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Kim Jae-Sun

"I prefer to think before jumping --it minimizes the damage."

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a character in “Modern Magic and Martinets”, as played by Miss Nomer

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|| Feeling Good || Sleepsong || Rangers ||




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|| FULL NAME ||
Kim "Jae" Jae-Sun


|| AGE & CLASS YEAR ||
17 || 6th Year


|| BLOOD STATUS ||
Pureblood


|| SEXUALITY ||
Sapiosexual


|| HOUSE ||
Vorne House


|| DIALOGUE COLOR & THOUGHT COLOR ||
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❝Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.❞ -Robert Frost





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Observation & Listening // Jae-Sun is known to be a very quiet individual, to the point that those who didn't see him reciting spells back when he was younger might believe the student to be completely mute. His quiet nature, which comes from a painful case of shyness, is given advantage in that it allows him to focus on things besides himself, and in doing so learn much more from little things than others might. An eye for details only makes him better at observing.
Deduction & Precision // As a member of the Vorne house, it is only to be expected that Jae-Sun be a rather accurate person. His eye for details leaves him needing to finish everything in a very precise manner, and he hates nothing more than a project failing because he overlooked something. He is accurate not just in school works, but in reading other people, going in line with his skills of deduction. Things rarely pass under his radar, and he can solve anything that has left hints behind.
Planning & Time Management // Perhaps it is cynical of him, but Jae-Sun is quite adamant in his belief that one must always expect the worst. This is why he never waits till the last minute to complete something, and always plans for things to go unexpectedly. It is quite strange to see him late or frazzled by some task because he hasn't completed it. Jae-Sun is the one who has a plan for everything, believing that effort at the beginning is necessary to avoid bumpy sailing.

|| FLAWS ||
Shyness & Communication // Jae-Sun's quietness doesn't stem simply from a dislike of speaking, and certainly isn't because he is looking down upon others. If we were capable of communicating with others more, the young man would jump at the chance. But he's been painfully shy since infancy, and has great difficulty speaking with people --acquaintances and strangers alike. Social situations become very stressful for him, and he collapses under the pressure.
Hesitation & Cynicism // There is a point at which caution can become a problem, and Jae-Sun has crossed that line on multiple occasions. His cynicism translates to the tendency to overthink and worry about things. He can become so caught up in considering how to act that he misses the chance altogether. This is bad enough in high-speed situations, but paired with his shyness only makes social scenarios all the more excruciating.
Dwelling // A symptom of overthinking, Jae-Sun tends to dwell on things. It can damage his focus and emotional state.

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Small Groups || The Library || Potions Class || Herbology || Animals || His Cat, Junior || Being Surrounded By Friends || Patterns || Mysteries || Riddles || Interesting People || House Vorne || Familiar Korean || Flowers || Winter || Snow || Snowmen || Hot Chocolate || Well Thought-Out Plans || Caution || Punctuality || Smooth Sailing || Confident People || Cute Things || Intelligence || Dark Eyes || Shady Trees || Afternoon Naps

|| DISLIKES ||
Crowds || Speaking to Strangers || Ordering at Restaurants || Surprises || "Perfect Crimes" || Direct Sunlight || Very Hot Days || People Noticing His Accent || Defense Against the Dark Arts || Attention || Not Knowing Things || Miscommunication || Interacting With Slow People || Being Caught Eavesdropping || Complete Isolation || Erratic Behavior || Getting In Trouble || Exaggerations || Overthinking Simple Problems || Rabbits

|| FEARS ||
Never Being Able to Properly Communicate With People / Being Overlooked || Public Speaking || Spiders

|| GOALS & AMBITIONS ||
The son of a prominent Korean family, it is expected that he will follow the steps of his ancestors and become prominent in the South Korean ministry of magic, as well as the Korean market place. However, his paralyzing fear of public speaking and the like make him better suited to work from behind the curtain. Interested in researching mysteries of the world, Jae-Sun's greatest ambition is to become an Unspeakable in the Department of Mysteries, perhaps even the head Unspeakable.

|| SECRETS ||
Unspeakable // He hasn't told his parents what he wants to do, because then his grandparents might find out, and he fears disappointing them.
Restricted Section // Normally a model student, he has been known to sneak into the restricted section of the library from time to time.





