Margaret Peregrine is a high school sophomore. Most of the time, she's either at school, at the school robotics club, at the school chess club, or doing schoolwork. Today, she's cleaning out her late great-grandmother's attic.
"True enough! You seem to have gotten the hang of this whole being human thing."
"Heh. I've never been but it sounds fun."
"I wonder if you'd be really good at snowboarding, since with that your feet are sort of attached to each other."
"That and a smaller contact patch with the ground. Again, this is all guessing; I've never done a sport I didn't have to do for school."
"I'd say 'lucky you' but I'm told some people actually like sports."
"That does seem like the logical thing to do. What stuff do you think you'll want to try, now that you can go places outside the Avalon? Have you been going out invisible a lot?"
"I definitely want to hear how it goes!"
"I can! I can totally come visit whenever we feel like it, though I hope medallion sales will be keeping me busy soon. Which reminds me, I should tell my research partner it worked!"
"Girl I met in a magic store in Seattle. I text her when I'm stuck for ideas or want to ramble about magic at someone or want a diagram checked for errors, she looks stuff over and gives me sensible advice."
"Yeah, she made this really cool spreadsheet that helps with spell design and I think she's working on healing. My next project is probably going to be Boxes of Holding."
"Constructing diagrams involves a lot of algebra and the spreadsheet does a lot of it for you, and boxes are easier because they have conveniently regular and unchanging interior dimensions to specify."
"I haven't tried, but even the best case scenario is probably hard on the contents. Everything I sell is magically durable, since I don't want anyone else finding out either. Maybe I should add some more disclaimers to the website, 'no warranty and if there was one it would be void if you ran this over with a truck' etcetera."