Laila Kennedy
Bashful stroll
Sun Nov 6, 2016 10:52

It had been a long time, really, since Laila had thought about Jax Donovan like that. Sure he had been the subject of her main crush a couple times at Sonoras but that had soon made way for what was, in her opinion, a more adult crushe on Scottie Tucker which had turned into dating the sweet boy for two summers. And when she had returned to Sonora that year, certain her crushes of old were gone she had seen Jax sitting on that wagon as pretty as he pleased and she had been a goner once more.

Until she had seen Jax and Joella disappearing behind a tapestry just before lunch one day. It could have been an innocent meeting and Laila wasn't one to jump to assumptions, but the facts remained that in Bad Moon Rising anytime someone wanted to go off and have 'alone time' with each other, they liked to do it behind things like tapestries or in stairwells or other dark corners of a castle. The dungeons of Kern's castle was a particular favorite location for some reason or another.

Jax had agreed to go to the ball with Laila the previous year and dismissed her suggestions of attending together as just friends, insisting for whatever reason that it was okay to call it a date. And so when Laila saw those two sets of feet disappearing behind the tapestry in front of Cascade Hall, she felt her heart sink. And suddenly, she wasn't so hungry for lunch anymore. She turned, trying to keep herself from crying and as such, not really looking where she was going.

Eyes brimming with tears she refused to let fall, she felt as though she were just about ready to hold them back when someone bumped into her and they came spilling out. The embarrassed voice and concern over her well being caused her to blush that she had been caught crying even though it was really just a couple tears that gravity had shaken loose.

"Yeah, I'm fine," she said in a small voice, looking up at Dustin Newell who was the first boy at Sonora she'd had a proper crush on. The world, it seemed hated her. Mother was right and God was punishing her for whatever pagan ritual she had performed last. It was the only reason why today of all days would suck so much. Maybe she would renounce magic and go home and become a nun. It would make Dustin un-see her crying and it wouldn't make Jax fall out of love with Joella but at least she would never have to face them again.

  • Grump strollDustin Newell, Sun Nov 6 03:24
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    • Laila nodded. It seemed that she had inadvertently stumbled across the very subject that she had earlier resolved not to ask him about and so didn't press for more details. "Resilience is a trait to... more
      • I must be the eight one: forgetful.Dustin, Sun Nov 6 18:12
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        • There are only seven dwarves though?Laila, Sun Nov 6 18:52
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    • Bashful stroll — Laila Kennedy, Sun Nov 6 10:52
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          • I guess I could sneeze if you want?Dustin, Sun Nov 6 15:31
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            • Sounds good, I already feel like a dope.Laila, Sun Nov 6 16:12
              Laila giggled a little as Dustin played up his maleness, already starting to feel a little better. "Thanks," she replied. "I really appreciate that, I kind of don't want to think about it right now... more
              • Why don't we try happy?Dustin, Sun Nov 6 16:23
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                • Laila nodded. That sounded really nice--she didn't want to go back to Cascade Hall just yet and she didn't really know where else to go, but walking around with Dustin sounded like a welcome... more
                  • I think we've run out of dwarves.Dustin, Sun Nov 6 16:45
                    Hs smile multiplied. Dustin prided himself on his etiquette and upbringing, and the quickest way to his heart good side was to compliment him in that regard. But the smile faltered slightly when she... more
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