Well I'm very sure about you
Tue Oct 3, 2017 20:27

Oh no Merlin no why no - Connor mentally let off a couple of words that he’d heard Rose use, usually under her breath and usually directed at their father. Their father had threatened to wash Rose’s mouth out with soap after the first time she’d said them, which is how Connor knew they were unrepeatable words, but he felt there was much about Marley that should be unrepeatable. He glared balefully as he stood back up, looking more like his brother than he normally did, but the annoyance was quickly overwhelmed by a sense of panic as Marley insisted that they work together. Connor had been planning on spending a nice, relaxing class period with Claudia - who was fairly intelligent in addition to having a lovely personality - but instead he was apparently going to be trapped in some sort of hell with a girl who looked like a distorted poster-child for Drooble’s Best Blowing Gum.

Connor did not approve of gum. It was sticky and gross and people stuck it under seats in class and it was just rude to chew gum anyway.

Marley had a lot in common with gum.

Connor spluttered. Marley was terrible, but that didn’t mean it was acceptable for him to be rude but at the same time he didn’t want to get stuck working with her. But even then, he looked across the room and saw that Claudia was already talking to someone else, and Dade had already also partnered up, and Connor realized with a sinking stomach that he was going to be stuck with Marley. There was no escaping it. And why was she talking about a Bludger? She was a Beater for Lyra (along with an obnoxious red-headed girl that Dade had inexplicably taken to hanging out with) but that wasn’t relevant to anything that was happening right now.

Instead of bolting from the room, Connor gritted his teeth and smiled politely. “It has been quite a while since we worked together,” he said, tone as even as he could make it (although he was pretty sure he still sounded desperate to escape). “And we have not talked recently,” he added, tacking a mental thankfully on to the end of the statement. What else was there to say? He wasn’t about to agree to working with the horrible - girl - but if he was rude was he really that much better than her?

  • There's little I'm unsure of - Marley Chapman, Wed Sep 20 14:01
    “Oh don’t worry, it’s totally fine!” Marley chirped from her own spot on the floor. Not that Connor had actually knocked her over, nope - he’d only whacked into her side when he tripped, which she... more
    • Well I'm very sure about you - Connor, Tue Oct 3 20:27
      • Me too! Great minds think alike! - Marley, Tue Oct 3 22:33
        Marley felt like her face was smiling even more as Connor answered her. If that was even possible. Which it probably wasn’t, but whatever. The way he answered, quiet and concise and agreeing with... more
        • Great is definitely a word - Connor, Tue Oct 17 13:03
          There was no escape. Connor gingerly sat on the stool next to Marley as though the thing was going to explode. In fact, he wasn’t going to rule exploding out of the question because it was Marley and ... more
          • Great is who we are - Marley, Sat Oct 21 20:01
            Connor proposed starting with the shapes and then moving on to size and colour. Nodding along, her brain caught up a second later and she realized -- “Oh, of course , that totally makes sense!” She’d ... more
            • In great distress, maybe - Connor, Sun Oct 29 14:56
              She was touching him . Every single alarm bell in Connor’s entire body was going off because oh Merlin Marley was touching him she was touching his head why was she touching his head oh Merlin why.... more
              • Oh, no! How can I help? - Marley, Sun Oct 29 19:12
                And she actually did it , wow. Marley was so impressed with herself. Her hand wasn’t even shaking, although her heart was doing a loud bongo-like thumping, and that was definitely something to be... more
                • Unsurprisingly, Marley’s answer was not an answer that Connor deemed appropriate explanation for her touching him. More surprisingly, apparently this is what constituted flirting in Marley’s twisted... more
                  • Connor’s confirmation that he hadn’t done much flirting before, either, was not only accompanied by a small smile of his own, but in turn met with a more enthusiastic smile from Marley. Oh, phew !... more
                    • Trust me, my plans do not include you - Connor, Wed Nov 1 11:17
                      As suddenly as Connor thought he had the situation under control, it spun so far out of the realm of his imagination that he didn’t have time to realize it before things got Very Bad. He hadn’t... more
                      • Something's wrong!! (tag: Mister Aaron) - Marley, Wed Nov 1 16:42
                        Connor didn't immediately agree that yes a date would be marvelous, great idea Marley, you're marvelous too , but he also didn't immediately say no never , so she supposed that his silent staring and ... more
                        • Yeah I'm starting to get that feeling - Professor McKindy, Thu Nov 2 18:47
                          Although Aaron had been wandering around the room at the start of class, answering questions, he had since let the students get on with their projects without his constant hovering. If they needed... more
                          • You have no idea - Connor, Thu Nov 2 19:03
                            Connor had barely had the opportunity to take a deep breath when he heard Marley outside the door. Why had she followed him? His eyes were wide as he looked around the bathroom contemplating the best ... more
                            • I don't, either!! - Marley, Fri Nov 3 21:09
                              The great thing about Mister Aaron was that he was not only super nice, but he was also a super good pay-attention-er. (Was there a real word for that? She didn’t think so, but even if there was,... more
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