Be careful what you wish for
Wed Sep 20, 2017 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 to take a casual stroll into his.

His shoulders shook gently as Danny chuckled lightly in response to Camilla’s change of subject. “Yes, I heard that too,” he admitted. His whatever-that-had-been with Camilla was months ago - not far off a year, in fact - and he'd been in society with Rose since then, but at least there had been some, lingering, outdated, distorted truth in those rumours. Quite often they turned out to be entirely false, which was a large part of the reason Danny never put much faith in them. The society rumours obviously weren't carried by Heather; the RMI grapevine was often far more accurate, if occasionally exaggerated.

“I wouldn't have minded dating you,” Camilla teased. Dardanius assumed she was teasing, because she had revealed to him last year that she was unrequited in love with Elijah, but nevertheless it was better than being told the opposite.

“I'm sure it would have been a catastrophe,” he said, the corners of his mouth twitching upwards. Admittedly his first real, technical date would occur later that day, but any previous vague attempts he had made at anything that might have been construed as a relationship seemed doomed to fall spectacularly to pieces. “Delightful, obviously,” he added with a grin. He had liked spending time with Camilla but they would not have made a good couple, he was pretty sure: she was all passion and forwardness, whereas he was predisposed to be cautious and calm. Perhaps it was for the best that their interactions had returned to being platonic before they had opportunity to form any other sort of attachment to each other, “but catastrophic.” Sure she was attractive, but Danny’s life held no shortage of attractive potential partners.

“So are you seeing someone now?” He asked casually as he could manage.

  • 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
      • 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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