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❝A goal without a plan is just a wish.❞ -Antoine de Saint-Exupery





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|| BIRTH DATE ||
♑ January 9th ♑

|| PERSONALITY ||
Kim Jae-Sun was raised in a family of strong personalities and great charisma. His elder brother could talk his way into or out of anything, and his parents and grandparents had kept the family prosperous not only through their innovative minds, but their abilities to persuade others. It is no small task to have a foot in both the financial world of the muggles and the wizarding world, after all. It should seem that their abilities were so strong that it was necessary to balance it out, leaving the youngest child of the family to be a complete and utter failure in leadership. Kim Jae-Sun has difficulty talking to strangers, let alone a large group of potential followers, and his crippling shyness has been a pattern which has dampened his life since he first showed signs of introversion as a child. He is painfully shy, only having a handful of friends because initiating a conversation with him can be so very difficult, and while the young man is brilliant in his own ways, this is shared with very few because he can barely bring himself to speak if anyone he doesn't know is in a ten foot radius.

What he may lack in communicative skills, which is quite a lot, Jae-Sun does manage to make up for in things that others don't see. Silence gives people a sort of keenness that those who are always talking might not possess, and it has given him observational skills to be reckoned with. Puzzles and mysteries are also well within his realm of expertise, for they require focus and attention to detail. If there is one thing Jae-Sun excels at, it is details. Like his mother, he is very detail-oriented, and has to finish everything just so. Leaving loose ends can leave him sleepless at night, and he can never feel comfortable waiting too long to do something. His cynicism means he must always plan for the worst, and as a result he is often able to get things done with time to spare, and face most situations with an idea of what is going to happen. Perhaps he is not CEO material, but he would be an invaluable resource to someone else, the man behind the curtain who can run the show --but isn't capable of presenting it.

When Jae-Sun does grow comfortable with a person, the difference is clear. He doesn't become talkative, but his actions speak volumes. He is affectionate, perhaps overly so, perhaps nurturing a secretly cuddly side that few get to see. He is incredibly loyal, and willing to put all of his skills at the disposal of a friend, unless he thinks they will get hurt in a venture --at which point he does all he can to stop them.





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|| ORIGIN ||
Where have you come from?

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Portrayed by || Miss Nomer

Face Claim || Lee Minho



So begins...

Kim Jae-Sun's Story

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On the morning of September the first, all students arrive at Magdalena early and eagerly, just in time for breakfast. They’d all greet those they hadn’t yet had the chance to see and from there breakfast commence. Whether or not the lot of students got any rest usually depended on their compatibility with trains, which was inevitably unlikely. All students boarded at different times and different places, but they all arrived at 8am on the dot.

ImageProfessor Hawthorne announced the arrival of the first years as the rest of the diverse school sat munching, to which they sorting ceremony began. Magdalena had it’s own special way of sorting students into their houses. Though it seemed rather average or rudimentary, there was an enchanted basin placed at the end of the long line of first years. From there, they would draw their house, and go to join their tables pridefully.

Each table was dressed neatly in it’s house color named boldly with a banner lined in gold and silver, a glowing mist emanating around all the dishes and plates that floated and rotated so that everyone could get a bite. Not only did the tablecloth glow as brightly as the plates did, but it would almost play with the children. Pleasing them with thoughtful images of animals that best described their actions or their houses, and blasting the occasional first year in the face with what looked like an abundance of glitter.

Once the frayed nerves of the newbies died down, the students would surely be reintroduced to their new home know as Magdalena Academy of Magical Education.

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Location // Magdalena Academy, Germany
Date // September 1st

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Although Jae does look forward to the return the Magdalena every year, as it is the location of many of his friends and a place where he can escape the heavy pressure put upon him by his family members who are just "looking out for him", he is slightly less fond of the plane ride which takes him from South Korea to Germany. At least he isn't taking a train across the continent, for that would take days, and while the empty time to spend reading would be enjoyable, it comes to a point at which he grows tired. One plane ride and a train ride after being loaded onto a plane by a mother telling him to do well in his NEWTS and a father reminding him of his brother's achievements several years prior, the young man has arrived at his school. His back aches from sitting on poorly padded seats and leaning over books, and his eyes hurt because he had lost his glasses at some point between the plane and the train, and his spares were hidden away in his trunk. Not to be deterred from reading, one of his only pastimes during the trip, Jae had merely squinted at his books. While he doesn't regret his choice, the headache pulsing in the back of his skull is a less than happy consequence.

Another downside of the first few days of travel, one that Jae may have forgotten, is the crowds of people rushing to reunite with friends whom they haven't seen for the summer. Head down, he quickly steps out of the way of people before they even notice he had been in their path, effectively rendering himself ghost-like. Such light-treading is as easy as breathing for the young man, as he has been doing his best to avoid attention since he was a small child, and first realized that people are terrifying. Well, perhaps not terrifying, but certainly intimidating for the most part. A lot of things are intimidating for an overly cautious, undeniably cynical, and painfully shy sort of person.

