Suit yourself
Mon Aug 6, 2018 09:02

“So what have you been doing to keep yourself entertained around here?” Kaye asked. Myfanwy tried not to look too surprised as she started eating her breakfast; she had never been friends with Kaye, but she didn’t dislike her - she supposed they had tolerated each other because of Ruben. Both girls had friends in the year group that had just graduated, but Kaye had a boyfriend amongst them - she assumed from the strip-o-gram that the couple were still together - so that had to be hard. Maybe Kaye was having trouble filling the hours without her co-conspirator.

Shrugging, Myffi replied, “Same as usual, really. I work at the organic food store on Pearl Street.” Did Kaye know that? Maybe. Myffi wasn’t sure if it had come up on conversation before. “I’m looking after the allotment most days, running AgriClub,” she carried on in her Welsh accent, “and this year I asked Susan if I could do like an environmental piece in Rocky Voices.” Susan was her friend and the newspaper’s editor, and there was currently nothing else like that available. Being forced to think about her future - as all the seventh years were - Myfanwy thought journalistic campaigns might appeal, but she’d never tried; the school paper seemed like an unmissable opportunity before graduation. “So there’s that, too.”

There was also Leo. That was an unexpected development, but totally welcome. She didn’t think she was imagining that he was less grumpy these days, and they weren’t actually dating, but they had tried a couple of activities that could probably count as dates if they wanted them to. Myfanwy was content not to label anything. If she was happy and Leo was happy then why bother finding a name for it? She didn’t necessarily want to talk about Leo with Kaye, though; she wasn’t friends with the other seventh year. Myffi definitely wasn’t talking to Heather about him though, not since she’d spread all those rumours about Myffi and Marissa. Okay so they were true, but that was her business, and Marissa’s, and not Heather’s. It wasn’t right to go around talking about people like that.

“I’m also keeping up the,” she kept her voice low, “alcohol project that Ruben started.” Kaye hadn’t told anyone about that yet, as far as Myffi knew. She supposed it couldn’t hurt to make sure that was still her intention. “You’re… totally going to keep that between the two of us, right?” Myfanwy asked, with a hopeful smile.

  • Not interested in sharing with you - Kaye, Thu Aug 2 23:48
    Kaye’s eyes narrowed slightly. The motion was so small that it may have been imperceptible to someone who didn’t know the Aquila well. It was true that Ruben had wandered around the school in... more
    • Suit yourself - Myfanwy, Mon Aug 6 09:02
      • I usually do - Kaye, Wed Aug 8 20:22
        Well, it sounded like Myffi had plenty to keep her busy here after all. In a moment of absolute boredom, Kaye briefly considered getting a job on Pearl Street. She did not feel suited for typical... more
        • I call that selfish - Myffi, Tue Aug 14 06:26
          Myffi breathed a sigh of relief as Kaye confirmed that she wasn’t going to tattle about the distillery. It probably had more to do with Ruben than any sort of alignment with Myffi (or maybe her... more
          • Eh, words - Kaye, Sun Aug 19 10:58
            “Wait, shut the eff up,” Kaye blinked her heavily lined blue eyes in complete surprise. “There were brownies? And you shared them with Nolan and the peg leg didn’t even save me a bite? The traitor!”... more
            • More words - Myffi, Mon Aug 20 10:28
              Again, Kaye swore near her, but this time Myfanwy noticed that Kaye wasn’t swearing at her, exactly. Just in her presence. That was somehow less offensive than having her yearmate swear at her... more
              • Extra words - Kaye, Wed Aug 22 17:14
                Kaye really liked the idea of falling into this bizarre friend group. Leo, Myffi, and Nolan weren’t exactly something that made sense, but it didn’t feel wrong. They all meshed together in their own... more
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