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Isabella Marie Swan ✴ "Stella" ([personal profile] self_composed) wrote2012-10-01 01:07 pm

welcome to wonderland

Mike doesn't try to sit with Bella anymore. She only had to get up and walk away twice. Now he sits with some other friends in another corner of the cafeteria and doesn't bother her. She can sit with Angela and Angela's boyfriend and Jessica and Jessica's current boyfriend and sometimes Eric and sometimes Lauren.

"So," Jessica says. "Bella, did you know Delaney came to school in a dress?"

"Oh?" Bella says. "I wonder if he made it himself."

Jessica looks rather stunned that Bella could miss the point by so wide a margin.

[You came to school in a dress, huh?] Bella inquires.
edgeofyourseat: Grinning, friendly. (⑵ extraordinarily nice)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-01 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yup,] says Alice. [Mom let me. Hilary lent me the dress. I look adorable. And nobody's even beat me up for it yet.]

Sure enough, when he he walks into the lunchroom, he is wearing a cornflower blue summer dress that is totally unsuited to the weather but surprisingly suited to Alice. Whispers and giggles and surreptitious pointing follow him to the lunch line.

[Want me to sit with you, or no? I have actual gingerbread I actually baked, this time.] Alice showing up at lunch with wish-baking for Bella and/or her tablemates has kind of become a thing, irregular but more than occasional.
edgeofyourseat: Grinning, maybe licking lips. (⑴ you say bark I say bite)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-01 08:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[That sounds hilarious,] he says, proceeds to her table, sits, and opens his Tupperware of Mystery to reveal a lot of slightly misshapen gingerbread.
edgeofyourseat: Sarcastic or disbelieving. (⑺ back into your place)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-01 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"Why're you wearing that shirt?" he asks in return, taking some gingerbread for himself. (It is delicious as hell, naturally.)
edgeofyourseat: Smiling, affectionate or amused. (⑶ your wish is my command)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-01 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
"Felt like it," he says sunnily, and nibbles his gingerbread.
edgeofyourseat: Grinning, maybe licking lips. (⑴ you say bark I say bite)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-01 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
[I love you.]

"What do you care?"
edgeofyourseat: Grinning, friendly. (⑵ extraordinarily nice)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-01 08:57 pm (UTC)(link)
"Keep wondering," says Alice. "Maybe you'll figure it out."
edgeofyourseat: Explaining or agreeing. (⑼ gotta be cool)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-01 09:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"Okay, try this one on for size," says Alice, waving his gingerbread in a shrug-like gesture. "It's not a simple question, and it's not gonna be a simple question until you stop thinking there's any good reason why I shouldn't feel like wearing a dress, and at that point you're probably gonna know the answer already."
edgeofyourseat: Smiling, conspiratorial or challenging. (⑷ wanna try?)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-01 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yup. I'm surprised.]

"Okay," he says, "so what if the reason is that there's no reason not to?"
edgeofyourseat: Grinning, friendly. (⑵ extraordinarily nice)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-01 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"Don't care," he says, "don't care, don't care, don't care, and wrong."
edgeofyourseat: Smiling, affectionate or amused. (⑶ your wish is my command)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-01 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
"Okay," says Alice, "I'm taking that as a challenge. And do you really need to ask me why I don't care if I get beat up?"
edgeofyourseat: Hand to back of head, uncertain. (⑾ whatcha doin' tonight)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-01 09:22 pm (UTC)(link)
He takes a bite of his gingerbread. [Bella, help me out here. How do I make this stupid question not stupid so I can answer it?]
edgeofyourseat: Smiling, possibly fake, mildly creepy. (⑸ playful as a pussy cat)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-01 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
[So read me?] he says.

The problem: he likes guy stuff and girl stuff, perhaps not equally, but both-ly. So if he says he's 'a trans' (Jessica's terminology doesn't bug him, except inasmuch as it is distractingly hilarious), that's wrong, but if he says he's not, that's also wrong. He's not a boy, but he's not a girl. Or he is a boy, and he is a girl. From where he's standing he can't really tell the difference.

Also, he just really likes dresses. He thinks they look cute on him. And he is totally going to make one that fits him perfectly, just to show Jessica what that looks like.
edgeofyourseat: Thoughtful. Possibly shirtless. (⑽ I kinda like it)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-01 09:37 pm (UTC)(link)
[Thank you for making me think about you in motorcycle leather again,] Alice says cheerfully. [You're the best.]

The crown adds a certain something to the mental image, too.

"How about half," he suggests to Jessica. "Half trans."

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