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After The Trouble With Chickens, to poll-selected continuation.

Trenner Oujiduie was not her professors’ favorite student.

That was not entirely true: she was the favorite, or one of three favorites, of Professor Sojide, but since nobody else in the entire Sciences and Studies wing wanted to even acknowledge that Professor Sojide existed, that did Trenner not a bit of good, and, in the grand scheme of things, probably hurt her more than anything.

She had been keeping informal score with Sojide’s other favorites - what crap assignments the other professors gave them, when the professors ignored them to call on someone who clearly didn’t know what they were talking about, and so on. She had not been in the lead until that paper she’d done for Professor Lokeg-Fridelabout about the Feltenner Chickens and their uses in a broader academic-sustainability plan.

It hadn’t been a brilliant idea, but Resklin Tarajirra was beating her in points and she really was quite fascinated with the chickens. They were a triumph of science - over the scientist, even! - but, more importantly, the meat they could provide - and eggs! - could totally deal with the food shortage down in the Lower East Quarter

That explained why she was walking out into the Lost Buildings - what had been the former Science Wing, before, well, everything - carrying a small harpoon gun, a set of spears, and every religious icon anyone on her dormitory floor could provide her.

(For a school of science, they were immensely religious. She liked that. And if only one of the gods noticed her tonight, Trenner thought it was well worth the extra weight of necklaces and bracelets.)

“If you are so fascinated with the Feltenner Chickens, Trenner.” Professor Lokeg-Fridelabout’s voice had gotten that deep sound of threat and danger in it, then why don’t you bring one back? We can see if the meat is edible and see exactly what Feltenner did to these things.”

Trenner moved very slowly through the overgrown dogwoods. She was fairly certain she was being stalked by a rooster taller than she was.

Date: 2017-05-01 06:14 pm (UTC)
kelkyag: eye-shaped patterns on birch trunk (birch eyes)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
Welp, that might put her ahead on points.

If she survives, perhaps she'll go into weapons research and put together an intrepid band of chicken hunters, celebrated by the Lower East Quarter as the feast-bringers ...

Date: 2017-05-02 06:56 am (UTC)
thnidu: (Spock)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
FAScinating!

• Fridelabout
-> Fridel about

Date: 2017-05-02 08:29 am (UTC)
kelkyag: eye-shaped patterns on birch trunk (birch eyes)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
No, that's part of a name, "Professor Lokeg-Fridelabout", and the same in both places it appears.

Date: 2017-05-07 02:37 am (UTC)
sauergeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sauergeek
I wonder if Professor Lokeg-Fridelabout is taking advantage of the (long-?)deceased Professor Feltenner's well-established ability to kill off problem students. Now the good professor is still killing off problem students well after her own death, with the same mechanism that did her in.

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