Jun 03, 2020 6:06 PM
this is fluff (probably) and also set in the Sims
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Syd sits very patiently (though their patience is somewhere in their books) and waits for their mama to show up. Patrick is in the next room, which is the best place for him because he never stops talking and it's so exhausting. They do wonder who is with him though, since Mr. Tabris is here.

They wish they had their book. That would pass the time so good.

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A book is suddenly dropped into their lap. Their favourite!

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!!!

Oh, they should say thank you.

"Thank you," they say quietly. You have to speak really quietly during reading time. That's the rules.

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Mr Tabris raises a finger to his lips, and winks, as he passes by, heading out of the room towards reception, hoping to intercept Syd’s mum before she gets here. 

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Syd's mum is at reception! She looks very young to have a kid. Early twenties at the most. But the resemblance between the two of them is unmistakable.

She leans against the counter and tries to hide her impatience. She does not succeed. Also her hands are covered in paint which also means that she totally has it on her face and how did she not notice until right now. What a great first impression. Normally she wouldn't care... but this is actually important and Syd deserves a good impression.

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Oh God. Oh Jesus. Oh, whatever God merfolk worship- 

And to think, he used to laugh when his dad said he would've flung himself into the waves if that's what it took to win over his mum. Jesus. Flo had half a mind to call him right then and apologise, because Ms Selwyn (and it had to be her, the resemblence to Syd was uncanny), was probably the most beautiful person Flo had ever seen in his whole damn life. 

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But he had a job to do, and he cared deeply about it, so he could at least pretend to be professional. 

He coughed, so that he wouldn't startle Ms Selwyn, then smiled. "Ms Selwyn? I'm Syd's teacher, Flo Tabris. Thanks for coming."

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She turns and smiles because she is excellent at smiling and she can do it while the world is ending -

and he's cute. Which is actually super helpful because now she can smile at the cute guy and not fake smile at a random teacher that is about to tell her how awful she is at being a mother -

"Hi. I'm Rowan. You should call me that."

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"Then please call me Flo, Rowan. Follow me, please?" 

He gestures down the hall, and tries not to go into furious bisexual panic over her smile.

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"Flo. I like it. Haven't met anyone named Flo before." She starts down the hall.

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“Short for Florenzo. Please, withhold your judgments,” he chuckles.

He turns a little serious. “I wanted to get you aside for a moment, before we go in. I’m supposed to be the biased third party, you know? The mediator. But...while Syd started the fight, I don’t think she’s to blame.”

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"What happened? I'm assuming she's fine because that's what they said on the phone. Didn't give me any details though."

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“She...well. She cast a spell she wasn’t supposed to know yet. That’s not...uncommon, kids will find out anything they can get their hands on, but Mischief and Untamed magic we generally leave to older students.”

Flo pauses, and fights back a smile. “Bloody good Uncontrollable Dance spell though.”

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"She does have power. She got that from her dad, I'm as powerless as a frog." She pauses. Frog? Seriously????? "The other kid is okay?"

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Flo laughs. "Frog, huh? Apt analogy, for a witch school. You know, coz witches turn people into frogs?" Stop explaining the joke, Flo, she's already made it.

"He's fine, we were able to dispell him quickly. I'm not so sure he didn't deserve it, but unfortunately we can't let Syd go around hexing people. As funny as it is."

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"What sort of punishment are we looking at, then? Do magic schools even have detention or do you just throw them in a cauldron and serve them for afternoon tea?"

Great, way to lean into the harmful stereotypes, Rowan. Such a good impression.

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"I'm already putting together the spices. They're going to make a lovely stew," Flo says, laughing. "No, I'm hoping this can be solved today, and there won't be any following punishment. Syd's a good kid, and Patrick is too, just too nosy for his own good. Patrick's parents may insist on suspension, but that's never the case for a first offence." 

He opens the door to the classroom containing Syd. "We're in here." 

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The moment Rowan walks through the door she has an armful of Syd. They cling to the mama tight. Missed her so much. School is so long.

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"Hey, baby. I missed you too. I'm gonna sit down and we can talk this out with Mr. Tabris, okay?"

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Syd mumbles an affirmative into her shoulder.

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This is so cute, Flo might actually pass out. Be professional, you soft-hearted romantic. 

"I'll be right back, I'm just gonna grab Patrick and his folks." Flo disappears into the next classroom over. 

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Rowan sits down with Syd still in her arms. "Wanna tell me what happened?"

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"Wouldn't leave me alone."

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"And then what happened?" She very well knows, but she would like to hear it from Syd's point of view.

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"Skully showed me a spell and I put it on Patrick. Then he went away and I read my book."

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That stupid fucking skull again. She knew she should have buried it with the rest of Harry's stuff when he died. But the spirit was so pathetic and sometimes useful that she let it stay around. She's going to have to lay down some more rules when it comes to teaching her kid stuff they shouldn't know. Or interacting with Syd at all, really.

"You know how I feel about you learning magic outside of school. And especially from Bob."

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