mistressmaryquitecontrary: (weedingmary)
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Mary is in on her knees in the greenhouse, carefully transplanting a few English daisies from out of the middle of the patch to the outskirts, making sure they all have room to breathe.

There's dirt on her face and hands, and she looks happy, as she usually does in a garden (and rarely outside of one.)

Date: 2008-04-15 04:52 am (UTC)
maxwellsdemon02: (Contemplative)
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There's a creak as someone seats himself on one of the potting tables. No telling how he got in here without making any other noise.

"I never really get the hang of it."

Date: 2008-04-15 05:23 am (UTC)
maxwellsdemon02: (I HATE NATURE)
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"Never said you didn't, did I? I just don't have the green thumb like you do. I can water a houseplant, but it's not quite the same thing."

Duo shrugs and watches her. Then he smirks. "Maybe it's a girl thing."

Date: 2008-04-15 05:47 am (UTC)
maxwellsdemon02: (Whatever)
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"Maybe I'm just plant challenged. Can't be good at everything." He swings his feet idly. "Getting ready for spring?"

Date: 2008-04-16 04:48 am (UTC)
maxwellsdemon02: (Is that so?)
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"Guess so, huh? I haven't really ventured outside much yet. So. Make any decisions about school yet?"

Date: 2008-04-16 05:29 am (UTC)
maxwellsdemon02: (Doubtful)
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Duo's eyebrows vanish behind his bangs. "No? What are you gonna do, then?"

Date: 2008-04-16 05:37 am (UTC)
maxwellsdemon02: (Sarcasm)
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"Ah ha," Duo says. "I see. And you're going to pay for your own room and board, then? Work in the kitchens, maybe? You planning never to go home?"

The irony of him telling Mary what to do about her home situation that she doesn't want to go back to is not lost on him.

Date: 2008-04-16 05:40 am (UTC)
maxwellsdemon02: (Sitting)
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"You know, Mary. You can't have it both ways."

Date: 2008-04-16 05:46 am (UTC)
maxwellsdemon02: (Intense Duo)
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"You're always telling people that you're not a kid anymore, that you're so damn grown up. Well, guess what? It's time to put your money where your mouth is. Grownups have to do things they don't like sometimes, whether it's to make someone else happy, or for a long term goal."

Duo shrugs. "You can do what you want, but you've gotta know what the consequences will be."

Date: 2008-04-16 06:07 am (UTC)
maxwellsdemon02: (Exanimate)
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"And did you think about your uncle? Or the trouble you'll have getting into a good school if you skip out of this one? Sure, you'll learn plenty of stuff in Milliways. But there's a reason that not many people who aren't dead or bound live here, Mary. It's not anyone's world."

He looks away. "And eventually, you have to go back."

Date: 2008-04-16 06:18 am (UTC)
maxwellsdemon02: (Bangs)
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He snorts. "What, you quit this school so easy, and you'd give up on that too? C'mon, kid! Convince them. What the hell did they do to make you quit? Beat you with textbooks? It's not like you."

It's very like her to be stubborn, but it's rare that Mary ever gives up.

Date: 2008-04-17 05:47 am (UTC)
maxwellsdemon02: (Annoyed)
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"Okay." Duo throws his hands up in the air in surrender. "So you aren't grown-up, trying to stay here, or quitting. What are you doing, then? What do you expect to get out of this, besides not going back to school?"

Date: 2008-04-17 05:55 am (UTC)
maxwellsdemon02: (smirk)
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Math always came easy to Duo. Numbers and formulae and equations, math was always easy because there was only one answer, and you were right or wrong.

He knows everyone doesn't think the same way.

"Oh yeah? How's that going for ya?"

Date: 2008-04-17 06:11 am (UTC)
maxwellsdemon02: (Don't belong)
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"It's not always books that teach you the best stuff, Mary. It's people."

That is the real reason Duo thinks she should go back. She needs to learn how to relate to people her own age, and adults from her own world. Milliways is not reliable, and he doesn't want her to be alone, if someday she can't make her way back. It isn't very pleasant.

Unfortunately, Duo is now unaccustomed to revealing his weaknesses to anyone, no matter how much he loves them.

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