Isis Carter
We need to talk [Nathan]
Mon Aug 13, 2018 17:12

It wasn’t a stomach bug. Oh dear God it wasn’t a stomach bug. It was so much worse than a stomach bug.

When the nausea didn’t fade after a few more days, Isis had decided to check in with the medic, just to make sure it wasn’t anything more serious. She had been certain that it was nothing, that she was wasting both of their time. She had certainly not in any way, shape, or form thought that it would be… well, this.

She had to tell Nathan. Unfortunately, their schedules did not seem to be very oriented to this goal today; at every turn, she missed him. Occasionally she would pop into a location just to be told, “Oh, you just missed him!” At this she would groan but try not to let on too much, thank the person for their help, and continue on her way.

It was evening now, with classes all done, so she hoped that finding the Herbology professor would be less of a difficult task. After some wandering and searching, Isis happened to cross paths with her fiance in the hallway just outside the staff lounge. “Hey!” she called, a bit frantic. She speedwalked closer to him, and in one surprisingly deft motion - an impressive feat given Nathan’s stature and build compared to hers - she opened the door and pushed him into the lounge. “I have to talk to you,” she said, scanning the room to guarantee they were alone. Fortunately, they were. A lump tried to form in her throat, but she swallowed it down. Why couldn’t it just be a stomach bug? “Now.”

    • Eep? - Nathan Xavier, Tue Aug 14 11:01
      Nathan missed the summer already. He was sure he’d get back into the swing of teaching once he had a couple weeks under his belt and wasn’t regularly comparing it to months relaxing next to the... more
      • Correct - Isis, Tue Aug 14 11:45
        “What’s wrong?” “Everything,” she answered a bit too quickly, primarily because she hadn’t been intending to say that out loud. Isis took a deep breath in to calm herself, but much to her own... more
        • Oh, well, right then - Nathan, Tue Aug 14 12:31
          At first he didn’t understand. He got that there was a problem. He saw quite clearly that it was scaring the very color out of Isis. But it took entirely too long for the penny to drop, for him to... more
          • Pretty much - Isis, Tue Aug 14 18:38
            Of course. Of course Nathan was trying to plan and make things work even though it was a total wrench in all of the existing plans. Of course he was going to make sure it was all okay, even if it... more
            • We’ll figure it out - Nathan, Wed Aug 15 10:26
              Nathan let Isis move away. He understood that sometimes people just needed to move when they were distressed and Isis was clearly distressed. His heart sank a little when she declared she wasn’t okay ... more
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