Ruben Lundqvist
Heeeey Danny boy!
Mon Feb 12, 2018 23:49
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At this exact moment, Ruben couldn’t entirely tell where his hair ended and his salad began. This was an unusual experience and also one that he was absolutely fine with. The Drama Club overall had minimal appeal to him, but ever since being casted in the upcoming play, he’d decided that there were actually a few things about it that were satisfying enough to make the experience tolerable. Such as: his kickass girlfriend had literally (okay, metaphorically, as far as he was aware) kicked Heather’s ass right off the stage entirely. Another example: Holland was agreeable to braiding his hair again for the sake of costuming experimentation, and their well-practiced fingers were an enjoyable addition to rehearsals. Finally, and most importantly, Ruben had been cast in the role of Audrey Two.

Whether one or two or not numbered at all, Audrey was a dumb name. And a plant, which was equally dumb. However, Audrey Two was a murderously hungry beast who ate every other character of significance and was, by process of elimination, the real highlight of the show. That made up for its dumb name and foliage’d state of existence. There was still some debate going around the cast-slash-tech-slash-directorMarissa (obviously the real inspiration behind why this show was chosen) regarding whether to build and enchant a plant as part of the set, or borrow one from the greenhouses, or borrow a whole collection from the greenhouses. Personally, Ruben was gunning for turning himself into the plant. Some of the logistics there, namely the consumption side of things, would not be the easiest to pull off, but he was confident in himself.

So all of that came together as the reason for why his hair was woven full of leaves and vines. He hadn’t originally planned to work on this today, otherwise he would’ve arranged to meet up with Holland and get their input... Or more accurately, tried to meet up with Holland. They seemed busier than usual these days. Ruben could admit to initially assuming that was because they were actually serious about the whole university route, but that assumption had been very recently corrected by none other than the previously mentioned probably-metaphorically ass-kicked Heather. “Did you know that Susan saw your ex on Pearl Street? They’re pretty over you. Like, ‘making out with Danny Dubois over a table in Finnigans’ levels of over you. And, yeah, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I thought you should know.” Ugh. The bitch.

...Speak of the devil.

Ruben glanced up interestedly from his soup-and-salad combo at the sound of raised voices. Pretty soon, Claudia was storming past him. Well, storming as much as possible, considering how much of a ‘faint first, ask questions later (or never)’ good Pureblood girl stereotype she played. More of a mild rain. Slight breeze. Anyways. Danny was gaping after her like an idiot, and without wasting any time, Ruben picked up his soup bowl, slurped down the last remnants, and then marched himself and his salad plate over.

“Hejhej, Dar-danny-us,” he greeted the other seventh-year brightly, sliding into the empty seat that Claudia had left behind. “Why such a frowning face? You are all grown up, you made it to your very last year before going out into the big world,” this was punctuated with a loud clink as Ruben set down his plate, “you are still Quidditch captain so have a small chance of doing something good with that, and on top of all of those, you are even dating my ex, which is better than most people can say.” The sarcastic tone of voice was accompanied by a smirk, a wink, and then an energetic impaling of crisp spinach leaves on the tines of his fork. “What is not to like about your life? Aside from making your very nice, very fragile sister cry, you bully.” Ruben took a big bite, maintaining steady eye contact with Danny as he chewed. He felt the spontaneous urge to impale him next with his fork, but… nah. Wasn’t quite the time for that. There was still a good amount of salad left to eat.

