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PostSubject: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:52 pm

Caspar was excited, a new year at Hogwarts was just starting, which meant he was about to meet all of his students. He was somewhat nervous too, how could you not be when meeting so many new people? But he knew what he was doing, he knew what he was talking about, so really he had nothing to worry about.

And yet, that didn't stop the light flutter of butterflies in his stomach as he waited in the greenhouse for his students to arrive.

Professor Jameson had said he would be fine, though, and thus Caspar let out s small, shaky breath as he looked back to the plants which he had chosen to start with today. Mandrakes.

It wasn't an easy first lesson, but Caspar wanted to show his students that he was not going to be a teacher to shy away from the more brutal plants. No, Caspar loved them, and he hoped his students would too. On the desks were a set of earmuffs for each student, so now all that remained was the missing ingredient for a perfect class.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:57 am

Eli walked- no- ambled. That was probably more accurate- ambled to class, rather surprised to see that he was the first one there. He'd left breakfast a bit before any of his friends, eager to explore the vast outdoors that Hogwarts had to offer. He quickly lost track of time though, and honestly thought he would have been late. Alas- first student. He was rather impressed and surprised with himself. Admittedly, he didn't really rush when he realised he might have needed to be in class, it was pure luck that he happened to be the first one in.

Walking in to the greenhouse, he saw (oddly) earmuffs on the table.

"Are these in case the person next to us won't stop talking?" he joked to the professor before taking a seat. More than likely, it'd be his neighbours using them,he had a habit of talking far too much.


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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:20 am

Ugh... classes. Ellie was not excited for them one bit. 5th year was supposed to be the hardest because of OWLs. She didn't like putting that much effort into her studies and planned on getting mediocre scores in everything if not failing. She didn't really care what she got really. It wasn't like she wanted to grow up and move into adult-hood. She wanted to continue being a kid. Being a kid was fun. It was exciting, there wasn't anything to worry about except for what was for dinner. And since Hogwarts provided all of her meals, and everything was always really good, She really didn't have to worry about anything.

But, to not piss off her family, Ellie headed to class. She would somewhat try. Showing up was trying right? Why was she sorted into Ravenclaw? She didn't really know. Maybe the sorting hat had taken some drugs before the ceremony and just randomly chose a house for her. That made the most sense. Ellie sighed as she entered the green house. Year 5... Man... did she really only have two years left? It didn't seem real. Here she was year 5, she hadn't had a kiss, didn't really have friends, and didn't care what happened at that moment.

She entered the green house and took a seat. The Professor was already there and one other student. She looked at her robes and sighed. She really needed to not set an example. She wasn't a typical Ravenclaw. She didn't care if she was on time, or the first one in the room. Being second in room was almost as bad as being first. She rolled her eyes as the other person in the room tried making a joke.

Ellie said, "No you idiot, they are for the mandrakes. They can make you pass out if you hear their cry."

Man... She tried not to be a know-it-all, but sometimes it came naturally. She hoped the professor wasn't going to look at her for the answers to everything. She put her head down on the table. Then she figured she was being rude...

She looked up and said, "Hello Professor."
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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:38 pm

"No you idiot, they are for the mandrakes. They can make you pass out if you hear their cry."

Without missing a beat, Eli turned to the girl who had just entered "Well, clearly you've never been in class with someone who can't just be quiet," he scoffed a bit and grinned "It has just occurred to me that perhaps not passing out is also an advantage of the earmuffs," he added, with a head tilt "Hey, it's kind of a two-in-one thing. Stops idiots from being too bloody annoying, and stops you from passing out from- what were they- their cries? Really? Man that's gotta be a good power to have…" he paused a moment before continuing "Yeah I could deal with that."

He looked up to the professor "How does the fainting thing work?" he asked "Asking for a friend who may want to try it out, you know. For scientific purposes," he grinned.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:04 pm

One reason why Primrose didn't actually like Herbology was because it was far too cold in the greenhouse and it made her knee ache in pain which, half of the time, led to her not actually paying any attention to the lesson as she tended to, more often than not, focus on her own will not start whimpering in pain.

