I’ll warn you next time
Fri Jul 20, 2018 17:34

You had to understand how people normally reacted to things so that you understood how important them not reacting to something was. For example, if Dade had had an argument against what Drew was saying about Remington and Claudia, then he would have made it. The fact that he didn’t immediately clap back with more paranoia implied that he didn’t have an argument, so either he believed Drew or (there was no “or” because Dade always argued when he had something to argue about). Good. Thank Merlin. Now if Drew could just sort out the misunderstanding with Remy—she was reasonable and had known Dade for ages, she would get it—and there was probably an easy explanation for the mail thing—everything would go back to normal.

Meaning that he could then focus on putting out the fire that was Kit and Darlene’s roommate relationship. Yeah. If anything, Kit had actually gotten worse since Drew and Darlene started dating, which he didn’t think was possible, or fair. Drew put up with (in fact, helped with) pretty much all of the quirky Kit Things that Kit did. He would’ve appreciated it if she could just chill out a little about the only thing he wanted to do that was objectionable to her. For someone so distractible, Kit sure had an unparalleled ability to hold a grudge. It was so weird because Uncle Scott and Aunt Abby weren’t like that at all. Where did she get it from? And how do I turn down the dial on it?

...no, he couldn’t focus on the Kit and Darlene problem yet, because Dade was still on fire and Drew was still the only one with water. Dade was upset about not being gay? No—he was upset because—well, Drew wasn’t sure still. He listened to what Dade was saying, but it was only making him more confused.

“Okay,” Drew acknowledged. “I guess I wouldn’t like it if someone was saying something about me that wasn’t true, even if it wasn’t a bad thing. Like, I don’t want to wear girl clothes,” he pointed out, since it was the nearest example and Dade had said it, “I just wear them to make Mads and Kit happy when they want to play dress-up.” Drew tried to imagine another situation like this that could happen, but it was hard. If someone spread a rumor that he was gay, he guessed he would want to correct them. Not because it was bad, but because it wasn’t true. That didn’t explain…

“But no one is saying that you’re gay,” he told Dade, “or a girl.” No one was saying that. Drew was pretty sure Dade was—well, maybe not a girl, but someone like Holland, who was in between both and neither. That would explain why the stairs only worked for him sometimes. But Dade didn’t want to tell him that for whatever reason, or maybe he hadn’t decided that yet, and Drew didn’t think it would help to out Dade to Dade. “So you don’t have to argue about it because no one thinks—no one is saying you are.”

  • I don't like surprises - Dade, Fri Jul 20 16:45
    Oh. Drew was presenting a point that Dade hadn’t thought of. It made much more sense for Remington to be pretending to be Claudia’s friend to spy on her for Dade, if only because Claudia was slimy... more
    • I’ll warn you next time - Drew, Fri Jul 20 17:34
      • So what about this time? - Dade, Fri Jul 20 18:14
        What if I were? was the phrase that wanted to come out of Dade’s mouth. He was feeling impulsive and a little reckless and like his heart was beating a little too fast. He didn’t didn’t know why he... more
        • It’s a little late - Drew, Fri Jul 20 19:07
          Drew was honestly so relieved that Dade wasn’t actively arguing with him anymore that he almost missed the question. It was a question literally no one had ever asked him before, and Drew didn’t know ... more
          • Never too late - Dade, Fri Jul 20 22:50
            The words Drew was saying made sense but also the words Drew was saying made no sense. Dade just didn’t understand it. Why would you prefer to wear guy clothes all the time? Sure, Dade didn’t - no,... more
            • Never say never - Drew, Fri Jul 20 23:57
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              • Hypocrite - Dade, Sat Jul 21 08:03
                More than anything, Dade was annoyed. He was annoyed at himself for saying things that were confusing, he was annoyed at Drew for being nice and for saying things that made Dade say confusing things, ... more
                • Grump - Drew, Sat Jul 21 12:11
                  Drew couldn’t help it: he jumped a bit when Dade smacked the table the first time. He wasn’t as startled when Dade did it again, but he was expecting a third hit and felt a little lacking when there... more
                  • You're not wrong - Dade, Sun Jul 22 09:10
                    The last time Dade had been uncomfortable in Defense Against the Dark Arts, he had walked out of class because what was the professor going to do, stop him? And what had actually happened was Claudia ... more
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