Somehow I doubt it
Wed Nov 15, 2017 19:32

The girl introduced herself as Kay, so ha-ha! He’d been right about the name. And by “he was right” he mostly meant that he’d retained one of the things Heather had told him, which was that her roommate “did the whole punk chic thing” and was named Kay. Kay was not at all shy about helping herself to Nolan’s food.

Nolan sliced off some of the camembrie and bread with a couple of quick diffindos. Totally stealing Kay’s idea to heat the cheese, Nolan did a quick charm to melt it onto his bread slices. He alternated a bite of the camembriead with a handful of the barbeque chips. He’d picked ruffled chips because they were the best kind of chips, even though he didn’t have any dip to eat them with. Nolan didn’t usually eat chips with dip on them anyway, anyway. Potato chips were perfect on their own.

Kay didn’t even act chagrined or anything when he pointed out that she was wearing just a bra. Nolan continued to hold the opinion that girls were not supposed to just wear bras as shirts. It’d be like a guy wearing boxers and pretending that they were shorts. Nolan had never been to a beach, but he was pretty sure that the Quidditch Pitch was nothing like a beach. Beaches were supposed to have sand. Oh, and the ocean. That was also an important part of a beach. The Quidditch Pitch wasn’t sandy or oceanic so it was nothing like being on the beach. Also, Kaye had on jeans and a leather jacket, and unless one of the house-elves had been inadvertently freed and then changed his mind, the glittery high heels at the end of the blanket were hers. Nolan was a thousand percent sure that none of those things were part of beach attire. And don’t even get him started on the spikes.

He gave her a long, appraising look. Maybe longer than necessary but whatever, he couldn’t help it and she was definitely encouraging him. “S’all right,” he drawled, with deliberate, exaggerated disinterest. He wasn’t gonna give her the satisfaction. She looked like the kind of person who’d be real smug about it. Maybe he should challenge her on it. “But jeans don’t seem like the best choice for tanning.”

Nolan didn’t get the point of tanning. If you wanted to get a tan, just spent time outside doing stuff. Nolan got sort of tan in the summer, after a sunburn or two. He could skip the sunburn part if he remembered to take his potion, but he didn’t always remember, and you only had to miss one day to get a pretty nasty sunburn. Luckily there was another potion that helped with sunburn, but that one had an aftertaste like shoe polish so it was better to just remember to drink the first one. Anyway he usually ended up with a t-shirt tan; his arms from halfway down his biceps and his face and the back of his neck to the collar turned more brownish than pinkish. Wait, she hadn’t said tanning, had she? “Or sunbathing, whatever. Like, you’re not getting that much sun with pants on.”

  • I'm sure I could change that - Kaye, Sun Nov 12 09:57
    He was going to share the food! There were very few things a person could do to immediately win favor with Kaye. If they were daring and fun, that could work. She also liked it if people wanted to go ... more
    • Somehow I doubt it - Nolan, Wed Nov 15 19:32
      • Challenge accepted! - Kaye, Sat Nov 18 20:53
        Kaye watched Nolan pick up the chips, and then decided that she did want some after all. Really, she wanted all of the food. She got the feeling that eating everything on the blanket would be ill... more
        • I regret everything - Nolan, Sun Nov 26 23:27
          Kay stole some of his chips, which Nolan decided was all right after a thoughtful pause. He could appreciate a girl who didn’t pretend that she ate like a Snidget. A lot of pureblood girls did that;... more
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