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Worst case scenario...
Tue Jun 12, 2018 06:01

He wasn’t going with Raine. She supposed that should technically count as good news. But clearly he had wanted to. This hadn’t exactly been a scenario Georgia had pictured herself dealing with. She had always imagined it to be a much more cut and dry kind of thing. Obviously Joe still had to do the prefect dance with someone. It wasn’t as if being rejected by the one person he wanted to go with meant he just wasn’t going to go on a date. Or, rather, not have a partner for the dance. Whoever she did the dance with, she was pretty sure it was going to be Not A Date. But anyway, it made the whole situation messy and awkward. Which made actually asking even worse than she had thought it would be. Ok, admittedly not as bad as some of her own worst case scenarios, but… She had pictured seriously romantic scenarios, with someone actually turning out to like her. Occasionally this was- a certain real boy from Sonora (she was not saying who!), but more often an imaginary transfer student who looked not unlike the hero of some teen dramas she’d watched over the summer who showed up and inexplicably liked her. She had known it was one hundred percent unrealistic but it had been fun to indulge. Her solid middle ground, where she had expected to find herself, had involved just… making a practical arrangement with someone who was as ambivalent towards the whole thing as she was. It looked like her best option was currently practical arrangement with someone who was going to be wishing they were there with someone else.

“Sorry. Sucks you can’t go with the person you wanted,” she sympathised. “Uh… no,” she admitted, when he turned the question back on her. “No, I- I mean. Guys-” what was she going to blame it on? Not being Pureblood or being fat? Both were probably equal reasons why no one was asking her out, but Joe was probably well aware enough of them without her pointing them out. Why hadn’t she stopped at just ‘No’ which answered the question perfectly well? Why did she always have to keep opening her mouth to start sentences only to find she had no idea how to finish them and end up blathering like an idiot? “I don’t,” she finished, deciding to just cut herself off, although she was pretty sure she was bright red not only due to the fact that she was always rambling but also having to admit that no one wanted to go out with her, and also the fact that she probably looked completely obvious and desperate to Joe now, and even though she did want him to ask her, she really had hoped to get there without seeming as pathetic as she actually was. At least she could cling to the fact that she hadn’t actually asked, and he could just… leave if he wanted and hopefully not mention it to everyone. Because the fact that he hadn’t laughed in her face, or got the whole school to laugh at her, was about all that was currently separating this from her worst case scenario.

  • “Siblings do help,” agreed Joe when Georgia explained why passing the blame didn’t often work for her. “Of course, with mine, it usually was John’s fault, or Paul’s, so I didn’t so much have to pass... more
    • Worst case scenario... — Georgia, Tue Jun 12 06:01
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