Now I shall sulk.
Sat Nov 24, 2018 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 it, stroking the beads around her neck in semi-apology, and to assure herself the strand wasn’t damaged. “Grishka, Alyosha, cousins - they do what they want. They are boys. They do not embarrass Mamas. Mama wishes girls were all Anyas and Katyas - not Tatianas.”

She stopped abruptly, realizing she had just said that out loud and regretting it instantly. She slid the pendant back and forth anxiously, light catching tiny diamonds in the setting of one of her rings. “Now we are big - always ‘what people think, Tatiana’,” she said, returning to her original theme. “Even Papa sayed that in summer. Says I get too big to run around so much. You’re lucky you are boy.”

  • 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
      • 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
        • If anyone can, you're a good candidate.Tatiana, Sat Nov 24 21:28
          Tatiana considered Dorian’s point. “Probably you right,” she admitted with a sigh. “All is bad, no? We should have - chto eto? Land with water all circle - “ she wheeled her hand around in a circle,... more
          • You're not so bad yourselfDorian, Sat Nov 24 21:46
            "Island," Dorian replied. "Yes please," he said quietly, almost pleadingly. His abstract picture of the future had been... him and Jehan in the centre, but his friends had always been there, in the... more
            • Spasibo :)Tatiana, Sat Nov 24 22:40
              Island . Tatiana noted the new word. It was a good word. “Hǎorén hé​​ tùzǐ,” she agreed, stroking his hair affectionately and understanding his description of who would be... more
              • De rienDorian, Sat Nov 24 22:54
                OOC - although Tatya's reply was written with the correct tones, permission was obtained to suggest she messed them up. IC "Concentrate on your tones, Tanushka. Good people do not drink bunnies,"... more
                • Warning: I'm attempting philosophy.Tatiana, Sun Nov 25 18:33
                  Tatiana couldn’t help giggling when her tones were corrected. “That word - always I do it bad,” she sighed. “Is very stupid,” said Tatiana slowly, thinking. “Why - why they say, must be one, must be... more
                  • *stands back*Dorian, Sun Nov 25 18:50
                    "Please don't change," Dorian replied, squeezing his sister tightly, "Do not change you, and do not change this opinion."
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