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Mary Brooding
Let's find out together.
Mon Jul 30, 2018 17:16
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Mary smiled, her nose wrinkling.

"Don't you worry a bit, that hair is always falling and I don't mind you pushing it back. I...I like it."

Sensing that Tabitha needed something-- anything-- to lighten the modd, Mary smirked at her. Stooping her head and leaning towards her, Mary changed her tone into one of conspiracy and jest.

"Tabitha, I think it's possible you haven't heard this enough, but I think you're amazing."

Mary's chest swelled as she realized how much more comfortable she was. She was with a lovely woman, in a lovely gardens, at a lovely school, and she was not going to let a not-so-lovely time in her life ruin it for her. She hoped desperately that Tabitha could be encouraged to do the same.

"Fancy a seat with me? The gardens are a beautiful place at night." Standing to the side, she waved an arm, elegantly gesturing at the bench she'd been found on. "Tell me what you see in the stars," she coaxed. "I've thought rather often that the stars must have a sense of humor. Think of all the starry nights they watch over, and all the silly things they see."

Mary had experienced her fair share of terrible starry nights, but she hadn't lied when she said her happiest moment was under the stars either.

"Shall we?"

  • I want to find out though. Tabitha Hawthorne, Mon Jul 30 16:43
    Tabitha breathed shallowly. There was a tightness in her chest that she didn't feel often. It made it hard to breathe, hard to think, hard to do anything at all. There was a stinging in her eyes and... more
    • Let's find out together. — Mary Brooding, Mon Jul 30 17:16
      • I'd like that. Tabitha Hawthorne, Mon Jul 30 17:55
        Tabitha wiped at her eyes, brushing away any remaining tears and managed a weak smile at the Potions mistress who seemed to have an uncanny talent for finding something positive in everything.... more
        • As would I, sweet one.Mary Brooding, Mon Jul 30 19:30
          Mary busied herself with a gentle smile, and the nervous smoothing of her robes. She hoped it didn't look nervous, but she wouldn't deny it if she was caught out. Memories of a certain quiet starry... more
          • Let me show you the starsTabitha Hawthorne, Mon Jul 30 20:59
            Tabitha wondered if she'd done the right thing as she lay on her coat, next to Mary. This was the closest the been the entire night, their shoulders touching and Tabitha could smell the subtle... more
            • Let me travel them with youMary Brooding, Tue Jul 31 02:19
              Mary stifled a giggle as Tabitha spoke, not because the witch's words were silly but because they were utterly un-silly. The story was new to Mary and fascinated her, but when Tabitha was finished,... more
              • When I'm with you, I already feel like I'm among them.Tabitha Hawthorne, Tue Jul 31 13:35
                Tabitha eyes were focused on Mary's face, a warm smile playing on her lips as the woman considered the telling of Perseus and Andromeda and then questioned whether Perseus had truly won at all,... more
                • I feel...something.Mary Brooding, Tue Jul 31 15:20
                  Tabitha's story was sad, but completely beautiful. It was a heartbreaking reminder that life and love happen no matter what, so all anyone can do is live, and love back. Mary did her best to live... more
                  • So do I... I don't know what though. Tabitha Hawthorne, Tue Jul 31 18:14
                    Tabitha let out a sigh and rolled onto her back before answering Mary. It wasn't that she had a problem with Mary's request as it was a perfectly reasonably and logical one and ordinary. However,... more
                    • Then you aren't alone.Mary Brooding, Wed Aug 1 17:23
                      Mary was worried. Although she was glad that Tabitha agreed to take thigns slowly, she seemed...resigned? Mary wasn't sure what the right word was, but she worried that it wasn't something the other... more
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