Mary Brooding
Aye! Mutual daftness.
Wed Aug 15, 2018 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? With Mary?

"I thought you might be straight," Mary blurted. Luckily she managed it quietly still, although she glanced around to be sure regardless. "Reading your journals... and you seemed so playful that I wasn't sure if it was flirting or just how you are."

Mary felt a bit stupid but mostly just grateful. Perhaps that was the wrong word... It felt a bit like gratitude but there wasn't the same sort of relief that comes with gratefulness sometimes. Instead, she just felt utterly elated. The phrase 'I could kiss you' came to mind, but she decided that might be too literal. And true.

Tabitha was taller than Mary when they were standing, but about the same height seated. Regardless, Mary suddenly felt very small. She could feel her mind turning as she slowly came to a decision, but she was an absolute wreck at the idea of following through with it. Before she could change her mind, Mary withdrew her hand (nervous she might actually vomit from nerves if she overdid herself on contact), and picked up her cup of tea to hide her mouth from any onlookers.

"Would you... like to go on a date with me?"

  • 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
      • 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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