I know what I think
Tue May 28, 2019 04:29

"I said I do believe him," sighed
Émilie with a small huff of impatience, wondering why Professor Brooding was choosing to question that. "Est-ce que je ne l'ai pas dit clairement?" she muttered, more to herself than the Professor, seeing as she wouldn't understand her. She was quite sure she had spoken clearly, and was annoyed at the implication that she'd said something else, when it wasn't her fault that she had to struggle along sticking to only speaking English - a language she rarely spoke to anyone who didn't speak at least one other, meaning she could switch between them.

"Maybe it is more that I wonder why," she stated bluntly. "Why maybe does my always romantic brother suddenly take no interest to date girls." Émilie had never had much time for subtext, which merely existed to give headaches as far as she was concerned. The world would be a much better place if everyone just stated what they were thinking. Although she didn't quite dare fully voice what she had been thinking lately, as it was a rather distasteful thing to say out loud. It also hurt her pride somewhat to think that Professor Brooding might know more about her brother than she did, although she suspected it would have been hard for Dorian to keep her from noticing. "Dorian is quiet with words, but expressive with his face. It is not hard to notice how happy he gets even just talking about the people he likes best. Two in particular.

"Parce que je bavarde," she answered, as to why she shouldn't be talking with Professor Brooding this way, "You have any similar word....'Bavarding' in English? I know not at all," she asked, finding it perfectly plausible that English might have borrowed the French, as it so often did. "That is how he will see anyway. Maybe true. But more I worry that others will do to him."

  • As sure as you are.Professor Mary Brooding, Tue May 28 01:10
    When Émilie didn't push too hard, Mary realized that she had no way of knowing anything one way or the other. It was not, of course, her business, but she wanted to be helpful and supportive. Either... more
    • I know what I think — Émilie, Tue May 28 04:29
      • That's more than I can say. Professor Mary Brooding, Tue May 28 18:22
        Mary spread her hands innocently, accepting Émilie's soft rebuke. "I wasn't sure if you were telling me or trying to convince me," Mary told her honestly. So far, her experience with Montoirs told... more
        • And it's all in my head but....Émilie, Tue May 28 21:03
          Émilie shrugged impatiently at Professor Brooding's defence. Ordinarily, she might have pointed out that she was not Dorian, and that she tended to mean what she said and not hide behind vague... more
          • Not quite, but I didn't say a word.Mary Brooding, Tue May 28 21:29
            Mary stifled a grin. Émilie, it turned out, was very much like her brother. If Dorian had it in him to pout, or be sassy, and if he was on the more confident side, they might be the same person. Mary ... more
            • It's very frustrating of youÉmilie, Tue May 28 23:32
              Professor Brooding was just so nice. So nice, and floaty, and soft and pretty. It was maddening. Didn't she have any real feelings about what they were discussing? Rationally, Émilie knew that adults ... more
              • That's not quite my goal.Professor Mary Brooding, Wed May 29 00:53
                Mary nodded, agreeing. She'd love to make that happen. "Is it alright if we sit down?" she asked, taking the lead and leaning against the wall, sliding down to sit on the floor in the hall a short... more
                • What is, exactly?Émilie, Wed May 29 02:37
                  On what? Émilie was about to ask, when the Professor asked her if she would like to sit. However, the woman surprised her by simply sliding to the floor. "Proper young ladies do not sit on the... more
                  • Well, now I forget what I said.Mary Brooding, Wed May 29 10:53
                    Mary smirked. "Nor do they accost their brother's teachers outside the restroom, but I think we can put such things aside," Mary told her, adjusting her seat to be more comfortable. When the girl... more
                    • We have a shared goal thenÉmilie, Wed May 29 20:29
                      "Perhaps this is just a coincidence," Émilie replied, when Professor Brooding accused her of lying in wait and accosting her, though she chose to say it with a smirk rather than playing innocent.... more
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