That’s my cue
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:14

Even though this was one of the first things they had done in Arithmancy, Professor Wilson wanted everyone to show their work on their personal numbers. So Holland had calculated their character, heart, and social numbers (seven, four, and three) by hand. According to their textbook, sevens were perceptive, understanding, bright, enjoyed challenges, and were interested in all things mysterious. It was hard to judge your own personality, but Holland felt like that was an accurate description of them. So now they needed to use their character number and the character number of a person close to them to write an essay about how their numbers were expressed in their interactions.

They were still trying to decide who to write about—whether they should pick someone with the same character number as them (Armaan, Maverick) or a friend who was closer to them who had a different number. If anyone asked, Holland was working on their homework in the Common Room because they liked the fire being nearby. They were definitely not waiting up for Danny and/or Rachel to get back from their date.

After everything that had happened last semester (and last year), Holland was glad Danny seemed to be moving on. (Although they were slightly annoyed that they’d found out about it from Rachel, not Danny.) No matter how much Danny and Marissa liked each other, they couldn’t seem to make it work, and every time they tried they ended up hurting each other. Specifically, Danny ended up hurting Marissa. Holland thought Marissa wasn’t exactly thrilled about Danny and Rachel dating. The redhead had said that she was “fine,” but Holland would only believe that in the sense of the sarcastic acronym.

Holland had decided to write the paper about their mother and was working on a description of the four character when Rachel got back. She waved to Holland on her way to her dorm. Rachel wasn’t really one to gossip, but she seemed cheerful, at least. Danny entered the Common Room shortly after that, but instead of going for his dorm he went toward their sofa by the window. Holland quickly moved their books off the cushion beside them so Danny could sit.

“Hey Danny,” Holland said, glancing up from their book. He’d come in whistling and seemed like he was in high spirits, so that confirmed what Holland had guessed from Rachel’s demeanor. “Sounds like your date went well.”

  • Give a little whistle - Dardanius Dubois, Mon Sep 25 09:49
    Danny whistled the tune for admittance to his commons, and kept whistling it as he strode through the passage into the common room. When in a less cheerful mood he would just recite the words to... more
    • That’s my cue - Holland, Mon Sep 25 12:14
      • Do you come when I whistle? - Dardanius, Mon Sep 25 15:04
        As he sat, Danny realised Holland was doing homework, and maybe they didn't want to be disturbed as if they were trying to finish it before they went to bed. But then Holland commented on his date... more
        • Phrasing! - Holland Keene, Mon Sep 25 16:01
          Danny looked cocky and pleased with himself. Which, granted, wasn’t unusual for him, but since it was immediately after the date Holland could guess why. Technically this was the first time Danny had ... more
          • *blinks innocently* - Danny, Tue Sep 26 06:05
            He could appreciate the desire to get ahead in homework, but still he didn’t tend to work this late himself, and usually favored his dormitory or the library if he was working on his own. Danny only... more
            • You? Innocent? - Holland, Tue Sep 26 12:18
              Caught out, Holland couldn’t help smiling and blushing a bit. “Maybe,” they offered with a shrug. It was more that they’d wanted to talk to Danny without Emmett, and since Emmett was usually in bed... more
              • Until proven guilty - Danny, Tue Sep 26 14:12
                Danny laughed good naturedly at Holland. He didn't mind; in fact it was comforting to know that his friend still took an interest in his life, even after all his idiotic decisions. He thought they... more
                • Would you like a judge or a jury? - Holland, Wed Sep 27 07:12
                  Holland was about to protest that something must have changed—if nothing had needed to change for him to be comfortable dating, then he would have done it before now—when Danny amended his statement. ... more
                  • Am I on trial? - Danny, Wed Sep 27 12:17
                    Almost as if they had been reading his thoughts (Danny didn't think Holland had mastered legilimency, but then it probably wouldn't be a skill a person would shout about. Of the two of them,... more
                    • Should you be? - Holland, Thu Sep 28 08:14
                      “Agreed on all counts.” That they would have lost money betting against Rose and Emmett, that it was good for the couple if they really liked each other, and that Holland wouldn’t have imagined the... more
                      • I don't believe so - Danny, Thu Sep 28 12:10
                        Dardanius sniggered when Holland mentioned their own dating habits. In their defense, that blind date party had a lot to answer for. He really didn't want to think about Ruben in any capacity -... more
                        • The defense rests - Holland, Thu Sep 28 16:58
                          To Holland’s surprise, Danny picked up the thread of suspicion when Holland had been willing to drop it. That was a reversal. And his first move was to suggest Rose had instigated the relationship.... more
                          • So can I whistle again now? - Danny, Fri Sep 29 10:51
                            Holland seemed to mull over Danny’s input, which just made him feel bad for saying anything in the first place. Rose and Emmett weren't hurting anyone, probably - least of all each other, for the... more
                            • If you like - Holland, Fri Sep 29 15:14
                              Danny got defensive, which meant that Holland was probably right on the mark but he didn’t want them to be. Well, all right. Holland supposed that if they were dating someone they were moderately... more
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