Remington Burnham
Spit it out, Spit it out!
Thu Aug 2, 2018 21:52

Several classes flew by after what seemed like the longest Spellwork class she’d ever taken. Somehow, her partnership with Claudia had been fortunate. The two girls, as far as Remington could tell, understood each other a little better. Last term’s events seemed clearer to the Draco while leaving her with more questions, and she hoped that Claudia really did believe her when it came to Drew. She honestly couldn’t speak about Dade - she didn’t know what his motivations were anymore - but she was confident that Drew felt no desire to do anything to Claudia.

Speaking of Dade, he hadn’t been in any of her classes that day. It was weird. Remington had filled her schedule with an ill-advised number of courses. She’d only picked a select few to drop. Unless Dade’s schedule only consisted of Astronomy, Magizoobotany, Potions, and Divinations, they would have at least one overlapping course. That schedule certainly wasn’t very Dade-like. But, the girl thought as she added a fourth book to the levitating stack following her around the library, I don’t know what Dade-like would be anymore.

Finding Dade had been her top priority after classes, but her brain quickly overtook that with more questions. One thing about her friend (?) couldn’t have changed that much: he wouldn’t do well with confrontation, and Remington wanted to understand as many hard facts about pensieve memories as possible before she spoke with him. Mostly, she wanted to know what Dade was thinking, throwing that spell Claudia’s way. A spell that he’d learned in self-defense club, used at seemingly random, not in self-defense.

For some reason, that stung, and she wasn’t okay with the idea. That wasn’t why her the self-defense existed.

The books trailed behind her, dodging tables and making turns with the darker skinned girl. She’d decided against going back to Draco after classes which meant she hadn’t changed clothes. When she had research on the mind, it was hard to get her to think of anything else. Before she knew it, she’d ended up at a table surrounded by the books that had followed her around. Many were thicker than her brown curls and she lost herself in their pages.

Three books later and a better understand of what a tampered with memory would be like - that they may be foggy in random places and that the voice of the person the memory belonged to would boom over the existing dialogue in cacophonous stereo if the speech was altered - left her frozen in time until Drew sat down across from her.

Oh, Merlin, I’ve been looking all over for you. Not really, I came here as soon as dinner was over.”

“Oh no, dinner’s over?” Remington didn’t realize how much time had passed. It happened often to her in the library. She sometimes felt time passed differently in the book filled room, but she wouldn’t voice that. Her stomach scolded her with a grow and she made a note to ask a house elf really nicely for a snack on her way back to Draco that evening.

Drew said he had something to tell her, and she marked her spot in the leatherbound text before pushing it aside. “Okay, but only if I can talk to you about what I learned in Spellwork today. I can’t get myself to think about anything else.”

  • Have I got a story for you [Remington] - Andrew Tennant, Mon Jul 23 13:37
    It had been a really weird morning. Drew hadn’t ended up doing the Defense Against the Dark Arts lesson at all. Retrospectively he should have figured out as soon as he sat down to talk to Dade that... more
    • Spit it out, Spit it out! - Remington Burnham, Thu Aug 2 21:52
      • You really want me to tell you? - Drew, Thu Aug 2 22:48
        “They were cleaning up when I left,” he said, making a sympathetic face, but also still grinning a little. Leave it to Remy to spend all of dinner in the library during their first night back. He... more
        • ...spit it out, spit it out! - Remington, Thu Aug 2 23:22
          She opened her mouth to tell Drew about the penseives and her experience with Claudia. She didn’t want to share everything, because the upperclasswoman clearly confided in her. If this had been... more
          • Don’t say I didn’t warn you - Drew, Fri Aug 3 00:18
            Drew was willing to say so when he was wrong, so he was perfectly comfortable admitting (to himself) that what had happened to Remington in Spellwork today was as big as what had happened to him in... more
            • You didn't warn me! - Remington, Tue Aug 7 19:52
              Getting Drew to believe the true things she said was so much easier than getting Dade to believe them. Even Claudia took a bit of work. Remington wished the others would just hear the logic and the... more
              • I tried to! - Drew, Tue Aug 7 23:03
                See, this was why you wanted to have someone like Remington in your group of friends. Out of everyone in self-defense club, Remington was the most reasonable and calm and normal. Drew needed another... more
                • I know you did - Remington, Sat Aug 18 17:39
                  Remington shrugged a little. Of course she took Drew’s word for it. All of her friends were a bit different, but of everyone available, Drew was the most likely to tell the relatively unbiased and... more
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