You may have gotten scammed
Sat Feb 18, 2017 17:21

Ooo, privyet. She pushed away the Russian that was trying to slip out, only because she wasn’t entirely fluent yet. Papa didn’t speak it well, but Grandmama did, and so did a lot of her cousins. Kaye couldn’t place the stranger’s dialect, but the fourth year thought it was neat. When Papa said she was going to a school that was international, he really meant it. There was no way to know this guy was a student without asking him, of course, but the ice cream that probably wasn’t from a Muggle shop was a good clue.

Or maybe Boulder was secretly all magic and she just didn’t know that.

“An adventurer who likes cats,” Kaye grinned, “My kind of human.” She still couldn’t place where he was from, which didn’t particularly matter. She was just curious. Kaye at least recognized that asking someone where they were from could end up being weird. Since she didn’t have friends yet, coming off as xenophobic or racist was something she’d try to avoid.

“Do you want to try?”

She blinked her blue eyes. So the guy didn’t care about sharing germs with a stranger. That was interesting. Perhaps it was a little weird, but so was his ice cream. She wrinkled her nose a little when he moved it towards her, but Kaye wasn’t one to back down from a challenge. She preferred at least attempting the challenge and living with regret later.

“Okay, but I warn you, I might spit out.” Kaye leaned in and tried the bizarre tuna concoction. True to her word, she pulled back almost right away and spat it out over the side of the outdoor bench. She wiped her mouth with the back of her hand. Very attractive, Kaye. Good job. She let herself have two seconds of embarrassment before popping her head back up and wrinkling her nose again. “Sorry. Tuna is not my thing, apparently. But now you don’t have to share with me, so that’s good, right?”

She looked around and wondered if she should go get a different ice cream cone. She really wanted to get this taste out of her mouth. “Do you usually try experimental ice cream, or do you sometimes go for a traditional chocolate or vanilla?”

  • If it's not, then I sure got scammed - Ruben, Mon Feb 13 20:58
    What did you know? Eye contact did something. The girl actually approached him. Huh, that was a heck of a lot easier than he had thought it might be. Not that he had really had a specific goal in... more
    • You may have gotten scammed - Kaye, Sat Feb 18 17:21
      • I'll have to get another one, then - Ruben, Sun Feb 19 01:24
        Although she looked skeptical, the girl still took him up on his challenge. The fact that she pretty much instantly spit the ice-cream back out was pretty funny - Ruben couldn’t hold back a sudden... more
        • I guess I'll tag along for that - Kaye, Sun Feb 19 19:34
          He was laughing at her, which was fine. She expected it, and she didn’t mind. Kaye was pretty used to being laughed at by assholes who didn’t know any better. At least in this moment, she was... more
          • The more the merrier! - Ruben, Mon Feb 20 03:36
            Yesss. She was in. Or was it more accurate in English to say that he was in? As if by her agreement she had somehow pulled him into this interaction, instead of him having invited her? Ruben wasn’t... more
            • Kaye really didn’t understand the interest in fish. It was smelly and usually had weird textures. Plus, it was super smelly. Kaye couldn’t fully explain how smelly fish was. Sometimes, Kaye thought... more
              • Don't worry, this party is private - Ruben, Fri Mar 3 23:41
                “Besides you?” Ruben raised his eyebrows at that - both of them, because despite his best efforts he hadn’t yet mastered the art of raising only one. “Cookie dough is not at all as interesting as... more
                • Good, those are the best kind - Kaye, Sun Mar 5 17:33
                  Clearly, this guy had never eaten really good cookie dough. The right kind of cookie dough could be more interesting than anything in the world. Kaye didn’t mean the cheap store bought kind, even... more
                  • She hadn’t come here before, either? Huh. Ruben had assumed that she must be from the area, since her voice was obviously American English. (Of course he recognized the accent. Aside from the flight... more
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