Fri Nov 23, 2018 21:18

"Aw, Tanushka," he put a comforting arm around her. He wondered at Katerina's strange behaviour. What books she might deem it necessary to hide from her sister. He was not aware of her reading beyond the things that he loaned or recommended, though he assumed that she read more widely.

"Do you think... maybe she borrows books from Lyssa?" he asked, the idea occurring to him. Those were the only things he could think of that might be deemed contraband enough to warrant hiding. But he wanted to raise the subject in such a way that did not get either girl in trouble. Did not portray Lyssa and her books as inherently bad, because he did not want to put that idea across or encourage Tatya to think that way. If she didn't already. What Tatya thought of people who snuck around reading Muggle books was obviously an important subject for other reasons... Feeling a little guilty at using Katerina in this way, he nonetheless probed a little further. "And she thinks maybe you will disapprove. And... will you?" he asked tentatively.

  • Not yet....Tatiana, Fri Nov 23 21:09
    Tatiana shrugged, thinking she should be more reassured by Dorian’s estimation of Katya than she was. “Katya not so with me now,” said Tatiana. She paused for another moment, then added, “Katya acts... more
    • Phew — Dorian, Fri Nov 23 21:18
      • Tatiana allowed her head to drop onto Dorian’s shoulder when he put an arm around her, comforted by physical contact and the particularly affectionate variation on her name. She sat back up, however, ... more
        • It's one of your best features sometimesDorian, Fri Nov 23 22:14
          "Not bad books. Lyssa seems a good person," he had no idea really, but she was a Teppenpaw and he doubted that she was doing anything nasty, nor did he want to get her in trouble over nothing. "But... more
          • Aww, spasi...wait.Tatiana, Fri Nov 23 22:51
            “Hm,” said Tatiana, thinking through the idea Dorian explained. “Mozhet byt’…po pochemu chto? Why Katya would want to read Magl book?” she asked, more or less rhetorically, openly puzzled by this... more
            • What? *blinks innocently*Dorian, Fri Nov 23 23:14
              Dorian shrugged. He could think of several reasons why Katerina might wish to read Magly books. Firstly, not to offend Lyssa, whom she had to live with. And secondly because they could be... more
              • “She talk to you,” pointed out Tatiana when assured that Katya didn’t talk to boys. “You not listen to glyupaya professor, decide to be girl now, eh, Dorya?” she teased. “Bad idea. You’d not like.”... more
                • Let's hope soDorian, Sat Nov 24 19:47
                  Katerina talked to him. Dorian was about to hastily point out that he didn't count - after all, the idea of him being some kind of secret object of affection to anyone, let alone Katerina, seemed... more
                  • Now I shall sulk.Tatiana, Sat Nov 24 20:02
                    “Everyone always say - be good girl, Tanya. Sit, Tanya. Be not loud, Tanya. Walk slow, Tanya. Sew thing, Tanya. Why not like Anya, Tanya?” Tatiana twisted her pendant a little too hard, then released ... more
                    • Can I make that better?Dorian, Sat Nov 24 20:11
                      Dorian was torn. His heart still hurt from what Tatya had said to him. It had felt like she was making fun, like she would never understand... But everything she was saying made it sound like she... more
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