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 September 2nd 1964 || Try the potatoes, Tessa
Faye Alder
 Posted: Jan 2 2017, 07:15 AM
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The first day of classes was finally finished, and Faye was exhausted. She forgot how much her brain had to work. It was kind of sore. She was thinking maybe she should write a petition, so the first day of class has only half the amount of classes to ease them back in. That was what she was going to do. They needed some structure in the beginning of the year, not just thrown into the craziness. She began to rummage around in her bag to look for some parchment and a quill to write the thing when she realised that writing it would take brain power. She groaned to herself before ending her search prematurely. She was not going to write another thing today even if a Professor demanded it of her! No more no more!

Right. Food time. She slipped into a seat. What was for dinner tonight? She looked around the table before filling her plate full of food. She needed to fill her stomach to repair the damage to her brain. Was it starting to ache or was she just being dramatic? She picked up her fork and started to dig in, grabbing a large piece of roast potato and taking a bite. Oh how she had missed this food. Her mother was a great cook, but she didn't really know how to cook western food all that well. She had learnt over the years but somehow they always had a Japanese twist to them. The girl looked around the table momentarily, wondering who was around and who she could talk to possibly.

That was when she saw Tessa. She waved at the girl excitedly, smiling at her before saying "Tessa! Come sit here." She was trying to contain her excitement. She had already seen her today in class but they hadn't gotten a chance to talk really. Now was the perfect time to catch up on all the holiday goss. "What did you get up to over the summer? Tell me everything. Any summer flings?" She said, playfully before taking another bite into her potato, her eyes widening slightly at the taste of it again. She let out a satisfying "Uggghhh" accompanied with an eye roll before looking at Tessa and saying "Try the potato. It's so good. Hasn't got soya sauce on it for once."

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It was dinner time. Which again meant more socialising. The first day of classes were always the worst, she thought. Always so boring, and everybody was still restless from the holidays. Mostly they just talked about the things they would learn, and that didn't interest Tessa in the least. It was a lazy day. Listening and pretending to take notes. Boring. So very boring.

Dinner meant talking about the summer, because the first day just wasn't enough. Tessa didn't want to talk about her summer, but obliged to anybody that asked. She had to still be polite and not sulk around. Then people would ask what was wrong, and she would just snap. No. That would not work. Summers were always hard now that her brothers were gone. There wasn't anything to do except follow her mother around, pretending to be interested in lady things while she daydreamed about the infinite stories, and playing quodpot.

Tessa was stabbing at some meat as she waited for somebody to show up. It was always awkward eating dinner by yourself. She much rather preferred to eat with other people and listen in on the conversation. Luckily she was spared the embarrassment of waiting any longer when she heard a familiar voice. It was Faye. Oh. Tessa pursed her lips for a moment before grabbing her plate and walking over to sit beside her.

Faye was one of those friends she truly liked. But it was hard to keep those genuine friendships while all around her the world was changing, and she was changing, becoming less herself and more the mask. But Faye was adamant it seemed, to keep her as herself. Secretly she was appreciative, even if she never said so. Tessa couldn't help but chuckle slightly as Faye seemed satisfied with the potatoes. With a shrug she tried the potato and nodded enthusiastically. It was good!

Her summer. How could she describe it. "Rather boring. Mother was overbearing as usual." She started. A frown appeared on her face as she stabbed again at her meat. "The worst part of my holiday was during the last week. She hosted a party at our house. Invited all these rich families and their sons. All of whom go here. Do you know what kind of party this was?" She left the question hanging in the air for a moment. "For my mother to try and find a nice suitor for me! How absolutely ridiculous is that." She shook her head, trying to contain her anger. "So, how was your summer then? Did you have any summer flings?"



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Faye knew that Tessa was going through stuff. How? Because everyone was here. Ilvermorny was like that school were shit went down and you figured it out. Or at least she hoped. She only had two more years to figure out her life. Was it going to be set in stone after she graduated? Faye wasn't ready for that kind of order. Maybe she needed to amp up the chaos. Eh, she'd just roll with the flow for now. Anyway, she didn't need to think about the future... or at least that was what she was desperately telling herself as everyone started to ask what she was going to do after school. Right now, all she had to think about was Tessa, who was sitting right in front of her. And she was going to give her all her energy from this moment forward.

