I used to keep a journal back at my old school, but I’d sort of fallen out of the habit given everything else that has happened. But now things are sort of quieting down again so I think it will give me something to do when I’ve finished my studies for the day. Out here I can’t go to the restaurant or the market after supper or something, so I have to pass the time somehow. I mean, there’s a tiny market in Tranquillien, but they don’t sell robes or anything and they close before dark. Plus, the Magister wouldn’t let us go there anyway, at least not alone. Maybe once I get better at my teleports.
I keep this book in a hidden spot in my room, and I put a basic ward on it — though anyone who is good at magic could probably get around that. Even so, I’m using nicknames for everyone, then they won’t know for sure who I mean. Though I guess with only a few students it would be fairly obvious, but still.
There’s a little spot in the garden that I like to sit, there’s a bench and there’s sunlight most of the day. I guess it would be too warm in the summer, but right now it’s just perfect. Eventually the weather will get wet and cold and I’ll have to read inside, but it’s very pleasant now, especially with the golden autumn afternoon sunshine. Anyway, I see Ter out there often, doing things in the garden or hanging laundry. He’s very quiet but he’ll usually answer if I talk to him, though he’s really not very talkative. It’s usually just one or two word answers. I don’t think he’s trying to be rude, he’s just busy I think, or worried about things. I think someone said that he has family in Kalimdor — that’s probably the case, everyone knows someone there, either directly or indirectly. He said he didn’t mind if I called him “Ter” because his real name is kind of long. I tried to ask him about the ghosts but I don’t think he liked that subject very much. I still haven’t seen any, truthfully I’m a little disappointed. I’ve never seen one and I think it would be kind of exciting and scary, but in a good way. Like when you read a scary book except it would be real. I’m still not sure what to think about him, I mean he’s too young anyway — and not a mage. But he is cute, and someone to talk to, I don’t exactly have very many of those.
Mister Serious is cute too, and more my age, and a mage, but he never seems to want to be around anyone. I mean, I am pretty serious about my studies because I want to finish quickly and with good marks, but he’s -really- serious. He’s been here longer than most of us, but he doesn’t seem to flaunt it like Miss Perfect does. He’s studying arcane and he’s pretty advanced, I wonder if he knows much about fire. I could use it as an excuse to study with him.
There’s Miss Perfect of course, she’s been here the longest and she’s really close with the Magister. He lets her do more things and he always leaves her in charge when he goes, even though she’s younger than anyone else. Like, she gets to watch the baby too. She’s so annoying. Trouble likes her best, he was kicked out of his old school and he’s already got in trouble here. I’ll admit that he’s cute, but he’s way too young and I don’t know if he’ll even finish his courses if he can’t resist doing silly pranks.
The other student I don’t really have a name for. She’s further behind everyone else so that must be difficult. She does seem very diligent about studying, though. At first I thought she was okay but now I’m not sure, and she doesn’t really talk very much either. You’d think one person at this place would like being social! I’m really curious what Ter thinks about everyone but I think it would look bad to ask him outright like that, and he might tell the Magister I was trying to gossip or something. Which I’m not, I just want to talk to someone about something besides magical theory.
I did ask him if he has a girlfriend, which he doesn’t. I think he was embarrassed though because he went out to the shed right after that. He said he had to finish smoking the fish before we go to Shattrath. I’m excited about that, I’ve heard so much about the library. I really hope I can meet that fire mage too. I should go and pick out which robe I’m going to wear.