Felipe De Matteo
Enjoy the ride.
Thu Apr 11, 2019 16:54

Felipe was going around doing his very best to be a decent person. It was important to his family and he was important to his family and his family was important to him and . . . well, it just seemed reasonable. The feast and his dreadful interaction with Jeremy Mordue was more than enough to make him realize what a jerk he could turn into, and he had very little interest in doing that. He refused to be like the pureblood families of America (and probably of Mexico if he was honest, he just hadn't met everyone). At the same time, he was exactly like them if he thought less of them . . . it was a bitter cycle.

Instead of dwelling on it, Felipe figured that taking practical steps to ensure he was a decent human being might be the best approach. This idea kept him tossing and turning long after he'd gone to bed, and he finally gave up the whole idea. Rolling has shoulders and yawning, he chose a book at random from his trunk, and carried it downstairs.

Trying to catch the firelight to read the cover of it (it was Don Quixote, El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha again, he nearly jumped out of his skin when a giggle drew his attention from a chair nearby. Turning, he found Jessica Hayles there. Who better to be nice to than someone who wasn't absolutely terrible anyway?

"I didn't realize you were there," Felipe said, deciding that you scared me or outright screaming would be rude. "Have you been out here all night?"

  • When to surrender.Jessica Hayles, Thu Apr 4 15:35
    For one moment, opening her eyes, Jessica didn't recognize any patterns in the stitching of the blanket draped over her. A moment later, she realized the silvery threads made a pattern shaped like a... more
    • Enjoy the ride. — Felipe De Matteo, Thu Apr 11 16:54
      • Jessica jumped, too, at the sound of another human voice, and while she did not outright scream, she did gasp a little before she regained her composure. What there was of it to be regained. She... more
        • No, I find gaining a new one enjoyable.Felipe De Matteo, Fri Apr 12 16:30
          Felipe wasn't sure why it made him so uncomfortable when Jessica pushed her blanket aside to talk to him. It was like she was about to stand up really fast and he wasn't sure what he was expected to... more
          • I liked my old one rather well.Jessica, Sun Apr 14 15:01
            "Oh, no," protested Jessica when Felipe apologized for waking her. "I woke up a minute ago, you didn't wake me up." She looked at his book as he held it up. The light was not bright, but she thought... more
            • Adventure awaits, my friend. Fear not.Felipe De Matteo, Sat Apr 20 15:43
              Felipe beamed at Jessica when she said she wouldn't mind some food, and held up a finger to tell her to wait just a moment. Bounding back up the stairs in his socks, making as little noise as... more
              • ...Friend?Jessica, Sun Apr 21 20:54
                Jessica had to admit, she was slightly impressed by the sheer variety of food Felipe managed to produce from his room at a moment's notice. It was almost all sweet, one way or another, but it was... more
                • Absolutely!Felipe De Matteo, Mon Apr 22 17:04
                  OOC - Italicized dialogue in Spanish unless otherwise noted. IC - Felipe supposed it made sense that there were people from other parts of the world who had had mango. He suspected it wasn't half as... more
                  • So my new identity has friends. That’s good.Jessica , Tue Apr 23 06:07
                    ”Yes, ” said Jessica, thinking back on trips she had taken with her father and willing herself not to cry yet again. It grew so tiresome, crying, and she would exhaust her stash of eye cream before... more
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