Hunter Ioma
As Long as We Don't Have to Eat Our Words
Sat Mar 18, 2017 19:15

”Nah, it’s my Spellwork essay."

Ohhhhh, yeah that made even more sense than mice being magical. No one had explicitly told Hunter that magical animals were kept secret from non-magical people, but he sort of figured it to be the case. He had certainly never heard of any of the magical animals that had come up in classes so far. Except for that time the spellwork teacher had turned a hat made of bubbles into frogs. He didn’t think that really counted, though.

He waited for the other boy to finish answering all the things he had said before jumping in. Hunter knew he had a habit of interrupting people and he didn’t want to seem rude and he also seemed to have been wrong at first about what was going on in this conversation, but now that he had a better sense of it he didn’t want to lose track of it by cutting off the explanations.

”And why do you think people would be prejudiced against magical animals?”

The question caught Hunter off guard. It hadn’t occurred to him that it wouldn’t be obvious to everyone, but then as the boy mentioned how useful magical animals were Hunter realized when he had said “people” before the other boy must have thought he meant magical people, not non-magical people. Hunter mentally berated himself. Why should “non-magical” be the default modifier for people? He should know better.

Blushing from his mistake, Hunter turned his eyes towards the floor and owned up to. “I… I meant non-magical people.” Looking back up at the boy he asked, “Do magical people not like mice either? That’s a shame. They’re too cute not to like!”

Hunter scratched the back of his neck as he tried to figure out how to answer the last question. With a shrug he decided to just go for it. “But anyway yeah… I figure non-magical people would be as prejudiced against magical animals as they are against magical people. At least… I assume non-magical people are prejudiced against magical people. I mean, some non-magical people must be, anyway. Probably not all of them. There aren’t a whole lot of things that’s true for everyone, even prejudice. But some of them must be… otherwise why would the entire magical community work so hard to stay in the closet?”

Now with that out of the way, it was time for the question he really wanted to ask. He leaned forward and with a glance to the mouse he asked “So… what’re you turning him into? Can I watch?”

  • It's... interesting. - Russell, Sat Mar 18 16:14
    It would definitely be awful if Jaws got eaten. The boy seemed excessively concerned about grades, though, which Russell was confused by. Yeah, there was a possibility that if Jaws got eaten, he... more
    • As Long as We Don't Have to Eat Our Words - Hunter Ioma, Sat Mar 18 19:15
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