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Title: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 03/31/2013 at 20:34
Beginning of Camp
1:12 PM


Crouched over the edge of the cliff, Kristoffer eyes followed the colors as blue turned into white and back to blue as it pooled down in water below them.

He gave a glance back as he heard a sound, eyes flashing a red color before turning back to a bright blue as whoever had disturbed him turned to be a friend and not foe.

"Good to see you again, Darcy. Miss me?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 03/31/2013 at 20:43
She wasn't looking for him, really.

It was just that he'd said he'd be here and she hadn't seen him yet. She wouldn't admit it but she was rather excited to be spending time with Kristoffer again. He was different from British boys, in a good way. He had a different way of having fun and it was strange but enlightening all at the same time.

"Good to see you again, Darcy. Miss me?"

Bingo.

"You!" She tried to bury her pleasure in seeing him again and replace it with shock. "I thought I'd gotten rid of you."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 03/31/2013 at 20:57
He stood up giving a short laugh, "Like you'd get rid of me that easily." He had grown a bit since she had last seen him.

His hair was a bright teal as he motioned towards the water, "You have plenty of chances still." He smiled broadly at her, "But I think you're waiting for me to bore you."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 03/31/2013 at 21:23
He was taller now, taller than he had been last time she'd seen him at Christmas and it was a surprise. So much so that she raised an eyebrow and inadvertently took a step backwards.

"You have plenty of chances still."

Kristoffer smiled and she returned it as she always seemed to do when she was around him.

"Don't tempt me, you're rather close to that cliff edge and I'm stronger than I look."

That was a lie, her upper body strength was rather pathetic, but he didn't have to know that.

"But I think you're waiting for me to bore you."

She walked towards him, her arms folded and a hint of the smile still on her lips. Stopping only when she was directly in front of him.

"How do you know you're not boring me already?" Sarah raised her arms, moving to place them on his shoulders. "Are you willing to risk it?"

A glint of mischief passed through her eyes as she awaited his reply eagerly.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 03/31/2013 at 21:27
"I'll bring you down with me." He gave her a devilish smirk as his hands moved to rest on her hips.

A challenge. That was all he needed.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 03/31/2013 at 21:39
"I'll bring you down with me."

She narrowed her eyes as she felt his hands on her hips and she gripped tighter onto his shoulders.

"You wouldn't dare."

Not that she'd admit it but her heart was beating wildly in her chest and she wasn't sure whether daring him would be a good thing or not. The water at the bottom of the waterfall was deep and people dived all the time.

But still …

"In fact," she was going to regret this she knew, "I dare you."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 03/31/2013 at 21:44
His hand came up to brush her cheek as he leaned down close to her, "You really don't know me that well." Was the only warning she got. As his hands moved back to her waist as he grabbed her and ran towards the waterfall edge.

leaping off, he gave a loud yell of exhilaration as the force of gravity pulled them down towards the pool of water down below.

She had asked for it.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 03/31/2013 at 22:00
And then suddenly she wasn't sure about any of this but it wasn't like she could take back her words now.

"You really don't know me that well."

She closed her eyes, feeling the warmness of his hand against her cheek and enjoying it a lot more than she probably should have done.

A warning voice sounded in the back of her mind and Sarah's eyes opened instantly.

Theo.

But it was too late, because daring people who were willing to do the dares was never a good thing, and she was now no longer in control of her actions, Kristoffer was.

"Kristoffer, I don't think this is such a good-"

And then he jumped and she was screaming and thrashing about in his arms until she hit the water below and it filled her mouth and she couldn't scream any more.

Her head broke the surface of the pool and she gulped at the air, spitting out the water that had taken its place. Regaining enough composure she shot a glare over at Kristoffer.

"What do you think you're playing at!" She all but screeched.

Then realising that water meant her clothes would be soggy and soggy meant see through and crossed her arms over her chest quickly.

"You're in big trouble …"

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 03/31/2013 at 22:08
He gave a laugh at her glare.

At her screeching, just swimming idly in the pool as she tried to be angry at him. Tried to make him feel remorse for his actions. "You dared me, Darcy. Do you really think I'd back down?"

He gave her a smirk before diving under the water doing a flip before coming back up, and swimming until he could stand on the sandy bottom. "I never said I'd go easy on you Darcy." He would not be interesting if he did.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 03/31/2013 at 22:13
"You dared me, Darcy. Do you really think I'd back down?"

He was swimming, swimming! As if jumping off a cliff was a completely normal thing to do.

"Maybe," She mumbled, a little miffed that her favourite dress was now soaked.

Her eyes followed as he did some strange underwater handstand flip, yet she remained unamused.

"Your tricks are far from amusing Kristoffer."

She paddled awkwardly over towards the shallower waters, making sure to refold her arms once she reached an area where she could stand up.

"I never said I'd go easy on you Darcy."

Her eyes narrowed again.

"And I never thought you'd actually jump!"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 03/31/2013 at 22:19
He crossed his arms over his chest, copying her stance for a moment before walking over to her, and leaning in close again. "What did you think I'd do?"

He gave her an impish smile, before chucking her under the chin and walking over towards the bank to remove his shirt and let it dry upon a branch. "As I said Darcy. You really don't know me that well."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 03/31/2013 at 22:25
She watched as he crossed his arms, he was mimicking her, great.

"What did you think I'd do?"

Her mouth opened to reply, but nothing came out. What did she think he was going to do? Laugh it off, tell her he was joking? She didn't know, but she hadn't expected him to jump that was for sure.

Instead of replying Sarah 'humphed', attempting to bat his hand away as it brushed her chin.

"As I said Darcy. You really don't know me that well."

And then he was removing his shirt and that set her teenage hormones into motion, which was just fantastic and most definitely what she needed right now … With a sigh she stomped after him out of the water and onto the embankment, sitting down on the sandy soil crossed legs, her back towards him.

"Would you ever let me…," she began, picking at the forest debris, ".. get to know you well that is?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 03/31/2013 at 22:31
Kristoffer turned to look at her. Blinking at her for a moment as his hair shifted to a white as she had caught him off guard with that question.

He gave a shrug, "Not sure..." He looked away from her his hair shifting again to a blonde as he wrung out his shirt. "I you'll have to wait and see."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 03/31/2013 at 23:54
There was a silence. She'd caught him off guard, fantastic.

"Not sure..."

Sarah didn't turn around instead taking to rolling her eyes.

"I you'll have to wait and see."

She chose not to reply. Not because she didn't want to, but because she didn't know what she wanted to say.


First Week of Camp
Wednesday Evening


"Are these cliffs going to become like our special meeting place or something?"

Sarah threw down the pile of sticks she had collected and began arranging them into some sort of campfire before casting a quick bluebell flames charm on them.

"Well…  as long as you promise not to throw me off them again."

A quick smile was sent his way as she brought up the incident yet again. Sure, she'd forgiven him for it the same day but that didn't mean she couldn't talk about it ever again.

