Who are you and what have you done with the real Gary?
Thu Feb 21, 2019 07:31

“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 asked about being cursed, “You can brew liquid luck. There are probably ways to magically give people bad luck or like… Well, Muggles get repelled every time they come near certain wizarding areas. They suddenly think about being somewhere else. I’ve been reading a lot about cause and effect charms lately, and that’s only one way in which someone could, theoretically, magically affect your ability to talk to a girl you liked. So, I’d say it’s possible but whether or not it’s probable…

“Does anyone strongly hate your guts? Is anyone here capable of casting a spell that complex? Does anyone have a reason, political or personal, to want to stop you going out with Jasmine? I’m guessing the answer is it’s not likely to all three of those.”

Kir considered Gary’s next question for a moment, weighing up whether it was sleazy to tell Gary what he knew about Jasmine. It seemed sort of… underhanded to give any information he knew that would let Gary get closer to her, rather than letting him do it on his own merit. However, the one thing he knew about Jasmine was probably not that helpful or that secret, and was probably pretty easy to spot by simply… being aware of her existence.

“She likes Disney movies,” he offered. “I… am aware those exist, and so I guess they must be popular enough that you know what they are.”

  • 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
    • Who are you and what have you done with the real Gary? — Kir, Thu Feb 21 07:31
      • "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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