I never said you were off!
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:32

Marissa couldn’t help but notice that Emmett’s face was getting a little red, and she wondered if hers was, too. She knew that, under the freckles, she was naturally going to be a little pink from all of the dancing. She could tell that her face was warmer than usual, and she quickly attributed that to the firewhiskey. The Aquila didn’t think she had that much, but between pre-gaming with Rose in their room, the flask, and not eating as much because she was getting ready to throw a party, it was going through her faster than she thought.

Yeah, it was probably best not to have another sip from her flask for a while.

“No, no, I said don’t try so hard,” she teased. She knew it’d be difficult. Trying too hard seemed to be Emmett’s thing. In a way, she understood that that was his problem when he visited her at home over the summer. He didn’t seem to be able to find a balance between her and her dad; he tried too hard to please Scott Kendrick. It didn’t matter how much Marissa reminded Emmett that her dad was just being overdramatic. Emmett was a Lyra, after all, so he really should have understood just how ridiculous her dad, a textbook Lyran, could be.

“I might need some extra help. Think you can teach me?”

Marissa laughed at his wiggling eyebrows and nodded. “Sure. Hold on.” Marissa quickly went over to Rose’s bag and set her flask down. She reminded herself again that she needed Rose to teach her that anti-theft spell that she had on her bag before heading back to Emmett and the dance floor.

She swayed with him for a few beats, trying to get the feel for the music, which just changed to a slower song. Not a slow dance kind of song, but something slower than the fast party song that had been playing moments ago. “Okay, so the trick for you, I think, is to just…not care so much.” She looked him up and down with her green eyes, then decided to place her arms across his shoulders and pull herself in close.

“It’s not just for dancing, either,” she pointed out, “You’d would be much happier if you went with the flow a little more and stopped trying to impress everyone. We already like you; you don’t have to prove anything.”

He needed a self-confidence boost. Marissa had heard a little bit of gossip about how Emmett felt about the breakup, which had led her to try and convince Rose to hook up with the Lyra. Rose wasn’t having it though, so it was up to Marissa to make him feel better.

  • Scale of 1-10, how off am I? - Emmett, Mon Jan 16 22:39
    She was a little pink, but not like him. Emmett had been growing a steady blush, but his was from the rush of things he felt about her, whereas hers was probably just from dancing. But with her hands ... more
    • I never said you were off! - Marissa, Wed Jan 18 10:32
      • Sounds like a solid 0. Nice. - Emmett, Wed Jan 18 21:39
        She agreed - he wasn’t super sure if that was a good thing or not, overall - and then took off, coming back a moment later with open hands. Well, at least there was no risk now of something getting... more
        • I never said that! - Marissa, Mon Jan 23 12:24
          Sometimes, Marissa wished she hadn’t dated Emmett. Maybe the reason he couldn’t get himself to let go and just be himself was because he was younger. She hadn’t thought a year would make much of a... more
          • #Mixedsignals - Emmett, Mon Jan 23 23:56
            “What do you want to do next?” It was a good question. Emmett wanted a lot to do a lot of things next, both in terms of dancing and, like, life. As far as the current party situation went, he mostly... more
            • You're the only one confused here - Marissa, Sat Jan 28 20:17
              Maybe it was the alcohol, or maybe it was Emmett going back to being the funny nerd she knew, but Marissa was laughing a lot tonight. It was the good kind of laughter. It spread across her freckled... more
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