Let's hope everyone feels positive about glitter
Thu Sep 21, 2017 23:19

“I’m sure,” Dorian nodded, when she asked if Jehan would help her too. He thought that the Club of Tongues might take a different direction than his and Jehan’s previous plans to read poetry together because he was starting to feel that Tatiana’s English was a little behind his own, and he wasn’t sure how she’d feel about diving into verse. Though who knew… She might like the challenge. Either way, Jehan seemed kind and not inclined to refuse his help, especially if he got interesting company and knowledge in exchange, and if it meant the two of them had to make separate time for each other and poetry, he didn’t exactly see spending more time with Jehan as a problem.
“Yes, this will be very nice,” he nodded, when she talked about them having a club. “I wonder how many languages are speaked in the school? There are quite some French students… Chinese,” he mused, counting himself. He had observed the handful of other Asian students but he didn’t know which, if any, other language they spoke. They might have all been American Asians without any other languages for all he knew. Although he didn’t really know whether Tatiana’s suggestion was for a fully fledged club, vs just nick-naming the three of them. He knew which one he preferred, although he was curious about the question of the languages there were in the school. “Though maybe we just start with us three, and three language, so that our brains are not exploding. Some days, I feel I have a headache from just… so much English. So much thinking about everything that is said?” his voice rose into a question, seeking out whether she experienced the same thing.

He nodded vaguely to her explanation that it was a shape within a shape. It was one way of looking at it. He wasn’t sure what door-nuts were. Without context, he guessed she’d seen a door with some nice engraving. Or maybe a door handle, and she just didn’t know the word.

After his disastrous attempt, Tatiana finally brought the topic around to the erumpent in the room. Honestly, he’d been expecting it to be her first question. Although he figured why he had them was sort of obvious, why he had them in Transfiguration was more the point.

“Balloons,” he offered, when she asked for the English name. “My brother sent them, for my birthday,” he added, through somewhat gritted teeth. The additional annoying level to all of this being that, without further explanation, people were going to tell him what a thoughtful and considerate brother he had. “He has them enchanted that they follow me. I think he knows that will be annoying,” he explained, deciding that ‘annoyed’ was a reasonable feeling to express - and at least, somewhat accurate - even though ‘fearful’ or ‘anxious’ were the more predominant emotions elicited by the balloons.

  • Good thing it doesn't seem to be, then.Tatiana, Wed Sep 20 20:47
    Tatiana had never managed to get the hang of French even with true teachers, but her eyes lit up at the idea of a language exchange with Dorian and Jehan just the same. That would, she reasoned, be... more
    • Let's hope everyone feels positive about glitter — Dorian, Thu Sep 21 23:19
      • How could they not?Tatiana, Fri Sep 22 11:24
        Tatiana nodded in sympathy when Dorian mentioned that all the English gave him a headache sometimes. “Me, too,” said Tatiana. “Not as bad as first – then it sounds like many chickens!” she laughed,... more
        • It does go everywhere...Dorian, Sat Sep 30 00:43
          “Yes!” he laughed, when Tatiana compared the simultaneous cacophony of English speakers to chickens. “It is so much when many people speak it at one time. At home, maybe two people at one time, and... more
          • Tatiana nodded to the description of Jehan. “Yes,” she agreed. “He seems so.” If Tatiana understood the rest of Dorian’s speech properly, he was saying that at his home, they switched languages all... more
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