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glacial_queen ([personal profile] glacial_queen) wrote in [community profile] fandomhigh2017-07-05 04:17 am
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The Magic of Plants, Wednesday, Per 3

It felt good to be back on the island again and in front of a class. Even though it seemed like she only came to the island these days when everything was exploding, Karla still missed Fandom and all of its whimsical madness. Though since she did have a class to teach, she should probably get on that, rather than reminiscing about the times she'd had class in this very room and the state of her old locker.

"Hello, class, and welcome to the Magic of Plants," she said, giving her class an easy smile. "Which, depending on where you're from, might have a disappointing ratio of magic to plants. This isn't some introduction to witchcraft--that's not how my Craft works--we are going to learn to unlock a lot of the uses of some common plants you might come across in your day to day life. You likely already know that plants are integral to our survival as a species; they feed us, clothe us, shelter us, provide us the bases for a great many medications and remedies. Also, tea, coffee, and chocolate all come from plants and without those necessities, we'd have to have serious conversations about how much of life is actually worth living."

Because coffee. Life-giving, precious coffee.

"But since you've all been on the island for at least a semester, then you know what the first week is for. So, introductions! Name, class, why you took this course, and then an old favorite ice breaker of mine--two truths and a lie. Tell the class two truths about yourself and one lie and we'll all guess which one is a lie. And then once that's done, we're going to use plants to make papyrus sheets like your Ancient...Sumerians did? No, that doesn't sound right, hold on." Karla looked at her phone to double check. "Ah! Ancient Egyptians! Right, like the Ancient Egyptians did."
sharp_man: (formalwear)

Re: Talk to Karla

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-05 07:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Hannibal had noticed the class rosters this term, and he was hardly going to ignore one of the most delightfully wicked people he knew.

So, here he was, standing at the door with his customary tribute of handmade chocolates, waiting for a moment to say hello.
sharp_man: (flirtatious)

Re: Talk to Karla

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-05 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
"Of course not," Hannibal said, grinning. "You hardly need it." He held out the chocolates and leaned in for a kiss on the cheek. "You look wonderful. How have you been?"
sharp_man: (I wonder...)

Re: Talk to Karla

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-07 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
"Much better than I might have thought, years ago," Hannibal confessed. "Very well for both me and, though I hesitate to speak for him, my husband. And you? How are Glacia and your family doing?"
sharp_man: (smug smile)

Re: Talk to Karla

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-07 03:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"Please give Warren my best," Hannibal said. "And Morton and Julian whatever you think will be most interesting," he added, grinning. "And Ermengarde?"
sharp_man: (smirk)

Re: Talk to Karla

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-07 06:38 pm (UTC)(link)
"You know I'll always feed you meat," Hannibal said with a grin. "Satyrs are vegetarian?"
sharp_man: (amused)

Re: Talk to Karla

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-07 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
"It does sound like a fascinating challenge," Hannibal admitted, but teased, "Will I need to send you steaks on the side?"
sharp_man: (laughing; really?)

Re: Talk to Karla

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-10 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Hannibal laughed. "I'll see to it, then. Any particular requests?"

Kobe beef? Steak and potatoes? Lamb? Human?
sharp_man: (I wonder...)

Re: Talk to Karla

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-11 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"Venison it is," Hannibal promised. "I have a supplier in another world; I'll see what they can find for me." He thought for a moment. "Perhaps a good stew? It would travel and reheat better than steaks."
sharp_man: (I wonder...)

Re: Talk to Karla

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-12 02:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Hannibal chuckled, then ran some recipes through his head. "Perhaps a wine sauce, chocolate-infused. I'll have to see if I can make arrangements for it to arrive still hot."
sharp_man: (smirk)

Re: Talk to Karla

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-13 06:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Hannibal grinned. "My husband doesn't have to know."

After all, his husband wasn't telepathic or anything. And he'd certainly never smell the cooking.

"Or perhaps I'll have him make steak and potatoes to send as well."
sharp_man: (laughing; really?)

Re: Talk to Karla

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-14 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Hannibal laughed. "I've never been a knight before. Will it be worth it, simply to annoy people wondering what it is?"

Or because she'd given some honor - even if it made no sense - to someone who wasn't Blood?