There are so very many to choose from
Sat Feb 16, 2019 21:12

Gary had a unique way of presenting the issue. It was sciency, and there were D&D references and something that was definitely a pop culture reference which he could probably write Aunt Lola about later and get some clarification on. Kir liked it. Kir liked Gary. Hopefully there was some nice, slightly weird girl out there to like him too. But then Gary’s eyes wandered in the direction of Crotalus, rather than say, Aladren. Why? Aladren was full of girls. Nerdy nerdy girls. There were literally three people who were neither Gary nor female, at least one of them was a gay nerdy boy. Crotalus… admittedly, he didn’t know most of them, but for one, it was ninety percent Pureblood, and of the ten percent that wasn’t, at least five percent of that was a half-veela who was super close with one of Gary’s friends. It had ‘disaster’ written all over it.

He decided to put a pin in the idea that Crotalus was a snake pit for now and answer Gary’s actual question. How had he talked to Zevalyn? And got her to reciprocate?

“Well… I guess you introduced us. Which, by the way, thank you a million times over. We were at D&D together before we ever really talked properly in class.” And then… Well, their first conversation had been around kneazle science. And it had been during the plague so he’d accidentally ended up wearing make up. Then Zevalyn had got sick, and he’d gone to visit her, and made really black humour jokes about Purebloods which had gone down like a lead balloon, and then they had talked about actual balloons and fighting the patriarchy - oh but before that, his accidental magic had caused the homework notes he’d brought her to fold into flowers, which was probably the point at which she realised he wasn’t gay, which up until then she’d thought… And then, next thing he knew, she was asking him out. It didn’t make actual sense when you put it that way.

“I think it helps that, under her very beautiful exterior, Zev is clearly a massive nerd,” he suggested, trying to look for something that explained why all that had worked, “And not easily scared off. As for how I talked to her… well, in case you haven’t noticed, I have more of a problem with shutting up than with talking.

“What do you have in common with the girl you like? And you wanna tell me who it is? You don’t have to, but might help if I had the specifics to work with here.”

  • Looking For... Girl?Gary, Sat Feb 16 05:45
    Gary looked across the room in Jasmine's general direction as he answered Kir's question. "Social interaction as pertaining to the courting of the fairer sex." He replied forlornly. "I believe the... more
    • There are so very many to choose from — Kir, Sat Feb 16 21:12
      • If only that were trueGary, Sun Feb 17 08:55
        Gary inwardly cringed a bit at Kir's reply. Zev was a nerd, Kir might be headed that direction, but was he when they had started? He looked at the Teppenpaw prefect a little questioningly, "How did... more
        • "Yeah, underneath the soft and fluffy Teppenpaw exterior lurks a solid nerd, and always has done. I get excited for theory classes. I like doing my homework. I alphabetise things that I notice are... more
          • Objectivity is not a valid argument hereGary, Wed Feb 20 17:09
            Kir had always been a nerd? That was disheartening. No evidence for converting a non-nerd into a nerd. Gary sighed. Maybe it was still possible, but it would have been nice to have some precedence... more
            • “Goes wrong how?” Kir asked, when Gary mentioned bad luck both with partnering Jasmine in class and speaking to her just now. “I mean… I suspect something like that exists,” he commented, when Gary... more
              • "Eh," Gary started off his response to Kir."It's just a string of really bad luck I guess. Mostly she's just already with people. But a few of the times she hasn't, I've tripped or dropped everything ... more
                • Phew. So long as he has a book.Kir, Sat Feb 23 20:38
                  Kir wondered whether, subconsciously, Gary was sabotaging himself. He wanted to talk to Jasmine, of course he did, but it was tempting to leave it up to fate - to sit with her the next time there’s a ... more
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