Reaching behind her she grabbed the bag of marshmallows, throwing them at Kristoffer in order for him to get a move on roasting them as she watched his actions from across the blue fire.

"Truth or dare."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/01/2013 at 00:11
He had set himself up against the trunk of a tree. A bag filled with snacks he had taken from the kitchen tossed by her as he relaxed himself back.

In his hand was a book which, was definitely not Pride and Prejudice. It was a Latin workbook. Always the best place to start if you want to learn languages was to go over the roots.

His eyes gazed up to look at her giving a smirk, "No promises, Darcy." She had asked for that little excursion though. Though he was unlikely to do the same stunt twice, just because he doubted Darcy would put herself in that situation again. At least not willingly.

"Truth or dare."

He gave a glance up at his book before looking back down at his book again, "What would make you happier?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/01/2013 at 00:18
He was reading, and if he was reading he was most certainly not roasting mashmallows.

"What would make you happier?"

And now he wasn't even playing the game properly.

"What would make me happy is if you would roast me a marshmallow."

She started as she crawled over towards him on bare knees, her lips pouting and her eyebrows in a light frown.

"And that's not how you play! Play it right."

Her voice held a whiney tone and she swore to herself she wouldn't quit until she won. Yes, even Sarah Ann Darcy was prone to stubbornness.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/01/2013 at 00:21
He gave a glance as she crawled over to him, pursing his lips before giving a laugh.

"Well, excuse me princess." He gave a flick of her nose as he closed his book and reached over for his bag, pulling out a bag of marshmallows which he tossed to her.

" You either want to know something about me, or you want me to do something embarrassing. Isn't that the game? I was just asking what you'd rather have me do." He stood up moving to look for some sticks so that they could roast the marshmallows properly.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/01/2013 at 00:33
"Well, excuse me princess."

She sat up aghast, only being shocked out of her state by the bag of marshmallows hitting her squarely in the face.

"Don't flick me."

Sarah pulled at the packet, opening it and dipping her hand inside to pull out of a small pink marshmallow that she stuffed into her mouth.

Patience was overrated.

"Fine." There was a pause while she chewed and swallowed, "I'd like to know something about you."

She rolled over onto her stomach, crossing her legs in the air behind her.

"What was your first impression of me?"

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/01/2013 at 01:16
He picked up a stick, giving it a few good swats before looking back at her and shrugging. "Annoying."

His first impression that he had gotten from her was that she would be annoying. She was invading his space, and he had wanted her gone.

"Pretty, but annoying." He walked back over to the bag of marshmallows, taking a handful and put two in his mouth before sitting down beside her and putting the rest on the stick. Setting it up against the fire he gave a shrug.

"I still find you pretty... Annoying sometimes. But mostly entertaining."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/01/2013 at 01:34
"Annoying."

She found that amusing, but she didn't let it show. Instead she took an extreme interest in another marshmallow. It was amusing because that was exactly what she had thought about him all those months ago back in the boathouse. Bothering her, sitting in her place when all she wanted to do was relax.

"Pretty, but annoying."

Sarah had been called pretty enough times to no longer find it a compliment. 

"I still find you pretty... Annoying sometimes. But mostly entertaining."

Entertaining? No one had called her entertaining before so that was new and she thought she liked it a lot more than pretty. Definitely a lot more than annoying.

"You're entertaining too … a lot more so than the British boys."

She looked up to him from under her fringe which had fallen over half her face to give him a small smile. Reassurance, as if to say to him that that was a good thing.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/01/2013 at 01:43
"You're entertaining too … a lot more so than the British boys."

Well of course he was. He wasn't British. Technically he was not French either, but that was where his family was living at the moment. Still the idea that she liked being around him, was a nice thought. It was nice, being liked by someone.

"So... Your turn now." He took one of the raw marshmallows from the bag stuffing it into his mouth and chewed on it as he waited for the other marshmallows to roast.

"Want to do something embarrassing or tell me something about yourself?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/01/2013 at 02:15
"So... Your turn now."

Being scared came to mind but she swiftly blinked the idea away.

What reason was there to be scared? What more could he do that he hadn't done already? He had already grabbed her and jumped off a cliff, she doubted there was any more.

"Want to do something embarrassing or tell me something about yourself?"

But just to be on the safe side ...

"Just ask me what you want to know." She replied swiftly with a light smirk. "… And hurry up with those marshmallows!"

Perhaps she was being just a tiny bit repetitive, but she hadn't had roasted marshmallows in a long time, and she was craving them.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/01/2013 at 09:10
"I could always burn them if that's what you like?"

He could be patient when he wanted to. Besides, he never really understood why people enjoyed roasting marshmallows over a fire. It was simply putting them on a spit and waiting until they were gooey. They could always just hold a flame up to them with their wand and do the same thing.

"Now let's see..." He leaned back on his elbow as he thought for a moment on what he would like to ask Sarah. He knew what he thought he should know. Although perhaps what he should ask is why she kept on closing her eyes and then suddenly being shocked she had done such a thing whenever he got close.

Pursing his lips he then shrugged before smiling and looking at her, "... Am I ever going to get a kiss?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/01/2013 at 12:25
"I could always burn them if that's what you like?"

"No!" She replied all too quickly and then scolded herself because she knew he was just trying to wind her up.

"Now let's see..."

Perhaps playing this game had been a bad idea, especially since she didn't know how his mind worked and he seemed to enjoy shocking her.

"... Am I ever going to get a kiss?"

Sarah blinked, paused, and then blinked again. Why had he said that? Had she given him that impression? Her mouth opened and there was a tiny yes on the tip of her tongue before the warning voice was back.

Theo.

"That would be telling now wouldn't it."

Theo.

This boy really was bad news but his words had intrigued her and she just couldn't help herself.

"Why do you ask… do you want to kiss me?"

Theo. Theo. Theo.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/01/2013 at 22:11
His question seemed to baffle her for a moment. Only for a moment of course.

"That would be telling now wouldn't it."

He gave a smirk as he looked back at the fire bringing back the marshmallows and testing one of them before offering the stick towards Darcy. "Didn't know it was such a big secret."

"Why do you ask… do you want to kiss me?"

Kristoffer scrunched his nose and shrugged, "I can think of worse partners." He then took out another raw marshmallow tossing it into his mouth and chewing on it for a moment thinking before nodding his head. "Of course, it's mainly about what you want." He knew that she liked him. When he had grasped her around the waist up at the falls she had closed her eyes for a moment, and he recognized that as the usual stance of someone getting ready to be kissed.

She had stopped though.

Something had stopped her.

"You do know, long as you don't tell anyone. No one will know right?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/01/2013 at 22:32
"Didn't know it was such a big secret."

It wasn't, that's what she hated the most. Her feelings had been so obvious and she knew he knew. She took the stick from him without answer, slid a marshmallow off and placed it in her mouth.

"I can think of worse partners."

Sarah tutted quietly. What a typical boy thing to say.

