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Not now, but I was
Sat Oct 9, 2010 12:01pm

Austin frowned at Derek again until the realization hit him and his features slacked as his mouthed opened up wide and round. With all the commotion of last year, he had never gotten around to explaining. Not that Jered had actually said he could.

'I never told you, did I,' he said, not really a question for he already knew the answer. 'Jered's my brother. Chase was just someone he pretended to be to keep the family away. But now it's all out because he couldn't resist coming back for Sarah - er, Nurse Mason,' Austin continued, his voice lowered so only Derek could hear him. He used his thumb to point at the staff table, which was now behind him.

'Anyways, their a couple now, he's got the coach job and I can stop pretending my surname's Harlow. Even though itís weird to write Harding on everything again,' he added with a shrug. It was confusing, even to himself and he'd lived it since he was seven. He laughed when he looked at Derek and shrugged again.

  • Maybe you're just having an identity crisisDerek Orton, Sat Oct 9 11:39am
    Derek laughed at Penny being gone. This was a real distraction. One he hadn't had for ages. He always did like Austin. It was lucky with all the jerks in Rakin that he got one of the cool ones. But... more
    • Not now, but I was — Austin, Sat Oct 9 12:01pm
      • Well... welcome back!Derek Orton, Sat Oct 9 3:04pm
        It was like one of those Spanish soap operas that Rosie, their cook, watched int he kitchen while she worked. Derek's eyes widened at each new piece of information. Jered was Chase... the school... more
        • It's great to be here!Austin, Sat Oct 9 3:19pm
          Austin grinned at Derek's reacted, sure there was food sticking through his teeth but he didn't care. It was such a relief to be able to tell people about the crazy life he'd been living past 5 and a ... more
          • Can't say I agree entirelyDerek Orton, Sat Oct 9 3:32pm
            "Well good," he said. "I don't want to deal with someone new just because your brother's here now." He finished off the pizza in a few large bites. "And I don't think I'll do quidditch this year," he ... more
            • That's a shockerAustin, Sat Oct 9 3:54pm
              Austin's face truly fell when Derek rejected the idea of playing this year. He didn't even notice the piece of chicken fall from his fork he was about to eat. He just stared at his friend in... more
              • Who wants cake?Derek Orton, Sun Oct 10 8:37am
                "Why?" Derek asked with a bit of a chuckle. "Seriously, I'd rather watch anyway. We'll have to go play a couple rounds of our own anyway." That's how he enjoyed Quidditch most of the time. With a... more
                • Changing the subject?Austin, Sun Oct 10 9:08am
                  Austin relaxed and went back to eating. As long as they played together in some manner, he was cool. And it would probably be more fun playing one on one. And perhaps he could use Derek as practice... more
                  • Never. How about dem Dodgers?Derek Orton, Sun Oct 10 3:22pm
                    Derek asked for a large ice cream sundae. Nuts fell at a steady pace with the chocolate syrup and whipped cream. He only got one bite in before Austin asked about Abby. He shrugged. 'Who knows," he... more
                    • That's betterAustin, Sun Oct 10 3:35pm
                      Austin rolled his eyes. Girls. They were always the same, either best friends or worst enemies. They could never just ignore each other then get along to play a Quidditch game like guys could. 'Well, ... more
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