It's a talent
Sat Mar 25, 2017 23:21

Marissa grinned and made her way to the drinks, where she grabbed two cups and two cans of ginger ale. She knew she’d have fun with Russell, because the red head knew how to have fun in pretty much any situation, but she didn’t expect to have this much fun. She made a mental note to invite him the next time her friend group was hanging out. She didn’t think the transfer had many friends yet, and he was sweet. Maybe she could help fix that problem.

She mixed the ginger ale with the contents of her flask. There had been a decent amount of firewhiskey left in Aquila for her to use that night. After tonight, the bottle would be close to empty. She wondered if she could get Jessie to send her something new; Marissa loved trying different things. She definitely made sure that Russell received the weaker drink. She’d gathered that he was new to making questionable choices, so she planned on starting him out slow. Well, Kendrick slow.

Russell ended up walking ahead of her on their way to the darker space, and that’s when she noticed that Danny and Camilla had changed activities. She felt her stomach drop and twist, and her heart did a weird jumping thing that she didn’t understand. Marissa focused her green eyes on Russell’s back and did her best not to stare as she walked by the two students.

They sat down, and Marissa emptied the rest of her flask into her own cup. It was more firewhiskey than ginger ale at this point, which was fine. She didn’t want to have to pour it back into the bottle at the end of the night; finishing the drinks was just easier. She took a deep drink from her cup and did her best to return her focus to Russell. It’s not like it mattered what Danny was doing right now. They were friends. He needed her help, Marissa helped him, and now he was putting what he learned to good use. Really, she should be proud.

“Thanks for suggesting this. I don’t like to be, well, a drag at parties, I guess, but all that--it’s hard.”

“Yeah,” Marissa glanced over where he pointed, which gave her another good look at the show. She reminded herself that not everything was about her, and she turned her back to the party. “If it helps, I don’t think you’re a drag. I had a lot of fun tonight.” And she was pretty sure that her voice reflected that, even though there was a weird ball of sadness forming in her chest. Stupid hormones and emotions and confusing feelings. She drank some more, noting that she was probably getting through her drink faster than recommended. “We should hang out more. Not just at parties or in class.”

  • I'm starting to figure that out - Russell, Mon Mar 20 14:21
    Russell had never taken a dance class. Or any type of class outside of his actual academics, really. It was hard to find classes with a physical environment he was comfortable in, and he’d given up... more
    • It's a talent - Marissa, Sat Mar 25 23:21
      • A natural gift - Russell, Mon Mar 27 01:00
        Apparently, Marissa didn’t find him a drag after all. On one hand, he could understand that. Dancing together had been really fun. On the other hand, which was proportionately larger, Russell... more
        • Organic! - Marissa, Fri Mar 31 21:37
          It was really sweet how happy Russell was now. Marissa couldn’t think of a time where she’d seen the fourth year smile so genuinely. He was a really nice kid. A little odd, but everyone at Rocky... more
          • Mechanic! - Russell, Fri Mar 31 23:08
            Marissa didn't just offer to hang out, no - she offered to invite him along when we all hang out. He would've been happy simply with her promise to have him join her to practice dancing. But this,... more
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