Mary Brooding
A tidbit here and there.
Mon Aug 6, 2018 22:48

A blush rose through Mary's neck and cheeks but she dipped her head to hide it as much as she could. When she looked up, she'd managed a smirk. "Yes, of course," she replied.

She hummed something wicked this way comes as she watched Tabitha grab a cookie, whiskey, and then take a seat. "Definitely," she cheered, accepting one of the glasses. She threw back a mouthful of whiskey in one big gulp and then held her glass out for more. If she was going to have a conversation, she'd better be ready to lighten up.

"I've been meaning to talk to you," Mary started, feeling awkward but managing a more neutral expression. "I felt like things sort of ended weird between us the other day, although I truly did have a lovely time. I wanted to thank you for giving me some room to breathe and some time to think. Friendship is my priority but I want to be open with you when I say I am interested in seeing what else may happen down the road."

She cocked her head at Tabitha, watching her face for signs of shock or anger or fear or any other sign that she'd horribly misread some cues. "Probably a while down the road, but still. I also want you to know that I tend to be a private person, and keep my affairs thusly. If I am...more formal around you in public, that's why."

Her blush rose again, but this time it was from nerves as she watched Tabitha with a steady gaze and hoped desperately that the woman didn't think she was mad. She really really needed time, and wasn't ready to dive into anything yet, but didn't want to seal any doors preemptively. Particularly not such lovely doors as this might be.

"Does that make sense?"

  • Oh, I can't wait to find out.Tabitha Hawthorne, Mon Aug 6 22:21
    Tabitha couldn't help but raise an eyebrow as she watched Mary's magic at work, tidying and putting everything away. She didn't know whether to be amused or shocked that the lovely Mary Brooding had... more
    • A tidbit here and there. — Mary Brooding, Mon Aug 6 22:48
      • You're a total tease.Tabitha Hawthorne, Tue Aug 7 12:25
        Tabitha raised an eyebrow at how quickly Mary had downed her glass of whiskey and was holding her tumbler out for more. The Defence teacher hesitated a moment, wondering if she'd unleashed some kind... more
        • I'm a total mess!Mary Brooding, Tue Aug 7 16:13
          Mary managed a weak smile, but couldn't quite look at her friend. She let the woman's words hang in the air and didn't answer for a moment. Having read parts of Tabitha's journals and spoken with her ... more
          • It appears that so am I.Tabitha Hawthorne, Tue Aug 7 16:56
            Tabitha did not understand what had just happened. Mentally, she reviewed everything she'd just said, trying to work out if she'd said something offensive. When she couldn't find anything, a look of... more
            • It's not you, it's me.Mary Brooding, Tue Aug 7 20:14
              Mary closed her eyes as soon as Tabitha was out of range to see her expression and she flinched as the door slammed shut. When she opened her eyes again, her knuckles were white around the tumbler--... more
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