I'm hurt
Wed Mar 8, 2017 13:36

Danny had been alternating between treading water and hanging on to the side, as where he’d been resting, and chatting with Rose, the water was too deep for him to stand. He had only done six lengths so far and planned on doing many more before his swimming session was at an end, but for the time being he was happy idly passing time. Especially as Rose said she didn’t find him irritating. Or mostly, which was good enough. Danny grinned, feeling far too pleased with himself. He knew Rose well enough that she wouldn't spare his feelings - if he annoyed her that much, she would have just said it.

“Ah, yes, Lucien isn't keen to endear himself,” Danny agreed (which was simply further proof that Francine was not mentally stable). Dardanius didn't feel any particular animosity towards him; the two Dubois boys just kept mostly out of each other's’ way. He also didn't know if Lucien’s pronoun confusion with Holland was intentional or not; Danny had struggled with Holland’s gender himself during their first year, so he could understand if someone who didn't have very much to do with Holland might misgender them through ignorance. Regardless, the fact remained that Lucien was less fun to be around than an Erumpent on heat.

“You know, people with more self-importance than common sense,” Rose broadly categorised people she might hate. Danny was surprised, but please, to not be included in that group. He didn't think he was especially self-important - at least not in a serious way; he would joke about it sometimes - but neither was his common sense anything to brag about.

“I think you are grossly overestimating my common sense,” he told Rose, “but I am flattered.” Especially seeing as he really didn't want to be in any category that also included Lucien.

“For the record,” he continued, in an air of faux sincerity, “I do find you annoying. But only because you insist on being better than me at absolutely everything.”

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    • I'm hurt - Danny, Wed Mar 8 13:36
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