Marissa Kendrick
I am full of important questions
Sun Feb 19, 2017 01:07

It was a little later in the evening on a weeknight, and Marissa had just dismissed the Aquila Quidditch team from practice. It had been a pretty basic night: some conditioning, some cardio, some drills. She felt like her team was making progress. It’d help once Justin was gone. He added just a little too much friction to make leaps and bounds of progress. They were making do with what they had.

Marissa said a goodbye to Raja and Camilla. She wasn’t ready to head back to Aquila just yet. Every so often, gravity just didn’t do it for the dancer. She needed to fly. Nothing was particularly wrong; sometimes, she just needed to take to the sky. She wasn’t exactly sure where she got the love for flying and for Quidditch. Yes, her mom played in school, but she was sure that was only to impress Dad, the Lyra Quidditch captain. Marissa also believed that her dad wasn’t as passionate about Quidditch as he was about every other person in school, including her best friend’s mom, and Merlin, what was she supposed to-

Focus on flying, Marissa. Not your family’s questionable school social life.

“Rose, I’ll meet you back in our room. I’m just gonna fly a little while longer.” Marissa doubted Rose would stick around after practice. Her roommate probably had spellwork or something to work on. She knew the other girl had animagus stuff to do.

She still hadn’t told Rose anything. At some point, she’d give Rose some kind of information, let Rose know something about her mom. It didn’t seem like her secret to share, though. Rose deserved to have her own gay adventure. She had other things to worry about, too.

It had been forever since Marissa had been with someone in any kind of romantic sense.

Usually it didn’t bother her, but her conversation with Danny before midterm left her thinking. Like, a lot. Most of the thoughts were about Danny himself, and the redhead didn’t want to have those thoughts. He was one of her closest friends, and the last friend she had romantic interest in was Emmett. And that didn’t turn out well at all. She still wasn’t sure Emmett had recovered from whatever his issue was. When she wasn’t thinking about what other confusing things might be happening if Danny had kissed her in the theater, she was becoming quite aware that she hadn’t kissed anyone in a while, or done anything with anyone, period. It kind of sucked.

Marissa did a couple of laps around the Pitch, weaving in and out of the hoops. It didn’t provide her the same escape that dancing did, but it provided a different one. She could just fly and not think. It was nice, but her windswept red hair was nearly impossible to detangle for a couple of days. Eventually, she touched back down on the Pitch, and she sat in the stands. That’s when she saw someone approach her. From her quick glance up from broom maintenance, it looked like the newcomer was her age or older. This led the fifth year to ask this very important question as she aggressively polished her broom:

“Do you ever just really need to make out with someone?”

    • I am full of disappointing answers - Elijah Carthy, Sun Feb 19 11:16
      “Do you ever just really need to make out with someone?” EJ hadn’t intended to run into anyone when he decided to go to the pitch to fly a couple laps. Despite their practice being earlier that day,... more
      • The now bright red guy in front of her was Elijah, the Cetus Quidditch captain. He wasn’t the first, second, third, or fourth person to come to mind when discussing making out, but there he was.... more
        • I'd rather not disappoint, if possible. - Elijah, Mon Feb 20 18:24
          “Ah,” Elijah said, moving to sit down on the bench two down from Marissa, the one in between holding her broom. He knew that he probably sounded like a moron or some celibate weirdo that definitely... more
          • I think most people feel that way - Marissa, Sat Feb 25 20:51
            Marissa didn’t mind the silence that seemed to take over the conversation. There was a lot of thought involved in this conversation. Elijah was allowed to have that time. Marissa wanted a genuine... more
            • But how do you feel about it? - Elijah, Mon Feb 27 23:33
              Elijah could tell that Marissa wasn’t exactly thrilled with his response but there was really nothing he could do to help that. He wasn’t good at expressing these kinds of things whatsoever. Sure,... more
              • I'll keep that to myself - Marissa, Fri Mar 3 11:46
                When did the guys at Rocky Mountain International get so weird about this stuff? Marissa thought that Emmett was the most awkward guy at the school, but now she was starting to doubt that. Emmett, at ... more
                • I guess I expected that. - EJ, Mon Mar 13 00:38
                  “No harm done.” Elijah said, waving his hand dismissively. It only made sense for people to assume he was with Camilla. She was his best friend after all and they did spend most if not all of their... more
                  • Was this expected, though? - Marissa, Wed Mar 15 13:18
                    Ah, so this was more hypothetical than not. She had a party coming up, and if Elijah had told her there was an actual person, she would’ve manipulated the pairings so he’d get a chance. Marissa threw ... more
                    • Definitely not. - Elijah, Sat Mar 18 21:05
                      Elijah blinked once or twice as Marissa’s first sentence settled over him. His nose wrinkled briefly as he fiddled with the brush in his fingers. He’d never considered that perhaps people were... more
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