Savannah blinked owlishly up at the young teacher, tilting her head and smiling nervously at his introduction. She, personally, wasn’t the type to call teachers anything but their appropriate names, even to her friends, but she certainly knew of those who were! Listening avidly, Savannah nodded along quietly to some of the things the Professor said, her eyes widening comically at some of the other things.
The question set before them caused Savannah to frown thoughtfully. She listened to the other answers that were shared, while trying to figure out what animal she liked enough to actually talk about. She had taken the same class the year before, so she knew she should not be so stumped by such a simple question, but honestly… She really was.
When a pause presented itself, Savannah raised her hand and waited to be called upon. She smiled as she was indicated. “My name is Savannah. My favourite animal is the horse, which is largely non-magical, though it has magical offshoots in creatures such as the Unicorn, the Winged varieties, and Centaurs.” Still smiling, Savannah continued cheerfully. “Horses are a sturdy creature that has its roots strongly entwined with humanity. They are intelligent, beautiful, and capable of filling many roles, from service companions, pets, entertainment, workers, and even food. There are many places in the world that couldn’t function without horses, including much of Australia – though perhaps not so much nowadays.”
Smiling, but content with her answer, Savannah nodded once and then settled back into her seat. Hopefully she hadn’t missed any of the portions the teacher had asked to be answered! She considered for a moment, but then shrugged slightly. She was pleased, over all.