Trading sunshine and socializing with her new boyfriend for studying and sitting was not Olwen's ideal use of her spare time. At the end of the summer she received an owl from Professor Qin. Initially she wanted to throw it into the rubbish bin without opening it, but her mother encouraged her otherwise. Upon opening it, an option to complete a Care of Magical Creatures internship the following year was offered along with an application form. Her mother said that Professor Qin was "very knowledgable" and that Olwen should at least apply. She shared her ideas, and surprisingly her application was accepted.
This year, Olwen was assigned to study giants. She was to calm her nerves about her heritage, and learn about her mother's family culture and values. She was to go in-depth with giant history, and figure out how it applies to their culture in the present day. Additionally, she was to learn about half-giants and other part-humans to see what traits were passed down from parent to offspring. Professor Qin would supervise these sessions and answer any questions that Olwen would have about her research. Which was a good thing, Olwen had a lot of questions.
"Professor. Hi." Olwen said quietly, as the woman came into her view. "So, this book is very ancient. I'm having trouble interpreting it. It seems as if this is a chart about what can be inherited for part-humans. I'm looking under the giant part, and two of the phrases included are temper and intelligence. I know that most giants aren't angry or dumb. My mother could converse in English well enough to make a treaty. It's just that... I don't know exactly what I inherited from her, apart from my height of course. What if I inherited, as this book says, their temper. Could I lose control of my humanity and burst into a fit of rage? Am I dumber than the average human? I don't think I am." The book scared her more than it helped her along. Who knew that spell resistance was something that could be inherited?
Olwen's Notes: September
~Giants are not all dumb (I'm an example)
~Madam Maxime was an actual headmistress of a school. What did she inherit from her parents?
~Hagrid, former groundskeeper, is obviously on the rougher side of the inheritance scale but still not dumb. He could take care of animals and misbehaving children.
Note: It was said that he was tough to take down due to the immunity he inherited. Did I inherit immunity? Is that why I have never felt a knockback jinx or pepperbreath hex? Why do I feel more powerful spells? ~Do I have a temper? Make notes of that this week.
~What would happen if I met a real giant tribe?
Edited by Olwen Hier, 09 January 2017 - 05:36 AM.