You succeed very often
Sat May 18, 2019 22:13

"On the table," Selina smiled, indicating a low coffee table in front of the sofa where they could sit. She summoned a bag of chips from one of the cupboards, feeling that she should contribute something, and figuring that Mary had most other bases covered. "Let me know if you want anything else," she offered, taking a seat and indicating that her colleague should do the same.

"So far, so good," she agreed about the concert, although pointedly crossed her fingers and touched the wood in front of her.

"Happy," she decided, "Let's focus on out of work things," she added. Because talking about students felt like it was constantly treading the line of confidentiality, and because it usually led to more complicated answers, "I'm going off campus next weekend to see Krissy and the baby," she smiled, "It's a lot easier to balance being a good grandmother with this job than it was being a good parent."

  • I try to be. Mary Brooding, Sat May 18 00:37
    Mary smiled and took Selina's invitation, stepping into her room and breathing in the soft scent of a very cozy professor. Her rooms were nice, which made it all that much lovelier. "Where do you... more
    • You succeed very often — Selina, Sat May 18 22:13
      • Oh, that's so nice of you to say!Mary Brooding, Sun May 19 01:12
        Mary nodded her thanks and did as she was told, taking a seat. She chuckled a little at Selina's display of nerves, a rare insight into the steadfast woman's private concerns. "I was going to ask... more
        • And nice of you to doSelina, Sun May 19 01:36
          "They're doing very well," Selina smiled. She checked off a couple of recent milestones, along with more anecdotal evidence of how well the pair were doing. "Yes" she agreed, when Mary mentioned... more
          • We are both so nice. It's lovely. Mary Brooding, Sun May 19 01:55
            Mary squeed appropriately in all the right places and was all around a perfect audience for hearing about baby things. It made her happy and she was all smiles, nibbling on a cookie as she listened.... more
            • Go usSelina, Sun May 19 03:14
              "So do I," Selina answered, when Mary stated the hope that Andrew James was happy, "Complicated question, I think. But I believe that things are moving forward for Cleo. It's nice if that makes the... more
              • Team Awesome-Lady-ProfessorsMary, Sun May 19 15:32
                Mary couldn't have been happier to hear Selina's answer. It was a bit unnerving to think of the "customer is always right," or "parent is always right," sort of mindset that some seemed to have, and... more
                • Whoop whoopSelina, Sun May 19 19:40
                  "Well, that's the most important thing," Selina smiled, when Mary reported that Dorian's mother adored him. "And sadly something you can't always take for granted. And Cleo has that on her side too.... more
                  • And so we party.Mary Brooding, Sun May 19 22:14
                    Mary nodded emphatically, knowing full well that Andrew James wasn't the only person who didn't necessarily know what was best for their child. A certain Teppenpaw who deserved to bring home a... more
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