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StarShine 12-09-2014 07:50 PM

of Professor Culloden
 
As you enter the room, the first thing you see in the middle of the room is a hand-made Turkish carpet and nothing else. To the immediate right of the door stands a coat hanger for four coats a time, and you are expected to hang your coat there before fully entering the room. Professor's desk and two chairs in front of it are located at the right end with three pictures hanging from the wall, and his bookcase and 'emergency potions' shelves with a representational potion brewing set are located at the left end of the room. The walls are painted light blue.

The desk and visitors' set look expensive, and they indeed are. They are from genuine mahogany, all cut from the same wood. There is usually a big pile of papers hastily arranged at the farther side of the desk, and you will always see a potion phial and a book on the more organised side. Behind it is his office chair, and in front of it are two comfortable looking armchairs with a coffee table between them. You'll find a bowl of sweets that is filled with cheering up potion that will last for approximately three hours. Go on, take a cherry, apple, orange or lemon flavoured. Be careful not to take the last lemon though, because they are his favourite.

To the right side of the wall behind the desk hangs a picture depicting a Mardin, Midyat house with smiling kids sometimes singing a song and sometimes playing a game. To the left is a painting depicting Afghanistan with an old wizard at the centre of it. He is brewing a mysterious potion and will be more than happy to speak to you in Persian, but he just smiles upon asking about what he is doing. He was a respected wizard of Afghanistan, and Professor Culloden paid a fortune for the painting, so act accordingly. Beneath them in the middle hangs a picture of Borneo rainforests with birds and insects. If you are lucky, you will be treated with a birds lullaby and if you are unlucky, the insects will drill your brains with their buzzing sound.

The middle is only occupied by a handmade Turkish rug. While you may step on it, you will land yourself in detention faster than you can say 'potion' if those shoes are muddy or wet.

At the other end of the room is a bookcase full of books about potions, both muggle and magical plants and animals. Don't be surprised if you see your professor's name on 3-4 of them. Depending on how much he likes you, he may lend them to you.

On the shelves next to the bookcase stands his golden, representational potions brewing set and a few phials full of different potions. Along with the carpet and pictures, the set is his most prized possession.

If you can find him in his office, you are 'okay' to pay a visit.

WhittyBitty 01-06-2015 07:31 PM

Entering the office, Lux took a seat in one of the chairs knowing that he probably wouldn't mind her doing so without permission first - he wasn't Bellaire after all. The walls were BLUE and she was in total support of it because blue was the best colour ever. The man had good taste in paint colours.

"Hello, Professor. Did you have a good summer?" It was polite to have small talk first, and she DID hope that he had a good holiday since teaching was probably stressful. It was also probably stressful to be Bart's step-father because as much as she liked her friend, he could be a handful.

StarShine 01-06-2015 08:39 PM

Cosgrach liked it that she directly took a seat. He was tired of teeling people to do so. He honestly didn't mind if people sat or not.

He closed the door after her, feeling a bit bad for the two lads outside, but he knew they would understand. He turned to sit on his throne, and grinned at the girl.

"It was well," he said, "I helped my wife, Victoria Culloden, with her election campaign." Just so Lux told her parents so that they would vote for her too. "How was yours?"


WhittyBitty 01-06-2015 09:19 PM

It was nice to hear that Culloden had a nice summer, though she was a little surprised to hear that Bart's mom was running for the elections. "She wants to be Minister? I don't think Bart ever told me. That's so awesome!" Maaaaybe she would tell her parents about it and they could vote for her. Hehe.

"My summer was awesome! I went to California and New York and I saw a lot of friends and Bay." It had been so much fun and it sucked that she had to do her O.W.L.s this term and her Lion was gone. She also missed Jun and Justine but she still talked to them and was so happy that they were dating now. "Do you want a Chocolate Frog?" Surely that was okay since this was his office and not the classroom or potions lab.

StarShine 01-07-2015 04:58 PM

Cosgrach nodded and smiled. "I guess Bart didn't want to sound boasting, but she does, yes. Her ideas are pretty neat." He would say only this much, though. From what he had observed, it was better to be nonchalant about it than enforcing. If Lux' parents needed more information, they could owl Victoria.

