I don't think I'll be listening much to you then
Sat Dec 1, 2018 21:45

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 was not there. Dorian supposed it was merely because he, Dorian, had been the one to address Simon but it felt awkward to reply to because then it would definitely be a conversation about Tatya, and in front of her, but not with her. That was impolite to anyone, and he knew Tatya especially disliked being ignored. He was also puzzled by what Simon was saying - or rather, why he was saying it. Even without speaking Russian, Tatya’s conversation could not have been mistaken for a scolding. Which meant that they were playing that age old Pureblood favourite of talking without saying at all what they were meaning. He suppressed a sigh, grateful yet again for the year group into which he had fallen, with friends who spoke openly about their thoughts and feelings, and who did not play these silly games with him.

“She does not do this, do you Tatya?” he replied, trying carefully to segue things into being a three way conversation. Although the question was mainly rhetorical, and his overall aim was to make it a two person dialogue again, preferably far away from Simon Mordue. “Though if you like, we can for fairness go and explode the Teppenpaw statue,” he offered her.

  • I'd say it's you two.Simon Mordue, Sat Dec 1 21:01
    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... more
    • I don't think I'll be listening much to you then — Dorian, Sat Dec 1 21:45
      • 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
                    • And meanDorian, Fri Dec 14 09:22
                      Dorian felt like his heart had just melted when Tatya declared the impossibility of anyone disliking him. He knew she tended towards hyperbole in her speech, but it still was such a sweet thought -... more
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