Now I'm just thinking of singing fish
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:39

ďIím not a girl,Ē Dade said defensively and automatically as soon as Drew voiced the thought. He felt uncomfortable and for a moment his mind flashed back to the gift Holland had given him, pushed to the bottom of his trunk where nobody could find it. Even though Drew wasnít saying he was, Drew was saying that the stairs thought he was and Dade was pretty sure that magical things were pretty reliable when it came down to that sort of thing and that was terrifying. You couldnít get past the Age Line to get up to Pearl Street with an Aging Potion, and Dade was pretty sure that a Polyjuice Potion wouldnít get you up the stairs for the opposite gender. So what did that make him, that it worked sometimes and not others? Or that it was working now.

Had Madeleine told Drew about the specifics of the dress-up game? Dade was pretty sure that Rose had only told Holland about the - the other thing. And Holland didnít seem like the sort of person to tell about something like that. At least, he hoped so.

ďI donít know why the stairs would think Iím a girl, thatís really stupid and wrong and who did the stupid magic on the stairs anyway? Obviously they messed it up.Ē Dade would have kept talking, except that Connor had just appeared through the doorway and was making a rapid beeline for the stairs. Connor hadnít been spending much time outside his room since the thing with Drew last term, so it wasnít a surprise that he didnít seem to want to linger in the common room.

That was the point at which Dade could have said something to Connor. He could have warned his older brother that the stairs might be a one-way ticket to the Headmasterís office. But Dade was no longer in a great mood and he was with Drew and he wanted Drew to know that even though Dade was speaking to Connor again, he wasnít okay with what Connor had done last year. So he didnít say anything, just looked at the younger boy a few steps below him. And Drew didnít say anything. Connor muttered something that sounded like Ďexcuse meí, his cheeks an embarrassed shade of red, before stepping on the stairs. He got four steps up before a hole opened up in the stairs right below him, sending him tumbling down. Whoops.

ďWell, I guess we know it wasnít just Huburt,Ē Dade said philosophically, trying not to snicker.

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