He grinned at her summer. "That's great!" He wished he could spend a summer in New York too. He missed the place - but hold on! Did she say 'chocolate' frogs?

"Yes, please!" he said, chuckling, and even opened his palm. And once that was out of the way, he asked "How can I help you today?"

WhittyBitty 01-07-2015 08:28 PM

Awww, it was adorable how Professor Culloden was talking about his wife. Sometimes she found it hard to believe that the man was married to Bart's mother. She was tempted to talk about this more, but felt that maybe it was a good idea to get down to business when there were other people waiting outside and Adi needed to work on his potion with the Professor. They could always have more small talk later.

Taking a Chocolate Frog out of her pocket, she handed it over with a smile before taking one for herself. "Well, I was wondering if you could tell me what I need to do to become a Potioneer. Like... what scores I need on which O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s and what I need to take in school after leaving Hogwarts and such. I don't really have any idea." And he could be a huge help because he was an expert in this field.

StarShine 01-08-2015 07:19 AM

Assuming this is *before* he got his owl about the workshop ^_^
 
He proceded to open the frog as she spoke, and had a big smile on his face once she was done. "So you want to be one?" he asked as he bit the head of the frog, and was thoroughly happy. She could probably tell.

Once he was done chewing, he said "There are generally three groups of potioneers, one: the kind who are the brain, the inventors and the planners. Two: the assistants of those, who conduct the, shall we say, 'boring' work - setting up the experiment but not doing anything important. The third group is obvious: they are commercial potioneers and brew the potions people can't, y'know, like they have a shop somewhere and such, or work at the St. Mungo's." He took another bite and chewed to allow that to sink in.

"Personally, I think you are in the first group," he said with a small smile once he was done chewing, "or the third at worst. You'll be in the second group during your university years, of course, but don't stay there permanently." He bet she wouldn't forgive herself, then, but he wouldn't forgive her too. "With that in mind, the minimum you'll need is: 'O's in potions, care of magical creatures and herbology in OWLs, and 'E's in transfiguration and charms. 'E' in defense against dark arts is also good. Normally, 'A' suffices too, but I don't think your professors will accept you to the classes with only an 'A'." Would they? He doubted.

"Now, did I get all of these marks?" He laughed. "No. I failed in charms and D-A-D-A, yet here I am. I had to take those classes in university too, definitely not recommended," he said with a soft chuckle, hoping she understood that he was only talking of his own failure to show her he truly, truly didn't recommend that way.

"As for the NEWTS, all 'O's are always a plus. But my professor at the university told me that it had been my luck that I'd had the time to experiment so much here instead of studying for charms or D-A-D-A. So," he opened his arms to both sides and smiled a little to say 'It's up to you,' "definitely 'O's in potions, herbology and C-O-M-C, 'E's in transfiguration, charms and D-A-D-A. Then you apply to the universities. Don't limit yourself with only UK and USA - but we'll talk about that when the time comes. For now, focus on these six courses. You have already got a MESOP recommendation. Come to this workshop I've just put up the notice of even though you don't have any idea, and next year, you and I can have more advanced, private lessons."

How did it sound?


WhittyBitty 01-08-2015 09:51 PM

It was obvious that he was pleased with her wanting to become a Potioneer. But then of course it would seeing as this WAS his field. Enthusiastically Lux nodded, temporarily forgetting about the Chocolate Frog she still had to unwrap. "Oh, yes! I love brewing potions. I want to do it for a living and invent potions when I know how to." Obviously she would learn those skills over time and she was very excited to. "I am thinking of opening a shop where I can sell potions I make, but that isn't set in stone yet. I might go down the path of inventing if I have a knack for it."

Curiously she listened as Professor Culloden gave a lot of really helpful and thorough advice. Three different kinds of Potioneers... Huh. That had never occurred to her before, though she supposed that it made sense. He definitely knew what he was talking about! The first one sounded like the best kind to her. The last was second best, and the middle was least appealing though she could definitely see the necessity of it. "I definitely want to strive for the first kind. I am so excited to create things!" Aaaah, she already had some potions in mind for this. Hehe.