It had been the reason why she had, finally, gotten some knee pads and protectors from the muggle world that she had a seventh-year charm to be warm the whole time she had it on. It would keep it from stiffening up and locking on her and it would also keep her attention on the lesson.

Being the third one in the classroom actually annoyed Primrose at first until she heard the words that the fifth year Ravenclaw said to the Gryffindor first year. Rolling her eyes upwards, Primrose limped towards one of the tables and slammed her bag on the floor beneath the table.

"Can you not call a first year an idiot, Ms Conners?" The blond-haired fourth year sent the Ravenclaw an annoyed look. "You're not being very mature towards an eleven-year-old. He was just being sarcastic." Really, what type of idiot must the Fifth Year Ravenclaw be to call an eleven year old an idiot?

Turning towards her fellow Gryffindor, Prim replied to his question. "It's the Mandrake's cry. The plants themselves are fairly harmless but when you pull them out to re-pot them they cry very loudly." She tilted her to the side. "A young mandrake's cry will only knock you out but a mature one will instantly kill you. So I'm guessing that we'll be re-potting young Mandrakes." This observation she directed towards the Professor, a simple, beautific smile upon her lips.
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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:45 pm

Arthur made his way down towards the greenhouses with mild apprehension. A new professor meant that there was a new way of doing things, and for Arthur, that was rather unsettling. He liked to know how things were going to be done, so that he could plan, be comfortable. Of course, new things came along and he had to deal with them as they came, but he preferred not having to do that.

Slipping through the door, Arthur came face to face with some of his peers obviously having something of a debate.

Deciding against getting involved, Arthur moved away from the group and put his bag down in a free space. He didn't know who might be attending today's class (another unsettling idea) but hoped a few people he knew would join them. That way he might have someone to work with - if the professor permitted, of course. Until such a time, all he could do was wait.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:45 pm

Secrets at Hogwarts were never kept secret. Which amused Jacques. He managed to stay under the radar for the most part, and the... physical relationship that had sparked up between himself and one of the Gryffindor girls had not caught the lips of anyone. On the flip side, the fact they had a new Herbology professor had spread around the school - well the train ride to the school - like wild fire.

Which was precisely why Jacques was bothering with the class today. Purely to find out if this professor was as much of a joke as the rest of the professors they had on offer at Hogwarts.

Entering the greenhouse, Jacques caught on to the argument that had started between three other students. His fellow Slytherin had slunk off, obviously content on being unnoticed. Jacques was not going to be in the same boat, though, definitely not. "I'd agree with the Ravenclaw." Jacques told the other girl who'd spoken. "Anyone who can't work out the earmuffs are for protection purposes, not for 'talkative neighbours' is most definitely an idiot." The French boy told the girl, moving around the table to sit next to the Ravenclaw he agreed with.

He didn't know who she was, but at least she had her head screwed on properly.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:59 pm

Prim grimaced and silently did agree with the Slytherin, however, the first year was in her house and it would look bad on her if she didn't actually try to someway protect him, even if that meant she would end up looking like an idiot herself in front of the others.

"Still he's a first year." Prim said with a soft frown upon her lips. "She could've told him what they were for without calling him an idiot. It just makes her look like an idiot for picking on an eleven year old." And Prim certainly had bad memories when it came to older students picking on her when she had been a first year.

Rubbing her left knee in irritation as it tingled, she frowned down at it before she gingerly took off the knee pads for just a couple of moments. They itched and she knew she had to get some better ones but they would do for now. "Fuck this shit..." She grumbled; her aching knee irritated her now.
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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:42 am

And all of a sudden her moment was destroyed by some preppy blonde gryffindor. Ellie rolled her eyes. Gryffindors thought they where so supperier than everyone else. She hated them with a passion. That was probably why she didn't give two shits that this kid was 11. And since he was 11, he should know what ear muffs are for anyways. Ellie looked at the Gryffindor with a sour look.

She said, "Exactly. He's eleven. So he should know what the war muffs are for anyways! And if he read ahead like a proper student, he would be even more prepared!"

