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On to even worse things?
Tue Jan 17, 2017 17:54

John was not surprised when Pye agreed with his siblings and Clark and, though Pye did not know it, Joanie that asking Jax to allow John to stick some syringes in him and yank some of his hair out by the roots would be rude. John did not really understand why (allowing someone to research the problem meant the possibility of a cure for the problem, plus it was just interesting, wasn’t it?), but he knew those were socially unacceptable behaviors. He was not sure why he had felt the sudden urge to creep Pye out, as he usually tried to keep what Joe called his ghoulish tendencies to himself, and double that with the adults….

Other adults. He was never going to get used to that one. He was still used to thinking of adults as his slightly thick enemies, with a handful of exceptions. It was strange to now be one of them.

When Pye suggested getting Jax involved, John looked at him as though he had just grown a second head, frowning and blinking in confusion. “Why would I want to do that?” he asked. His tone was not aggressive, merely genuinely puzzled. “I’m, uh, obviously capable of it – more or less,” he added, with a flicker of a self-deprecating smile. Speaking was not one of John’s skills; he could launch into eloquent tirades when he was interested in something, but in general, he was not verbally gifted. “But I…” He realized that he had no end for that sentence and so stared off over Pye’s head for a moment as he tried to find one. “I guess I just wanted to know if I was right,” he said. “Or – say I am annoyed I just figured it out. I’m sorry, that was pointless of me.” He frowned. "Though I guess it could make it easier for him if he knows I know?" he asked, what he assumed was the point occurring to him a little later than he might have liked. Mom said he was always too slow to think of others and needed to work on this. He tried, and supposed it was progress that he had thought of it at all, but he still wished he'd thought of that sooner instead of just reflecting on how telling Jax would actually be a bad idea because it could change Jax's behavior.

  • Now that that's settled...Professor Pye, Tue Jan 17 16:03
    Alfie blinked. Irrelevant data? Samples of organic material and the only thing keeping him from asking was that his siblings and friend would suggest it rude? John’s initial inquiry had been... more
    • On to even worse things? — John, Tue Jan 17 17:54
      • Darlings, you've got to let me know... [tag: Jax]Professory Pye, Wed Jan 18 21:07
        Even though John didn't seem to be entirely too excited about sitting down with Jax to talk about things and seemed to be perfectly content living with the werewolf without any further discussion,... more
        • Darling? Can I just not show?Jax Donovan, Thu Jan 19 15:42
          Jax was a bit confused as to why he was being asked to see his Head of House that evening. He tried to recall if he missed one of the assignments while he had been ‘sick’ but he was fairly certain... more
          • I'm not sure I even want to know.John Umland, Thu Jan 19 17:46
            Pye was being annoying. As far as John was concerned, the issue was settled: John did not want to talk to Jax about the problem that didn’t exist, Pye insisted that they must talk to Jax about the... more
            • I cannot blame youJax, Thu Jan 19 19:26
              Jax hadn’t really directed his question at anyone in particular, but rather, just spoke it out into the open and hoped to receive a reply. He was a little hopeful that Professor Pye would just tell... more
              • As soon as he stopped talking, John started feeling like a bad person. He could not entirely help how he spoke, but he could have made the rhythm even more irregular in the service of keeping the... more
                • Not to interrupt the progress, but...Professory Pye, Mon Jan 23 15:52
                  Alfie felt a bit bad not responding right away when Jax looked to him first to confirm his status in staying at the school, but he had been a little bit thrown. Naturally, the fifth year felt it was... more
                  • Recognizing subtle speech tones was not something John had any particular skill for, but even he could tell that Pye had not registered his light sarcasm. Fantastic. Just what this meeting needed,... more
                    • Based on the reactions that he received from John and Professor Pye, Jax thought that his comment was misunderstood. He knew that John was letting him stay in the room now but anything could happen... more
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