A bunch of O and E scores were mentioned for O.W.L.s... No surprise there. It would have been more shocking if she didn't need high scores in multiple subjects and the Herbology and CoMC thing definitely made sense. She wasn't as sure about DADA though. "Why is it a good idea to have an E in Defence Against the Dark Arts?" she asked curiously. The subject wasn't as worrisome to her as Transfiguration, she just wasn't sure what it had to do with potions and it would be nice for him to explain it to her. "So it's mandatory I get Os in the first three but if I don't get the E marks it's possible to get the marks later on?" It sounded as if that was what he was telling her, but clarification would be nice. Definitely best for her to get the Es, but still... it was a little comforting to know that she could at least take Transfiguration later on if worst came to worst.

The N.E.W.T. score thing was good to know as well, though Lux was't sure that she could manage Os on everything. The effort would kill her! Nodding, she took in everything he was saying and figured that she could strive for Os in the first three and Es in the second three. The bit about not limiting herself to the UK and US got a nod as well. She had never given that thought much consideration, but it was the workshop that really had her attention now.

"Oh, I will so be there! I already have a potion in mind!"Yeah, she had only heard about it now but that didn't mean an idea hadn't just popped into her head because it DID. Good thing that she had some potions in mind for creation already. hehe. "The private lessons sound great!" She was so excited already.

StarShine 01-09-2015 05:38 PM

Once he was done talking, he bit the last piece of the frog as she spoke and asked her questions. He simply nodded when she said she wanted to open a shop to sell her own inventions. It wasn't in the near future, her ideas would surely change, so he didn't have anything to say for now. He did smile when she said she wanted to create things. Of course! It was such a romantic idea to create things - it had been one of his dreams as well... and one that he had achieved, thankfully.

"Because there are also dark potions," he said, "and/or potions created with dark magic." Made sense now? She couldn't ignore the dark side of magic if she wanted to be great. "And there are potions to treat injuries caused by dark magic as well. You need to learn the cause to think of treating." Made sense now? He hoped so.

"I'm just saying that get the adequate marks to attend the NEWT classes for those three subjects. You'll need those to enter the university." As in, don't take him as an example in that - what he did was inhumane, and she was already too responsible to suffer.

"You already do?" He laughed. "That's great. I'd ask, but that's for later - your friends are waiting outside." Apparently, he was the popular guy of the school. Not that he complained! He enjoyed this, thank you very much.

"So, we can arrange private lessons next year. Like I said, just focus on these subjects and the workshop this year."

If that was all she had to say...?


WhittyBitty 01-09-2015 08:30 PM

Oh, right. Duh. Lux hadn't really thought about that aspect of Potions because it was unpleasant. "I like to think of happy potions not mean ones, but that makes a lot of sense!" Like with the guilt potion and hate potions...love potion as well, it could be argued. Those ones weren't so nice. Neither were the poisons.

With a nod, she understood what he was saying about the N.E.W.T. thing. "Okay, that makes sense," she said so that he would know they were on the same page. "I'll send you the owl with my potion idea soon!" Like...maybe after dinner. Point was he didn't need to wait long. "But yeah, I'll focus on those two areas and thank you SO much for the advice." Like it was very helpful and meant a lot to her.

Smiling, she got to her feet again since he had other people to see.

StarShine 01-09-2015 08:41 PM

Cosgrach laughed. "Of course." Of course she loved happy potions better, and that was better, anyway. There were enough dark potions around. No one needed more of them.

"I look forward to it!" he exclaimed - he really wondered what her idea was. He wondered everyone's idea, actually. Kids tended to be more creative. It ought to be fun... unless someone was stupid enough to explode something.

"I'm glad I could help," he said and got up as well, because only that was polite. "See you later then, Lux." He made his way to his door after her...


Hera 01-10-2015 03:12 AM

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Originally Posted by StarShine (Post 11709657)
He appeared at the door after Lux, and gaped at two new faces there: Gabriel and Zander. Well... Adi had to wait a bit longer than he'd first hoped... it didn't matter for him, though - the more people, the merrier!