Faye slipped another potato into her mouth and again enjoyed the taste but not so loudly this time. She had had her moment. But seriously, baked potatoes were so good. She looked up at Tessa as she spoke about her summer, and about her mother. Faye could understand. Mothers were weird creatures. Faye looked up for a second trying to figure out what party had been hosted. It wasn't Tessa's birthday was it? Before she could figure it out, the girl told her. Faye's hand flew to her mouth, covering her shock and also her smile. She couldn't help it. She started to giggle. "I'm sorry, Tessa! That's just so funny." She moved her hand away when she had finished giggling, but a grin still remained. "So? Did you? Any nice boys?" She looked around the Great Hall, trying to figure out who it could be.

She brought her attention back when Tessa asked about her summer. "Oh, y'know. Not too fun. I had to lie about the entire year. One time my story didn't line up with my brother's and then my parents got confused and suspicious. Then we had to convince them that we weren't up to any trouble and we were, in fact, good kids." She shook her head, sighing slightly. She didn't know how much more she could do of this. "So does that answer the second question, too? If I told my parents a boy was coming over my mum would probably lock my door with chains and never let me in my own bedroom." She smiled but it was a sad smile. She kind of wanted a boy. But she had no idea where to even begin with that stuff. "Seriously though, if I had a boyfriend my brother would probably let it slip to my parents then it'd be no boyfriend." The little shit, always accidentally told her parents about her life. She was surprised he hadn't accidentally told them she was a witch yet.

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Faye probably wasn't the person she should be sitting with, but it wasn't such a bad thing to be sitting with her. The other girl always made her feel more content with herself and the world around her, if only for a little bit. A lot of the people that Tessa hung out with didn't like Faye, but not Tessa. Never. For Tessa to have true friends was too precious and few in between the circle of terrible people she associated with. Faye was one of the good ones. But it seemed that as she got older Tessa was finding it easier to see the bad side of people, everywhere she looked she saw bad. She was probably just imagining it.

The hand that went up to Faye's face was fast and it made Tessa cringe. The other girl laughed and Tessa wanted to bury her head in her food, but instead scowled down at her food, stabbing the meat even more viciously. "It's not that funny." She grumbled. "It's horrible. Why would she do that to me? I"m only 16! Besides I'm sure I'm perfectly capable of finding my own man in my own time. I don't need an arranged marriage." It was always a touchy subject in the house, around who Tessa was supposed to marry. She was supposed to be a lady after all, and ladies got married and had babies in order to continue the family line. Of course she did want to find a nice man and have babies, but not right now, not anytime in the future. She wanted to get a job first! To succeed. Her mother didn't understand.

"Oh. Yeah. Sorry, I forget." She felt bad for the No-Maj borns. They all had to hide this life. But in a way Tessa kind of wished she had that, to be able to just go home and forget this place. It was all very complicated for her. Though of course she didn't know what it truly was like, having to hide all this. Tessa hid things, but not something so big. For her it was so normal to talk about magic, but not for people like Faye. Tessa gave an awkward chuckle at the answer Faye gave about the summer fling. "Well, that's unfortunate. At least soon enough, when we're adults you won't have to worry about that. When we're adults we can dictate our own lives." So she hoped. She had no idea what the future would hold. If she were to have an arranged marriage, well then it would be impossible to dictate her own life. But perhaps she could convince her family otherwise, and that she would be able to fall in love naturally. "One day, Faye."

Tessa ate some more food, letting a silence hang in the air. "Question. Any idea what you want to do with your life? You know, after Ilvermorny?" They were 6th year now, their second to last year, and they should be thinking about what for future they wanted for themselves. It was probably the right time to ask.



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Like Tessa, Faye couldn't help but see the bad in the world also. When you were a kid it was so easy to just enjoy yourself, in the moment, shifting between chaos and order so easily, never having to choose just letting it all happen and being so fascinated by life. But now... Faye saw a lot of bad. She tried not to, she tried so hard, but every time something happened Faye immediately wanted to say 'oh, that's bad, this person's bad.' It was horrible and she hated it. It was bad that she kept seeing things as bad. What was bad was her laughing at her friend. "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry!" Faye let out, easily noticing she had upset her friend. "That's why I find it hilarious! If anyone was capable to find someone who was the love of their life, Tessa, it'd be you. That's why its funny. You don't need your mother's help. I'm pretty sure you have like every boy in this place infatuated with you anyway..." She looked around for a moment, seeing a fifth year boy tap his mate on the shoulder looking, obviously at Tessa (because who would be looking at Faye?) The girl smiled as her point was backed up. Of course, she had no idea what the boys were actually talking about. The boy could have been saying 'yeah, that one, I hate that one.' Not love that one. But Faye was happy to make herself believe that they were talking about crushes. What else did boys talk about?

