A great number
Tue May 8, 2018 15:26

See, this is why she tested the waters by moving a little closer. Myffi was clearly freaked out. Oh no. As soon as she noticed the other girl get a little uncomfortable, Marissa moved back too, giving her space. Of all her friends, she tended to be the most physically affectionate. Danny was a close second, but everyone else had their own bubbles. Becoming friends with Holland and Russell certainly helped her develop an awareness of that. Or, she’d thought it had, but then she kissed Russell, and now this. Idiot, Marissa. Dumb move. It wasn’t even smooth. She was misreading situations and entirely off her game.

“If there’s something else on your mind I would much rather you just say it.”

Myffi didn’t say it unkindly, but it still made her heart jump into her throat. She used to be good at this. The redhead took a sip from her drink too and let the burning calm her mind, just a little bit. Marissa wasn’t sure what she was good at anymore, but damn it, she wanted to feel good at something again. And, she reasoned with herself, Myffi wasn’t being mean. She was just being honest. The Aquila could understand that.

“When we were in the Rec Center,” she started slowly, “You said that kissing you was an option. And I couldn’t tell if you were joking or not. The last time I kissed someone here, it didn’t go well, so I just… um, did you mean it? I just want to be on the same page.” She smiled a little, almost nervously. There, she could do the honesty thing too.

“If not, it’s totally okay, I don’t mind,” she added quickly, not wanting to ruin her new friendship already, “The drinking and hanging out is already awesome. My term hasn’t been great, and this is definitely a highlight, so…” Marissa blushed and grinned. “I’ll stop talking now.”

  • It’s a good number - Myffi, Mon May 7 15:12
    “Cheers,” Myffi agreed as she clinked her mixed drink against Marissa’s. She took a sip and enjoyed the fizz tickling her tongue before the moonshine made it tingle. Marissa seemed to like it, too,... more
    • A great number - Marissa, Tue May 8 15:26
      • Two's company - Myffi, Tue May 8 15:49
        Marissa moved back a little, and that was better. She’d definitely seemed down earlier, when Myffi found her in the rec centre, and she had cheered up a bit since the envelope had brought her good... more
        • We don't need a crowd - Marissa, Tue May 8 16:19
          And just like that, things felt a little better. This was almost familiar territory. Marissa felt more like herself like this. She’d spent plenty of time at Lia Harper’s club over midterm, and she... more
          • Not right now - Myffi, Fri May 11 04:12
            Myfanwy hadn’t done much kissing before. Before she’d left Wales, Gareth had kissed her, and that had been fun. She’d fancied him a bit, but so had Alison, so neither of them had ever done anything... more
            • Agreed - Marissa , Sat May 19 20:14
              “That was nice.” Marissa smiled in agreement. It was definitely nice. She missed doing stuff like this. Being with Danny was nice. The Aquila enjoyed being someone’s person, in a way she never really ... more
              • Yup - Myffi, Sun May 20 16:00
                Even though she’d been so excited to get her acceptable letter, Marissa seemed like she didn’t want to talk about college at all. She starting getting all frowny and withdrawn again. Myffi wished she ... more
                • Glad we agree! - Marissa, Mon May 21 15:58
                  Marissa resisted the urge to shrug off Myffi’s very valid point. The other girl wasn’t the first to tell her this, and she wouldn’t be the last. The red-head knew that grades weren’t everything. They ... more
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