Being named a prefect for the Vorne house is one of those intimidating things, because Jae can already picture how spectacularly he'll fail at it. It's not that he isn't a good student, in fact his behavior and grades perfectly justify his position. He doesn't lack confidence, which is also something that the headmaster is known to value.

Well, he doesn't lack confidence in his own abilities, anyway. Confidence in speaking to others would be another matter, and there the problems lie. More likely than not, he will not muster up the courage to try and discipline any students, even little 1st years, in words anywhere above a whisper. He'll see what they are doing, and won't be fooled by lies, but won't possibly be able to reprimand them properly. The very thought of it makes him nervous, in fact. He's never had a problem trying to interfere in the bad behavior of friends, but strangers is a very different matter indeed.

Putting the thought out of his mind, though only temporarily for he is the sort to dwell on things, Jae takes a seat at the Vorne table and joins his peers in eating. He sits beside Eithiene, one of those with whom he has managed to form a friendship with due to initiation on her part, and gives her a smallish sort of smile in greeting. The food looks delicious, as always, and he is happy to dig in. That being said, about halfway through the year he will likely begin to miss Korean food, as this happens every year.

"How was your summer?" he says softly, so that likely only Ethienne can pick up on the words. His Korean accent is always thickest at the beginning of the year, after spending the summer at home. Still, his English is significantly better than it had been six years ago, as is his German. This is one of the reason his parents had elected to send him to the German school rather than an Asian Wizarding school --so that he might improve his English and learn another Western language.

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The worst thing about going was leaving.

Eithene stood at the doorway of the bookshop, looking at her father. Dust motes danced around her in the growing light, and she realised that she was growing to be almost as tall as him. A slight pang of longing - for what, she couldn't tell - struck her heart as he struggled with her gigantic suitcase, its wheels clattering noisily against the wooden floor. Her mother was nowhere in sight, probably upstairs resting, as usual.

"Come on, dad. I'll take that." Her voice was a little thicker than usual, and as she hurried to take the suitcase from his hands she hoped fervently he wouldn't see her cry today.

"You'll miss your bus. Take care of yourself, girl," he admonished, one hand reaching up to ruffle her hair affectionately. "Your ma and I will be just fine. Write to us." Eithene nodded, and gave a little start as she heard the bus trundling up the street. Reluctantly she heaved the suitcase out of the shop, one slender hand waving at the bus, hoping the grumpy old driver wouldn't admonish her for flagging him at the last minute.

"I love you, dad." A quick kiss on the cheek, and then she was done, having whisked herself into the bus. Finn Carmody shook his head. "Love you too, child," he muttered to the air, fighting a smile back.

Eithene touched down in Germany some hours later, and arrived in Magdalena with no trouble at all. She wandered into the great hall, taking in the sight of hundreds of chattering, excited students, and for the first time since she'd left home, a smile touched her lips briefly. She made her way to the Vorne table, craning her neck to see if any of her friends were around yet.

The sight of the food, however, really set her off. Oh my stars, I'm starving. Thank goodness for the kitchen staff.

There would be time to look for her friends later, she decided, filling her plate. She was vaguely aware of a presence beside her, and turned, dreading the worst, but it was Jae.

"Jae!" she exclaimed, managing not to spew food over the dark-haired boy. Grinning, she flung an arm around him, squeezing once. "So great to see you. My summer was great, I got a lot more drawing done. How about you?"

It was great to be back, she remembered. This was home too.

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Location // Magdalena Academy, Germany
Date // September 1st

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Jae smiles at Eithene's cheerful exclamation of his name, glad to see the friendly witch again. That is one thing to be missed about going back to South Korea in the summer --all of his friends at Magdalena. People live much too far apart for little visits over the summer, even if one uses Floo networks and the like. Thus, he must make do only with letters from friends, and as his Summers tend to be rather busy with the muggle courses his parents insist he take, even letters are far and few between. He finds being at school more relaxing than being at home for summer vacation, actually. The teachers don't put as much pressure on him as his parents do, after all, and there is no one comparing him to his elder brother. It is in many ways a far more pleasant environment, that much is certain.

Jae responds to her half hug with one of his own, one long arm tossed over her shoulder with an affectionate squeeze of a hug. It might be surprising to some how easily Jae deals with the invasion of personal space when it comes to friends, given how different it is from his reactions with others. Everyone has some sort of sign of their preference of one person over another, and Jae's indications of friendship are found in skinship and more frequent words from the typically silent boy.

