Right. Cool... Hope that works out for you.
Tue Mar 6, 2018 05:20

“Yeah. The outside is nice,” Cleo agreed, a little awkwardly. She wanted to make sure the kid was ok, but she was finding it kind of hard to keep up a conversation, she had to admit. It just all felt sort of fake and awkward. She was inclined to blame her own extreme recent anti-socialness, although the substantial gap in almost every element of their personal identities - age, gender, upbringing - was working against them, “I like gardening,” she added in much the same tone.

The subject of Crotalus seemed to almost perk him up for a second, although then he did a weird cough thing. Cousins. Fourth and first.

“Oh. That’s nice. I… I’m sure I’d know your cousin by sight, but I don’t really know the fourth years,” she commented, slightly apologetically. She wondered whether his cousin was the one with glasses, the curly haired one or the… other one, “ I… I mean, they’re three boys… They tend to hang out together,” and I really, really hope it stays that way rather than them taking a sudden and disturbing interest in me. “And last year we weren’t in the same classes.

“Uh. No,” she shook her head, when he asked if she had family here. “I’m an only child. And no cousins. Here, anyway,” she added. Her daddy was an only child, so she didn’t have cousins there, but she suddenly wondered… Did her mother have siblings? Did she have veela cousins? Did her mother have other children? Her mother had always been such an abstract concept. Sometimes she had wished for her, and invented a whole plethora of family who were going to sweep her off into their world, but that was a startlingly literal concept now she knew the truth. She was fairly sure if she had any cousins, she didn’t want to meet them.

“So, you like taking photos?” she asked quickly, casting around for any other subject.

  • The girl did not seem to think Nathaniel was an utter idiot. This was good. Possibly untrue, but good. Aside from concern for the family, there was also the small issue of Nathaniel just not wanting... more
    • Right. Cool... Hope that works out for you. — Cleo, Tue Mar 6 05:20
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