Evelyn Stones
I probably need it.
Fri Aug 10, 2018 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 whether her father would actually want her there was another story.

She voiced this difference to Ness and added her own feelings on the matter: "Honestly, I'm a bit homesick because I miss the Oregon coast... but I don't miss being at home. I wouldn't want to impose on your family but going anywhere but my own house sounds amazing."

Evelyn let out a breath she hadn't realized she'd been holding. It felt good to admit how little she enjoyed being at home. Spending time with her mother was nice, but things certainly weren't getting any easier on that front either. The only reason her father even put up with her mom's lack of magic was because of her family background; he hadn't expected his new father-in-law to play such a little role in his squib daughter's life.

Putting these thoughts aside, Evelyn smiled gratefully. "It means a lot that you'd even offer, honestly," she told Ness. She hoped her voice carried all the meaning she meant it to, although she doubted that was possible. "Does everybody have to go home for the holidays? I think spending Christmas in here might be the best thing ever," she laughed, gesturing at the library and rows of books around them. She was sure Ness understood the draw.

  • We rescue professionally Ness, Fri Aug 10 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... more
    • I probably need it. — Evelyn Stones, Fri Aug 10 17:09
      • 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
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              • 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
                    • Much better.Evelyn Stones, Sun Aug 19 12:48
                      The grown ups would work it out? Evelyn didn't have a lot of life experience to prove that grown ups could ever work anything out, but she didn't really have any experience to prove she could work it ... more
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