And it's all in my head but....
Tue May 28, 2019 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 language, plus it was hard enough to get her point across when confined to a single language without trying to build layers of other meaning into what she was saying. However, she was about to do just that. She still didn't want to voice her exact fears out loud, just the shape of them, and she recognised how a claim that she was always direct might return to bite her.

"I did think you know my brother well," she replied, a little smugly when Professor Brooding felt the need to ask whether Dorian was romantic. She knew it wasn't nice to gloat but she couldn't help but enjoy this proof that a mere two years of knowing each other had not eclipsed or overtaken the whole childhood closeness she had built with her brother, even if he was becoming closed off and secretive. She had felt that Professor Brooding knew things she didn't, even if she was either blind to what Émilie was suggesting or doing a very good job of playing dumb. Was it all just in her head? Just jealousy? But the woman had invited Dorian to her wedding. That wasn't just teacher-student. And Dorian seemed so excited whenever he talked of her. "Dorian always plays mariage with our peluches and wants to find his âme soeur," she answered, giving up on sticking to English, and figuring that Professor Brooding would get the gist. Or not. She wasn't sure if she cared whether she got lost, because it would serve her right anyway - it was only fair for it to be her turn to have a hard time of the conversation. "He wants it all perfect," she supplied. And maybe that was just the problem. Maybe he was just too choosy. Had built up this romantic ideal in his head that could never be achieved. But maybe not. "As much as that can happen, it should. He deserves this. I do not want to see him put his heart somewhere that he can't have, and it get breaked.

"Yes, you should," she stated bluntly when Professor Brooding said she ought to learn French. Though, if she did, then the blasted woman would be even more perfect in Dorian's eyes. Perhaps she ought to keep a few flaws. It was very satisfying finding that she had them, after all. "Bavarder is... saying about him when he is not here. And the things that maybe... Not nice or not true."

  • 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
      • 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
                  • I'm not comfortable with that blanket statement.Mary Brooding, Thu May 30 00:18
                    Coincidence was a funny thought, and Mary indulged Émilie with a smirk of laughter as she summoned a cushion for her. It was funny to see her care enough to ask for one, although Mary had to admit... more
                    • But it's so obviouspy wrongÉmilie, Thu May 30 01:28
                      "Dorian will not do anything," Émilie confirmed, "He isn't a bad person, and with this situation... There is nothing he can do. I worry more about others. That before he grows up and gets over this,... more
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