"It's okay." Faye said with a sigh, moving her food around on her plate. "I just wish..." No she couldn't say it out loud. But it was Tessa. "I wish I could tell them sometimes." She whispered so only Tessa would hear. "I mean. I never would. I wouldn't break the law but... Sometimes I feel like I have no support from home. And its all just chaos. All the time." Every once and a while everyone need a little order. "I can't wait for that." Faye gave a small smile, "But I don't know if I'm ready for it. You know?" She ate a piece of pumpkin, wondering momentarily about the future. "Gosh, could you imagine when we're like thirty five with kids and we look back on this moment and just smile?" Life was chaos, and Faye loved smiling at chaos. It was the best thing to do whilst the world was going crazy.

They both took a moment to eat more, as that was probably what they were supposed to be doing during dinner time; eating, and not just chatting and then complaining later on that they were hungry. "Not you, too Tessa!" The girl groaned at the question. "My mum and dad just drilled this into me all summer. Mostly my mum. Of course, I had to try and remember muggle occupations that could kind of work for me. I almost can't think of any magical ones..." She said, biting into another piece of potato. She seriously couldn't get enough. "I just don't know if I want to think that far ahead. Even though it's so close... maybe I'll cross that bridge when I get there." It was a pathetic excuse. She wished she knew what she wanted to do, but she really didn't. It was a worry in the back of her mind, but it wasn't going away so she was trying to get used to it. "What about you?'
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Tessa knew that Faye couldn't help it. It did sound incredibly stupid when she said it aloud. Why did her mother have to be so stupid. It was frustrating, and the whole thing had been stupid... Sort of. But the idea, the purpose of the party was stupid. She had wished her brothers could have been there, to save her from the horrible flirting and the awkward dancing. She would have loved to have escaped and done anything except that. Alas she had been stuck there. Tessa frowned at Faye, looking at her, her eyebrows scrunched together in annoyance. "Don't be stupid. The boys around here aren't infatuated with me, it's just the idea of me. Disgusting that is." She wrinkled her nose as she looked over to where the boys were talking amongst themselves, looking over at her and Faye. No boy would be looking at her for who she was, apparently she had the looks that boys wanted. She didn't believe so, and always pretended to take compliments, when in fact she didn't believe them. "Boys are so stupid if they only care about looks, you know. We have to be better than that and find somebody who actually cares for who we are." People like Fletcher, she thought. He appreciated her for who she was, right?

Faye told her it was okay, but Tessa didn't really believe it was okay. She really was becoming an inconsiderate bitch. She was such an idiot. Why was she even allowed to have real friends? She listened to her friend talk and nodded along. It must be hard, not to say a thing. "I'm not surprised you want to tell. It's hard to hide things." She said with a small sigh. "I don't think you can ever be ready, not really." She was never ready, for anything in her entire life. She always pretended she was, but in fact never was. How could you be ready for the real life? She hadn't been ready when the news of her brother's came that fateful day. And she knew that nobody would be ready to leave the safety of Ilvermorny life. "Yeah, we definitely would smile. It all seems rather ridiculous, eh? To worry about such things, but that's just life."

Whoops. It seemed the question was the wrong one to ask. "Sorry." She said sheepishly, with a small shrug. "Hey, if it's any consolidation my mother doesn't ask me, she just tells me. She never once has asked me what I wanted. So at least you're parents will allow you a choice. Though I don't blame you for not having figured it out yet. It's rather scary, if you think about it. To make such a choice so early on in life." She sighed softly. It didn't matter too much that Faye didn't know yet. Most people she knew didn't really know. Though she knew plenty of the girls were just ready to get married and have babies. "Me? I just want to do something, anything. Maybe a quodpot player, or work for the Gazette. Or even MACUSA. I just know I don't want to be a healer." She hadn't given it much thought, other than the fact that she wanted to do something that suited her, that she didn't want her mother to dictate the life she wanted. Her mother always believed she could be president of MACUSA if she wanted to be. But Tessa didn't want that. That was her mother's dream. "I guess we'll see what happens in the next 2 years then, huh?" They had 2 years to finish school, and to figure it out. They could do that. She hoped. As long as they lived long enough to get given that choice.



