I'll leave that to you
Wed Aug 8, 2018 13:21

Overall, Dade wasn’t incredibly fond of Anssi but he didn’t hate the other boy either. He kind of thought Anssi was dumb, but Ruben was (a) almost scarier than Rose and (b) a good self-defense club teacher, so Dade was usually nice to the younger Lundqvist. Or rather, more nice than he was to other people. Which didn’t mean nice, precisely, it just meant that he was marginally more patient and probably wouldn’t hex him into oblivion. Given Dade’s more recent history with hexing people, he was sure that Anssi considered that to be a good thing. Ever since the incident with Claudia, Dade felt like people had been treating him differently. Weird, even. Not everyone, but definitely some people. And there was always the concern that some of those people were being weird because they were actually spying for Claudia.

Spying wasn’t a concern when it came to Anssi or Kit, because Dade was pretty sure both of them were too dumb to spy, or at least too dumb to spy effectively. According to Anssi, the thing he was having problems was thinking of important things to write down on his timeline. Since that was also the struggle Dade was having, he didn’t see how he could be of much help to the younger boy. He thought it was stupid that Professor Boot said that they couldn’t count being born as one of their five things, even though it was a requirement to put it on the timeline. Stupid Boot and his stupid dumb assignment.

“Maybe self defense club?” Dade suggested as it occurred to him. Self defense club was pretty important because without self defense club, he wouldn’t have known how to protect himself from Claudia (which in turn meant that he wouldn’t have accidentally set the hallway on fire, which would have changed a lot of things). Yeah, self defense club was pretty important, even if Anssi was only a member by default because of his brother. That left Dade with two things again, although Anssi’s proposition of including going to RMI made a third. “And he didn’t say to not use RMI which means he can’t count it against us. So I’m going to include it.”

Carefully, Dade set up his timeline and was about to write ‘self defense club’ down when he realized that was a very bad idea. On the one hand, it was Boot and Dade was pretty sure that half the time Boot couldn’t tell his own mother from mugwort, but teachers had this funny habit of being extra perceptive when you didn’t want them to be. And Claudia had already ratted out date to Mr. Tennant, which meant that there was already some suspicion about a secret self defense club floating around the RMI faculty. No, there had to be a sneakier way of saying self defense club.

“Also, we can’t actually say self defense club,” Dade said. “We have to come up with another name.” He wasn’t sure what name to use, just that they couldn’t use the real one. What was a boring activity that nobody would ever want to join that also sounded kind of legitimate? Dade would have picked something like gardening, but there was already an Agricultural Club that actually had members, so it wouldn’t have been a good choice anyway. “Exploring club? Adventuring club?” were the two suggestions he could come up with. Maybe Anssi had a better idea, even if he was dumb. A broken clock was still right twice a day.

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    • I'll leave that to you - Dade, Wed Aug 8 13:21
      • I'll try my best - Anssi, Tue Aug 14 21:28
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        • Is that your best? - Dade, Thu Aug 16 20:59
          “Mm,” Dade grunted. But Anssi had made a good point, which did happen sometimes, even if it was rare and in very weird English. He hadn’t thought of the fact that real clubs had a staff sponsor. In... more
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