Jeremy finished his knife during last week's shop, so he's hoping to take advantage of this week's shop section to see if he can gather some raw materials from the supply cabinets, and see if anyone wants to trade for anything he can make with glass. Make-and-mend for glass would be much harder than for other materials, for most people, but it's easier for him, and less mana-intensive, since it's in-affinity. He already reconstituted most of the jars Briar brought him, but he's taken a few of them back down to the shop, and is sitting at a table near the front of the room, quietly repairing them. He has other spells for them, too, but he's not going to burn the mana to reinforce them just for a demonstration.
Sean's knife still needs sharpening but not much else. It's pleasantly meditative, which means he needs to work very hard to keep alert and aware instead of falling into a soporific rhythm. What's there to look at. No mals that way no mals this way. Boy making glass jars? What are those for?
"Well, the broken ones aren't very useful yet," (he gestures at the still-broken jars on one side of his desk), "but they're good for lots of things once they're put together -- you can store alchemy supplies, or get extra water from the bathrooms so you don't have to make as many trips, or put all your pencils in them so they don't get lost. Right now they're just jars, but I can also make them harder to break, or less likely to spill."
"Are they going to have lids?" Oh that was a stupid question why did he say that.
He frowns. "I don't know how to make lids for them, but if you have some fabric and twine it should work well enough, especially if I also enchant them to be hard to spill." He mimes securing a piece of fabric over the top.
"I think spare fabric isn't easy to come by. And that wouldn't work if you put water in them."
Well, yes, if you fill them with water and flip them upside down all the anti-spill enhancements in the world won't help you, he doesn't say, because that would be rude.
"It's hard to find a lot of, easier to find smaller scraps, too small for clothing but big enough for this. Or I could maybe find a way to turn some of the leftover jar bottoms into lids, but that might take some time... what do you want the jars for?"
"My affinity's water and I could stand to have more of it around. For things that go bump in the night."
"If you want to come with me to the bathroom after class I can demonstrate the anti-spill enchantment I've got, it'll stand up to normal jostling although not if you, like, pour it out on purpose."
"I'm more worried about a mal knocking one over? Especially onto homework or something. I have jugs but they close pretty tight."
"Yeah, I don't know if there's a good way to fix that. It might be possible to build a holder thingy but I don't know how."
"Maybe I should just carry really thin glass spheres full of water I can throw at stuff like a water balloon, if I ever work out how to make use of a mal being wet, which I probably will at some point."