Works out real well for me though
Tue Jan 31, 2017 06:13

Well at the very least it was nice to know that all of the time that Lucien had spent avoiding him in the last several weeks hadn’t involved doing things Nick didn’t want to think about in odd corners of the school. Or at least, if Lucien and Francine hadn’t come to the party together, that was the assumption Nick was going to make. It wasn’t like Francine to be tardy to something to do with Halloween, but it was like Francine to get distracted by something and wander in with no sense of time passing at all. That could easily be what was going on. Or maybe she’s trying to do something else, Nick thought to himself, peering around the party in hopes of spotting his sister. He absolutely would not put it past her to find Frankie and try to convince him of something to do with Nick. Not one bit.

But in potentially more relevant news, Lucien was trying to murder himself with a Halloween costume. So that was pretty funny.

“Yeah uh don’t do that,” Nick said, trying not to laugh. “Paint is kinda toxic.” There were at least three other options Lucien could have used to turn himself green, and yet his roommate had managed to pick the one most likely to give him serious side effects. “If Francine ever coerces you into a costume again, you want to get body paint. It comes in a bottle, usually about this size,” Nick gestured with his hands, marking the size of a twelve-ounce bottle, “and it looks a lot like the fingerpaint kids use.”

The seventh year looked his roommate up and down skeptically. It was pretty obvious Francine had helped with the costume - for all her enthusiasm, Nick considered himself the better costumer - and Lucien looked extremely out of place, even for a Halloweeen party. Nick wondered what to say. He didn’t really want to talk about Lucien’s relationship with Francine, because it was likely that he’d threaten Lucien with a Bludger to the skull if that happened. Nick’s twin was surprisingly resilient, but Nick didn’t think he wanted to see her go through a messy break-up. Other than that they didn’t have a whole lot in common. So Nick stuck with the paint theme.

“Salt water will get it off,” he suggested helpfully. “Or bleach,” he added. Technically putting bleach on your skin was not the greatest of ideas, but as long as you rinsed really well afterwards Nick didn’t see a huge problem with using it to get literal paint off your face. Geez.

  • Doesn't quite sound "okay" to me - Lucien , Mon Jan 30 13:42
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    • Works out real well for me though - Nick, Tue Jan 31 06:13
      • Good for you. - Lucien, Tue Jan 31 20:03
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        • Don't get all green with envy now - Nick, Tue Jan 31 21:01
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                • ....No. - Lucien, Wed Feb 1 23:35
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