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Rachel was like that floater that just refused to flush... And it was Audrey's self-designated job to be there for him and the kids whenev...
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"What a delightfully ugly snort there, Adele! Don't tell me the pink cheeks are spreading and affecting your brain, I'm not sure how I'll ...
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"...The other part owner is basically dead, and his wife is a swamp donkey. She let the place go and refused to do anything to save it, so...
Unwavering Faith
"Mamiere will cook." Caleb interjected, before looking squarely at Zane. "And then you will die." ...
Adoptables
Kristen James
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Liam Burdett
Public Relations Representative Youngest of the Burdett brothers Of his siblings, is closest to Liz Works for the Australian Federal Ministry of Magic as a ...
Timothy Blair
Co-CEO of PartyBox, Chef One of Stu's infamous 'Blair Triplets' Was a prankster in Spencer with his siblings Co-CEO of a successful party business w...
Kora Karras
Up to you...
Alison (Surname)
Main occupation up to player | Base guitarist in Franklin Struck Gold squib born to wizard parents, though was still placed in wizarding school in the hopes that she might prove to just be a late bloomer (...
Petros Karras
Job up to you...
Kalea Taylor
Fifth-Sixth Year Is either in her fifth, or sixth year. Age dependent on what year she's in, and time of year born [hence the range] Excellent came...
Emily Burdett
Single Mother Youngest sister of Alan Burdett Former Flinders, class of 2001 Protective baby of the family Has a daughter from a sca...
Elizabeth Burdett
Waitress - Melbourne Eldest of the Burdett sisters Struggling actress Among her siblings, closest to Liam Does not enjoy country life ...
Tamarah Blair
Star Quidditch Chaser One of the infamous Blair Triplets Has a love for all sports, but always especially for Quidditch Was picked up to play for...
Adam Longhurst
Interior Designer Is the twin brother of Matthew Belmont Currently has custody of his half-siblings, Aiden and Valerie Longhurst Has been in a...
Morgan Richter
Seventh Year Parents: Mason Richter & Carlotta (Last) Raised solely by her mother Mother is at least half Brazilian, father is parti...
Lily Quinland
Bilby Student...
Thomas Blair
Co-CEO of PartyBox, Events Manager One of Stu's infamous 'Blair Triplets' Was a prankster in Spencer with his siblings Co-CEO of a successful party business w...
Lilah Karras
Bilby...
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Chromatic
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Igor Drakov
Igor Drakov achieved Prolific Poster Level One
Boaz Izem
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Boaz Izem
Boaz Izem achieved Status Star Level One
Evony Wynter
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Nikki
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Alexander Winfield
Alexander Winfield achieved Explosive Level Four
Stella King
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Anthony Wolfe
Anthony Wolfe achieved Prolific Poster Level Two
Geraldine Richter
Geraldine Richter achieved Status Star Level One
Naoki Nakamura
Naoki Nakamura achieved Prolific Poster Level Two
Jinn
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Characters
Gemini Demetra
22 ☆ hbr ☆ vt A good egg for the most part, Gem has always been free-spirited. Always eager to use her knowledge to basically turn whatever she can into...
Zane Nedvidek
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Serious. Sociopathic. Distant. These are just some words to describe Zane. He isn't much of a talker, but when he chooses to speak to you...
Vladimir Valentin
527 ☆ pb ☆ hu Vladimir is a bit of a mix in terms of his personality, however the most noticeable feature of his is the fact that he is extremely calc...
Eudoxia Miller
33 ☆ hb ☆ hu Eudoxia comes across to most people as cool and collected. She prides herself with always being in control of emotions, though she does no...
Michael Grant-Jones
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Michael is a complicated man, who has two distinct personalities; that when he is in public company and that when he is with his loved on...
Violet Kalifa
28 ☆ hb ☆ hu Violet is incredibly tactile, but also very calculated and self conscious. While at first she may appear amiable she is very socially awar...
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
Elektra Devereux
31 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ely takes most of her life's problems on the chin. Most. For the rest, she usually hides it behind a mask of dry humour and sarcastic rem...
Iris Glauert
15 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Iris is the type of girl that can easily overload herself. She likes to start projects, but not necessarily finish them, and her dreams ar...
Aiden Longhurst
15 ☆ hb ☆ hu Aiden is ridiculously protective of his younger sister Valerie, and treats all new people with caution - especially men. When he first cam...