"I can't." She replied eventually with a small smile. If he could wind her up, she could too.

"Of course, it's mainly about what you want."

What she wanted? But she didn't know what she wanted. Well, she did, she'd known for a short while, it was what she was going to do about what she wanted that was bugging her.

"You do know, long as you don't tell anyone. No one will know right?"

She looked towards him, almost contemplating it for a moment.

"Is that how it works?" Her voice half serious, half joking. "Does your conscience not play a part?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/01/2013 at 22:44
"I can't."

He stuck his tongue out at her before giving a short laugh. Rummaging through his bag again to grab a bottle of butterbeer and pop it open.

"Is that how it works?"

"I always thought it did." If you wanted something you worked to get it. If it was right there in front of you, then you went ahead and took it.

"Does your conscience not play a part?"

He took a sip of his drink, looking back at her and tilting his head as he just smiled at her. "Only if you let it." She was holding back because of a reason or someone. The idea that it was someone made him feel hurt, a flame of anger building in his stomach. He was right here and she was thinking of someone else. It made him angry at this person.

Made him want to push her.

He gave a roll of his eyes looking away from from her and turning to look at the sky, "Though I guess if you're scared then fine..." She would be boring.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/01/2013 at 23:08
"I always thought it did."

Sarah always thought it did too, until now. Until things weren't as simple as they had been and until they couldn't fall under very strict categories of what to do.

"Only if you let it."

She watched as he sipped at his drink and her mouth became dry, but she wouldn't ask for a drink. He had the drinks and asking for one meant him moving closer and she just couldn't trust herself.

Since when had she been so ruled by other peoples feelings that she stopped doing what she wanted? She really didn't know, but it was very un- … well, her.

"Though I guess if you're scared then fine…"

From the position on her stomach, she moved so she was now kneeling.

"I'm not scared." Sarah said indignantly, no one called her scared and she felt the irritation build up inside her.

"In fact!" Pushing back with her hands she stood up, marching with determination over to where he was sat and crouching beside him. "In fact I'll… I'll-"

Prove it?

She doubted it, and so she held her position breathing heavily whilst glaring down at him. Unsure at what to do next.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/01/2013 at 23:14
"I'm not scared."

The lady doth protest. His eyes flicked over to her as he just smiled looking up at the stars. She was scared. She was still pulling back, even as she came over to him trying to confront him.

"In fact I'll… I'll-"

He turned his head to look at her, sitting himself up he just smiled broadly at her as she attempted to be intimidating. "I'm waiting, Darcy..." His hand came up to cup her cheek as he pulled himself up to be closer to her. "What will you do?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/02/2013 at 00:15
He needed to stop smiling. She needed him to stop smiling because it was him and that smile made her do crazy things. Like stealing the motorbike and sneaking into the theatre and kissing him...

"I'm waiting, Darcy…"

His words snapped her out of her own thoughts and she bit her lip gently.

And then his hand came up to cup her cheek and it sent her back to the start of the week when he had done the same thing only moments before grabbing her and jumping off the cliffs.

However, this time it would be an entirely different leap of faith.

"What will you do?"

Her eyes moved from his eyes to his lips continuously, a fearful dance of should she, shouldn't she.

"I'll.."

She really should have known better than to stutter. Her nose brushed against his as she moved towards him, their foreheads coming together.

"I'll deliberate." Her lips curved into a smile though heart was beating erratically in her chest. "With a drink."

Her palm was held out to him as if to request a butterbeer, and a sense of victory swelled in her.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/02/2013 at 00:28
So close.

She was so close he could hear her heartbeat (or was it is), and could see that doubt in her eyes. Sarah just needed one more little push and then she would fall. He would not expect more than a kiss. Nothing more than just something to pass the Of course she was too smart for that. Her palm coming out and his eyes turning to look at it before giving her an look that was not amused.

Darcy had not won, but he had not lost just yet.

"Deliberation is boring."

He took her hand giving it a tug to pull her into his lap. His arm wrapping around her as he offered her the bottle he had been drinking from, "You'll lose your chance that way."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/02/2013 at 00:47
She had won.

Kristoffer gave her a look that showed him to be as far from impressed as possible and her smile widened though her urge to close the gap and kiss him still remained.

"Deliberation is boring."

And he was right, but she wasn't about to let him know she thought that. Sarah rolled her eyes, the smirk still stuck to her lips.

"You're only say that because you los-"

He pulled on her hand, causing her to become unbalanced and fall into his perfectly placed lap, his arm moving around her. She grabbed the bottle from him, her smirk being wiped from her face and sipped from it. It was her turn to be unamused.

"My chance?" An eyebrow was raised, "Who says I want a chance?"

Her right leg crossed over her left and she cocked her head awaiting his reply. She'd challenged him once and she'd challenge him again.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/02/2013 at 00:55
"You haven't said, no."

She had stalled on the answer. Never actually saying if she will or she won't. Perhaps she did not know just yet, but that was why Kristoffer had not lost.

He still had one ace up his sleeve. It showed a weakness but it still was a bargaining chip.

"Besides, how many chances do you get to be someone's first kiss?"

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/02/2013 at 01:15
"Well, I didn't say yes."

She had a build up of emotions inside her and she was on the verge of exploding. One way she would end up kissing him, satisfying her emotions and hurting others in the process or she'd end up shouting and she didn't want to do that.

For some reason Kristoffer liking her was of utmost importance.

"Besides, how many chances do you get to be someone's first kiss?"

Sarah blinked, unsure of where that had come from and whether he was lying or not. And in truth, it only made her want to kiss him even more. She would be his first kiss and if there was one thing Sarah liked, it was being first.

He was so close and she was so close to caving in. But she couldn't, she just couldn't for some reason but the reason had slipped her mind. And then, like a helping hand, her conscience whispered in her ear.

Theo.

"I'm er-," She placed the drink down at his side, "I forgot, I have to go."

Sarah stood up, feeling like an absolute idiot.

"Sorry…"

Then she ran.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/02/2013 at 01:29
So close.

He was so close, and yet a conscience or fear made her leave. Watching her go, Kristoffer clenched his jaw before tossing the bottle into the flames, his hair turning a dark red then black as he brought his knees to his chest and silently fumed.

He had been so close but he had not won.

Kristoffer really disliked that.



Second week of Camp
2:15 PM

She had ran.

He was not certain if he could forgive her for that. If she said "no" then fine. It was no. He'd move on to someone else. But she had ran, and she had been avoiding him, and that was not right.

He did not like being ignored.

Sitting up in the tree he was amusing himself by tossing rocks into the water below. He did not feel like being with anyone at the moment, and she was avoiding him so in the end... all he had to do was wait.

And he hated waiting.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/02/2013 at 01:37
She wouldn't say she had been avoiding him as such… okay, yes, she had been avoiding him. But after doing such an embarrassing thing as running away last week, she couldn't possible look him in the eye ever again.

