That sounds stressful
Mon Aug 7, 2017 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 be talked down, or whatever other benefits could be gained from talking.

“Tell you what,” Holland proposed after a moment’s thought, “I’ll get Emmett and some food and we can have a smaller sleepover than last night.” Years ago, Holland had pointed out that Marissa and Rose literally had sleepovers every night because they were roommates. Then they had half-encouraged and half-cajoled the boys into having Lyra dorm sleepovers, and now it was a Thing the trio did occasionally.

Danny didn’t agree in an especially enthusiastic way, but he didn’t disagree either, so Holland went to set everything up. Emmett was around Lyra, so Holland explained what was going on, told him they were all having a sleepover in Danny’s room, and sent him to get food, because Emmett was a good gofer who tended not to question Holland. Also because Holland had some minor errands to take care of in their room.

The first order of business was writing a note to Rose. Holland assumed Marissa would’ve already told Rose by now, since the Aquilas lived together, but they wanted to make sure. If Danny was this broken up about dumping Marissa, Marissa was probably even sadder about having been dumped. Holland cut a small piece of parchment and neatly wrote, Not sure if you know already, but Danny and Marissa broke up. We’ve got Danny. Check on Marissa? -Holland (+ Emmett). They enchanted the note so only Rose could read it, magically folded it into an origami bird, and sent it fluttering off through the owl ducts.

The second task was to re-gather their pajamas and bathkit back into their overnight bag, which they had regretfully unpacked. The third idea occurred to them while they were packing. Danny needed distracting and Holland had been wanting to make the boys try something since they’d seen it on YouTube this summer. They were pretty sure both of the boys would agree to it; Danny was just sad enough to go for it and Emmett was usually sporting. So in addition to their clothes and bathkit, Holland packed all their makeup too. There was a lot of it, and by the time Holland got back to Danny’s room, Emmett was back with the food.

“So I was thinking it would be fun to do makeovers,” Holland said after everyone had eaten some, talking quickly before the boys could refuse. “I get to do Danny’s makeup, Danny can put makeup on Emmett, and Emmett can do my makeup.” Emmett sometimes let them do his makeup before dances (and was required to for the shows), but Danny didn’t. Still, Holland was optimistic that the promise of getting to do crazy makeup on Emmett would convince Danny to agree. Also they thought it would be funny to see Emmett trying to do real makeup for them. Holland supposed Emmett didn’t get much benefit from participating, but like they’d thought earlier—he was sporting.

[OOC: all godmodding approved.]

  • 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
      • 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
                  • Well, sometimes you want darker colors. - Emmett, Sat Aug 19 14:34
                    Unlike Emmett, Holland decided to immediately inspect the work done to them. When the compact mirror came out, he got instinctively nervous, but Holland seemed to like it. “Hey, not bad,” was a lot... more
                    • Dark and Mysterious? - Danny, Sun Aug 20 04:01
                      He had been intending to learn from Holland, but there was so much stuff going onto his face he was fast losing track. He was surprised that he couldn't feel most of it when it was on, but the... more
                      • Or dark and stormy? - Holland, Wed Aug 23 15:55
                        Well, oops. Holland had thought they mentioned the breakup to Emmett when they were asking him to get food. Or that he could figure it out from context—Danny and Marissa had been handsy all of last... more
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