Claudia Dubois
See, I have friends (Tag Marley)
Tue Aug 29, 2017 09:43

It had taken them a while, mostly because Claudia had needed to delay their trip to Pearl Street so she could be comfortable and familiar with the destination before visiting with Marley, but the two third year girls had eventually shopped together at Veela’s Vanity for nail polish, and Claudia had treated them both to a hot chocolate afterwards (she had needed the energy after spending so much time with Marley, and the heat from being outside in temperatures lower than she was used to). The trip had been a planning stage to their current social event, which essentially included painting their nails and talking about something other than homework.

A dormitory or common room would have been a more ideal environment, but Claudia was in Cetus and Marley was in Lyra, so that wasn't an option. Marley seemed to think it was, but Claudia had no intention of breaking rules or getting herself - or Marley - into trouble (Dardanius was doing that sufficiently for the both of them) so was adamant they would not enter each other’s commons. Claudia might have considered the library, but Marley was naturally a much louder person, and would undoubtedly cause disruption to the other students. Eventually they had settled on a quieter area of the rec center, which wasn't ideal but it would suffice. It was dinnertime, so most people were in the Diner; Claudia had gone in early and taken away some crudités and hummus, which were now on the table in front of her, along with the several shades of polish she now owned.

She usually dressed in a decidedly feminine way, and this evening had selected a full-length, pale blue skirt in a soft, floaty fabric, with shimmering metallic threads stitched around its hem, and a silver camisole top beneath a pale blue crocheted cardigan with mother of pearl buttons. Claudia had tied her shoulder-length, dark blonde hair back into a simple ponytail, just in case Marley might like to have a go at styling it later on in the evening, when their nails were dry. She didn't know whether she’d be able to do much with Marley’s hair in return but she’d be willing to give it a go. Right now the other girl sat across from her; “I’ll paint yours first, if you want,” Claudia offered. “What color would you like?”

    • Best friends, even! - Marley Chapman, Wed Aug 30 22:04
      Marley had literally never gone shopping for nail polish before she’d gone with Claudia. Well, okay, fine, almost literally never - she had to go on Pearl Street before Halloween to get neon-yellow... more
      • A fine accomplishment - Claudia, Fri Sep 1 16:46
        Claudia felt a little betrayed by her own thoughts as she cheerfully realized that she had found a way to make Marley stop talking. The silence was peculiar, but it afforded Claudia a moment to... more
        • I'm definitely happy with it - Marley, Mon Sep 4 23:35
          Marley beamed widely, delighted in equal parts with Claudia’s agreeable response and her compliment. “Thank you!” This, too, was directed at both of her friend’s statements. She wasn’t expecting at... more
          • You could do better - Claudia, Tue Sep 5 16:24
            Claudia was pleased that Marley liked the way she had sorted the colours, although she wasn’t sure quite what to make of the following comment. Did Claudia really have a good eye for color? She... more
            • Nope, this is perfect - Marley , Fri Sep 8 00:17
              Her declaration that balls were fairy-tale-esque was laughed off by Claudia. Marley giggled in response, shaking her head automatically before remembering that she was trying to keep her hands still... more
              • Perfection is overrated - Claudia, Fri Sep 8 10:02
                It quickly became apparent that Claudia had blushed and Marley had noticed. The blonde ducked her head further, hoping to ward off any questions on the topic. She really ought to have known better... more
                • Marley couldn’t honestly say that she’d expected Claudia to bounce up-and-down in her seat and immediately agree to find a cute boy to dance with, but she had been hoping for something a little more... more
                  • Your funeral - Claudia, Sat Sep 9 14:42
                    Marley started to push for more information, which Claudia really didn’t appreciate. She tried to keep her expression neutral but she wasn’t at all comfortable being questioned like that. Even if the ... more
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