Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Evelyn Stones
I am the lucky recipient of too much kindness here.
Mon Aug 27, 2018 13:59

Evelyn enjoyed her homework. At home, she'd had the chance to read more than she had the chance to do anything else, and so working on her homework at Sonora was a pleasant reprieve from doing all of the other emotional labor of formal schooling. She always took longer than she needed to, trying to make sure she read up on everything before she wrote. She was sure Ness would approve of this tendency and was considering how nice it would be to sit in the library and study in silence with the Aladren when an older student approached.

"I am!" Evelyn said, noting the girl's accent. She was beautiful, too, which made her compliment on Evelyn's necklace seem way kinder than it probably was. When pretty people thought you were pretty, it always felt good. When people with incredible jewelry said they liked your jewelry, it was wonderful. "Feel free to sit. I love your necklaces as well! Yours are much nicer than mine."

She was careful to enunciate without speaking too slow or over-pronouncing her words. It seemed rude to think this girl wasn't any good at English when she was obviously passing all her classes just fine. She noticed the book in her arms and thought it was... Russian maybe?

"What is your book about?" she ventured. "I love to read. I can't read any other languages, though." She frowned at the thought. It would have been much easier to read up on mythology and lore of other countries if she could read the native texts. Still, she enjoyed immersing herself in books more than most other things, particularly if she was doing so from twenty some odd feet up a tree.

  • Paying good deeds forward (Evelyn).Tatiana Vorontsova, Mon Aug 27 13:10
    It still lacked a samovar, sadly, and sometimes there were strange people, but Tatiana had become gradually more comfortable with the Pecari common room. She did her homework in her own room, where... more
    • I am the lucky recipient of too much kindness here. — Evelyn Stones, Mon Aug 27 13:59
      • Too much? Would you like me to cut back?Tatiana Vorontsova, Mon Aug 27 23:45
        Tatiana smiled, pleased, at the compliment on her jewelry. “Thank you very much,” she said, touching the one she was wearing today. Metal clinked against metal as the bracelets on her wrist slid down ... more
        • By no means! I would just like to be deserving of it.Evelyn Stones, Wed Aug 29 22:22
          Evelyn's eyes lit up as Tatiana spoke. "That's incredible!" she announced, admiring the older student in a new way. "You can think of the world with two sets of words and ideas." Evelyn thought it... more
          • You don't seem to have done anything not to deserve it.Tatiana Vorontsova, Thu Aug 30 08:53
            Tatiana was not entirely sure what the first year meant, but she realized it was complimentary and could not help but look pleased. “It is hard,” she admitted of languages. “English is not as good as ... more
            • I'm glad you think so.Evelyn Stones, Thu Aug 30 11:42
              Evelyn was surprised at first to hear that Tatiana thought English was 'not as good as Russian' but then figured she had the right to think that. She also wasn't sure whether she meant the language... more
              • For whatever my opinion's worth.Tatiana Vorontsova, Thu Aug 30 16:26
                Bah, she had gotten the word wrong again. She knew it as soon as she heard Evelyn say the one she had wanted. At least, she thought, she could understand the question and the form within it now…. “Go ... more
                • Quite a lot, I should imagine.Evelyn Stones, Thu Aug 30 21:24
                  "Glaciers!" Evelyn offered, excited. "That's the big ice that stays on the water all the time. I've only seen them in pictures, that must be amazing." And humbling. One reason Evelyn loved the ocean... more
                  • I imagine there are those who would disagree.Tatiana Vorontsova, Sun Sep 9 19:38
                    “Glash-sheer,” repeated Tatiana, committing the new word to memory when Evelyn provided the specific term for the big ice in English. “We say lednik . Thank you.” She was pleased to hear that Katya... more
                    • Then they are not important.Evelyn Stones, Mon Sep 10 01:05
                      Evelyn listened with a sort of silent awe as Tatiana spoke of her sister. That she used a nickname, Katya, was surprising enough, but that she spoke of her so kindly really got to Evelyn. She tried... more
Click here to receive daily updates