Yeah my reflex-ology isn't great
Sat Dec 16, 2017 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 trying to validate RMIís choice in hiring someone like McKindy on the basis that other schools had done so as well? The real question, in Connorís personal opinion, was why Professor McKindy had left the other schools. Because it sounded a lot like there had been some sort of issue, that heíd taught at so many schools. Especially if it was the second time at RMI. Connor didnít think much of Headmaster Bonilla, and he wouldnít be surprised if the Headmaster was willing to ignore something like a prior dismissal when hiring. Maybe he hadnít even noticed. But it did sound and awful lot like there had been some schools who had some problem with McKindy, and for all that Connor didnít particularly approve of the man, he did seem to be otherwise quite competent.

Although what had he been doing at a Muggle school. Anyway -

Wait, Drew had said that Professor McKindy and Mr. Tennant were married? That couldnít be true - was that even legal? Connor didnít know a whole lot about law, actually, but he was pretty sure that only women and men got married so unless there was something about Professor McKindy that he didnít particularly want to know about, there was something going desperately wrong here. Maybe it was an American thing, but that still didnít sit quite right with Connor. Surely someone would have mentioned if something like that were legal in America. Connor was fourteen years old, he would have known about it by now.

But before Connor could dispute Drew on his claims, the younger boy responded with a particularly rude way of stating what Connor had been politely talking about. Connor sighed internally. It wasnít his fault that someone had made the rather questionable decision of letting Professor McKindy teach at RMI, and it certainly didnít mean that he was the one who was messed up.

ďIt is perfectly reasonable to ask that people who teach at a school maintain family-friendly lifestyles,Ē Connor said, calmly and placatingly. ďIím sure that is why Professor McKindy has had such a tumultuous career. If he had chosen something more appropriate Iím sure that there would have been less trouble.Ē

  • 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
      • But your rudenessology is spot on - Drew, Sun Dec 17 11:09
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        • At least I've got something going for me - Connor, Sat Dec 30 08:27
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          • I wouldnít count on that - Drew, Sat Dec 30 19:53
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            • Count me out - Connor, Tue Jan 2 21:22
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              • Down and out? - Drew, Tue Jan 2 22:04
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                • Not down for the count - Connor, Tue Jan 2 22:27
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                  • I think I can change that - Drew, Tue Jan 2 22:50
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                    • Nobody is changing anything - Professor Aaron McKindy, Wed Jan 3 07:45
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                      • I don't think I like change - Connor, Wed Jan 3 08:08
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                        • Itís not that bad - Drew, Wed Jan 3 09:50
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                          • Only if it's change for the better - Professor McKindy, Wed Jan 3 11:31
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                            • This was definitely not for the better - Connor, Wed Jan 3 11:58
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