I only speak the truth
Mon Dec 11, 2017 08:58

It wasn’t unheard of for people to listen to Myffi and the apologise for their own outbursts, but it wasn’t exactly usual, so when that’s what Camilla did, the apology took the younger girl by surprise. “Thanks for your apology,” Myffi said, mollified. She wasn’t going to bear a grudge when there was no need. Camilla had taken a seat opposite her now, so if she did want to openly and rationally have a discussion now, Myfanwy would be amenable to that.

“I take it you don’t want to switch to vegetarianism,” she said, with a teasing smile, “but if there’s anything else you want to ask me about then I’m more than happy to talk to you.” The Welsh girl had already forgiven Camilla for her outburst. No it wasn’t okay for her to talk to people like that, but maybe she was having a bad day. Everyone had those from time to time.

“Like, did you know there are supplies of sustainable, reliably sourced leather?” she asked. “There are some communities where cows are raised in open grasslands, and when they are eventually slaughtered for their meat then their skin becomes available for leatherwork.” She wasn’t going to start eating meat herself any time soon, but she was happy to eat animals products such as eggs or milk, providing she knew they had come from happy animals that were responsibly farmed. “So you can still have your leather handbags,” she said, nodding towards the older girl’s accessory, “without damaging the planet.” She had originally been going to say ‘without the guilt’ but Camilla didn’t strike her as a person who felt exceptionally guilty about owning a leather handbag.

As she sipped her tea, Myffi took a moment to glance around the Diner at the other students who were coming in and reading her leaflets. A handful of diners seemed to just be throwing them away, which was wasteful, but not all that surprising; some people were so obstinate that even the subtlest, most vague suggestion of change could upset them into refusal to even contemplate alternative ways of doing things. However, other students seemed to be reading her fliers, which gave Myffi cause to smile to herself.

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