I won’t argue with that
Tue Mar 6, 2018 00:56

Yes, show me!” Drew grinned. He knew Remington would say that. She was the most Draco-y Draco he had ever met. She just loved learning, like, so much. He angled the book so she could see it better from her seat in the armchair. “Yeah, I was thinking maybe mental spells are like too hard for us right now?” Drew wasn’t totally sure how that kind of magic worked, but he definitely didn’t trust himself to go poking around in someone’s brain. “But we could still ask. Maybe he’ll have some tips for when we’re ready for them.”

It really sucked that Ruben was gonna graduate soon. It just meant that they’d have to pack a lot into one year, because there wasn’t anyone who could teach them as much after Ruben. He might keep teaching Anssi during the summer and breaks, maybe, but that wasn’t the same as having someone actually there to show them stuff.

Drew pulled out the spiral reporter’s notebook he’d gotten for his birthday. He’d mostly been using it for jotting down notes during Rocky Voices interviews, because it had spells on the paper that made his handwriting really neat even when he wrote kind of fast and sloppy (AKA, it made Drew’s handwriting look not like his handwriting at all). He wrote MM3 at the top of the page, which was enough for his reference but probably not enough for anyone else to find the book. Below that title he copied over the page numbers for the three spells he’d found, beside their incantations (visus retrorsum, subvorso, flagitium). It didn’t really look like he’d written the page because of the neatness spell, so even if someone else saw it it would be no problem, probably.

As Remington discussed her library issue, Drew put the finishing touches on the line-dot sketches of the wand motions for the embarrassing memory hex. He chewed his bottom lip, thinking about the question. Aaron might know a translation spell, although Drew was pretty sure that if Aaron ever needed to know a different language he just… learned it. Drew’s stepdad could speak Gaelic (but didn’t) and Italian, and also a bunch of dead languages like Latin and Babylonian so that he could make new spells. Norwegian wasn’t one of his languages but it also didn’t seem like a language he would need to know.

The second-year agreed that now wasn’t really the stage to have grownups wondering what they were doing. The self-defense club was their special on-their-own kind of thing. He had an idea for how to ask for help with the translation, though. “Okay, so what if you got him to translate something else in Norwegian? Like, find a Norwegian book about, like, trolls, or viking boats, or something, I dunno, and ask him to do a translation spell on that.” It was like a bait-and-switch. Kind of like when you asked for ice cream for breakfast because you knew your dad would say no, so then when you asked for your favorite cereal instead he would say yes even though it had a lot of sugar in it. “Then you’ll know how to do the spell, and he won’t be wondering why you asked because he thinks he answered your whole question already.”

  • It's okay. I can take care of myself. - Remington, Fri Mar 2 19:03
    “I found this book I wanted to show you.” That was one of her favorite sentences from one of her favorite people. She also enjoyed sentences that had to do with new spells, Bruno Mars, cats... more
    • I won’t argue with that - Drew, Tue Mar 6 00:56
      • Good, we know I'm right! - Remington, Tue Mar 13 18:50
        “Yeah, we should definitely make a note of them to come back to,” Remington agreed with a small nod of her head. Her curls bounced as she moved, and the cat tail on her bow flicked in annoyance. “I... more
        • Three rights make a left - Drew, Sat Mar 24 22:37
          Drew agreed with Remington about waiting to try the spells, even though they sounded really cool and he totally wanted to learn how to cast them. It’d be different if Ruben wasn’t graduating at the... more
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