Possibly we can tap-dance around that...
Sat May 18, 2019 09:27

Flirtation was a word expressed by a roughly similar word in Russian, but it was not a concept with which Tatiana was very familiar, especially as it related to herself. Mama said disapprovingly sometimes that Sonia was too nice to boys and that it might make them think she was flirting, but her concerns about Tatiana were that Tatiana was too childish and talkative and would give a bad impression. She stared blankly at the idea of anyone flirting with her.

"Ya ne znayu," she said with a shrug when Dorian said something she could actually respond to - I don't know. "I know not people at home now. Mama says talk about what others talk about, so we talk Rodzhestvo. U menya est busy." I have a necklace. "I say I get it for Rodzhestvo, then boy says stupid." She shrugged again. "Is stupid," she repeated vaguely. "And why I think on this now?"

  • So long as this isn't about meDorian, Fri May 17 22:08
    Dorian's eyebrows shot up at Tatya's comments, revealing that what she had said was clearly of Some Significance. His immediate instinct when she said it was stupid was to assure her that it was not, ... more
    • Possibly we can tap-dance around that... — Tatiana, Sat May 18 09:27
      • PhewDorian, Sat May 18 09:42
        "I don't know," Dorian shrugged, when Tatya asked why she was thinking about this boy now. "You were looking in your jewellery box and it reminds you?" he suggested.
        • ...though the day is young.Tatiana, Sat May 18 09:47
          Tatiana shook her head. "No," she said. "No jewelry box. Bah. Is stupid." She looked at her friend curiously. "So. It is only boys who talk so? Girls do not say such stupid to you?" Dorian clearly... more
          • YikesDorian, Sat May 18 20:57
            "Mama sometimes tells to Emilie that she flirts too much, so girls can. But... I am not really sure how it is. I am not sure the difference between flirt and being friendly." Or between flirting and... more
            • Tatiana listened intently to the wisdom Dorian was doling out, nodding at the mention of Emilie. Emilie was like Sonia, then. But how was that? Did Emilie and Sonia say the same stupid things as the... more
              • Accidents can hurtDorian, Sat May 18 22:06
                "My reading is funny, I assume," he shrugged answering his own question, "I am the funny one. The odd, gone away one. Such a curiosity. Her brother, he is nice though. "I think that is normal," he... more
                • Let's try to avoid them then.Tatiana, Sat May 18 22:42
                  "I go away too if stupid girl giggles at me," said Tatiana quickly, not liking Dorian to call himself 'odd.' She knew that word, more or less, and after what she had found out over the summer, she... more
                  • I would like thatDorian, Sat May 18 22:52
                    "Ah. Yes, Katerina mentions it," Dorian confirmed. He did not know the specific word Tatya had used but he recognised the version of her sister's name. He had forgotten that it hadn't been Tatiana... more
                    • Likewise.Tatiana, Sat May 18 23:04
                      "Both!" said Tatiana with a laugh when asked if she would like to be a jeweler or just wear jewelry. "I go to world, see all, get good jewels, make them pretty - but to sell, maybe that not good... more
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