Miss Laurel was described to have a tired smile.
At age seven, Ivy decided to ask Miss Laurel if what her father did was right. The reason she chose to be open with Miss Laurel was that when she would talk to her other teachers, they would avoid the question and say things like "That's not in the curriculum, Ivy," or "You'll understand when you're older."
Because Miss Laurel seemed so sweet to Ivy, she attempted to talk to her about her father. However, after the conversation, Miss Laurel came to the same conclusion as all of Ivy's other teachers: that she would learn about what the Dragonslayer did when she was older and that at her age, she would not understand. Ivy concluded that Miss Laurel was "just like all the other adults." When Ivy left to go back to the underground lake for recess, Violet and Daffodil whisked her away and asked her about Ivy and Miss Laurel's conversation about the old village, the Dragonslayer, and Pine.
- "Aren't you lucky to have such a brave father to take care of you."
- ― to Ivy, about Heath (Dragonslayer, page 43)
- "Perhaps you've misunderstood where he goes, dear. Anyway, he's the Dragonslayer, and lord of Valor. They're his laws, and we can't possibly break them."
- ― to Ivy, about Heath going to the old village (Dragonslayer, page 43)