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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."
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-05 03:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Lucille had been flattered when Karla had asked her to be TA, and since she was going to be on the island for the rest of the summer, she wasn't going to turn the offer down. So she was here.
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-07 06:47 pm (UTC)(link)
In good hands? You knew Lucille, right?

"I am flattered to be asked," Lucille replied, and there was more honesty in that that she would admit to herself.
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-07 07:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Could she experiment on Ringo as an example to the class?

Lucille smiled, hoping that she kept that feeling of shy nervousness hidden.
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-10 08:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"Thank you," Lucille said. "I know there are some of your teas I should avoid."

Almost dead students, then?
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-11 12:06 pm (UTC)(link)
"I wouldn't want to make any mistakes," Lucille said. Which was true, although what counted as a mistake wasn't always clear.
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-12 10:17 am (UTC)(link)
"That is very kind of you."

They might not be deadly, but Lucille was interested all the same.
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] soniaroadsqueen 2017-07-07 12:12 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, oh! It was Lucille.

Ringo waved excitedly at her friend. More excitedly than usual, even, given how long it'd been since they last had a chance to catch up.
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-07 06:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh no.

"Ringo," Lucille greeted her. "How nice to see you again." She was about as sincere as you could expect.
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] soniaroadsqueen 2017-07-07 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, yes!

Ringo beamed, apparently seeing no reason not to be enthusiastically friendly. "Lucille! How have you been? What have you been up to this summer?"
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-07 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Did Ringo ever see a reason not to be enthusiastically friendly?

"I have been at home," Lucille replied with her usual lack of enthusiasm.
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] soniaroadsqueen 2017-07-07 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Sometimes! Just not generally around Lucille for some reason.

"Oh, that must have been nice! Did you get to spend time with your brother?"
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-07 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Maybe she had to compensate for Lucille's complete lack of enthusiasm.

"He wasn't at home."
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] soniaroadsqueen 2017-07-07 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
"What? Aww, that sucks!"

Ringo knew how much Lucille cared for her brother.

Or, well, she knew it was a lot, at least?
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-09 06:07 am (UTC)(link)
Ringo probably didn't know exactly how much.

"Yes. It 'sucks'. But I needed to look after the house."
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] soniaroadsqueen 2017-07-10 08:32 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh." Ringo perked up at that slightly. "Is everything okay back home, then?"
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Re: Talk to the TA

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-11 12:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"A friend kindly helped me with some repairs," Lucille replied. She was rather proud of that, both to have the repairs done and having had someone there to help her.

Not that she would admit this.