"So, uh..." It was deciding who to call for first, but he decided on Zeke: he was younger than Silas.

"And younger people first now, yeah?" He smiled at the rest of them, but didn't really wait for an answer from the other boys and merely nodded at Zeke to come in.


Darn straight it was his turn!!! Silas and the others got there AFTER him... he was not about to have his spot in 'line' stolen! But weeeee, his turn! He wasn't sure how he felt about the 'younger' people first bit though, that was age-ist or something.

"Thanks, Professor," he said as he stepped into the mans office, leaving the comfy waiting chairs behind. The office itself looked as it had when he visited last year, but he didn't look around much. The carpet though, that was still there. BIG carpet rug thing.

"I need your help Professor, I stuffed up big time." BIIIGGG time, and he thought he was doing the right thing, kinda, maybe no, at the time.

StarShine 01-10-2015 07:24 AM

He closed the door after him, and gestured at the armchairs. "Please, take a seat." Zeke didn't even HAVE TO wait for him to say. He sat down on his throne, then, and frowned at his words. Luckily, he didn't smile, because honestly, how could Zeke mess up something big time?

"Tell me." His tone was merely curious and confused.


Hera 01-10-2015 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by StarShine (Post 11710075)
He closed the door after him, and gestured at the armchairs. "Please, take a seat." Zeke didn't even HAVE TO wait for him to say. He sat down on his throne, then, and frowned at his words. Luckily, he didn't smile, because honestly, how could Zeke mess up something big time?

"Tell me." His tone was merely curious and confused.


Take a seat? Oh... right, yes, he should do that. Yep.

The Gryffindor SECOND year seated himself somewhat primly on the edge of the seat opposite Professor Culloden's and fixed him with an expression of what he hoped was sincere remorse and not fear.

A part of him had hoped the Professor would give him a spiel about how there was no way he could have stuffed things up, and that things were never as bad as they seemed... but there was none of that, just a command to release his inner anguish.

Deep breath.

"Well, see, over the summer I practiced my potions, and my sister wanted me to show her some of what I'd learnt already..." so yeah, you know, OF COURSE he obliged her - but more to the point, they schemed. "I brewed a love potion, and it's antidote that you taught us in class... but I used it to show off my skills and in doing so used it against someone, and I think they really hate me for it, and I don't know what to do... and I know I shouldn't have done it but it was hilarious and and ... " HE WAS DROWNING HERE, HELP HIM. "What can I do to impress them and show them that I'm sorry? Like, a potions gift?" Was there a gift equivalent in the potions world? Something to replace candy and flowers?

StarShine 01-10-2015 03:32 PM

Cosgrach had enough manners not to laugh.

He honestly didn't think it was that serious - how could anyone be really mad at this cute lil boy? - but Zeke was clearly very concerned, so he tried his best to think it REALLY was something serious.

"Of course it was hilarious, Zeke, pranks with potions are the best." He allowed himself to grin, because the kid thought it was funny as well. "Let's see," he said, and looked away for a moment with a serious expression, "Well, if this 'they' is a female, you can brew a beautification potion. There are some easy ones." Assuming the kid did want to brew it himself? "Or the Elixir to Induce Euphoria. There's also Invigoration Draught..." He paused, thinking of more. "And, I guess, if they have a chronic illness, you can brew their next bottle of potions." He paused for a moment, then excitedly asked "So you brewed both love potion and the antidote perfectly, huh?" That was his student!


Erindipity 01-10-2015 03:48 PM

Silas shuffled into the office clutching the parcel. The summer away from Professor Hot Stuff had been miserable! Okay no... he had an amazing summer away with Archie, but he had thought of Professor Cosgrach whilst he was traipsing around the continent. Hence the parcel. Duh.

"Professor, how was your summer hol?" he asked before coming to stand in front of one of the armchairs. He knew it was likely okay to sit, but he always stood on ceremony. Grinning he placed the parcel on Cossy's desk and waited...