"You'll have to let me see them, then," Jae responds with a smile, though he'd never push very hard about looking at a person's drawing. He knows enough from personal experience that passion for something does not equate tolerating other people trying to push their way into the viewing room.

"Mine was alright. Some of the muggle classes were interesting, though their science and our magic is conflicting all the time. Makes it hard to focus," luckily, his parents have enrolled him in more economic and math type classes than science ones, so he can minimize his exposure to the fact that magic breaks plenty of the muggle laws of physics and reality. He imagines that muggleborns must have a good deal of shock when they find this out upon arriving at Magdalena, although perhaps their studies at that point have not gone in depth enough to cause too much of a conflict.

Kim Jae Sun reaches out and pours himself a glass of orange juice. He's never been much for pumpkin juice, though most of his friends, and even family members, seem to be crazy for the stuff. But then, he doesn't much like pumpkin pie either --perhaps he just has a taste aversion to all things regarding the gourd. As he goes to take a drink, the boy's glasses nearly slide right off of his nose. As a result, only fast reflexes stop them from falling off into his food. Jae pushes them up the bridge of his nose and tilts his head upwards very slightly, as though fearful of a repeat occurrence.

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Eithene couldn't suppress a grin at Jae's affection. She knew the boy was typically rather shy, and being able to draw him out of that shell, encourage him to reach out voluntarily, was a good thing in her eyes. She wasn't typically one to dictate her friends' lives, but if Jae had a girlfriend she hoped the lucky girl would be able to bring the best out of him.

"You still take other classes outside of Magdalena?" Eithene chuckled. "You really do like to learn, don't you?" She shook her head, remembering the days she'd wasted away under the sun. The call of the bookshop and the field was just too strong, and she knew the field would not last long - it was very likely a developer would build a factory on the site. She'd already seen people in official-looking suits wandering around the fields, nearly trampling on her a few times. "You've got to motivate me, Jae, I'm way too lazy to study for my exams. What'd you learn?"

She retracted her arm from around Jae's shoulders, nearly elbowing his glass off the table when he set it down. Luckily, her instincts worked fast, and she managed to wrap slender fingers around the glass, damage minimised to a bit of juice slopping over the side. "Sorry," she mumbled, but she knew it wasn't pure clumsiness that'd caused the accident.

A few tables over, almost hidden by the shadows cast by the velvet curtains that hung by the windows, a translucent girl lurked, smiling sadly at Eithene, raising her hand to wave at her. Keelan. Eithene was sure no one else had spotted the girl, but it didn't matter. She slid the glass back over to Jae, unable to drag her eyes away from her sister's gaze. "Sorry," she muttered again. This was mostly to Keelan, but could have just as easily been to Jae, if nobody knew what was actually capturing Eithene's attention.

She turned to her friend, managing a smile. "I'm so clumsy nowadays. Dad told me I misshelved three books just last week. I guess I'm just really nervous about the exams coming up, yeah? I bet you've got them all in the bag, you're so smart, but I've really got to work on my Potions. Professor Andrews was giving me tons of dirty looks in class last year, I was so afraid I would set something on fire," she babbled, grasping at the first subject she could find, hoping her cover wasn't too transparent. Keelan was a subject she would rather not talk about, the guilt of her death still weighing heavy on her own heart. Out of the corner of her eye, Eithene saw Keelan frown and shift her position, twitching the curtains a little.

How am I supposed to help you?

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Location // Magdalena Academy, Germany
Date // September 1st

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Eithene seems relatively impressed with the fact that Jae continues to take Muggle courses in the summer, perhaps because it is a rather rare thing for pureblood families to involve themselves with anything to do with muggles, outside of working in muggle related fields for the ministry. The Kims are thus a phenomenon, and are made so perhaps due to their very large appetite for wealth and influence, which cannot be completely satiated by what they have through the wizarding world alone. It is because of this that they stand as one of the few families to have a foot both in the muggle and the wizarding world, despite having very few muggle-wizard marriages in the branch families.

Jae frowns slightly and shrugs, for while he does enjoy classes at Magdalena, learning in muggle classes does not really engage him nearly as much. It just feels strange to sit in there, knowing himself to be the only one in a group to have magical powers. It makes him feel somewhat uncomfortable, though it really should not. "Abeoji and Eomeoni make me take them, I prefer the classes at Magdalena by a long shot," he confesses, shoulders now pushed forward slightly as they had stopped mid shrug. It gives him an awkward sort of posture, but he doesn't seem to notice at all.