Not that Ellie read ahead.. but she already knew what mandrakes where. Okay.. she read ahead.. She's a Ravenclaw. What was she supposed to do? Not be prepared for the lesson? She tried not to care, but it was in her blood. As a Ravenclaw it was programmed in her mind to want to do good or at least be prepared and look smart even if she wasn't.

And then the slytherin boy stood up for her. And he was French. Double whammy. Ellie hadn't really seen him around before. She turned to look at him. Girls where supposed to twirl their hair when they flirt right? She started doing that. Flirting was never a thing she did, but in this case it was needed.

She said, "hello, I don't believe we've met. I'm Elowyn Conners. Or Ellie. And you are?"

God she was so awkward.
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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:40 am

Eli was… surprised, to say the least that a couple of other people had jumped in. A Gryffindor girl defending him, and another Slytherin boy siding with the Ravenclaw. He looked around, first at the Gryffindor girl "Cheers for that," he smiled, and then back at the other two, looking mildly bewildered "I feel as though you two aren't really the joking types?" he questioned. He felt like his humour had always been universally recognised as humour… Surely no one would really take him seriously, right? He barely even took himself seriously, he didn't expect anyone else to.

"I mean, really. Earmuffs, I know what they do, clearly…" he placed some over his ears, walking over to where he saw the potted plants "I'm smart, yeah?" he spoke loudly, unable to hear the volume of his voice from the earmuffs "I mean, seriously, would an idiot do this?" he quickly grabbed hold of one of the plants, and was halfway through yanking it out when he was suddenly overcome with a dazed confusion. His grip loosened and he looked around, even more bewildered than before, wondering what had happened.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:50 am

Carlotta had seemed to have walked in on a bit of an argument, naturally probably caused by none other than her littler brother, Eli. She was certainly not surprised. He had quite a mouth on him and often took things way too far. She gathered that someone had called him an idiot- someone was standing up for him, and because everything was a joke to him, he had started to act like none other than an idiot.

She knew entirely what he was going to do when he said "Would an idiot do this?".

Yes, growing up with him was quite a challenge, but she recognised the patterns. She acted quickly though- ear muffs only meant mandrakes- mandrakes meant fainting. And the bloody trouble-maker was going to advance the lesson quite a bit.

She drew her wand, "Confundo," she aimed at her brother, and saw a dazed look glaze over his eyes, as he let go of the mandrake, glancing around, confused. She stowed her wand away, sighing with relief that she had managed to stop him.

"Sorry about Eli, Professor… He just gets a bit eager, that's all," she said, making her way across the classroom to sit with the only other person she knew, which happened to be Arthur.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:35 am

As Nirek stepped in to Herbology, it seemed everything was kicking off with a number of students. Rolling his eyes at the childishness of them all, Nirek moved away from the commotion to an empty space in the middle of the room. It wouldn't do well to get sucked in to that - especially with a new professor. He would probably try and pull some bravado any moment, and Nirek did not wish to be the cause of any docked house points for Gryffindor.

Pulling out his text book, Nirek took a hold of the ear muffs that had been provided and slipped them around his neck - like one would with the old style headphones. He wasn't trying to be cool, or anything, Nirek simply didn't trust his fellow students to not try something stupid. Their current position would allow for a quick move to put the ear muffs on, should it be needed.

Until then, though, the Gryffindor would remain quiet, and wait.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:54 am

At the sight of his first student, Caspar gave the boy a small smile, hoping his nerves wouldn't show too much. The question that was presented by the Gryffindor boy made Caspar open his mouth to reply before being cut off by the next witch that entered.

His eyes widened a little at the use of words the girl had picked to describe the other boys question. "Now, I don't thi-" Caspar started to say but the younger student was defending himself, and Caspar decided to go quiet. Control was not something he was going to have from the outset, it would seem.

Especially as a third person got involved, defending the younger boy - they were in the same house, so it made sense. Caspar nodded his agreement with the older Gryffindor in that moment, because he had been about to say the same thing. But, his mood towards the outburst was broken by the fact the older Gryffindor knew what a Mandrake could do. Caspar was impressed with her - it had sorted out his first question of the class.

