Dardanius Dubois
You're more to me than just that
Tue Sep 19, 2017 16:00

As someone who had always been prone to overthinking, often to levels potentially hazardous to health (and certainly detrimental to normal functioning), Dardanius hadn’t imagined that he would be thankful for time to think things through. Yet his parentally-imposed week of solitude had provided him with an ideal opportunity to think rationally for once, and he would agree that wasn’t something with which he was particularly familiar. Essentially, nothing had changed. He still planned to continue with the patriarchy path that had been laid out for him to follow since he first entered existence, but now it was something to settle into eventually, when the right opportunity presented itself. His non-stop, white knuckle ride had been cancelled and he was free to take the scenic route and enjoy the journey along the way (as far as his usual hang ups and predispositions would allow).

So in the spirit of rational thinking, and not springing right back to Marissa when things were inexplicably still so unpredictable between them, Danny had decided to try actually dating. He had always gotten on well with Rachel Afary in the year above - they had played Quidditch together until last year, she did Duelling Club, and around theatre performance times they were always among the few Lyras still inhabiting the commons - so he’d asked and she’d said okay. They were going to Pearl Street later, so Danny thought he’d better let Claudia know, because it really seemed to bother her when she heard about his private life from the RMI grapevine (That hadn’t really been a problem until last year, but he’d somehow become the subject of gossip over the past seven or eight months. He didn’t even spend that much time with Heather).

He couldn’t get to Claudia when she was in Cetus, so Danny unsuccessfully tried the library first, then headed for the theater; he knew Claudia liked to play piano and he suspected their father had encouraged her to sign up for the talent show, so the likelihood of finding her there was higher than usual.

There was somebody playing the piano, but it wasn’t Claudia. Danny was mildly surprised to discover that Camilla not only played, but it sounded like she was reasonably competent, too. He did not consider her to be ideally suited to a reputedly repetitive discipline, but then she did have her calmer moments, he conceded to himself, between her bouts of emotional expression. He continued his progress towards the instrument, and then leaned against it, watching her fingers move across the keys with an expression of interest mingling with his self-satisfied grin, born of knowing he would inevitably distract her.

  • An Old Distraction - Camilla Baird, Mon Sep 18 12:30
    It had been a while since the blonde had sat down in front of a piano, and doing so made her feel as anxious as every time she had done so before. Camilla gently passed her long fingers over the... more
    • You're more to me than just that - Dardanius Dubois, Tue Sep 19 16:00
      • I would have hoped so! - Camilla, Tue Sep 19 16:38
        Music kept coming out of the piano under the movement of her fingers that the blonde felt like she had been transported to the tranquility of an enclosed cove filled with relaxing noises of the... more
        • You're also a pianist - Dardanius, Tue Sep 19 17:24
          “Hey,” Danny replied, his grin broadening. Camilla didn’t seem to mind the distraction, and the way she flexed her fingers indicated she might have been about due for a break, anyway. She further... more
          • Sort of? It's been a while - Camilla , Tue Sep 19 17:58
            “Apparently everything changes once you have Alec Edwards´seal of approval,” Camilla answered Danny’s question with a serious tone, but her lips were pursued in a small smile. The blonde´s experience ... more
            • Sometimes a break is good for us - Danny, Wed Sep 20 15:00
              Danny nodded along while Camilla briefly explained her altered circumstances. He'd never had much to do with the Edwards families, but was peripherally aware of them, mostly by dint of attending... more
              • Hope it's not a long break! - Camilla, Wed Sep 20 15:39
                The blonde scooted over while she listened to Danny talking about inevitabilities, armies, strategies and sleep. Camilla chuckled and shifted her position to face her friend. Danny seemed changed?... more
                • Be careful what you wish for - Danny, Wed Sep 20 16:32
                  Whatever they were talking about, Camilla seemed to accept his premise that the future needed tone confronted in any hurry. He liked her metaphor of walking into her future; it was apt. He was trying ... more
                  • I'm certain that's a very good wish - Camilla, Thu Sep 21 11:07
                    “You are absolutely right,” Camilla grinned back at Danny. Their personalities were too opposite and even when she enjoyed and liked Danny they didn't compliment one another that well. Yes, they... more
                    • Traditionally you get Three - Danny, Sun Sep 24 15:41
                      Dardanius grinned, enjoying Camilla's flattery. He had never considered himself to be unattractive, and the awkwardness of adolescence was receding from his features with satisfying results, which,... more
                      • Ooh! I still have two more! - Camilla, Mon Sep 25 01:58
                        Mason was great, at least from what she remembered about him when they were younger, and from they had had lived during the christmas break. It had been amazing and very intense if she was honest,... more
                        • How will you use them? - Danny, Mon Sep 25 07:01
                          Danny didn’t disagree; he liked Rachel and thought they probably would have a good time, and he was sort of excited about it. That didn’t stop it feeling all kinds of weird, though. The chances of... more
                          • I have to think about this very carefully - Camilla, Thu Sep 28 18:09
                            Danny was one of the most respectful and nice wizards she had ever met. Camilla was sure that life through Danny’s eyes would be a very interesting experience in every aspect. She was sure Danny was... more
                            • Your time may be up - Danny, Fri Sep 29 09:24
                              Danny nodded along as Camilla concluded he had years left to decide what to do with his life. He genuinely hoped that was true, because he was counting on it. Even without all the family stuff to... more
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