Evelyn Stones
Sat Sep 1, 2018 03:49

Evelyn was glad she wasn't looking directly at Malikhi. Her mom had told her a similar story growing up, except in those versions, the princess always learned to sPerhaps it was harsh to compare her father to a dragon, but it felt like it sometimes and it fit the fairytale narrative.

There was something else though that Malikhi had said that made her react before she really had time to consider it.

"You're not stupid," she said firmly. The word made her ears ring. Two little syllables with so much power and so much force and she hated it. It was a terrible word. "You're not stupid."

What would Malikhi think if she told him she was going to stay with Ness over Christmas? That she was letting someone else save her? Or that she was saving herself? Did she owe him an explanation either way?

"Kai, I can't stay at home," she said quietly, stiffening enough that it was clear she didn't want to look him in the face right now. "It's not... it isn't a good place right now but we aren't sure what I'm going to do. I won't be at home over Christmas break because..." Because what? "I don't want to be trapped in a tower. Does that make sense?"

  • I'm never wrong!Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Fri Aug 31 16:32
    Malikhi found that he could lie cuddling Evelyn for hours. All the tension he'd been feeling in his entire body seemed to be slowly melting away. She smelled like flowers and it was sweet and... more
    • Ehhhhh — Evelyn Stones, Sat Sep 1 03:49
      • What d'ya mean 'ehhhhh'?Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Sun Sep 2 13:41
        Malikhi's chest swelled with warmth when Evelyn told him that he wasn't stupid. She'd said with such force that he had to believe that it was true - though he did know that there was no way he'd be... more
        • Just exactly that.Evelyn Stones, Sun Sep 2 15:21
          Evelyn was surprised by the rush of emotions that went through her in rapid succession. She was pretty sure she hated being twelve then. At first, she was mad. Why was Malikhi making this about him?... more
          • You don't make any sense. Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Sun Sep 2 15:51
            Malikhi was surprised when he felt Evelyn's hand on his shoulder and uncurled himself and looked at her, searching her face. His feelings of being left out melted away when he saw her crying,... more
            • Rude!Evelyn Stones, Sun Sep 2 19:03
              Evelyn managed a smile and a chuckle, grateful that Malikhi's sleeve had saved her the trouble of wiping her tear-covered face on her wrist. "Thank you," she whispered. "I'm glad I know I can talk to ... more
              • But true...Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Sun Sep 2 19:31
                Malikhi shifted so that he was sitting next to Evelyn again and pulled his knees up to his chest and rested his chin on them, his arms wrapped around himself. He thought for a short while about what... more
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