It depends on the subject line
Sat Dec 9, 2017 12:06

Quite frankly, Connor didn’t care what Professor McKindy was a big nerd about or not, because there was no way that he was going to spend time alone with someone like him, in an office. If he actually needed help with his Spellwork homework, Connor would go to to his older sister. Probably. Well, it was the better alternative when it came down to spending time with McKindy or admitting to Rose that he needed help. Whether Rose would make fun of him for asking or not was usually about a fifty-fifty split, depending on her mood. Recently, Rose had been in a more pleasant mood than usual and Connor suspected it had something to do with the boy he’d seen her be physically affectionate with several times in the hallways. He didn’t know the boy and didn’t care to, and as long as Rose didn’t try to cause trouble by bringing him home to meet their father, Connor was perfectly fine minding his own business, as he often did when it came to Rose’s social decisions.

“Spellwork is fine, itself,” Connor explained. “And my older sister is quite good at it, as am I. Although not as good as she is,” he added. Rose dedicated herself to her studies with the same obstinate fervor she applied to most things, which usually ended up with positive results. “I just think it’s highly inappropriate that Professor McKindy holds office hours,” Connor said, then realized that Drew might take his comment personally. “No offense meant, you obviously hold no personal fault.”

Drew seemed nice enough, and Connor hoped that his take on the situation wouldn’t be seen as offensive. It was a commonly held understanding among pureblood families that you just didn’t do that sort of thing in public (preferably at all, but even Connor had heard rumours from his cousins about people who were more active in England’s pureblood circles). And Professor McKindy was, in fact, a pureblood. It was something that Connor had looked up as soon as he had realized the situation between him and Mr. Tennant. If they had both been Muggleborn it would be a different situation, but as a pureblood, McKindy really ought to have known better.

  • “Oh, yeah. Good call.” Drew made a mental note to go back and fix that part of his homework. His mental notepad also had Finish Astronomy homework and Get Madeleine a birthday present on it. He was... more
    • It depends on the subject line - Connor, Sat Dec 9 12:06
      • So this one would be fillerology - Drew, Sat Dec 9 13:14
        Drew started to open his mouth to say that he knew Rose was really good at Spellwork, and that she had done an amazing job setting up the beach party. The sand alone must have taken a lot of magic,... more
        • As opposed to your usual punology - Connor, Sat Dec 9 13:39
          It seemed like Drew was confused about what was going on, which in turn confused Connor. What could possibly be unclear about what he just said? Connor was an extremely direct person; he always said... more
          • Connor looked confused, which was about how Drew felt. It seemed sort of unfair for Connor to get to be confused now when he was the whole reason the conversation had gotten weird and confusing. Drew ... more
            • Yeah my reflex-ology isn't great - Connor, Sat Dec 16 13:49
              If Connor had thought he was confused before, he had clearly underestimated the situation because now Drew was talking about how Professor McKindy had taught at a bunch of other schools. Was he... more
              • But your rudenessology is spot on - Drew, Sun Dec 17 11:09
                Connor had decided to be condescending to Drew, which the first-year decided he really didn’t like at all. The older student was just making things up! That was really dumb and rude. “You don’t even... more
                • At least I've got something going for me - Connor, Sat Dec 30 08:27
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                  • I wouldn’t count on that - Drew, Sat Dec 30 19:53
                    Connor was wrong and stupid and Drew wasn’t good enough at arguing to tell him why. “Your dad is supposed to be a role model for you,” he said, to start with. All fathers were in a position to be... more
                    • Count me out - Connor, Tue Jan 2 21:22
                      Connor flushed a dark, angry red. He knew Marley was bad. He knew Marley was very bad, and quite honestly he didn’t know how Claudia could deal with her but what this conversation with Drew was... more
                      • Down and out? - Drew, Tue Jan 2 22:04
                        There were a couple of seconds before Drew really processed what Connor had said. Then Drew clenched his fists. No one had ever actually said it about his family before as far as Drew could remember, ... more
                        • Not down for the count - Connor, Tue Jan 2 22:27
                          Drew decided, apparently, that it was a good idea to fully demonstrate just how awful he was because not only did Drew choose to use an absolutely rude word towards Connor, but he also bludgeoned... more
                          • I think I can change that - Drew, Tue Jan 2 22:50
                            Drew was almost at the stairs. He was hoping that the stairs wouldn’t screw up today and mess up his exit. They had messed up a few times for Dade lately. The older boy would go up the stairs to the... more
                            • Nobody is changing anything - Professor Aaron McKindy, Wed Jan 3 07:45
                              Over the years, Aaron McKindy had stopped assigning much homework. He had been teaching for - well, he had been teaching for long enough that he didn’t want to think about how long he had been... more
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