I guess I'll tag along for that
Sun Feb 19, 2017 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 directly causing the laughter. Spitting out weird, unreal ice cream was way better than being laughed at for her body just deciding to not have hair. She pulled her way too thin jacket around herself a little tighter. She was waiting for the day that her tool of a roommate would share with the rest of the school that she was a weird bald cancer patient or something.

That wasn’t going to be a fun day for anyone.

“Oh god, no thank you,” Kaye laughed and leaned away from the cone as it came near her again. “As fun as that was to see, it was a one-time only performance, okay?”

Apparently, Rocky Mountain International had a Drama Club of some kind. Kaye was a little interested in that, because it seemed like such a Muggle thing to have. She didn’t think she was much of a performer. When she was little, before the change, she got a solo at her elementary school’s Christmas concert. She’d lost her two front teeth, and the music teacher thought it’d be the cutest thing to put her up in front of a bunch of people and sing the song All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth. It totally made sense, right? Taking the most noticeable insecurity a little girl had and making her sing a solo about it in front of the entire school and everyone’s parents was totally a cute idea. It wasn’t so cute when she knocked over the microphone and then threw up on the front row, but hey, those first thirty seconds were pure, fluffy gold.

Performing probably wasn’t a good idea for her, but getting to play with makeup and wigs was something she really enjoyed. Maybe she’d get involved with the club that way. Not that there was a lot of hair and wigs in something like Footloose. Either way, her dads would like that she was thinking of joining a club. She’d have to let them know when she wrote.

Kaye didn’t miss the part where the other kid said Muggle, proving her theory that he was of the magical variety, but she didn’t have anything else to add. Thankfully, he broke the silence.

“Since you liked that one so much, can I buy you a fresh ice-cream?”

Kaye grinned. “Sure, why not? It’s freezing out here. Might as well go big or go home with it.” She stood and started making her way to the shop. “They have, like, normal flavors, right? Or things besides tuna? Because I love anything that incorporates cookie dough.”

  • 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
      • 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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