Malikhi Hill, Pecari
I am not enjoying myself
Sat Aug 11, 2018 16:04

Malikhi kept his eyes firmly fixed on his paper, his hair falling round his face as he scowled. If he'd have stared hard enough at his paper, there was possibly a chance that it would catch fire. He had very quickly come to the conclusion that he didn't like Ness, as he thought he probably wouldn't. Just because she appeared to know all the answers, didn't mean that she had to be so short and rude about it. It wasn't his fault that he didn't know that triangular buttons existed. How could somebody know that something existed if they had never seen it? He wasn't an all-knowing being.

He hadn't even asked her the question in the first place. It had been directed towards Evelyn. Who, he mentally added, was his Linney. That was why he was placated when she told Ness that it was his nickname for her. Hopefully, she would get the message.

He sucked in a deep breath, deciding to brush aside his issues for the time being and returned to his work. He had a peek over to Evelyn's sheet but hers seemed to make no sense at all. There was hardly anything on there about the appearances of buttons and half of the things on there, he'd never heard of either. He looked back at his own, mostly blank page. Then, an idea occurred to him.

He was wearing a shirt as part of his uniform.

To be precise, he was wearing a button-up shirt.

Suddenly feeling very pleased with himself, he looked down at his shirt and closely examined the buttons and compared the differences between them and his pebble. They didn't look alike but he had a starting point. Feeling better about himself and somewhat happier, he started to bullet point his thoughts.

Hard. Small. Smooth. A button has holes, pebble does not. Button made of plastic, pebble made of... pebble.

He glanced at Ness, momentarily annoyed again as he remembered her tone when she'd answered the question. Still, he supposed that she had, in a way, helped him. He jotted down another point.

Pebbles and buttons can be any shape.

  • And so it begins....Evelyn Stones, Sat Aug 11 15:41
    Evelyn sighed as quietly as she could. She couldn't help sighing, but she could help whether it caused an issue or not. She wasn't even sure what emotion to feel first, although frustration and... more
    • I am not enjoying myself — Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Sat Aug 11 16:04
      • Really? What's not to like?Ness, Sat Aug 11 22:50
        “Oh. Ok,” Ness nodded, with a slight curious hesitation as Evelyn revealed that the nickname was something only Malikhi used. The hesitation was because, like with most things, a bunch of follow up... more
        • I've done it all wrong!Evelyn Stones, Sun Aug 12 01:38
          Upon hearing Ness' thoughts on their task, Evelyn was convinced she'd done it all wrong. She really did care about her relationship with these two, though, so there was no room for lying about it. "I ... more
          • Everybody thinks differently. Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Sun Aug 12 15:33
            Malikhi couldn't help but smile as Evelyn rattled through her thoughts and explanations. Somehow, it was just so Evelyn . She was somehow seeing beyond just the button and delved deeper, into the... more
            • And some are buttholesNess, Mon Aug 13 07:10
              “Different strokes for different folks,” Ness agreed with a cheery smile at Malikhi, “Unless the person’s “perspective” involves denying other people their basic human rights. Then it’s not really a... more
              • GroooossEvelyn Stones, Tue Aug 14 22:39
                Evelyn breathed a sigh of relief and managed to stay relaxed as Ness spoke. Seeing Ness and Malikhi get along fairly well and each be friendly to the other made Evelyn's heart swell, and Ness'... more
                • Uh, Professor? It's a bit wet over here (tag Prof. Skies)Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Tue Aug 14 22:52
                  Malikhi had been eagerly awaiting his turn to try the spell, so much so that he'd hardly paid attention to Evelyn's casting until it was too late. He just caught a glimpse of her pebble changing... more
                  • Right... It's wet, not hilariousNess McLeod, DH Skies, Sat Aug 18 06:32
                    Ness did not think the lesson was going quite so well any more. It had been a lot better when they were all just writing things down because that part was easy. The theory made complete sense... more
                    • It's awful!Evelyn Stones, Sat Aug 18 14:49
                      In that moment, Evelyn might have died. She wished she could, although she wasn't sure that sounded much better. Maybe she just wished to vanish into a poof of smoke that everyone thought was totally ... more
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