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I’m the scary Teppenpaw
Sun Nov 19, 2017 23:08

Jozua was somewhat dismayed when Lily didn’t even crack a smile. Apparently whatever was upsetting her was pretty awful. She revealed enough to know it was those muggle boys she used to hang out with who were behind her sour mood. Jozua was torn by this information. On the one hand he was furious on Lily’s behalf for whatever falling out had occurred, and it was clearly a very bad falling out if it had ruined her entire holiday.

On the other hand, he’d never liked those boys (not that he’d ever met them, but Lily had seemed to like them - or at least one of them - altogether more than she liked Jozua, and that was plenty of reason to not like the whole lot of them) and he was kind of glad she didn’t like them any more than he did now either.

“Their loss,” he told her. “If they don’t want you around they’re pretty dim.” As a Teppenpaw, Jozua did not make a habit of insulting people. As someone raised by an Aladren, ‘dim’ was just about as vicious an epithet as he could think of. “You’re the best mate,” he used her British term for friend with some clunky American awkwardness, “a guy could ever have,” he told her with no shortage of confidence in his words’ truth. “If they can’t see that, they’re blinder than Nevaeh.” Jozua’s conviction of this was absolute and unwavering and completely oblivious to the idea that the heat in his voice was possibly giving away that he thought of Lily with higher esteem than as a mere friend.

“Some people never understand how lucky they are,” he ground out as he ground the unicorn horn into powder. Those guys better not have hurt Lily any worse than just telling her she wasn’t welcome to hang out with them anymore. If they had . . . well, Jozua knew an awful lot of hexes and curses.

  • That's all I need right now.Lily, Sat Nov 18 13:38
    Good ol’ Jozua. The friend she could always rely on through anything. If Jozua ever abandoned her, it would be the end of the world. Unless he got a girlfriend. Lily remembered how Geoff had begun... more
    • I’m the scary Teppenpaw — Jozua, Sun Nov 19 23:08
      • Consider me impressed.Lily, Fri Nov 24 02:52
        Lily thought she’d known what a good friend was before. A good friend was someone who could play pretend and not laugh at one’s childishness or adamance to fight monsters even at twelve. A best... more
        • Glad to hear itJozua, Sun Nov 26 15:45
          Jozua pulverized his unicorn horn. He was kind of glad they were talking about this in potions, during the part of the lesson where he got to ground something into powder. Ed kissed Lily. That was... more
          • Turning the tables.Lily, Tue Nov 28 17:53
            There was nothing left to crush into powder. Instead, Lily put swept off the remnants of dust on the desk with her hand. "Thanks," she replied to his oath to keep it a secret. It was embarrassing... more
            • Oi, hey now, don’t do that.Jozua, Wed Nov 29 10:08
              Jozua shrugged, trying not to look shifty as Lily questioned his certainty that wizards would like her. “Sure,” he agreed with ready confidence, figuring that was a safe ‘prophecy’ to make. “I Saw it ... more
              • Well, why not?Lily, Thu Nov 30 15:26
                Lily grinned at his teasing and would have punched him in the arm if he hadn't been holding the porcupine quills. She didn't feel insecure about being liked much, but she knew she wouldn't care if... more
                • I don't wanna talk about itJozua, Thu Nov 30 21:14
                  Lily wasn't talking. That was never a good thing. Lily was a talker. If she wasn't talking, it was because she was thinking, and there wasn't anything about what he'd just said that he wanted her... more
                  • Oh. I see.Lily, Fri Dec 1 13:22
                    Lily had not expected Jozua’s answer. She had imagined more adamant denial and maybe admitting he liked someone, not be madly in love. She waited a moment to analyse his tone for sarcasm, but found... more
                    • Disaster AvertedJozua, Fri Dec 1 15:59
                      Lily again was not talking. That always made him nervous even when he hadn't just admitted what he'd just admitted. He hadn't mentioned any names, but how many girls did he really hang out with or... more
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