Closed Sun Doesn't Always Shine

Sapphire Michaels

Clever- Mischievous- Snarky
 
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1,373
OOC First Name
Jessica
Blood Status
Mixed Blood
Relationship Status
Seeing Somebody
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual
Wand
Pear Wood, Unicorn hair core, 14 inches
Age
12/2033 (13)
Sapphire had hoped coming out to the Gardens would cheer her up. The sun was shining. The birds were singing. A soft breeze ruffled her hair. But she still felt miserable. She sat in the shade of one of the trees, tucked in against the trunk. There was a bench nearby, but she was less noticable here. She had her head buried in her arms. Maybe if she pretended long enough everything would be okay.
 

Professor Monty Pendleton

Inventor | Potions 1-4 | Adoptive Father | Deputy
 
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7,144
OOC First Name
Claire
Blood Status
Muggleborn
Relationship Status
Single
Sexual Orientation
Asexual
Wand
Straight 9 1/2 Inch Rigid Walnut Wand with Thestral Tail Hair Core
Age
1/1999 (50)
It had been a while since Monty had gone walking in the gardens simply to avoid social interaction, yet here he was. Walking. Avoiding. It wasn't just Hezekiah; he was afraid to see anyone. Teachers, students, house elves - he was convinced they were all silently judging him about one thing or another. The way he dressed. How he spoke. His style of teaching. Who he spent time with. But the truth was that none of them were judging him as much as he judged himself.

How on earth he was supposed to wrap his head around his romantic revelations with all this clutter in the way, he had no idea.

Spotting a figure sat against the trunk of a tree, Monty stopped. From her posture he could deduce that she was upset, though whether it was the sort of upset that wanted approaching or the sort of upset that wanted leaving alone was harder to tell. He decided to go over and find out. What was the worst that could happen?

"Hello," he said, wondering if it was who he thought it was. "Everything all right?"
 

Sapphire Michaels

Clever- Mischievous- Snarky
 
Messages
1,373
OOC First Name
Jessica
Blood Status
Mixed Blood
Relationship Status
Seeing Somebody
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual
Wand
Pear Wood, Unicorn hair core, 14 inches
Age
12/2033 (13)
Sapphire looked up to see Professor Pendleton, her eyes dull. "Oh. Hi Professor." She turned her head away. How was it he always found her? Him and Arvel. She needed better hiding places, apparently. "Everything's fine. Thanks." She told him softly. It was a lie, but it was one she'd repeat until it wasn't anymore.
 

Professor Monty Pendleton

Inventor | Potions 1-4 | Adoptive Father | Deputy
 
Messages
7,144
OOC First Name
Claire
Blood Status
Muggleborn
Relationship Status
Single
Sexual Orientation
Asexual
Wand
Straight 9 1/2 Inch Rigid Walnut Wand with Thestral Tail Hair Core
Age
1/1999 (50)
Sapphire. She had been through a huge upheaval lately, Monty knew. And she wasn't fooling anybody with a face like that. "Mind if I sit, then?" he asked, thinking he could do with a rest anyway. These days he felt each one of his fifty years individually in different muscles and joints, most of them in his knees and his back.
 

Sapphire Michaels

Clever- Mischievous- Snarky
 
Messages
1,373
OOC First Name
Jessica
Blood Status
Mixed Blood
Relationship Status
Seeing Somebody
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual
Wand
Pear Wood, Unicorn hair core, 14 inches
Age
12/2033 (13)
Sapph shrugged as Professor Pendleton asked to sit. "Go ahead," she told him. He was one of the only Professors she liked. He was also one of the only ones that seemed to really see her. She just hopped whatever had him strolling the gardens was enough to keep his attention away from her. She wasn't sure she could talk very much without crying.
 

Professor Monty Pendleton

Inventor | Potions 1-4 | Adoptive Father | Deputy
 
Messages
7,144
OOC First Name
Claire
Blood Status
Muggleborn
Relationship Status
Single
Sexual Orientation
Asexual
Wand
Straight 9 1/2 Inch Rigid Walnut Wand with Thestral Tail Hair Core
Age
1/1999 (50)
Monty lowered himself onto the grass. Sitting on the ground wasn't as comfortable as it had once been, but he thought he'd be all right for a little while. He sat quietly for a minute, reflecting on life. He had sat under a tree with Ermolai once. Monty had told him everything. The whole truth. Was that what had pushed him away?

He couldn't bear to lose anyone else.

"I might understand, you know," he said at last. "If you want to talk to me." Admittedly he had never walked in Sapphire's shoes, but he came from a broken family; he knew something of her grief, even if it was a different brand. "But you don't have to. I can leave you alone."
 

Sapphire Michaels

Clever- Mischievous- Snarky
 
Messages
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OOC First Name
Jessica
Blood Status
Mixed Blood
Relationship Status
Seeing Somebody
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual
Wand
Pear Wood, Unicorn hair core, 14 inches
Age
12/2033 (13)
Sapphire shut her eyes, drawing comfort from the warmth of the Professor nearby. Maybe she was just lonely. Who could blame her? She had started to calm down a little, even debating telling him what was going on, when he offered to leave him alone. "No!" She cried out involuntarily, her hand shooting out and grabbing his sleeve. She froze, blinking, a blush rushing to cover her cheeks. "Uh, I- that is, heh," She quickly let go and scooted away, furious with herself. What in the world was that? She cleared her throat. "Uh... you can if you want." She managed after a moment. "It doesn't matter anyway. It's nothing- it can't be something, so it's alright." She gave him her best tremulous smile before turning her head away again. That was embarrassing. He would probably just leave her here now. The thought depressed her, but it was what she deserved.
 

Professor Monty Pendleton

Inventor | Potions 1-4 | Adoptive Father | Deputy
 
Messages
7,144
OOC First Name
Claire
Blood Status
Muggleborn
Relationship Status
Single
Sexual Orientation
Asexual
Wand
Straight 9 1/2 Inch Rigid Walnut Wand with Thestral Tail Hair Core
Age
1/1999 (50)
Monty pulled his arm back in surprise. "Er," he said. "No, I'll - I'll stay. For a few minutes." He didn't quite understand what Sapphire was saying, but he could see it wasn't the right time to press her on it. "Well, you know my office door is always open," he reminded her, immediately wondering if that was the right thing to do. Sapphire was unpredictable; he could never be sure how literally she would take him. He looked out across the garden thoughtfully. "Why don't you go and find one of your friends, hm? Where's Kira, or Mervyn? I'm sure they wouldn't want you sitting all alone like this."
 

Sapphire Michaels

Clever- Mischievous- Snarky
 
Messages
1,373
OOC First Name
Jessica
Blood Status
Mixed Blood
Relationship Status
Seeing Somebody
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual
Wand
Pear Wood, Unicorn hair core, 14 inches
Age
12/2033 (13)
Sapphire couldn't deny the relief when he said he wouldn't leave just yet. She couldn't admit it out loud, though. She didn't want him thinking she needed him or anything. That would be bad. She shrugged as he said his door was always open. She wouldn't bother him with something so stupid. She was fine. Really. At least... until he brought up Mervyn. She let out a choked laugh. "R-right, ah, Kira is studyin. Wouldn't want to interfere." She pulled her knees closer to her chest. "A-and... And Mervyn won't care. He doesn't care." She shook her head. "He... made that perfectly clear." She nearly added just before I punched him but it was probably best not to tell a Professor she punched a prefect in the face. No matter how justified.
 

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