I am more than fine with this
Sat Mar 3, 2018 18:37

“That’s my name, don’t wear it out,” Kyte grinned, when Ben repeated back his recently invented full name. “And you can talk,” he added, in response to Ben’s tone more than his actual words, “What’s your middle name? Hypocrite?” It was a shame that he wasn’t actually intentionally making a joke, as it really would have been an excellent one. He just knew Ben’s middle name was something weird along those lines, and that was a word that he’d heard more often and which came more easily to mind than ‘Hippocrates.’

“Aww man. Dragons,” Kyte sighed enviously. “You reckon I can just like… hang out in class sometimes, without actually taking it? Man, I never thought I’d say that, but I like creatures. And I’m pretty good with them. I just can’t remember all the lifecycle technical crap about them.

“I dunno, man,” he stared in concern when Ben asked if should take four subjects. Four was like… a lot. It sounded like Defence was the one Ben was undecided about, and whilst it would be cool to have him there, Kyte didn’t want Ben to overstretch himself. “What if your brain, like, literally explodes or something? I mean, it’d be cool to have you along for the ride, but don’t do it if you don’t like… really want to. Or you value your sanity. Promise I’ll still hang with you even if you go crazy though or scramble your head. Reckon I owe you that, bro.”

  • “Kyterton Wilmsey Collindale the Fourth?” Ben repeated in disbelief. He wasn’t completely convinced this was actually Kyte’s name, but if it was . . . Ben might have competition in the Strange Middle ... more
    • I am more than fine with this — Kyte, Sat Mar 3 18:37
      • excellent Ben the Hippo, Thu Mar 8 10:26
        “Har Har,” Ben fake laughed at the dig to his own middle name. “And it’s Hippopotamus, not Hypocrite,” he corrected primly, which was untrue, but this was Kyte, who had just said his name was . . .... more
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