The dolphin is just an extra perk
Tue May 16, 2017 16:08

Some things were becoming clear from this conversation. She and Danny definitely shared mutual feelings. Marissa knew this already, but Danny hadn’t. Now, it was common knowledge. Both of them had very different views on relationships. Danny wanted commitment and Marissa wanted freedom. Those were two things that didn’t really mix. Both of them were interested in finding some kind of relationship compromise, though, even if that seemed a little unrealistic.

It helped to hear that if/when this didn’t work, he thought she wouldn’t be entirely to blame. As one of her best friends, Danny always supported her. He teased her, of course, but it was never anything mean-spirited. He and Rose placed bets on how long her flings would last, but she’d do the same thing if she were them.

Plus, Danny just started kissing people. As much as Marissa wanted to actually try being with him, she was not interested in limiting this phase he was going through. He was discovering a lot about himself, and he’d have even more opportunities to explore all of this over the summer. If his pureblood social things were anything like the ones Aunt Cosette described from her teenage years, Danny was going to have a lot more fun this year.

They continued to hold hands while they talked, which succeeded in making her want to derail the conversation with way more interesting activities. This was Important, though, and they needed to talk about it. But one kiss wouldn’t hurt – focus, Marissa!

“So we don’t want to try anything serious right now, because the distance sounds like too much,” she agreed, “But… maybe we can find a happy medium between casual and serious?” The red head really liked the sound of that. Neither of them wanted the other to become something they weren’t to make this relationship work. “I’m all for that. I just, uh – we should figure out what that means.” Before I start kissing you again.

  • Wow. Outranked by a dolphin. - Danny, Fri May 12 06:38
    Every word Marissa uttered made Danny smile yet more broadly - he was actually starting to become aware of the muscles in his cheeks and jaw - and his insides were doing a strange sort of dance that... more
    • The dolphin is just an extra perk - Marissa, Tue May 16 16:08
      • Perks are fun - Danny, Wed May 17 07:17
        When he woke up that morning, Danny had no idea that within an hour he’d be talking with Marissa about the future of their hypothetical relationship. Whatever else happened that day, nothing could... more
        • Lots of things are fun - Marissa, Wed May 17 10:50
          Marissa had meant that they needed to come up with a more immediate definition of what this was, but Danny didn’t seem to reach the same conclusion. He mentioned that they had the summer to figure it ... more
          • I feel like you're the expert on fun - Danny, Fri May 19 05:13
            “This is okay,” Danny affirmed. More than okay, really. His skin was thrumming, his heart thudding, his arms were around Marissa. ‘Okay’ was an understatement. Admittedly this didn’t exactly fit in... more
            • I'm perfectly happy with that as my legacy - Marissa, Sat May 20 15:57
              Marissa grinned and kissed him quickly. This was okay. It wasn’t ideal. Most of what Marissa knew about the pureblood world was from people who didn’t agree with it or didn’t understand it. She knew... more
              • What's my legacy? - Danny, Mon May 22 07:41
                “Okay.” the syllable Marissa uttered elicited mixed feelings from the Lyra. Yes, he was exceptionally content to resume the decidedly not-platonic activities of their unconventional friendship, but... more
                • What is a legacy? - Marissa, Thu May 25 13:35
                  Suddenly, Danny didn’t seem as excited about their new arrangement as Marissa hoped he would be. Was it something I said? The red-head thought she’d come up with a good compromise. She couldn’t help... more
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