This isn't how this usually goes
Thu Feb 22, 2018 06:48

“So logically that’s not how the spell progression would go, obviously, but you shouldn’t be doing that to begin with because - AH!”

Dade turned around. Huburt had been trailing him since dinner, rambling on about a book that he had found Dade reading in the library. It wasn’t a particularly questionable book - well, by Dade’s terms, anyway. Considering how much time he spent doing questionable things nowadays, though, his was not necessarily the mainstream definition. He and Remy had already gotten up to enough trouble the previous years learning on their own, but now they had an older student involved, and Drew (who had learned some really nasty things from Professor McKindy, Dade was impressed). Their learning had definitely increased, although the nature of their learning had kind of changed from curious exploration to pointed training. Dade was fine with that.

But having turned around, Dade realized that Huburt was no longer there - and the magical hole in the staircase he was used to falling down was closing behind him. Well that was a first.

The past year or so, the third-year had been having sporadic problems with the staircase to the boys’ dorm not liking him. Headmaster Morgan seemed to care about it more than Headmaster Bonilla had, and not in a good way. He seemed to be convinced that Dade was trying to get into the girls’ dorm for whatever reason, which was not the case. He wasn’t even friends with any girls in Cetus. He was barely friends with anyone in Cetus. Why would he try to sneak into the girls dorms? This was the first time Dade had seen anyone else dropped into the Headmaster’s Office by going up the right staircase. He smiled smugly. He had known there was something wrong.

Looking down, Dade saw someone about to step on to the staircase. Feeling charitable, the dark-haired boy called down “Hey, be careful. The stairs just ate Huburt.”

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