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I'm good weird?
Fri Mar 2, 2018 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 concern. He seemed to sort himself out though, and she smiled in relief.

And you aren’t a jerk. I thought you…

Cleo waited, ut Parker just trailed off and then changed the subject. He thought she what?? She was both dying with curiosity to hear the end of that sentence and also a little bit terrified of what it might be.

“It… It’s a very impressive gift,” Cleo said, surprised by quite how much a feather could mean. And quite how she had come to be worthy of such an honour…. He had said she hadn’t been being a jerk but she still felt like she owed him some kind of explanation, especially as she ran out of things to say about the feather and a little silence fell.

“There was some stuff to do with my mom during the holidays. And it was… beyond complicated,” she admitted. That was probably as much explaining as she felt she could do at the breakfast table. At least it was something.

“Tell me about your summer?” she requested, “And… what you had for dinner last night? And what the worst bit of homework you have right now is?”

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