But before Caspar could speak again, another two boys had entered, the second jumping on the bandwagon and calling the Gryffindor boy an idiot. Caspar couldn't help but frown to himself, flustered already because he was struggling to sort this out.

For a moment, however, Caspar thought this might dissipate, with the Ravenclaw witch turning towards the Slytherin... and flirting? Caspar shook his head at the thought, before noticing the Gryffindor (younger) was moving off towards the Mandrakes. "Umm... please, sit down, Mr-"

But the dazed look that took over his facial expression made Caspar worried, quickly moving to the Gryffindor and holding him up as his eyes scanned the room, before landing on another Ravenclaw. Holding her wand, and then addressing him directly, the witch explained the Eli - the Gryffindor boy -was much too eager. Helping Eli back to his chair, Caspar decided that now was as good a time as any to get started.

"Right, okay. Everyone please settle down now. I know you're probably a little bit excitable, you have a new professor, it's your first lesson back. I know these things get a little much at times. But, please, when you're in the greenhouses, do not think you can do as you please. Some of these plants are wildly dangerous, and can maim, or seriously injure. Whilst I'm glad you stopped Eli," Caspar continued, motioning to the Ravenclaw witch who'd cast a Confundus Spell on him. "Please don't use your wand in my classroom unless you've been told to. For safety reasons, I mean. I'm not a grinch."

Okay, that wasn't the best opening speech, but Caspar was quite flustered with the opening scenes in his class, and he still didn't know whether to tell off the older students who'd picked on the Gryffindor boy.

Deciding against becoming a complete grinch, Caspar looked around for his notes on his desk, and upon failing (with a number of papers heading off on adventure away from the top of his desk, Caspar shook his head and berated himself internally. Pull yourself together!

Motioning to the Gryffindor girl who had been defending the younger Gryffindor, Caspar continued on. "Umm, Miss..." He paused only long enough for the witch to say her name before continuing. "Told those of you who were here in the time of a small kerfuffle that a Mandrakes cry can be fatal - in adult form. A younger mandrake will only knock you out. As you have ear muffs on the desks, I'm sure as Miss Seele told us, you will have worked out that we will be repotting mandrakes. Take five points for your answer, Miss Seele, even though I didn't ask the question...

"However, before I set you off on this task... can... can anyone tell me the uses of a Mandrake?" He prompted, looking around hopefully for someone to answer him.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:12 pm

Violet had been on her way to Herbology, having picked up the lesson to scope out the new Professor, simply curious. She got to the entrance of the classroom, lingering back a bit as she watched the situation inside unfold. Something about insulting a first year or whatever. People will literally turn anything into an argument, it would seem.

She didn't see why people jumped on the bandwagon, the kid didn't seem fazed by it. She figured he was trying to prove a point when he started to act idiotically and attempt to rip the mandrake before anyone was ready. Honestly, it was probably something she'd do when she was younger if someone had insulted her. She wouldn't've give the whole big speech, just gone quietly to do it and walked out.

She watched as the new teacher started to become more and more flustered trying to calm the class. Finally, the interruption ended when a Ravenclaw confunded the kid causing a bit of drama. She assumed that they knew each other from how she apologised for him.

She waited a further few minutes as the teacher calmed everyone down, explaining the rules and starting on the lesson before she walked in, deciding to have a bit of fun, see how far she could push this guy.

"Sorry I'm late," she said after he finished speaking "I was tossing up whether it was worth it to come," he voice was monotonic, apathetic, and her face seemed to give no emotion "I mean, mandrakes? I was wrong, but I was already here and I have an hour to kill," she added with a shrug, heading over to an empty seat.

"As for your question," she added, slumping into the seat "I know one use is to cure those who have been petrified. Once they're mature, of course," she dropped her bag to the ground.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:28 pm

Caspar looked up as the door opened and admitted another student. Of course, he knew nobody, so the professor could only give the witch a small smile as she entered. He was about to explain what they were doing, but it seemed the witch had been listening as she entered, and his mild mannered approach to the situation blew up in his face almost immediately.