Stanley Pike
17 ☆ mb ☆ hu Pike struggles to take most things seriously when it comes to his education, magical or otherwise. While not outright disruptive, his eff...
Viktor Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Viktor is a fairly quiet man, but is more than comfortable with engaging in conversation with others, even those he has not met before. No...
Alexander Winfield
19 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Sorceraic Alexander is an extremely friendly young man and enjoys the better side of life. He has already dealt with what it felt like and even now ...
Thomas Sollozzo
53 ☆ pb ☆ hu Thomas is a dangerous individual who enjoys nothing more in life than money, murder, and torture. Sociopathic by nature, he shows very li...
Jason Miller
38 ☆ pb ☆ hu Jason is a very colorful guy. A fun-loving individual, he loves to be around a crowd of people, having fun and cutting up when it's accept...
Boaz Izem
30 ☆ mb ☆ hu Boaz would tell you he has led a fate filled life, full of dramatic personal relationships. This has led him to believe that he has all th...
Eugenia Holtzer
16 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Eugenia has always liked to take the lead, it's not so much that she desires leadership as much as it's the simple fact that she naturall...
Tyson McKennis
17 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Driven and Ambitious, Tyson's major noticeable traits is that he always finds something to work hard towards living under the shadow of h...
Sturn Haviland
26 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Veela The surface of Sturn Haviland can be very misleading, looking at the way she holds herself, speaks and moves one would think that the res...
Penny Quinland
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Stubborn, willful and determined to accomplish her goals, Penny has proven that even if there were some detours along the way, you can rea...
Matt Belmont
51 ☆ hb ☆ hu Matt’s obsession with neatness and cleanliness is a defining part of who he is. He keeps detailed records of everything, organises his m...
Ikedi Azikiwe
43 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ikedi is the type of person you want in your corner. He is compassionate and caring, and incredibly driven. Because he was the eldest of t...
Cassandra Sullivan
18 ☆ pb ☆ fr Wildcat, pocket rocket, little bundle of constant energy and amusement, there's a reason she needed to take up dancing to burn some of tha...
Mary Ohara
29 ☆ mb ☆ hu Mary is a rather ordinarily happy woman, though she might choose to express it a little more vehemently than others. Always talkative, Mar...
Amy Lee
7 ☆ hb ☆ hu Amy is a very quiet, sweet little girl. She will go out of her way to comfort someone else, and tends to be always grinning and happy. She...
Derrick Ackers
26 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human A man who seems to always be looking for the next big thing in his life in the way of fun or simply an activity to do just to shake up th...
Keith Anderson
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Keith is a shy person when he is in a new place. However, once you get to know him, you realize he is a fun loving, down-to-earth kind of ...
Rue Delaney
28 ☆ hbr ☆ fr Rue is odd. She’s always been odd. There’s just something mildly unsettling about her. It could be her eyes, that startling shade of ...
Stella King
20 ☆ mb ☆ hu Stella is rather reserved and guarded.  Her family was close knit and traveled a lot.  She never had an actual home as a kid as the fami...
Albertine Bellerose
Sixteen ☆ pb ☆ hu Albertine is an extroverted girl who due to feeling out of place in her current situation has become more introverted. She answers in cla...
Gerry Richter
16 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Gerry has always been very strong-willed. She knows what she likes, what she doesn't, and she seldom bends to any who aren't in her closes...
Maddison Harris
16 ☆ mb ☆ hu Maddie is like a rose, a delicate flower who can prick you with thorns if mishandled. She is a bit shy but a complete goofball around her ...
Igor Drakov
30 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Vampire Igor did have a fairly pleasant disposition, but through trauma inflicted upon him by his father, his attitudes and personality changed, ...
Jonathan Azai
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Fae Jonathan is an enigma of switching phases and no one personality or image he shows is entirely true only a fragment of what he wants to b...
Tony Wolfe
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu Srengths: Compassion- regardless of what others may think of him Tony has a rather large heart. He keeps it hidden as much as possible, th...
Lorelei Valentin-Blair
15 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human To say Lorelei's personality is complex would be an understatement. She holds a deep intelligence that is clearly abnormal for a young ch...
Liam Somersfield
32 ☆ pb ☆ hu Liam is a very quirky soul. He's extremely depressed from previous life experiences but he hides it well by constantly joking around and b...
Sage Morgan
28 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Sage is very academic and very creative. She is sharp-minded but gets obsessed with one thing or the other. She is a good friend and she h...
