You are now indebted to me
Sat Jul 28, 2018 16:01

Gigi grinned. Maybe the nerd was only swearing so openly because she already had, but Elliot didn’t sound like the foul language spewing from his mouth was unpractised. Her own mother used swear words like any other adjectives or nouns, and Gigi would guess from this very brief mention that Elliot’s mother was similarly inclined. “My Mum would homeschool me - she’s a teacher so I’m expecting full interference over the summer,” Gigi rolled her eyes. Vi already knew her Dad had taught at the school, so it was only a matter of time before everyone knew anyway. There was no point trying to conceal what her parents did for a living from her peers, “- only we’d hex the shit out of each other, probably, if we had to spend that much time just one on one. Can you imagine?” She made an expression of horrified disgust.

At first it sounded like Elliot understood about the whole ‘all my friends are Muggles’ scenario (she could not empathise at all with family members being Muggles; the way Elliot said ‘most of my family’ sounded like he had plenty of relatives. Gigi had her Mum and her Dad, and that was the sum of her family, magical or otherwise) but then he added that not only did he have friends his age with magic, they were here with him at RMI. He clearly had no idea what it was like missing all his friends back home.

“Sadie’s the one that gets hugged by the Defense professor, yeah?” Gigi said with a smirk. At least her parents weren’t at school with her. Not that it seemed like Professor Embers was a parent to Sadie, they didn’t interact like their relationship was that close, but they had the same last name, so it was a clue. Plus the hugging. “And Tycho, is he like, kind of bouncy?” She thought she knew which one he was, but there were two bouncy Lyra boys in their yeargroup. “I handed his textbook back once, it was kind of … sticky.”

Gigi sighed dramatically. “That’s cool, though, bringing your mates to school with you. Not like rest of us, trying to figure out who we can stand to talk to.” She looked at Elliot critically. She wasn’t sure about him yet. Hoping to decipher more, Gigi abruptly asked, “NYC, huh?” She hadn’t missed his earlier reference. “Bet you could get up to all kinds of mischief there.” She folded her lean arms over the top of the chair back and rested her chin on them, watching Elliot.

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    • You are now indebted to me - Gigi, Sat Jul 28 16:01
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