Does progress need to be made?
Mon Jul 23, 2018 14:36

Who else would it be but Marley Chapman. Not someone like her, but the demon herself. Another day, another opportunity for Marley to do something terrible to Connor. Clearly he should have just resigned himself to his fate at RMI: to be haunted by the dregs of the student body.

Weirdly though, Marley seemed to not be taking the opportunity to lecture Connor on how he was doing something wrong. Usually this was when the girl took her weird hair and her weird attitude and threw it all in his face with an extended explanation of what oppressive societal whatever he was enforcing and how he was terrible. Sometimes she also threw in a comment about his skill at Divinations (which was fine, thanks) or another class. Regardless of the content of her lecture, Connor’s most aggravating yearmate never passed up the chance to be the center of attention in the most self-aggrandizing way possible. Instead of any of that, Marley seemed - to be apologizing and offering him a hand to stand up? Connor’s brow furrowed in confusion before he gingerly took her hand and stood. He dropped her hand as soon as he could.

“Erm,” Connor was completely nonplussed. He wasn’t sure he could remember the last time he had interacted with Marley without her trying to kill him, lecture him, or chase him screaming down a hallway. “Thanks,” he said, instead of coming up with a cutting remark. He bent and picked up his wand off the ground, tucking it neatly into his pocket, before looking at the potato on the fire. It looked very much like a potato wrapped in aluminium foil. The fifth-year had absolutely no idea how he was supposed to figure out when it was done being a dirt-rock and had instead turned into something passingly edible. That might have been covered in an earlier AgriClub meeting, but Connor wouldn’t put money on it. Although the gardening itself was very in order, Myfanwy herself was a bit scatterbrained.

“I don’t suppose you know anything about cooking potatoes on a fire?” he asked, in a goodwill attempt to keep the conversation going. Everything else considered, Connor didn’t think it was in anyone’s best interest to pick unnecessary fights at the moment, even if it was with a lesbian.

  • Oh finally, you're making progress - Marley Chapman, Thu Jul 19 16:26
    Walking around to admire the assortment of vegetables that had been spread out, Marley’s smile just kept growing bigger. Their little club had started from nothing and grown all of this, and now they ... more
    • Does progress need to be made? - Connor, Mon Jul 23 14:36
      • Of course, the first thing Connor did was frown at her. She was all prepared to make some kind of sarcastic apology for having germs but what could she do, she was just human, except he followed up... more
        • Honestly I feel so attacked right now - Connor, Wed Jul 25 16:20
          He should have known that their conversation would end up like this. No matter how polite Connor tried to be, Marley ruined it every time. All he had done was ask if she had experience cooking... more
          • Honestly you're the worst - Marley, Thu Jul 26 16:06
            “This is such a nonsensical way of cooking things…” Marley giggled, which may have made it seem like she was laughing at Connor’s oh-so-very entitled complaint about the lack of house-elves present... more
            • No, you're the worst - Connor, Thu Jul 26 17:24
              Great, now Marley was laughing at him. Connor let out his breath sharply in exasperation and stuck his wand in the pocket of his now grass-stained khakis. Because of course Marley was laughing at... more
              • Now you're just copying - Marley, Fri Jul 27 23:02
                There was so much that was backwards in what Connor was saying that for a moment she wasn’t even sure where to start. There was also so much that was baffling that she didn’t know whether to react... more
                • Now you're just copying - Connor, Sat Jul 28 12:38
                  It wasn’t unusual for Connor to be confused when talking to Marley because she often said things that didn’t make sense. Usually they could be tied back to the conversation as a whole, though, which... more
                  • When she tuned back in, it was a nice change of pace to note that Connor actually wasn’t being all Muggle-phobic or Eurocentric Magick-centric or whatever (he was technically European so... more
                    • All right, the potato was apparently supposed to do that, according to Marley. Although Marley didn’t seem as though she were particularly sure, as she scampered off to see Myffi and check, leaving... more
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