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Cleo James
A happy accident (tag Parker)
Thu Mar 1, 2018 08:41

Cleo missed Parker, and Professor Xavier. She missed people, even though she wasn’t one. People were what she was used to, and it wasn’t like there was a thriving half veela community looking to take her. She wasn’t sure she’d have gone if there was. It still felt so alien. So unlike her, and who she thought she was. It had really hit her over the weekend, when she’d realised that her longest face to face interaction since coming back to school had been helping that lost first year find his way out of the gardens. It was just… sad. Sad and empty. And she didn’t want her life to be those things.

She had been missing the feather Parker sent her too, ever since she dropped into the wishing well. She knew that had been his intention, and what she was supposed to do, but it had taken her a couple of days to do it, and she’d liked waking up with it on her nightstand those couple of mornings. She had fallen asleep thinking about it, and about how to talk to Parker - which was something she really did want to do, she just didn’t know how. And, when she had woken up, there had been another feather, sitting just where she’d always left the other one. It was a little unnerving at first, as if someone had been in her room in the night, but she knew that was impossible. She guessed Parker must have had an owl drop it off. Even though she hadn’t replied yet to his last letter… She had picked up the feather and examined it. It was almost freaky how similar it was to the last one. She knew it came from the same type of bird, obviously, but surely feathers were usually a little bit individual… She could have sworn she recognised every single fleck of the pattern, almost like it was the exact same feather. Of course, that was impossible. And it didn’t matter, the important thing was it gave her another opportunity to break the ice with Parker.

She felt increasingly nervous as she made her way to Cascade Hall. But he still wanted to be friends, she told herself, otherwise he wouldn’t have sent her another feather. And she wasn’t facing everyone, even if it felt noisy and intimidating. She was just going to talk to Parker…. Taking a deep breath, she entered and walked over to him.

“Thanks for the feather,” she said. Not ‘the new feather’ or ‘the other feather,’ just ‘the feather.’ She assumed he’d know what she meant. “I’m sorry I’ve been being such a jerk. Can I… Can I sit with you for breakfast?”

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      • I'm good weird?Cleo , Fri Mar 2 09:24
        He was… choking. Which wasn’t great. Though he moved up and made space for her, nodding enthusiastically whilst he did so. Cleo settled into the seat, staring at him with a mixture of affection and... more
        • From where I am sitting, yes.Parker, Sun Mar 4 11:52
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          • But I'm making everyone explodeCleo, Tue Mar 6 05:00
            At first, everything felt good. Parker was just chatting, and Cleo was relishing the idea of getting back to normal. She’d obviously succeeded at mending the rift she’d caused. But then the... more
            • Something seemed off. It seemed like Cleo was nervous or hiding something again. It almost seemed as if she thought it was her fault that Parker had literally exploded. But no, that couldn't be since ... more
              • Just... not literally, please?Cleo, Mon Mar 19 08:21
                “Mm, maybe,” Cleo nodded, trying to smile along with Parker’s joke, although she still felt worried about what was happening to him. Her smile became much more relaxed when he promised he would talk... more
                • When Cleo asked who he was thinking of Parker blanked on the name. He knew she was kind, that she was very good at her job, but for the life of him the name simply wouldn't come to his head. It was... more
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