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...Is impossible - there are no aliens at this one.
Wed Jun 27, 2018 22:30

Joe honestly didn’t know if he’d really wanted to go to the Ball with Raine – it was all complicated, as were most things involving non-familial female people these days, the one curious exception being Lenore Crowley – but this, he knew, was something that would be Inappropriate to discuss with Georgia Kirkly. In fact, by his own standards it was pretty darn inappropriate to discuss with anyone – but especially a girl. He’d be lucky if she didn’t hex him on the spot for broaching the tenth part of the subject. So instead he smiled.

“Thanks - I’m sure I’ll survive somehow.”

It occurred to him that it was possible other people took these matters rather more seriously than he did when Georgia began stammering about ‘guys’ and turning red. He flushed in reaction - partially out of sympathy and partially embarrassment for having fumbled conversing so badly - but not nearly as much as she did.

There was, he realized, really only one gentlemanly thing to do - and it was even a practical one, too, so he really had no excuse.

“Well,” said Joe, “in that case - since it turns out we both don’t have any prior commitments - would you do me the honor of accompanying me to the Midsummer Ball, Miss Kirkly?”

  • Worst case scenario...Georgia, Tue Jun 12 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... more
    • ...Is impossible - there are no aliens at this one. — Joe, Wed Jun 27 22:30
      • There is still a plague thoughGeorgia, Fri Jun 29 07:11
        She wasn’t sure whether he really meant his first remark. Well, ok, she was pretty sure he would survive. But he seemed to brush the thing off so casually, and she wasn’t sure if that was real.... more
        • I’ll take my chances.Joe, Fri Jun 29 19:15
          Georgia was, it had to be said, not his type physically – at least to the extent he was aware of having one. If he was quite honest, the things that popped to mind when he thought of specifics were... more
          • Ooh, did you know....Georgia, Fri Jun 29 21:30
            (OOC - CW: Georgia’s views are deliberately a little bit blinkered and heteronormative, along with the language she uses, cos she’s a straight, sheltered teenage girl). This definitely could be... more
            • I did not, thanks for saying Joe, Fri Jun 29 22:15
              People coupling up. People did that, didn’t they? Joe had never really thought about it, but of course people would do that – the fact that the Ball was seared into his memory as a source of... more
              • Is this information.... useful to you?Georgia, Fri Jun 29 23:02
                “Right, sounds good,” she nodded. She really should not have said anything about Kir, because Joe was rambling and she’d clearly made him uncomfortable, although she wasn’t sure why. Maybe he wasn’t... more
                • “That’s good of you,” said Joe when Georgia defended herself against an accusation of homophobia which he hadn’t actually made. “It’s usually best just to leave people’s private lives to them.” God... more
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