Hera 01-10-2015 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by StarShine (Post 11710199)
Cosgrach had enough manners not to laugh.

He honestly didn't think it was that serious - how could anyone be really mad at this cute lil boy? - but Zeke was clearly very concerned, so he tried his best to think it REALLY was something serious.

"Of course it was hilarious, Zeke, pranks with potions are the best." He allowed himself to grin, because the kid thought it was funny as well. "Let's see," he said, and looked away for a moment with a serious expression, "Well, if this 'they' is a female, you can brew a beautification potion. There are some easy ones." Assuming the kid did want to brew it himself? "Or the Elixir to Induce Euphoria. There's also Invigoration Draught..." He paused, thinking of more. "And, I guess, if they have a chronic illness, you can brew their next bottle of potions." He paused for a moment, then excitedly asked "So you brewed both love potion and the antidote perfectly, huh?" That was his student!

There, it was out... OUT FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW... or well, for Professor Culloden to know, which was embarrassing enough, but he didn't feel SO bad when the man himself said pranks with potions were the best. Seriously? He wasn't going to get frowned at? AWESOME! "They really are," he agreed, with some serious nodding and a smile to boot. Mmmhhmmm. He was a fan.

He nodded some more, because Emily most definitely WAS a female, she was just a special kind of one. But no, nooooo... beautifying potions were not up her ally, he knew that much. "She doesn't care about looks, Sir." Nope. As for all the others mentioned, Euphoria, he couldn't see her being happy about being happy either. He didn't even know what the Invigoration Draught entailed, but the chronic illness stuff definitely didn't apply. "It's for... my mum," he added, "Bart's mum knows her," did HE know her too? "Scary MLE boss lady?" Did that ring a bell? Cause yeah, mending bridges with her was going to take something pretty amazing.

He was easily distracted from his dilemma when Culloden questioned his success. "Yep, both of them. My sister watched, and she helped make sure I counted everything out right." Cause counting things out right sometimes got him in a pickle. Additional stirs and ingredients could end badly.

StarShine 01-10-2015 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Eriin (Post 11710213)
Silas shuffled into the office clutching the parcel. The summer away from Professor Hot Stuff had been miserable! Okay no... he had an amazing summer away with Archie, but he had thought of Professor Cosgrach whilst he was traipsing around the continent. Hence the parcel. Duh.

"Professor, how was your summer hol?" he asked before coming to stand in front of one of the armchairs. He knew it was likely okay to sit, but he always stood on ceremony. Grinning he placed the parcel on Cossy's desk and waited...

Cosgrach closed the door after him, and was taken aback when he didn't sit down. "But why don't you sit, son?" he asked in a good-impatient way, because he thought they were over such little gestures.

"It was good," he said as he sat down on his throne. He would have set on the other armchair, but Silas placed a parcel on his desk, so clearly he would need some space while he opened that. Sure, maybe it wasn't for him... if it wasn't, he would be very disappointed. :mellow:

"My wife is a candidate for the ministry elections," he said oh-so-casually, Silas' parents WOULD vote for her, yes? "I helped her. How was yours and what's this?" The parcel and his grin. Should Cosgrach be grinning too? Could he touch it???


Text Cut: Zeke
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hera (Post 11710222)
There, it was out... OUT FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW... or well, for Professor Culloden to know, which was embarrassing enough, but he didn't feel SO bad when the man himself said pranks with potions were the best. Seriously? He wasn't going to get frowned at? AWESOME! "They really are," he agreed, with some serious nodding and a smile to boot. Mmmhhmmm. He was a fan.

He nodded some more, because Emily most definitely WAS a female, she was just a special kind of one. But no, nooooo... beautifying potions were not up her ally, he knew that much. "She doesn't care about looks, Sir." Nope. As for all the others mentioned, Euphoria, he couldn't see her being happy about being happy either. He didn't even know what the Invigoration Draught entailed, but the chronic illness stuff definitely didn't apply. "It's for... my mum," he added, "Bart's mum knows her," did HE know her too? "Scary MLE boss lady?" Did that ring a bell? Cause yeah, mending bridges with her was going to take something pretty amazing.

