Seventh Years: Lesson Two

Today’s plant was already sitting innocently on the bench as the class began to arrive and Angel was grateful for the distraction, turning away from the plant. It looked not unlike a grey cactus, only with boils instead of spines. The whole thing looked quite sickly and, frankly, unnerved him. “Afternoon, kids, got something special for you today,” He said, motioning to the plant and having the class gather round once everyone had arrived. Unnerving or not, the plant had been hard to come by and Angel was excited to show it off.

So,” Angel said once the class was gathered and quiet, “Any volunteers to touch it? I promise it won’t harm you,” Angel said, before nodding to one particularly bold student who’d volunteered. Stepping preemptively out of what was effectively the splash zone, Angel smiled glumly as the student touched the plant, resulting in it releasing a stream of vile stinksap. “And this is why we don’t touch anything when we don’t know what it is,” He said, trying not to breathe in too much before vanishing the stinksap as quickly as he could with a flick of his wand. “Ah well, nothing risked, nothing gained, 3 points for your trouble,” He said to his poor volunteer, patting them gamely on the shoulder.

For those of you who don’t know, this is a Mimbulus Mimbletonia, bit of a mouthful that, a rare plant from Assyria. It’s a member of the cactaceae family, so from the spine plants family, related to the muggle cactus. It’s most notable for its unique defensive mechanism, which is quite potent as we just witnessed. When prodded-” Angel smiled at his poor volunteer once again, “-It will spray out Stinksap from it’s boils here, which as you might recall, smells not unlike rancid manure. Stinksap, while I don’t recommend touching it if you can help it, is non-poisonous and usually dark green in color. If you need a reminder we could prod it again,” He offered, relenting with a laugh after a few vocal protests from the students.

Native to arid climate, Mimbulus need dry soil and sunlight to really thrive. Supposedly a well cared for and calm Mimbulus make this cute little crooning sound, though it's arguable if the plant is actually sentient or it that's just an autonomous reaction to ideal conditions,” Angel hadn't heard this one coo yet, but they had been poking it a fair bit. Feeling the class had been subjected to enough of the mimbulus, Angel checked his pocket watch, deciding to wrap up the lesson there. “That’s all for today unless anyone needs another round with the stinksap. Go, be free,” He said, shooing the class tiredly away and out of the greenhouse.

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RP the lesson. First poster can volunteer for some extra house points.
 

Sophie Elliston

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Sophie’s first week back had been frustrating to say the least. She wasn’t finding any of the things they were learning this semester interesting and this definitely didn’t keep her motivated. She just used her free time to reminisce on her time away as it made her feel happier. She didn’t like school as much as she used to, there was no doubt in that, but nonetheless she still packed everything she needed into her backpack each week, trying her best to make an effort to attend her classes.

It was safe to say that Sophie didn't particularly enjoy herbology as much compared to her other classes. She was not looking forward to this lesson where the professor was probably going to make them look at something she wasn't very interested in. As Sophie entered the greenhouse and took her usual seat, the teen was not wrong. The professor had a Mimbulus Mimbletonia on display for the class to see. Sophie just stared at it as the professor spoke, trying to think of the creatures that resembled it. It was hard however as it was very ugly and looked more like a cactus than anything else. There was no way she could incorporate that into any of her drawings. The teen was glad when the lesson came to an end and quickly left the classroom and headed straight back to the castle once dismissed.
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Cyzarine Haden

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Cyzarine always missed Mihail when it came to these celebrations, she knew that he had done right by himself to leave the school when he had and to pursue something that interested him, but it made it a little lonely for her. She was sure that if she asked someone, she would have someone to go with, but deciding if she wanted to do that was a different matter. She knew that Mihail wouldn’t mind but she also was keen to never give the wrong impression but she knew that wouldn’t always be the case for her. She was getting her things together for the day, making sure that she had her books and notes in her bag, making sure that she had the right homework and the revision she would need for after classes. As a newt student in her last year Cyzarine knew that she needed to focus on her studies, needed to ensure that she worked hard and got what she needed to do well in it. She was getting the last few things together, making sure that she was properly dressed and then headed out of the dorm room and to the class.

