Know what?
Mon Aug 21, 2017 15:14

Danny didn’t argue back about the jacket, which was just annoying. What was the point of wearing this around him if he didn’t care? Ugh, what a waste of her time. She didn’t know why she wanted to rile Danny up; she just did. It’d be way more interesting, and she thought it’d be easier, than the assignment they were supposed to be doing.

Kaye looked at the baby uneasily. She was too tired for this today. She’d needed to nap lately, which was fine because the Aquila couch was super comfortable. She fell asleep waiting for Ruben to come in after working out sometimes, and she always felt better after. How was she supposed to get those daily naps in with this thing? If it was anything like the other babies sounded, it was going to cry and be super needy. Did the baby inherit personality traits from the people who touched it? Maybe it’d be boring like Danny and chill like Kaye. That’d be one way she could handle this project.

Still, she didn’t want to touch it and find out if it had hair. Maybe it would, but it’d start falling out the longer it was alive or whatever. Or maybe it would still have alopecia, but they’d never know, because it’d have hair that wouldn’t fall out until it was the same age Kaye was when that started. So, really, touching this baby might not even give her that information. She’d spent enough time being pointed at in elementary school, with kids shouting “don’t get Kaye’s germs!” after the alopecia happened. She didn’t need something else to reinforce this completely false notion that her condition was contagious.

She rolled her eyes at Danny’s positivity and grunted at the idea that she’d like having kids. She wasn’t about to tell Pretty Boy Danny her deepest and darkest. He’d just have to settle with knowing that she wasn’t interested in this. And she just didn’t have the energy to be witty back. She was hungry, too, but it looks like all the cookies were gone. Kaye glanced over at Ruben, then back at the faceless thing in front of her.

Today sucked.

“When you’re ready, Miss Packman.”

Her heavily lined blue eyes stared daggers at Danny. She hated being called that. “It’s Kaye, you ass,” she said coolly, “Don’t call me that.” She didn’t have it in her to be clever about a response. It was almost like he’d pointed at her like one of the kids from her old schools and called her Ms. Pac-Man, like the video games, in front of a bunch of other people. She hated when adults did it, and she especially hated when her peers did. Kaye bit the inside of her cheek and touched the doll, but she didn’t look at it. She stared at Danny’s watch instead and waited for him, or the baby, to say or do something.

After a moment, Kaye spoke up. “Does it have hair?” She tried to ask as if the answer didn’t matter to her, as if she couldn’t care any less whether or not it did, but she kept her eyes focused on Danny’s watch.

  • You Know - Dardanius , Mon Aug 14 15:22
    Kaye feigned ignorance at his claim of possession; Danny didn't care. He barely wore it anyway, and since it now held bad associations - firstly because of the sleepover party or, more accurately,... more
    • Know what? - Kaye, Mon Aug 21 15:14
      • Nothing, apparently - Danny, Tue Aug 22 15:40
        Kaye was being even more sullen and unhelpful than usual. That was really saying something. Dardanius was starting to believe that she really wasn’t going to do the project, and refuse to put her... more
        • You know nothing - Kaye, Fri Aug 25 14:10
          The baby had hair. That information was enough to get Marissa to glance over at the tiny thing in front of them. It – she – seemed to be sleeping, which was great news. Most of their classmates... more
          • Shows what you know - Danny, Fri Aug 25 16:16
            “What would anyone really need with a smoking jacket?” Danny chuckled in reply, keeping his voice low because the baby thing seemed to stir a little at Kaye’s voice. He didn’t know what to do with it ... more
            • More than you - Kaye, Sat Aug 26 10:12
              Danny knew some tiny humans, so that was good. Kaye was very comfortable letting him take over most of the work, then. He would’ve been doing so anyway, because she didn’t care about this, but it... more
              • So's your face - Danny, Sat Aug 26 16:03
                There were inevitably some other time commitments they would need to negotiate, like Duelling Club, and Danny didn’t know whether Kaye had any regular extra-curricular activities at school or off... more
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