We're well shot of them then
Fri Dec 21, 2018 16:12

“Ya ponimayu,” Dorian nodded. Tatya’s explanation was not only laced with Russian but also analogy, and it was clear she was struggling to find words in a language that they shared to explain the exact nature of the situation. Emotion and relationship words could be complex because there were important subtle differences. Luckily, he understood what she was getting at because it sounded rather familiar.

“But maybe you do not understand so much Katerina if you call this not worried,” he teased, a little smile playing over his lips to show that he was not serious - he would not really claim that Tatya did not understand her sister. “This sounds much like me and Émilie. No mess your clotheses, concentrate when you do your calligraphy, you untidied your hair again, I fix it... This is worrying,” he informed her.

He mused over Tatya’s worry, about whether these were Katerina’s own feelings, or a pressure she was receiving from elsewhere, well understanding the significant difference between those two things. He thought he could shed a little light on it.

“Before Simon, no one suggested like this to me. Katerina… She likes to practise French with me. She seems pleased when I try Russian for her,” he told Tatya, hoping this would help set her mind at ease. “I know she is too polite to tell me if she did not want, but she seems happy and not embarrassed by me. She does not try to be Amerikanskii,” he reassured Tatiana. “Maybe she does a little more for the Amerikanskii themself but not… not that she wants to lose herself. But anyway, I will regard closely, even though I think it is unlikely that a bad thing will happen in Teppenpaw.”

  • 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
    • We're well shot of them then — Dorian, Fri Dec 21 16:12
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