You say that way too happily
Wed Aug 23, 2017 08:24

Ugh. Why was everyone (except Remington) at this school stupid? Of course Dade didn’t mean his question to be about Silas’s presence in the pool. It made sense for someone to be in a pool, usually. It was Saturday, and Dade hadn’t seen this kid in classes so he probably didn’t have homework yet, and not everyone was a sports nut who ran to the Quidditch pitch at the first chance. In fact, it was surprising that more people weren’t at the rec center. Dade wasn’t complaining, but it wouldn’t have been surprising. So why was this kid thinking that he meant the pool when Dade was clearly asking why he was at school out of nowhere in the middle of the term?

“No,” Dade began condescendingly, “I meant -” and then was cut off by Silas noting that Dade had dropped his goggles into the pool. The boy gritted his teeth and cast hazel eyes downward, glimpsing the goggles under the haze of the water. The water slide was creating a large field of bubbles in the area which made it hard to see exactly what was going on, but of course Dade knew he had dropped his goggles because they were no longer on his face or in his hands.

“I meant,” Dade continued pointedly, glaring at the boy who had swum closer to him, “why are you here. At RMI. You know. In the middle of the term.”

It wasn’t unusual for RMI to have transfers, Dade knew, but it seemed like most of them were in the upper years. Aside from Rose’s thing about wanting to go to school where their mum had (who Dade didn’t really miss, as he didn’t remember anything of her), Dade was fairly certain their father had capitulated because of the school’s reputation. It made sense for them to go to a well-known school because it would help them make connections and move forward in life. Or something. Dade wasn’t really about the social climbing or whatever that motivated Connor and their father, but he was happy to be going to a good school. Plus, Remington was a good friend. The rest of their year was a bunch of idiots, though, and it looked like this kid was going to fit right in.

  • Of course! - Silas, Wed Aug 23 06:51
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    • You say that way too happily - Dade, Wed Aug 23 08:24
      • I'm just happy! - Silas, Wed Aug 23 09:07
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        • Well I hope it's not contagious - Dade, Wed Aug 23 09:22
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          • It is. *Rubs all over you* - Silas, Wed Aug 23 11:07
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            • Um. Yuck? - Dade, Sat Aug 26 07:13
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              • Admit it, you love it. - Silas, Sun Aug 27 21:33
                Silas watched as the kid bent over oddly and retrieved his goggles. The way Dade had said that he could do it seemed like he was afraid that Silas would steal them or something. Why would the grey... more
                • Definitely not - Dade, Sat Sep 9 06:50
                  “That’s stupid,” Silas was asking him about how long he’d been at RMI, but Dade was fixated on the idea of a black Yeti. “The whole point of Yetis is that they’re white and blend into the snow.... more
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