Savannah Ryan
15 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human You will find that Ava is bright and intelligent for her age. She has a playful kind of personality and an easy laugh. Ava enjoys being h...
Sean Rhodes
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Sean is a serious soul, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t stand up for himself or others. He’s incredibly loyal and you can always...
Salt Morgan
28 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Salt is shy, anxious and has little confidence. She is nervous and insecure. She is kind and although awkward, she is welcoming and will o...
Dylan Connell
38 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Human Dylan Connell can be considered a very grim sort of man on the surface, more of actions than words. Often when he -does- speak it is short...
Alan Burdett
50 ☆ pb ☆ hu As a general rule, Alan is open, honest and likes to have a joke around. He was a Spencer student in school, and well known for his pranks...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
Maks Valentin
9 ☆ pb ☆ hu Maks is a cheeky little boy with a honey badger attitude to go along with it. Always cheerful, and willing to do whatever he wants and nee...
Ashkar Gastrell
44 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ash is a man that seems to exude confidence. He wears this along with arrogance as a shield. Showing the world a Wizard who has little re...
Tory Pierce
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Tory has always been a tomboy who loved getting into scrapes. She is more courageous than is good for her, and particularly susceptible to...
Evony Wynter
16/17 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Centaur Evony is by default, a happy person. She enjoys the chance she has been given to attend schooling within the magical world and strives to...
Amea Nedvidek
25 ☆ hbr ☆ sc She's not easy to understand. She is for the most part, a cool calculating woman with a very serious look on life. She takes things person...
Holly Bennett
17 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Holly is a little bit like marmite. People tend to either love her or hate her, well, a less extreme version of that. She is self confess...
Lot Karras
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu ven when he appears self-controlled and calm there is a seething intensity of emotional energy under the placid exterior. Lot is like a vo...
Josie Wilson
22 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Josie is, for the most part, an optimistic young woman. She loves life as it is, and wants to explore it--but one day at a time. She deals...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
Audrey Adagathguarde
25 ☆ pb ☆ hu Happy, hyperactive, and peppy -- if there was a cheer squad then Audrey would be it. She can be almost childlike in her natural bubbliness...
Rosmunda Townsend
32 ☆ pb ☆ vt Though she may appear stoic, practical and professional much of the time, Rosmunda is far from unkind or lacking in compassion. In fact, i...
Siwan Llewellyn
16 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Organized and studious, but erring on the aloof and dreamy side of it. Siwan spend so much time traveling, that it was difficult for her t...
Stuart Blair
51 ☆ pb ☆ hu Considering he's the father of five Blair kids who were all Spencers (and a secret other one who ended up in Sturt), it would be fairly ac...
Vladimir Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Vladimir is one of the quietest people a person could ever meet. The man hates intruding upon the affairs of others. He respects everyone ...
Kate Belmont
48 ☆ pb ☆ hu Kate is Daddy's little princess all grown up. She's never had much of an interest in romance, beyond creating the odd scandal here and the...
Caitlin Sullivan
36 ☆ hbr ☆ fr Cate would be considered a no-nonsense woman, which may sound strange when someone is told about her personal gifts and the fact that she ...
Daria Bishop
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Many would say that Daria is the very definition of stubborn. The traits she has are almost a shock when you get to know her, she is outsp...
Scarlett Fate
11 ☆ hb ☆ hu She is eccentric and very creative. She paints a lot and her favourite style of painting is abstract. She favours loud colours and messy ...
Artemisia Bellerose
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Having moved from one country to the next and then the next, Arti often had a problem making, or keeping, friends when she was younger and...
Samhain Eros
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu Samhain is very quiet, and prefers to be on her own. She views people as untrustworthy, and tends to avoid them. However, she desperately ...
Alic Eron
24 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Alic is a very mercurial person; he can be your worst enemy one minute, and your best friend the next. How he treats you depends on how he...
Susan Summers
22 ☆ mb ☆ hu Frank and serious with little regard for easing the blow of opinions and facts. It’s not that she doesn’t care about people's feeling...
Leander Hue
26 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human While Leander is generally fair in grading, he dislikes untidy workspaces and is strict on his students in this area.  Lee loves organiz...
Lilith Evenstar
24 ☆ pb ☆ hu Lilith becomes known to any community she joins very quickly, owing to her outgoing nature. She is fair and frank, preferring to be honest...
Marcus Carsen
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Dhampir To narrow it down to a 'playful sort' would do Marcus a grand discredit. Being in the business of news and socially active there is a cert...
