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Mary Brooding
Oh, sweet one. I'm so sorry.
Tue Aug 14, 2018 23:57
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Mary pressed her lips together in a tight frown, but held her head high. She wanted to be clear and she wanted to be sincere and she wanted to do this not here. Hopefully being in view of the students and possibly her other colleagues would help Mary remain composed, though, and she drew on that need as she began speaking in as casual a tone as she could manage.

"I was wrong to react the way I did the other day," she began, speaking lightly. "You have quickly become dear to me and I shouldn't have reacted with such fear. I have suffered at my own hands by acting so rashly and... Tabitha, I just really want to be part of your life... and I really want you to be part of mine." The tea she'd accepted from Tabitha gave her an excuse to pause, and she took a sip before continuing. "I can't apologize enough for my behavior," she murmured.

There was food in front of her but she could hardly think of eating right now. Instead, she thought of all the little things. Of reading Tabitha's journals, of leaving the books all mis-sorted, and so much more. And so she waited, looking into Tabitha's eyes and hoping she'd find somebody willing to look back.

  • I don't understand.Tabitha Hawthorne, Tue Aug 14 23:18
    If Tabitha had not had such a firm grip on her teacup from the tension that filled her body, she might've dropped it. The last thing she had expected was an offering, let alone a vial of potion that... more
    • Oh, sweet one. I'm so sorry. — Mary Brooding, Tue Aug 14 23:57
      • Why are you being so daft?Tabitha Hawthorne, Wed Aug 15 11:41
        The words coming from Mary's lips sounded so odd for her light tone of voice. She was speaking in what Tabitha felt was almost an uncaring manner and for a moment, the Defence professor was confused... more
        • It isn't me being daft!Mary Brooding, Wed Aug 15 18:59
          Mary meant to maintain her casual air throughout the conversation, but Tabitha's reply surprised her and she risked a glance at the woman, her eyes wide. "What are you...?" She took a breath, trying... more
          • We're both being daft. Tabitha Hawthorne, Wed Aug 15 19:20
            Tabitha let out a slow, shaky breath. Goodness, she was an emotional mess lately - no doubt a side effect of lack of sleep. Discretely, she picked up her napkin and dabbed gently at her eyes and... more
            • Aye! Mutual daftness.Mary Brooding, Wed Aug 15 19:41
              Mary's blush was fast and thorough, and she felt the heat of it in her chest, her face, and her hands, one of which was held by the Defense professor's. Tabitha Hawthorne would be interested in more? ... more
              • We can be daft together. Tabitha Hawthorne, Wed Aug 15 20:16
                Tabitha couldn't help but let out a merry laugh at Mary's admission that she thought that the British woman was straight. Hadn't Mary been able to tell that Tabitha was very much interested in her?... more
                • She said yes! She said yes! Mary squirmed a little in her chair, trying to suppress the smile she revealed when she lowered her teacup. The room suddenly seemed brighter, as if all the chandeliers... more
                  • I'll be waiting for when you return.Tabitha Hawthorne, Wed Aug 15 20:54
                    Tabitha helped herself to another piece of toast, repeating her earlier process of spreading butter and jam on it. A smile seemed to be permanently fixed in place on her face. She was just so... more
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