But you don't drink
Wed Mar 15, 2017 14:53

It seemed like Camilla was happy to be his date for the evening, which was great. Danny hadn't thought much about how the party would go, beyond who his date might be (he had wondered about that, in the idle minutes when he was technically supposed to be listening to a professor or doing classwork). Pleased to be paired with Camilla - sweet Merlin, that dress - Danny was wondering how to interpret the date aspect of the party, and what others - especially Camilla - might expect from the evening.

Then suddenly she was much closer than she had been a moment before. The mild exhilaration this unexpected proximity prompted was reminiscent of earlier in the year when Danny had thought Marissa might kiss him. She hadn’t, on that occasion; she'd just been messing with him. Camilla wasn't so prone to teasing as Marissa, so Danny couldn't immediately account for her actions. Then she moved something from his eyelash, apparently, which was either a huge coincidence or she was making an excuse to be so close.

This was all a bit surreal. Dardanius wasn't used to this dating game, with its flirtations and blind dates and potential to upset friendship groups. The majority of his flirting had been harmlessly exchanged with Marissa, and the majority of the romantic attention he had amassed had been from socialite girls who liked the idea of the Dubois fortune; Danny had passed over them without a thought. But he liked Camilla, and she was his date, and incredibly attractive, and incredibly close. Yet without knowing her expectations, he didn't have a feel for what was appropriate in this circumstance. He did, however, remember that she liked to dance.

Danny cleared his throat as it had become unusually dry. He leant in yet closer, to speak quietly but be heard over the other sounds around them, and said, “Do you want to dance?” He placed his hand on her lower back before she had answered, hoping to prevent her from moving away from him, in the most gentlemanly way he could. They were well-positioned at the edge of the crowd and away from snack tables, so while Danny wasn't comfortable dancing, he thought he could probably manage a song or two with Camilla's guidance.

  • Maybe we should toast to that! - Camilla, Wed Mar 15 12:49
    Camilla was glad that the Faiths had intervened and matched her with Danny and not someone she didn't know. This semester she was beginning to open up a bit more, but everything was about baby steps. ... more
    • Her whole face lighted up as she smiled in victory for a job very well done. She carefully blew the lint away from her fingertip and briefly watched it fly away. Camilla didn't know what had prompted ... more
    • But you don't drink - Danny, Wed Mar 15 14:53
      • Her whole face lighted up as she smiled in victory for a job very well done. She carefully blew the lint away from her fingertip and briefly watched it fly away. Camilla didn't know what had prompted ... more
        • An excellent sentiment - Danny, Thu Mar 16 07:51
          She was giving him an escape, offering to chat instead. While tempted to take the opportunity, Danny had already spent one party chatting to Camilla when she would rather have been dancing; it wasn't ... more
          • I believe so, yes. Thank you! - Camilla, Thu Mar 16 14:52
            The Ceti enjoyed dancing - not that she was excellent at it, though - quite a bit. She couldn't suppress the excitement when Danny agreed to, at least, attempt it. Camilla had been hanging with Danny ... more
            • So... drinks all round? - Danny, Thu Mar 16 16:11
              “You smell nice,” Camilla said, and, glancing at her, Dardanius would swear she was blushing, although the limited lighting made it impossible to be sure. As far as he could recall, nobody had ever... more
              • How about some shots? - Camilla, Thu Mar 16 19:55
                The main reason why Camilla preferred to stick to herself was because she had a mild anger problem, especially when people poked her to the point of explosion. The Ceti had become better at... more
                • Ladies' Choice - Danny, Sat Mar 18 19:07
                  Camilla claimed to be getting better at loosening up. Dardanius felt he could make the same claim. He didn’t think he’d be hexing anyone any time soon (although neither would he rule anything out... more
                  • Lady has made her choice... - Camilla, Mon Mar 20 02:11
                    Camilla wasn't sure they could categorize what they had been doing for the past few minutes as dancing - they had been swaying back and forth, excitedly close together -, but she definitely had an... more
                    • I respect her decision - Danny, Mon Mar 20 17:53
                      A bit of swaying, a bit of stepping, some limited turning around, and Danny supposed it would have been difficult to really mess up his very basic approach to dancing. So even though he knew Camilla... more
                      • I would not expect less from you - Camilla, Mon Mar 20 21:37
                        Kissing was a topic Camilla did not have much experience with - with the exception of a boy back home during their last summer vacations -, but she had enough experience to know that the second Danny ... more
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