Besides, his full attention is quite immediately grabbed by Eithene knocking over his cup. His hand, by instinct, shoots out, but she reaches it first, avoiding a mess just before it is made. A little sigh of relief, a breath Jae hadn't realize he has been holding, escapes. The clumsiness is not atypical for the girl, but the strangely distracted and dejected way in which she apologizes certainly is. Jae's brow furrows in confusion, and he catches her briefly glancing past him. He finds it difficult not to pick up on such things and become curious, and thus turns his head to try and follow her gaze. His eyes are not fine tuned to the sight of Keelan as Eithene's are, for he does not know her, and thus he cannot see what is grabbing her attention. The ghost girl is just out of sight.

Turning back around, Jae gives her a look half quizzical and half concerned. "It's fine, it was just a glass. Are you alright?" Eithene seems to merely wave off his concern, calling herself clumsy and smiling, quick to push the conversation onwards. But the smile is not quite as genuine as it had seemed before, Jae cannot help but notice. He tries not to frown.

The little scene will likely dwell in his mind for the rest of the day, but for the moment he is willing to push it away. Eithene likely would deny it, given how she has just breezed over it. "I've got studying of my own to do, actually. Don't want to overestimate myself. I'm sure you'll be fine --and I can help you out in Potions, if you need it. It's one of my better subjects," he offers, smiling once more. Eithene is still visibly distracted. It's impossible for Jae to ignore it, of course, but he does at least have the tact to not bring up what she would clearly prefer to hide.

Perhaps he'll find it out later, on his own, but Jae is a very far cry from pushy when it comes to the secrets of others. In fact, the only thing the typically quiet young man can manage to be 'pushy' at is trying to keep friends out of trouble. Most of the time, his advice is ignored and he ends up having to go along with them anyway, in order to minimize the damage.

"How is the bookshop doing, then? Quite well?"

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Of the list of least ideal ways to start a day - no, the school year, seeing Keelan was right at the very top of it. Eithene knew she could try not to be affected by her, but the spirit wasn't just an imprint of a soul, oh no. It was an imprint of her death, all the emotions left behind right after she died. Keelan carried a general feeling of guilt and melancholy, virtually impossible for Eithene to not feel.

The image of the girl faded a little from sight, and Eithene grabbed a prettily decorated chocolate cupcake from a plate in front of her, taking small bites. The sweet cream flooded her tastebuds, and served to calm her down a little. Jae said nothing about her temporary lapse in concentration, whether by choice or not, regardless, she was grateful for it.

She reached over and squeezed Jae's hand, facial expression a little more natural now. "Thanks, I appreciate the offer. It'd be way easier if I could just take Charms and Defence, I'm much better with actual wandwork."

Jae's enquiry into her family's business brightened her up even more. "Oh, it's doing well, we had a little group of tourists who were so taken with the idea of a little antique bookshop in the middle of nowhere!" She snickered, taking a jab at the remoteness of their home. "Mostly I think it was the decorations, though. Father managed to get the back room cleaned up, and he's completely transformed it into a tea room, so I've been making sure it looks pretty and such. Speaking of which," and here she leaned closer, excited, "I found that a witch opened a shop down in the city. It looks like a curiosity shop with the occasional stuff that Muggles believe to be Wiccan props, but they're actual magic books and ingredients. Buying my things will be so much easier now."

Between sentences Eithene managed to finish the cupcake, a cheese roll, and a glass of juice. Orange or pumpkin, she couldn't tell. Hell, it could have been guava juice for all she knew. All she really needed was to get food in her system, something to keep her mind occupied. Now she looked down at her plate, brushing crumbs off her fingers, and chuckled wryly. "Sorry. I'm starving after the long ride from Enniscorthy. Aeroplane food, Jae. Just doesn't cut it."

She remembered something. "I'm so awful! I've been rambling about myself, not sparing a thought for you. How's being a prefect? Lots of work to do?" She coloured lightly, feeling selfish. Knowing Jae, he would probably brush it off, but she would just end up making a habit of talking too much about herself.

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Location // Magdalena Academy, Germany
Date // September 1st

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Jae patiently waits for Eithene to finish her cupcake, knowing that sweets often have the ability to make his friend, and fellow Vorne, feel better. He's never been the sort to rush or push another person, half out of lack of confidence in doing so and half because he himself likes to take his time with things. Time is what the young wizard deals best in, it often seems, his time management skills being second to none. As far as talents go, it might be a little bit lame by the standards of others, but Jae is perfectly happy with his ability to plan well. It's not a flashy thing, like being the top DADA student or inventing one's own concoctions [Vix], but it suits his needs very well indeed.