Jezebel Blair
25 ☆ hbr ☆ sc Jezebel is generally a friendly and understanding person in most aspects, this is because through her life growing up she herself has had ...
Bryan Hawthorne
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Bryan Hawthorne is a down-to-Earth kinda guy. He enjoys the simple things in life such as the great outdoors with camping and hiking. He l...
Adele DeVylissea
35* ☆ Halfblood ☆ Sorceraic There are two very distinct sides to Adele. One, is the happy, carefree, laid back person she would like to be all the time. During these ...
Hine Parata
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu While she likes to define herself as strong and athletic, her strength is in persistence. She has a tendancy to complete what she starts, ...
Morgan Ohara
13 ☆ hb ☆ hu Despite her situation, Morgan is a very sweet girl. She is rather shy, and introverted, but isn't afraid to make friends. She just needs s...
Caldwell Hughes
24 ☆ mb ☆ ww Clever - Stickler - Kind of a hard ass toward students - Can loosen up around the right people ...
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The Australian Home of Magic Tallygarunga is an 18+ post-Potter non-canon forum RPG, featuring Australia's only public wizarding school Tallygarunga.
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Location: Rural Victoria, Australia
Current time: May 2018
Term Two: April 18th-June 30th
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  1. Boaz was not easily rattled… usually anyway. women always seemed to do the right things rattle them. Letting out a small chuckle he nodded. ”It’s not just the sobriety to take into account.” He said with a small sigh. It was not as though he knew what he was looking for but based on the conversations he didn’t think that they wanted the same things. Boaz was not just looking for a little something- he wanted something serious in his life. He had tried for the easy breasy thing, but it nnever really worked out for him. He ultimately wanted more- or if he didn’t they did. Relationships were already complicated he was not sure he then wanted to live up to this woman’s husband. The fact was, he couldn’t. ”I think we should think about the fact that my boss is your good friend, your daughter is in my class.” He mentioned. If and when this went south there were still those lasting connections. Glancing at her for a moment. There was no way they got out of this without some kind of pain. Right? Boaz was also not the guy that was picked when it came down to it. Most liked the idea of him, he was a muggle, he had lots of tattoos and he was the sort of guy that pissed your father off when you brought him home. He knew that about himself- but that didn’t mean he still didn’t find himself upset at the idea of it. ”I want to build a relationship with someone. That’s always been my aim.” he said with a small shrug. He didn’t know if she actually wanted that, or if she was looking for a rebound. Boaz felt he was worth more than someone’s rebound. Not that he was better or worse than anyone else… he just wanted more, he deserved more and he didn’t know if Kate was actually able to give him more.
  2. Boaz had to admit the first time that he met Kate she was rather terrible to him. However, he was not one to be horrible back. The golden rule was not just something he taught to his students, but he actually believed in it. That and the world was a dismal enough place sometimes, it was nice to be able to practice what he taught. For Boaz it didn’t matter who she was other than another person on their jounery of life and he had no room to judge her for anything really. He was not perfect, nor did he pretend to be. He messed up, he learned, and he would then do better. This however was a new one. Boaz was not unfamiliar with a mom having a crush, but they didn’t usually act upon them. It was one of the many strange things about being a teacher, most of the rime they left him alone but they did make comments. He understood it. He looked at her. The fact was he was actually sort of flattered. He would be lying if he had not noticed Kate was attractive. She was also smart and successful and- the mother of a student. And- she had been drinking. Boaz was not sure he felt comfortable with something happening with alcohol involved. ”I am- blushing because I didn’t think a woman quite like you would be interested.” he said honestly. Attraction for him was not just the physical. She was attractive for many reasons. He chuckled again. ”I would say that you are a woman of confidence and most would find that intimidating, hell when I saw I would have both Kate’s and Alan’s kid in his class. Talk about pressure. ”I also think we’ve been drinking” he said cautiously he didn’t want to offend her. ”And I think for something like that to happen, I would rather us both be clear headed…” which was the truth. It was something that deserved sobriety. ”And I am not saying that, just to deflect… but because I don’t want you to wake up with regrets…” He didn’t. He really didn’t- not to mention how awkward it would be if she did regret it…
  3. swanky means classy and funky

  4. It was always much harder to accept something for yourself. It was a giant step and there was no guarantee you would land on your feet. That was scary. Letting out a small breath as he leaned forward to accept the offer of wine. He had not had much to drink in a while, mostly because he was here and he didn’t really like the idea of being responsible for someone else’s kid and being intoxicated. The last thing he needed was a scandal and given his appearance they would be quick to judge him, that was the way it went most of the time. ”Its hard to live in limbo, it weighs on someone much more than others would know. Its one of those things you know… everyone goes through something at some point. he was getting to a point were he was rambling. ”A career change?” He questioned sitting back against the wall beside his bed as he looked at her. ”I can see you there, it would be nice to know someone who is a big wig.” he laughed at the idea. ”I think it’s m ore you have the ambition and drive. Ruthless bitch is just