But it's never a wrong time for chocolate
Tue Aug 15, 2017 23:12

Anssi hadn’t had many expectations for how the older boy might react to seeing the chocolate. Mostly because he hadn’t expected it would be any different from how people normally reacted to chocolate. Chocolate was delicious, and even if someone didn’t like chocolate very much for some reason (he couldn’t imagine what reason), then they would just say a polite no-thank-you, right?

Wrong, apparently. Connor didn’t say no-thank-you or even just no. Instead, the older boy shouted and hit the chocolate, which was a bit of a problem since the chocolate was small enough that Anssi’s hand was kind of in the way. The Finno-Swede yelped in surprise and hastily pulled his hand back. He watched Connor put the chocolate away while rubbing both hands rapidly together - a trick that Ruben had taught him to keep his hit-hand from stinging. Or maybe it was more about making a distraction for his brain. Or did it transfer the pain to his other hand? Anssi wasn’t entirely sure how it worked, but it did, and that was what mattered.

“But it was wrapped so tight in the, um, the, hur kan man säger det?... well, the metal wrapping,” he pointed out after a moment’s struggle to find the right word. He was a bit upset at Connor’s strong retaliation, but tried to hide it because getting directly upset wouldn’t help anything. “And it would not make it to go wrong.” Chocolate was harmless. When going candy-shopping with his big sister back home, she had told him a story about how even wizards would just eat normal chocolate bars as a way to feel better after Dark magic came by. Surely a tiny Fazer chocolate wouldn’t damage anything in the potions lab, especially if they were meant to be eating what they were making today anyways!

He didn’t understand the word, but Connor’s tone of voice obviously meant that he was saying something not very nice about Muggle ice-cream. Anssi frowned at this, more out of confusion than anything else. Even if magical ice-cream did things like, hmm, maybe change flavours, or shoot glitter in the air - how could one type of ice-cream be better or worse than the other? Besides… “Chocolate is good. If all of the ice-cream parts are magic, then I think to add chocolate will just make it a magic chocolate ice-cream.” That seemed logical to him. He didn’t want to seem like he was challenging Connor, though, so added, “Maybe we can be making the ice-cream together, but put our own extra parts inside of it, even if it is two different parts? Or three, if you will put poison but also anti-poison...” Trailing off, he blinked up at Connor hopefully.

  • We're in the wrong class for that! - Connor, Sun Aug 13 15:35
    Anssi was clearly incapable of speaking proper English, and Connor smiled politely while gritting his teeth. Why had RMI let some kid in who couldn’t speak English the right way? Were there remedial... more
    • But it's never a wrong time for chocolate - Anssi, Tue Aug 15 23:12
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