Marissa Kendrick
This is not the afternoon I had planned
Mon Dec 18, 2017 22:40
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Well, it finally happened. One of her family members had the uncomfortable honor of being the first to catch her and Danny doing inappropriate stuff. They’d met in the Practical Lab so they could work on some work for their upcoming Defense assignment. Really, it was no surprise that the two of them got incredibly distracted. And the professors really should know by now to knock on doors before entering; they couldn’t be the only hormonal teenagers out there!

As Danny had pointed out, his hands were at least on her waist, so it could have been worse. Aaron had turned some very interesting colors before mentioning that the upper years were needed in the greenhouses, and then he ran away. The Aquila didn’t think it possible, but her face was probably as red as her hair. Danny found it all absolutely hilarious. Marissa didn’t, but between Danny’s laughter and cute comforting words, she calmed down enough. She kind of wanted to go apologize to Aaron, but it seemed like it might be best for everyone if they just pretended this never happened.

Marissa and Danny held hands while they walked to the greenhouses. They only let go when they arrived. Danny held open the door for her, and they separated after that. Marissa blinked and looked around the greenhouse. Magizoo was not one of the classes she regularly took, so she wasn’t super familiar with the greenhouses. However, she was pretty sure there weren’t supposed to be blue stinging creatures flitting about, and people definitely weren’t supposed to be floating.

This was something she would’ve expected from her Aunt Cindra. Having a bunch of students come to clean up after an adult’s mess – students who weren’t really qualified to do so – was totally her thing. Granted, she didn’t know Professor Bennett that well. Maybe the two adults got along really well. It was almost too bad he was married; Marissa could easily see him and Aunt Cindra raising weird little plant babies together. Hell, Aunt Cindra’s current baby was literally named after a plant.

Marissa sighed a little and went to locate a pair of gloves. If she’d known she’d be in danger of floating today, she probably would’ve chosen to wear pants instead of an emerald green mini-skirt. She’d just have to be really careful not to get stung or whatever. She stuck her wand in her curly red mane and frowned, accidentally grabbing gloves that were too small at first. Kaye Packman grumped on over and snatched the smaller gloves out of Marissa’s hands. The red-head blinked and raised her hands in confused surrender at the younger girl, who rolled her eyes and walked off in a different direction. Marissa assumed Kaye would use the mayhem to steal something; she didn’t know what else the girl did with her free time.

“Alright then…” Marissa found a pair of gloves that worked, then looked around. One of the billywigs made a dive for a student nearby, and the Aquila grabbed her wand. “Stupefy!” Thankfully she hit the streak of blue and not the student. The billywig fell, bouncing off of the other student’s head before making it to the ground. She quickly knelt down (careful not to flash anyone; she really wish she’d had a chance to change) and scooped up the creature before it could get stepped on. “Well, I guess there are more boring ways to spend an afternoon, huh?”

