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Michael DiCaprio
Hoping for a non-dance (tag Jasmine)
Wed Jul 18, 2018 01:34
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Thinking about dancing in front of dozens of people was a little bit terrifying, but Mikey highly doubted he’d dance with anyone. Luckily, he’d caught what seemed to be like the final symptoms of the disease before the ball, so he was feeling much better now. Still a little weaker than usual, but almost 100% back to his normal self.

Lately, Mikey had started looking for Jasmine everywhere, mostly unintentionally, because he wanted to be good friends with her. He didn’t know if someone had asked her to be his date, but he hoped not. It would be cool to hang out with her during this whole shindig. Mikey glanced around the ball after the Prefects finished their opening dance, trying not to seem like he was looking, though he definitely was. Maybe if he asked her, she would dance with him. Or better yet, she could ask him to dance.

The only problem was he didn’t know how to.

The twelve-year-old was finding this whole thing pretty intimidating. The standard dress robes was stifling, and it was getting kind of boring sitting and doing nothing. Watching other people dance was not his idea of fun, unless someone tripped or something funny happy. He wished they could go on a school field trip to the desert and go camping, or do something more active like hiking or swimming. He wasn’t that great on a broom yet, at least not like the older students, so he was at least glad getting creamed at Quidditch wasn’t an option.

Mikey spotted Jasmine before his thoughts ran away with him, and he stood up quickly. He walked over, feeling both nervous and outgoing at the same time. “Can I join you?” he asked. Always better to ask first like his parents had taught him. “Did you see all the snacks they had at the buffet? It looks pretty good,” he said.

After a moment, he asked, “Do you like dancing?” He mostly asked it to be polite and gauge what she wanted to do. If it turned out she really wanted to dance, Mikey would have no choice but to join her. He did like trying new things once in a while, but he really hoped he wouldn’t look like a fool in front of everybody.

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