We're such good spies!
Fri Jan 20, 2017 21:19

Francine liked to be optimistic. It was a better outlook for the present, an eager positivity that made any current situation feel better, and then at least if you got disappointed later, you could do it alone in your room as opposed to being pessimistic and sad in the moment. So in the vein of optimism, she chose to take Lucien’s statement of having more fun with her than if it were someone else as a compliment despite the “I guess” attached to it.

“Let’s do a real dance.”

His voice was strong and his arm snaked around her waist. “Oo!” she squeaked in surprise. Francine giggled, partially at herself and partially because she didn’t know what else to do. Regaining her composure, she placed a hand on his shoulder, as one might if one knew what one was doing. “I like your style, Lucien Dubois.” She noted his extended arm and slid her hand into his.

“My turn not to know what I’m doing, though,” she commented. “I’m afraid I don’t know any ‘real’ dancing. Think you can lead me?” Lucien had always been gorgeous - as most boys at this school were, at least in her opinion - but with him taking the lead like this, Francine had never found him more attractive. She happened to like a man in charge of a situation.

  • I'm good at pretending - Lucien, Fri Jan 20 13:00
    She was much too excited about dancing, in his opinion, and Lucien had to scramble to put his cup down when she grabbed his hand again. He managed to get it on the edge of the table without spilling... more
    • We're such good spies! - Francine, Fri Jan 20 21:19
      • Classy ones, too. - Lucien, Mon Jan 23 18:22
        Francine said she liked his style. Whether she was referencing the dance position he had established for them or something more about himself specifically, he wasn’t clear, but either way it was... more
        • His confidence was delightful. Sometimes Francine worried about the people around her - if they were really happy, if they felt good about themselves - and that included Lucien, so his almost... more
          • I'll have to get a nicer suit, then - Lucien, Mon Jan 23 23:43
            He snorted at her remark of Nick being a better partner - not in a bad way, of course; it was obviously true. When he thought about it, it felt like Nick had been in dance lessons for practically as... more
            • I think you look wonderful as is. - Francine, Tue Jan 24 00:32
              Francine giggled with his returned response. Had Lucien always been this funny? If so, she was quite disappointed in herself for wasting six years not picking it up. She wasn’t entirely sure he... more
              • Having you beside me helps. - Lucien, Tue Jan 24 01:15
                He’d ducked down to be closer for speaking purposes. Their heights weren’t too far apart, but it was loud in the room, so ducking was a practical move. Something had gone astray, clearly, because now ... more
                • Well, a smile's the greatest accessory. - Francine, Tue Jan 24 18:04
                  It took a moment before he was actually kissing back, which was weird since he had started leaning in first as far as she knew, but maybe it was just the shock of being beaten to the metaphorical... more
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