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Dorian
I don't. I definitely don't. I prefer snuggling.
Thu May 10, 2018 07:47
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Dorian smiled as Tatya gave her own nose a stern talking to. She made him smile a lot, in a way that was completely different to the way that Jehan did…

They started their waltz and she managed to keep pace with the steps he was calling, albeit a little haltingly.

“Otlichno,” he praised her with a smile. “How do we say to do skating in Russian?” he added. Admittedly, he probably wouldn’t use that word more than once a year, and it was thus unlikely to stay in his head, but he was always curious to pick up new pieces of vocabulary, and to see what new ideas he could make by mixing them together with his existing words. Sometimes he was frustrated by his inability to communicate well, but sometimes, when he combined words in a way he hadn’t thought to before, he was surprised by the complexity of what he had created. Today we skate, tomorrow are ill. Skating is correct because it is Christmas. We can skate because we are not American but Americans cannot skate. Admittedly, they were not the most elegant sentences, but he was sure he could put those all together, and they were meaningful enough. Although speaking of Americans who could not skate…

“Salut, Ruby,” he smiled, breaking away from Tatya. “I’m glad you could make it,” he added, the sentence sounding a little too oddly perfect and a touch rehearsed, due to the fact that it was. There were some phrases he had had simply drilled into him, mostly those to do with manners. But he meant it no less sincerely in spite of this.
He allowed her to answer Tatya, but judging by the fact she had her boots on but was sitting firmly on the bench she wanted to skate but was unsure how, and he was already gliding across, stepping off the ice and walking over to her.

“I can help you,” he offered, holding out his hands and then suddenly realising that Ruby was a girl. And not one he was related to. And not one who was… Tatya. He had never really showed any form of physical affection for Ruby - not that this was affectionate hand holding, it was just intended to be helpful but he wasn’t sure how she would feel about that. He half withdrew his hands - not to the extent that they were no longer on offer, she was still clearly welcome to take them if she so desired, but they were no longer quite so… assuming. “Unless you prefer that Tatya does?” he suggested.

  • I like to live dangerously Tatiana , Sun May 6 22:00
    Tatiana recognized her friend’s tone, but was amused by the words anyway, and crossed her eyes to look at her nose. “You hear?” she asked it. “No falling. Dorya does not allow it,” she teased,... more
    • I don't. I definitely don't. I prefer snuggling. — Dorian, Thu May 10 07:47
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