Takeover outfits and all
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:03

It was entirely unsurprising that Marissa hadn’t hit Camilla back; it had been clear that Ruben didn’t know her very well when he’d asked. Of the two girls, Rose was infinitely more likely to punch someone back if they slapped her first, especially now that she was properly learning to fight with Ruben. Plus Marissa was, in general, more likely to talk Rose down from doing something violent than Rose was to voluntarily stop herself from doing something violent. It wasn’t strictly that violence was Rose’s first response to everything, but she had found out that it worked pretty well. It was probably good that she didn’t have any closer-in-age siblings (aside from Charlene, who didn’t count) because childhood scraps probably could have become much more -

Camilla said what?!

All the work Rose had been doing to control her temper disappeared in an instant and the levitating cookies exploded, as did the cookies in Marissa and Ruben’s hands. The plate the cookies had been on spun around a few times before a spidery crack appeared along one side. Rose clenched her fists and worked on shoving her temper down enough that her magic started to behave itself once more. At the same time, Ruben was saying words in a language Rose didn’t speak, although the way he was saying them indicated that they were not particularly nice ones and were probably aimed at an imaginary Camilly. Then Ruben cracked his knuckles as though preparing to get down to business and Rose felt herself suddenly become calm. Yes, she was going to make sure Camilla was as miserable as possible as soon as possible, but it looked like Ruben was in agreement with the necessity of that happening. Good.

“She’s not allowed to call you that,” Rose informed Marissa. “I don’t care what her issue is, she is not allowed to call you that. And I am personally going to teach her some manners. And maybe they’ll even stick.” And maybe not, but Rose was much more interested in Camilla feeling more personally injured than Marissa was feeling right now. “She’s just being a jealous bitch, because Danny likes you more than her.” And if he didn’t before, Rose was going to make sure he sure as hell did now. Overall Danny was allowed to do what he wanted in his personal life, but he’d better not continue hanging out with Camilla Baird after she had done this to Marissa.

  • Nope. We're taking over. - Ruben, Sat Apr 22 17:28
    Ruben made a noncommittal grunt in the back of his throat, acknowledging her response. He wasn’t completely surprised that Marissa hadn’t hit back, but the surprised way that she had answered him... more
    • Takeover outfits and all - Rose, Sun Apr 23 10:03
      • Wait! I can explain. - Marissa, Sun Apr 23 10:56
        Somehow, Marissa’s idea of Not A Big Deal did not seem to match what her friends thought, because now there were exploding cookies everywhere. The snickerdoodle in her hands turned into a cloud of... more
        • Not the most helpful explanation - Ruben, Sun Apr 23 17:21
          Still fuming at the opposite half of the room as if the now cookie-particle-clogged air had become some kind of enemy, Ruben listened with only partial attention to Rose's rant. Not that the other... more
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