I can pick up your pieces, too
Sun Aug 6, 2017 17:10

At Danny’s answer, Holland entered his room, closing the door behind them. It was weirdly dark inside. All the lights were off even though it was early evening and the fake windows were showing a fake dusk. Danny was just lying in bed looking rather miserable.

Well, that wasn’t normal. Danny wasn’t really the kind of person who laid in bed all weekend, even if he had the option. Was he tired? He didn’t seem like he’d been asleep, though. Hungover? Holland assumed Marissa had brought some alcoholic beverages to last night’s party, and if she had, then she’d probably shared with Danny. But Holland didn’t expect that Danny could get so drunk that he’d be hungover today without anyone noticing last night. Holland had admittedly been sort of preoccupied with the whole Emmett, Ruben, Russell situation, but they probably would have noticed Danny getting hammered at the party. Holland didn’t drink, which put them in a position to observe other peoples’ tipsy antics, although nothing really exceptional had ever happened at one of Marissa’s parties. Including last night.

Unless Russell had thrown up from too much alcohol, but Holland was pretty sure Russell was as likely to get drunk in public as Claudia was. That had just been… was it possible to vomit from awkwardness? Holland wasn’t particularly fond of Russell the way Marissa was, but hopefully he was okay.

Either way, Danny didn’t look very likely to go to dinner any time soon. Holland walked over to get their nail polish box, glad that unlike in Emmett’s room, there was little danger of tripping. As they retrieved the box, Danny (or, more likely, Marissa) had put the bottles back in neat rows. Holland would have to thank her later.

But right now they had other priorities. “Hey, you okay?” Holland asked, straightening up with the box in their hands. Danny could answer or brush them off, it was up to him, but Holland’s tone implied they wouldn’t believe an answer in the affirmative. “You look like a glumbumble bit you.”

  • I assume you mean the nail polish - Dardanius Dubois, Sun Aug 6 07:39
    The knock on the door and the voice that accompanied it roused Danny from a state of semi-consciousness; he had spent most of the day lying on his bed. The sixth year wasn't accustomed to sleeping... more
    • I can pick up your pieces, too - Holland, Sun Aug 6 17:10
      • That's what friends are for - Dardanius, Mon Aug 7 05:15
        Danny heard Holland come in, and disinterestedly watched them pick up the nail polish. It was inevitable, he supposed, that Holland would ask if he was okay; he wasn't exactly demonstrating usual... more
        • I even have a box to put them in - Holland, Mon Aug 7 08:35
          Even though Danny sounded like he was asking, Holland didn’t cast a cheering charm. This was partially because they didn’t have their wand on them and emotional manipulation seemed a risky thing to... more
          • That's forward planning - Danny, Mon Aug 7 10:50
            “Why?” Holland asked. Danny was surprised by the immediate bluntness of the question but it wore off quickly; It was not incongruent with Holland’s character for them to want to understand causality. ... more
            • I’m prepared like a Boy Scout - Holland, Mon Aug 7 16:52
              Holland had expected a laugh and acknowledgement that yes, ice cream would be great. But instead Danny sat up and launched into what must have been every single thought he'd had since this morning.... more
              • Constant Vigilance - Danny, Mon Aug 7 17:55
                Danny was half-expecting Holland to blink at him, tell him to chill out and run away quickly. Of course Holland was a far better friend than that, and actually listened to ridiculous nonsense spewing ... more
                • That sounds stressful - Holland, Mon Aug 7 21:50
                  Thankfully, Danny looked surprised and laughed a little, which Holland took to mean that he’d received their response well. “No worries. It helps to talk it through sometimes,” Holland agreed. Or to... more
                  • Emmett makes an entrance!!~ - Emmett Lawrence, Sat Aug 12 13:01
                    Emmett was a bit surprised by an impromptu sleepover, especially the night after a very promptu sleepover with everybody, but he wasn’t super complaining. He was in charge of the food, so he scurried ... more
                    • 10/10 Title - Danny, Sun Aug 13 15:49
                      Danny didn't object to Holland’s sleepover scenario. He didn't think he'd be great company, but he was already feeling loads better since Holland arrived, so maybe having Emmett there would help,... more
                      • 11/10 in my book - Holland, Mon Aug 14 23:16
                        Before he left to get sleepover stuff, Emmett told them to save some food for him, as if either Danny or Holland wanted anchovy-and-pineapple pizza. There was a reason why they each just got their... more
                        • I can't even count that high! - Emmett , Wed Aug 16 15:56
                          Emmett did as Holland and Danny told him. This was not an unusual phenomenon, as Emmett almost always did what Holland and Danny told him. (In fact, the "almost" was mostly just for Danny.) But... more
                          • The same way Danny did very little planning with his wardrobe choices - he often just threw on whichever garments he laid his hands upon first, regardless of whether his outfits co-ordinated - he... more
                            • But we like you anyway - Holland, Fri Aug 18 16:07
                              “Danny, you may have a future as a pop art painter,” Holland teased lightly. “You can mismatch bright colors on par with Andy Warhol.” On the other hand, Holland was very impressed with both Danny’s... more
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