I’ll take my chances.
Fri Jun 29, 2018 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 a) at school, at least, Raine’s ability to do things that hurt the laws of physics and b) the exact moment he had realized that Joanie Murphy knew what he was, and that he would always have to be a little unsure of her – of what she meant and what she wanted and whether or not anything she said was true at all – forever. Perhaps it was unkind of him, but somehow, he found it hard to imagine Georgia touching her heels to her own forehead or deliberately getting involved in something wildly illegal.

Of course, that wasn’t to say that was a bad thing – particularly the last thing. He didn’t have to worry about near occasions of sin that involved imagining Georgia as an exotic dancer or that frankly disturbed him to realize he had also kind of like imagining if he thought too much about them, like continuing the imagining into the part where the dancer was also dangerous, or at least out to rob him. Overall, not being able to imagine Georgia doing anything he would not want to admit to imagining her doing might be a very good thing indeed, especially for purposes of the prefect dance. He was already at some risk of making a fool of himself there, so better not to have any distractions, just someone who seemed to have a sense of humor and not be bad company, when teacups weren’t yelling rude things about her at him.

Joe was surprised by the sudden shift in her demeanor, from playing along to being very…practical. Well, that probably wasn’t good. “That’s true,” he said, more normally, too. “I – er – I appreciate the favor – of course I understand if you’d rather spend the rest of the evening with someone else – I’ll owe you one, yeah?”

That wasn’t the right way to conclude the conversation – he suspected, in fact, that it was a rather bad one. It was, in fact, awkward as hell, talking as though he was borrowing her Potions notes, or working out some kind of business. Was this how purebloods felt when they got married? If so, he’d never been so glad to have a background probably rich in genetic diversity and definitely lean on wealth and power.

  • 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
      • 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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