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PostSubject: Unexpected Summons (Adelaide)    Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:56 am



There were only a handful of times that he considered himself to be nervous. He was not one to normally be a bit awkward, but he had never been to the Headmaster's office. Headmistress his mind corrected himself. Not even in his naughtiest moments had he ended up here. But the Headmistress had made it clear that he was to visit her after his initial lesson.

He briefly wondered if he had done something wrong. The thought was immediately banished; he actually found himself worried if it was maybe him beginning the lesson on poisons with the younger students. Okay..perhaps that was not his brightest moments. But he remembered how it was when he was in school and how he had heard stories of the potions professors and how they had always fascinated him. He wondered briefly what it had been like being a student at Hogwarts during that time. He wanted that grit back in potions, but he knew he treaded lightly with students that were not him.

So he sat there, stiffly awaiting the Headmistress to return to her post. While tedious, it did allow him to gather his thoughts to his best abilities. Putting his hands together, they rested under his chin as he began to think of all the possibilities and outcomes of this meeting.  


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PostSubject: Re: Unexpected Summons (Adelaide)    Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:47 am


The end of March looked promising, even if the ridiculous holiday of fools lurked just around the corner. The terminations of inept staff members had gone as smoothly as she could have hoped for, the board was impressed enough at her ability to streamline the process of education and had given her free reign to appoint staff members she believed would actually stay.

Of course, it was a test. Adelaide knew the game well, she was the board's scapegoat just as much as Andrei Kessler was hers. In big businesses, risk was minimized by placing the blame on one, easily dispensable pawn. The redhead had ceased being that pawn many years ago.

Of course, the free hand in staff appointments didn't mean Adelaide would suddenly become a bleeding heart who only thought of the children. No, she had to find candidates that married both the skill of good teaching with a crowd favorite, celebrity appeal. And Mycroft Holmes was fast becoming a name that inspired both. Which was why he had been asked to casually drop by her office.

The two way glass showed the young wizard's arrival, punctual, proper, everything she would expect from a Holmes breeding. This was already going better than expected. Putting away the folder marked "HOLMES, M", the headmistress spared a glance at the bookcase glass to ensure she looked presentable before calling out just loudly enough for her voice to carry outside to the waiting area.

"Please come in."

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PostSubject: Re: Unexpected Summons (Adelaide)    Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:58 am



Allowing his mind to wander, he allowed himself to think about his younger days at Hogwarts. When he had initially started he had assumed that he would never fit in to such a British world, yet there he had flourished and dug his roots deep within the castle. His eyes flitted through the walls allowing the portraits to take him in while he did the same. His eyes briefly landed on the old portrait of Albus Dumbledore; the old man was always a mystery for someone like Mycroft. The idea of being so good and benevolent never sat right with him after all no one was that good in a world such as this. He was never as naive as he should have been, and his eyes moved through each wall taking in as much detail trying to see if the reasoning behind this meeting.

But as he heard the Headmistress, he found himself moving forward. He would not show any nervousness; despite how it bubbled through him. He had never been taught under this woman and he did not know her other than this position. Still, as he entered he swiftly greeted the Headmistress, politely kissing her hand as a greeting. He did not sit down, instead waited to be signaled to sit down. It was only polite and he was always polite.

"I hope the evening finds you well Madame" he commented as charming as possible.


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PostSubject: Re: Unexpected Summons (Adelaide)    Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:20 am

Ah, proper etiquette were a blessing bestowed upon the chosen few, and Mycroft Holmes was definitely one of the lucky ones. As he entered and greened her, Adelaide found a somewhat genuine note beneath her professional smile. "It does indeed," she replied, injecting just the right note of warmth in her tone to put him at ease. "Please, have a seat. How is your grandmother these days? I'm afraid I haven't run into her this season at all." The Goshawks knew the Holmes like all pureblood families knew each other - from a respectful and sometimes suspicious distance.

Should the younger wizard take a seat, Adelaide would continue. "I hear you've been quite busy lately with the ICWW conference coming up? Will you be attending alongside Kamren?" Adelaide had done her homework, everyone knew Mycroft was the unnamed right hand man the Minister did not have. If anyone in the UK would know as much about the Summit as the minister of Magic, it would be the respectful potioneer sitting across from her.

