Me too! Great minds think alike!
Tue Oct 3, 2017 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 her, was just making her really happy because it was so them him. It was a relief, really. She’d been kinda just a little worried that something had changed because of how rarely they had interacted since the start of term, and she had tried convincing herself that it was just her imagination (they were both super busy, after all), but then Midterm had happened and she realized that Literally Months/Basically Years had gone by and she couldn’t ignore the niggling feeling that something was off. But Connor was being totally normal! Nothing had changed and everything was okay and her friend was back. Phew.

Connor hadn’t exactly answered her question, but that was also normal - their relationship was just unique like that! - so Marley took it upon herself to assign him an answer. Affirmative, duh. “Fantastic, then let’s start!” She hopped up onto her stool, before half-hopping down again in order to scootch it closer to the empty stool. That was just because she and Connor would have to be closer together in order to work on this assignment. Obviously. Because the two or, like, maybe three inches that she’d nudged her stool closer could have a big impact on their working dynamic. Like how even teeny changes to a room could change the acoustics. She couldn’t just stay where she was and then wind up shouting at him all class. That’d be unproductive!

The fact that, assuming he took the stool intended for him, which of course he would (why wouldn’t he), it meant they would be close enough they might almost barely be within range of actual contact was obviously something that hadn’t occurred to her yet.

Briskly taking charge, she began dividing up the beans, half in front of her, half pushing towards him. “So how do you wanna do this?” she asked, genuinely curious in his answer. Connor always seemed to have an efficient way of finishing classwork, and the benefit of partnered work was that then you could learn a new way of doing things since everyone thought differently and your partner’s ideas would therefore always be at least a bit different from your own. (Marley was a strong supporter of partnered work, if anyone couldn’t tell.) “Maybe we can take turns for the first few, to, like, watch each other and give advice and stuff, and then race each other through the rest! And hey, how was your Midterm?” Someone who wasn’t Marley might have found the topic change abrupt, but it was absolutely logical to her - she had, after all, just expressed her apologies for Bludger’s behaviour not letting them keep in better touch.

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    • Me too! Great minds think alike! - Marley, Tue Oct 3 22:33
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                          • I don't, either!! - Marley, Fri Nov 3 21:09
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                            • At least we're all on the same page - Prof. McKindy, Sat Nov 4 11:03
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