He had probably laughed at her, he was probably still laughing at her.

Not to mention whenever she was around him she lost her head and had the urge to do things she really, really shouldn't have. Kathleen would disapprove if she could read her thoughts, and she was rather glad she couldn't.

The forest was a large place, and she doubted she'd run into him there. Taking a book, she walked along the pathway enjoying the rustling of the leaves, the quiet rushing of the water and the plopping sound of … were those stones?

Squinting into the sun, Sarah looked up at the treetops.

"Hello? Who's up there?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/02/2013 at 01:46
There was her voice.

He tensed up for a moment, his eyes shot foward before he took a deep breath and tried to calm himself down. His hair had turned gray and now he was just trying to get back to calm. To make it seem like he did not care.

He would not let her think that it hurt.

"Who do you think, Darcy?"

From gray it turned to a teal color, his eyes turning to look down at Darcy before dropping down from his perch and landing on the floor near her.

"Been missing you these past few days."

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/02/2013 at 02:03
"Who do you think, Darcy?"

It was him.

She mentally cursed herself for getting herself into this situation. Avoiding him was not going to work if she walked directly into the trap he'd set. She'd managed it for 4 days and all she needed to do was avoid him for a few more weeks until he went back to France.

He jumped down from the tree and Sarah diverted her gaze to just behind him instead of his eyes directly.

"Been missing you these past few days."

Missing her, really? As nice a thought as that was she had to act like she didn't care. So without a second thought, but allowing herself a second glance, she started walking away from him and continued along up the path.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/02/2013 at 02:09
Ignoring him still?

Even when he was right in front of her?

"Really?" His eyes widened for a moment before quickly jogging up to her side, and grabbing her arm to pull her back.

"Giving me the cold shoulder?" Why? What had he done. "Running away won't solve anything, Darcy." He put himself in front of her, looming over her as he planned on trapping her.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/02/2013 at 02:21
He had a point. This whole charade was pretty stupid, but she was trying to prove some sort of point. She was about to turn her walk into a light jog when he pulled her back and she frowned, rubbing the spot with a quiet 'ow'.

"Giving me the cold shoulder?"

Sarah gazed over at something in the distance, her arms folded and her lips pursed. She really could be quite childish sometimes. When she wanted to be.

"Running away won't solve anything, Darcy."

A scowl was sent in his direction. He knew very well why she had run away … well, he probably didn't but she did have a very good excuse.

'Fine then!' she would have said if she had been talking to him, but she wasn't, and she moved to sit on a large boulder at the side of the path. Opening her book to a random page she pretended to read it and most importantly pretended to ignore him.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/02/2013 at 02:30
She was stubborn.

It was infuriating how stubborn she could be, and taking all the will he had to keep his hair the same color. He would not show much me was rattled by this. He did not care if she was angry at him, he just wanted her to notice him again.

Crossing his arms over his chest he watched her as she sat and read, only for a moment before coming up next to her and crouching to read over her shoulder, "If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?" He gave a gentle tug of her hair, before pulling at the book in her hands.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/02/2013 at 02:38
If she was in her position she probably would have given up by now.

She blinked, turning the page even though she hadn't finished the previous one. Simply a distraction so she could see what he was doing out of the corner of her eye.

That was a lie, she never gave up. Even if there was a greater chance of her failing than succeeding she still usually refused to give up. She was the sort of person that preferred to see something through to the end. Whether that end was successful or not.

"If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?"

Sarah tried hard not to grit her teeth as he voice rang off the words as her eyes passed over them. She was more than capable or reading without a narrator. But he wasn't doing it to try and be helpful, she knew he was trying to rile her.

A pull of her hair and knock of her book and she cracked.

"You know some people might call this harassment, Kristoffer."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/02/2013 at 02:47
"She speaks." Finally a response. Might as well stick with the Shakespeare,

Kneeling down in front of her he took her hand into his,"O, speak again, bright angel! for thou art
As glorious to this night, being o'er my head,"
Unto the white-upturned wond'ring eyes
Of mortals that fall back to gaze on him
When he bestrides the lazy-pacing clouds
And sails upon the bosom of the air."

He pressed his lips to the top of her hand before giving her a wide grin. She would not ignore him. He would make certain of that.

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/02/2013 at 02:54
"She speaks."

Sarah rolled her eyes, sitting back to endure the lengthy Shakespeare quotation. Of all of Shakespeare's works, Romeo and Juliet was probably her least favourite. It was far too hard for her to believe that two people could fall in love in such a short amount of time.

It was just totally unrealistic.

"I am not your Juliet, and you are not my Romeo."

Her hand was pulled from his grip as he kissed it and she made a big point of wiping it on her cardigan.

"Unless you're hoping to end up dead, then that can be arranged."

If she wasn't trying to act like she wasn't interested in this conversation she probably would have smiled here but she didn't. The flash of amusement that flickered across her eyes however, was impossible to suppress.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/02/2013 at 03:12
"I'd never call myself Romeo."

He was not looking for a Juliet, and he would never die because of a girl.

He watched her, waiting for some reaction to his words. Something more than just a blase attitude. He knew she still liked him. Why would she run if she didn't?

"Unless you're hoping to end up dead, then that can be arranged."

He pursed his lips before giving a chuckle, "Well, you can always try Darcy."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/02/2013 at 07:25
"What would you call yourself then?"

She looked up at him, a intrigued but trying not to show it. Her whole charade of avoiding him and not speaking to him had failed it seemed but he just didn't seem to get the hint that she couldn't let herself slip.

Relationships and boys were confusing enough, she didn't need this too.

And yet she did, which was why she was worried.

"Try?" Sarah had tried to hold it in, but to no avail and began to laugh quietly as well, "I never try, I only succeed… and you're making it very hard for me to succeed at ignoring you right now."

She shot him a look as if to say 'this is your cue to leave', and she hoped he did, but doubted he would.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/02/2013 at 07:57
There it was. He had gotten past the first defenses, all he had to do was keep on plowing through.

"Tough chance, Princess." He smirked at her before crossing his arms across his chest, "Like I'm going to let you get out of it that easily."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/02/2013 at 12:59
"Tough chance, Princess."

What was wrong with her? She was usually better at evasion than this. Then again, she usually really did want to avoid the people she was avoiding and not only half want to like with Kristoffer.

"Like I'm going to let you get out of it that easily."

And she didn't doubt him because he'd been fairly persistent up till then.

"Fine!" She said standing up, her arms thrown up in mock surrender. "How about I think about not avoiding you..."

Sarah picked up her book and leaned down to the boy, a childish glint in her eye from being above him.

"… if you stop being so annoying."

Her lips pulled up into a faint smile, before it faded into a fake realisation.

"Oh wait... you can't can you."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/02/2013 at 19:31
"Just think about it?"

He was smiling at her, knowing she was not going to think about it. She was not going to avoid him, because she was still here. She had not run yet, or tried to forcefully remove herself from his company, and that meant he was winning.

