Darlene Knight
Is it shining, shimmering, and/or splendid?
Sat Feb 24, 2018 13:17

Darlene had never been on a first date before. Drew hadn’t exactly posed it in the way that she thought being asked on a date would go, since it seemed like maybe it was a group thing, but the young Lyra was not bothered by this. It was still definitely a date. Maybe he was just inviting other people to be nice. Or maybe it was some kind of double-date! Darlene didn’t care at all who else was there - yes, even Kit - as long as she got to hang out with Drew.

The biggest question was, naturally, what to wear. She didn’t think she could really ask her mother, so she sent a letter (quietly and without drawing attention) to her sister Olivia to ask for advice. Darlene and her sister were not particularly close - Olivia was decidedly older and had been disowned since before Darlene was born, but she’d gotten back in touch with their mother after their father died, and so there was a quiet, socially unacknowledged connection again there - but Olivia was married, so obviously she knew a thing or two about boys. Unfortunately, the advice she sent was fairly unhelpful. “Just be yourself” did not tell her what to wear!

It was difficult, she found, to balance practicality and fashion. She’d still worn a dress, but the leggings underneath provided modesty that, combined with situating herself correctly on the carpet, she deemed acceptable. All in all, she was pleased with her appearance (as often she was). She felt well-dressed enough for Drew to see her and think highly, but not too overdressed that it would be weird.

She was very, very pleased to see that no one else was joining their little excursion. Whether or not he had actually intended it as a date, it definitely was now. After all, he was even asking her onto the carpet! Just the two of them, flying ever so romantically through the air together! “I would like that,” she smiled back, a slight heat in her pale cheeks. “I’m a bit scared of heights,” she confessed as an addition, “but I think with you, it’ll be okay.”

  • I can show you the world [Tag: Darlene] - Andrew Tennant, Fri Feb 23 16:13
    Personally Drew still thought that Satveer was kind of weird, but flying carpets sounded cool as heck. As long as Drew had been at RMI they had never done anything like a flying carpet demo.... more
    • Is it shining, shimmering, and/or splendid? - Darlene Knight, Sat Feb 24 13:17
      • I think it’s pretty splendid - Drew, Sun Feb 25 20:11
        Talking with Darlene, Drew found that he didn’t even mind that he hadn’t seen their his other friends today yet. Darlene looked really pretty in her ruffley dress. Drew was just wearing jeans and... more
        • “Cool. Don’t worry about it. I won’t let you fall or anything.” Darlene’s little heart did a very big flutter. Drew was so good . It was amazing. He was kind and gentlemanly and cute and wonderful,... more
          • It’s just the Quidditch Pitch - Drew, Sun Mar 11 11:16
            Drew couldn’t help grinning as Darlene wrapped her arms around him. Today was the best day of term so far and this was the best event that RMI had ever done, as far as Drew was concerned. He... more
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