Evelyn Stones
I'm glad you think so.
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:42 (XFF:

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 itself was inferior, or her proficiency in it was. In either case, Evelyn decided not to pursue it. Tatiana seemed friendly and she doubted the girl would intentionally try to say something unkind. Besides, she seemed so thoughtful that it was hard to think this was the first time she'd had this conversation. Perhaps there were some uncomfortable memories associated. Evelyn thought it best to maintain a different topic.

"The ocean where I live is cold, too," Evelyn said, excited for a mutually exciting topic. "But probably not as cold as Russia, I think." She frowned, realizing how little she knew about Russia. "Do you mean you visit the ocean because it's warm in the summer? Or you go someplace with a warmer ocean in the summer?" Evelyn asked. "A lot of people where I grew up would come down to Arizona or California during the winters because it's warmer and they didn't like the cold."

Tatiana's question about books made her think as she realized she wasn't exactly sure what she preferred. She supposed most of the books she read weren't a 'story' books per se, but they certainly told their own stories anyway.

"I like to read about other people's stories," Evelyn decided, sitting back in her chair as she contemplated this, her homework long forgotten. "I like to read about things that have really happened, so they're stories I guess, but they are also informational. What about you?"

  • 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
      • 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
              • That's a bit of a broad statement.Tatiana Vorontsova, Mon Sep 10 18:17
                Are you two close? Tatiana was more or less accustomed to the times when two words sounded or looked the same but meant nothing like the same thing in English, but sometimes individual words still... more
                • We decide who matters, might as well throw a wide net.Evelyn Stones, Wed Sep 12 01:40
                  Evelyn thought Tatiana's face was particularly interesting to watch. It wasn't that the older Pecari was necessarily transparent, but she certainly wasn't hard to read either. Evelyn wondered what... more
                  • Over those who do count or those who don't?Tatiana Vorontsova, Wed Sep 12 17:56
                    Tatiana shrugged, not sure what to make of the question about her parents. She knew she understood all the words in the sentence, that wasn’t the problem, it was just…She didn’t know exactly what it... more
                    • Both, I think.Evelyn Stones, Fri Sep 21 15:09
                      Evelyn wasn't sure what she thought of Tatiana's explanation. It seemed odd to have to visit a parent, and she wasn't sure if Tatiana's idea of 'party' was quite the same as her own. Tatiana herself... more
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