He has begun to zone out at this point, just a little, but a squeezing of his hand brings the young man's balloon back down to earth. Eithene, it seems, has finished her cupcake. As she speaks, he smiles, for her own expressions now seem a bit less forced, and he is glad of this. No one likes to see their friends feigning things around them, not really. It seems to demonstrate a lack of trust, or at the very least an unhappiness that Jae would prefer his friend's not experience at all. Of course, such a thing is unavoidable, but Jae does his best to try and minimize the damage his friends receive, if he has any influence over the situation. Hopefully, just being there at the moment will be enough for now. As she mentions being better at wandwork, Jae's smile turns slightly sheepish. He is quite the opposite, preforming better in potions and herbology, classes that require an attention to detail and don't use the wand too much. Perhaps he is just better with the classes that are more exact, for he also does relatively well in transfiguration, a course that requires precision.

Classes like DADA, meanwhile, where one must think on their think, are significantly more difficult for Jae. He's much better at planning ahead of time, or following a specific set of instructions, than improvising and doing his best not to get hit by a wild Expelliarmus! or something along those lines. He somewhat doubts that he'll ever be able to conjure a patronus, as well. Such things don't come easily to him, much to Jae's dismay.

Eithene brightens up as soon as she begins talking about her family's shop, making Jae very glad that he had asked about it. Her previous moment of tension seems to melt away, and the girl returns to the cheerful, relaxed Irish witch with whom he is familiar. He is always happy to hear about the shop, and more than once has told himself that he must go visit it eventually, because it sounds magical --and not just in a wizarding sense. Her stories of reading in fields and working in the shop seem to come straight out of an old novel, and he's impossibly jealous about it.

She realizes that he hasn't spoken much before Jae does. Of course, Jae spends most of the day not speaking much, basically whenever he doesn't have a friend around, so it hadn't even occurred to him. He smiles and shakes his head, "It's fine, I like hearing about the shop. And not yet, really. But I suppose I'll have to lead the first years to the dorms, though."

He pushes his glasses up, for they have begun to slip a bit yet again, and then frowns ever-so-slightly. "I am a bit worried people won't listen to me though. Or they won't hear me," he confides, sharing the concern he's had since receiving the owl informing him that he was to be a prefect this year.

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September 8th




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The school year had officially begun.

After the breakfast feast, orientation started for all students. First years; or as referred to by the headmaster, ersten Jahren, made things especially hectic, but they always did. Compassion was something the staff often enforced. Students of every grade had been there before, therefore it was nobody’s job to hassle them.

A week forward, students should now have had their schedules in order, and even maybe have gotten a little more sleep in the comfort of their dorms, which were located on the upper floors, comprised of balconies and bridges stringing over the view of the entrance hall. All fashioned and lit by enchanted lanterns that glowed with orange autumn light.

It had been a rainy week, some couldn’t even recall seeing the sun once during the first days of school. Nonetheless, the alumni kept the homecoming festivities rolling, but it wasn’t long until a gloom began to settle. It wasn’t any early-winter gloom that most experienced around this time. It was hardly winter yet in Germany. Something was clearly depressing the atmosphere.

Rumors of dragon sightings began to travel. Spreading like a wildfire, every student had to have heard something by the wake of the second week. Muggles had even apparently caught sight of the supposed ”UFOs”, but unfortunately the students were left in the dark.

Eventually, the ministry had sent word to Magdalena of the recent encounters, and Professor Hawthorne publicly and personally explained to staff and students what was occurring Monday morning.

“'Professor Decimus Wendell Hawthorne,'” chuckles rose among the students as the Headmaster read aloud the statement from the Minister himself. With a grunt and a half smile of his own, the Professor continued extravagantly. “'And to all whom it may concern at Magdalena Academy of Magical Education.

“‘It is to my dismay that I inform the wizarding communities of Germany and nearby settlements about the recent sightings of Chinese dragons. I’m afraid I have no personal knowledge as to why they’ve left their country to journey as far as Europe, but we know for certain that they have become a danger to central Germany. Chinese dragons aren’t known to act up as we’ve seen this past week, attacking farms, and increasingly populated places.’” Hawthorne trailed off, dropping the letter down on the podium and tightening his jaw.

“As you all know, and it goes without saying, the school will be carrying out lockdown procedures. I understand that this isn’t how any of you would like to start your Monday, but it looks as though we haven’t got any choice.” Hawthorne leaned heavily down upon the neatly engraved podium. It was true, he never liked laying down bad news, but it was not in his nature to sugarcoat subjects like this. “This means herbology, and other outdoor classes, will be heavily supervised, and dungeons will be utilized if those dragons come too close for comfort.”

