As long as neither of us are Bleu
Sat Jul 15, 2017 23:51

Marissa tried to think of a time when she’d seen Danny drink something she’d offered him. It occurred to her, briefly, that he might want to follow the rules more than usual. He was a prefect, after all. And so were Emmett and Russell. They had nothing to worry about. Unless another, actual rule-abiding prefect showed up, or Shifty suddenly changed alliances and went around waking all the staff, there was no way this party was getting busted. That meant there was no harm in trying something – or a few things – that might be questionable.

She didn’t have to say any of this out loud. Danny took her drink, he actually tried it, and it made her smile. “Well that’s sweet, fizzy and alcoholic. You can keep the rest.”

“Okay,” Marissa took the flask in hand and took another drink before closing it. She didn’t feel that much like getting past a normal buzzing point at this party. Sure, at the beginning, she would’ve wanted that. But there was a different kind of energy between her and Danny tonight. It was made of that familiar, dangerous, flirty energy, but something seemed more tangible. She didn’t want to ruin that by being too out of it. She’d already made flirting eyes at Ruben. He’d noticed her checking him out, and when he did, she’d raised her eyebrows and nearly winked. She stopped herself from being too ridiculous, because she was here, and Danny was there, and while she didn’t know what they were, she was hoping to find out. She needed to be in a somewhat normal state of mind for that, even though she found it really, really fun to drink at parties.

She shook her head when he suggested a board game. Of all the ways they could spend their time, that had the potential to be the least interesting. A movie, however… her face brightened. “Um, yes!” Marissa nodded. “Yeah, I brought tons of movies.” Marissa took his hand in hers and led him over to the stack of DVDs. “You pick, then put it in there and bring me this.” She showed him how to load the DVD player quickly and handed him the remote.

While he sorted through the stack, Marissa found her sleeping bag and brought it over to the television. She unzipped it so it opened up like a blanket, and she pulled it over herself as she settled on a hill of pillows. As if anticipating some kind of question, Marissa raised an eyebrow and held up the sleeping-bag-turned-blanket so he could join if he wanted. “What? It gets chilly in the passageways.”

She went to press play, and then remembered he asked about the summer. That’s right; they hadn’t gotten that far when they reunited after the feast. “My summer was good. I went skinny dipping. Did stuff with one of the girls at my dance camp.” She shrugged. “Babysat and hung out with Holland a little bit. Helped Rose brainstorm nicknames for you.” She lifted the remote and turned on the TV. She pressed play, having no idea what Danny picked out and not caring. Movies at parties were just background noise, anyway. “What about you?”

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