I know, I know I said I would never want to have a mentee. I really don’t care to be looking after anyone else this year. Hell, it’s enough trouble keeping up with Heizat and Greg, when they get in one of their moods. The kind of moods that encourage them to turn water into vodka and offer it to professor Percilla with a straight face and enjoy her outroar after she has taken a sip. You know what I’m talking about. Putting a potion in a drinking water tap was fun, though, I tell you that much. Seeing half of the school – and not just the Fae – walk around in rainbow coloured skin was a highlight of the month. Some of the victims of this prank did not seem to think so, however. The halfling Alfie had an hilarious breakdown when he turned beet red! Surprisingly, my mentee, Evyline, took turning light pink quite well. Pink is a great colour on her…
I never thought I’d tolerate her, let alone worry about her. Phhsh, what? No, I am not worried about her. Professor Eyorn wouldn’t take a first year on a mission to Waitomo Caves if he’d thought they couldn’t handle themselves. I haven’t seen her use her magic and have no clue of the scope of her abilities. I shouldn’t even be thinking about it. Professor Eyorn’s missions are always full of excitement and nothing to worry about. A dragon? Ha, there is probably no dragon in the caves anyway.
We haven’t really talked much – my mentee and I. I suppose I didn’t start off on a very good note. I was annoyed to find out I’d be mentoring. Excuses, I know! I have a feeling she despises me. She hasn’t said as much, but come on, nobody avoids their mentor when they get an assignment from professor McBee to research and test out high level reformation spells. No first year has the ability to do that by themselves, right? I mean, I went to Archer with less; Greg and Heizat have begged their mentor’s help for almost every little thing. Should I have offered to help when I found out about the assignment? Maybe. Did I? Noup. I wanted to see if she’d come asking for help on her own. Did she? Hell no.
I shouldn’t be surprised about her avoiding me, of course. I haven’t done anything to make her come running to me every time she gets an assignment. (Thank God I didn’t get one of those mentees.) Every time she has tried to approach me Heizat and Greg were around to joke about it. And honestly, I’ve played around, too.
Why am I writing about Evyline in the first place? I suppose I’ve come to realize I wouldn’t have passed my first years without Archer’s help and if he had no trouble dealing with the giant pain in the ass that I was I should try to be more forthcoming with my mentee. It helps that she is stunning. Yeah, sure. Whatever. She has no need for my help, every freaking guy in the school would do anything just to get her attention.