"… if you stop being so annoying."

If?

He gave a chuckle pulling up close to her, his forehead resting against hers. "I haven't even started, Darcy."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/02/2013 at 23:35
"Just think about it?"

He moved closer and this time she refused to run, she refused to embarrass herself again.

She tucked a finger under his chin, pulling it up with a jerking movement as if to regain some authority and show him who was in charge here.

"I haven't even started, Darcy."

Her breathing filled the silence for a few moments as she planned out her attack.

"You've never seen me angry have you Kristoffer…" She moved in, her mouth millimetres away from his skin as she journeyed towards his ear, ".. and I don't think you want to..."

Another pause.

"… so stop it."

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/03/2013 at 00:23
"Stop what?" He had pulled back so that he was looking at her now. Curiousness on his face for a moment before giving a broad smile at her.

"Should be specific, Darcy." He gave her a wink before taking a step back and heading towards the camp.

She was not going to ignore him anymore. Hopefully she learned her lesson the first time.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/03/2013 at 12:11
"Stop what?"

They were face to face now and for a moment she thought he genuinely didn't know and then he smiled which she returned with a glare.

"You know very-"

"Should be specific, Darcy."

He stood up taking a step back from her.

"I.. you know! Don't you wink at me!"

Sarah sighed loudly, irritated at the fact he'd managed to make her talk and even more irritated at the fact he'd had the audacity to walk away from her.


Second Week of Summer
Tuesday Morning
Main Hall


The dining hall was packed and Sarah usually wouldn't have come so early, but she wasn't here just for herself. She was here to see someone.

Him.

She sat down beside Kristoffer, her triangular cut toast and scrambled egg placed in front of her. A quick glare to the younger student also at the table and the little girl got up and scuttled away.

"Did no one ever tell you that walking away before a conversation is finished is rude?"

Sarah bit into her toast, grimacing as she tasted the burntness on her tongue. Couldn't they do anything right?

"I thought you said they did teach manners in France."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/03/2013 at 20:28
He was in the middle of taking a bite of his cereal. His eyes blinking at her for a moment before he finished the bite.

"They did... Doesn't mean I use them." At least not usually. There were moments where he did behave, but those were rare and only in front of his father.

"Besides, isn't running away and ignoring people after that rude too?" He took another spoonful of his cereal, taking a bite and daring her to say different.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/03/2013 at 20:46
"Well maybe you should."

She hadn't intended to be snappy but she had been looking forward to toast this morning and whoever had been on breakfast duty had failed.

"Besides, isn't running away and ignoring people after that rude too?"

Her forked stabbed at the piece of scrabbled egg harder than intended and she winced at the sound of metal on china.

"Are you going to stop bringing that up any time soon?"

Steadying her hand she scooped at the egg, pulling it from the fork with her teeth.

"Plus,"

She chewed quickly and swallowed before continuing.

"I didn't come here to argue."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/03/2013 at 21:19
He'll mention it as long as she felt rattled by the fact. It was not his fault she did that. It was hers.

He chewed quietly on his bite of food before picking up an apple and pushing his bowl away from him.

"I didn't come here to argue."

"Then what would you like to discuss?" He tossed the apple from one hand to another tilting his head and smiling at her.

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/03/2013 at 21:59
"Then what would you like to discuss?"

Discuss?

She didn't want to discuss anything because all their discussions seemed to end in her running away.

"Actually,"

A quick sip from her goblet of pumpkin juice.

"I came to offer an invitation."

Balancing her elbow on the table she rested her cheek on her palm, turning to the French boy.

"Would you be interested in canoeing… with me?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/03/2013 at 22:07
He blinked at her taking a bite of his apple as he seemed to think for a moment. He chewed on the fruit for a moment before swallowing and giving a nod of his head.

A canoe basically meant no one could run, unless they wanted to get wet.

Seemed like a win, win on both sides.

"Okay. I accept. Right now or later?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/03/2013 at 22:22
"Okay. I accept. Right now or later?"

She smiled.

No smart arse remark and he had accepted. As much as things enjoyed straying into 'no go' territory between them, she really couldn't deny that she liked Kristoffer's company. And she wasn't about to put off a good time just because they may have once or twice almost accidentally kissed.

"Well, are you finished?"

And she sort of still wanted to.

"Why am I asking," Sarah shook her head as if scolding herself, "I don't care."

She laughed quietly before standing up and holding out her hand to him.

"Come on, we've got a boat to catch."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/03/2013 at 22:33
He smirked at her, taking another bite of his apple, before standing up and taking her hand in his.



out on the lake

Kristoffer had done most of the rowing out to the center of the lake. Away from the dock, and far enough of a swim that will deter Sarah (or him) from deciding to leave the conversation early. Picking up the oars he leaned forward on his knees, looking straight at Sarah.

"All right, Darcy. We're out here. Is there a reason you asked me to come along?"

In Kristoffer's experience there was always a reason to be alone with someone. Sometimes it was good, and sometimes it was bad.

Hopefully this meeting would include his kiss.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/04/2013 at 00:22
Naturally, she'd made him row.

She'd given the excuse that he was the boy and should do the rowing unless he wasn't strong enough to do it which was more than enough to set him at it. In truth, she was just a little too… girly in the upper arm strength department to handle it.

"All right, Darcy. We're out here. Is there a reason you asked me to come along?"

Her fingertips grasped at a piece of her hair, pulling it up to her eyeline for inspection. She was stalling, just for effect and she knew very well that he was waiting for her to reveal some great secret.

"I've decided to set my plan in motion."

A smile settled on Sarah's lips as she dropped her hair, laying back against the back of the canoe.

"I've gained your trust and now…"

She flicked her head up to hold eye contact with him,

"...I'm going to kill you."

A few moments pause before she laughed, the sound spluttering out after being held in too long.

"I'm just playing with you," She crossed one leg over the other moving to rest her feet atop Kristoffer's knees, "Can one friend not invite another friend for a simple canoe ride?"

She may have had ulterior motives, but she wasn't likely to reveal them just yet. Afterall, she was still undecided.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/04/2013 at 00:43
Her little joke had not been amusing. He had not flinched as she had spoken, and neither did he seem to make any facial tick at her laughing.

If she was going to kill him, she probably needed a better excuse than, 'he accidentally bashed his head in with an oar.'

He doubted she would have the strength to do anything that physical.

His eyes dropped to  her foot that was resting on his knee. Brow raised slightly, before he brushed his hand up her calf, "Rowing to the middle of the lake? Not a lot to do out here." His hand stopped at her knee as he smiled at her, "So if you're not going to kill me, you're planning something else."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/04/2013 at 01:03
It seemed she hadn't amused him as much as she had amused herself. Though in reality it didn't take much to amuse Sarah she was just usually better at covering the fact up. Around Kristoffer she knew it wasn't necessary to hide such things, not all the time at least.

Her eyes darted to his hand as he placed it on her leg, following it on its journey up to her knee where her own hand quickly landed on top of his.

