Maybe we average out to normal then
Sun Jun 18, 2017 20:27

It was Kit’s thought that she’d never be caught dead in the white socks she’d caught peeking out between Dylan’s pants and his shoes, but Mom had been reminding her not to blurt out the first thing that came to mind all the time so instead of informing Dylan where he could get better socks (in the back of the Wicked! location on Pearl Street, which was only twenty minutes away from where she lived and one and a half blocks away from where Dad worked), Kit focused on sharing her cookie. She broke it into roughly equal parts and handed one to Dylan right after he said something about the tour being cool. The girl tilted her head. He was using a lot of words to say things about RMI and that he’d never seen a whole lot of magic before. Now that was weird.

“Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered,” Kit said assuredly, making a large sweeping motion with both arms that came perilously close to Dylan’s nose. “My big sister Marissa is an Aquila and she tells me all sorts of things plus I’m here all the time with my best friend Drew,” another large gesture, this time in the direction of the dark-skinned boy she had spent the tour with, “because Grandpa Garen is Drew’s daddy which makes him pretty much my cousin.” Kit nodded. “Grandpa Aaron is also Drew’s daddy and he teaches Spellwork. PLUS,” Kit continued, determined to give Dylan all of her credentials at once so that he was super sure that she was super on top of helping him out, “Marissa promised she’d give Drew and I the real tour when we come in the fall,” Kit lowered her voice conspiratorially, bringing it down to what most people would consider a normal speaking volume. “She says there are secret passageways.”

Kit crunched down on her half of the cookie and smiled brightly through the crumbs at Dylan. Maybe if she and Dylan were friends, Marissa would give Dylan the secret tour too! Then they could all be friends together, and maybe they could have a secret club with a secret handshake. Kit had always wanted to have a secret club with a secret handshake. She had a secret handshake with Marissa obviously but it was different with friends than with your big sister even when your big sister was the best ever.

  • I'd go with 'overwhelmed' over 'excited' - Dylan Xavier, Sun Jun 18 18:41
    This was all new to Dylan. He'd stuck close to his parents throughout the tour, trusting them to make sure he didn't walk into anything as he gaped and stared are everything around him. This was... more
    • Maybe we average out to normal then - Kit, Sun Jun 18 20:27
      • I hope I'm not that dull. - Dylan, Mon Jun 19 14:01
        Dylan munched on his partial cookie, taking small bites so that he'd be able to talk if she threw a question his way, but that didn't seem to be a necessary consideration and she launched into a... more
        • I dunno, those white socks... - Kit, Mon Jun 19 15:56
          “For sure I’m coming here!” Kit nodded enthusiastically. “Mom and Dad came to RMI too when they were my age, but they were both in Lyra. I want to be in Aquila like Marissa but I think it would be... more
          • That was my parents' idea. - Dylan, Mon Jun 19 18:21
            Dylan nodded, not too surprised by her certainty about coming here to RMI, especially when it sounded like it was a family given. There were plenty of things he did because he family did it - which... more
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