Honestly I feel so attacked right now
Wed Jul 25, 2018 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 potatoes and all of a sudden it was just so shocking that he had never cooked a potato, like it was something people did all the time. Connor didn’t mind potatoes, but he had certainly never had to cook one before. He had never cooked a meal for himself before at all and had no idea how he would begin doing so. The only real reason he had figured out that the potatoes ought to go in the aluminium foil wrap was that the wrap was right next to the potatoes themselves, so they obviously went together.

Connor opened his mouth to inform Marley that she was acting like he was missing out on something very simple, and that it was quite rude of her to do so, when she clarified that she wasn’t directly attacking his intelligence. The Cetus closed his mouth, a little uncomfortably. The loud Lyra hadn’t quite handled the situation appropriately (someone truly polite, like Claudia, would have prevented herself from saying something that might be interpreted as an insult) but it was more than Connor usually expected of her. As loathe as he was to admit it, maybe Teal was being a good influence on Marley. Connor had never interacted with Teal much, but considering the interactions he had been through with others of his classmates, that was only a point in her favour.

Although there Marley went again, using nonsense words like ‘barbeque’. Connor had absolutely no idea what that word meant, although it did ring a bell. They had maybe talked about it in Cultural Studies? That sounded right, but Connor could not for the life of him remember the context. There was a chance it had to do with food, but there was also a chance it had to do with something completely different, something that would offend him, because Marley would definitely sneak something like that into a conversation if she thought she could. A barbeque was probably some sort of lesbian thing. Gritting his teeth, he decided to ignore that. He would not give her the satisfaction of knowing that she had offended his sensabilities.

“No, I did not stab my food,” Connor said, annoyed. Why would someone think to poke holes in something they were going to eat before it was time to cut it up to eat it? That was ridiculous. Marley had ridiculous food opinions. He wasn’t sure how much he believed her that the potato would explode, either. It was just like Marley to over exaggerate. Maybe she was hoping that he would retrieve his potato in order to poke holes in it, resulting in him burning himself. She was also claiming that the fire was not the hot part (which was nonsense, of course the fire was the hot part of a fire, that was literally the point) but Connor was pretty sure that her interest in making his life miserable did not extend to the point where she would sabotage her own dinner, and she had moved her potato over to the coals.

“This is such a nonsensical way of cooking things,” the English boy complained, levitating his potato over next to Marley’s. “Why don’t we just have the house-elves do it for us?” The Farnons didn’t really have a house-elf - well the larger family did, but Connor’s immediate family did not - so they relied on human help, but here at RMI they did have house-elves. This was their purpose, so why were the students cooking their own food here? Was it some misguided attempt at being ‘rustic’?

  • 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
      • 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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