what jealous people say.” he said with a smile. He didn’t really know if that was true for sure but he was willing to bet on it. ”I mean, its something to think about. Sometimes we outgrow things… and we have to move on. That is life.” You grew… always. Boaz was all about his growth and he would always look for the glow up. ”To grow we make our self uncomfortable and it sounds like leaving the school would cause some growth.” He said with a nod. ”But it’s not something you have to decide right away yeah? Do what those politicians do and put feelers out for the job you have your eye on.” He was not a genius but he had binged a few political drama’s when he was home. ”and a cute little talking button.” he said with a laugh and then he felt his cheeks get warm with her admission. ”No, no you’re right I cant make you stop that…”[/]b he looked down. ”Thanks that’s very flattering.” he said with a small smile. ’I uh, don’t really know what to say to that.” he chuckled nervously.
  5. He nodded. It was not as though he really worried about dating to be honest. It was the last thing he wanted to worry about in the long run. However sometimes he was confronted with it and he managed to handle it the best he could with what he had. The break up with his fiancé had bothered him more than he liked to let on but he usually just kept that all to himself and so unless he was with his sister, he didn’t have to think about it too often. That and he felt like dating was just a way to meet the expectations of someone else while forgetting your own… it was a strange thing… but then he supposed he liked dating when he was into his date. ”I don’t think letting go means any of that you know?” He didn’t think it was wrong to move on when you had the opportunity to. It was hard to stay stuck in something and keep living a life that was fulfilled. He liked to think that most people who passed, or were in the strange situation that her husband was in, would want for their families to be happy. Then again he had no real experience with this. His life was not marred by tragedy… it was average. Aside from the whole magic thing… but that was not tragedy, it was just something that had happened to their family. ”I think letting go just means allowing some of the weight off the load- of course you love him… I don’t think that is the question… its how long can you are in a relationship with someone who cannot reciprocate from no fault of either of you.” He didn’t know anyone who wanted a coma instead of a relationship. He listened to her and he nodded. ”Well serious relationships happen when they happen, I don’t think anyone really goes into something knowing for sure that something will be serious.’ He pointed out though he had the one relationship and much like he had not thought it would be serious he also didn’t see the impending doom when it was in front of him. Cheeto seemed interested in the conversation again and was now sitting up. His tail switching back and forth calmly as Boaz reached over to scratch the cat under it’s chin. ”I think you are at least getting to know what you want. That’s a good first step. Not wantng to be alone helps you move onto what needs to happen next.” Which was hard, taking those steps. ”I think it’s fair to want those things for yourself.”
  6. Humbled by the compliment he shook his head. ”Nah- its happened, she does this clever little trick where she invites me somewhere and the set up is there waiting- so ambush blind dates I guess.” He thought for a moment. ”They just have not been right for me. Don’t get me wrong they were nice, and very pretty but nothing was interesting about them.” He was a man who believed in the mental aspect of a relationship. Often times it was far more important than the physical. The ability to take of one another… to want to take care of one another. To not feel bored by the whole thing…There was a need to challenge and be challenged. At least that was the way he saw it. He had not really found that- may be once. It had however ended once the topic of marriage and kids and the future had come up. He was still just a kid basically, who the hell knew what they wanted at 22, not him… Boaz listened as she spoke of her protégé that was now gunning for her job. ”outsiders don’t realize that academia is a blood sport… if only they knew.” he let out a humorless snort and shook his head. ”I think you did what was best for your child… and that’s not a bad thing… I wish more parents would do that.” Ego was a bitch. ”Kill her with kindness.” he said. Though he knew it sounded like a prepackaged answer. ”It may throw her off her game just enough… and you can get a strategy in place to defend your position. Its all about strategy, and clean strategy. Above reproach.” he said. It was something he had heard his mother say a million times. ”Honestly, I have no idea, I am not well versed in wine, this could be the cheapest bottle you could find and I would not be able to tell the difference.” he said with a small chuckle. There was a lot that he had to work on and that may be one of them… there was a class about wine at the rec center back home, maybe he would check that out. Then he could tell Kate about the wine. ”everyone deserves a night. Its hard to pour into someone else when your bucket is empty.” Stress could do that to you. Looking at the woman in front of him he considered what she was asking. It was a complicated problem. ”Well, I don’t think my purpose to tell you what you need to do. This is your life and your family..” He rubbed his face for a moment. ”It is a long time, but I think maybe the question to ask would be ‘are you ready to let go’” he said with a small frown. ”I wish I could tell you what to do.. he said with a smile. ”I think whatever you do, you owe it to yourself to consider your happiness as well.” which was often a bit challenging. ”It may not be the easiest thing to do but… I think its important.” It was not as though he knew much about being married. He just went with the wisdom he had learned over the years. ”And it’ not like you have to know what you are going to do right now…” he said. ”For now you can just chat with me and Cheeto.”
