I'm not so sure about that
Mon May 7, 2018 06:09

Oh shit.

Rose repeated the expletive that had just echoed in her head, hazel eyes wide. Nervously, she went to brush back the curly blonde hair that usually got all in her face at all times, before realising that, in a rare occurrence, it had actually all stayed charmed in a low bun for her workout. It wasnít unusual for Rose to say things without thinking, particularly when she was angry - and she was, a little bit, that Danny would be defending his sister for doing something, whatever it was, that had scared Dade enough to cause him to set a fire in the corridor. When Connor had gotten into a fight with Drew after using some truly nasty language, Rose hadnít leapt to Connorís defense. She had agreed with the people who had criticized what heíd done, and while she probably wouldnít have condoned an older student actively going after him, she had no problem with the younger years settling squabbles between themselves as they saw fit. As far as Rose was concerned, Dade had taken care of the situation as it needed to be taken care of. If Claudia was now too frightened to go near him, that only proved that he had accomplished his goal.

ďLook, Danny,Ē she said, wondering how to backtrack the thing that had just slipped out of her mouth, the thing she hadnít even realised had come up until Danny had clearly taken a moment to look like he was confused or thinking too hard. ďDanny, pretend I didnít say that, okay? People donít - Iím pretty sure people donít know. I think itís just me and Holland. And I donít - I donít really know okay? It might just be a phase. But he was scared. He probably just tried to use one of the spells he learned in Dueling Club and it went wrong. Remember when I got mad and exploded that orange when I was trying to levitate it in third year? Or when you singed your own eyebrows during spellwork?ď Rose opted to not remind Danny that the reason she had exploded the orange was because she was trying to fling it at Callan Irving, who had done something to make her angry.

Angry was something Rose was used to, but being scared of things was not. As her boggart had revealed both when she had done it as a third year and when she had done it yesterday, her only real fear was not succeeding, and she was reasonable enough to know that was not a rational fear. Rose was good at school. She was good at sports; she was probably good enough at Quidditch to take a shot at minor leagues if she wanted to. And she was pretty good at having friends, this yearís weirdness with Marissa aside. There was no good reason for her to be afraid of not succeeding, especially now that she had gotten into Tift, and she knew that. But from things Holland had said, there were plenty of things for people who were whatever they and Dade were to be afraid of. Rose hadnít heard a peep about the things Dade had discussed with Holland so she had no more idea about what was going on than she had when she initially talked to Holland about it, but she did know there was something, and she was pretty sure that if Dade wanted people to know something about him, she would have been on the list of people to tell.

  • For a brief moment, when Rose stood up, Danny thought that Holland was wrong: it seemed Rose had acknowledged his request, that she perhaps now had a clearer picture of what had transpired while the... more
    • I'm not so sure about that - Rose, Mon May 7 06:09
      • So stubborn - Danny, Mon May 7 10:11
        Rose tried to backtrack quickly. Apparently she hadnít meant to reveal anything about her brother. Danny could empathise - heíd suffered immeasurable resistance from Claudia, and Dadeís brother was... more
        • Obstinate is my middle name - Rose, Mon May 7 14:07
          Dardanius Dubois was an idiot: only an idiot would offer a vague threat in the direction of Roseís brother in the context of the discussion they were having. Emmett wasnít always the [xest y in the... more
          • Rose ĎObstinateí Farnon (-Lawrence) - Danny, Fri May 11 05:25
            ďIím sure,Ē Danny replied, sounding a great deal more certain than he felt. Rose had agreed to talk to Dade, and that was all he desired out of this conversation. He accepted his sister had a very... more
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