Compatriots in trying!
Tue Jan 17, 2017 13:02

The girl that was in Dade’s way was in his year, he was pretty sure - he’d seen her in class - and her skin was darker than his, which was unusual. His skin was just a shade darker than most peoples’ in their year, which made him feel uncomfortable. It also, however, made him less associated with his brother, who had inherited their father’s lighter skin. And that was nice. Between his black hair and the shade of his skin, the only thing that connected Dade to his brother were the hazel eyes all three siblings shared. Aside from her darker skin, the other noticeable thing about the girl in front of him was the hairbow that held hair out of her eyes. It looked like a kitten. Dade absolutely adored cats. His father said he wasn’t responsible enough to have one yet, but he played with Sammy, Rose’s cat, all the time. Rose kept threatening to get Dade a kitten for his birthday.

But instead of moving when Dade pointed out that she was in the way, the girl said that technically he was in her way.

The first year blinked.

“Sorry,” he said. “I didn’t mean to be in your way.”

It wasn’t that it was rare to get an apology out of Dade, it was just that the situation had to be presented more logically than people usually bothered to do. And the girl was right. If she was there first, technically he was in her way and he should, therefore, move and apologize. He wasn’t sure which direction to move in, though. He straightened the olive polo shirt he wore over dark khakis and stepped to one side. They were in the section currently dedicated to specific spellwork applications, which is why Dade had been looking for curses or jinxes, and he was curious.

“What are you looking for?” he asked. Then thought to say “am I out of your way now?”

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