Oh, suck it up.
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:21

It wasn’t hard to miss Danny’s big eyebrow raise at the revelation that her dad was a Byron. Kaye didn’t seem like someone who knew anything about pureblood society, but she did. She remembered being eight years old, when she still had naturally long sandy blonde hair, and meeting their family for the first time. Even then, her papa tried to let Kaye dress how she wanted. They wanted to make a good impression, though, so she’d been stuffed into a poofy lilac dress that was reserved for Easter and other ridiculous religious holidays. Her hair had been curled and pulled back with a bow, and her legs were covered by these uncomfortable pantyhose. The white buckle flats made it even worse. She looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize herself, but she loved her dad so much that she didn’t mind. It was only for one night.

The Byrons hadn’t been impressed in the slightest. They’d looked down their noses at her, and they didn’t even bother to whisper when they started to talk about her and her papa. They might as well have come to their house wearing invisibility cloaks. Thomas took them to a couple more family dinners, and there was a ball where Kaye spilled an entire bowl of red fizzy punch on the fancy white shoes of a particularly rude Fontenot boy. To this day, no one ever knew if it was on purpose, and the Aquila would never tell. After that, the Byrons were pretty much done, and Thomas was too.

Sometimes she imagined showing up to a pureblood soiree as she was now. She’d wear her most colorful wig, her spikiest clothes, her shortest skirt, and her tallest, ball crushing boots. It gave her lots of joy to imagine how many people would faint just as the sight of her. Maybe someday.

Danny thanked her and admitted to only hearing about the bad stuff, which made Kaye roll her eyes. “Well of course they only tell the bad stories. If you don’t think it’s possible for it to work out, you’re less likely to think for yourself and try.”

It sounded like Danny only had to stay out of his house for a few days. That meant he wasn’t currently homeless, which was good. Kaye probably wouldn’t offer her place to him if he needed a place to stay. Holland had no desire to step foot in Texas, so that would be kind of pointless.

She couldn’t stop the grin that spread across her face at the mention of Holland meeting Danny’s parents. She knew Claudia was friends with Holland – or used to be, maybe, it was all very weird with that girl – and Kaye suspected that the younger Dubois was more like her parents than the pretty boy in front of her. It sounded like it didn’t go horribly wrong. Danny was probably the luckiest person she’d ever known.

“Ruben surprised my parents on Christmas,” Kaye said with a chuckle and a very fond smile, “He showed up with a whole dead fish, and I think he was wearing actual antlers on his head. Dad thought it was awesome but Papa is still a bit freaked out by him. So, yknow, at least Holland didn’t bring dead animals to your house. I assume.”

  • That was uncomfortable - Dardanius, Sat Apr 7 03:35
    Kaye elected to shrug rather than share anything about her midterm - again, Danny was unsurprised - and he wondered if they were going to sit and eat in silence (they did that sometimes, too, he was... more
    • Oh, suck it up. - Kaye, Fri Apr 13 10:21
      • From sucking to swallowing - Danny, Fri Apr 13 15:13
        “If you don’t think it’s possible for it to work out, you’re less likely to think for yourself and try,” Kaye elucidated with a roll of her eyes, and Danny knew it was true. The continuation and... more
        • I have no response - Kaye, Mon Apr 16 10:23
          The idea that Ruben might be difficult to accept made her chuckle. She was clearly fond of Ruben. Sometimes, the sixth year couldn’t believe her luck at coming to Rocky Mountain International. She... more
          • I have that effect on people - Danny, Tue Apr 17 15:33
            Kaye’s ideas of what constituted as charming clearly differed from Danny’s. Ruben didn’t have charms, he had unintelligible insults, terrible dress sense, and a propensity for casting stabbing curses ... more
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