Okay, you got me
Sat Dec 8, 2018 22:07

That’s cool both seem like cool dudes.” Drew didn’t know about that, but he shrugged affirmatively anyway. They weren’t the most embarrassing dads in the world (for example, Scott existed) but ‘cool’ was putting it a little strong. There was evidence that Dad used to be cool—he used to ride a motorcycle when he was in his twenties, and when Drew was really young and they lived in New York, he was on Broadway—but now he was just a guidance counselor. Aaron sometimes did cool things like teaching Drew how to duel, but he was also an anxious mess a whole lot of the time (less, lately, but still sometimes), so overall Drew wouldn’t exactly say either of his parents were cool.

“Oh, yeah?” Drew said, nodding recognition of his godbrother’s name. He vaguely remembered the name Riley being connected to Tycho—right, it was one of his middle names because it was Dad’s only middle name, and also one of Addi’s friends—and tried to do the mental math of figuring out wizarding family relationships. At RMI this was a regular occurrence: there just weren’t that many witches and wizards, and a lot of parents had married someone they met at RMI and then sent their kids there, so practically everyone was related or knew each other. Drew was an especially egregious example. Even though Garen was an only child and Aaron might as well be, Drew had three family members on staff and tons more who had passed through RMI over the last few years. Everybody knew everybody.

“Gotcha.” What DJ was saying made sense, although Drew thought that it would probably be pretty easy to just go ahead and do the ritual and not tell his parents. Then again, DJ was a Draco, and so probably pretty committed to the family and rules things. (Ceti were allegedly rule-followers, but Drew was fairly certain that a solid half of his House had gotten detention, so he didn’t put much stock in that belief.) “So do you think you’re gonna find out your form when you can, or just wait and figure it out when you finish?”

Drew still wasn’t sure about whether he was going to take Animagus classes. On the one hand, he felt a little bit obligated to do it just because his stepdad taught the class. Also it would be cool to be able to turn into an animal no matter what animal it was, and it would help him get good at nonverbal and wandless magic. On the other hand, it sounded like a lot of work, and taking one-on-one classes with Aaron might be weird (dueling practice didn’t count because it wasn’t for a grade, and also because Drew was sure that he could duel. He wasn’t sure that he could be an Animagus), and he already had a bunch of classes he wanted to keep taking. He might do the ritual to figure out his form regardless of whether he ended up trying to finish the project. Drew was too curious not to figure out what animal he was when it was an option.

Drew rolled the cue ball into its starting place on the head spot, lined up his shot, and broke. The white ball hit the spot between the 4 and the 11 with a satisfying crack!, sending the rest of the balls ping-ponging all over the table. The 3 disappeared into one of the corner pockets. “Solids,” Drew called. He missed his second shot trying to get the 6 into the side pocket, and backed away from the table to let DJ have his turn while Drew answered his question.

“It’s not too bad,” despite Garen and Aaron’s lack of coolness. Drew had to admit that he behaved a lot better (or at least didn’t get caught) than he would if his dad wasn’t the guidance counselor he’d get sent to for breaking rules. “We’ve lived here since I was four, so all the teachers have known me for ages. Rob is my advisor so I don’t have to go to my dad when I have a problem, but otherwise I do not get any special treatment, no one ever cuts me breaks on homework or anything,” he grinned. “Especially Aaron. But he’s a really good teacher. He does a lot of, like, spell development stuff, so our suite is always full of books and stuff. Remington probably told you all about it already, she’s such a nerd for this stuff,” he said, affectionately. Remy was the Dracoiest Draco to ever Draco.

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