Grateful for the interaction
Tue Nov 7, 2017 15:50

A distraction did arrive, in the shape of Rose. Not that she was as distracting right now as she had the potential to be, like when she was in her bathing suit (they were both up early enough to swim with enough regularity to make this a reasonably frequent occurrence) or her sports gear (again, in DADA class and at duelling club, Rose seemed to be more than content to wear sports bras and shorts and other garments that left little to the imagination and provided ample cause for Danny to avoid looking at her) or when she had her wand pointed at his face. That happened much less often, but he suspected it would be incredibly likely if she could ever read his thoughts at the other moments, so it was probably just as well that wasn’t a likelihood then or now. Especially since he was definitely and finally with Marissa, who was similarly insanely hot and even more prone to providing Danny with mental distraction, but also Rose’s best friend. The Lyra was under no illusion that if he were to upset Marissa even the tiniest amount that Rose would hold back from unleashing her fullest wrath upon him. She was distinctly terrifying for a tiny person.

Perhaps fortunately, then, Rose seemed to be dressed in her work uniform (not unsightly, but definitely not distracting on a primal level). That was odd, seeing as it was Sunday morning. No more odd, Danny supposed, than having a hot date at this time, which Rose seemed to think was a possibility. “The hottest,” he replied, coming to a halt as they reached a normal distance from each other for conversation. “Older than me, gets the cheque every time, likes it when I call her Mom,” he deadpanned. “Don’t tell Marissa - we’re not supposed to be seeing other people,” Danny added, then he decided to let the joke go before it got creepy. He was sure he had a variety of stunningly cliched complexes, but an empathy with Oedipus was definitely not one of them.

“What about you?” he quickly diverted the conversation elsewhere. He had been on the verge of telling Rose she was lucky her parents lived on a different continent, so they couldn’t find an excuse to check up on her, before he remembered just in time that Rose’s mother had died. He didn’t want to be insensitive. Insufferable, on the other hand, he was fine with. “You know I admire your dedication to selling my grandfather’s merchandise and keeping me in cashmere,” he tugged lightly at some of the sweater fabric on his chest with his thumb and forefinger, to draw her attention back to his smarter-than-usual attire, which had probably prompted her initial suggestion that he wasn’t on Pearl Street for a casual trip, “but it seems a bit early to be waiting on your usual clientele.”

Technically Danny didn’t see any of the profits of the Cirrus brand directly yet, but part of his coming of age gift from his maternal grandparents had been a small proportion of the business, which would pay out some dividends at the end of the financial year. Besides, the family wealth on his mother’s side had primarily been amassed through the Quidditch supplies company, which had almost certainly funded every gift they had ever bought for Danny, so it was close enough to the truth in his mind.

  • I'll pick this part, I suppose - Rose Farnon, Tue Nov 7 14:31
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    • Grateful for the interaction - Dardanius, Tue Nov 7 15:50
      • Aww does that mean you like me? - Rose, Tue Nov 7 19:20
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        • I don’t dislike you - Danny, Wed Nov 8 15:41
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          • That's a diplomatic response - Rose, Sat Nov 25 09:53
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            • It's a skill - Danny, Tue Nov 28 15:19
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