We're just going around in circles
Mon Jul 23, 2018 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 really decided how to feel about Nolan. On the one hand he was a filthy rich pureblood who hung around with people like Taylor and Danny Dubois’ weaselly little sister but on the other hand Nolan never really acted like he was a filthy rich pureblood. Anyway, Myffi was friends with all sorts of people and Leo didn’t hold it against her. For instance a mutual interest in agriculture seemed to have allowed both Nolan and Myffi to fight against the nausea that was induced by the presence of Connor Farnon, who scuttled around AgriClub like some little cockroach constantly making a nuisance of himself. Leo had thought that if anyone could get behind his cynical view of the world it would be the one legged guy, right? But perhaps Nolan was more like Myffi instead. Whilst Myffi and Nolan offered Connor friendship, Leo just wished he could squish him. Even if he wasn’t entirely sure he liked having Nolan around, Leo did emit a loud snicker of amusement as Myffi explained to the younger boy what exactly it was he had just consumed.

Myffi really did love plants and Leo loved that she loved plants even if he didn’t really get it himself (there were a lot of things about Myffi that Leo didn’t quite ‘get’) she was a very nurturing person, he supposed. She had this belief that everything could be improved that Leo admired but did not possess himself. Leo often wondered if she was just friends with him because she felt sorry for him and thought she could improve him. Like even if she couldn’t make him give up the joy of bacon she might at least get him to become one of those people who gave up their weekends building houses for the poor or spent Christmas serving soup to strangers. Leo found he wouldn't mind so much if that was true. He could use some improvements. He thought all of this even though Myffi never actually asked him to change, well, anything about himself, because he could think of no other reason why she would put up with him and his dourness but he didn’t feel very dour right now. So that was some small triumph bestowed by medicinal ‘brownies’.

“Your eyes are hazel.”

“Mmmh,” Leo replied, “that’s right.” He was the only one in his family with hazel eyes. He used to wonder if he got them from his father but Leo had long since given up wondering about a nameless man he’d never know. Instead Leo found himself staring back into her eyes. “Your eyes are blue,” he parroted back, “but better.” Because Leo was no poet but blue didn’t sound nearly impressive enough to describe the bright orbs staring out at him from behind those round glass. He was close enough to feel her breath now- a realisation which caused his stomach to leap in jubilation. Slowly, he found his gaze shifting downward, eventually settling on her lips, as a matching smile fixed on his face.

  • 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
      • 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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