It’ll get over it
Fri Aug 25, 2017 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, and also with some of the other Aquilas. They were just, like, more fun than the other Houses. But nope, the dreamcatcher spells said he was a Cetus, and they were never wrong, so okay, Cetus was fine. His roommate was still boring but whatever, the rest of his Housemates couldn’t be all bad, in theory.

But nope, never mind, all the other Ceti were self-righteous pedants, his friends were in other Houses, and his stepdad was the Head of House. That last thing was new and Drew didn’t mind it too much, but they’d talked about how he should have a non-family faculty advisor (because Dad couldn’t be his guidance counselor) and the Cetus Head of House would’ve been ideal. Except, no, not really an option now. Also not a big deal right now, but Dad liked to plan “just in case” they needed that. Drew wasn’t sure who he wanted to pick; he liked Rob but he was pretty sure he would be a terrible advisor, and he didn’t like Professor Taylor but she would probably be a great advisor. So Drew was just gonna put off making a decision until he absolutely had to, which would probably be fine.

Back to this guy. Who pissed in his cornflakes? Wasn’t this one of Rose’s brothers Marissa had told him about? “I’m Dade Farnon, and I like to insult people when they invite me to do fun things,” Drew mentally mimicked in a dumb voice.

“Yeah, I do, but they’re not right here and you are, and I thought you might wanna play a game,” Drew said, mostly casual and only a little bit sardonic. He gave a one-shouldered shrug. “If you don’t wanna play, you could just say no. You don’t have to be rude.”

  • 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
      • 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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