Julius Astley, Crotalus
It was well made, wasn't it?
Tue Sep 4, 2018 20:26
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Somehow, the words 'big gooey bar thing' didn't fill Julius with much confidence in that their dessert would actually be any good. However, Evelyn seemed to know what she was talking about and given the fact that all of his ideas were rather complicated, he decided to just keep his mouth shut. If they did turn out to be a disaster, he could always try his own ideas on his own and outside of the classroom.

As they passed the pile of books on the Professor's desk, eyeing them more out of curiosity more than anything else, he shook his head and said rather plainly, "No, I don't think so. I have read many Potions books and I am sure I'll be able to recall any information we need."

He didn't seem to realise how arrogant he sounded, not how pompous he looked when he walked with his straight back, his shoulders pulled back, his head held high and his hands were clasped behind him.

He was momentarily surprised by the question about his favourite dessert, not used to having anybody except his sisters take an interest in his likes and dislikes. He shouldn't have been too surprised though. He was quickly coming to learn that curiosity was a part of Evelyn's nature and that she had a habit of asking many questions, inane or otherwise.

"Religieuse," he murmured, his French coming out smoothly, his accent perfect. "That is my favourite dessert. Two pastry cases, one larger than the other filled with a chocolate crème pâtissière and each covered in a chocolate ganache and decorated with a piped buttercream. The smaller of the two cases sits on top of the larger one. Traditionally, it is supposed to resemble the papal mitre, the traditional head dress of bishops and abbots in Christianity."

He paused just as they reached the shelves of ingredients and cursed the fact that he was blushing again and for losing control of his tongue. Yet, it seemed so easy to just talk to Evelyn, despite the fact that she probably had no interest in what he was talking about.

"I apologise," he said, keeping his eyes on inspecting the shelves of potion ingredients. "I like history... I know for some people, that is boring."

  • Fair point, that.Evelyn Stones, Tue Sep 4 19:39
    Evelyn wasn't sure if Julius was confused or if she was. He had a look on his face that made Evelyn confident either she'd said something stupid, or Julius' life experience was so radically different ... more
    • It was well made, wasn't it? — Julius Astley, Crotalus, Tue Sep 4 20:26
      • I'll give you half credit.Evelyn Stones, Wed Sep 5 02:22
        Evelyn's eyes flicked towards Julius when he said he would recall any information they needed. At first, she was prepared to laugh. Then she realized he was serious. She wasn't sure what exactly was... more
        • Uh, I think I deserve full credit, actually. Julius Astley, Crotalus, Fri Sep 7 15:31
          Julius reached for a jar of pearl dust that shined when it hit the light. He didn't know much about jewellery but he knew that his mother owned several pearl necklaces and they were all very pretty.... more
          • You're so odd though.Evelyn Stones, Fri Sep 7 16:54
            Evelyn blinked. Why was this boy, presumably eleven or twelve, so strange and reserved? Either he was trying very hard to be polite and feign amusement at her lame joke or he actually thought it was... more
            • You're not exactly normal yourself.Julius Astley, Crotalus, Sat Sep 15 11:30
              Julius blinked, surprised at the deep intensity of Evelyn's latest comment. There were very few people - read: no one - that Julius had met that viewed their existance in such a manner. The only... more
              • Perfect! Let's be friends, then!Evelyn Stones, Sat Sep 15 19:06
                Evelyn watched Julius as he spoke, well aware that he didn't seem to be watching her. Or even noticing that she still existed in close proximity. Maybe at all. He had a funny way of speaking, with no ... more
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