The Headmaster, gazed down at the letter that sat before him, but he only nodded as if just agreeing with his decisions. “So, all that is left to say is enjoy your breakfast.” His tone defaulted to that of more positivity, and he turned to take his seat, leaving the students to their own thoughts.

With that, the second week had begun, and it wasn’t shaping out to be a good one.

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Emery sat in a daze for most of the day, making it all the way through breakfast without even saying the smallest comment, this was unlike him. He idealized images of sparkly red dragons you occasionally saw in illustrations or heard of kung-fu films, even in Muggle Studies once or twice, but all that was too good to be true especially if they were actually attacking people in Europe. It remained a mystery to Emery how he’d react in the special case that the school was attacked, whether he’d be completely frightened or totally entranced, it was a fifty-fifty chance with him.

Potions was much more interesting than it ever had been, students shared stories of “encounters” with dragons or at least that of what a distant relative had. Emery himself didn’t have much to offer, but he found listening to be quite easy and before he knew it class was over. Even the hallways were spoiled with excitement, and it didn’t look like the staff was liking it. The Polish boy fought his way to Herbology and he, for one, got a taste of bitterness that the professors likely experienced everyday.

Any and all students with outdoor classes would have to wait in the entry hall to be chaperoned on their way. Emery had almost missed the crowd of kids heading out to Advanced Herbology due to the hallway traffic, but that was probably just his bad luck.

Herbology was different, Professor Ludwig seemed off and not as outgoing as he so naturally was. All the teachers felt a little on edge about the whole thing, but Emery hadn’t paid much attention, what with imaginary dragons flying around his head. He had been eyeing Kim the whole period, until he finally wadded up bundle of weeds and aiming for the Korean boy’s head. It probably wasn’t the most thoughtful way of getting Kim’s attention, but nonetheless it worked.

Jae was dutifully listening to Professor Ludwig's instructions for the day's lesson, which would be one of the more hands-on ones. He figures this is to warm everyone up for the year by beginning with something more involved. Besides, it may serve to distract from the whispers of hostile dragons that even the upperclassmen are not immune to.

He was about to begin following the Professor's example when a sudden thud hit against his head. It was soft, but easy to identify almost immediately as he felt the projectile fall apart. Not heavy enough to be dirt, he realizes immediately that someone has probably thrown weeds at him. Somewhat irritated, but more confused than anything, the young man turns around, ignoring the weeds still clinging to his hair, and quickly makes eye contact with Emery. Of course it would be the Eden boy.

Still, Jae's frown is replaced with that small smile, because despite their chaotic first meeting and the fact that Emery finds throwing things at people an acceptable way to attract notice, the two are close friends. Emery occasionally forces Jae out of his shell, and the young man appreciates this more than he lets on. There is a reason he likes to have outgoing friends --they make up for that which he lacks.

He makes a motion to wave Emery over, because the spot next to him is in fact empty, and he'd like for Emery to take it. He may be comfortable in silence, but Jae enjoys company more than people might think.

Friends were more than enough to keep Emery distracted throughout the day, but Kim was probably one his favorite distractions. Emery always had too many questions on his mind, whether they be personal or just random facts that Jae probably knew at one point or another.

It was hard not to giggle with such a perfect view of Kim's reaction - though it was really the lack of an immediate response that the Eden boy found so very funny. He slipped a hand over his mouth to muffle his laughter, glancing in either direction towards the students around him. It took the Vorne a moment to decide what he should've been feeling right up until he met eyes with Emery. There was a split second where Emery caught himself mid-thought, doubting Jae-Sun would return the smile he gave so willingly, but Jae was always there to prove him wrong.

Emery gladly left his place to maneuvered the maze of cluttered and disoriented students, arriving beside Kim, his grin much broader than before. When he settled down, he finally got around to asking, "How are you?" while at the same time picking some leafs off the back of his head. Emery hadn't had the chance to talk with Jae the first week, and he was going to pass up the first chance he got.

They'd be working on the flower beds today. All the students had been cramped up in the classroom the previous week, Ludwig teaching them the difference between various plants, poisonous or not. Now they'd get to do a more hands on experiment over the same subject. There was bound to be a least one student who accidently pricked his or her finger on a flower of some kind and had to be sent up to the nurse's for treatment, Emery was just praying it wouldn't be him in the wake of all the excitement.