Feeling the bite of the young witch's words, Caspar did his best not to become too upset by the words, but the fact the witch before him had not known as to whether coming here was a good idea was a little bit of a sting to his ego.

But, her answer was spot on, and Caspar wasn't one hundred percent sure what to do. Again.

"Umm, yes... yes, that is one use, once they're fully grown." Caspar agreed with the witch, twitching slightly nervously in that moment because he really hadn't been prepared for the land of teenage children. "It is... apparently, also an aphrodisiac... not that you children really need to know that... Take five points for Hufflepuff!" Caspar said, his obvious unease on show in that moment.

"Now, what I would like for you all to do is to partner up, and repot the mandrakes in to larger pots. Everyone please make sure your ear muffs are on securely, because I really do not wish to bother the school nurse today." Caspar insisted as firmly as he could, motioning to the large pots on their desks and the compost that they could sit in. "Make sure you pack the earth around them securely, otherwise they'll be trying to climb out during the night!"

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:28 am

Vi was a tad surprised that she had gotten the points. Yes, she answered correctly, but she hadn't been particularly nice.  And then she caught what he had said. An aphrodisiac? He really had no clue at all. Like really? Bringing anything like that up in a room full of teenagers? Oh but the look of discomfort on his face was just too tempting. She just had to say something, something that would push just a little more.

"An aphrodisiac?" she asked, raising an eyebrow "Is that why you're having us re-pot mandrakes? Having some issues with that sort of thing are you?" she kind of quickly looked him up and down.

"I mean, you're right, a room full of hormone-fuelled teenagers don't need those sorts of things..." she added casually. But it would usually be embarrassing enough to just point out something like that.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:49 pm

Lux took one step into the classroom and came across an argument. She listened for all of two seconds before rolling her eyes and muttering under her breath, "Amateurs." The new professor was doing an awful job of containing the argument and Lux snorted in derision. Just great! A brand new professor with not a clue what he was doing and toddlers for classmates. This was going to be an amazing year. It was embarrassing enough that she had to repeat a year - because she went crazy after that whole finding-her-birth-parents thing - but she had to put up with kids in the classroom as well. Sure, she was technically studying the same things so she knew all the stuff, but having to deal with kids who could not for the life of Merlin hold a proper argument was torturous.

She made her way to the back of the class, took one look at the earmuffs, groaned, and called out, "Seriously? Mandrakes? You couldn't have chosen a more interesting topic?"

As he started the class and began talking, Lux couldn't hide a smirk. Time for some fun with the guy. The moment he said he wasn't a grinch, Lux saw her opportunity and piped up, "Yes, Mr. Grinch! Whatever you say, Mr. Grinch."

Then Violet entered the room and it was all Lux could do not to burst out laughing at the exchange between student and teacher. That girl was savage and Lux liked her already. She handed Mr. Grinch's behind to him, nicely roasted and with a side of char-grilled carrots and potatoes to boot.

When he gave his last instruction to pack the mandrake tightly, Lux couldn't stop herself from saying, "So that they can act as an aphrodisiac for you in the night?" She grinned, not caring that talking back to him could get her in trouble. It was way too much fun and completely worth any detention he might give her - not that she thought him capable of sentencing a student to detention.

Putting on her earmuffs, Lux began the task of re-potting the mandrake, not bothering to work with a partner since she'd done this before in one of the previous years and knew exactly what to expect.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:15 pm

The confundus charm wore off rather quickly. Eli saw that it was his sister that had cast it, and he wasn't at all surprised. He supposed he'd sit down when the professor started talking. It was then this older girl walked in and, well, she wasn't particularly nice to the poor bloke. She was actually rather nasty.

The mention of aphrodisiac came up, clearly meant to be just excess information, but the Hufflepuff and Slytherin girl made some rude remark about it- a joke that simply went over his head (something that rarely happened).

