Depends on what you mean by 'get along'
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:29

Oooh it was one of Marissa’s friends! Kit didn’t remember his name but she did remember that he always wore fun clothes, and that was how she recognised him. Except his hair was differenter than it had been last term. Kit tilted her head sideways. It was okay, she still recognized him. She just current remember his name. She was pretty sure it started with a K. Kevin? Kit’s eyes narrowed and she studied the other student. No, he didn’t look like a Kevin. Keegan? No, not a Keegan. Kyle? The first-year pursed her lips and examined the boy. Yeah, Kyle seemed right. His name must have been Kyle. She remembered! Kit was proud of herself. Sometimes remembering things was hard especially because she hadn’t really met Kyle before she just kind of knew who he was, so it was extra impressive that she could remember his name.

And - ohmygosh! Kyle had a mousie in his pocket! Kit was just about to ask about the mousie and his name and what he was like, when Kyle started talking back to her about Darby. She loved Darby and loved talking about Darby, but it occurred to her that Kyle’s mousie friend and Darby probably couldn’t be very good friends. Kit frowned.

“We don’t know if Darbles is a he or a she yet,” the redhead informed Kyle seriously, looking from Darby to the mousie and back again. “But calling people ‘it’ is mean, because that’s a word for things like tables and chairs and quills,” Kit explained. Marissa had told her all about how to call people who weren’t hes or shes because of Marissa’s friend Holland, who was a they. “You call them they. So I could call Darby a they, but I usually call him a he because that just makes more sense.” Kit didn’t really understand they-people, she just knew to call Holland a they. She had about a million questions for Holland but had never really had the chance to ask them all the questions because Kit was usually pretty busy and Holland was usually pretty busy plus Holland was like a bazillion years older and probably didn’t want to talk to a firstie.

But Kyle was (reasonably) concerned that Darby was going to eat his mousie, and Kit thought she should be reassuring. “Darby has never ever eaten an alive mouse,” she told him. “All the mousies I feed him are dead, from Grandpa Aaron.” Of all of her relatives, Grandpa Aaron had been most enthusiastic about her getting a pet tarantula. It was because Grandpa Aaron thought a lot of animals were cool. He had a bunch of froggy-toads and he said he’d had a lizard once and he could turn into a dog so he super liked animals. Maybe Kit could turn into a dog too one day. “And he mostly eats bugs, he only gets mousies on Sundays, like a treat. And it’s not Sunday so it’s not a treat day!” There, that probably helped Kyle feel better about his mousie. “What’s your mousie’s name? Does he like gumdrops?”

At this point, Kit was digging through her pockets. She knew she had a gumdrop in there somewhere. Ah-hah! There it was. She pulled a sticky, slightly lint-y purple gumdrop from her pocket. “Here, I don’t like the purple ones. They taste like grape.”

  • I'm not sure our buddies will get along - Russell Drew, Fri Nov 10 16:01
    Russell felt like he was getting a tiny little bit better at seeming like a normal person throughout the day. Not entirely throughout, as there were some aspects that inherently restricted him.... more
    • Depends on what you mean by 'get along' - Kit, Sat Nov 11 10:29
      • "Not digested" would be a start - Russell, Sun Nov 12 23:25
        Using ‘it’ for a spider hadn’t struck Russell as too unusual. This was mostly because “ugh, there’s a spider, get it, hit it with something” had been the most common acknowledgement of arachnids that ... more
        • Digestion sounds more like a finish - Kit, Sat Nov 25 10:10
          Kit giggled as the mousie who was named Jaws took the gumdrop from her and started eating it. Mousies were so cute! Maybe she could have one, one day. Probably Marissa would like a mousie a little... more
          • Unfortunately it's not the end - Russell, Sun Nov 26 21:23
            The way Jaws was going at the gumdrop, it seemed like he hadn’t eaten in days. This was, of course, very untrue, because Russell had already fed him not once but three times today: a couple raisins... more
            • Let's enjoy the journey - Kit, Tue Nov 28 10:28
              “She’s racist against tarantulas ,” Kit said, with a tone of patient exasperation. It was a very simple thing to know and Kyle was older than her so he should definitely for sure know that. “Grandpa... more
              • I'd like to get off now, please - Russell, Thu Nov 30 22:05
                “She’s racist against tarantulas.” The first thing that Russell processed in this sentence was that Kit did not in fact have a pet spider, but a pet tarantula, which was literally infinite times... more
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