Jae raises an eyebrow at Emery's almost laugh, but his smile remains all the same. His first meeting with the Vorne student had been enough to give him a good idea of Emery's personality, and if he had a problem with it, there had been ample opportunity to back out before the friendship began a year or two ago. However, he had liked his fellow student, despite the contrasting aspects of their personalities. Of course, his favorite people often are more outgoing and sociable than he, for he admires in others what he personally lacks(?).

"Wondering what I've done to deserve weeds in my hair, actually," Jae responds, but his smile and the lightness of his tone make it clear he harbors no ill will over it. He's been friends with Emery long enough to not be irritated with such things. In fact, it's almost endearing, the little antics. When they don't risk serious harm, anyways.

He hopes his voice has not been lost in the murmuring and talking of other students, but the two are standing rather near each other so it is likely Emery can hear him. Jae glances over toward the flowerbeds, which were slightly overgrown, perhaps because Ludwig had been gone for part of the summer, and no one cares for them as expertly as the Herbology professor, predictably.

"Please don't give cause to go to the clinic," he adds, not entirely joking, to Emery. Apparently their thoughts had been in line. Realizing he has forgotten his manners, Jae's look of distracted concern is replaced by a smile once more. "And how are you? Daydreaming of dragons, I suppose?"

Emery's beamed at Jae's response, even if it could have been viewed as possibly negative. It seemed like the comment about his physical wellfare even made him want to laugh. The Eden was far to positive for his own good, a total glass half-full kind of guy, but perhaps he could pull it off in such a way that he didn't come across like the pretentious little git he would have been if he were anyone else.

"You know me all too well," he replied between chuckles. Sooner than later, the class was directed to sit down in front of the flower beds and begin taking notes, but Emery was too enthused by the company of his friend, too occupied to dedicate much thought into the structures of poisonous flowers.

For how long they'd be in school, his accent had already dulled into a cultural mess of all sorts of dialects, mostly from friends and occasionally teachers. This was mostly cleared up because of his slowly shifting partial to actually pronouncing the 'th' sound in some of his more commonly used words.

"Yes, the dragons have been on my mind." Emery gazed down at the flowers from beneath his eyelashes, though it was obvious he wasn't making any observations at this point in their conversations. "What do you 'dink of the situation?" He asked.

Emery might be perfectly happy to ignore the beginning of lessons, but Jae is not the sort of person to easily do the same thing. Thus, while he attempts to politely listen when the Eden boy continues to speak, Jae is dedicating at least three quarters of his mind to the lesson at hand. It's slightly difficult to manage both, but it shouldn't be too hard for him to get back into the loop of the lesson if he completely drops off of it.

He is sketching out a rough image of one of the plants, and labeling it with very neat handwriting, when Emery asks his thoughts on the dragon situation. His hand hovers, stationary, above the drawing as the young man considers this himself. After a brief moment, he begins sketching once more. "I think there's more to it than the faculty would prefer us to know, and understandably. We wouldn't want to cause panic among the younger students, certainly," he says finally, writing something about the uses of the pollen of a certain flower in the margins of his notes.

"I do think, certainly, that you shouldn't try and go after one, Emery," he adds, stopping now to look at Emery. He doesn't want to appear so grim about it, but sincerely worries that Emery, ever the optimist, will do something reckless and hurt himself. Jae is forever trying to prevent such things from happening to his more careless of friends.

Sticking out a lip in faux disappointment, Emery nodded. It seemed like Care of Magical Creatures should have set him up for this sort of thing - eventually. Emery knew siblings of others in the school who worked taking care of dragons in fantastic countries, so he didn't see why he couldn't amount to that, and where could he get better practice than meeting a dragon in person. After all, Chinese dragons were intelligent beings, weren't they? Know commonly as gods. Emery spaced a bit just picturing it.

Once he snapped out of his trance, the grin returned. "Your worry is quite humbling," he replies, in an overly cool way. This could only mean that Kim's warnings had gone through one ear and out the other - and it would have likely given him more ideas than he had before.

Soon, Emery began sketching along with him. He had the habit of idealizing the prominent features of the plants in his sketches until they became caricature of the what they actually were, but still (...) usually getting the concept across. Unfortunately, his hand writing compared to Kim's was total chicken scratch and his organization next to awful. It was sort of remarkable the Eden was even in advanced herbology, because it frankly was the only class he did well in.

Within a few more minutes, his brown eyes were already fixed on something other than his worksheets. It was Kim, of course, he was staring at Kim and trying to remember what he was originally going to ask. The Korean boy had soft features, mesmerizingly so, as it turned out. Emery had to remind himself of what he was trying to bring up.

"Right - what did you this break? Went home I assume!"