Hilda Hexenmeister
I don't speak English
Fri Jan 4, 2019 13:21
72.95.17.39

Hilda had a problem. Well, she had a number of different problems, but the biggest one concerning her right this moment was the one called English. She hated English. She really really hated it with a burning passion that sizzled with heat from the fiery pits themselves. She wanted nothing at all to do with English.

America itself, she didn't mind so much. She just wished the Americans living there spoke a language that actually made sense and had rules that were actually followed more often than not rather than just sometimes when the mood struck, when there were rules at all.

The tired looking guy who pointed out where to go blabbered on and on using the thrice blasted language. Hilda didn't catch a single word. Except 'English'. The language was actively taunting her, she was sure of it. When he stopped talking, she wasn't really certain what exactly she was supposed to be doing now. She opted for taking a bite out of her cookie.

Americans did good cookies, she'd give them that, if any of them could understand a compliment offered in German.

The people around her seemed to be talking amongst themselves, and one in particular looked suspiciously like they intended to try doing that with her. But she was ready for that. Her brother Heinrich had recommended flash cards to help her with the language, and she had initially been doubtful, but then she made some, and . . . realized they would actually be very helpful after all.

She flipped through the pile she had picked out as the most useful phrases, located the one that said 'ich spreche kein Englisch' and held it up so the side that said "I do not speak English" was pointing toward the approaching figure.

Between that and the blond girl's heavy-set build and closed off stance, she hoped to avoid needing to interact with the hated language anymore than she absolutely had to.

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    • I don't speak English — Hilda Hexenmeister, Fri Jan 4 13:21
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