Simon Mordue
I'd say it's you two.
Sat Dec 1, 2018 21:01
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If he ever had a girlfriend, Simon through grumpily, he would tell her not to make so much noise in public. Or rather, would not acquire one tasteless enough to do so in the first place.

Montoir and Vorontsov confused him. Montoir was a suck-up, the charming little teacher’s pet, who hung back at the end of class and whose English was so close to right. Vorontsov, on the other hand, appeared to have two moods, so far as Simon could tell: looking the very stereotype of a grim Russian, always looking as though they all bored her, or else being loud, as she was right now. Not exactly a likely couple, to his way of thinking, but there was no doubt in his mind that they were one – how often did the whole of the school really need to see egregious public displays of affection? Simon shuddered to think what they’d be like by the time they were in fifth year; he didn’t think he’d even really thought much about girls in third year.

He also didn’t think he was showing his distaste for Tatiana’s behavior – really, did she think nobody but Montoir the Wild Boar Slayer could hear her, or did she just not care that it was obviously rude to speak privately in public like this, throwing it in everyone’s faces that she could say whatever she wanted without any of them understanding her? – but was startled into thinking otherwise when he suddenly realized Dorian was looking straight at him. He flushed, flustered, and was prepared to drop the whole matter when the other boy actually spoke to him.

“Good morning, Mr. Montoir,” said Simon automatically. “It looked like you put a good dent in the statue after I left it – I do hope she wasn’t scolding you for it,” he added with a sketch of a nod toward Tatiana, who had the same emblem replicated in stiching on her robes.

  • And yet, someone has a problem...Dorian, Fri Nov 30 21:48
    Dorian was not quite convinced that not being pretty was a fair reason to attack something, but he supposed it was a good enough reason if asked to justify their choice for this class. He had had no... more
    • I'd say it's you two. — Simon Mordue, Sat Dec 1 21:01
      • Simon was saying friendly enough words, on the surface of it. But he did not seem friendly whilst saying them. His words also felt rude because it felt a little bit like he was speaking as if Tatya... more
        • Tatiana also votes against it.Tatiana and Simon, Mon Dec 3 09:25
          Tatiana was surprised when Dorian suddenly spoke to the Crotalus boy, and for a moment looked at him, not sure what to say about or how to react to this. Dorian never ignored her. Dorian listened... more
          • Looks like it is two against oneDorian, Tue Dec 4 20:20
            Do you want to go to Teppenpaw? Subtext: I am uncomfortable here and wish to leave. Tatya, of course, had repeatedly demonstrated that she was thoroughly immune to such nuances - whether by virtue if ... more
            • So it seems.Simon and Tatiana , Wed Dec 5 20:25
              Simon was surprised by the level of pushback from the pair. “Privately certainly,” said Simon, thinking fast. “But it’s distracting to everyone else when she’s jabbering out that loudly in class and... more
              • Voting with our feetDorian, Fri Dec 7 08:34
                Dorian had been raised in a household that spoke three languages, in varying combinations. He knew a lot about what was considered rude and what was not when deploying them. And he was not going to... more
                • And being baffled.Tatiana, Mon Dec 10 18:54
                  Tatiana’s bravado lasted a moment longer than Dorian’s after they walked away. Then she turned to her friend, her pale eyes wide with hurt and confusion. “Ya ne ponimayu,” she said. I don’t... more
                  • Some people are bafflingDorian, Wed Dec 12 08:45
                    Once they were a suitable distance from Simon, Dorian slowed a little. When Tatya began talked he stopped. He turned gripping her shoulders and making sure she was looking at him properly. “You did... more
                    • And boring.Tatiana, Thu Dec 13 20:21
                      Tatiana was atypically silent as Dorian talked, explaining that she had not really done anything except - be. That the problem was, in fact, that she had spoken Russian, and that Simon was, in... more
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