I’m also excited about AgriClub, we’re going to try some more crops this year, and I’m going out as soon as I can to see what’s still fresh enough to harvest from the summer,” the sixth year enthused. “And I’ve heard that Miranda Bradby’s child has started at RMI,” she squeaked with a conspirational whisper, because that was also super exciting, but maybe the first year didn’t want everyone to know who they were just yet. Myffi had looked at the new students but she couldn’t immediately identify any of them as being the spawn of one of her idols.

Myffi started to eat the vegan, planet-friendly meal she had brought with her, and she looked at Leo more critically. “You didn’t wear glasses before,” she commented. She’d had to think about it because they didn’t take all the same classes together and sometimes people only wore them for reading or things anyway, not like Myffi, who wore her round, rose-gold spectacles all the times to be able to see clearly. “Have you switched from contacts? I tried wearing them once, but they’re super uncomfortable, plus they are so bad for the environment.” She didn’t approve of anything disposable, and the lens solution could sometimes contain chemicals that were harmless themselves, but caused harmful waste in their production and distribution.

She didn’t say anything about his food choice, because she had already made her stance on meat products well known. She liked to share information, but she wasn’t going to tell people what choices to make or how to live their own lives. If Leo was happy ingesting mechanically ground up cow then good for him.

  • Do you have to rub it in? - Leopold Harris, Mon Jan 15 10:48
    When Leopold was growing up they moved around a lot. His mom hopped from state to state as if she was running from something. And maybe she was, she had left a string of no-good exes behind her. Then ... more
    • I don't HAVE to - Myfanwy, Tue Jan 16 16:00
      • Ouch - Leopold, Wed Jan 17 08:45
        Leo wrinkled his nose. Watching Myffi pull out that little tub of gloop hurt his eyes. He didn’t want to know what it would do to his taste buds. He turned his attention to his burger, thankful for... more
        • Try looking on the bright side - Myffi, Fri Jan 19 06:29
          Just because Leo was grumpy all the time, it didn’t mean that other people couldn’t be happy all the time. Myffi could easily believe that Toby was, in fact, that happy. She could believe it more... more
          • You're asking a lot of me - Leo, Fri Jan 19 20:42
            Leo looked over at Myffi’s dinner in concern. He’d been interested in AgriClub for the mucking around, getting your hands dirty aspect. And like maybe it would be nice to actually see some results... more
            • I believe in you - Myffi, Sat Jan 20 08:21
              “Do all these meals have to be super vegan, or is it cool to bring a bit of fish along once in a while?” Leo asked. Myffi paused to consider. They’d only had one meal before, and there hadn’t been... more
              • Leo was surprised at how swiftly Myffi had accepted his non-vegan suggestion. He had really thought he was going to have to fight a bit harder for that one. Maybe she wasn’t as unreasonable as he’d... more
                • That's what friends are for - Myffi, Thu Jan 25 06:39
                  Leo said he would probably come to Agriclub, and Myffi beamed with delight. She was glad she’d sat next to Leo. He didn’t seem so grumpy now as he had right at the start of their conversation. Maybe... more
                  • Then I guess we're friends now - Leo, Mon Jan 29 16:52
                    It wasn’t very often that Leo was the cause of someone’s smile, normally he was much more effective at causing people to scowl at him. In fact when Leo had first come to RMI he’d often got into... more
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