Of course we cannot
Mon Aug 28, 2017 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 been in school last year at least, didn’t already know Drew was related to the counselor. He thought that he and Madeleine were pretty conspicuously around RMI and with Dad or Aaron. Maybe people assumed about Madeleine but not about him, because he didn’t look like Dad.

Was there a way to keep having this conversation and not let the other Cetus know he was a staff kid? No, there really wasn’t. “Yeah, Mr. Tennant is my dad.” If he was mentioning that he might as well mention, “And Professor McKindy is my stepdad.” And grandfather but that was weird and not too important so probably don’t mention that. “There are a lot of students with family on staff. Like, Kit and Marissa Kendrick are my cousins, and the Bansals’ stepmom is the DH, and Professor Blair is Raja’s aunt, and the Headmaster’s daughter was a student last year but now she transferred out.”

Plus Wyatt’s dad and Teal’s parents used to teach here, but they’d left before their kids were students so that was different. Dad had been at RMI, like, forever, so he knew pretty much all the staff ever, except the ones who were there only when he and Drew had lived in New York. Professor Boot said he had been at RMI forever but Drew was pretty sure Dad had been there longer. “Anyway so I have another staff advisor to be my counselor so I don’t have to go to my dad if I need something, because that would be weird.”

Cards would have been more convenient because he was still holding the deck of cards but whatever. “Chess sounds good,” Drew decided, because he didn’t want to get squirted on by gobstone goo. Then he would have to change before dinner and he really didn’t feel like it. He got up and moved to the table with the communal chess set on it. It wasn’t occupied right now, although a lot of the time Steven Rhines liked to sit there and make the pieces move around just for fun when he got bored. He usually didn’t play even if you asked him, though. “Black or white?” Drew wasn’t great at chess so he didn’t mind being at a disadvantage already if Dade picked white.

  • 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
      • 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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