That doesn't seem like something you should be sorry for
Sun Sep 8, 2019 19:29

Nate was second? That was wonderful, especially given the circumstances of who he had on his team. She and Simon were not occupying the other two spots that would have given them level pegging or a lead over their cousin. Well... that was alright, wasn't it? It was a little bit odd to see Nate rising above her, but she could let him have his moment, couldn't she? Especially as he seemed so worried that she'd be mad at him for beating her.

"That's wonderful!" she smiled, pulling Nate into a hug, "Well done, Nate!"

Of course, it made sense that a bunch of ragtag boys would be better at scrambling through the gardens than good girls from nice families. Of course, the fact that it had really been a test of magical ingenuity and prowess would be something she would have to downplay - she thought she stood a good chance, after all even with magic on their side, it had all been rather rough. That excuse wouldn't help Simon, of course, but you couldn't save everyone. Of course, that excuse was risky to deploy without knowing who had come first, in case it was a team with a strong presence of young ladies, or where she herself had come. If they were only a few places below Nate, then maybe she didn't want to underplay the relevance of the challenge too much.

"Who did come first, and where were we?" she asked, moving towards the notice board.

  • Things completely out of my control.Nathaniel, Fri Sep 6 11:50
    What had given him away? Nathaniel was concerned now. How did Sylvia just.... Oh. She didn't know. She thought he was concerned about how his team had done - something he had been concerned about,... more
    • That doesn't seem like something you should be sorry for — Sylvia, Sun Sep 8 19:29
      • He could not let her walk over there. "Sylvia, wait," he said, touching her arm. "It's - you don't understand. Simon and - and Victor came in last," he said, lowering his voice on the last part, not... more
        • Silly goose, I could never be mad at youSylvia, Mon Sep 9 07:50
          Last. Sylvia’s flawless, white-toothed smiled flickered for just a second, registering the hurt and disappointment of that fact. She was, by nature, quite a competitive person. It wasn’t something... more
          • "Absolutely," said Nathaniel when Sylvia asked if her reasoning was all right. "And no, the other two teams, they weren't - well, nobody as respectable as you." Of course, Florence Newell was a... more
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