I mean, I guess you can do math that way
Sun Jul 22, 2018 16:35

Well damn, okay. They were really doing this.

This made her respect (or mild interest, she didn’t exactly know the right word to use here) for Nolan to increase by at least half a letter grade. Like, if this were an extra credit assignment, it would make a tangible difference for a lazy student, but it would be pretty insignificant to an already on top of it academic. She and Nolan had a relationship that seemed similar to how her and Danny’s started. She doubted they would end the year with an actually friendship like she had with Pretty Dubois, but it was comforting to know that she had someone in Aquila she messed with out of enjoyment instead of hate.

She imagined there would be lots of hanging out on the Aquila couch in their future. Not in the sexy way, like with her and Ruben, but in a quiet companionship kind of way that would only sometimes end with Nolan’s leg in her possession.

Of course, that depended upon how this went. Nolan could very well trick her and show a memory that had nothing to do with his leg. She didn’t know what kind of thing he’d show her as a prank. It wasn’t like he had a naked Ruben memory or something equivalent to show her. Nolan was a pureblood, but she got the feeling he was part of the lame pureblood culture instead of the cool, badass, magical version of Skins (UK, not US version, she had taste) culture.

There was a brief moment where Kaye wondered if the weird liquid-not-liquid of the pensieve would do any damage to her wigs. It was too late to worry about that now, because this wasn’t one of the wigs that did well pulled back in a ponytail. Plus, she didn’t have any hair ties anyway because, ha, why would she have a hair tie? Hair ties were one of the most boring thing she’d ever seen, anyway. That younger student Remington had her super cool bows, and sometimes scrunchies were a cute nostalgic accessory, but damn were basic hair ties… basic. Anyway. Potentially traumatic memory time!

The memory she saw was definitely of the event that led to Nolan losing his leg. Watching it, she quickly understood that he couldn’t show the actual loss because, like her own loss, it was impossible. He’d probably been unconscious and then woke up missing a limb. Definitely looked like it hurt, though. And it did give her a little more respect for the other Aquila. Dealing with that and then going back to being all borderline Equus obsessed with horses was rather impressive. What a way to kick trauma in the ass. He’d been real little, too. Another thing in common, then. She briefly wondered if they’d ever run in the same circles during the very brief time they’d tried to stay in Dad’s pureblood world, and then the memory was over and she was back in the classroom.

“Well that sucked for you,” She commented lightly before pulling her dogwood wand out for her turn. She briefly considered going for the skinny dipping memory with Ruben out of habit (both the habit of thinking about that memory and the habit of being the best kind of asshole) before deciding to follow through, too. “Guess it’s my turn.”

Once she’d done recordatio and placed the memory in the pensieve, Nolan would have the opportunity to see the closest thing to Kaye’s promised memory: she was in the bathroom with her Dad, who was inspecting the now dime sized bald spots on her scalp, and her Papa, who was setting up a special Muggle razor. The nine year old Kaye, with some of her long sandy brown hair still intact, was clearly trying to talk them out of it. She still hoped that maybe the doctors were wrong. Maybe it was actually Lyme Disease and her hair would just grow back or something! But after some convincing, some joking, and the promise of any color wig she wanted, Jared held her hand while Thomas began shaving her head. She didn’t cry.

  • All adds up to didn’t - Nolan, Fri Jul 20 11:43
    Nolan, who hadn’t counted upon the possibility that Kaye would accept the challenge, cocked an auburn eyebrow. He had been trying to respond to her request with an equally rude one. Could she even... more
    • I mean, I guess you can do math that way - Kaye, Sun Jul 22 16:35
      • I know my arithmetic - Nolan, Thu Jul 26 14:27
        Nolan didn’t especially want to watch the accident that had ended with his leg being amputated, but watching Kaye watch it without having a solid idea of what she was seeing was freaky. It’d be nice... more
        • Kaye wrinkled her nose at the mention of physical therapy. That kind of thing sounded annoying. Lazy by nature, the Aquila couldn’t imagine caring about something so much that she’d put herself... more
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