Can't forget our manners, now can we?
Mon Aug 28, 2017 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 approach strangers! But at least the kid - Drew Tennant - was admitting he was abnormal. Okay. Dade stopped glaring, although the expression on his face couldn’t be said to have turned particularly friendly. He shoved his hands deeper into his pockets. His wand was in his bag, because keeping your wand in your pocket was dangerous. A lot of people did it anyway, but Dade was never really in the mood to end up with a magical accident and have to see the medic in the infirmary. Seeing the medic sounded an awful like having to see the counselor or the Headmaster, and all of those things sounded like things Dade would rather avoid forever. Hang on. The counselor?

Dade narrowed his eyes at Drew Tennant. The last name had sounded familiar, but now it clicked.

“Tennant? Like the counselor?” he asked, skeptically. It seemed like a bad idea to go to the same school your dad taught at, and especially a bad idea if he was a counselor. Not that Dade had ever seen a counselor, but he was pretty sure that if he had to, he would prefer that it not be his father. No, he was definitely sure that he didn’t want a counselor to be his father. His father was not very good at listening and besides, Dade didn’t want him to know everything about him anyway. That was Connor’s job, so Dade could be quietly ignored and do something else. No, it definitely would suck to have his dad as a counselor. Maybe Mr. Tennant was less dumb than his dad though.

Regardless, this kid still wanted to play a game and although Dade kind of wanted to get his Potions homework done, he also wanted to prove this kid wrong about him being rude. Work on his phrasing. Pff.

“Okay.” Dade said. He was good at wizard’s chess, less good at gobstones, and he had no idea what the things Drew had said were. “But only if we’re playing wizard’s chess or gobstones. Other games are stupid.”

  • 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
      • Of course we cannot - Drew, Mon Aug 28 10:50
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        • Otherwise there might be trouble - Dade, Mon Aug 28 11:31
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            • 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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