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Silence is Golden
Topic Started: May 1 2015, 08:15 AM (1,914 Views)
Imehal
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The Captain America of alien fighting.
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[Bernadette Thomas start!]
Funny, Bernadette thought as she carefully put her bag down at the edge of the nearest bookshelf, that is exactly what I was thinking.

Then without a second thought she dove forward, arms wrapping around Tyler’s shoulders, squeezing lightly as if to say ‘not a threat’ belatedly. Then she simply rested there, comfortable and happy, making no secret of her mischievous smile as she turned her attention, outwardly, elsewhere.

“Hey Fiyori,” she greeted as she stood behind her boyfriend, as if she had done nothing out of the ordinary. She was not particularly close to the girl sitting beside Tyler, but she at least knew her name and liked her because she refused to try and fit in. Never mind that it was simply polite to say hello when you had just interrupted someon-

Oh well, it was a bit late to apologise now. It was a minor thing and she hoped that Fiyori would not mind too much.
Edited by Imehal, May 18 2015, 02:46 AM.
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A few months ago she would have done everything to make sure that no one, least of all someone like Tyler, saw the moment that her green eyes tighten at the corners. Now, she added another more meaningful squeeze of their joined hands, and did her best to ignore the residual pain.

“Just the usual.” A quick dip downwards to press a kiss to his forehead. A further reassurance.

Then she gathered everything beneath the surface to smile sweetly at Fiyori, the picture of innocence. “He likes it, I think. Or he likes me. One of the two.” It appeared that Tyler’s friend had not minded the impromptu diversion of hug-tackling, so that added to the reasons to breathe slowly, take care and not let her see. No point ruining a perfectly lovely discussion after all. “Before I happily interrupted, you were talking about cats?”
Edited by Imehal, May 18 2015, 02:46 AM.
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A chair moved off to the left, distracting Bernadette enough that whilst she was still listening to the conversation going on beside her, she had a moment to smile back at Alessio as he left the library. There was no reason not to be friendly after all, and he had been nice to enough to smile their way. Bernadette dragged her attention back to the conversation at hand, deliberately not catching his eye as she pulled a hand free to spin around his chair to sit on the table beside him, one hand still grasping his.

“Plants can’t really reciprocate that niceness, so I think animals count.” This angle not only took some of the strain off her body, but meant that she could now see Fiyori and Tyler at the same time without craning her neck over or around the latter.

“And you don’t have to worry Taz. No one in this room," at that moment she glanced at Fiyori with a brief smile, "well, no one sensible is going to mistake you for being a responsible adult. Chaplin could, and will, be forgiven on account of being adorable.” Legs swinging gently in tandem and smiling gleefully, it could be easy to assume that Bernadette probably did not mean that as an insult. “And as an impartial party with absolutely no subjectivity in the matter, my ruling can’t be contested. So there.”
Edited by Imehal, May 18 2015, 02:46 AM.
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Bernadette managed to bite her tongue at the insinuation that Tyler counted as an uptight model citizen - in some ways, he wasn’t wrong – stemming her usual teasing in a bid to let an actual conversation take place between them all. But she did wonder if one very intense look could convey all the incredulity that she made no effort at all to conceal, glancing up to the clock to make it look like she was not on the tip of blurting out words that would not make one ounce of sense.

Glancing back down at the book, Bernadette traced her free hand’s fingertips across the edge of the page closest to her, indicating that same interest in it without wasting breath. Some of the words were familiar; probably the same as something she had read over his shoulder once or twice. Still it was not her story to tell and besides, she liked to hear Tyler talk when inspired.
Edited by Imehal, May 17 2015, 06:18 AM.
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The face that accompanied the polite reminder did not hold any immediate recognition, so Bernadette could only assume that the girl thought that by default of appearance that she was the most rational of the three sitting there talking about philosophy in a library. It probably had more to do with the fact that she had dared to touch her boyfriend in-

Yeah, best to stop getting prickly about that right now.

She more felt than saw Tyler move his chair back, which would have looked like he was planning to leave. Bernadette, unfortunately, knew better. By the time he had stood she had jumped off the table, one hand around Tyler’s forearm securely even as she did her best to ignore the stab of pain at the movement. This student was a total stranger, and knew nothing about the circumstances and likely did not care. Whilst that was perfectly fine, that would not stop him if someone did not intercept before it was too late.

“Yeah, yeah,” she replied, scooping up the book that Tyler was so interested in and snapping it shut with a satisfied smile at the noise. “I get it. Don’t worry, we’ll go.”

Quickly she went over to the stack where she had left her bag within sight, running her hand along Tyler’s arm until they were simply holding hands once she had retrieved it. “It’s been fun Fiyori. We should hang out somewhere we can have an actual conversation about cats and Taoism. Come on Ty, we need to check this out before lunch is over.” Bernadette felt like the dirty look she threw Georgia Lee over Fiyori’s shoulder was not quite necessary, but it was not half as bad as whatever her boyfriend had been about to do. After all, she had extensive experience in that.

[Bernadette Thomas continued elsewhere.]
Edited by Imehal, May 29 2015, 05:36 AM.
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