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* Avery Elliot

    (05/04/2020 at 19:02)
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“Thank you,” Avery replied carelessly, but she didn’t mean it as a compliment and he didn’t sound particularly thankful.

If the way she said Aren’t you bothered him, he didn’t show it. But it did. Accusatory like there was something to be said if he didn’t. Part of him wanted to say no just to see what was so wrong about it. “Where’s home for you?” he asked instead, before adding absently, “Other than the potion stores.” 
You carry the heavens in your eyes
(Like one of those old Greek tragedies)
and I'd call you Atlas but
he wasn't given a choice to hold the stars
(You were.)

* Vega Nettlebed

    (05/07/2020 at 15:04)
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Blue eyes narrowed as she tried to work out whether there was a veiled insult hidden in what he said—other than the potion stores—in the same way there had been an insult wrapped up in her own words—you sound like a horoscope—seconds before.

In the end, she decided that no, there was no insult, only the truth, and so she could let it slide.

“Bristol. Or Foxe Farm, if you want to be precise.”

A beat passed, during which she realised that he had never answered her question, but she kept answering his. Vega persisted, “What about for you?”

* Avery Elliot

    (05/13/2020 at 05:21)
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Avery had a vague sense of where Bristol was, but it meant little in terms of distance. Which meant it was outside of his realm of travel. He hummed an acknowledgement that didn’t commit to much, glancing between Fiona and Vega.

It was easier to ignore her question because he was certain she didn’t care for it. It was safer than to consider if she did. “My mother’s shop, if we’re being precise,” was his absent answer before adding the reason he asked, “We won’t be able to pass Fiona over the holidays, who will take her home?”
You carry the heavens in your eyes
(Like one of those old Greek tragedies)
and I'd call you Atlas but
he wasn't given a choice to hold the stars
(You were.)

* Vega Nettlebed

    (05/23/2020 at 22:00)
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His mother’s shop.

That told her nothing—the shop could have been next door or in Timbuktu. He was being deliberately elusive, Vega decided, as the cold blue of her gaze settled on him, searching for answers. He didn’t want her to know about his home or his life, and that was just fine; she didn’t care, anyway.

“I’m taking her.”

Those three words left no room for argument. She would not trust Avery Elliot in his mother’s shop to keep Fiona alive and see her through to the new year.

Professor Honeycutt was talking.

Vega kept her eyes on Avery. “What kind of shop?”

* Avery Elliot

    (05/24/2020 at 00:07)
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Vega claimed Fiona and Avery couldn't think of any reason why she shouldn't, so he only noted to himself to slip some more quartz into her pot before they left. He could feel the way she stared at him when the class started and his hands absently curled the corners of his journal under its scrutiny.

He refused to look over when she spoke, but he couldn't stop himself from answering, "The kind of shop a witch would run."


saturday 24 december 2011
new moon

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11.13 pm

i hope you remembered to water her today

11.14 pm
i also hope this is vega but i wouldnt be shocked if its the wrong number


You carry the heavens in your eyes
(Like one of those old Greek tragedies)
and I'd call you Atlas but
he wasn't given a choice to hold the stars
(You were.)

* Vega Nettlebed

    (05/24/2020 at 22:16)
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11.18 pm
Sorry, who is this?

11.19 pm
kidding. yes i remembered to water her

11.20 pm
how long did you spend making that?

* Avery Elliot

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11.31 pm
enough time that my mother almost set the shop on fire with sparklers

11.31 pm

lit one for you and fiona
You carry the heavens in your eyes
(Like one of those old Greek tragedies)
and I'd call you Atlas but
he wasn't given a choice to hold the stars
(You were.)

* Vega Nettlebed

    (05/30/2020 at 23:03)
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11.40 pm
that’s cute.

11.41 pm
did you make a wish for us too?

* Avery Elliot

    (06/09/2020 at 01:39)
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11.58 pm
of course

12.00 am, sunday 25 december 2011
merry christmas
You carry the heavens in your eyes
(Like one of those old Greek tragedies)
and I'd call you Atlas but
he wasn't given a choice to hold the stars
(You were.)

* Vega Nettlebed

    (06/14/2020 at 22:32)
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6.47 am
merry Christmas.

7.02 am
Did you get anything good? A new set of your weird cards?

* Avery Elliot

    (06/17/2020 at 05:48)
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9.17 am
those wouldn't be gifted on christmas. got a new jumper tho

9.20 am
let me guess, you got another cauldron. did you get fiona anything?
You carry the heavens in your eyes
(Like one of those old Greek tragedies)
and I'd call you Atlas but
he wasn't given a choice to hold the stars
(You were.)

* Vega Nettlebed

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9.53 am
I got a book on poisons, so watch out.

9.54 am
fiona’s got a new pot

9.57 am
what have your cards got against christmas?