He furrowed his brow and then asked "Sir, isn't Aphrodisiac like a Greek god or something?" This question, was actually genuine- perhaps the confundus charm hadn't quite worn off just yet, but the word sounded familiar, but not quite right.

"No Eli," he heard his sister chime in "You're thinking of Aphrodite- goddess of love. But that is where the word comes from," she corrected.

He nodded a bit before leaving it, looking to see who he could partner up with.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:53 am

Elleon took a deep breath, his eyes fixed on the door as if it was a monster waiting to devour him, chew him to little bits, and spit him back out. He knew it was just his overactive imagination but that didn't make him feel better about the year ahead of him. He'd been held back one year after failing in his classes but this time, Jelena, his sister who also acted as his interpreter, had moved on to the next year. He'd have to get through the year - and pass everything - without her help. It was difficult enough with her help and he didn't know if he could do it.

Deaf people can do anything except hear. His mother's voice rang in his head, echoed by his former teacher's encouragement. Never let people look down on you because you're Deaf. Prove that you can do better than them.

He would work three times as hard as anyone else and show that being deaf was not a handicap. After the pep talk, Elleon stepped into the room, right into chaos. Not being able to hear anything, he used his eyes to decipher the situation. All he got from it was a bunch of people talking not so nicely to each other, and the new professor trying to calm everyone down.

Elleon took a seat near the front and took out his notebook. As with every new professor he got, he began writing a note. My name is Elleon Caverly and I am Deaf. I would appreciate if you would look in my direction when you talk so that I can read your lips. Thank you. Busy with writing the note, he completely missed the professor's words, looking up in time only to catch: "I'm not a ....ch." What? He's not a what? So many words ended in -ch but before Elleon could figure it out, the professor was talking again. Elleon kept his eyes on the professor's lips, managing to make out enough words to know that he was talking about the Mandrake's cry.

Elleon was about to put up his hand to answer the question when someone walked in. He caught her apology and a few words after that, but whether she answered his question or not, he didn't know since she sat down and he could no longer see her lips. Glancing back at the professor, he found that she did answer the question but the professor didn't repeat it, leaving him clueless. Quickly, not taking his eyes off the professor, he jotted down in his notebook: read Mandrake uses. There was one more word the professor said that he couldn't make out. There definitely was an a followed by an f,o and dee formation. He'd just have to ask the professor later.

Once the instructions were given, Elleon took the note he'd written and approached the professor, handing it to him and waiting until he'd read and acknowledged it before moving back to his desk. He looked at the earmuffs for a moment, debating whether or not to use them. He was deaf after all and no matter how loud the Mandrakes cried, he doubted it would affect him. But just to be on the safe side, he picked it up and went in search of a partner.

Looking around the classroom, he spotted a first year Gryffindor boy and approached him. "Hi. I'm Elleon. Would you like to partner?" he asked, hoping that he boy understood him through his accent. He'd gone for intense speech therapy but knew the did not sound the way Hearing people did.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:18 pm

The retort from the Hufflepuff about the plants being aphrodisiacs and Caspar himself needing them made the Irishman balk for a moment. How could one child be so damn well ruthless? Caspar did not know, and his mind was in a frenzy on how he should approach this subject. After all, talking about his own sex life was hardly going to do him any favours.

"I don't think that's a conversation that we should be having, Miss..." Caspar came up short, though, realising he did not know the witch's name to be able to admonish her for her words. Flustering even more at that, Caspar shook his head. "Please don't do that again." He decided on, firm enough to be taken seriously in any other situation, but undoubtedly failing to do a thing in this moment.

Another student piped up, but Caspar just let out a small sigh, and decided to ignore them. Bickering with children would not end well.

"Earmuffs on." Caspar called out once more, paying those who chose to try and disturb his class no mind. They would not ruin his first lesson!

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:22 pm

Prim sighed softly as she listened to the Professor and while she would love to answer, she was keeping herself in check. Better not be seen as a know-it-all, even this early into her fourth year. Listening to her Professor with one ear while with the other she listened to the talks around her, Prim couldn't help but just roll her eyes in slight annoyance though she was quick to just smile when someone looked at her.