He was easily distracted from his dilemma when Culloden questioned his success. "Yep, both of them. My sister watched, and she helped make sure I counted everything out right." Cause counting things out right sometimes got him in a pickle. Additional stirs and ingredients could end badly.


Cosgrach looked at Zeke in confusion for a moment - scary MLE lady? Who was - oooooh! His confusion turned into sympathy as soon as he understood who she was. He hadn't personally met her, but she was scary - at least she looked so, and Victoria wasn't his only source in the ministry. Victoria would never gossip, but he knew Emily. Then he was amazed at himself for never matching the surnames, but of course, of course...

"That's tough," he said as he nodded a little and looked at Zeke with a mixture of sympathy and pity, "but I'm proud of ya, Zeke! I!m proud of ya for brewing two perfect potions!" He was also proud of himself, needless to say, because he was the teacher. "And I think I know the perfect solution: You're gonna brew Mrs. Lafay's Scintillation Solution that's gonna make you glow in your favourite colour and become animated'n'bright. Then, you're gonna put on her favourite music and dance to it. You're gonna be soooooo cute that her mother love will overcome her logic."

HMM? How did it sound?


Hera 01-11-2015 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StarShine (Post 11710278)
Cosgrach looked at Zeke in confusion for a moment - scary MLE lady? Who was - oooooh! His confusion turned into sympathy as soon as he understood who she was. He hadn't personally met her, but she was scary - at least she looked so, and Victoria wasn't his only source in the ministry. Victoria would never gossip, but he knew Emily. Then he was amazed at himself for never matching the surnames, but of course, of course...

"That's tough," he said as he nodded a little and looked at Zeke with a mixture of sympathy and pity, "but I'm proud of ya, Zeke! I!m proud of ya for brewing two perfect potions!" He was also proud of himself, needless to say, because he was the teacher. "And I think I know the perfect solution: You're gonna brew Mrs. Lafay's Scintillation Solution that's gonna make you glow in your favourite colour and become animated'n'bright. Then, you're gonna put on her favourite music and dance to it. You're gonna be soooooo cute that her mother love will overcome her logic."

HMM? How did it sound?

Zeke's hope faded along with Culloden's confused expression. If he didn't know her then there was little hope of him being saved. Except, his hope wasn't lost, not lost at all... and actually, it seemed the Potions Professor now fully understood his predicament. He was screwed.

"It is, Sir," he nodded sincerely. He'd had his laugh, but the last week of break went soon slowly that he thought the train would never come to take him away. He couldn't help but beam though, cause even if Emily couldn't appreciate it for what it was, Culloden certainly could. "You are?" he questioned out of habit. he felt a warmth rise in him, and hope was restored - even if the man's pride wasn't exactly a solution, he DID have one, didn't he?

...

He looked incredibly hopeful, edge of his seat and all.

....

And then THAT idea happened. He wasn't about to repeat what the potion was called, big words took practice to get right... but, the idea itself, could either work, or fail... or well, MAYBE he'd just be pitied, and that would work too.
"Okay," he announced as his mind worked through this information, "I think I could make that work." What was the worst that could go wrong? He might pull a muscle? Get hexed? Who knew? ... The benefit of this, was that this time HE would be the one being embarrassed as opposed to her. Win-win!

"If I brew it here, could you check it over for me?" he asked, cause yeah, y'know ... best to be safe and not turn into a frog by accident.

Erindipity 01-11-2015 07:29 PM

Son? Awww that was nice. Silas nodded and sat down easily in the seat, close to the edge. "Oh. That's nice. Good luck to her then." And he had no idea whether or not his parents would vote... or better yet whether they would vote for her specifically. He didn't get involved with their Ministry nonsense. Or much else they did really. It was only when he was FORCED that he went to any of their society stuff.

He reached across and nudged the package slightly. Yes, it was for him. MHM. "It was just something I stumbled across when I went traveling this summer. Thought of you." He thought of Cossy a lot. Hehe. And for good measure he reached into his robes and brought out a small packet of chocolates. "Would you like some? I got these in Spain." Chocolate for the Proffy. Mhm.