  7. Boaz had never been a man who paid much attention to what was going on just beyond his realm of interest and currently that realm was baseball. It had been something he had played, and loved from the time he could actually remember much of anything. He had gone to America once as a boy and he fell for the Yankees, something about how smart they look in the pinstripes. He was currently catching up with some of the games he had missed, well the highlights anyway. he smiled as she watched a rather amazing pitch. He had been a pitcher when he played. He was nothing like the Cuban Missle, Aroldis Chapman… that man… Well- For Boaz it was better than Magic to watch someone throw a 107 mph fastball. ”Did you see that Cheeto?” He asked the rather bored looking cat sitting on his bed. His pearl had turned out to be a male kitten, not that he minded the change, Cheeto also happened to be fond of the crunchy snack, much like Boaz had been. Cheeto looked up and mewed at him before turning his attention to the bird on the windowsill. Which was funny honestly… Cheeto had no interest in chasing the bird, they were friends. It was funny to watch them together. He looked at the small cat and then looked up when there was a knock at his door. Which was strange, he didn’t usually have visitors- and most of the other teachers and he liked their time away from everyone. He stood up and was honestly very surprised. The me in question was one Katherine Belmont. He smiled. ”Oh, don’t worry about it. I think it embarrassed my sister, she’s been trying to set me up for years with no luck, and she has never been so bold as to try that tactic.” he said with a laugh. He thought it had been funny but he figured that Kate was mortified. ”Really it’s not a big deal. It was a first for me however.” He stepped aside to invite her into the tidare yoy room offering her a chair. Cheeto looked up, unimpressed with the company he laid his head back down. ”I do like wine.” He took the bottle and smiled. ”Thank you but you didn’t need to do that.” It was just a simple, harmless letter. At least Boaz had seen it that way. ”However I think to be safe, your daughter and my sister should never meet… “ he said as he paused the TV. ”How are you? Keeping those young ladies at Penrose in line?” he said with a smile.
  8. He shrugged. ”I think there is a distinct difference and that is hardly semantics.” he said with a small laugh. He was a relatively good natured person and thanks to the tiny humans he spent most of his time with, he was able to argue with just about anyone. ”I can talk to her, explain the points and counterpoints… I can be amusing.” he said. ”I have to be… you may teach teens but I have to keep a room of kids with second attentions spans occupied for hours on end.” He said with a laugh. There was no comparisons to be made however, they were both teachers but he taught apples and she taught oranges. Boaz nodded. ”Well, maybe.” He had found most of his love of superheroes were too obscure for most of the magical folks he encountered.. Before Boaz could moved things without touching them, he had been all over the idea of saving the world. While he still had that idea, he just went about it in an indirect way. He was teaching those minds that would change the world someday. He was convinced. It was actually pretty cool to see the way kids changed their minds about things as they learned. ”Hell yeah, she was my first crush I am pretty sure… a bad ass chick who saves the day… how can you not want that? He said with a smile. Boaz liked independence in women. It was something to be admired. His mother was a bad ass woman… he figured that had a lot to do with it. ”oh we do load of that… not always planned. I have been the hungry caterpillar more times than I can count. The kids like that guy too much.” He said with a laugh… though honestly, he didn’t mind too much, he liked a chance to act like a complete moron and get paid to do it.
