I recommend not telling prefects you’re a trouble magnet
Tue Jan 29, 2019 15:24

Zevalyn was a bit surprised by the confession that Criastabel kind of expected to get into trouble. Though, she did amend it was the cat’s curiosity sort of trouble, so that kind of fit with an Aladren sorting. Still, Zev was Head Girl and prefect. Belatedly, Cristabel seemed to realize it was a bad idea to talk to about that particular penchant for trouble with such a badge wearer. It was probably best not to comment on the remark at all, and just keep an extra sharp eye on the girl in the future.

Fortunately, there was plenty more to comment on in what she had said. “Care of Magical Creatures is a good one,” Zevalyn agreed, not through any personal interest in the subject (it being the only core class she had decided to drop going into Advanced classes) but out of loyalty to their Head of House who was the professor. “That’s Professor Tarnasay’s class,” she added with another nod up to the staff table, as it seemed relevant given she had just pointed him out not even five minutes ago. “I’m sure he’ll be glad to have an Aladren excited about his subject.”

“So you’re magic born, or at least half and half?” she asked, mostly as a segue to a conversational shift rather than any doubt on the topic. It sounded like her dad was definitely a wizard, though her mom could be a muggle. It would explain the living in a muggle part of town bit, though Zevalyn thought it wasn’t unheard of for magical families to settle in muggle places. “Both my folks are muggles so you’ve got a leg up on where I started,” she added quickly, before Cristabel could develop any worries that Zevalyn might be a . . . Racist? Magicist? Bloodist? She wasn’t sure of the exact term, but prejudice against those with muggle ancestry was a thing, and not unknown in Sonora, though Zevalyn hadn’t run into it too much herself, aside from some of the pureblood boys in the year below hers being careful not to sit too close to her in class, and a bit of snubbing by Winston Pierce at the fair last year.

But Winston Pierce was a prat with some kind of weird vendetta again her boyfriend so she didn’t mind him avoiding her one little bit. The practice was entirely mutual.

“I didn’t even know what a puffskien was coming in, so I’m sure you’ll have no trouble keeping up.” She might have felt a bit of reluctance before making such a claim to any random first year, but Cristabel was an Aladren. Zevalyn believed in her.

  • Re: Great! You'll do fine.Christabel Davidson, Wed Jan 23 16:13
    Christabel was relieved to be able to talk about something she was certain about. "I'm really excited for Care of Magical Creatures," she said. "I can't have magical pets at home because my dad and I ... more
    • I recommend not telling prefects you’re a trouble magnet — Zev, Tue Jan 29 15:24
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