Re: *smirks*
Mon Feb 26, 2018 13:07 (XFF:

Leopold ran a hand through his hair, and eyed Ruben wearily. Part of him suspected the older boy was up to something and wouldn’t be surprised if the second he crouched down to ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ at the veggies, Ruben would be knocking him down into the dirt. It was only Ruben’s obvious attachment to the potatoes that convinced him of his safety. Ruben wouldn’t want his little darlings to get bruised in the cross-fire. Leo almost chuckled, it was crazy to think he had some spuds to thank for his well-being.

Feeling more relaxed he cleared his throat and scooted over to Ruben, hunching over to get a good look at the fat potatoes the guy was so proud of. Leo stared at it for a moment, waiting to be let into the secret everyone else at this club clearly already knew. So far he was still firmly supporting the ‘buy it at the store’ method of acquiring food. There would be no little plot of vegetables in his future. Leo didn’t think of himself as the sort of kid who grew into one of those well-adjusted old men who retired at fifty and nipped out to do a bit of gardening, sharing barbecuing tips over the fence with the neighbours.

It didn’t feel like a good time to explain this to Ruben though, instead Leo raised his eyebrows and nodded, “Huh. Yeah, those are really something.”

He knew he didn’t sound very impressed so Leo sought again to reassure Ruben he appreciated his produce, in the hope that it would save him from being jumped in the hall way someday. He went to give Ruben a friendly slap on the back and in an uncharacteristically cheery voice added further praise, “You sure seem to know what you’re doing, keep up the good work, buddy!”

He was a little worried Ruben was going to start sharing a love of arts and crafts or something and start showing him how to cut up potatoes to create nice little shapes with some paint. Or even worse go on about turning them into batteries. They were pineappling wizards, which honestly just made potatoes even more boring than if they’d been dumb muggles.

  • *smirks* - Ruben, Thu Feb 1 21:12
    (Un)fortunately it turned out that Ruben didn’t need to hex the idiot, because he stepped towards him and therefore away from the small cluster of plants that were so obviously not ready to harvest.... more
    • Re: *smirks* - Leo, Mon Feb 26 13:07
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