Everyone is entitled to an opinion
Mon Feb 26, 2018 05:01

“You mean, you’re not responsible for it?” a voice said. Myffi paused with her fork halfway raised to her mouth, and looked at the person who’d implicated her. It was Bryn, in the year below. They hadn’t really interacted much over the past year and a bit, and Myfanwy has no reason to dislike him.

“It wasn’t me,” she clarified, and she continued with her previously aborted action, chewing delightedly on some healthy, wholesome pasta bake while Bryn explained his reasoning. “Yeah, okay,” Myffi swallowed her food, and nodded to acknowledge that Bryn’s logic was sound, “I can see how this looks like something I’d do. But honestly I wouldn’t even know how,” she said, lowering her fork to take a swig of some organic orange juice. “I mean, where did they even get all this food from? How would I convince the house elves to serve this instead of the usual meat and non-organic food they usually provide?” She actually thought about this for a while, wondering whether it would actually be possible to convince the House elves to serve vegan food more often. Like maybe once a month have a planet awareness day? That would be a super incentive to show people that actually planet-friendly food could be totally delicious and accessible. The fact that this meal was here today suggested it was totally a possibility, and that was very exciting.

“How are you finding it, anyway?” Myffi asked, nodding at Bryn’s meal. “I know people don’t like to give planet-friendly food a chance because they’re just used to mass farmed meat and cheap, pesticide-sprayed vegetables, but I love being vegan. Fresh, unprocessed food is so much better for you.” She would tell anyone who asked about her beliefs, and often she would provide more information that was strictly called for, but she had never, and would never, impose her values on other people. While she was totally enjoying this meal, and it was absolutely amazing that the school had decided to provide it, it wasn’t something she would ever instigate herself. She supported freedom of choice, even at the expense of the planet.

  • I'm not sure I agree - Brynjolf Nilssen, Sat Feb 24 14:22
    Brynjolf didn’t have any objections to food. At least not usually but what he was staring at made him question that. It had been a mostly normal day for the almost-sixteen-year-old, his mood having... more
    • Everyone is entitled to an opinion - Myfanwy, Mon Feb 26 05:01
      • Bryn nodded thoughtfully as Myffi explained why she wasn’t actually the one behind what was going on. It made sense that she wouldn't be able to get the food and she definitely wasn't wrong in the... more
        • Perhaps I can change yours - Myffi, Fri Mar 2 14:57
          Bryn could have been a little more enthusiastic about the food, but he wasn’t rejecting it, so that was good enough for Myffi. He said he’d even be okay to eat vegan meals from time to time, which... more
          • I'm not so good at changing - Bryn, Thu Mar 8 12:32
            “Not in the way you’d imagine.” Bryn stared at the food infront of him as Myffi talked. Really, he couldn’t imagine how it would be easy to continually eat food like this. Despite the fact that it... more
            • “Sometimes a lack of choices,” Myffi replied to Bryn’s question, “but more often it’s not knowing what’s been put in things,” she nodded to demonstrate that he had understood the problem. “Like if... more
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