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Faye had to agree. Love was weird. She had figured that out so far at least. Even though she hadn't really had a boyfriend yet or anything, but what she had observed through her own crushes or other people's relationships was that love was unpredictable, sometimes stupid, it was strange and she was still trying to understand it, but it was almost un-understandable. "I don't know if they know how to actually love someone yet." Faye said a little quietly, she wasn't sure if she was right and she didn't want to cast someone down to that level without fully knowing but she wanted to say it anyway. "I mean..." She quickly said to try and back herself up, "Maybe some can but... love is everywhere, at least in the no-maj world. It's in all the movies, all the books, its on adverts. You can't escape it. And it's always the same love." It was the love these boys were after, young and carefree and with a pretty girl. Tessa was the perfect candidate for their wildest love dreams. Faye silently thanked the universe for not making her one of those girls, as much as she had wanted to be one all those years ago. Faye nodded along to Tessa's second comment. "Sometimes I wonder if I'm too picky... you know, I should just get into a relationship just to experience it or whatever, but... then I remember that that probably won't satisfy me. You know?" Faye tucked a loose strand of hair behind her ear sighing as she wondered if she was the crazy one. "Tessa, I wish the perfect boy would just waltz through the door for you. I really do. And he'd just sweep you off your feet and love you for you." She looked towards the door as if her life was a rom-com and at the exact moment the perfect boy would in fact waltz through the door, come straight over to Tessa and sweep her off her feet. But no such luck.

If Faye knew what was going through her friend's head she would have told her off immediately. Tessa wasn't terrible or an 'inconsiderate bitch.' But Faye had no idea. She took another bite of her food as her friend had a mental battle raging. "But that's also the scary thing. I feel like I've gotten really good at lying. To my parents. I never thought I'd be that kid. Like, not that there is anything wrong with those people but like..." She looked around trying to figure out what she was trying to say. "I just can't believe how good I've got at lying to them. It's so easy now it just slips out without me even having to think carefully about every detail." She kind of scared herself. She licked her lips somewhat aggressively, feeling a little bit worked up. She was slipping towards chaos. It always happened when she was a bit stressed, and it wasn't Tessa's fault she was feeling a bit stressed, she should know to not let it get her worked up. But every time she did, she'd wind herself up and then get annoyed at herself. "I guess so. Maybe I can have like a world record for most years at Ilvermorny. Someone will ask me when I first arrived at the school and I'd look up at them from my knitting and go 'It's been eighty four years...'" She said trying to make an old grandma face and posture, hunching over slightly and making her knitting movements fragile. Then she looked up at her friend and smiled, breaking character. "It's almost human nature to worry. It's terrible." She said, laughing at the curse of the humans; to worry about life, to worry about worrying.

"No need to apologise." She said to her friend, Tessa never needed to apologise. "I was just being dramatic." She said, moving her head quickly to make her hair whip before smiling at her friend. "I should probably get kicked up the butt about it, it's probably the only way I'm going to decide..." She wasn't the greatest with life changing choices, she often just wanted to see whether the option was chaos, or if it was order, and whatever she needed at the time she either took it or not. Or sometimes she just feel into situations, like Ilvermorny. That was a whole lot of chaos. She frowned slightly "I'm sorry Tessa. Your mum sucks." She said without remorse. "I could see you doing Quadpot! You'd be awesome." She pictured her friend on a professional team rocking it, with herself in the stands cheering her friend on as she raced past her. She came out of her daydream when Tessa spoke again. "I guess so... although I hope it doesn't take that long. Maybe it is something I really need to sort out? I don't particularly just want to end up in some boring job just working at a pub or something..." She'd probably die. She was feeling a little bit of anxiety in her stomach at the talk of the future. She was feeling weird about how ordered it needed to be so early on. How did people figure their lives out at this age? She needed some chaos. She needed to do something. She looked around, a little bit stressed. She saw the perfect opportunity. "Watch this." She said to her friend, loading some mashed potato onto her spoon. Then with a specific flick of her rest she sent it sailing through the air, landing on the back of some girl's head a few seats away. Faye immediately turned around, trying to act like her wasn't her whilst suppressing giggles, waiting for chaos to ensue.

