The front two rows will get wet
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:37

“Merlin, is that doorway big enough to fit your ego through?” Ingrid countered, when Louis said he’d looked good, and that she knew it. The comeback was only slightly undermined by the fact that she had blushed furiously at his comment, and that her eyes flicked up and down his body as he took his jacket off, with what could have definitely been described as an appreciative look. Attraction, chemistry, romance… They were all still slightly new to her (and, in fact, the last one remained relatively unexplored and mysterious). She barely had a handle on being attracted to other people, much less knowing how it showed and doing anything to disguise it. Much less, any practise at resisting the temptation it presented, or being cold, hard and logical in the face of a racing pulse.

He took his place next to her at the shooting gallery, and she felt her other senses being drawn in. Louis was a well-groomed guy, and he smelt as good as he looked.

“Three, two, one, go!” she recited steadily, refocussing her attention on the task at hand.

“Aguamenti!” she cast, a firm jet of water shooting from her wand. She directed it at one of the targets. The jet of water ploughed into it steadily, sending a scattering of droplets splashing back. It wasn’t enough to soak them, or to make their clothes cling, but a fine spray glistened on Ingrid’s tanned skin. The first target went down, and she moved onto the second, felling that with as much ease. As she moved towards the middle, however, she found that she was jostling with a certain someone for the best position.

“Move over,” she complained, although her tone was still more playful than anything else, barging Louis with her hips, and leaning across him to get better access to the target.

  • Well I'm not letting you off this timeLouis Valois, Sat Dec 9 10:11
    Louis was in a good mood that morning. He’d received his fortnightly summary of his business, and all seemed to be going well. There were a few important decisions to be made, but those could wait... more
    • The front two rows will get wet — Ingrid, Wed Dec 13 10:37
      • I wasn't aware we had an audience...Louis, Wed Dec 20 13:17
        Louis noted with amusement that, despite her efforts at keeping up the banter, he had still managed to make Ingrid blush. He knew he looked good, and it was nice to have recognition of that in some,... more
        • Probably best if we don'tIngrid, Thu Jan 4 08:45
          Ingrid’s dogwood wand was responding well to the challenge. It had a strong sense of fun, and responded best when its owner was enjoying herself. And she couldn’t deny that she was - besides anything ... more
          • Louis smirked at Ingrid as she accused him of deliberately spraying water on them. “I don’t know what you mean,” he protested, although allowing amusement and a hint of challenge to seep into his... more
            • That you amuse meIngrid, Thu Jan 4 17:42
              “I didn’t come here to study,” Ingrid pointed out. Although she hadn’t exactly had this scenario in mind when she entered the room... It felt like all her senses were heightened… She couldn’t help... more
              • I do more than that, I'll betLouis, Fri Jan 5 12:35
                Louis couldn’t help thinking that it was a good thing Ingrid hadn’t intended to study, as he doubted their professors would approve of this as revision. But he quickly thrust that thought from his... more
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