Tatiana and Simon
Tatiana also votes against it.
Mon Dec 3, 2018 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 when she indulged the impulse to go on about the details of her jewelry. Dorian suddenly beginning to speak to someone else when they had been having a conversation was unusual, slightly alarming, even.

However, the Crotalus boy promptly drew her attention instead, her eyebrows drawing together. On the surface, there was nothing wrong with it, what he was saying - but something about how she was referred to as ‘she,’ a topic for conversation even though she was standing right here. It irked her even with adults. With someone not that much older than her, it irked her even more.

“This is not...necessary,” said Tatiana when Dorian offered to go blow up the Teppenpaw statue in the name of fairness, speaking much slower as she focused on her grammar and enunciation now that this non-friend was involved. She knew him and his cousin to a point - they were both on the Quidditch team, and Nathaniel had been in her classes last year - but not well. Even her best English, however, was still produced with a thick Russian accent. “And I do not scold. Dor-ian did a good job.”

Simon nodded. “As I said,” he said. “It was hard to tell, you know, though, what on earth you were saying - it’s a bit disconcerting, not knowing what someone is shouting in this class, of all places.”

Tatiana could tell there was subtext in this, but her primary focus was on decoding. Dis, that was a structural element which meant...going away? Disapparate, disappear, these were English words she knew. So….

“It was not a concert for you,” said Tatiana, shrugging. “It is for Dorian - he understood me - yes?” she asked, looking back at her friend, unable to shake the thought that she was missing something here.

  • 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
      • 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
                    • And not smart.Tatiana, Tue Dec 18 16:25
                      Tatiana relaxed as Dorian explained that Nathaniel Mordue could go another day without facing her wrath. She nodded absently at the comment that brothers could be very different. “This true,” she... more
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