Holland Keene
Not a customer, just a visitor
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:13

Holland clearly hadn’t thought it through when they’d volunteered to take the baby doll on both Friday and Saturday nights. The dorm was louder than normal on the weekends, and Holland’s dorm wasn’t silent, and that meant Diana couldn’t sleep, because apparently she had very sensitive hearing and needed perfect silence to fall asleep. And if Diana couldn’t sleep, Holland couldn’t sleep, because when Diana was tired but not asleep, she just cried.

At least Camilla was still pulling her weight with this project. Emmett had essentially taken sole custody of his doll, Synnöve (even Holland was not speaking to Ruben right now) and they were trying to figure out if simulating a messy divorce would count as part of the project. Holland had volunteered to be Emmett’s divorce lawyer—pro bono—if that was allowed to happen. Some professors (Boot came to mind) would probably enjoy letting the students play out a courtroom drama, but Holland thought Professor Ofosu might faint if someone suggested there was another problem with this project.

Probably no one would be in the library late on a Friday night, so Holland decided to head there with their doll. Diana could probably fall asleep there, assuming the kneazles that lived there weren’t being loud, and then they could take her back to the dorm. Once she was actually asleep, her noise threshold for not waking up was so high that Holland could blow-dry their hair in the morning (they used a charm, not an appliance, but it was still loud) without waking her up.

Holland put the doll in the stroller and walked over to the library, and she quieted down on the walk over. Diana had on a dark blue footed onesie with a rocket ship on the front, because Holland wasn’t going to leave their fake child with just the boring clothes the Cultural Studies professors had provided. It sort of matched the space leggings and blue sequined shirt Holland was wearing, because aww, matching was cute. And the baby being quiet was cute too.

Uh oh. There was another student in the library. At like, ten p.m. on a Friday? Well, they should probably warn him. Holland approached and tapped the student on the shoulder. It was Frankie’s brother, Wyatt. “Hey,” they said, tucking their silver hair back behind their ear. “Are you trying to focus on something? If it’ll disturb you if the doll wakes up I can take her somewhere else. I was just trying to find a quiet place, I didn’t think anyone else would be here.”

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    • Not a customer, just a visitor - Holland Keene, Thu Aug 24 11:13
      • Visitors are always welcome - Wyatt, Thu Aug 24 12:27
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        • Thanks for the warm reception - Holland, Thu Aug 24 14:54
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          • For you anything. - Wyatt, Fri Aug 25 11:53
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            • You’re such a gentleman - Holland, Fri Aug 25 13:44
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              • I can be. - Wyatt, Fri Aug 25 14:25
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                • Well, I appreciate it - Holland, Fri Aug 25 16:24
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                  • Anytime! - Wyatt, Mon Aug 28 10:31
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