Drew Tennant
Just killing time
Wed Aug 16, 2017 19:55

Today was Drew’s twelfth birthday, so he was getting to go to Pearl Street for dinner with Dad and Madeleine and Aaron. Because, he supposed, there were some perks of being a student at your dad’s school. Dad had let Drew pick because it was his birthday and Drew had chosen Salamander Grill, which had giant milkshakes.

They weren’t going until six, so Drew had a few hours to kill before he had to meet his family at the Pearl Street elevator. Technically he had homework he should probably be working on, but it was his birthday, so Drew decided he didn’t have to do homework.

Hence chilling in the Common Room. He’d gone to the Rec Center earlier, but Marilyn Hamelink was in the pool doing laps and she was very intense about it and from the look she gave him she did not want any first years splashing around near the waterfall, so he’d given up on swimming or trying to find someone to play foosball with. Normally Drew wouldn’t let upperclassmen he didn’t know boss him around but Marilyn was really pretty and also kind of mean so he didn’t want to annoy her. Also Drew hadn’t really been set on using the Rec Center anyway—he had that restless feeling you got when you were looking forward to something but it wasn’t time for it yet, so he wanted to do something but it didn’t matter what.

Drew came to the quick conclusion that it mattered a little bit what, because sitting upside down on one of the Cetus couches shuffling a deck of cards was not the thing he wanted to do. Spotting someone’s legs coming into view, Drew flipped himself upright. “Hey, do you wanna play War or Rummy or something? Or literally anything, chess, gobstones, whatever. I’m not picky.”

    • Time probably doesn't like that very much - Dade Farnon, Fri Aug 25 10:38
      It was unfair . It had happened yesterday, but Dade still wasn’t over it. He’d ended up in the Headmaster’s office for the first time at RMI, not because he’d done something but because the stupid... more
      • It’ll get over it - Drew, Fri Aug 25 12:15
        Drew had been coming around on being a Cetus. He had pretty much been expecting to be sorted into Aquila for the past sevenish years. Marissa was in Aquila and Drew got along with her really well,... more
        • That's an assumption to make - Dade, Sat Aug 26 07:43
          Wait, what? “I’m not being rude,” Dade protested, a little taken aback. He hadn’t been rude, he’d just been asking something simple. It wasn’t like it was a weird question to ask, especially since... more
          • I guess I should check with it first - Drew, Sun Aug 27 22:18
            Drew made a skeptical face. No, you didn’t act that blunt and weird if you weren’t being rude. Maybe the other Cetus was just bad at social things and he hadn’t realized that the right answers for... more
            • Can't forget our manners, now can we? - Dade, Mon Aug 28 07:20
              When the kid in front of him told him to work on his phrasing, Dade glared at him some more. His phrasing was perfectly fine, it was the kid in front of him who needed to work on his ability to... more
              • Of course we cannot - Drew, Mon Aug 28 10:50
                Oh dang he’d got it. Most people Drew had mentioned his last name to hadn’t made the connection for whatever reason. He was a little surprised that Dade, who wasn’t a first year so he had definitely... more
                • Otherwise there might be trouble - Dade, Mon Aug 28 11:31
                  Wait, Kit was related to Mr. Tennant too? Dade blinked in genuine surprise. And Marissa? Well obviously if Kit was then Marissa was too, but still. But how how someone as dumb as Kit related to a... more
                  • Alright, well, Drew got the starting advantage, so that was… something. He wasn’t especially good at chess. He and Josh used to play sometimes when Josh had been at RMI and visited them, but Josh... more
                    • Here in River City? - Dade, Sat Sep 2 11:08
                      “I like Kit,” Dade said, somewhat defensively, before blinking in surprise at his own statement. “I mean. She’s good to practise spells with.” the second year corrected himself, before Drew got any... more
                      • I thought we were in Boulder - Drew, Fri Sep 8 18:05
                        “I like Kit too,” Drew agreed, laughing. “She’s my best friend.” That didn’t mean she wasn’t ‘a bit much.’ She could be annoying, too, but it was the kind of annoying that you just let happen because ... more
                        • Drew moved a knight and Dade moved another pawn. Moving a knight seemed to Dade to be kind of a weird move, but whatever. Maybe Drew wasn’t very good at chess and he’d just wanted to do something... more
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