Sat Aug 12, 2017 16:31

“Rainbow hair?” Marley echoed thoughtfully. “I guess if you just wanted colourful hair, that’d still be easier than having to learn how to do hair charms or potions or whatever. And also tastier, duh,” she grinned. Not that you would have to eat anything in order to cast a charm on your hair or dunk it in a potion, or at least that’s what she assumed; she hadn’t yet gotten up the courage to actually ask Holland’s help or even ask permission to watch them do their own hair, so what did she know? “As long as it wasn’t, like, turning your hair into a big rainbow of colours all at once, I’d do it,” she continued on. “I’d be worried that rainbow hair would make me look like a clown! ‘Cause, you know, poofy wigs.” That was the downside of an Afro. Well, that, and getting her own head stuck in shirts that had totally fit her fine when her hair was shorter.

The Canadian jumped in surprise when a loud, crying baby suddenly entered the room. Er, entered the room with an older lady, because of course babies couldn’t just walk themselves around RMI - although Marley wouldn’t have been too surprised to learn that there were enchanted baby items like self-driving strollers, floating carriers, or even, like, those bungy bouncers that Muggles strung up between walls except made so that babies could bounce in them anywhere they wanted, even in the middle of the room. Marley hadn’t grown up with any magical baby-care items herself, not that she probably would’ve remembered that anyways since babies had awful memories, and there also weren’t any other kids in her family(ies) that she could’ve watched grow up.

Her rambling thoughts were interrupted by Teal, and she welcomed the distraction. “Mister Rob has a wife?” she gasped. “But he’s so… goofy, and weird, and even rude sometimes!” These descriptors weren’t used in a negative way, not at all. Marley’s own dad was pretty goofy and weird and yes, even rude sometimes, but he wasn’t married. It just seemed to be a given that only adults who were proper adults would choose to do proper adult things like get married. “That’s soooo cool your parents taught Mister Rob and his wife!” (In her curiosity about Rob, she had already forgotten his wife’s name. Oopsies.)

Marley’s curiosity about Rob was quickly swapped out for curiosity about Teal’s parents. She’d already known a lot about them from Teal, of course, but she didn’t know that they had met at RMI. “Didn’t, like, Professor Blair meet her husband here, too? And, like, there was a wedding at RMI years and years ago, I know.” Not really ‘know’ so much as ‘vaguely and imprecisely remember from school gossip’, but same diff, and this was too important to worry about semantics anyways. “And isn’t Mister Tennant married? And--” She gasped again and grabbed at Teal’s arm. “Wait, d’you think the people we date here are people we’ll maybe get married to? I mean,” she backtracked, “I don’t know if I wanna get married at all. And I’m not… really dating.” She (unsneakily) sneaked a glance at Connor at the front, blushing through dark skin. “But, maybe I wanna be… Are you?”

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