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Makenzie Newell
Wandering between [Tobi]
Tue Feb 21, 2017 00:56
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Though not necessarily consciously, Makenzie dressed a little extra nice for the fair. Her dress was far less than a ball gown, of course, and she could hardly wear heels on the Quidditch pitch without fear of hurting herself, messing up the grass, or all of the above. Instead, she wore a summery white dress with a peach floral pattern and peach sandals. She didn’t often wear earrings, but she chose today to. And her hair was gently curled and pushed back, a delicate swoop of bangs supported by a shiny silver hair clip.

The Crotalus was planning to split her time between her two favorite people: Araceli, her best friend; and Tobi, her… well, it was complicated. There was something there this year, something she had never seen or imagined before. She just… didn’t know what to do about it, or if Tobi felt the something she did and would do something. Makenzie honestly felt a bit overwhelmed by all the feeling she was doing lately. This year had been very different than any before.

She couldn’t help but note that last year, while she’d been at the midsummer event, her homelife had been falling apart. She didn’t want to think about it - she wanted to have a fun night - but the thought refused to be shaken completely from her mind. It was a quiet whisper that said maybe things were never going to be okay again, and maybe they weren’t meant to be. Makenzie didn’t want to believe that, but it was so hard to feel hopeful when her parents’ marriage had deteriorated so rapidly. She had always thought they were perfect. An ideal representation of the society couple. But she had been wrong.

It was a bit easier to not think about it when she wasn’t alone, so she was grateful for the company currently Tobi provided. Makenzie was pleased to find that their turn away from their fair both coincided, and so currently, they simply strolled between booths. She didn’t initiate anything immediately, although she would not pull her hand away from his if they happened to brush or, more optimistically, he reached for it. She knew hand-holding wasn’t intrinsically romantic, but just the thought of it brought a flush to her cheeks. His presence was a warmth and a fluttering she had never known before.

“Hey, Tobi?” she said, obviously nervous. “I, um, I’m really glad we’re….” Makenzie hesitated around the word friends, afraid of establishing it as the maximum level when she was fairly certain that she wanted more than that. “You know. That we’ve spent time together this year. I wish we would’ve started doing it earlier,” she added with a weak laugh that faded quickly, returning her tone to exposed honesty. “It’s really meant a lot to me.”

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        • Befuddled babbling Clark , Wed Mar 1 09:39
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    • Wandering between [Tobi] — Makenzie Newell, Tue Feb 21 00:56
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          • ...Someone else will tell you when you're older.Simon Mordue, Tue Feb 28 12:11
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              • When you're thirty, maybe.Simon, Tue Feb 28 22:23
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      • Here we go!Joe Umland, Tue Feb 14 13:39
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          • But talking is fun!Joe Umland, Tue Feb 28 12:46
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      • Care to dance?Lily Spencer, Sun Feb 12 08:13
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