"And here's me thinking you were a gentleman, Kristoffer."

She tutted quietly, lifting his hand from its spot.

"So if you're not going to kill me, you're planning something else."

Sarah pulled herself up so she was in a crossed legged position and flicked her hair from her shoulder at each side.

"Why do you think I'm planning something… maybe I just like the scenery."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/04/2013 at 01:18
"And here's me thinking you were a gentleman, Kristoffer."

How many times did he have to tell her. He was not a gentleman. His eyes narrowed at her as she lifted his hand away. She shifted her seat again, primping herself as she commented about looking at the scenery.

Kristoffer gave a scoff, "Well if you just wanted to stare at me Darcy, we could have stayed on land." He moved now. Setting the oars down on the bottom of the boat before moving closer to Sarah, his hand resting on her knee as he took the distance between them away. His other hand giving a flip of her hair as his arm wrapped around her shoulder, "Also, I'm not a gentleman."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/04/2013 at 01:31
His eyes narrowed and for some reason that satisfied her. She may have not minded his hand on her knee but she wasn't about to let him think that.

"Well if you just wanted to stare at me Darcy, we could have stayed on land."

Then it was her turn to scoff.

"Wow, and modest too. Looks like it's my lucky day!"

And then he was moving closer again and Sarah felt her stomach squirm. Firstly with nerves, then guilt, then anticipation with a hint of excitement. She didn't know whether it was right to be feeling this many things at once but she was and it made her feel like she wanted to be sick.

"Also, I'm not a gentleman."

Her right hand brushed a stray hair behind her ear before it reached out to cup his cheek, his skin warm under her fingertips. She smiled before cocking her head ever so slightly to one side.

"I think that might be what I like about you."

No, she wouldn't make the first move but this time she couldn't run away either.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/04/2013 at 01:43
Kristoffer never said he was a gentleman.

Never said he was a good boy that followed rules, and cared about what other people felt. He did what he needed to do to get attention, to keep someone's attention. It did not matter if it was good or bad, but it was always nice to know that his company was appreciated.

Because he was special.

He was someone. With Darcy, he was just a boy having fun. And he liked that. At the touch of her hand on his cheek, he gave her a crooked grin before leaning in closer. His nose brushing against hers as he placed his lips on top of hers. His arm pulling her closer, as his hand moved from her knee to rest on her waist.

This was not his first kiss. Darcy had been too slow for that, but in the end that did not matter. He was kissing her.

She could not run now.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/04/2013 at 02:05
There was a small voice in her mind reminding her, warning her, screaming at her to stop and look at this rationally. Take into account other peoples feelings and the consequences but she ignored it, brushed it to one side.

She was done listening to her conscience.

Sarah Ann Darcy did what she wanted when she wanted and she wasn't entirely sure when that had stopped.

His lips were different, a good different and Sarah found herself pressing back against them with increased force. Her hand moving from his cheek to the nape of his neck to grasp hold of his hair.

The feeling of curls against her fingers triggered something in her mind and caused her to pull back for a minute, her eyes searching Kristoffer's face.

And then she smiled, smugly, as if she had just achieved something before letting her hand drop to his shoulder.

"Happy now?"

She was in big trouble… and at that moment she didn't care a bit.

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/04/2013 at 02:41
There was that pleasant feeling again as he seemed to be lost in his senses for that one moment. Her smell, her touch, her heat seeping into him and giving him a euphoric feeling that was even greater than what he had experienced with Octavia.

It was different.

Had to be considering this was more than just a business transaction.

"Happy now?"

He looked down at her face, his hair the largest clue that he was quite pleased with their position. A chuckle on his lips as he leaned down again, "I think so." His lips brushed against hers again, "Let's make sure it isn't a fluke." Pressing his lips to hers again, as he took another kiss.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/04/2013 at 03:25
"Nice hair."

She teased, running her hand through it. Whether Kristoffer was one of those boys that liked their hair in order or not, it was now a complete mess.

His lips brushed hers and her eyes fluttered shut again like a natural reaction to him and where her skin met his there was a strange tingling feeling.

"Let's make sure it isn't a fluke."

Another kiss and another cue for her stomach to take a swooping dive. Even the second time, she enjoyed it just as much and definitely more than she should have done but she just couldn't help herself. Kristoffer broke the rules and had fun, he was funny without being stupid and she liked it.

She liked him.

Her arms snaked their way around his neck again and she held them there, holding them together in the kiss and secretly hoping it wouldn't end because then she wouldn't be able to block out her conscience screaming 'this is bad' quite so easily.

"Hm, that one, that one was definitely not a fluke."

All she could say was that it was lucky they were out on the canoe because it made her sure no one had seen them. And if no one had seen them, it hadn't happened.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/04/2013 at 04:00
He gave a short laugh as he pulled her onto his lap, "Good thing comes in threes."



2 Days After
Waterfall, 4:04 PM

His first kiss had not been with Darcy. He had not told her that, but she really did not need to know. What they were doing was simply kissing, and enjoying themselves.

That was all that mattered. It was what summer was all about.

His hand coiled around a tendril of her hair as his arm wrapped around her waist. Lips pressing against warm and sweet smelling skin. "Tu embrasses très bien..."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/04/2013 at 04:18
These kisses should not have been happening.

And she'd told herself that many times. Yet they kept on happening and Sarah wasn't exactly in the mind to say no. Especially not when she had her back pressed up against a tree and Kristoffer placing kisses along her jawline.

"Tu embrasses très bien..."

Sarah chuckled quietly before placing her fingers under the boys chin in an attempt to raise his head up to look at her.

"Have you forgotten Kristoffer, I'm hopeless at French."

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/04/2013 at 04:23
He smiled giving a short laugh, "That was the idea..." He pressed a kiss to her lips before resting his forehead against hers.

"I could speak Russian if you like? German?" Like he would give her a compliment outright.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/04/2013 at 04:40
Sarah had always said pouting was for the childish but she found herself doing it more and more often in the hope she'd get what she wanted. Her lip jutted out and she frowned, wanting him to play fair.

"I could speak Russian if you like? German?"

A free arm escaped and made to slap the back of his head.

"No one likes a smart arse Kristoffer."

She dropped the arm to lie loosely around his shoulders.

"And I may find myself something else to do with my time, if you don't quit boasting."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/04/2013 at 04:55
"I'm not boasting. I'm just saying you should learn different tongues." He smirked at her as he flicked her hair over her shoulder, his hands resting upon her hips.

"You can find something else to do if you want though... I can always find another kissing partner."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/04/2013 at 13:31
Learn different tongues should she? What had she been doing for the years of Latin tutoring she had had to suffer through? Relaxing?

"Te sunt stultus1." She replied childishly, a smug smile appearing, "I'll let you figure that one out on your own."

"You can find something else to do if you want though... I can always find another kissing partner."

He had to be kidding her. She moved her hands over his at her waist and attempted to remove them before crossing her arms over her chest.