Tapping her right foot against the floor, she looked around to see whom she should partner up with; she didn't have many friends and those she did have weren't in Herbology with her, which just sucked if you ask her but she'd have to make do.

Biting her lower lip, the fourteen-year-old curiously looked around to see what pairs had been made before she would approach someone about pairing up. Slipping her ear muffs on she ignored the students that tried making trouble in class.

Worst case scenario, she'd do the assignment on her own.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:24 pm

Severine wasn't excited about seeing Herbology on her timetable. There was something about it that made her cringe. Maybe it was the thought of getting dirt under her fingernails or sweating due to the humidity the greenhouses captured, maybe it was just due to the fact that it seemed pointless. Either way, the sixth year let out a groan and drug herself to the class.

She caught the tale end of some younger students arguing and rolled her eyes. The new professor was unfortunately not hot and attractive like she sort of hoped he'd be. She needed eye candy in this school, she needed to develop a crush so she didn't seem as young and naive to Isaline. The girl picked up the earmuffs and frowned. How many people have worn these? She shuddered and decided to not think about that because she wasn't a an of passing out - but then again itcould be fun. She'd be sent to the hospital wing, out of Herbology and she'd basically be the center of attention.

The girl smirked and listened to some more exchanges between the professor and other students before deciding that she didn't care to partner up and instead moved to be alone. At the words of the professor, she grimaced once more. "How do I know these are clean and not parasite filled?" The question was asked quietly in a rhetorical manner because she didn't care to hear the answer because chances are, it wasn't the one she was looking for.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:40 am

As Carlotta sat down in and amongst the storm that was raging in the classroom, Arthur gave her a small smile and a softly spoken hello. He didn't know what to make of the new professor, because quite honestly, he was getting ripped apart by the Head Girl and another Hufflepuff he didn't know. Both of whom, Arthur had made a mental note to keep away from at this point.

In a way, Arthur felt sorry for the professor, but he was not the kind of kid who was going to step up and tell people to back off. He was the quiet kid.

With the instructions given, Arthur turned slightly towards Carlotta. "Do you... wanna partner up?" He asked, they had spoken a few times now, and Arthur did trust her enough not to believe she wouldn't try anything stupid. Pulling on his ear muffs, Arthur waited for Carlotta to follow suit. Then... well, then they could get on with the methodical move of the Mandrake to its new home.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:16 am

"Hello, I don't believe we've met. I'm Elowyn Conners. Or Ellie. And you are?"

Great,
Jacques thought to himself as the Ravenclaw witch thought she could latch on to him. Another Ellie, as well, what were the chances of that? Allowing the girl a mere moment, Jacques turned to look at her, raising a single eyebrow. "I'm out of your league." The Frenchman told her, calmly, coldly, and deadly seriously. Jacques Clement was not the kind of guy who took interest in women, truthfully, they took interest in him. Worked hard to get his interest, and inevitably, ended up failing.

Turning back to look at the plant the professor was talking about, Jacques took up his ear muffs and moved to get his own Mandrake. He wasn't in any rush to repot the thing, but it kind of made his statement much more believable than hanging around for 'Elowyn Conners'. Moving back with the plant, Jacques didn't look towards the Ravenclaw, instead just getting on with the repotting by himself.

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PostSubject: Re: Herbology: Lesson One (All Years)   Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:45 pm

Carlotta watched as the lesson seemed to take a turn for the worst- people getting way, way off of topic, inappropriate suggestions and, well general rudeness and immaturity. She simply nodded when the professor had asked her not to fire spells, and for a good reason she supposed. She hadn't thought of the possibility of hitting the plants- it had almost been a reflex really- just something that she was used to dealing with. She wasn't going to get involved with anymore of it, except for correcting her brother's comment- something she felt like she had to do after she had practically confused him. He'd be alright though, she hadn't intended it to be a particularly strong spell.

"Do you... wanna partner up?"

She turned to Arthur, who she had sat next to and smiled "Yeah, sure," she said, pulling on her earmuffs and looking back towards Arthur "Let's start then," she grinned.

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