Fine. Can we go back to the punching part?
Thu Jun 1, 2017 22:21

The former blonde had been expecting that his comments about Marissa would be enough to cause Garen to interject right there and question Camilla more intensively. The focus of whatever this meeting was supposed to be had literally no reason to be on him, after all. He only wanted to see Camilla brought to justice (preferably at his own hands, but if RMI’s faculty were inclined to get involved in personal student matters, well, he assumed that meant there was some other level of punishment that could be issued. That would hardly be enough, but it’d make a nice bonus, Ruben thought).

Instead of Garen jumping in right after his description of Marissa’s distress, Camilla jumped in to defend herself and re-explain what he’d already said. That was a frustrating pattern, he noted with annoyance. The older girl had done the same thing when he’d first explained their duel, too. Bringing attention back to oneself instead of having attention forced on oneself seemed to give people some kind of control over their situation, and there was no way he wanted Camilla to have that sense of stability here. If Ruben couldn’t take charge of their own… problem, if Garen had to get involved, then he shouldn’t be allowing Camilla this chance to whine and make sappy teary-eyed faces at him. She could well trick him into believing her fake regret if this continued.

To his increased aggravation, Camilla’s additions seemed to have drawn Garen back to her side. Why the man couldn’t understand how in the wrong Camilla was, he had no idea. Ruben opened his mouth to attack her right back, because yes she had called Marissa That Name even if only through implication, and implications could have just as bad an effect as direct name-calling, and-- Garen was talking again. Ugh.

Garen started reassuring Camilla that she was a good person or something, which was stupid. Ruben tuned most of it out, fiddling instead with his braid, his thoughts briefly wandering to try and figure out a way back to Aquila without letting anyone see him in this state. It was late enough in the day that he figured he could get away with skipping his remaining class and holing up in his dorm. Probably would just stare at his head in the mirror or something. Ruben was pretty handy with a wand, but he’d never bothered to learn beauty charms. The time and effort he had put into growing out his hair the natural way was significant. Holland probably knew a way to fix it, though. It was fortunate that they’d already made plans to meet later tomorrow; all he had to do was find a hat or something to hide his head until meeting with hen.

Of course, the ideal solution was that Garen himself would fix his hair before sending them out of the office. But Garen apparently didn’t know that was the decent thing to do. He didn’t even make a comment on Ruben’s hair! Rather, he just scolded Ruben for taking matters into his own hands, and then called him immature. Ruben tried his best not to actively glare at the man - he didn’t have anything near the same level of respect for the RMI faculty, which was not too surprising, considering how unimpressive the majority of them were in contrast to Durmstrang’s faculty, but he should probably show a little respect here, especially if Garen wasn’t going to see reason (because his actions had been nothing but mature; they were efficient and intended to keep the problem just between the few people involved; surely there was no need to involve anyone else in this!). Still, he had to opt for staring at the man’s desk as his scowl sunk even further across his forehead. Ugh, again.

And no Pearl Street meant no more hangouts at the ice-cream parlour. Ugh for the third time.

There were a lot of things he wanted to say, but Ruben couldn’t decide on a phrasing that didn’t risk making Garen take Camilla’s side even more than he already had. He settled for a grumbled “No, but whatever. Can I leave now?” He didn’t care about Garen’s expression of disappointment. Ruben wasn’t trying to impress anyone; he just wanted to do the best for his small social circle here. If the man couldn’t see how appropriate his reaction to Camilla had been, well, that was his own problem.

  • Enough name-calling - Counselor Tennant, Thu Jun 1 19:25
    Ruben did not sit up, but addressing the disrespect quickly became Garen’s lowest priority as he continued to express his eye-for-an-eye morality system. Perhaps that was how they handled conflicts... more
    • Fine. Can we go back to the punching part? - Ruben, Thu Jun 1 22:21
      • Go punch a wall... - Camilla, Wed Jun 7 12:18
        The Cetus sniffled trying to contain the tears that were threatening to just pour out. She gratefully grabbed a couple of tissues offered by Counselor Tennant and cleaned her tears. It was awful to... more
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