"Also... I heard the other person say something about a potion... in the lab. Could I work on something advanced this term? With your supervision of course." Cue the charming smile.

StarShine 01-11-2015 08:38 PM

Text Cut: Zeke
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hera (Post 11710832)
Zeke's hope faded along with Culloden's confused expression. If he didn't know her then there was little hope of him being saved. Except, his hope wasn't lost, not lost at all... and actually, it seemed the Potions Professor now fully understood his predicament. He was screwed.

"It is, Sir," he nodded sincerely. He'd had his laugh, but the last week of break went soon slowly that he thought the train would never come to take him away. He couldn't help but beam though, cause even if Emily couldn't appreciate it for what it was, Culloden certainly could. "You are?" he questioned out of habit. he felt a warmth rise in him, and hope was restored - even if the man's pride wasn't exactly a solution, he DID have one, didn't he?

...

He looked incredibly hopeful, edge of his seat and all.

....

And then THAT idea happened. He wasn't about to repeat what the potion was called, big words took practice to get right... but, the idea itself, could either work, or fail... or well, MAYBE he'd just be pitied, and that would work too.
"Okay," he announced as his mind worked through this information, "I think I could make that work." What was the worst that could go wrong? He might pull a muscle? Get hexed? Who knew? ... The benefit of this, was that this time HE would be the one being embarrassed as opposed to her. Win-win!

"If I brew it here, could you check it over for me?" he asked, cause yeah, y'know ... best to be safe and not turn into a frog by accident.


Cosgrach nodded and grinned back. Sure he was proud, and if only Emily could see the full half of the glass! Her son had managed to brew two perfect potions, but she didn't like their effects. Siiiigh.

"Okay?" He grinned again. Okay! "I'm sure she'll love it." Nod nod. Women loooooooooved that kind of stuff: it would be hilarious, and her own son would make her laugh.

"Of course." He wouldn't let him poison himself for sure, that would be terrible.

"Tell me if it worked when you do it, yeah?"


Text Cut: Silas
Quote:

Originally Posted by Eriin (Post 11710984)
Son? Awww that was nice. Silas nodded and sat down easily in the seat, close to the edge. "Oh. That's nice. Good luck to her then." And he had no idea whether or not his parents would vote... or better yet whether they would vote for her specifically. He didn't get involved with their Ministry nonsense. Or much else they did really. It was only when he was FORCED that he went to any of their society stuff.

He reached across and nudged the package slightly. Yes, it was for him. MHM. "It was just something I stumbled across when I went traveling this summer. Thought of you." He thought of Cossy a lot. Hehe. And for good measure he reached into his robes and brought out a small packet of chocolates. "Would you like some? I got these in Spain." Chocolate for the Proffy. Mhm.

"Also... I heard the other person say something about a potion... in the lab. Could I work on something advanced this term? With your supervision of course." Cue the charming smile.


"Thank you for the good wishes," he said merely and smiled. The best of luck to Victoria, indeed. He didn't want to get his hopes up - there were ten something candidates - but he was also excited for the results.

Now, was it for him? His eyes glinted. He LOVED surprises. "Thank you, Silas," he muttered as he reached and started opening the parcel. "What's - oh, thank you!" Chocolate and a gift - what more could he want on his first day!?

His attention was back on the parcel again, and he finally opened it...

......yeah, it took him some time to return back to earth. And even then, he was still distracted a little: his eyes were glinting and his mouth reached his ears while he grinned.

"These-are-!" BEYOND words! WONDERFUL! One of the best gifts he had ever got, and they must be very expen -

His smile was overshadowed. "How much did you pay for these?" He wasn't talking about any potion before Silas answered that.


Hera 01-13-2015 03:39 PM

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Cosgrach nodded and grinned back. Sure he was proud, and if only Emily could see the full half of the glass! Her son had managed to brew two perfect potions, but she didn't like their effects. Siiiigh.

"Okay?" He grinned again. Okay! "I'm sure she'll love it." Nod nod. Women loooooooooved that kind of stuff: it would be hilarious, and her own son would make her laugh.

