Malikhi Hill, Pecari
I best give you a cushion if you're going to facedesk.
Wed Aug 22, 2018 19:00
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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 seem to have a fun spirit and seemed rather sour and he didn't enjoy the company of people like that. If given the choice, he would've much preferred spending time with just Evelyn and away from Ness. He knew, though, that the option was not there. If he was to be friends with Evelyn, he'd have to at the very least tolerate her.

He was pulled from his thoughts when he heard Evelyn trying to pull him from his thoughts and he turned back to her, smiling slightly as she called him 'Kai'. He liked that it was her nickname for him and only her nickname. Nobody else had ever called him that and truthfully, he was happy to keep it that way.

He didn't interrupt her as she spoke, not wanting to upset her further. He felt that perhaps he'd caused enough damage by laughing in the first place and if his mother was here, she would've just told him to 'button it and listen'. He resisted the urge to laugh at the link between his mother telling him to be quiet and the fact that their lesson was all about transfiguring pebbles to buttons. He was concerned when she'd said she'd had a rough morning and wondered if there was more going on than a simple case of accidental magic. He hadn't seen her at all before Transfiguration and that fact that niggled at the back of his mind. In the end, though, he dismissed it and wrote it off as a simple case of her being embarrassed.

When she finished her small speech, he gave her a warm smile and a nod to show that he understood what she was saying and turned back to his paper. As a similarity, he wrote that both buttons and pebbles could be used as turns of phrase. Like his mother telling him to shut up and he'd also heard her say that there were 'plenty more pebbles on the beach'. He smiled, maybe he could also focus on that while he tried to cast the spell.

At Evelyn's nudge, he looked up and smiled as she bet him another chocolate frog. "I'll do you one better," he told her. "Two brownies. And you'll be fine."

This time when Evelyn cast the spell, nothing happened and it certainly hadn't snowed. He couldn't help but grin at her. "I guess I won the bet this time, huh?"

He turned to his own pebble and pulled out his wand. He cleared his throat and tried to make his mind clear, attempting to think only of what he'd written on his table. He took a deep breath and moved his wand in a clockwise circle as he enunciated, "Pangolus!"

His pebble shuddered slightly but then fell still, nothing having changed. A blush crawled up his cheeks. It seems that he hadn't been quite able to push thoughts of Evelyn out of his mind.

  • 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
      • 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
        • Never you!Evelyn Stones, Sun Aug 26 15:59
          Evelyn turned when Ness spoke, and her face was full of a smile. She hadn't expected Ness to be interested in anything that involved Malikhi and was hesitant to push her friend to spend more time... more
          • Do I have to?Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Sun Aug 26 19:21
            Malikhi's mood seemed to be able to do nothing but go up and down today and at hearing Evelyn invite Ness to join them for lunch made it plummet back down and sour again. They'd spent time together... more
            • Yes, play nicelyNess, Tue Aug 28 19:52
              Phew. They weren't trying to exclude Ness. The first year remembered times in elementary school when people had loudly and pointedly made plans without asking Ness to be a part of it. 'Yay, so it... more
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