Remington Burnham
Diving right in
Mon Jul 29, 2019 20:25

Things were somehow better, the same, and worse all at once. She couldn’t figure out exactly how or why, but Remington knew the statement to be true. Some things did feel better. She didn’t feel as terrible around Leo, for example, as she had before midterm. Self-Defense club was going strong. Dakota even started showing up intermittently for meetings again. Other things were the same. Her friendships with Claudia and Anssi and Kit hadn’t faced a lot of change, and her academic ventures were still going strong. She had a couple steady students to tutor on Pearl Street. It was going exactly as well as she wanted.

But things also seemed worse. It felt like things from Kit’s party had blown over. She thought maybe everyone was past it. For some reason, though, things were different between her and Drew. She thought she was being paranoid or making it up. After multiple instances where he cut a conversation with her short or came up with a reason they couldn’t hang out together after all, Remington came to a conclusion: Drew was avoiding her. And it really hurt.

Remington still went to Garen every other week for counseling. After the infamous party, she’d needed it, and having a time she actively worked on stress management and feeling so lonely helped. Garen even gave her homework! It was mostly stuff like thought journaling. She relished the control that doing the therapy homework gave her. It didn’t make her feel better about Drew, though. After some encouragement, she brought up that a friend seemed to be avoiding her and they actually talked about it. It was a good reminder that talking helped. It would maybe even help more if she talked to Drew.

The Draco made her way to the theater, knowing that she might be able to catch Drew at the drive in movie. She’d come straight from tutoring on Pearl Street and didn’t have time to throw her school robes back on over her long sleeved, light pink floral button down shirt. She’d forgotten them in her room. Thankfully, when she arrived, it looked like the movie hadn’t started just yet and people were still getting their snacks. Her brown eyes, which she’d adorned with only mascara and a thin stroke of eyeliner, searched the room for Drew. When she spotted her best friend, she smiled and strode towards him.

She came to a fast stop, though, when she realized he was with Darlene. She hadn’t even noticed his girlfriend. When he leaned over to give Darlene a kiss after whatever he’d just said, Remington followed through with her brain’s only direction: find a place to sit out of sight as quickly as possible.

Remington practically threw herself into the first open car seat she could find, only realizing a few seconds too late that the car wasn’t empty. She blushed, realizing she probably seemed a little crazy, jumping into a fake car out of breath. She’d just wanted to talk to Drew and not catching him alone totally made her chicken out. She offered her accidental companion an apologetic look and put her hands in the pockets of her green asymmetrical skirt. “Sorry. Was someone sitting here? I can totally go.”

OOC: Mentions of other characters and their actions were approved by their authors

