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That would seem to lack longevity as a friendship
Fri May 26, 2017 08:27

Cleo nodded along politely to Amelia’s rhetorical ‘yknow,’ even though she actually had no idea what it would be like to have a sibling at school, and then to fail to miss them, seeing as she was an only child. She appreciated Amelia’s chattiness. Cleo could chit-chat but she wasn’t instantly forthcoming and it helped to have the other person get the ball rolling.

“We got a little bit of snow, though not actually on Christmas Day. More around New Year. I heard they get like… a real snow fall here. It’s still kinda weird to think that this is the middle of the desert.” Cleo tended to forget where they actually were, due to the strangely seasonal variation of the weather. Every time she had cause to remember, it surprised her.

“I did,” she smiled, in response to Amelia’s question. “I really missed my daddy during the first part of the year. And our shop, and the allotment. There wasn’t so much to do with the allotment - just a few winter vegetables to dig up, but it was nice to do that and just… be back for a while. I guess it gets easier, huh?” she added. Amelia, after all, hadn’t even really noticed her brother had gone this year, so presumably she was well settled at Sonora.

  • Not the kind that ends with heads on walls, I hope?Amelia Layne, Thu May 25 20:23
    Upon leaving the wagon in South Carolina, Amelia had maintained the attitude of a poised young person with some sense of dignity for approximately three seconds before squealing in delight and doing... more
    • That would seem to lack longevity as a friendship — Cleo, Fri May 26 08:27
      • Amelia nodded her agreement as Cleo remarked on how difficult it was to believe they were in the middle of the desert. “I know,” she said. “I just wish we could do something like...whatever’s going... more
        • “So, I guess you’re from somewhere with hot summers, reasonably far from here,” Cleo sleuthed, as Amelia mentioned both unbearable summer temperatures and a substantial time difference. She herself... more
          • Fair point.Amelia, Thu Jun 1 17:44
            “South Carolina,” confirmed Amelia. “Right on the coast. The East coast. My brain isn’t going to accept anything the clocks around here say for the next three days I bet. I hope John doesn’t feel... more
            • “Oh, that is far!” Cleo sympathised, when Amelia described where she was from. “I promise not to take offence if you start yawning. You must be exhausted.” Amelia’s family sounded interesting, and... more
              • Sprung from cages out on highway nine.Amelia, Thu Jun 1 21:25
                Amelia grinned gratefully at the promise of forgiveness if she started yawning at the table. “Thanks,” she said. “I took a nap before the Feast, so I might be okay, but…yeah, thanks,” she laughed.... more
                • So, you wanna be Bruce or Wendy?Cleo, Fri Jun 2 03:06
                  It seemed like Amelia had a fairly extensive family, and there were plenty of potential apprentices to take up her Uncle Geoff’s profession if she declined. Cleo often wondered what it was like to be ... more
                  • Amelia smiled happily as Cleo said she, though a Crotalus, was also aware of the enormity of the number of things one could do in life. She didn’t really wish the feeling of the world being... more
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