Feeling left out
Sun Aug 26, 2018 07:52

What Evelyn was saying did not make sense. If someone needed help, why would they not want it? Ok, like, if it was a class assignment and they wanted the satisfaction of working it out themselves, but they weren’t talking about the classwork, they were talking about Evelyn’s feelings. The fact that Evelyn promised to talk about it later made the knut drop though. Even though they’d been keeping their voices down, it would make sense that Evelyn didn’t want to talk in front of Malikhi. He was so obviously awful at dealing with other people’s feelings in a sensitive manner. Evelyn’s argument that Malakhi wasn’t trying to be hurtful did little to soften the Aladren up. The fact that someone wasn’t trying to be a prize butthole did not negate the fact that they were being a prize butthole, and needed to learn to be a better human being. Still, Ness obediently (though with something of a sigh and some raised eyebrows) made the motion that lips were being zipped and then turned back to work.

Another attempt on the pebbutton yielded no further results. In fact, calling it a pebbutton - whilst fun to say inside one’s head - was probably not very accurate because it was definitely still very much only the pebble side of that equation. Evelyn was still bent over her paper, and Ness couldn’t care less what Malakhi was doing so long as he was keeping to himself. A quick side glance seemed to reveal that to be the case, and Ness felt satisfied that at least he had been given the brush off too, given that he deserved it far more.

Ness looked up, finding Evelyn was getting her wand back out. Which was… good. It was. It was excellent. But why was she laughing and joking with Malakhi, and not saying anything more to Ness?

“You guys are… gonna get brownies at lunch?” Ness ventured. That hadn’t been exactly what they had said, but the Aladren was unsure how else to join the conversation, to try to be part of whatever was going on here. “Though I guess we should eat something other than cake today,” Ness grinned at Evelyn, adding for Malikhi’s benefit, “My brother made a cake for his girlfriend’s birthday, so that was what we ate for breakfast.”

  • I best give you a cushion if you're going to facedesk.Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Wed Aug 22 19:00
    Malikhi was still quietly bristling to himself about Ness. He had his doubts that the pair would build a friendship like he had with Evelyn and he wasn't entirely sure that he wanted to. She didn't... more
    • Feeling left out — Ness, Sun Aug 26 07:52
      • Never you!Evelyn Stones, Sun Aug 26 15:59
        Evelyn turned when Ness spoke, and her face was full of a smile. She hadn't expected Ness to be interested in anything that involved Malikhi and was hesitant to push her friend to spend more time... more
        • Do I have to?Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Sun Aug 26 19:21
          Malikhi's mood seemed to be able to do nothing but go up and down today and at hearing Evelyn invite Ness to join them for lunch made it plummet back down and sour again. They'd spent time together... more
          • Yes, play nicelyNess, Tue Aug 28 19:52
            Phew. They weren't trying to exclude Ness. The first year remembered times in elementary school when people had loudly and pointedly made plans without asking Ness to be a part of it. 'Yay, so it... more
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