Evelyn Stones
Never you!
Sun Aug 26, 2018 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 around the Pecari than was comfortable. However, it seemed that perhaps Ness wasn't so eager to draw a line between them.

"Yes!" Evelyn said, sitting up straighter and relaxing tremendously. "Yes, you should join us! We can eat vegetables probably, too, but yes! What do you say we grab brownies and whatever else for lunch and eat outside today?"

She thought for a moment to invite Ness to join them at the Pecari table, but doubted that that would come off as exactly welcoming. Getting the three of them together though, would be much better.

"I guess it probably won't be too rainy here if the weather is enchanted and we're in Arizona, but I'm so used to the Oregon weather that it seems a waste not to enjoy the last few days of remaining good weather! Old habits die hard I guess." She looked from Ness to Malikhi and smiled at them each, feeling warm. "I can't imagine anyone else I'd rather sit with than the two of you," she said.

It felt good to have friends. It felt...odd. She was pretty sure they were also supposed to like each other, but whatever. This would work, too. They'd probably grow to like each other, right? Probably.

"I bet there'll be more of those cheese sandwiches," she said to Ness, remembering their rather large stack of sandwiches at orientation. "And brownies," she nodded to Malikhi.

At least now the rest of a day that was sure to kill her wouldn't be so bad. Sitting through classes she was practically doomed to fail was less terrible if she got to eat lunch with her best friends part way through it.

  • Feeling left outNess, Sun Aug 26 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,... more
    • Never you! — Evelyn Stones, Sun Aug 26 15:59
      • 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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