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I like older men. Er, I mean, older everything
Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:13pm

If there was one thing Sloane was good at, and really enjoyed, it was coming up with plans and making them go just her way. She liked to outsmart everyone else. Develop things so intricate, no one else could untangle them. She knew someday she'd end up housebound, married to some loser her mom picked out for her, but at least she could aspire to clever greatness. Besides, it wasn't like she'd stay in the house. Hell, half her work would probably be figuring out a way to cope with her husband and find a way she could still play games, once she was married.

Those were the times she felt envious, even bitter, of the Muggle-born girls. They could do whatever they wanted with their lives. Sloane had her mother and an entire society pushing pressure on her, a whole community of sheer insanity, in her opinion.

She stepped, hesitantly, into the possibility of conducting this investigation with Damon. Her face was more engaged than the usual bored stare, lips puffed in a way, she wanted to figure it out. She felt bizarrely loyal to him.

"Don't think about who you know," she advised, at first. She wanted to push herself into it, but there, she felt she should be farther away. "Think about who knows Drake, and your mother, and has the interest to keep tabs on him. Then, discreetly-" She stopped. She shouldn't be saying so much.

Sloane closed her mouth, and firmly. Damon could turn her in. He could realize, in an instant of hearing her talk, that she had the potential to orchestrate the arrests of three staff members. She didn't know if she could trust him, he was at times Pureblood and at others, well . . . Willow-ish.

But, strangely, she wanted to help him. She didn't know him at all. He could be a so-called Blood Traitor, who'd see her as another extremist. She didn't want to be seen as anything. Except, maybe, for one or two people to know she was bright. But the thought tapered off.

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    • I like older men. Er, I mean, older everything — Sloane, Sat Feb 19 8:13pm
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