I'll agree with that
Sun Apr 9, 2017 10:36

He wished he hadn’t said anything. Marissa didn’t seem impressed by his question, and why would she? It really wasn’t his business to ask about her evening’s activities, as she informed him a moment later. But no, hang on a minute. That was exactly the sort of question he asked Marissa. They’d meet at the end of a party and he’d say things like, ’Enjoy the action?’ with a mischievous grin, or if they were hanging out he’d tease her by asking how’s her life love. That was normal. Him feeling it wasn’t his business, and her agreeing, that was the abnormal turn of events. It was baffling.

Of course, she did tell him anyway, which was a relief because at least she wasn’t mad enough at him to not answer at all, and because, well, for some reason he was pleased with her answer. He could - at this point - accept to himself that he didn’t have a problem with Russell. His issues here were Marissa-centric. Well that was new.

“I’m sorry,” he said, not being entirely sure what he was apologising for. He tried to figure that out while he noticed how still and quiet the secret passageways were now they were empty. It wasn’t like this in the commons, where even when everyone was asleep there were still sounds of snoring, or cats playing, or owls hooting. It was not like this at home, where clocks ticked, trees outside the window rustled, and fire embers crackled in the grate. Here there was just silence, punctuated by the sound of his own breathing, and Marissa’s, and it was both refreshing and distracting. “For asking when it wasn’t my business,” he clarified.

That wasn’t all. “And for you missing out on, um, that.” He wouldn’t have normally categorised not kissing as missing out - this was obviously the first party of hers he’d ever been to where he’d ended up making out with anyone; their roles seem to have been reversed - but it seemed like the appropriate turn of phrase for the moment. Now he knew what she was missing out on, he could see how that would be disappointing. Also she didn’t seem to be pleased with the situation.

“And for…” he shrugged, not sure what the third reason would be. “Okay I’m not sure where I was going with that,” he smiled again. At least while things seemed to be a bit strained between them right now - he was starting to guess why that might be - they still seemed to be friends. “I wish I could help you out with that,” he said, surprising himself with his forwardness. “But I don’t think it would be… appropriate.” Because he had enjoyed himself that evening, and he hadn’t discussed with Camilla what it might mean for either of them, and he didn’t want to cause her any disrespect. Which was probably fortunate, because he didn’t think he could really handle making out with two girls in one evening, anyway. He’d never get over the shock.

  • That we're making quite a mess - Marissa, Sun Apr 9 10:02
    Wanting Russell around was also about more than giving Russell friends. He needed them, sure, but there was another person at Rocky Mountain International who was going to need more friends. Her... more
    • I'll agree with that - Danny, Sun Apr 9 10:36
      • Welp, go us. - Marissa, Sun Apr 9 10:59
        She immediately felt bad about her response. She didn’t mean to be rude or whatever. It’s not like her love life had ever been a secret from anyone. Even if she actively tried to keep it a secret, no ... more
        • Glad that's over - Danny, Sun Apr 9 11:39
          Marissa seemed to want to talk at the same time, which was fine, because Danny hadn't been sure he was helping the situation. She was blaming Armaan for making her cranky, which caused him to grin a... more
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