Evelyn Stones
Tue Aug 14, 2018 22:39

Evelyn breathed a sigh of relief and managed to stay relaxed as Ness spoke. Seeing Ness and Malikhi get along fairly well and each be friendly to the other made Evelyn's heart swell, and Ness' reassurances that she was not, in fact, a dunce, helped too. Of course, she was a bit nervous at the thought of being graded. She hadn't considered that side of things.

As Ness turned to make the group's first try, Evelyn took a second to write down some additional notes. She tried to be as objective as possible, taking notes on the size, shape, and color of her pebble and of the button she was imagining. She also did her best to make her notes coherent for Professor Skies.

Slowly and with as steady a hand as she could manage, she pulled her wand out. With her thoughts on the riverbed at home, where she'd found as many lost buttons as riverrocks it seemed. There was one that she remembered vividly, a hard plastic button with four holes. It was the kind that made her think of a day in kindergarten when they used buttons and glue to make caterpillar crafts. She'd found it nestled amongst the shiniest black river rocks, with shoots of white etching their smooth surfaces.

Evelyn closed her eyes and waved her wand. "Pangolous," she whispered.

When she opened her eyes, she hesitated a glance at her pebble and found that it now featured the tiniest hint of white. Evelyn leaned forward, positively bursting with excitement as she observed her meager transformation, and then suddenly becoming less excited when she realized the river water she'd thought of had apparently found its way out of her wand and was pouring from the end and all over her robes.

  • And some are buttholesNess, Mon Aug 13 07:10
    “Different strokes for different folks,” Ness agreed with a cheery smile at Malikhi, “Unless the person’s “perspective” involves denying other people their basic human rights. Then it’s not really a... more
    • Grooooss — Evelyn Stones, Tue Aug 14 22:39
      • Uh, Professor? It's a bit wet over here (tag Prof. Skies)Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Tue Aug 14 22:52
        Malikhi had been eagerly awaiting his turn to try the spell, so much so that he'd hardly paid attention to Evelyn's casting until it was too late. He just caught a glimpse of her pebble changing... more
        • Right... It's wet, not hilariousNess McLeod, DH Skies, Sat Aug 18 06:32
          Ness did not think the lesson was going quite so well any more. It had been a lot better when they were all just writing things down because that part was easy. The theory made complete sense... more
          • It's awful!Evelyn Stones, Sat Aug 18 14:49
            In that moment, Evelyn might have died. She wished she could, although she wasn't sure that sounded much better. Maybe she just wished to vanish into a poof of smoke that everyone thought was totally ... more
            • I was just... forget it. Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Sat Aug 18 15:24
              Malikhi was torn between being embarrassed because of being told off by Professor Skies, angry at Ness because he hadn't been speaking to her nor asked for her stupid stuck-up opinions and Evelyn... more
              • Good ideaNess, Tue Aug 21 06:44
                Poor Evelyn. Ness would have hated to have messed up a spell and have everyone looking, or have needed the teacher to come over to deal with the situation. But it was Malakhi that Ness really blamed... more
                • Facepalm. On the desk. Facedesk?Evelyn Stones, Tue Aug 21 23:16
                  Evelyn wondered whether it would be exactly as nice as she thought it sounded to just put her head on the desk and disappear. Perhaps her next bout of accidental magic would be to disapparate,... more
                  • I best give you a cushion if you're going to facedesk.Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Wed Aug 22 19:00
                    Malikhi was still quietly bristling to himself about Ness. He had his doubts that the pair would build a friendship like he had with Evelyn and he wasn't entirely sure that he wanted to. She didn't... more
                    • Feeling left outNess, Sun Aug 26 07:52
                      What Evelyn was saying did not make sense. If someone needed help, why would they not want it? Ok, like, if it was a class assignment and they wanted the satisfaction of working it out themselves,... more
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