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Jehan Callahan
Am I a distraction?
Mon Jan 29, 2018 15:34

Being back home after visiting Dorian had been quite boring for Jehan. The time had seemed to drag, and not in that fun way of always having more time in which to do exciting things. He’d tried spending more time with Victor, but Victor had decided he was too old for imaginary games now, which had been one of the best bits of their times together. Victor had always had a wonderful imagination, but now he just wanted to have broomstick races and pester their father to let the boys leave the estate. Jehan had no interest in pestering his father – the answer was usually no, and Jehan had long known that his father preferred not to see him. Jehan usually managed to somehow say the wrong thing, and then Victor had to smooth things over. No, it was definitely better if he kept out of his father’s way.

He had tried reading more, scouring the library for obscure and interesting new books, but he missed being able to read parts aloud to Dorian, or ask for his friend’s thoughts.

He had tried to continue gardening, which he’d done a lot the year before starting school. However, his mother had discovered him having a long chat about muggles with the gardener, who was himself a half-blood. That had put a stop to gardening (well, at least limited it to when his mother was out).

All in all, it had been quite a relief to board the wagon and head back to Sonora for another year.

Jehan had seen Dorian fairly recently, but still he was very excited at the thought of seeing him once more. It was just so hard to go from spending every minute of the day with someone to enduring an agonising period of separation. They wrote to each other a lot, but it wasn’t the same as actually talking, face-to-face.

He headed straight for the Cascade Hall when he arrived, planning to check if Dorian was there before looking in the MARS rooms. But his first instinct was right, and he hurried across the hall the second he saw Dorian’s small frame. Tatya was with him too, which was even better – two reunions for the price of one!

The second Jehan reached them he was engulfed in a Dorian-hug, which was…he wanted to say nice, and, really, hugs were nice, especially hugs for being reunited with Dorian, but this hug was also a little off, perhaps? Dorian had dived inside the hug, with Jehan’s arms around him. And it wasn’t a happy hug, but something more fierce, serious. Added to that was a faint smell of something vaguely familiar – bruise balm, that was it! Jehan was used to the smell from Victor, who always seemed to be scraping his knees or elbows, but Dorian wasn’t rough like Victor.

“Ca va?” he asked Dorian, momentarily forgetting to say a proper hello to his friends. “I missed you too. Have you hurt yourself?”

Hugging Dorian a little more tightly rather than letting go (Jehan never liked to be the person ending a hug), Jehan smiled at Tatya, putting aside his worry to greet her. “Privet! Did you have a fun summer?” he asked.

OOC: Hugging and details discussed with Dorian's author

  • Partial successDorian, Fri Jan 26 19:29
    He returned Tatya's kisses, one on each cheek. He had definitely been right not to class her as American. Americans didn't understand very well about kissing, and that it really was to be used with... more
    • Am I a distraction? — Jehan Callahan, Mon Jan 29 15:34
      • Six of one, half a dozen of the other.Tatiana , Tue Jan 30 18:17
        “You too - and it keeps up English, French to me, little,” said Tatiana of their admittedly something-less-than-scintillating letters over the summer. “Speak English with Katya and Papa and Nadezhda... more
        • You're homeDorian, Wed Jan 31 06:17
          “Same. And try to be mostly English when Jehan visits,” he nodded, as Tatya talked about the linguistics of her holidays. He had mentioned Jehan coming to visit in his letters to her, along with the... more
          • And so schastlivyi to be iciJehan, Tue Feb 13 12:41
            Jehan was relieved to hear Dorian was okay now, but still a little concerned. Dorian’s happiness to see him didn’t seem to be simply a dramatic ‘I missed you so much’, but more like there was some... more
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