No, you're the best
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:05

Dakota wanted to run away very fast but not in the usual way she wanted to run away very fast, so she supposed that was probably an improvement. If only Claudia wasn’t there. Why was Claudia there? Well - she knew why, but it was still damn inconvenient because at the invitation to DJ’s house over the summer, she had turned an even more uncomfortable red and she just really wanted to be not there. Now would have been a great time for someone she knew to come by, but that was unlikely given that she didn’t know many people she would want to leave with. It was pretty much Drew, actually, because Kit was a menace on her own but not in the reassuring kind of way.

Just to make things even more confusing, at the thought of Drew, Dakota’s mind also spun back into DJ’s idea of a room in the secret passageways, which was stupid because Drew and Dakota were in the same dorm and also - oh Merlin what was going on and could it please stop?

“I uh,” Dakota stammered, looking around the room. “Thank you,” she said. “I uh. That sounds really nice,” and it did, except the immediate complication that Dade was running into was the idea of a beach, which typically involved a bathing suit. Jenna had absolutely not explained what to do about bathing suits, presumably because their conversation had happened in the middle of the night, in the winter, in Boston. “Maybe? I’ve been staying with my sister, and I’ve got doctors appointments and stuff here, so I probably can’t stay all summer,” Actually, Dade had no idea where DJ lived at all, which seemed weird for someone who had just invited him to stay at his house. Wallowa, presumably the school that DJ had come from, sounded familiar but not familiar enough to know where it was. Plus, loads of people went to magic school not nearby where they lived - Dade was case in point.

“What was Wallowa like?” he asked, followed by a quick, “Sorry, did you transfer because there was a problem?” At first Dade couldn’t imagine why someone would transfer schools other than if there was an issue (he would certainly jump at the opportunity to leave Claudia behind, although once he thought that he thought about leaving Drew and his stomach felt weird). Then, he realized that at a new school, he would be able to just sort of start over without anyone knowing his real name. Which DJ didn’t know. Oh no. What had he done? What was he supposed to do now?

Suddenly entirely uncaring that Claudia was so nearby, Dade leapt to his feet and dashed away because he had no idea what else to do and this entire interaction was just so embarrassing and now some kid from who-knew-where knew something that the rest of the school didn’t and oh no. It wasn’t until he got all the way to the Cetus commonroom that he realized his wand was no longer in his pocket, and by that point there wasn’t much to do about that at all.

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