  • Still not posting with myself - replies to either welcome - Dardanius (and also Claudia) Dubois, Mon Feb 12 16:13
    Having spent an incredible afternoon with Holland, Danny now had to complete the far less enticing task of telling Claudia that he was - once again - in an unsanctioned relationship. He was hoping... more
    • Heeeey Danny boy! - Ruben Lundqvist, Mon Feb 12 23:49
      • Hello Ruben - Dardanius, Thu Feb 15 16:30
        Danny sat back down in his seat, having very little idea what just happened. He didn’t expect Claudia to be so opposed to him dating before he’d even mentioned a name, and even then he hadn’t... more
        • Betcha thought I wasn't coming back - Ruben, Sun Feb 25 00:08
          He immediately interpreted the way that Danny resumed eating his squash as an attempt to mimic his own intimidation-eating. Pfft. Squash was not a food with even the possibility of being... more
          • I had faith in you - Danny, Mon Feb 26 15:24
            It was tough to get along with Ruben. Even when the two seventh years didn’t have any particular quarrel, Danny found that the Swede just intentionally tried to make it difficult for people to like... more
            • Concealed threats, despite being one of his primary skill sets, was not actually what he had been going for here. So the fact that Danny’s first response was to laugh was annoying, to say the least.... more
              • Well that was uncalled for - Danny, Tue Feb 27 20:28
                Sure, Danny could handle a threat from someone who was seventeen. However he doubted a few months on his side made up for Ruben’s pro-violence approach to conflict. He either hadn’t understood the... more
                • But surely not a surprise - Ruben, Thu Mar 1 22:52
                  Danny’s face had the expression of someone trying very hard not to have any expression at all. The other boy was failing, obviously, because Ruben had spent literally over a decade tangled up in... more
                  • No surprises here - Danny, Fri Mar 2 10:17
                    “Don’t worry, Dar-danny-us, I have complete faith in Holland. We know each other very well.” Generally irritated by the undesirable progression of his day and Ruben’s continued insistence on being an ... more
                    • I'll try harder next time - Ruben, Sat Mar 17 16:48
                      "If you're just looking for a fight-" If? Hah. He was pretty much always looking for a fight. There was not much point in day-to-day life if the majority of those days didn't contain something to... more
                      • You nailed it - Danny, Sun Mar 18 16:26
                        It was plain to Danny that Ruben was going to hold him personally responsible for any hypothetical harm that came Holland’s way (this was not at all surprising; of course Ruben would blame Danny for... more
    • I’m here for Claudia - Caleb Taylor , Mon Feb 12 17:25
      RMI was interesting. Caleb couldn’t really place his finger on specific things that he found so interesting – and weird, but good weird -, but the new fifth-year was thoroughly enjoying his time at... more
      • I'm glad someone is - Claudia Dubois, Thu Feb 15 15:51
        She was finding it so difficult not to be overwhelmed. Her high-waisted pencil skirt restricted the movement of her legs, forcing her to take smaller steps than she would have liked as her matching... more
        • I’m here to help - Caleb , Thu Feb 15 16:43
          Caleb didn't receive a response right away but instead Claudia continued to walk presumably out of the sight of everyone in the Finer Diner. He didn't blame her, to be honest. She was crying in the... more
          • I'm not sure you can - Claudia, Sat Feb 17 15:06
            Claudia couldn’t think about Danny right now - her mind seemed to have recognised that she would not be able to process this information without a great deal of emotional anguish and confusion, and... more
            • At least let me try! - Caleb , Tue Feb 20 15:35
              Everything was going better than expected. Claudia had accepted his company! And it made the fifth-year feel a bit useful. He had no idea how to help the younger witch, but he seemed to be on the... more
              • At least let me try (take 2) - Caleb, Tue Feb 20 15:36
                Everything was going better than expected. Claudia had accepted his company! And it made the fifth-year feel a bit useful. He had no idea how to help the younger witch, but he seemed to be on the... more
                • Be my guest - Claudia, Wed Feb 21 15:39
                  There weren’t many assessments of RMI that Caleb could have made at that moment to endear himself to Claudia, but apparently a way to distance her was to claim it was ‘great’. There was, in Claudia’s ... more
                  • Hank you for the opportunity! - Caleb , Mon Feb 26 18:08
                    He made her smile! The blonde was smug about achieving that, especially after she had been crying. Her smile meant that he was doing a good job at becoming a distraction, and his heart couldn't help... more
                    • You're earning my good opinion - Claudia, Wed Feb 28 07:13
                      It would be an accurate assessment that Claudia found people laughing at her most unsettling. However as Caleb proceeded to chuckle at the answer she provided, the fourth year decided that having... more
                      • Caleb listened intently as Claudia talked about her summer breaks. They sounded relaxing and low-key, especially compared to his summers. Caleb’s summer was active from dawn to dusk. Most of his time ... more
                        • Good point, well made - Claudia, Fri Mar 2 15:47
                          Claudia would not describe families breakfasts as perfect, but Caleb’s interpretation was sufficiently appreciative that Claudia graced him with another smile, which held fast as he told her a little ... more
                          • Thank you - Caleb, Sun Mar 18 23:50
                            “Thats easy,” Caleb declared with a big grin, “Quidditch.” Caleb didn't hesitate to give an answer to Claudia’s inquiry. Since he had been a small boy he had focused his energy on mastering the noble ... more
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