  9. Boaz nodded. ”The fact I am very uncool doesn’t seem to phase them too much.” he said as he shrugged. He had no idea how teens would like him. The idea was rather intimidating. She thought it was pretty admirable that she taught teenagers. ”I don’t think that I could be in front of teenagers all day. It’s pretty amazing that you do… I do love my little humans however. It forces you to think about things differently… but I think that is teaching in a nutshell… no matter the age.” He thought for a moment. ”I can say that I am a fan of orange, its citrusy and you wont get scurvy.” Which were both very good things in his book, though- scurvy was never something he had worried about. He smiled. ”I have always said that one should be childlike and not childish.” Something he tried to embody in his daily life. One had to be on their level. Which was just about as fun as anything could really be. ”I will also tell your mum if I need to… I do not mind being a character witness.” he said with a small grin. Boaz never really thought about how he must sound. Of course Hazel’s mom had thrown him for a loop, and he had cared about what she thought, she was and educator and she had designed Bilby… which was intimidating honestly. Not to mention he found her to be very different than he had expected her to be. She’d been on his mind. ”Spiderman is good.” he agreed. They at least seemed to like the same universe. That was a good thing. Then again she could just like spiderman… ”I also have to admit that Nubia is another favorite, I different universe but I find any empowered woman to be incredible.” and sexy, nothing was sexier than a woman who could hold her own. ”Ah yes, teen angst… I don’t think o could do what you do…” He said with a nod.
  10. The question he had posed had not been out of polite small talk, but out of the fact he did want to know if she liked orange. It was maybe something not many people thought much about… however Boaz’s days were filled with these sorts of questions. He was once asked about his preference when it came to what he would want to be if given the option to be a jellyfish or plankton. It had been a question he mulled over many times in his head. There were pros and cons to each. Plankton was able to sustain itself and it was often with many friends… then of course there was the size thing. A jellyfish looked freaking cool and you could sting people… not to mention the floating…. Well both were floaty things. He did think a Jellyfish was more his style. But then he never would have thought about it a student had not brought it up. The woman seemed to have a list of things she liked and Boaz smiled as she listed each one. ”Oh who is your superhero?” He asked her. Boaz had of course been a fan of Black Panther… the idea behind it. He didn’t see Killmonger as a villain either… he was the true antihero… it had been about culture… he may not have gone about it in the wrong way but Boaz had appreciated the concept he was after. He would happily debate all day about Killmonger, maybe even fight them if he had too. The man laughed and looked at the cake. ”Probably a bit of my bias, I teach grade one… there we have to ponder such things. I have a classroom of tiny philosophers…” he said, quite proud of the students so far this year. He had always enjoyed those who enjoyed learning. ”So I suppose I just ask the questions I would ask them. I want them to think… you know?” For them to think for themselves… one had to start that early. ”Thank you for the indulgence I will attempt to keep it at bay… it is a complicated thing hanging out with tiny humans and then having to talk to an adult.” he said with a small shrug.
  11. He looked at the ping pong balls and nodded. ”Oh yes, they do look quite terrified… I would imagine whatever they are facing, must be the sort of thing I myself would like to avoid.” Which was true. Boaz was not set up to deal with teenagers, which was why he had thought kids were not for him. He got to keep working with those of the ages he actually enjoyed. Did he want to have deep conversations about the various cartoons they loved? Absolutely. Did he want to entertain questions about why birds fly and why the sky was blue and why water was wet? He would happily take them. Those attitudes… not in the slightest. They were difficult little things. He liked singing silly songs and wearing mismatched socks all the time. He believed that she probably dealt with all sorts of charms that were inproperly cast and she had a few interesting stories. He remembered he had a friend who had set a feather, a mug and a pencil on fire in their charms class. And no one cared to talk about the frog that was supposed to have become a coffee cup in transfiguration that hopped away half formed and was a legend on the school grounds. He wondered if anyone had found that poor frog. ”Orange… that is interesting…” he agreed as he looked the cake. ”Well now you know.” he smiled taking a sip of his coffee. ”are you a fan of orange?” He asked.