"The only way you'll find another partner is if you bribed them… so don't hold your breath."

She wasn't really going anywhere, this was the most fun she'd had all summer. However, she didn't want him thinking he was in charge of this little arrangement, because he most certainly wasn't.

1. You are an idiot, ;) <3
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/04/2013 at 20:59
She seemed rather offended.

A broad smile on his face as even her attempting to remove his hands did not dissuade his amusement as he chuckled at her challenge.

"The only way you'll find another partner is if you bribed them… so don't hold your breath."

He wrapped his arms around her this time, forehead resting against hers. "I bet they'll give me stuff just for a kiss."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/04/2013 at 23:51
"I bet they'll give me stuff just for a kiss."

He really did think awfully high of himself, she couldn't help but laugh, shaking her head at him.

"No one's that desperate Kristoffer, I bet you" She pushed her forehead against his, "And I mean bet, that you can't get anyone to give you anything for a kiss."

Sarah pulled away, resting her head against the tree.

"And when you lose, you have to do what I tell you."

Because it was obvious he was going to lose.

"Deal?"

She doubted Kristoffer had ever worn a dress before but after this bet had been won, he certainly would have.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/05/2013 at 01:01
Now it was an actual bet, instead of hypothetical. He was up for the challenge.

He was always up for a challenge, and he knew he could win this.

"Deal... Though if I win. I get what I want."

She wanted to start this bet, then it would happen.

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/05/2013 at 01:13
Her eyes watched him unwaveringly and they narrowed slightly as she tried to read him.

As always, it was an impossible task, there was just no finding out what he was up to, what he was planning.

"And what do you want?"

She was intrigued.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/05/2013 at 01:20
"I want to meet your conscience."

He smirked at her.

Kristoffer was asking to meet the person that had kept her from kissing him before. He knew it was someone that told her she shouldn't. Something that had held her back before.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/05/2013 at 01:36
"I want to meet your conscience."

All laughter and jokes aside now because this was serious, to her at least.

Her lips were pursed, and she bit at the skin on her lower lip as she always did when was nervous or unsure about something.

She'd started the bet as a laugh and now it was turning into anything but that.

"Deal."

Her word seemed to echo in the relative silence and she felt a swooping feeling in her stomach.

"You should probably go and prepare." Her voice didn't sound like her own, but detached, hanging somewhere between herself and Kristoffer, "To lose that is."

She tried to laugh but it just felt odd and she hoped it didn't show on her face.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/05/2013 at 01:49
Third Week of July, 1938
4:12 PM
Usual Place

Kristoffer smirked as he tossed a jacket at Sarah. Carrying the box of items he had acquired through his exploits at the kissing booth. He set it down and crossed his arms over his chest.

"I think I won, Darcy."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/05/2013 at 02:10
Peeling the jacket from her face she stared up at him.

"What the hell was-"

She frowned, this wasn't a boys jacket, this was a girls jacket. Sarah held it up to the sunlight inspecting it, turning it this way and that. Pinched between two fingers of course because now she'd realised it wasn't Kristoffer's she didn't know who it did belong to.

"I think I won, Darcy."

Crap.

She'd almost forgotten about the bet.

"You know it doesn't count if you steal it all."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/05/2013 at 02:17
"Didn't steal anything." He smirked at her, "You can ask Bancroft Reinhardt if I actually did it." Bancroft would not lie. Kristoffer had gotten these items by people giving it to him.

He took out a slip of paper from his pocket, "Andrea Focoso, donated the jacket by the way." He took out from his pocket a slip of paper with her name on it. "If you want more witnesses, I can give you names."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/05/2013 at 02:24
"Didn't steal anything."

He was looking far too smug for her liking.

"Naturally I'll be needing proof or-"

His voice cut her sentence off half way through and she huffed childishly.

"You can ask Bancroft Reinhardt if I actually did it."

Bancroft, he'd been the overly tall one that he'd brought along to the book club. He didn't seem the type to lie, not even to stick up for friends and she doubted Kristoffer would bring him up if he did.

"Andrea Foco-who?" Frankly she didn't care, and she didn't want or need anymore witnesses.

"Fine, fine! You win," She threw her hands up in defeat, and the coat down onto the ground. "What was it you wanted again?"

She hadn't forgotten. How could she?
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/05/2013 at 02:28
"I want to meet your conscience." He let his arms drop going to pick up the jacket and toss it into the box.

He had all ready looked through the stuff to see what he wanted, and decided that he would not keep everything.

Kristoffer would donate some of it.

The young metamorphmagus sat next to her, his hair a dark pink color, "So, who is it?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/05/2013 at 03:07
"I want to meet your conscience."

Ah, yes… that.

He sat next to her and Sarah found herself hoping that he didn't sit too close. After all, she never mentioned the fact that she was technically in a relationship before any of this had started. And she wasn't sure how he'd react.

"So, who is it?"

Sarah's eyes flicked over towards him from where they had been gazing at the pooling water.

"How do you know it's a who?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/05/2013 at 03:10
"Well if it's not a who, then I really wonder why you didn't kiss me sooner, Darcy."

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/05/2013 at 03:19
She blinked once, slowly, then diverting her gaze back to the pool of water.

"What would you say…"

A deep breath for courage and she closed her eyes tightly so the little white dots appeared behind her eyelids. She didn't want even the tiniest possibility of seeing his face when she told him.

"… if I said I might be seeing someone?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/05/2013 at 03:21
He blinked at her furrowing his brow as it seemed she was nervous about telling him what this was all about.

At the news he just gave a shrug, "Not my problem." He smiled at her, crossing his arms over his chest and leaned back.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/05/2013 at 03:29
"Not my problem."

Her eyes shot open, immediately attacked by the contrast from light to dark and she released the exhale she had holding in.

"Really?"

She turned around to face him, a look of disbelief on her face.

Who was he? Anyone in their right mind would have at least been a little bit shocked. She was expecting him to be angry, she'd prepared herself for angry in fact. And now, well, she was almost a little disappointed she hadn't gotten it.

"You really are the strangest boy I've ever met…"

Except possibly Kieran, but there really was no beating that.

And then a thought.

"If you didn't care… why did you want to know?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/05/2013 at 03:35
"Really?"

Why was that so shocking? He liked having Darcy's attention, but he didn't expect her to think about him twenty-four seven. Actually, he liked the idea that she would not be clinging to him.

"If you didn't care… why did you want to know?"

He blinked at her before giving a shrug, "Guess I want to know who I was competing for your attention. I mean I don't ask for much, Darcy." He smirked at her, "I only want your attention when you're with me."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/05/2013 at 03:54
"Guess I want to know who I was competing for your attention. I mean I don't ask for much, Darcy."

Competing? This was no competition. She was Theo's, Theo was hers and this little… thing they had going on between the pair of them didn't change anything.

