Re: I can roll with this
Tue Jul 17, 2018 15:31

Sitting around a bonfire in the evening of a warm September day, the weather charms creating a soft breeze that lightly brushed along Myffi’s bare forearms, the seventh year felt almost giddy with contentment. She done this, she thought, triumphantly. She’d had an idea, obtained a plot of land, advertised her club, nurtured the crops and her fellow students, and now they were all gathered together to enjoy it together in harmony. It was karmic bliss. The flames danced, and Myfanwy left them to it. She was more inclined to rest after her day’s exertion pulling and pruning, picking and preparing food that had been merrily consumed. If she were alone she’d lie on her back and watch for the stars that were beginning to prick through the gradually darkening ‘sky’. Yet if she were alone, she wouldn’t have her friends with her, and in this moment she preferred to be sitting next to Leo in the firelight. As she looked ahead, her gaze landed on Nolan. She raised her hand in an imitation of a wave, and tilted her head slightly to the empty space beside her, indicating he was welcome to join them if he wanted to.

Meanwhile, Leo looked at her, evidently surprised, and for a moment Myffi was uncertain exactly how he was going to react. It was so easy to offend Leo sometimes she was about to worry that maybe she’d done just that, but then his eyebrows quirked and his lips twitched upwards and Myffi let out her breath, relieved. “Hypothetically speaking, of course, I wouldn’t say I’d be opposed,” he said, mimicking her own nonchalance. Excellent. Myffi allowed the corners of her own mouth to tug upwards, too. She totally didn’t need help to relax right now - the Lyra was quite relaxed already - but lingering stress of setting up the event, and background thoughts about graduating and future plans, and niggling guilt at concealing certain activities from the faculty were trying to rain on her parade. In her limited experience, a brownie would force complete calm, and she could enjoy the remainder of the evening with her best friends.

Wordlessly, Myffi reached into the canvas bag at her feet, and pulled out a brown paper bag as per her hypothetical description. She opened it up, releasing the faint aroma of bittersweet dark chocolate, and brought the open bag up to rest open in her palm, her hand atop her knee. “Cledan makes the best vegan brownies,” Myfanwy asserted. She reached into the open bag and took out a thick square of brownie. A couple of crumbs dropped off onto the skirt of her brown linen dress - which looked plain from a distance, but up close a person could see the small butterflies embroidered across the fabric - but Myffi paid them no heed as she took a small bite of her brownie. “Mmm,” she complimented the chef with an audible hum of satisfaction.

  • I can roll with this - Leopold Harris, Mon Jul 16 17:53
    Leo had spent the morning with Eugene. In fact he had spent almost every morning since he’d come back to school being dogged by his little brother. At first he’d thought it was kind of endearing to... more
    • Re: I can roll with this - Myfanwy, Tue Jul 17 15:31
      • Re: I can roll with this - Leo, Wed Jul 18 22:03
        Cledan sounded like something you might call your owl not a person so of course it made sense that one of Myffi’s friends and/or relative had such a name. She was Welsh after all and it seemed to him ... more
        • Y’all give up on subjects? - Nolan Ramsey, Thu Jul 19 17:20
          Even if they didn’t get to eat the food, Nolan would still participate in AgriClub. Pearl Street was pretty cool, especially now that Nolan could go up and see Quint a few blocks away, but a city was ... more
          • Re: Y’all give up on subjects? - Myffi, Fri Jul 20 15:35
            Leo took a brownie, eagerly consuming almost the whole, roughly cut chunk in one bite. He didn’t object to its taste - history had taught Myfanwy that if Leo didn’t like something he would say so -... more
            • We're just going around in circles - Leo, Mon Jul 23 10:13
              Leo couldn’t pinpoint the exact time Nolan Ramsey decided to join them. One moment it was just Myffi and him, happily hanging out and then Leo looked around and Nolan was just there . Leo could never ... more
              • Let’s add a twist - Myffi, Tue Jul 24 04:48
                This felt like a moment. There was a beautiful dusk, and a crackling bonfire, and Leo was super close. They’d been close before, looking at the same page in a textbook, or even closer, when Leo had... more
                • How about an olive? - Nolan, Tue Jul 24 16:40
                  “ I feel obliged to inform you that these brownies are legal only for medicinal use where you come from. ” Huh. Well, this was going to be a much more interesting AgriClub event than he had been... more
                  • Nah, too bitter - Leo, Sun Jul 29 11:42
                    Leo’s head was spinning and it had little to do with the brownies. Myffi had just kissed him. Of course Leo had wanted Myffi to kiss him but now that it had happened he wasn’t sure what to do about... more
                    • Would you prefer something sweet? - Myffi, Mon Jul 30 03:43
                      Leo’s reaction was just to sort of look at her. Myffi guessed that, like her, he was trying to figure out what this new twist was all about. Then he laughed a bit, albeit nervously, and Myffi decided ... more
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