  • Cinematic Adventure [all welcome!] - Director Garen Tennant, Sun Jul 28 23:41
    Normally, Garen organized RMI movie nights to show the cast and crew of that year’s musical what the whole thing was about. It gave the actors and actresses a better idea of their characters, and... more
    • This is kinda romantic - Amelia Rosette, Fri Aug 16 20:59
      Amelia walks into the theater with a green polo and a pair of blue shorts. She wore a pair of dark blue sandals and her toes painted forest green. Her red hair was in a long ponytail, to her... more
      • Convertibles are pretty romantic! - Deagret Wyckland, Mon Aug 19 20:05
        There was a picture, in her house in Mass, of Deagret’s parents sitting on the hood of a vintage black Cadillac convertible, holding hands, and just smiling at each other. So of course, when Deagret... more
        • Yeah, they are - Amelia, Tue Aug 20 12:07
          Amelia looks up and sees the hand and grabs it. Sh stands up and brushes of her jeans."T-thanks..." Amelia said, blushing from embarrassment. "And I guess we did both run into each other." she said,... more
          • OOC - Sophia, Tue Aug 20 21:15
            Hey Amelia! It's great to see you posting! Just a quick note for the future, please make sure that all of your posts are written in past tense and are at least 200 words long (in accordance with our... more
          • “’m Deagret,” she replied politely. “But Dea works just fine. It’s nice to meet you, Amy!” The redhead straightened out her sweater quickly, a smile brightening up her pretty face. Wincing at at... more
            • Maybe a little cringy - Amelia, Wed Aug 21 05:42
              Amelia listened to Dea's first response and nodded. "I have to agree with you on that. It really doesn't have a lot of lot emotion. It seems that they don't want to be there at all. Like they rather... more
              • Sounds good to me! - Deagret, Fri Sep 13 23:28
                “I’m not sure it’s the actors fault entirely though,” Deagret countered with a.pensive hum. “Perhaps it’s just bad writing. I mean, it’s awkward in a ton of places, and honestly, I don’t blame them... more
    • Here for the food - Georgina Philpott, Thu Aug 8 14:55
      The drive in event was so very unappealing to Georgina Philpott as a concept - sitting still and not talking was how she spent time sleeping, not being awake - but somehow she found herself going... more
    • Showing up - Leopold Harris, Sun Aug 4 12:43
      When he was thirteen years old a recently rechristened Leo Harris arrived home for summer vacation and within forty eight hours consumed his very first beer and had his first kiss. It was a messy... more
    • Date night [tag: Darlene] - Andrew Tennant, Sun Aug 4 12:38
      Enough was enough. Drew needed to get back to normal, and that meant not avoiding the people he cared about. So he asked Darlene to go to the drive-in movie with him. It wasn’t the most Darlene date... more
      • Best night! - Darlene Knight, Sun Aug 4 17:11
        Things were weird. Darlene had learned to sort of assume weird was the norm in a place like RMI, but things felt extra weird. Drew seemed weird. There was no way he was actually avoiding her, right?... more
        • Can it get better? - Drew, Wed Aug 7 13:25
          Darlene scooted closer, and Drew’s heart rate did fun things. Darlene was beautiful. She was beautiful and sweet and she liked him and when she was close to him he could barely remember that other... more
          • I don't think it can. - Darlene, Sat Aug 24 12:00
            Darlene listened to Drew’s mini plot synopsis, finding it to strike a chord with her. Now, she was not a squib - obviously - but she felt an immediate comradery, as she too was coming of age and... more
            • Me neither - Drew, Fri Aug 30 10:03
              This felt right. Drew had been on the fence about saying it. Not that it was too soon—he and Darlene had been together for two years—and not that he thought she wouldn’t say it back—he was pretty... more
              • I'm delighted you agree - Darlene, Sat Sep 14 10:04
                Darlene didn’t want to ever stop kissing Drew, but unfortunately that was an unrealistic hope. Her grin grew even more - if it were possible - at his suggestion that she come visit in the summer.... more
    • Diving right in - Remington Burnham, Mon Jul 29 20:25
      • Ready for a drive? - Marley Chapman, Mon Jul 29 21:51
        So first of all, movie nights were one of the best things ever. Like, if she had a way of rigging up a TV in her dorm and having movie nights every week or something, she would totally be down, and... more
        • Not sure if I'm ready, but here we are - Remington, Thu Aug 1 19:17
          Remington realized too late that this could have been a disaster. Not looking before sitting next to someone at Rocky Mountain International might easily lead to mayhem. What if she’d sat next to DJ? ... more
          • *revs engine* - Marley, Sun Aug 25 14:39
            "You, too? Phew," Marley mimed wiping sweat off her forehead with a laugh, "I'm glad I'm not the only one. I mean, I know I'm not, probability and all, but the way some people react... like, you... more
    • Roll out the red carpet - JD Daegan, Mon Jul 29 14:22
      It was nice to know that Rocky Mountain International was so thankful for JD. He blessed their lives with his presence. He knew that the Drama Club director appreciated his contributions to their... more
      • Rolling in 3, 2, 1 - Elliot Phippen, Mon Jul 29 22:18
        It was amazing how, when you went from living in New York City to living underground with literally nowhere interesting to go and nothing fun to do, the most boring activities suddenly seemed like... more
        • Action! - JD, Fri Aug 2 14:13
          Not being immediately recognized at Rocky Mountain International became less jarring each time. He didn’t agree with it, because everyone should know who he was. Their lives would be better for it.... more
          • We forgot lights and camera - Elliot, Sun Aug 4 20:49
            JD was an easy name to remember because there was already a hot upperclassman named DJ, and now Elliot was talking to a hot upperclassman named JD. Side note: how were the upperclassmen all so... more
            • We can skip right to action - JD, Sun Aug 11 18:54
              JD loved a specific aspect of Rocky Mountain International. It wasn’t something he’d ever imagined existed or would be fun if it did. Everyone he’d met outside of this school knew who he was. They... more
              • I like the sound of that - Elliot, Wed Aug 21 18:19
                Correction: not a movie star. A pop star. Slightly different. Still baller. If Elliot was ever famous he would only want to be a little famous. His dad was slightly famous in the video game world,... more
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