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Tessa listened to Faye speaking about love in this way and was curious. She knew about what the books said, she had read some of them. But of course everybody interpreted it differently. Tessa couldn't interrupt, and sat, eating and listening. The conversation had evolved so quickly into this. Were they too young to truly understand love anyway? Or were they meant to be talking about this at this age? Tessa couldn't know. All she knew was that her mother didn't care much if Tessa was in love before shoving her into a marriage. Though she didn't know whether he mother would let her marry somebody that she herself fell in love with, and didn't quite meet the criteria. She didn't want to think about that. "What do you mean by the same love? Shouldn't it all technically be different. I suppose in the books and movies its more generic." She shrugged, thinking. "Honestly, I don't think you're being picky. There's no point going out with someone just to try it out. Unless you're me and you have to." She frowned briefly before shaking her head. "You won't even know what you're looking for until it hits you in the face, or well the heart I guess." She gave a small chuckle. With a wistful sigh she glanced at the entrance of the feast hall. No one came, but she wasn't surprised. There was a small part of her that wished it could have happened, but that wasn't real life. Maybe she could write about it when she had time today, play around with the idea. She kept a mental note before turning back to Faye. "Guess the universe hasn't found someone yet."

The lies, Tessa knew all about telling lies and how easy it was. "Those lies are for your safety and for the safety of your family, Faye. You have to lie, there is no other way." She sighed a moment. Tessa just faked being a whole other person, and it weighed down on her every day. "Question. Do you lie to anybody else? Do you lie while you are here at school?" She hoped to make a point to her friend. That she wasn't a bad person for lying to her parents. She couldn't imagine having to lie about magic, that was something she didn't have to worry about. She wasn't surprised that Faye had gotten used to lying about this part of her life, but she could tell it wasn't easy for the other girl. "You know, I think they'd kick you out of Ilvermorny if you continued to stay here, unless you came back as a professor. Then stay another 80 years and be a grandma." She chuckled lightly. She couldn't even imagine herself as old and wrinkly and still alive. "I suppose you're right. Worrying is just so easy." She sighed softly. She didn't like to worry, but worrying was a feeling that didn't easily go away.

The smile soothed Tessa a little. It was good to know she hadn't offended her friend. She always felt on thin ice with her real friends. She hadn't wanted to draw away from them, but it had happened. "Maybe an opportunity will present itself. I think, we should try help each other figure out what we want. It seems we're both indecisive. But I bet half the student body don't even know what they want, or what they need in order to move on into the adult world. I'll kick you up the butt if you kick up mine." She chuckled lightly. The sound of being a professional Quodpot player sounded pretty great, but she wasn't sure if it was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. It was so hard, and it was scary.

Before Tessa knew it Faye had asked her to watch her, and watched as the mashed potato landed on the back of some girl's head. Faye had already turned around but Tessa stared, a laugh escaping. The girl squealed loudly and spun around to see who had done it. "Who was that?!" Tessa recognised her immediately. Whoops. It was Shelley Keenan. Not a nice girl from Tessa's experience. Shit. But it was hilarious. So Tessa laughed and Shelley saw her. "It was you, wasn't it? Tessa. How dare you!" Shelley walked over and stood in front of Tessa who glanced up at her, grinning and laughing. "You should try the potato." She copied her friends earlier words. Tessa didn't even care that she was blamed. Shelley deserved it anyway. ["You've ruined my hair! You bitch." Shelley's eyes were wide and round, anger flashed in them and her arms were waving around frantically. Around them people had stopped eating and were watching the interaction. "It's the new hair craze. Potato in the hair. Thought you needed it. You hair was looking a bit... flat."



