Jan. 30, 2021, 10:24 p.m.

Souper douper!

Oh, okay, it was a first year. Or maybe not a first year but close enough that that explained it. Whatever, Drew wasn’t a Prefect, he didn’t need to know who the first years were. Although he was pretty sure this one was Paige Blair.

Anyway Drew was very used to his twelve (almost thirteen!) year old sister playing dress-up with the props in the theater, and “romper plus toque” very clearly said dress-up to him. This was the kind of outfit that Madeleine would absolutely wear and then patiently explain that she was being a flower fairy chef or something like that. Yes, this was definitely a Madeleine kind of situation. Drew was a good sport, so he could play along with this probable first year…

…although the game Paige was playing seemed. Uh. Very weird.

Drew knew that in acting you were supposed to say “yes, and.” Like, yes, there is a giant floating octopus, and it is playing the bassoon. Yes, we have been flying for days, and I see a deserted island in the distance. Yes, you can easily poison soup fifteen different ways, and

…yeah he really couldn’t think of an “and” statement for this one. It was very much not the kind of game Madeleine played. Madeleine’s games were along the lines of “the detective princess solved the mystery!” or “the musical superheroine saved the day!” Good guys did not poison anyone in Madeleine’s games. Drew wanted to support the little student’s burgeoning imagination but this seemed like the kind of imagining that got you put on a no-Apparate list.

“Yes,” Drew said, uncertainly joining the first year on the stage, “and…” And what? Drew glanced around looking for something to say. His eyes landed on Nathan Markopoulos’ article, which was on the top of his stack. Perfect, more poison. That would fit right in with Paige’s game. “The difference between poisonous and venomous is that if it bites you and you die, it’s venomous, but if you bite it and you die, it’s poisonous.” There, that worked.

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An innocent chef's hat - Busy, Busy House-Elves || January 30
What’s cooking? - Andrew Tennant || January 30
A soup-er surprise! - Paige Blair || January 30
Souper douper! - Drew || January 30
What a trooper! - Paige || January 31
Or do you mean trouper? - Drew || February 20