Wed Feb 1, 2017 06:55

Since even Marissa was calling the musical stupid, Danny wondered how she expected him to be interested. He did his best to listen to her synopsis of the plot, and only zoned out a couple of times. He even said ‘right’ and ‘uh-huh’ now and then to show that he was listening. She was right, it did sound dumb, but as long as the songs and dances were done well then it would probably be fun to watch. He guessed that's why she was eager to get the blocking - he was pretty sure that's the word they used - right.

When Marissa expressed a wish to do more interesting stuff, Danny considered asking what sort of thing she might prefer - in his limited experience, a show with singing and dancing was more or less the same as another, whatever you did with it - but then Marissa started talking about kissing and that was distracting. Not least because she was talking about kissing Nick, despite the upper class man showing no inclination to kiss girls outside of theatre (as far as Danny was aware; he didn't exactly pay much attention to the relationships of the older students. He couldn't avoid all the gossip, but even the news that did reach him had led him to believe that some of the students at RMI swapped saliva like Danny swapped potions partners. It would be impossible to keep track of everyone). It seemed supporting of her statement that stage kissing was weird. “It’s not as fun as the real thing,” Marissa said.

“I’ll have to take your word for it,” he replied. He meant that he would have to take her word on stage kissing, as it wasn't something he had ever tried. Although even if he had, he still wouldn't be able to make the comparison, because he hadn't tried any sort of kissing, really (aside from the sloppy tokens his grandmother liked to plant on his cheek, which he tried his best to forget after every visit). He hadn't shouted about his inexperience amongst his classmates, because they seemed to embrace kissing as a casual hobby. Even Emmett. Dardanius wasn't necessarily so eager to join them.

  • I think I'll just let it ring - Marissa, Tue Jan 31 14:25
    She flashed Danny a very bright smile when he agreed to stay. She knew he would. Potions could be interesting, but Marissa thought that only applied if they were in class with Rob. Danny may not have ... more
    • Rude. - Danny, Wed Feb 1 06:55
      • You don't really think I'm rude - Marissa, Thu Feb 2 19:04
        Marissa started thinking of other shows she would rather do than Footloose . The problem, which Garen always pointed out to her, was that her desires weren’t school appropriate. Marissa liked shows... more
        • That depends on your next post - Danny, Fri Feb 3 06:55
          For just a moment it seemed as though Marissa was going to interpret his comment they way it had been intended, vis-à-vis stage kissing. But then she sat up, and said “Have you ever- wait, you’ve... more
          • I'll wait and see how you feel - Marissa, Fri Feb 3 12:36
            She waited for Danny to answer. It was almost suspenseful. There was no way that Danny hadn’t kissed anyone before. They were teenagers at a small school, though. If he had, wouldn’t she have heard... more
            • Aren't you the gentleman - Danny, Fri Feb 3 15:16
              Marissa scooted a little closer, and Danny tried not to be too concerned by her proximity. He still hadn’t forgotten that time in DADA. He vaguely wondered whether she might have teased him in that... more
              • I have manners - Marissa, Sat Feb 4 11:32
                Marissa did think Danny was sweet. He was great, really. She could always trust Danny for some kind of laugh. They teased and flirted all the time. He really was one of her best friends at RMI. Rose, ... more
                • You are a rare breed - Danny, Sat Feb 4 14:13
                  As Danny finished his explanation, he felt that Marissa was being surprisingly understanding. No wait, that wasn't fair; her being understanding was completely within her character. Danny was aware... more
                  • I think we're both pretty unique - Marissa, Sat Feb 4 15:48
                    It didn’t look like Danny was going to kiss her, and Marissa couldn’t help but be disappointed by that. She wasn’t the type of person to push someone if they said no; it wasn’t her style. People just ... more
                    • Just like everybody else - Danny, Sat Feb 4 17:01
                      He hadn’t even realised that he wanted to have this conversation with someone, but now that it had happened, Danny was glad about it. He didn’t think his kissing habits, or lack thereof, would ever... more
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