OOC: Mentions of Danny and Aaron approved of by their respective authors

  • Bamboozled By Billywigs [Magizoobotany, Years 4-7] - Professor Arthur Bennett, Tue Dec 12 01:33
    Arthur was floating. Literally. Hovering a few inches off the ground, he looked like a veritable angel of chaos: he was, for some reason, barefoot, generally covered in dirt, glasses askew, and his... more
    • This could be problematic - Brynjolf Nilssen, Sat Dec 30 16:13
      Being buried under work seemed to be Bryn’s life these days. It wasn’t really that he had to do so, but it was entirely his choice. It had become increasingly apparent to the fourth year in that past ... more
    • More bothered than bamboozled - Nolan Ramsey, Fri Dec 29 17:19
      While Nolan was en route to the Finer Diner, a man wearing a bright red Muggle suit who Nolan had literally never seen before in his whole life appeared out of nowhere and proclaimed that everyone... more
      • You are, indeed, a bother - Ruben Lundqvist, Mon Jan 1 10:16
        Ruben had been minding his own business, almost cheerfully, when he was interrupted. By the caretaker, no less. He'd just finished beating his personal record for laps swum around the indoor pool and ... more
    • I made it.. - Camilla Baird, Fri Dec 29 15:54
      The blonde eighteen-year old was in a bit of a rush. For starters, her tutoring session ended later than it always did, but truthfully she didn’t care. Camilla loved her tutor, and during this... more
      • Making it was the easy part. - Emmett Lawrence, Wed Jan 3 15:37
        In a school that only required a four-class schedule, Emmett considered his five-class roster as overachieving. Not overachieving by, for example, Holland’s standards - his best friend took, like,... more
        • Re: Making it was the easy part. - Camilla, Wed Jan 3 17:00
          This wasn't ideal in any way whatsoever. One, why did she need to do extra work in order to correct someone else’s mistake?. Two, she had, stupidly, approached Rose’s boyfriend, Emmett. Their mutual... more
    • Least of my problems - Dardanius Dubois, Wed Dec 20 16:22
      His day had been going pretty well - even McKindy turning several different shades of awkward had been funny enough to make up for the fact that Danny had to somehow get through a one-on-one animagus ... more
      • Yeah, I don't care about the rest of them. Or this one. - Maverick Buchannan, Fri Dec 29 09:50
        As ever, Maverick found himself trapped in some school-related dumbassery. In this case, it was an impromptu Magizoobotany class. Admittedly, it was less dumbassery than the stupid babies thing he’d... more
        • So compassionate - Dardanius , Sat Dec 30 15:58
          Grabbing a pair of gloves for himself, and another for his yearmate, Danny pulled on the only protective gear that had been provided and made his way back over to where Maverick was standing still... more
    • Not my ideal way to spend a day - Myfanwy Owen, Wed Dec 20 09:47
      Being summoned to a random, mandatory class didn’t strictly fall into the category of things that did not cause Myfanwy some sort of minor irritation. It wasn’t that she didn’t want to go - she liked ... more
      • This isn't anyone's ideal day - Elijah Carthy, Wed Dec 20 11:36
        Elijah was not pleased. For starters, he didn’t even like Magizoobotany. It was an unnecessary class for his chosen careers choice and would do him little good in the long run. But it was a mandatory ... more
        • What would you prefer? - Myfanwy, Wed Dec 20 15:07
          The older student was even less suitably dressed for this than Myfanwy was herself, looking like he’d just come from some sort of field exercise or something. Actually she recognised him, he was one... more
          • Anything but this. - Elijah, Fri Dec 29 16:01
            I don't know was not a very reassuring answer and Elijah frowned in response. He belatedly wished that he'd partnered with someone else, but really everyone else was too far away for him to get to.... more
            • It could be worse - Myffi, Thu Jan 4 07:43
              “Immobulus, right,” Myffi nodded. She could give it a try. Her spellwork was pretty good really, at least average, and it was one of those spells that probably wouldn’t cause much damage if her aim... more
              • Could it? - Elijah, Thu Jan 4 16:09
                Elijah wasn’t sure how fast billywig stings worked. He felt a little giddy, but his feet were still securely on the ground. At least for the moment. It was ridiculous that they had been offered only... more
    • This is not the afternoon I had planned - Marissa Kendrick, Mon Dec 18 22:40
      • You’re telling me - Holland Keene, Tue Dec 19 14:57
        Since their conversation after the beach party, Holland had felt awkward around Danny. Hopefully none of their friends had noticed, although Holland felt certain someone had realized there was less... more
        • I can tell you more things! - Marissa, Sun Dec 24 15:11
          “Thanks,” Marissa cheerfully replied. She definitely wasn’t dressed for this lesson. Holland seemed to have the right idea to cover up. Unfortunately, there wasn’t anything she could put on to cover... more
          • Holland took the billywig from Marissa, careful not to injure it, and deposited it in the cage that Professor Bennett had set up. They hoped the Magizoobotany professor had set up the cage so that... more
            • Okay, but what if you did? - Marissa, Thu Dec 28 21:37
              Marissa could tell that her suggestion didn’t go over well with Holland. Her friend knew how to hide their feelings from people relatively well, but Marissa wasn’t a People. She knew them. Clearly,... more
              • That sounds like a bad idea - Holland, Fri Dec 29 15:55
                Holland was very tempted to tell Marissa that they didn’t want to talk about this either. This wasn’t true, strictly speaking; they very much wanted to talk to someone about it, but there was no one... more
    • Not our usual type of mayhem - Rose Farnon, Sat Dec 16 13:07
      It was midway through a dive that Rose Farnon realized that everyone was rushing in the direction of the greenhouse, and that was only because she nearly ran into Susan Ober as she was pulling out of ... more
      • Oh no. This was awful. Greenhouses were in general awful, because they were reflective glass boxes with too much light bouncing around inside, and that was basically the definition of torture by... more
        • I hate to break it to you, bud... - Rose, Sat Dec 23 15:50
          Of course it was Russell. Rose would have scowled at that realization if she hadn’t been busy wondering how many billywig stings it would take for her to start floating like Professor Bennett. As far ... more
          • Russell, who had already been feeling significantly less energized than the riled-up foliage around them, wilted even further at her snapped response. It was somewhat surprising (a good type of... more
            • I'm glad you came prepared - Rose, Sun Dec 31 22:20
              As Russell continued to speak, Rose continued to stare at him flatly, wondering if he had even listened to a word she had said. Well, it was clear that he had listened, but it wasn’t clear if he had... more
              • Um I'm never prepared - Russell, Wed Jan 3 15:19
                Painfully aware, now literally, that Professor Bennett had instructed them not to cause any harm to the bugs, Russell had to fight to keep his hands at his side. It was hard to fight the automatic... more
                • Then I take it back - Rose, Sun Jan 7 10:19
                  Probably for the purposes of showing that he wasn’t utterly useless, Russell conjured some ice and held it against his neck. Rose raised her eyebrows. Her billywig sting didn’t feel like it required... more
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