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Melanie Moraes [ Wampus ]
21 Posts  •  17  •  Heterosexual  •  played by Taylor
back to school, ring the bell [mary lou]
« on: April 19, 2019, 01:20:29 AM »

A bake sale had seemed like such a good idea at the time. In a way, Mellie supposed it still was. The SGA always needed funds for something, and that was really the problem when everything was student-led. Mellie likes it though. She tells her parents she's active because it builds character and teaches her to be independent, but really she just gets to test out new recipes on her fellow students and gauge their reactions. Mostly it's good, but a little market research never hurt anyone. Getting to skive off classes once in a while didn't really hurt as an added bonus either.

After her summer internship in France (she was too young to actually do anything, but she did make a nuisance of herself by following everyone around and asking too many questions) she realised she's been slacking off. Everyone was so talented, and her she was, thinking she was amazing just because she could make a few—admittedly perfect—snickerdoodles? Get real, Melanie. She needed practice, and she needed a lot of it before she graduated if she wanted any chance of making it into a top pastry school.

But graduating... Mellie sighed again. Her last year in Ilvermorny, and she's been spending the first couple of months still fighting with Lou. She was one of her closest friends! She didn't want to leave without making up with her. Who knows if they'll ever see or speak to each other again if they graduated like this?! Mellie knew that she should 'be the bigger person' or something, and that Mary Lou tended to get tunnel vision when it came to student senate, but she still stubbornly believes that she's done nothing wrong. Unless being popular was a crime. "I think we should pack up soon," Mellie said listlessly to Amanda who was helping her man the stall, which was really just a table with a sparkly sign taped to it. No use sitting here and feel sorry for herself if no one else was going to come by.

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Mary Lou Bird [ Wampus ]
107 Posts  •  17  •  Politics  •  played by christine
Re: back to school, ring the bell [mary lou]
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 06:35:07 PM »
Being the leader of the free world school was exhausting. Lou was pretty sure she had that weird eye twitch under control now, though. The secret was more caffeine. Her mom said that caffeine was what caused it in the first place, but Lou felt perfectly fine. Great, even. All it took was coffee, coffee, coffee. She poured herself another cup -- thank god for the never ending supply in the kitchens -- and loaded up on the milk and sugar, enough to cool it down for her to take a large swallow immediately without also suffering a major internal burn.

Yeah, that was the ticket.

Lou sniffed and headed out of the kitchen, back toward the grounds -- there was still a little bit of daylight left, so she wasn’t about to study, pfft -- past the corridor where her SGA had a table set up for a bake sale, for one dance or party or something, she couldn’t remember which.

SGA and… Mellie Moraes. Current roommate, former friend; forever nemesis? Lou didn’t think she could ever forgive Mellie for running against her -- Against! Her! Who! Wanted! To! Be! President! Forever! -- last spring. Yes, Lou had won and yes, Lou was President now, but still. It was awful. Mellie was awful. Lou hadn’t expected to run uncontested, but her? Did Mellie think she was really better for Ilvermorny than she was? As if.

Of course Mellie still managed to be elected to the Senate -- Lou didn’t focus on how she had lost the election for Vice President at the end of fifth year and then spent all of sixth year holding no office at all because that clearly had nothing to do with this -- so she couldn’t be completely avoided outside of their shared dorm. Ugh.

“Um. Hi?” Lou had her thermos in one hand, her wand in the other. “The bake sale’s not over for another seventy-four minutes.” She glanced down at her watch like she was just now calculating the time left, like she hadn’t figured out exactly how much there was before walking over. It looked like they had been trying to close down shop early, anyway. Lou didn’t want to investigate the truth, not where Mellie was concerned. “You signed up for the whole shift, remember?” Of course she remembered; Mellie had basically signed up for all the shifts; just one more thing she was doing to try and undermine Lou by making her look like she wasn’t trying hard enough or something. Typical.


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