Malikhi Hill, Pecari
Do I have to?
Sun Aug 26, 2018 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 that morning, eating Ness's brother's cake. When was he going to spend time with Evelyn on her own without some know-it-all sticking her beak in?

Then, instead of being angry, he then felt rather depressed. He knew that he wasn't normally like this. Malikhi wasn't a boy who disliked people. He much preferred to laugh and smile and joke around. It seemed, though, that Ness wasn't that kind of person. All he seemed to have been able to do is irritate her and he didn't know what else to do. People liked him. Or at least, he thought they had always liked him because he was an eternally cheerful person. He made people laugh, that's what he'd always done. His mother, his father, his friends back in England. Now, he was confronted with someone who didn't fit the pattern and he was very confused. Maybe people had simply put up with him.

He managed a small smile when Evelyn looked back at him, telling him that she couldn't imagine anyone she'd rather be with than him and Ness but he found little comfort in the words, filled with self-doubt. Maybe it would be better if he wasn't so... exuberant. If he wasn't so loud and exciteable and instead, toned it down. Clearly, it seemed Evelyn preferred somebody quieter than him, like Ness, as she had spent lots more time with her than with him. Maybe he was too much.

"Outside sounds good," he murmured quietly before falling quiet again. He really didn't know what else to say.

  • 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
      • 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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