Fourth Years, Lesson Four

Professor Landon Carter

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Kaye
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"Let's get straight to this today, as I want to make sure we're careful and have enough time to harvest all the pus." Professor Carter was very excited to see how well the students would go today and was eager to start his lesson. On the tables at the front were buckets filled with vial. "Now; gloves, goggles, work aprons, buckets and follow me." He put on his gear and went with them to the still silvery grounds of Bubotubers.

"Watch me carefully. You would have done this in potions, but for those who haven't, I am going to show you." Landon held up one of the bottles from his bucket to the plant. It wriggled slightly as he put the bottle close to the boils and carefully squeezed each one. When they burst, it sprayed the yellow-green pus into the bottle. "If you hold your bottle like this," He showed them how to hold it at an angle over the boils, "you won't get a nasty splash back in your face. Now fill each bottle up and you'll be done for the day."

Landon motioned for them to get started before beginning to walk around and watch their progress to be there for any questions. Once they were all done, he had them lug their heavy buckets into the greenhouse and place them carefully into the large trough basin in the corner, by the sink. "You did well today! Go grab something to eat and I'll see you next lesson. Class dismissed."

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Assignment: RP the lesson.
 

Arvel Ayers

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There was no doubt when Arvel walked into the Herbology greenhouse. Today was the day they they were going to harvest bubotuber pus. Arvel had resigned himself to having to do it some days ago, but that didn't make the prospect any more appealing. He dragged his feet as he followed Professor Carter outside, and stood there hugging himself nervously as he demonstrated the proper method for collecting pus. Watching the boil burst open made him feel dizzy with disgust. He wasn't sure he was even physically going to be able to get through the lesson. But he had to try. He couldn't be the only student who was too sissy to harvest the pus. He took a deep breath and held it as he approached his bubotuber and positioned the vial under one of its boils. The first one was the worst. His vision started to go a bit black around the edges. Then he realised it was because he was still holding his breath, and once he remembered to breathe again, he was fine. It was still the most disgusting lesson of his entire life, but he was oddly proud of himself for getting through it without making a fuss.
 

Analei Louw

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There was no doubt in Analei's mind, that this was going to be the worst lesson in her life. She had tried to forget about the bubotubers during the week, but walking to the lesson with Arvel, there was nothing to keep her mind from it. Even the upcoming Quidditch match was clouded with the fact that she still had to harvest pus from a plant.
Analei listened to the Professor, unable to keep the look of disgust from her face as he demonstrated what they had to do, nearly gagging as he talked about splash back. With a huge sigh, Analei got to the task, taking it slowly to ensure she didn't get anything on her.
When they were finally done and the Professor dismissed them, Analei couldn't think of anything worse than going to get something to eat, and decided she was instead going to go stand in the shower for a very very long time.
 

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