Once he had replied the redhead continued. "And I hope you're finding teaching to your liking. Personally it's not my cup of tea but it doesn't have to be for others to enjoy it and find fulfillment in the task." She knew his own sister was in his class, and for a moment, Adelaide idly wondered if that caused any drama in the Holmes household. Her own brother she could never imagine having a role in her formal education. Aside from being four years her junior, he was possibly the most irresponsible person she had ever known.

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PostSubject: Re: Unexpected Summons (Adelaide)    Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:00 am



Mycroft was always unsure how to take the older witch in front of him. On the surface level she seemed like a friendly, if not detached sort of woman. She was beautiful, but he knew how beauty was often times the most deadly, only second to being considered unassuming. Still, as she signaled him to sit, he did so politely. He briefly looked around her office, in his own seemingly detached way. Still as his eyes flitted through the room he took as much information as he could from the woman in power here.


It was the mention of his grand-mère that made him look at the headmistress and smiled politely. Ah yes, Goshawks, which his grand-mère had quite strong opinions for. He in turn was less inclined to have due to his unwillingness to show preferences. Preferences got families to lose their hierarchy and possibly lose powers. And while he wasn't as power hungry as his father, he was by no means not swayed by power. Power made the world go round.

"My grand-mère is quite fine, she was a bit surprised that there was no appearance during the winter ball of my sister's coming of age. But the gifts sent her way were much appreciated" he had no clue what she had given, but he had briefly heard the comments from the old hag he lovingly called grand-mère. "But old age will not stop that woman." And it was frighteningly true.

There had been little mention of his role with the Minister, so as she brought it up and changed the small talk to something more narrow, he raised his brow before clearing his throat. There was no point in lying that he knew more than he should, but there was always a way of saying things that were convenient.

"Ah yes, the Summit. I do admit that this will be a bit of a curious venture. The Minister has not said much, nor of my part in all of it" he moved his hands around to emphasize, "But as you know walls do talk, but as for me, I know very little"

As the topics flittered from one to another as if it was small talk, he was having a hard time quite pinpointing where she wanted to concentrate or get from him. He figured that so long as he was careful there would be no harm in following her lead.

"Yes, I am appreciative of the opportunity." he admitted, "It is quite interesting to take this role, as it is a lot more different than what I deal with on a daily basis. It's a good de-stesser even if it is dealing with young minds. But if I may ask...why is my presence necessary this afternoon?"  


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PostSubject: Re: Unexpected Summons (Adelaide)    Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:10 pm

"Oh I did send an apology note to her for that," Adelaide clarified, looking appropriately sad at having missed the ball. truthfully her assistant had managed that but the redhead wasn't about to ruin the pleasantries by admitting it. "I'm afraid ever since taking on the role of Headmistress, I've had precious little time for social engagements. Even Harvey complains how less he gets to see me these days." That much was true, the work had piled up over the year and Adelaide had to fix a major problem in a limited time frame.

When he remained cryptic about the Summit, Adelaide knew not to push. After all, she wasn't looking for confidential information here, just an avenue of conversation that could segue into the reason for this meeting. Mycroft beat her to the punch however by inquiring it straight out. It seemed the young politician cared little for small talk. A pity really since the older witch had always found small talk to have its uses.

"Well, i did want to hear about how you were getting on," she clarified, letting him know he wasn't here under false pretenses. "When I first requested a potions substitute I wasn't entirely sure what to make of it but the feedback from your classes has been positive and most faculty members have a good opinion of you. I hope you'll forgive the inquiry on my part, comes with the job."

In fact, Adelaide had found out that despite his age, Mycroft excelled a what he did, including teaching. He wasn't exactly the warm friendly brand of celebrity teacher which was good. Adelaide needed an enforcer, someone who could discipline the children instead of encouraging them to be his friend. A proper educator.

"And I am very glad to hear you're enjoying yourself. Though i wonder, could you possibly see yourself doing this long term? Spending your days with children and playing an active role in shaping their minds?" There was the question that would decide the way this meeting could go. The redhead waited waited patiently, ensuring he understood there was no rush for an answer.

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