You didn't warn me!
Tue Aug 7, 2018 19:52

Getting Drew to believe the true things she said was so much easier than getting Dade to believe them. Even Claudia took a bit of work. Remington wished the others would just hear the logic and the honesty and go, oh, okay, that actually makes sense. Dealing with all this nonsense was tiring, and it had only been one day of term. Deep in her heart, past all the annoyance over how people just weren’t even trying to communicate with each other at this point, Remington knew this wasn’t nonsense. These fears were coming out of real places she didn’t understand.

But she was annoyed. So it was hard to reach that deep part of her heart.

Drew began to speak, only confirming what Remington suspected: Drew knew more than she did. The Draco gave herself a very brief moment to feel slightly hurt about that. There was a time that Dade trusted her enough to tell her anything. At least, that’s what she’d believed. Drew took her place, which was fine. It meant that Dade was talking to someone. Still, that kind of hurt. When had she gone from being Dade’s best friend to knowing nothing compared to someone else?

“I can…” Remington said slowly. She could tell, based on Drew’s tone, that this was a very serious promise. She let out a sigh that would have turned the page of the book in front of her if it was open. “I’ll keep my need to ask all of the questions at bay.”

According to Drew, Dade had a reason to believe that Claudia didn’t like him. Remington opened her mouth and closed it. Not being able to ask questions was not a great thing. Her brain didn’t know what to do when she couldn’t fill in those gaps. There was something he couldn’t control that Claudia didn’t like? Remington’s brow furrowed and she chewed on the inside of her cheek. She’d just spent a decent amount of time with Claudia where the two of them were rather vulnerable and honest with each other. She hadn’t gotten that vibe at all, but at some point Dade had.

“So he’s being an idiot, but it’s validated somehow, and I just gotta trust you on it.” Remington looked up at the ceiling, as if asking for some sort of answer to pop out of the sky. When one didn’t, she sighed once more and looked back at Drew. “I wish he’d freaking talk to me. It would make things a little easier. So… what do we do?”

  • Don’t say I didn’t warn you - Drew, Fri Aug 3 00:18
    Drew was willing to say so when he was wrong, so he was perfectly comfortable admitting (to himself) that what had happened to Remington in Spellwork today was as big as what had happened to him in... more
    • You didn't warn me! - Remington, Tue Aug 7 19:52
      • I tried to! - Drew, Tue Aug 7 23:03
        See, this was why you wanted to have someone like Remington in your group of friends. Out of everyone in self-defense club, Remington was the most reasonable and calm and normal. Drew needed another... more
        • I know you did - Remington, Sat Aug 18 17:39
          Remington shrugged a little. Of course she took Drew’s word for it. All of her friends were a bit different, but of everyone available, Drew was the most likely to tell the relatively unbiased and... more
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