Absolutely not
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:54

Overall, Dade was much more likely to warn Drew about something than he was to warn anyone else in Cetus about something, including his own brother. Since the incident last year Dade had eventually gotten back to speaking terms with Connor, but overall he was still annoyed at him. Drew was a pretty okay friend though, and he was always nice to Dade. Lately Drew had been on a kick about interviewing house-elves, which Dade thought was kind of weird but heíd almost volunteered to help Drew anyway. But Drew probably didnít want help so Dade hadnít. Sometimes he casually asked Drew if he wanted to do homework together in the commons. Dade usually justified this to himself because if Huburt appeared it was easy to pawn him off on Drew and escape, but that usually didnít happen. Obviously Dade liked Remington and Kit, but sometimes he wanted to hang out with Drew alone. And sometimes Drew needed help with his homework, which Dade was more than happy to provide. Not that heíd admit it to anyone.

Tentatively, Dade took a couple of steps down. They didnít do anything weird, which was...weird. The stairs usually made him anxious because even when they werenít misbehaving and dropping him into the Headmasterís office where he would have to explain for the millionth time what had happened even though it wasnít his fault that the damn stairs hadnít gotten fixed Dade felt like they were threatening to open up and slide him down at any moment. For whatever reason, he didnít feel like that was going to happen at the moment. It was very strange.

ďYeah, I donít know whatís going on,Ē Dade said, taking a couple more steps. He moved around a little bit on the stairs, going back and forth as well as up and down. ďThey seem fine to me. But Huburt is definitely having a chat with the Headmaster. Did someone try to fix them while we were in class or something?Ē

He looked at Drew. ďIt hasnít ever happened to you, has it?Ē To Dadeís knowledge it hadnít, and he was pretty sure Drew would have told him. ďLike before today youíve never had a problem with the stairs, itís just me right?Ē

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    • Absolutely not - Dade, Sat Feb 24 10:54
      • Then donít worry, be happy - Drew, Sat Feb 24 11:23
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        • Now I'm just thinking of singing fish - Dade, Sat Feb 24 12:39
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          • The fluke is the duke of soul - Drew, Sat Feb 24 13:27
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            • Crabs aren't fish - Dade, Sun Feb 25 19:46
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              • Fish are friends, not food - Drew, Tue Feb 27 11:40
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                    • Only if we can eat our friends - Dade, Sat Mar 3 15:54
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                      • Cannibalism is frowned upon - Drew, Sat Mar 3 17:04
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                        • Only in most societies - Dade, Sun Mar 4 10:35
                          Dade felt several different kinds of weird and he didnít know what to do about any of them. He was uncomfortable because of the thing with the stairs. Drew was right - he was the one who had been... more
                          • It definitely is in ours - Drew, Wed Mar 21 14:44
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