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Reece and Jael
Me? Your dear?
Fri Oct 8, 2010 12:36pm

Kim Baden didn't look scary at all when she was trying not to laugh, Reece thought. So much for Madison Connor's promises - but he had to take what she said with a grain of salt, he remembered. The laugh, though, the grin, made Reece suddenly feel a lot more comfortable at the table. Howl was laughing too. Even Reece grinned, even though he didn't know what they were talking about.

"Hmmmm," Jael sighed, and dropped her fork and the peas, resting her chin in one green-stained palm with her elbow on the table. She stared off toward the door on the other side of the room. Reece shifted a little and tried not to make it look like he was shifting away from her.

"Hey, cool to meet you," Reece smiled back. No one had confirmed Kim's name, but he was pretty sure. Madison Connor was excellent at descriptions.

Jael did not stir when her name was called. Reece felt embarrassed that someone was drawing attention to her, but the subject caught him so off-guard he choked on a piece of pizza. "Nurse who?" he demanded, spinning around, now wanting an answer from Jael, as well.

Jael blinked sleepily. "No, most of the Reds are all gone," she answered, voice bland, still without looking at them.

Reece knew exactly what she meant, but was pretty sure it wasn't something he was supposed to talk about at school. "Uh," he tried, turning back to the others. "She, uh . . ." but translating for Jael was nearly impossible, even if he understood her well enough. "Sounds like a no," he finished with a shrug. "My sister might know." But he sure didn't want to be the one saying anything. "Who said they were going to get married?"

Flora and Howl both seemed really nice and cool. Kim he wasn't so sure about.

  • Oh, my dear!Kim, Fri Oct 8 12:21pm
    Kim broke out into a grin without meaning to, her entire face flushing right after. He must have known she was just making it up, just to say something, but she'd made him laugh. She looked down at... more
    • Me? Your dear? — Reece and Jael, Fri Oct 8 12:36pm
      • Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaa!Howl and Flora, Fri Oct 8 12:59pm
        Howl's face broke into a grin again when he saw Kim was grinning and trying not to laugh. She didn't look so like she had last term any more. Flora said nothing, because she didn't know who the... more
        • I meant Howl, of course.Kim, Fri Oct 8 3:14pm
          Howl's renewed grin was almost contagious enough to break down Kim's line of defense, but thankfully, Jael and Reece kept on with the conversation. Of course Grace wasn't marrying Mason. Mason was... more
          • AwwwwReece and Jael, Fri Oct 8 6:24pm
            Okay, now Reece knew for sure it was Kim Baden. He felt a little self-congratulatory for guessing, but there was no one there with whom to share his triumph. In a way he liked her wry sense of the... more
            • Now I feel special.Howl and Flora, Sat Oct 9 6:48pm
              "Well I guess that's one way of looking at things," Flora said. It was weird imagining people with clay insides, and the images of them in her head kept getting squished by big rocks. She eyed Jael... more
              • It's because you are!Kim , Sun Oct 10 10:12am
                A thought struck Kim at the same time as a memory. She used to hang out on street corners with various people, or sit with homeless men selling trinkets while the pedestrians walked by. There was one ... more
                • Okay, well don't get mushy nowReece and Jael, Sun Oct 10 12:30pm
                  Reece was in the uncomfortable position he was an 11 year-old who had started getting crushes on girls over a year ago. He didn't dare tell anyone. All his friends still didn't like hanging out with... more
                  • Can't help it :]Howl and Flora, Mon Oct 11 3:00pm
                    Howl nodded and smirked slightly when Kim mentioned Headmaster Grace, which was nothing compared to the sudden and weirdly loud laugh that came from Reece. Howl jumped slightly on the bench and then... more
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