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Make that two
Tue Feb 27, 2018 06:24

Raine’s spirits dropped slightly as Joe pointed out how likely to die all their plants were. She supposed it made sense… If something was rare… Perhaps? But there were lots of things that were endangered because of what people did rather than because of their own issues.

“Maybe people just haven’t protected it,” she responded uncertainly. Joe was usually right about things. Joe knew a lot. And she usually didn’t. She was about to add a mumbled ‘I’m probably being stupid,’ but she actually thought she might have a valid point, and she wasn’t stupid, because well… they’d both passed the same exam to be here, right? Joe a lot more convincingly than her, she was sure, and with a lot more subjects besides, but she… she knew things. Some things. Sometimes. And it was a really depressing start to the year to think all their projects were doomed to fail and die.

“It was okay,” she responded about her summer, trying to shake off the vibe that Joe… suddenly disliked her? He didn’t really seem happy to see her, or like he actually wanted to be asking that. “I mean, quite good really. With the exam results…” she trailed off. Joe would probably think her results were stupid. He’d probably passed everything with top grades. “Yours?” she asked back, just as uncomfortably.

  • Certified awkward person here. - Joe Umland, Teppenpaw , Sun Feb 25 22:00
    Joe was not going to have a dangerous occupation. Joe was not going to have an occupation that involved world travel, dangerous personalities, outside, dangerous substances, or anything like that. He ... more
    • Make that two - Raine, Tue Feb 27 06:24
      • The more the...merrier? - Joe, Tue Feb 27 13:06
        “That’s a good point,” said Joe when Raine pointed out that it might not be the Pritcher’s Porritch’s own fault it was not very good at being alive, at least in the wild. John was always ranting... more
        • Yay - Raine, Fri Mar 2 08:42
          Good point. Joe had just told her that she had made a good point. Raine smiled into her plant pots. “Sounds nice,” she commented cheerily, when he talked about having vacation. She spent most of her... more
          • And now I look foolish. - Joe, Mon Mar 5 21:26
            Oh, dear. Now he had to either sound like a jetsetter or lie. Lying was bad when unnecessary. “My sister’s husband decided to take her to France for their anniversary, and Julian decided to invite me ... more
            • Been there, done that - Raine, Tue Mar 6 06:42
              “Wow, your sister’s husband sounds fancy,” Raine commented, entirely neutrally. She had never thought much about whether Joe’s family had money. She suspected they had more than hers because most... more
              • It's not a club I wanted to join. - Joe, Wed Mar 7 14:34
                Joe shrugged at the assessment of William, glad that he had apparently successfully been able to deflect blame from his family and onto his brother-in-law. “Yeah,” said Joe. “He works for the... more
                • Raine wasn’t quite sure what to make of Joe’s assessment of William. Firstly, she wasn’t sure that working for the government and having no self-esteem issues led automatically to being rich enough... more
                  • Oh? Well, that was helpful. In that vein, he also had some oceanfront property here in Arizona…. “With this ball thing coming up,” he elaborated. “I thought for sure they would cancel the prefect’s... more
                    • “Oh. Right. I’d forgotten about that from last time,” Raine smiled sympathetically when Joe mentioned having to do the prefect dance. “It doesn’t seem like a lot of fun,” she added. She couldn’t... more
                      • What about putting both feet in it? - Joe, Wed Mar 21 21:58
                        Well, that was clear enough. I’d die of embarrassment if that was me. No room for ambiguity, anyway. Joe supposed that was a good thing. Ambiguity had been the source of some of the awkwardness last... more
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