I liked my old one rather well.
Sun Apr 14, 2019 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 she could puzzle out the title, and it caught her interest. She had noticed Felipe's very distinctly Hispanic name and appearance as soon as they had met last semester, of course - they were sort of hard to miss - but he didn't seem to have any trace of an accent, so she had never been sure if she should ask about where he was from and how familiar he was with Spanish. Her sisters, after all, even little Lola, spoke English as readily as they did Spanish, and even Carmela had once remarked that she had learned English in school back in Colombia.

His questions distracted her briefly from the book. "I - I could probably eat something," she admitted. "I slept through supper." Was it proper to admit that, and to accept food? She thought it was. Offering food was a friendly gesture at home; one took food when greeting a new neighbor or visiting the bereaved. Wizards were all strange, but, well, they were positively medieval in some ways, so shouldn't the rules of hospitality apply? In which case she might give grave offense if she refused. Plus, she was hungry.

She worked up her nerve and said, "So - Don Quijote. You must read Spanish very well?" She had never attempted it herself; that had been planned for a later point on her syllabus, back when she had still had one worth having.

  • 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
      • 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
              • I can't guarantee the plural, but you've got me. Felipe De Matteo, Mon Apr 29 21:06
                Felipe nodded, understanding. He and his sister hadn't fought when he'd been home for the break, but they didn't always get along either. "I wouldn't normally say such things," he murmured, prefacing ... more
                • It's a good start.Jessica, Tue Apr 30 19:39
                  "I wouldn't normally say such things." There was a slightly discomfiting phrase. Jessica felt a flash of anxiety. What about finding out that she had had a fight with Mara - someone who Felipe knew... more
                  • Well . . . this is a start at least. Felipe De Matteo, Wed May 1 17:56
                    Sonora was an odd place. Or perhaps America was. In any case, people here were so odd. What good was trying to be nice to people for manipulative purposes if it never did any good? Why was everyone... more
                    • Not the worst start.Jessica, Mon May 6 19:56
                      Jessica couldn't help a flash of amusement when Felipe said he wanted to learn about Americans from her. If I could figure out why these people do anything, I'd have a much better idea how I'm... more
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