As opposed to your usual punology
Sat Dec 9, 2017 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 what he meant, albeit politely. Dade and Rose were both particularly blunt and often ill-tempered, but Connor had a more even temper and used more diplomatic language. He supposed it was probably a relief to their father, who struggled to deal with Rose and who was beginning to struggle to deal with Dade, as the youngest Farnon picked up the bad habits that Rose was teaching him at school. That was why he didn’t hold it against Drew that his family was inherently structured incorrectly. Dade and Rose probably would have. Well, Rose actually probably wouldn’t have; she was very close to Marissa Kendrick who was, in turn, close to Drew’s parents through some sort of familial relation. But Connor was sure Dade would take his side on this.

Except, Holland -

Anyway, Connor didn’t have the time to devote thoughts to the perpetually strangely dressed sixth year boy that Dade was oddly fascinated by. He had, in front of him, a very confused first-year boy who was struggling to understand the things Connor was saying. Maybe it was because Drew’s ‘parents’ had brainwashed him into thinking that it was acceptable for McKindy to teach at RMI. Which made sense, of course, now that Connor had thought of it. Poor Drew had grown up in a cocoon of impropriety, and didn’t know any better. Helping him see the error of McKindy’s ways was probably an extended task, one the Connor probably did not have the time and energy for. On the other hand, Connor thought, Claudia was obviously going out on a limb for Marley as an act of social good. Perhaps he ought to do something like that as well.

“Well the rest of the professors,” Connor paused, wondering how he could phrase it tactfully. “They’re just more qualified to work with students,” he said. “They’re more like what teachers ought to be. A lot of them are married, even. So nobody needs to worry about them,” again, diplomatic language was something Connor was struggling with, which was unusual for him. “Making an example of their lifestyle choices,” was what he ended up with. It was perhaps a little more opaque than he typically went when explaining this sort of thing, but in order for Connor to continue to be in a place where he could influence Drew, the third-year knew that he had to keep Drew from reacting too strongly to the facts of the situation.

  • 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
      • 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
              Families were confusing because Connor knew how they were supposed to go, and he was pretty sure that most of his family’s problems were related to not having a family the way they were supposed to... more
              • 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
                          • I don't think I like change - Connor, Wed Jan 3 08:08
                            It was about three seconds between the words leaving Connor’s mouth and Drew practically running toward him to hit him. At first, Connor was shocked. He had never actually been hit before, not like... more
                            • It’s not that bad - Drew, Wed Jan 3 09:50
                              On the upside, Drew was able to punch Connor for longer than he thought he was going to be able to. He had only meant to hit him once, but then he had realized that Connor might hit back if he had... more
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