[ Herbology was never Jeremy’s cup of tea. Although it would’ve been nice if he was considering Potions was his best subject. Still, he was relieved his fellow housemate was in the class with him. He knew he could always just ask Hermione to translate whatever Professor Sprout had said into simple terms.
Standing next to her, he clasped his hands behind his back and leaned forward a bit to inspect the plant. It was probably not the brightest thing to do but Jeremy didn’t fear much which also helped on the Quidditch pitch. Hearing her words, he immediately snapped straight up and took a step back away from the plants. ]
"You’re really scary when you get excited about these things. I just hope I can understand Professor Sprout long enough to not get my own hand cut off." Jeremy loosened his tie nervously. It was a blessing he and Hermione were friends otherwise he’d be insecure about his inept academic abilities.
[ An eyebrow rose ever so curiously at his response. Scary? Not quite the word she would use for herself, but alas— she held her tongue and shook her head instead. Her lips tugged in a small smirk before she opened her mouth to speak. Her brown orbs facing his. ]
”I’m not trying to be scary, these things just fascinate me to no end.”
[ Her words drawled out, her eyes shining back to where Professor Sprout was yelling at another student. Apparently taking ten points from Hufflepuff. Her attention pulled her back to Jeremy, and watched him as how he loosened his tie, his long fingers curling around the scarlet and gold. ]
”Oh, don’t be silly! I’m sure you’ll do fine. I can even help you through the lessons. The exams are tremendously difficult this year, I heard.”
[ Professor Sprout was extra cranky as of late— already came half of the students late and flushed, mumbling short excuses and apologies as they gathered around the many plants that were currently displayed.
Hermione herself rolled her eyes and almost let out a small ‘tsk’ at their tardiness. In front of them stood the Fanged Geranium, a plant so dangerous that it could bite or attack if you weren’t a good caretaker for it.
The witch had already read everything about it in the summer holidays, wanting to be prepared for everything that may come her way. ]
”I heard that the plant took off a hand of a student once—” She started, her voice filled with excitement, how wrongly placed it may be.
“— don’t know what quite happened to him later on. Shame really.”
any, whichever you find more interesting.