  12. Boaz raised an eyebrow at the mention of victims. The ping ping balls had been labeled victims. That was enough to draw his attention away from the cake. He could be like his students at times, easily distracted by butterflies when collecting daisies. He also thought about the way his kids would take to the ping pong balls… They would love it, but then they tended to like most amusing things… which was kind the great thing about working with kids, they were not so easily amused but when it was a truly amusing thing they were able to have a rather great time in class. Boaz attempted to make sure they enjoyed learning as much as possible, and it wasn’t hard at this age they wanted to know all the things and to sing silly songs… that was always his favorite part of any lesson. ”Victims you say?” he said as he looked at the little ‘victims’ she had created. It was a rather interesting activity to do at the café, though he may see if she wouldn’t mind doing this drawing activity with a bunch of grade one children… Or teaching him so he could do it. He liked when Tally teachers could come into his classroom. It helped prime the little ones for the bulk of their magical education. When the previous herbology teacher had been at the school they had done a pretty good job of fun little units… ”It looks like coconut.” he said as he looked at it. It didn’t have that Carrot coloring to it. ”Well… I think I mean who knows… the pastry here can get super creative.” he was pretty impressed often. ”But tell me about these victims you have right now…” he nodded at them… ”What is the plan for them?”
  13. The school year had gotten off to a good start and he was actually enjoying the class he had this year. There was some anxiety that came with a few of the students. Two relatively important people in education had their kiddos in his class. Boaz was not so much worried about his capabilities, he knew he was a good teacher, but he did worry a bit about what other parents were saying. Boaz was sure he never favored children, there were some who needed extra attention, but they usually needed help with something. They had been working on subtraction and it was a doozy for the kids but they were picking it up a little. Numbers and letters… he lived his life in numbers and letters. He usually dressed up like the count from Sesame Street every year for Halloween and talked in that accent and they did a lot of counting. He was still tickled by his behavior every year. There was a lot that he wondered about himself sometimes… he wouldn’t have done this when he was younger but he liked to do it now. He liked to make an absolute fool of himself most of the time. It was for the kids though, it was a good reason to be a fool. Today however he was headed into town. He wanted to enjoy a cuppa and he had promised to email his sister. She had been in Ghana for the past three months and he had missed their daily chats. It was a bit harder to catch her now. However she did have access to email intermittently. Boaz did not have a computer, he made that choice. Though he may end up getting one to keep in touch with her. When he went to Basil’s he had to wait. Luckily he had gotten up early enough to slide in before someone took all the open stations. He casually strolled into the café and smiled as he walked to the counter. ”Americano please.” he had always enjoyed the taste. Once he had his coffee he put in a splash of cream. The small indulgence he allowed himself in the coffee. It was a bit easier on the stomach when he added the cream. He moved to sit and then smiled once he did. Sitting next to someone who seemed rather wrapped up in what they were doing. ”Hey, mind passing me a few napkins.” He asked and then smiled at them. ’that looks good….what is that?” he asked looking at the pastry on the plate… it looked pretty damn amazing- and his stomach growled.
  14. Today I shaved my beard and one of my kiddos looked at me and said "Aliens are real!" -.-

    1. Katherine Belmont

      Katherine Belmont

      Hazel, or Cameron?

    2. Boaz Izem

      Boaz Izem

      Cameron of course, he;'s a very articulate child. 

  15. Boaz was used to being judged He was a black man, and in his travels he had learned what that meant in other places. Not to mention he looked like someone you should cross the street to avoid. However he was not a man who would allow judgement by others to change who he was. Boaz tried to live a good life. To be a good person and not worry over the small things. When he was a child, Boaz had been picked on, and his solution had been to invite the boy over and make friends with him. He had always felt with some understanding that people would stop picking on him, but that had only worked for a bit. Kids were mean and often times it was due to things that they had little control over. Boaz didn’t know it then, but he had figured it out. It was one of the few things that made him stop class and address. He didn’t want to allow that to manifest. It made learning harder when you were worried about what your peers may do. That and he had found his students were able to handle the conflict resolution. He nodded. This was also not unfamiliar to him. Paretns who struggled with the transition. He didn’t mind it, sometimes he just needed to be extra reassuring. ”you are trying to say that this is a transition and they are hard, even when they are good.” he said. ”I get that way at the end of the year when I have to say my goodbyes.” It was hard for him… He didn’t know what to say, he had not lived through that. He smiled at her still. ”If you like I can always give you my contact information. I don’t usually do it, I just… If it would help with transition. I am not Hazel but I can tell you what she did all day.” he didn’t think Kate was a woman who needed to be coddled and that was not his intention, He just wanted to help make this easier for her. Given all the family had been through- It was not like he was doing something crazy. ”Or we could get you a cat? I just got one, she happens to make the nights a little less lonely.” he said with a smile. A
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