Marissa Kendrick
This Halloween, I'm a wallflower
Sat Aug 26, 2017 19:08
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Marissa didn’t want to go to this party. For once, she would’ve been fine with staying in and enjoying the quiet. She came up with the group’s costume, though, from a movie night they had on Pearl Street. That was the first time in a while where things started to seem normal again, even with Emmett and Rose being… whatever they were. Marissa didn’t mind, and it seemed like a good thing for both of them. Rose was all about Emmett right now. Marissa wanted her friends to be happy.

She and Danny started talking again, and he said they were still friends, so that helped too. Still, she didn’t feel up to partying. But, again, it was her idea to go as the Breakfast Club. Holland helped straighten her hair and pin it up to look even close to Molly Ringwald’s signature locks in the movie. She already had a pink shirt that looked almost identical to The Princess Look. The rest of the outfit had been easily thrifted from Pearl Street. She found the long brown skirt, belt, and boots. She used one of her own pair of earrings for the costume, and she fashioned a little black bracelet out of an old one herself.

Still, even after getting her costume together (and liking how she looked, honestly), she didn’t feel like going. Everyone else, however, seemed really invested in Marissa’s appearance. The group needed her to go for the costume; Emmett even offered to take her and Russell's baby to the daycare Ruben was running so she didn’t have to interact with the other Aquila at all. And Russell said he’d go if she did, and she really wanted Russell to keep going to things and make friends and have a good time. Kit was going with Drew, and it was their first school party. She had to be there. Plus, Madeleine would be super disappointed if Marissa didn’t see her costume, and Garen would probably be more concerned than he already seemed to be about her. He’d asked why she hadn’t signed up for the talent show yet, and she’d honestly said she didn’t have any ideas for an act yet. She didn’t want to do anything, really, but the talent show was another case of if she did it, Russell might too. She’d figure that one out later.

Anyway, Marissa didn’t want to disappoint anyone by not coming to the party, so she left a little late to go. Most people had gone down the haunted trail already. There were a couple scares that made her jump and take pause – at least no one turned this into a weird Defense exercise with a boggart or whatever – but she made it to the party okay. It looked like fun. She almost wished she were in the mood for this. She gave Danny a small smile when she walked by him; maybe they’d get to talk later? Things were still different between them, but they were talking, and it made her feel a little better.

She ended up playing ring toss by herself for a couple of rounds, then grabbed a cup of (unfortunately) virgin punch and made her way towards the tents. She didn’t think she’d spend the night at this party. It didn’t work out so well for her last time. Marissa eventually found a seat at one of the bonfires. She tossed the glowing ring toss she’d brought with her up and down for a little while, listening to the sounds of the party from a distance. She’d just started making a plateful of s’mores when someone came and sat next to her.

“Want one?” She offered to the party goer. “I just started making them and… well, I’m not going to eat all of these.”

