Great is definitely a word
Tue Oct 17, 2017 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 she had already tried to kill him once. Why wouldn’t she do it again? She was dumb enough to do it in a whole room full of people the first time, so what would stop her from doing it in a whole room full of people the next time. Was his entire experience in a magical school just going to be riddled with Marley-sized catastrophes? Was it too late to transfer to Hogwarts? Rose would be mad but at least it would get him away from this monster.

Soon, Connor found half the beans on the table in front of him, and Marley was asking him what to do. He sighed. Of course. Not only was she probably going to kill him, but before she did that she was going to make sure she got good marks in the class by using his methods of working through problems. He was never quite sure how Professor McKindy graded, but with this exercise at least it would be simple to see who succeeded and who did not, and that probably meant something, right?

“We should turn them the correct shapes first,” Connor said stiffly, realizing that he was a little too close to Marley for his comfort and considering how to edge away without seeming rude. “And then we should make them the appropriate size and colour. “And we shouldn’t race, that will interfere with the quality of our final product. Professor McKindy clearly wants us to work as a team,” the worst team ever, in this case, “or he would have had us race to begin with.” It was a lesson that McKindy had done before, most notably in the disaster that had been last year’s lava obstacle course or whatever.

He ignored Marley’s question about Midterm. It was off-topic, and it would probably result in her actually talking about the junk that she had sent him at which point he would have to feign an interest or knowledge about what the items were.

  • 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
      • 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
                          • At least we're all on the same page - Prof. McKindy, Sat Nov 4 11:03
                            Marley stepped back and let the door swing shut, so that was one fewer thing that Aaron had to do. She was still bouncing, clearly invested in the situation, but at the very least she was giving poor ... more
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