We rescue professionally
Fri Aug 10, 2018 08:39

“Yeah, I bet she’s nice,” Ness nodded, when Evelyn suggested talking to Professor Carter, “I mean, that’s what they always tell us - if you have a problem, go to a teacher. I bet they’ve heard everything. And it’s part of their job to listen, so it shouldn’t be awkward. There’s my parents too. I know you don’t know them but like… they rescue people from their rubbish lives, professionally.”

Ness was pretty sure that, by the technical definition of Pureblood, having a squib mother definitely did not count. Though she got what Evelyn was saying - her family went way back. She was from a wizarding line. Still, having a non-magical parent of whatever variety pretty much ruled you out as capital P Pureblood territory.

“I assume you’re joking,” Ness stated, when Evelyn talked about being popular with her roommate, “One, how is someone as queer as me, with a disowned dad and aunt ever going to get in with someone like Topaz Brockert regardless of who my friends are, and two, why the heck would I want to? I’m just as much a mixed blood bag as you are, every bit as terrible and disreputable,” Ness said with a smile, always completely up for totally owning the weirdness that was the McLeod family. “I’ve never been ‘cool’ and I don’t care about starting now

“It’s rough about your dad though…” Ness had to wonder how someone who cared so much about that kind of thing had ended up marrying a squib. If Evelyn’s dad was so obsessed with how magically powerful they were… It couldn’t be a very happy relationship. “And, like I said, we rescue people, professionally. If you ever need a place to come stay… I mean, are- are you serious about that? He wouldn’t let you come home?” Sure, parents expected good grades, and could be known to harp on (though not in the McLeod house, as neither Ness nor Kir had ever really needed much persuasion to try hard at school. Well, to work hard enough to get top grades. That hadn’t necessarily involved trying that hard most of the time…) but Evelyn seemed so serious and so worried.

  • The scariest.Evelyn Stones, Wed Aug 8 10:32
    Sitting as close as she was with Ness, everything that had been bothering Evelyn suddenly seemed so much less important. She felt silly for worrying about her parents when she was at Sonora and not... more
    • We rescue professionally — Ness, Fri Aug 10 08:39
      • I probably need it.Evelyn Stones, Fri Aug 10 17:09
        Evelyn was surprised by the wave of feelings that came with Ness' offer, and she blinked to hold it all back. She wasn't actually sure if she'd be welcome home. She'd probably be allowed home, but... more
        • And then we party with drag queensNess, Sun Aug 12 02:58
          It made Ness really sad to know that Evelyn missed the area around her home more than home itself. Ness knew, from what the McLeod family did, that there were some people with really, really crappy... more
          • Well in that case!Evelyn Stones, Sun Aug 12 03:14
            Evelyn wasn't sure how much she could get into lip synching herself, but watching drag queens at a disco something or other do it sounded amazing. And rooming with Ness for two weeks? She wondered a... more
            • Consensual cuddle?Ness, Sun Aug 12 05:57
              “I’ve never had a friend like you before,” Ness smiled, “Someone who likes that I’m odd and just… well, that really. Likes me for being me.” Evelyn seemed settled on coming to stay with them for the... more
              • I should've asked!Evelyn Stones, Mon Aug 13 01:50
                Evelyn frowned and tried not to tremble. She hated to think that her life was so different or unacceptable, and she hated to think what would happen to her little family if she told an adult. But she ... more
                • It's ok. It's all ok or better. Ness, Wed Aug 15 08:26
                  “That’s ok,” Ness assured Evelyn, when she retreated and apologised. Evelyn came from a house where people hit other people. Ness was going to go out on a limb and guess that bodily autonomy was not... more
                  • That makes me feel better.Evelyn Stones, Wed Aug 15 19:05
                    Relief fluttered in Evelyn's chest when Ness assured her that her sudden touch had been alright. She hadn't really thought about the fact that touching people without their permission wasn't really... more
                    • PhewNess, Sat Aug 18 23:40
                      Ness put an arm around Evelyn, wanting to comfort her now that the idea of a hug had been approved. And as Evelyn panicked, Ness’s arms wrapped tighter around her, and a hand stroked her back, and…... more
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