Connor Farnon
Looking for another chance
Fri Mar 2, 2018 17:33

It was past time and done for Connor to have apologized to Claudia for his actions last year and he knew it, but it was so hard to start. He didnít feel as though a written apology would suffice, given the magnitude of his actions, but he also wasnít entirely sure that Claudia wanted to spend an extended amount of time with him after the whole thing. On the other hand, Claudia was as polite and aware of society as Connor was, so the English boy thought it might be safe to wager that Claudia would be amenable to meeting up for a cup of coffee. In Connorís case a strong cup of tea - he didnít drink coffee, it was much too strong and his stepmother had said it would stunt his growth - but the sentiment was the same.

Dear Claudia, Connor had written, blue ink bleeding ever-so-slightly as he put the words to parchment.

If you would humor me for a brief afternoon, I would like to speak with you regarding my actions this term past. I would be very grateful if you would meet me at Common Grounds at 2PM this Saturday.

Connor Farnon

Now it was Saturday at 1:45 and Connor was sitting at one of the tables at Common Grounds, eyeing his tea skeptically. The person who had taken his order had seemed very put-off by the fact that Connor wanted tea, yes just tea, no sugar, just tea, thank you very much. Connor suspected that his accent had helped the waitstaff cease trying to push one of their disgusting flavored coffees on him. Not that Connor had personal knowledge of the favors of the coffees being disgusting, but as Connorís stance on coffee itself was that it was disgusting, and flavorings were largely made of sugars, which were bad for you, he had no qualms declaring the concoctions disgusting without trying them.

He had taken a table for two and had insisted to his waiter that there was going to be someone joining him, but Connor could practically feel judgmental eyes on his back while he stiffly waited for Claudiaís arrival. It was his own fault for being early, but what if she didnít show up? Connor couldnít really blame her; his actions last term had been quite atrocious and he had been slow to make amends, if only because it had taken him some time to figure out what to say. With Drew it had been simple, but Connor had not directly attacked Claudia. He had instead done something much worse - tarnished her reputation by her association with him. Claudia was a girl who understood the importance of reputation, unlike her brother, who Connor had heard was dating Holland Keene. It must be so embarrassing to have a gay brother. Connor would be sure not to bring it up.

But appear Claudia did, and Connor quickly stood to pull out her chair for her, re-seating himself only when she was seated.

ďIt is very nice to see you, Claudia,Ē Connor began. He had planned to begin the encounter with some light small talk, but instead found himself tripping into the apology that was the purpose of the occasion. ďI wanted to take this opportunity to apologize for my actions last term. It was incredibly inappropriate of me to use such rude language and participate in a brawl with Andrew. I understand that reflected badly upon you as my friend, and I should have been much more mindful of the consequences of my actions. I have also apologized to Andrew,Ē Connor added before, pink-cheeked, taking a sip of his tea - which was still slightly too hot.

    • For redemption? - Claudia Dubois, Sat Mar 3 16:17
      Despite the fact that they had obviously spoken to each other in the many weeks they had been back at school since the summer, Claudia had spent nowhere near as much time with Connor recently as she... more
      • A redemption arc would be nice, yeah - Connor, Sat Mar 3 16:38
        There was a pause after Connor stopped talking, wherein Claudia ordered a drink from the waiter that had (in?)conveniently appeared. In that pause, Connor was able to notice the things he had been... more
        • You are asking too much - Claudia, Sun Mar 4 12:01
          Claudia wasnít sure she wanted to hear from Connor until he spoke. The first thing that he said was what she would have imagined: he acknowledged that he had behaved inappropriately and disappointed... more
          • What about a mini-arc - Connor, Sat Mar 10 12:34
            Connor let out a breath he hadnít known he was holding when Claudia accepted that he had been addressing his faults, and voiced that she believed it would not happen again. It was a nice thing to... more
            • That sounds acceptable - Claudia, Sat Mar 10 14:27
              Connorís countenance as he delivered yet another apology was persuasively sincere. As for her preferring the company of somebody who was more collected, she would own that a sane and rational... more
              • Let's go for that then - Connor, Thu Mar 22 09:39
                Claudia looked at him again and Connor hoped that he had made his intentions clear. He hated that he had hurt her with his actions - twice! - and he really did want to make it up to her. Of course,... more
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