Mary Brooding
I'll work to return the favor
Sun Jul 29, 2018 16:54

Mary blushed and then smirked as she relaxed again. She'd been caught out and realized she didn't mind. Excitement came over her next, and she leaned into that feeling, appreciating its simplicity.

"Usually people eat it with a full s'more. So you'd grab a chocolate bar and some graham crackers and sort of make a sandwich," Mary explained, grabbing a second marshmallow and lighting her wand again.

She was glad Sonora's table offered the big marshmallows. Big enough to make for a full mouthful, these were the best kind to toast.

"Do you want to try it my way all black like the one I ate, or do you want it less...burnt?" she asked. "Don't answer that, we'll do one of each."

She smiled at her friend, enjoying their secret marshmallow adventure.

"I'm so excited you haven't had one before! It's not often you get to be someone's first toasted marshmallow experience, and this is sort of an important milestone."

The thought made Mary practically giddy. Tabitha's soft face looked so interested and Mary wanted to laugh.

"Look at us," she giggled. "Two grown women, oogling over marshmallows and tittering like schoolchildren."

When the first marshmallow was properly charred, Mary scooped it up, carefully bouncing it to avoid burning herself, and offered it in an open palm to Tabitha.

"For you, m'lady," Mary teased. "A treat fit for kings."

  • I'm pleased that I can make you blushTabitha Hawthorne, Sun Jul 29 16:14
    If Tabitha had had a different personality, she might have been self-conscious about how obviously British she was. After all, it wasn't just her accent and the way she said certain things that made... more
    • I'll work to return the favor — Mary Brooding, Sun Jul 29 16:54
      • I hope you will return... many things. Tabitha Hawthorne, Sun Jul 29 17:27
        It had been some time since Tabitha had been truly curious about something and it surprised her even more that it was about food, instead of a creature or beast that she hadn't yet encountered or... more
        • Like library books?Mary Brooding, Sun Jul 29 17:51
          A smirk seemed to have settled itself permanently onto Mary's face. She had never seen someone take such a clinical view of a marshmallow, and the way Tabitha pinched the little squish between two... more
          • I was thinking of something a bit more... personal.Tabitha Hawthorne, Sun Jul 29 18:32
            Tabitha finished her delectable treat and licked at her fingers. It had been truly a new experience and delightful one, in more ways than just tasting something new. It was also nice that she'd... more
            • Like socks?Mary Brooding, Sun Jul 29 19:09
              The way Tabitha asked this last question, leaning back in her chair, made Mary think she was curious. This made sense, considering the conversations they'd had so far. However, the way Tabitha asked... more
              • Ew, I don't want your socks!Tabitha Hawthorne, Sun Jul 29 20:14
                Tabitha was quiet through the entirety of Mary's answer as she felt that it was a very important thing to listen to. It was a question that was designed to drag out a revealing part of the other... more
                • I might need them anyway.Mary Brooding, Sun Jul 29 20:46
                  Mary was surprised that Tabitha's response was so similar, and so...true. It spoke deeply of Tabitha's depth depth of love for magical creatures and adventure, and Mary was inspired by the sincerity. ... more
                  • While I'm left in the cold. Tabitha Hawthorne, Sun Jul 29 21:16
                    Tabitha sat in her chair, still staring at the space that Mary had left behind. Her hands were still outstretched, reaching for the woman that was no longer there. Reaching for the soft and warm... more
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