  • Halloween Party with Camping! - Headmaster Bonilla, Fri Aug 25 13:13
    Headmaster Reynaldo Bonilla had a great term so far. Today was Halloween, and he had decided to throw a Halloween party this time instead of a traditional Halloween feast as Halloween was on a Friday ... more
    • A criminal, I guess - Rose Farnon, Thu Aug 31 10:44
      Overall, Rose was kind of ambivalent towards Halloween at this point, but it made Marissa happy (her entire family was into dressing up together apparently; Rose had seen some pictures) so Rose did... more
      • An athlete, then - Dardanius Dubois, Thu Aug 31 11:01
        The group outing to the movie theater on Pearl Street had been a great plan. Having the whole group together for the first time in ages had been been great… even if Rose and Emmett had made things a... more
        • Not the most accurate of labels - Rose, Sat Sep 2 11:47
          Rose made a face at Danny. He’d mostly made up with Marissa, so Rose was no longer as mad at him, but the point still stood that he should have been less of an idiot when it came to Rose’s closest... more
          • It's only a costume - Dardanius, Sat Sep 2 16:15
            Rose made a face at him. Danny made a face back. They were doing exceptionally well at maturing into young adults, he thought, as they walked together to go carve features into seasonal squash.... more
            • Or is it? - Rose, Fri Sep 8 10:38
              Rose was a competitive person - it was one of the reasons she did so well in Quidditch - but there was something about Danny Dubois that made her more competitive than usual. It might have been that... more
              • “Style?” Danny repeated with a laugh. “Now you're just skewing the competition in your favor.” He teased, but it was true - nobody had ever accused Dardanius of having style (Holland often accused... more
    • Away with the Fairies - Myfanwy Owen, Mon Aug 28 09:17
      Myfanwy was so completely excited about the Halloween party. Nobody really did anything about Halloween back home. Sometimes maybe the teachers at school might make the class about ghosts or... more
      • Time to bring you back down to earth - Leopold Harris, Sat Sep 2 14:10
        Leopold started the night off pumpkin carving. The idea of gutting something immediately appealed to him however it was soon apparent that despite being a Lyra, Leo was not an artistically talented... more
        • But I like my head in the clouds - Myfanwy, Tue Sep 5 16:18
          “I don’t want any,” Myffi answered with mild disgust, like somebody had tried to make her eat boiled haggis or something equally disturbing and unappetising. She might even have taken a step back in... more
          • Leo did not like being laughed at but because she was a girl and everything he couldn’t really yell at her, so he took a deep breath and counted to five like his mom was always telling him to. The... more
            • I like pińa coladas - Myffi, Sat Sep 9 16:30
              Organic caviar? That wasn’t even a thing. “No, because I’m vegan,” Myffi pointed out like this was obvious, “but yes, actually, I do prefer to only eat organic food.” That’s why she had to prepare... more
    • Does twice make a habit? - Dade Farnon, Sun Aug 27 20:21
      Last year, Remington had talked Dade into attending the Halloween party that Rose and Marissa had put on for the school. This term, it looked like Headmaster Bonilla had taken a leaf out of Marissa’s ... more
      • The third time will be the charm - Remington Burnham, Sat Sep 2 18:04
        For once, Remington didn’t have on a bow. She’d considered, briefly, having a Lilo and Stitch themed bow in her hair. It’s not like the look could be completely accurate. Her hair was all curly while ... more
    • What Webs We Weave - Hunter Ioma, Sun Aug 27 18:53
      Hunter stood in front of the mirror and reviewed his costume to make sure he had everything. Bright red robes with massively too-big sleeves and in which his four-foot-eight-inch self was practically ... more
      • Dancing hippos! - Satveer (Sam) Mittal, Thu Aug 31 06:19
        The day of the party was here. Satveer had finished classes early and spent his preparation time faffing. Considering how few items of clothing made up his costume, it took him ages to get ready. The ... more
    • This Halloween, I'm a wallflower - Marissa Kendrick, Sat Aug 26 19:08
      • That's my specialty - Maverick Buchannan , Fri Sep 1 15:37
        Once again, Mave had been tricked somehow into attending some weird RMI party. He really needed to stop letting Holland persuade him to be social. Although admittedly, the last party had been pretty... more
        • Then you can teach me! - Marissa, Sun Sep 3 11:06
          Marissa managed to give Mave a small smile. She wasn’t surprised that this is who ended up with her at the campfire. There were very few people at Rocky Mountain International that stayed away from... more
    • A night of fright, for sure. - Darlene Knight, Sat Aug 26 10:30
      She had brought this on herself, and she knew it. Darlene had dared to mention that she had never done anything for Halloween in the presence of the most zealous roommate in the world, and thus Kit... more
      • Feeling insecure - Magdalena Adler, Sun Aug 27 12:17
        Alena hadn’t planned on coming to the party. Parties were not really her thing. Her past experiences of parties usually involved her hanging out by the snacks all night awkwardly failing to start... more
    • Introducing: Baby Daycare and its totally unqualified staff - Ruben Lundqvist, Designated Baby Caregiver, Fri Aug 25 23:48
      Americans had come up with a lot of stupid things over the pathetically short history of their country, but there was the odd thing that contributed to life on Earth instead of making it stupider.... more
      • Bonilla is Crazy, tbh - Camilla Baird, Sat Sep 2 18:57
        Things hadn't been going as well as Camilla had expected, and they didn't seem to have a plan to get improved in the near future. It wasn't that something terribly bad had happened, things were the... more
