Dade Farnon
Time probably doesn't like that very much
Fri Aug 25, 2017 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 stairs to the dorms had stopped working right. One minute he was walking up the stairs, ready to lie down on his bed and look at the ceiling until one of his obnoxious roommates came in and he was forced to retreat to the library, and the next minute he was tumbling down into the Headmaster’s office, where he’d gotten a completely unfair talking-to despite his insistences that he had been going up the right staircase and the magic was broken or something. Dade knew that there were probably stupid people who tried to go up the wrong stairs on purpose all the time and that the Headmaster had probably heard that reason before, but it was true and nobody believed him and it was unfair.

But now it was Saturday and Dade had spent some time in the library sulkily doing homework in a secluded spot in the middle of the stacks rather than at a table, because he didn’t want to talk to anyone. Nobody wanted to read books on the goblin rebellion of 1770 and its relation to the French and American wars for independence, so it was a pretty safe location. But Dade had finished his Spellwork homework and had forgotten his Potions homework in his dorm, so he had to go back and get it. The second year stalked huffily into the Cetus common room. Because it was a Saturday, he wasn’t wearing his uniform robes but he was still wearing khaki pants and a dark blue polo shirt, much like his brother. Although it hadn’t bothered him very much a few years ago, the outfit - which he wore with only small variants - was beginning to make him uncomfortable in a way that felt as though his stomach were slightly unsettled. Once he was allowed to go to Pearl Street he fully intended to ask Remington to help him pick out new clothes. He was already saving his allowance for it.

A voice interrupted Dade’s thoughts as he was passing by a couch. His hazel eyes quickly came to rest on a boy he recognized as a first year. A first year who, apparently, wanted to play a game with someone he’d never even spoken to. Dade’s hands tightened around the straps of the blue backpack he had slung over his back on his way out of the library. Why was this random kid talking to him?

“Why?” Dade asked, bluntly. “Don’t you have friends or something?”

  • Just killing time - Drew Tennant, Wed Aug 16 19:55
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    • Time probably doesn't like that very much - Dade Farnon, Fri Aug 25 10:38
      • 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
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                  • 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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