Told you so
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The Massachusetts Academy, Into the wee hours of Thursday morning
Paige Guthrie was drunk.

Not drunk in that slightly giggly sort of way that usually led to people wearing a cute rosy blush and an idiotic smile. Oh, no. Not her. She was drunk in that bent-over-the-loo, spewing out her innards sort of way.

Jonothon had made the mistake of asking her earlier how many drinks she'd had.

"Countin' this one?"

//Yep. Countin' that one.//

"One!"

... Bloody beautiful.

And so he'd wound up babysitting, more or less, keeping an eye on Paige so that she wouldn't end up doing anything she would absolutely regret in the morning. Watching her throw up, lecturing her about her attempt to drink away her problems, listening to her sob about how life wasn't fair... Those were absolutely Jono's idea of a good time. Right.

He was already well aware of how unfair life was. Really, now.

He'd shown her to her room, promising to talk with her after she'd slept off the effects of the alcohol, and had found himself more than a little surprised to see that Paige Guthrie's dorm room was... Well, it was something of a disaster area. Stupidly, he'd wandered inside, picking up a copy of some play by Shakespeare to poke at, making small talk.

//I'm surprised it's...//

"A mess?"

//Yer would have to straighten up to earn a mess. Maybe if yer spent less time studying?// It was just a suggestion, really. Paige was easily the most bookish person he'd ever met. That was possibly just part of what had caught him so off-guard about stumbling across her in the first place, drunk and sprawled out on top of the pool table in the rec-room.

She put a hand on his arm from behind. If Jonothon Starsmore had been lucky enough to still have a heart in his chest, right about then would have been where it might have made a bolt for the door without him.

"Maybe, Jonothon," she mused, "Ah just haven't found somethin' more interesting than studying." Her fingers drifted along the length of his arm, to rest on his hand. "Yet."

//Paige, yer drunk.//

Too close. She was getting entirely too close for comfort.

"Am I, Jono?"

It was absolutely no coincidence that, not long afterwards, the girls' dormitory exploded.


[Establishy, NFB, NFI, all that good stuff. Lifted shamelessly from Generation X issues five and six, though OOC comments are welcome anyhow, why not?]

weetuskenraider

2009-08-27 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

[[PAIGE. <3 And eeeeeeeeeeeee, Jono. And yay for the superpowered mutant version of my alma mater -- BERKSHIRE-EDUCATED SOCIAL MISFIT GIFTED TEEN SOLIDARITY. ;) (I actually have a debate going with a friend of mine as to whether SRC was more the Massachusetts Academy or Battle School, but . . .)]]

furnaceface

2009-08-27 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

[[It makes me sad that I cannot add an opinion on the matter without first A) Reading Ender's Game and B) Going to SRC. D: Woe.]]

weetuskenraider

2009-08-27 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

[[In either case, SO MUCH LOVE for this, and I cannot wait for him to arrive. :D :D :D]]

thatsamilkshake

2009-08-27 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

[AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!]

furnaceface

2009-08-27 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

[[I LOVE MY CANON, KAY.]]

blondecanary

2009-08-27 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

[ahahaha, oh, JONO. Classic. *applauds* HEE.]

puppy_fair

2009-08-27 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

[[That building was about due for renovations anyhow!]]

blondecanary

2009-08-27 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

[If it's not blown up three times in a year, it's not the Westchester Academy! }

puppy_fair

2009-08-27 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

[[Fortunately, as it is actually the Massachusetts Academy, it only has to blow up twice a year to earn its quotas!]]

blondecanary

2009-08-27 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

[*facepalm of not reading closely, and HEE. Go Jono, with making that quota that much more achievable!*]

grand_fallguy

2009-08-31 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

I remember that issue! Whee Generation X!