Benjamin and Charline Adler
Not exactly sorry to interrupt
Sat Jun 7, 2014 18:22

Charline had ambushed him in the Diner the previous night, a tiny frown forming on her face. She had taken one look at the bird tied to the leg of Benjamin’s chair and reached out to pat her brother sympathetically on the arm. Of course the Draco had been mystified by this interaction. His mouth flew open in surprise and just as he was drawing a breath to respond Charline cut him off. It was only when she started talking about how “concerned” she was about him, muttering the words “unnatural” and “shameful”, that he caught on.

Turns out Charline wasn’t too pleased with Hubert. Apparently, last year she had let it slide thinking he would grow out of it. Now that the duck had returned to RMI for another year she felt the need to help him. Help? Benjamin had openly scoffed. He knew there had been a few odd glances and whispers which his sister didn’t appreciate, she was embarrassed by him. To have this clarified did manage to make the third year blush because he did not want to disappoint his Papa anymore than usual. However, he found her suggest that his love for the pet was a problem which needed fixing insulting.

Not that this prevented him from heading towards the administrative quarters now, with Charline accompanying him for ‘emotional support’. He had never been the dominant one in their relationship and knew that this was not a battle which would be won by him alone. Benjamin’s only hope was the new counselor. Charline obviously thought he was on her side but it was becoming clearer to Benjamin that Charline was also crazy. Surely, the counselor wouldn’t see Hubert as a problem? The duck didn’t hurt anyone and honestly had nothing to do with Benjamin’s preference for animals over people. That was obviously his sister’s fault. Joking aside,he was not her greatest fan at the moment.

Their walk of shame halted outside the counselor's office and Charline smoothed down the skirt of her navy dress. One pale eyebrow raised she glanced at him, “Aren’t you going to flatted down your hair or something?”

Begrudgingly he gave in and swiped a hand through his unruly dark curls. Smile fixed in place Charline raised her fist and a loud knock sounded across the hallway.

“Be cooperative and you might just find this helpful,” she told him with a stern look. Benjamin’s shoulders slumped and he gave a sigh. If Clémence counted as a parent more than half the time, it would be like Benjamin had three of them rather than two and a half.

  • A late mourningCounselor Garen Tennant, Fri Jun 6 22:02
    Anyone who stepped into Garen’s office would swear that they had opened a door to the past. (Anyone, that was, who had been here when he first started and was still at RMI—which really only included... more
    • Not exactly sorry to interrupt — Benjamin and Charline Adler, Sat Jun 7 18:22
      • Not sorry to be interruptedGaren, Mon Jun 23 22:54
        Garen felt like his brain was working in slow motion, and it was a moment before the knock on his door resolved into meaning. He slammed the black folder shut, as though he’d been caught looking at... more
        • Glad to see we agree on something Benjamin and Charline Adler, Tue Jun 24 16:13
          Upon entering the office, Charline could see they had interrupted something. The counselor appeared a little unwell however she did not dwell on this observation for very long. They had business to... more
          • We can find something else to agree onGaren, Thu Jun 26 09:57
            Garen did his best to keep his sigh inaudible when he realized that Charline intended to stand for their entire encounter. The ones who declined a seat were, without fail, problematic. Maybe I should ... more
            • I like your optimism Ben & Charline , Tue Jul 1 14:29
              Charline was dissatisfied by these new arrangements and she sensed that Tennant knew of her reluctance. There was nothing to be gained from making a scene and so she had bowed her head murmured, “... more
              • How am I gonna be an optimist about thisGaren, Thu Jul 3 18:42
                Garen Tennant breathed an internal sigh of relief as Charline exited with minimal resistance. He was dividing and conquering, as it were. Not that he expected particularly productive conversations... more
                • Now I'm not going to be an optimist about this Charline (and some Benjamin), Wed Jul 16 15:17
                  He returned to her with stubble on his chin. The dust from the cookies had settled there, when Charline, wiped them aside the crumbs felt rough against her skin. She chose not to chide him for the... more
                  • Aw, why not?Garen, Sun Jul 20 02:27
                    For the briefest instant, Garen had hoped for a conversation that wasn’t like pulling teeth—that Charline might not return every question with another question, and that they could both feel it was a ... more
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