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Faye thought about it for a moment, trying to find the perfect (and always illusive) word. Then her friend seemed to sum it up quiet well. "Yes! Generic." She nodded, "It's all... this super simple idea of love that's perfect but so cliche and has its cliche break downs and stuff. From what I've seen it just isn't normal. Unless my parents aren't normal." She said with a grin, it wouldn't surprise her if her parents were weirdos. She wondered momentarily on an image of her with a boyfriend, it was a strange sight, but a nice strange sight. "Yeah, but... I don't know sometimes it'd just be nice to have that person there." She couldn't help but laugh at her friend's next comment. All she thought was seeing herself smack her head on something while she was walking and how dorky and stupid she'd look. And some boy would rush over and ask if she was alright and it'd be him. The one. Or some shit. "I don't think I'd want to be hit in the face before I meet the love of my life thank you very much." She said whilst laughing. She knew what her friend meant, she just couldn't not turn it into a joke. She settled down a little bit, taking another bite of food. After swallowing, she said to her friend in a so-so manner "He's just battling through a bunch of bears while hiking through the mountains to get to you. He'll be here soon."

Rather aggressively cutting her roasted sweet potato in half, Faye looked up at her friend as she tried to consolidate her. "I know it just... I wish I could tell them some stuff. What actually happens. I try to convert it and be like 'Oh my soccer team won the other day' but its fake, and then I feel like their reactions are fake, too. Or I'm not deserving of them." She swirl the half sweet potato around on her plate as she spoke, before shoving it into her mouth once she had finished. As she chewed, she thought about her friend's question. "No, I don't think so. But then I feel like sometimes I don't know. It's so ingrained that I worry that maybe I do do it without me even knowing?" She looked up to her friend as if she'd be all knowing of the ins and outs of Faye's lie, but of course she wouldn't, she couldn't read minds.

Her friend's words were reassuring. She was right. Half the students would have no idea. There was so many options, it was exciting, but terrifying. Maybe she would just run around the world for a little while before settling down. Like what Professor Shepherd did. That sounded fun. But, she didn't know if she could do it for ten years... She nodded before holding out her pinky finger for Tessa to shake with her own. "I promise to kick you up the butt if you promise to kick me up the butt. We'll be... the Butt Kicker Girls." Maybe the title needed work but Faye didn't care. A big smile was on her face.

Of course it was exhilarating. Seeing the piece of mashed potato fly through the air towards its target. It landed on Shelley, but Faye didn't really care. However she was worried because Tessa didn't turn around like Faye had, instead she stayed watching, laughing. Of course Shelley thought it was her, and Faye felt bad immediately. She didn't want Tessa to get hurt because of her actions. But, she did love the chaos. It wasn't long until Shelley was right there in front of them. Faye was trying to keep it together, only looking up at Shelley every so often, but she couldn't do it anymore. Tessa's words were not helping. Suddenly she burst out laughing. Unable to speak. She looked from Shelley to Tessa and back again. The girl was crazy, Faye was so glad it had hit her. "Rub it in, it's a great conditioner." Faye managed to get out. "Get's all the boys." She said, winking at her friend before continuing to giggle. Chaos was perfect. Chaos was beautiful.
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Tessa gave a small chuckle at Faye mentioning her parents. "I don't think they're the only ones. Relationships are too complicated to carry across to literature or in movies. They simply can't have that dynamic there." She gave a small shrug. "Not that I would know what the real dynamic feels like! Other than what I've seen. Everything is much more complicated than it seems." At least that was what she gathered. Life was complicated, so of course love would be too. It had to be. At that thought it almost scared her, she didn't want her life to be even more complicated than it already was. "It's a personal preference I guess. Companionship is important though." She nodded, so she understood that it would be nice to have somebody there beside you no matter what. But she couldn't see that for herself. Tessa laughed along with her friend and nodded. "That's probably a good thing, you don't want to have bruises on your face or a broken nose before you meet him. That wouldn't be a good first impression." The thought was rather amusing, to be hit in the face right before meeting the one person for you. She shook her head at her friends next comment. "Hiking? Through the woods? Battling bears?" Her face scrunched up in amused confusion. "I doubt it." She couldn't really see anybody wanting to be with her in that way, let along travel through the mountains to get to her. If anything she was going to end up with an arranged marriage with some asshole. But maybe, just maybe somebody would one day see her. Until then she was content on not having anything to do with boys unless necessary. They would have to come find her.

Tessa watched as Faye rather aggressively ate her food and talked. She didn't know what that felt like. She knew what it was to lie and to hide things from her parents, but not when the lies or secrets were something that she wanted to talk about. When Faye looked at her, almost desperate for an answer all Tessa could do was shrug. "I should hope you're being real with me." She tried to make a joke, but it didn't come out quite right. "Look, Faye, I don't know. But for the most part I think you're honest person, if that counts." But she couldn't really answers Faye's question, that was something only she could figure out.

