Well I wouldn't go that far
Thu Dec 7, 2017 09:57

All right, Rose would admit that the situation was at least entertaining. Ruben, who was usually fully in control of himself and a complete smart-ass, was acting like a particularly stupid toddler. It had resulted in her kicking him twice, something she knew for a fact would not happen with him sober. Probably she should have felt guilty taking advantage of Rubenís vulnerable state, but Rose refused to feel bad about doing anything to Ruben after the thing with Marissa. He was bizarrely fascinated with her shoelaces, too. Rose would have thought that Ruben would be a much more put-together drunk than he apparently was.

ďFirstly,Ē Rose said, grumpily, ďwe are not friends because you -Ē and she would have finished the sentence except for Rubenís second yank on her leg, which was harder than the first, and which sent her unexpectedly tumbling down and landing directly on top of her prone yearmate, her nose smacking directly into her chest. It hadnít been an especially hard tug, except that Rose hadnít been expecting it and she had been off-balance to begin with. Plus, Ruben was strong, even if he was drunk.

This was closer to Ruben than Rose had been, ever. Even when he had been helping her to learn how to physically fight, they hadnít ended up like this before. It was weirdly uncomfortable and it made her angry. Rubenís existence made her angry. It made her want to hex him in uncomfortable places and then drop a rock on his head or something. Ruben had always made Rose uncertain and confused about her feelings, and after he had decided to randomly sleep with Marissa, it had only gotten worse. She obviously couldnít be mad at Marissa; she had asked if Rose minded her doing things with Ruben, and although Rose had thought that she meant something less intense than actual, well, that, she had still given the go-ahead. No, it was Rubenís fault, and he had just pulled her down on top of him on top of everything. Rose hated him.

  • The goodest! - Ruben, Thu Nov 16 23:54
    Nej scratch that, Rose had really fun shoelaces. The funnest. Which wasnít proper English grammar, but (a) it was absolutely proper Swedish grammar (b) he was just talking to himself in his own head... more
    • Well I wouldn't go that far - Rose, Thu Dec 7 09:57
      • How humble you are - Ruben, Sat Dec 16 12:50
        What was happening? First Rose was kicking him, then accusing them of not being friends after all (pffft as if), and now she was throwing herself at him. This was all very strange. Maybe it was... more
        • Or something - Rose, Sat Dec 16 13:23
          One way or another Rose found herself back on her feet, and she chose to accept the reality in which Ruben had not helped her up, even if helping her up had meant pushing her off him. Irritated, she... more
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