Sat May 18, 2019 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 longing to kiss someone... Interacting with people you Liked was complicated. Interacting with people who you didn't but who might like you was too, he imagined, but he wasn't really sure he had any experience there.

"I don't know so well the girls at home, so I don't socialise so much with them. Mostly Emilie's friend when she visits. She will peep in on me reading and then giggle and runs away. So, your turn... Explain the girls," he teased, suspecting Tatya, as a sensible, non-giggly girl, would find this behaviour just as odd as he did.

  • ...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
    • Yikes — Dorian, Sat May 18 20:57
      • 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
                • Let's be careful thenDorian, Sat May 18 23:08
                  "Because," Dorian replied, "If cute boys are going to tell you nice things, and then be sitting about in your thoughts, I want to know that they are decent, honorable and kind cute boys. Not just... more
                  • We'll take care of each other always.Tatiana, Sat May 18 23:39
                    Tatiana smiled at Dorian. "Next time, I bring you to party," she said. "You can make sure this before I dance with any boy. And I do this before you dance with any girl."
                    • I'll do my bestDorian, Sun May 19 00:52
                      "Hmm. Unfortunately, it is not so simple. You see, I can ask 'Excuse me, are you a terrible rough boy who will go breaking the hearts of young ladies?' but the dishonest people who do such things,... more
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