I needed to think about it first
Wed Jul 19, 2017 13:32

Kaye rolled her eyes and placed the food next to him anyway. She only wanted the eggroll. “Suit yourself,” she shrugged before taking another bite.

Her dads had always been impressed by the fact that she could eat whatever she wanted, and as much as what she wanted, and still manage not to put on weight. It was some kind of crazy metabolism thing. They worried, when the hair loss first started, that her being underweight might be the cause. Her doctors even suggested that, saying she needed to eat more or have a better nutrition plan. Kaye thought it was a load of crazy, but every so often her dad’s would send a list of meals she should try when they wrote. They just cared really, really hard.

It was fun to watch Danny squirm. She could practically see the gears turning in his brain. He took this more seriously than she expected. Kaye recognized that she didn’t know Danny all that well. She clearly made assumptions about him. Most of them, as far as she’d seen, turned out to be true, but maybe he had more of a brain than she thought. From what she knew about him in classes, he wasn’t particularly a hard worker. Neither was she, though, so that didn’t mean much. Her grades were pretty phenomenal, and she put forth the minimal amount of effort possible.

She nodded along with Danny, understanding his point of view. He talked about how silly the binary was, and Kaye realized that she needed to give the Lyra a little more credit. That wasn’t going to stop her from messing with him, though. That was really easy and way too much fun.

“What about you? What would you change?”

She should’ve expected the question to be turned around on her. Kaye shrugged. “I dunno. It’s a lot better here than at my Chicago school.” Kaye hadn’t been suspended yet here, and no one had been outright terrible. She had her rivalry with Heather, but that was about it. Student wise, Rocky Mountain International was pretty okay.

“If I were to change something,” she said after a moment of thought, I’d want more options for Muggle classes. Papa is a Muggle; Dad’s a wizard. I don’t know what I’m going to do when I get out of here, and it’d be nice to know how to do more Muggle stuff than work a computer. Like, I dunno, math is important. Science. More extracurricular stuff besides Drama Club.” Kaye shrugged again. “It’d really suck to be forced into participating in the magical world if I didn’t want to, but it was all I knew how to do.”

  • You tell me - Danny, Thu Jul 13 08:59
    She sat on the stool. She was kind of staring at him the whole time. It was disconcerting, which, bizarrely, was familiar in a conversation with Kaye. Danny speculated that his discomfort was... more
    • I needed to think about it first - Kaye, Wed Jul 19 13:32
      • Carefully considered conclusions - Danny, Wed Jul 19 19:36
        After he gave her a proper answer, Danny felt momentarily deflated that she didn't even have the good grace to acknowledge it. He hadn't expected a well rounded critique with helpful feedback, but... more
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