Obstinate is my middle name
Mon May 7, 2018 14:07

Dardanius Dubois was an idiot: only an idiot would offer a vague threat in the direction of Rose’s brother in the context of the discussion they were having. Emmett wasn’t always the [xest y in the z] but even he wouldn’t do something like that. If Rose had even the slightest indication that Danny was going to follow through on that threat, there would have been a serious problem. Fortunately, Rose knew Danny well enough to know that although he could be stupid, he wasn’t usually that stupid. There was no way he would actually confront Dade over this after what Claudia had pulled with him and Holland. Danny was claiming that she wouldn’t do something to Dade, which Rose probably believed him about. Claudia was a wimp, and especially now that Dade had demonstrated he wasn’t, Rose was pretty sure this would not be a problem in the future.

“I’ll talk to him,” Rose said. “If you’re really sure she’s not going to go after him for - whatever she might found out.” She would pass that information along, although she wouldn’t tell Dade not to watch himself around Claudia. Even if she hadn’t gone so far as to attack people other than Danny and Holland yet, there were still a solid few years left in her education and Rose was skeptical of where she was going to take them with this promising start. Rose was all for her little brother knowing how to defend himself, and wasn’t going to make him any promises about how safe he would be around people like Claudia. And Connor her brain reminded her. She tucked the thought away. That was a problem for after this conversation.

Although this conversation was making it clear that the Farnon family was probably not going to have a simple time of it in the foreseeable future, Rose felt better about her odds than Danny’s. Rose would always value her friendship with Danny in a special way, but once they went to uni she knew that Holland would have better options. Options that didn’t include a loose cannon of a younger sibling waving a wand around where she shouldn’t be. Statistically, relationships from school didn’t last into uni, and if Holland was given the chance to be with someone more like them, Rose wouldn’t be surprised if they took it. She had a brief moment where she imagined Holland, looking vaguely unreal as they always did, next to an equally ambiguous individual with colorful hair, with two rainbow-haired children. Rose had no idea if Holland could have kids or not, to be fair, but that seemed far more likely than Danny being in it with them for the long haul.

  • So stubborn - Danny, Mon May 7 10:11
    Rose tried to backtrack quickly. Apparently she hadn’t meant to reveal anything about her brother. Danny could empathise - he’d suffered immeasurable resistance from Claudia, and Dade’s brother was... more
    • Obstinate is my middle name - Rose, Mon May 7 14:07
      • Rose ‘Obstinate’ Farnon (-Lawrence) - Danny, Fri May 11 05:25
        “I’m sure,” 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
Click here to receive daily updates