...How much you wanna bet?
Mon Aug 21, 2017 16:23

Rose groaned. “Emmett, that thing isn’t real,” she said as he sat down and made excuses for ‘them’. She’d noticed that he brought his doll along more than other people did, but she had assumed it was because he had Ruben for a partner and Ruben - all current issues aside - was not someone Rose would trust even with a fake baby. She would say ‘not as far as he could throw it’ except that the doll itself was relatively light and Ruben was pretty strong, so he could probably chuck the thing like a Quaffle given the chance. And she didn’t exactly blame Emmett for not giving him the chance, but he also didn’t have to be making excuses for himself and the doll. It also took about two seconds to clean up pretend baby vomit. A quick Tergeo and your problem was solved. Maybe if she was feeling nice later, Rose would point that out to the fifth year sitting across from her. For now…

“The transfers have got to go,” Rose announced, not bothering to keep her voice down. “They’re a real problem and I’m sick of it.” Admittedly, actually getting the transfers to leave was probably beyond her power, but that wouldn’t stop Rose from thinking wishfully - or from making them wish they could. “Russell was bad enough, but now we have fake Holland,” Rose refused to use “Mave’s” real name if she could help it, “and that weird fake hippie girl with the creepy question about Holland’s um,” Rose paused, “pants.” She had told Emmett about Myffi’s question about Holland before this meeting. “And now Ruben is bragging all over the school and everyone knows he - you know - with Marissa and that’s not okay,” Rose finished.

When Marissa and Ruben had slept together, Rose had initially felt hurt but had tried not to let Marissa see it because Marissa clearly wasn’t feeling great about the decision. It had happened right before they’d gotten the whole - the talk and their fake babies, which was potentially the worst timing in the world and would have been absolutely hilarious and not involved her best friend and the boy she maybe had a crush on since last year, who she’d gone on one maybe date with before the summer had started. Rose had been fine with the idea of Ruben and Marissa making out (or she told herself she was, anyway) but actual doing things like that was not what Rose had been thinking of when Marissa had asked permission. And of course Marissa would never do anything to hurt Rose, so it had clearly been all Ruben’s fault. And then the rat bastard had gone ahead and bragged to the entire school about it, to boot.

Fortunately, Rose knew that Emmett was just as against most of the transfers as she was. She hadn’t asked him specifically, but she’d put a gold galleon on the fact that Emmett was more than a little upset about the potential for fake Holland and real Holland to form some sort of bizarrely gendered power team that left him out in the rain alone like a sad little puppy.

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    • ...How much you wanna bet? - Rose, Mon Aug 21 16:23
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        • You're lucky to have gotten to 'like' - Rose, Thu Aug 24 18:43
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          • It's a slippery slope after that. - Emmett, Fri Aug 25 22:14
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            • Should I put my skis on then? - Rose, Sat Aug 26 11:36
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              • We could go skiing, sure. - Emmett, Sat Aug 26 12:00
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