Tessa gave a small chuckle and linked her pinky with Faye's. "I promise. Though I don't promise to us being called the butt kicker girls. It just sounds awful wrong." She thought about it for a moment to try and figure out a better name but she couldn't really think of one. "We'll have to come up with a better name, though." But she did like the idea of this promise, even if it was just something silly. There was something that felt good about making a promise with somebody you trusted.

Tessa grinned as Faye continued on with the charade. It was so much fun to see the rage on Shelley's face, how red it was. Shelley's eyes bulged like a bug, her lips pursed together in a snarl, her eyebrows knitted together. All in all she was the picture of rage. And Tessa was loving it, even the part of her that should be scared about the consequences. "And you want the boys, don't you? Slutty Shelley? Isn't that what they call you? I think the boys would absolutely adore the soft look that only these potatoes can give." She couldn't believe she was saying all this, but here she was, as confident as a lion. She was hitting all the right buttons. Her friends would be incredibly proud of her.

"What did you just call me, you bitch! How dare you say such things to me! ARGH. I'm going to kill you and your little..." Shelley looked at Faye and scoffed. "Pet." Tessa raised her eyebrows at the threat and shrugged, which made Shelley fume. It was almost as if smoke was going to come out of her ears. "In case you want to know I've only ever been with 2 guys. Which is far less than what I can say about you." Now she was sneering. Tessa wasn't impressed at all.

"Whatever. Are you going to kill me or can I go back to eating my delicious food. So you can saunter off back where you came from and bitch about me all you want. It makes no difference to me. Have a wonderful day." She leaned forward and tugged lightly at Shelley's tie and smirked before swifflng back in her seat and placed some beans into her mouth. Shelley shrieked lightly before stomping off. Tessa kept a cool face before bursting into laughter once she knew it was safe. She had a hand placed on the table and her other hand rested against her forehead. "Oh. My. Goodness. Faye! Did you just see that! Her face... and the shrieking and just... Great Wizards. Beautiful." She could hardly breathe she was laughing too much.



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Tessa was right, relationships were complex, far more complex than Hollywood or any media would ever admit. But Faye did believe one thing, it was similar to her chaos and order method. "I think everything is incredibly complex, but I also think that everything is incredibly simple." She took a soft bite out of her potato. "I mean... yeah relationships seem so complicated with feelings and understanding one another and stuff, but I also think they're so simple, you just have to love the other person right? Like, its the most simplest thing that is the most complicated... but, you know I'm not that well experienced in the field so I could be completely wrong." She chuckled at herself trying to sound intelligent when really she had no idea. She grinned at the idea of her, bruises on her face and a bloody nose meeting the love of her life and going 'Hi, I'm Faye.' It'd happen to only her. "But what happens if I did have an accident and got bruised and my soul mate rushed over to see if I was okay, or was like a healer and helped me get better and that was how we met? Then I don't think I'd complain." She giggled at the ludicrous idea. Although she did momentarily wonder if it would happen, it would be quite a story if it did. "Oh come on Tessa! He's out there someone. Maybe we just have to be patient, and a little bit rebellious to our parent's rules." She grinned mischievously.

Faye knew that Tessa wouldn't truly understand, and she didn't expect her to come out with some incredible words of wisdom that would change Faye's life around the issue, but it was just nice to let off stem every so often about the subject. She needed to vent about it in order to keep doing it, otherwise she would explode. She looked up at Tessa, grinned and said "Actually I've been lying all this time. I'm actually from MACUSA and undercover." She bit her sweet potato in a way to try and seem cunning and like she was a spy but she didn't think it really came off that way. Was there even a way to cunningly eat a potato? Probably not. Her mood changed at Tessa's next comment however and she gave the girl a warm smile "Thanks, Tess. I'm glad I have you." The pinky promise also seemed to be tied in to their entire friendship, not just kicking each others butts. "Oh no, the title needs so much work, but we can brain storm that another time." She said, imagining them maybe sitting outside trying to come up with a duo title. Faye had full faith that they would be able to come up with something brilliant. It was them after all.