Cyzarine walked into the greenhouse and took her usual spot in the classroom. She took out her notes and books and placed them down in front of her. She looked to the professor. She looked to the plant he was talking about and Cyzarine raised her hand to volunteer to touch it, if the professor was saying it was safe she didn’t see how it wouldn’t be safe. As it turned out as soon as she was close, the professor had lied, but was for her trouble given three points. She gave a little smile and shrug, trying to indicate that she didn’t mind the betrayal. She just began writing down what the professor was saying about the plant, it was quite interesting, and she was a little glad she had volunteered to touch it, it would’ve been nice to not get any stink on her sure, but this way they had seen what it did rather than just the professor telling them what it did. With that the lesson was wrapped up and Cyzarine was able to pack up her things and leave the classroom.
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Emily Underwood

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Lesson Two was here and that meant the second semester was already going in full force. The year was always going so fast, but this year Emily couldn’t wait for it to be over. She was ready to start her adult life, go to work and find a little apartment with Tyler. It was a lot to do, but Emily was ready. She filled her bag with the books she needed today. She was glad she only took three subjects this semester, it gave her some breathing room to finish up everything. Maybe she would hide a secret for some new students to find. Emily walked out of the dorm and made way to the next classroom on her schedule.

Emily arrived at the Herbology Greenhouse and looked at the various plants. She didn’t want to touch it since she already knew the name of the plant. It was a Mimbulus Mimbletonia and it was pretty rare. Stinksap was its defense mechanism and the sap smelled very badly. Emily made notes about the plant. When the Professor was done talking Emily reorganized her notes and then left the greenhouse. Not wanting to touch the plant since she wasn’t sure if she could get that smell out of her clothes.
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Jasper Night

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Jasper was looking forward to Valentine's Day, though he was a bit nervous about it as well. He had sent Nell a rose, a pink one, and he had no idea how she would react to it. He could only hope it would go well. He liked Nell, a lot. He just wasn't sure if she liked him the same way. But if he didn't try, he would never know. Right?

The boy was also getting more and more serious about his studies, more and more aware that the NEWTs were starting to get really close. He made his way to Herbology class and took his usual seat, listening to the professor as he told them he had something special for them today. He grabbed a plant that looked pretty weird and asked if there were volunteers to touch it. Jasper knew better than to do that, it couldn't end well. Apparently, Cyzarine wasn't as used to pranks. Jasper couldn't help laughing a bit when he saw her get covered in stink sap, it was a pretty funny sight. He then took notes on what the professor said, wondering meanwhile how he could use this plant for a prank. When the lesson was over, Jasper rolled up his parchment and left the classroom.
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Elliot Briar

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Elliot was having a good week so far. He was still exhausted with everything he was working on right now, but Hufflepuff had finally won a game, and despite the lingering soreness from the bludger he'd taken in the match, Elliot was content to ride that high all week.

He entered the greenhouse, eying the plant in front of them as Professor Castillo greeted them, noting it looked familiar though he couldn't place it. He was even more wary when Professor Castillo asked if anyone wanted to touch said plant, something Elliot didn't think he'd have the guts to do in front of the class even if it hadn't looked so... bumpy. Cyzarine didn't have the same hang ups it seemed however, as she happily gave the plant a poke, which was a mistake it seemed, based on the spray of stinksap it produced, which caused Elliot to gag as he stepped back. After the rather memorable demonstration, Elliot pulled out his notes as Professor Castillo provided more information on the mimbulus. He could usually see the appeal in most plants they worked with, even the dangerous ones, but this one didn't hold much charm in Elliot's eyes. As the lesson was finished, Elliot stifled a yawn, packing up and heading back outside to check on the roses at the Wild Patch.
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Selene Le Fey

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Selene made her way to the greenhouse and took a seat. she could see the professor up at the front of the room with a small cacti. She listened as the professor asked for a volunteer to touch it. she looked around the room a little to see if anyone was volunteering. She didn't really want to but if no one else did she guess she would have to. she let out a sigh of relief when Cyzarine got up and moved closer to the plant. but she couldn't help notice when her friend went to touch it the professor took a step back. while cyzarine got most of the splatter she was close enough that she got some splatter stuck to her robes. the smell was terrible. like sheep poop and petrol. she was glad when the professor vanished it. she took notes as the professor spoke about the plant. It was interesting and while classed as a dangerous plant other than the smell it wasn't particularly dangerous. it gave her hope that the rest of the course wouldn't be too bad. she was glad no one else wanted another demonstration of the plant's defences once the class was over she left the room falling into step with one of her friends as they made their way up to the castle.
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