"Of course." He wouldn't let him poison himself for sure, that would be terrible.

"Tell me if it worked when you do it, yeah?"

Okay, "Yep," yep... it was going to happen. He had nothing better to do to win her affections, not unless he was able to leave school ground and go and grift wrap for her a dark wizard - he was willing to bet money she'd love that even more. He couldn't help but exhale a nervous chuckle. 'Love' wasn't in the woman's vocabulary, but she MIGHT like it. Who knew? "I hope so," was all he could really say to that. He had research to conduct. 1) The potion 2) Her favourite music and 3) well... he'd think of a three later.

It put him at ease to know he wouldn't make a fool of himself with it not working properly, Culloden was awesome beans for checking it for him. "Thanks, big time," he said grinning now.

And pleaaasseee, of course he'd share his experience. "I'll tell you all about it, and, if it doesn't work, I might be asking for your advice again." Or maybe not, what if Culloden made things worse???? Was that possible?

StarShine 01-13-2015 04:47 PM

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Okay, "Yep," yep... it was going to happen. He had nothing better to do to win her affections, not unless he was able to leave school ground and go and grift wrap for her a dark wizard - he was willing to bet money she'd love that even more. He couldn't help but exhale a nervous chuckle. 'Love' wasn't in the woman's vocabulary, but she MIGHT like it. Who knew? "I hope so," was all he could really say to that. He had research to conduct. 1) The potion 2) Her favourite music and 3) well... he'd think of a three later.

It put him at ease to know he wouldn't make a fool of himself with it not working properly, Culloden was awesome beans for checking it for him. "Thanks, big time," he said grinning now.

And pleaaasseee, of course he'd share his experience. "I'll tell you all about it, and, if it doesn't work, I might be asking for your advice again." Or maybe not, what if Culloden made things worse???? Was that possible?


Cosgrach nodded confidently. It WOULD work, no doubt! Who could be mad at her son for so long?

"You're welcome," he said, smiling back. Zeke got this, he was a smart boy. Cosgrach believed in him. If anything, it was all Emily's fault for not appreciating her son's skills. So, at that, the man nodded again. "Sure." Anything for his favourite students!

"If that's all, you can leave. Good luck." He smiled again. Good luck, indeed.


Hera 01-13-2015 05:23 PM

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Cosgrach nodded confidently. It WOULD work, no doubt! Who could be mad at her son for so long?

"You're welcome," he said, smiling back. Zeke got this, he was a smart boy. Cosgrach believed in him. If anything, it was all Emily's fault for not appreciating her son's skills. So, at that, the man nodded again. "Sure." Anything for his favourite students!

"If that's all, you can leave. Good luck." He smiled again. Good luck, indeed.


Wellllllllllllll......... that was easy enough. In fact, the whole visit seemed to go a lot smoother than he had imagined. He'd expected the whole DON'T POTION PEOPLE IF YOU DON'T HAVE PERMISSION thing, cause against their will and all.. but Professor Culloden was cool in that sense. Nooooo worries at all.

But just as he was getting comfy, he was being told he could go?

Go?

But he had so many OTHER questions that he COULD ask...

Supposing though that the Professor DID have all those other people waiting outside, he could go and... leave him to it.

"Oh, yeah... sure thing," he said, standing to attention with an effort at a small salute. "Catch you later, Professor," he fare-welled, and then made a straight line to the door and departed. Suppose he'd better find that potion recipe hey?

Govoni 01-13-2015 09:12 PM

Gabriel had been content to wait...since what he'd wanted to inquire about was important. Really, REALLY important.

See, he'd taken to reviewing potions in his notebook; willing time to move more quickly...and it seemed to have worked. Just moments later (or what appeared to be moments later, as Gabe couldn't rightfully say), Culloden was calling him back into his office...and the Ravenclaw felt a break of relief. He hadn't felt too stressed sitting in the professor's waiting area...but it was better to not be waiting. That was all.

Entering, Gabe flushed and bowed his head. He had a very peculiar request for the potion's master today. "Hello, professor."


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