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THEN: Arthur made a brilliant discovery.

AND THEN: Arthur had tried to make toast. Literally, produce toast, on a plate. No matter how hard he tried, screwing up his face like someone trying to remember an answer in Trivial Pursuit, he couldn't even create a crumb. However, he could put bread in the toaster and have it come out as perfect toast, even after he noticed the toaster wasn't plugged in.

NOW: Arthur is in the Bar. Well, sort of. The Bar, on the basis that she isn't stupid, has put him in a little side room with tiled walls and floor. There are a number of objects in the room. Right now, Arthur is looking at a piece of bread very hard.

"Abracadabra!"

The bread explodes into croutons.

"...Oh dear."

There's a pile of similarly dispatched bread in a bowl next to him. The squid might like it, later on.

Date: 2012-05-01 11:58 pm (UTC)
missnicegirl: Smirking quasi-innocently. (ε I had nothing to do with this)
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"I made it extremely toast," Matilda jokes, beckoning another slice out of the bag. "I'll try to go easier on this one."

Date: 2012-05-02 12:06 am (UTC)
missnicegirl: Smirking. (δ you heard me)
From: [personal profile] missnicegirl
"I don't think it matters which magic word you use," says Matilda, helpfully. "I might have a donut after I figure out how magic toast works."

She studies her next victim intently.

Date: 2012-05-02 12:59 am (UTC)
missnicegirl: Walking down the lane towing a wagon of books. (θ back from the library)
From: [personal profile] missnicegirl
"...that's fascinating," says Matilda. She's distracted as she turns back to her bread; this time it catches fire and hangs in the air for a moment burning merrily until she snaps her fingers and puts it out.

"Darn," she says. "Oh well, there's plenty of bread." She shoos the charred husk into the nearest trash can.

Date: 2012-05-02 01:40 am (UTC)
missnicegirl: Gazing intently at a Cheerio from close range. (κ concentrating)
From: [personal profile] missnicegirl
"Maybe you're right," she says thoughtfully. "Maybe I'm thinking too much about the, the process of toast."

She summons forth another slice and says politely, "Be toast, please."

There is a puff of warm air.

The bread becomes toast.

Date: 2012-05-02 01:47 am (UTC)
missnicegirl: Smiling or smirking. (γ c'mere spoon!)
From: [personal profile] missnicegirl
Laughing, she high-fives him. The toast scoots helpfully out of the way.

"I'm not sure," she says cheerfully. "Lemme try again."

Date: 2012-05-02 09:47 am (UTC)
missnicegirl: Looking up from a book. (η and your point is...?)
From: [personal profile] missnicegirl
"Well," she says, "I can make... ice."

She tries to keep quiet about the lightning and the fireballs unless absolutely necessary.

"But not a lot of stuff that's more complicated than that. I've never tried making food."

Date: 2012-05-02 04:59 pm (UTC)
missnicegirl: Walking down the lane towing a wagon of books. (θ back from the library)
From: [personal profile] missnicegirl
"It's a little bit different," she says. "...But not that different. Maybe you're right. Hmm."

Matilda dismisses her toast and summons a stick instead.

Date: 2012-05-02 05:15 pm (UTC)
missnicegirl: Gazing intently at a Cheerio from close range. (κ concentrating)
From: [personal profile] missnicegirl
The way Arthur does magic is really, really interesting. She can't wait to talk to Jim about it. It reminds her of Miss Trunchbull only cute instead of evil.

For now, though... first, she makes a Popsicle out of pure ice. That's comparatively easy; all she has to worry about is the shape.

Date: 2012-05-02 05:25 pm (UTC)
missnicegirl: Sitting outside, reading a book. (ι under a tree)
From: [personal profile] missnicegirl
"It isn't any yet," she says. "The flavour's the hard part. I was just practicing."

Date: 2012-05-02 05:29 pm (UTC)
missnicegirl: Walking down the lane towing a wagon of books. (θ back from the library)
From: [personal profile] missnicegirl
"I'm not sure," Matilda says thoughtfully. "Why don't you try?"

Date: 2012-05-02 05:45 pm (UTC)
missnicegirl: Sitting outside, reading a book. (ι under a tree)
From: [personal profile] missnicegirl
"...I'm kind of tempted to keep that for chemical analysis," she says. "My turn."

Raspberry sounds like a good idea, so that's what she tries for. What she gets, unfortunately, looks for all the world like pure ice again.

Date: 2012-05-02 06:15 pm (UTC)
missnicegirl: Calm. (ζ total serenity)
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"I will," Matilda decides. She essays a tentative nibble.

After a moment: "Nope. Ice."

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