Crabs aren't fish
Sun Feb 25, 2018 19:46

Once Drew started laughing, Dade couldn’t conceal his own laughter. This was hilarious. Dade never could have thought of doing something like this to Connor. He had thought about hexing his brother frequently and had even thought of doing something to his room more than once, but every time that thought crossed Dade’s mind the memory of what had happened the last time he snuck into a sibling’s room popped up and Dade was all too willing to not think about that one. But this was much better than a hex because there was no way that Dade could be blamed for it and it was going to get Connor in at least a little bit of trouble. Sure, Headmaster Morgan would probably figure out that something was going wrong because Huburt and Connor were probably the two people least likely to actually try and get up the wrong staircase, but there would be at least a moment where he was in trouble. Or at least thought he was. And that was perfect.

“Yes, okay,” Dade said in response to Drew’s saying that Dade had to have his back. Admittedly, Dade wasn’t sure that Headmaster Morgan would believe him of all people about someone being on the wrong staircase, but Dade would do it anyway. Professor McKindy would probably believe him though and since he was Drew’s step-dad he could probably convince Headmaster Morgan that it wasn’t Drew’s fault.

That planning seemed to be unnecessary though, because Drew was absolutely not falling down the girls’ stairs. So the stairs on the girls’ side were broken too, which was all well and good but then why was Dade standing firmly on the staircase he was on? Shouldn’t he be able to stand on the girls’ staircase? It made the third-year’s head hurt, but he didn’t really want to try going up the girls’ staircase. Just in case.

“But I can go up this side and you can go up that side,” Dade called over to Drew, feeling something weird in his stomach. “That doesn’t make any sense.” He walked down the stairs, then walked up to the other staircase and looked at it. Nope, definitely not going to step on it. “Maybe it’s just all the way broken and only one staircase works for you at random.”

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