        • Time was passing way too slowly, and there were way too many babies stuffed into one place, and that one place they were stuffed had contained almost exclusively two adults for the entire long-ass... more
          • I have to defer on that - Camilla, Fri Sep 8 23:12
            Camilla had to give it to Ruben that the babies, or the fake babies, surrounding them were creepy and gross. In fact, if babies were a pinch of what these creatures were she had to admit that it was... more
    • What do you call a triceratops in a spiderweb? - Andrew Tennant, Fri Aug 25 21:22
      Kit was being a stegosaurus for Halloween, so Drew had a list of dinosaurs to choose from and he had picked triceratops. Technically he probably could have gone as anything but then he would never... more
      • "Stuck"? - Raja Nazari-Richards, Sat Aug 26 11:28
        Raja was pretty fond of Halloween. His parents were kinda health nuts so he didn’t usually get a lot of candy, and this was the one day a year where they somewhat forgot about calories and sugar... more
        • I don’t have a punchline, so sure - Drew, Fri Sep 8 14:04
          Drew didn’t know Raja really at all, but he knew a lot of Raja’s family. His parents used to work at RMI with Dad, and they got Christmas cards from the Shepard-Richardses every year. (Drew was... more
    • Sure, this is a party, sure. - Kaye Packman, Fri Aug 25 21:17
      This side of a full Rocky Mountain International term was very hectic. She couldn’t believe how insane the upper years were. The most interesting part was that none of them seem interested in making... more
      • It's a DINOSAUR PARTY - Katherine Kendrick, Sat Aug 26 17:08
        Halloween was one of Kit’s favorite times of year but it was the first year that she hadn’t done Halloween with at least Mom and Dad so it was a little sad BUT it was not so sad because she was doing ... more
    • Not a fan of jump scares - Holland Keene, Fri Aug 25 19:24
      Somehow, Danny and Ruben’s fight had pressed the reset button on their friend group, and people were getting along with each other again. At least tentatively. Marissa had organized the group go see... more
      • I just don't like being jumped on! - Marley Chapman, Sat Aug 26 10:53
        "How do I look?" Marley did a twirl to show off her outfit. A twirl would've worked better if she was wearing, like, a bit poofy skirt, or a cape. Or both! One year, when she was maybe around seven,... more
        • Yeah, I’m not exactly jumping for joy - Holland, Sun Aug 27 01:10
          Holland was still in fight-or-flight mode for a few seconds after Marley appeared, but then they started to settle down. At least they hadn’t hit their teammate with the Stinging Jinx—or maybe they... more
          • At least we're... jumping? - Marley, Wed Aug 30 20:48
            It was Holland, phew. “Oh, great!” she exclaimed in a breathy whoosh of exhaled air and hopped a quick step closer. Haunted houses were always better with company. And, like, this wasn’t exactly a... more
            • More like jumpy - Holland, Fri Sep 8 17:27
              Marley talked a lot, and Holland may have tuned out a bit, but the gist was that they should walk together. That was fine with Holland; they walked with their wand arm up and the light valiantly... more
    • Pumpkin Carving! - Wyatt Munro, Fri Aug 25 14:49
      Wyatt didn’t love Halloween like everyone else in this school seemed to, but he was ready to cut loose a bit. The fourth year had charmed his skin and hair different shades of green. He wore a purple ... more
      • Panicking! - Claudia Dubois, Fri Aug 25 18:15
        Claudia had absolutely no intention of going to the Hallowe’en party whatsoever. Danny had tried to encourage her to go (but why he thought Claudia would listen to him right now when he obviously... more
        • No need for that - Wyatt, Mon Aug 28 09:57
          Wyatt smiled when he realized the person also at the Pumpkin Carving station was none other than Claudia Dubois. The fourth year had in the past paired up in classes with her a few times over the... more
          • I can't help it - Claudia, Mon Aug 28 15:13
            She hated that she felt so exhilarated and helpless just from walking through some darkness and fog, along with effects that probably hadn’t bothered most of the first years, let alone students her... more
            • Wyatt realized his joke about vampires didn’t land with Claudia. Maybe she wasn’t supposed to be a vampire but some famous witch. He wracked his brain trying to remember some famous witch that... more
              • I'll do my best - Claudia, Sat Sep 2 09:39
                Claudia wasn’t entirely certain how to react to discovering that Wyatt’s mother was Muggleborn, so she just nodded in acknowledgment. She knew she ought not to be surprised, because Muggleborn... more
    • The Dragon has arrived! - Silas Graley, Fri Aug 25 13:48
      Silas Graley was having a blast here at RMI. He had been here since the start of October, and even though he missed his parents, he loved being here. The dark brown haired boy was enjoying his... more
      • Me too! But I'm not a dragon. - Mikael Anselm Lundqvist, Sat Aug 26 23:06
        Anssi had never been to a Halloween party before, or even celebrated it at all. But now that he was living in America, Halloween was apparently just the right thing to do. He still didn’t really... more
        • You should be! - Silas, Wed Aug 30 20:35
          Silas looked at how the boy was dressed and held back a laugh. He wasn’t sure what he was dressed as, but he figured it was something Muggle. Silas didn’t know much about Muggles, after all, he was... more
          • I will be a very patchwork-y dragon - Anssi, Mon Sep 4 21:57
            Finally blinking his blue eyes now that he was reassured the other boy wasn’t about to burst into flame, Anssi made a soft oooooh sound, which was not so much a sound of him being reassured as it was ... more
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