Faye couldn't handle the situation anymore. It was complete chaos. Tessa, Shelley, herself, everyone looking. There was just too much happening. It was too overwhelming, and Faye loved it. There was a rush through her entire body, it was fantastic. And Tessa just kept stirring Shelley. It was amazing. Faye was so proud of her friend, although she didn't know about calling her slutty. She wasn't one to call anyone slutty, but she let it slip because she was laughing too much to care. However when Shelley called her a pet, Faye couldn't handle it. Her mouth dropped. Literally her mouth had never been so open before. She looked at the girl in shock and was worried for a second she was just going to slap the other girl. "PET?!" She let out. "Please, if there's anyone that's a pet its you. Pet to that little miss popular Poppy, teachers pet to oh um all of them, and then trying to be a pet to who now? Oh I can't even remember you go through boys so fast." Okay, Faye could take the slut comment back about Tessa now. "So how do you have the right to call me a pet? Huh?" Faye was far from a pet, and this bitch didn't even know. For good measure, Faye turned around, loaded up some more potato and flung it right at Shelley. It landed on her collarbone. Before she knew it, Tessa was saying the last word and Shelley and was gone. Probably to go sulk to her new boy toy somewhere and maybe try do some extra credit for a professor to take her mind of it all. At least Tessa was laughing, Faye on the other hand was furious. However the more her friend laughed, the more Faye let go of her frustrations until she was laughing too. "Her face. What an idiot. Oh my god!" She wiped the corner of her eye which was now starting to let out tears she was laughing that much. Stupid Shelley.

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Tessa listened to Faye talk, slowly chewing on her food. It was interesting to hear, to talk about this when neither of them had any real experience at being in a relationship. Tessa had briefly had a thing, but that was mostly just for appearances sake, a strategy to keep her status. A disgusting creature he had been, but had ended quickly. Tessa had had no interest in him. What Faye was saying was interesting, about the simpleness of it all. "Simple but complicated." Tessa nodded. But to love someone else seemed so otherwordly. To love a family member must be very different than loving someone romantically, right? But how could she know that, not until she experienced it first hand. Maybe she would never experience it? Maybe she will be forced into a loveless marriage and live forever in a house where she would share a bed with a man that she didn't love. She couldn't know what the future would hold, but she hoped, that maybe someone would come along, help her, let her be who she was and just love her. That was what she wanted. Tessa couldn't help but grin back at Faye as their little scenarios continued. "That would make sense. At least then you'd know you found a very caring man." She gave a wink and small chuckle as Faye talked about a little rebellion and she liked the sound of that. "We shall see,, my dear friend."

Tessa gave a fake gasp, pretending to be surprised at what Faye was telling her. Joking like this was fun and the undercover thing amused her greatly. "Oh my, an undercover spy!" She tried to sound surprised, her hand having flown to over her mouth. She would never believe that MACUSA would send someone to spy on school children, that sounded absolutely absurd. For a moment the atmosphere changed to something more real, the smile that Faye gave her made her look away, it was so genuine and so nice. Faye's next words struck her hard. Faye was so nice and for a moment Tessa thought she didn't deserve that. That Faye shouldn't be glad to have her as a friend. Why was Faye even friends with her? Tessa wanted to shrink in on herself and just hide away. Faye was too good to be friends with her and yet... here they were, joking and talking and eating together. Faye was her friend, her real friend and Tessa was ever so grateful for that; no amount of words could ever describe that. A small smile placed twisted itself slowly onto her lips and she nodded at Faye. She never felt good enough for anyone, but for a moment she could pretend that she was okay.

The whole Shelley debacle was a success, and Tessa didn't even feel bad. She may have said some words that weren't exactly nice and no lady should be saying or doing the things she was doing. But while she was at Ilvermorny she wasn't a lady, her mother wasn't here to tell her what she needed to do, what she was doing wrong. Shelley needed to be put in her place, just this once. Even if this had all started by an accident, sort of. The mashed potato had to hit somebody, and that unfortunate person had been Shelley. Tessa waved goodbye as Shelley stomped away and glanced over at Faye who seemed to be dying of laughter, even crying over it. "That was beautiful. Thank you for hitting her with that mashed potato." She grinned. "This has been a good second dinner back." Having seen Shelley so distraught had made her entire day worth it. She could go bed that night feeling rather good about the day, maybe she would sleep better tonight. She knew there may be repercussions, but she didn't care about it right now.



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