Though, and she tensed a little as she realised, it sort of had become a competition, a game of sorts. Kristoffer would try to kiss her and she would try to deter him and herself, with witty one liners and thoughts of Theo.

However she found more recently she was acting on impulse and forgetting to think things through first.

"I only want your attention when you're with me."

She was feeling awfully like a possession and she rolled her eyes.

"'I want' doesn't get Kristoffer, you should know that."

Sarah nibbled on her lip again, feeling compelled to go on.

"He's called Theo, Theo Beauchamp and he really is lovely… if he knew-"

She stopped herself. That was unsafe territory and it didn't need to be talked about now and certainly not with him.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/05/2013 at 04:01
"'I want' doesn't get Kristoffer, you should know that."

He just smiled, "I do know."

Yet, he had gotten Sarah's attention. He had gotten that kiss, and he had kept on getting kisses from her.

"He's called Theo, Theo Beauchamp and he really is lovely… if he knew-"

He gave a tilt of his head, before moving closer to her. His arm wrapping around her waist, pulling her so that she would be in his lap. "I don't plan on telling him anything."

He did not want, Darcy. He knew owning people was pretty impossible, but he did like having a certain hold on her. If Theodore knew, and gave Sarah up then there would be something missing in what they were doing.

He rather liked the thrill of it being just between them. It was like dessert for your dinner. You weren't supposed to do it, but you enjoyed doing it anyways.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/05/2013 at 04:28
"I don't plan on telling him anything."

He had pulled her up into her lap, and she had grown so familiar to that spot that she had thrown her arm around his back and rested her chin on his shoulder before she had even realise what she was doing.

But she didn't move.

It would make it all too obvious she wasn't feeling all too sure of herself right now and she couldn't have that.

"Good. Or then I really would have to kill you."

Her hand played with the hot pink curls at the nape of his neck as she smiled lightly.

The air filled with silence and Sarah thought she ought to fill it.

"Kristoffer, can I ask you a question?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/05/2013 at 04:43
"Is there a way to stop you?"

No, he definitely did not plan on telling Theo about this. These were his moments with Sarah. He wanted to keep that to himself.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/05/2013 at 04:46
"No, not really."

Her smile grew as she curled a strand of hair around her forefinger.

"Why me?"

It was something she'd been wondering for a while, not for any sappy reasons like most girls, but just genuine intrigue. Sure, she liked Kristoffer, but not like that. She had come to know there were many different kinds of like.

"Or was it a spur of the moment thing?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/05/2013 at 04:50
"Why not?"

He pulled his head back to look at her smiling before giving a shrug, as he considered it for a moment. "I suppose it was spur of the moment..."

She was the only girl he hung around and genuinely enjoyed her company. He thought it would be pleasant to kiss her, so he had, and it was. He pursed his lips before looking at her raising his brows, "Do you really care why?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/05/2013 at 08:34
"Why not?"

Why did she always feel like he was holding something back from her? Or perhaps she wanted him to be holding something back which was silly because as she'd already assured herself she didn't like Kristoffer that way and that this had been a way to blow off steam.

"I suppose it was spur of the moment…"

So, why did she wince ever so slightly when he said those words?

"Do you really care why?"

Her looked at her and she looked at him back.

"I-…"

Before closing her mouth again and pursing her lips as she shook her head.

"No, no I'll be fine I think." A weak smile before she buried her head in the crook of his neck. "Are you wanting to meet him?" She continued after a few moments pause, her words muffled by his shirt?



Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/05/2013 at 20:17
It was odd that she was clinging to him like this. He was not going to complain though. His hand resting on the small of her back as his other hand idly twirled a lock of her hair.

"I-…"

She was hesitating. Why? Had he said something wrong? His hand seemed to instinctively pull her closer. The memory of her running that first time, made him not want her to run again.

"No, no I'll be fine I think."

Why would he care if he had said something wrong? Why would he care if she ran again? He had all ready gotten that kiss. He knew how to get her attention again, and yet...

No, he wouldn't care.

"Are you wanting to meet him?"

"That was the bet wasn't it?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/05/2013 at 22:36
"That was the bet wasn't it?"

She was hoping he would have said no, said he was joking, changed his mind but it seemed things didn't work like that. Sarah was so used to controlling everything and now things weren't going her way. It wasn't like she was going to say anything though, because frankly it wasn't anyone elses business.

And Sarah didn't do talking about feelings.

"It was indeed… I'll sort it."

Her face was pulled up from the crook of his neck and her hand from his hair, a shiver suddenly running up her spine.

"Come on," She tilted her head in the direction of camp, "I'm getting cold. Let's go."


Third Week of Summer
Wednesday Afternoon


She had sworn there wasn't a breeze before and she couldn't feel it but she was certain she could hear rustling.

Her eyes opened and she pulled back from Kristoffer.

"Did you hear that…"

Craning her neck, she turned to look over into the bushes where she was sure she had heard the sound before turning back to face him.

"Do you think someones there?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/05/2013 at 23:04
"Did you hear that…"

Kristoffer gave a low groan. His head falling down as he was getting rather annoyed at these interruptions and distractions. "No..." He said nonplussed, his hand coming up to her neck, wishing to direct her back to their previous activities.

"Do you think someones there?"

He blinked blue eyes at her before giving a shrug, "So?" In Kristoffer's head they were not doing anything wrong. Just making summer memories. His lips pressed against her jaw moving to her lips, "Not like your beau is here, Darcy."

Long as he did not know, she really did not have to worry.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/06/2013 at 00:07
She quickly moved her finger to her lips, motioning for him to be cease his whining.

"Just… I swear I heard something."

His hand came up to her neck and she turned to face him, a worried look etched into her face.

"So?"

"So? So! Are you not bothered… not even in the slightest?"

There was a crack as if a twig had been snapped and she put her hands on his chest attempting to push him away.

"Not like your beau is here, Darcy."

It's true, no he wasn't, but a lot of people that disliked her and liked Theo were here. She wouldn't put it past anyone to run and tell him just to spite her.

"I guess not…" Her eyes darted over to the bushes again just to make sure, "but shouldn't I just make sure…?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/06/2013 at 00:18
"So? So! Are you not bothered… not even in the slightest?"

Why would it matter? Perhaps he should be worried. He should wonder who it was that could be watching them and why. If someone told Theodore about him and Sarah, then it may be a problem for him. Her guilt may keep her away.

Although, Kristoffer would not allow her to stay away.

"I guess not…"

She agreed, but she was not mollified.

"but shouldn't I just make sure…?"

Scrunching up his nose he huffed, "And what would you do if you found someone out there?" He came in close whispering in her ear, "Plead with them?" That would be idiotic. The more she made it look like she cared, the more of a hold they would have on her.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/06/2013 at 00:48
She didn't know why she wanted him to be bothered because being bothered meant he'd have to care about her and that was not what this was about. It was just kissing, no feelings involved.

"And what would you do if you found someone out there?"

Her thinking hadn't gone that far. All she had wanted to know was if someone was lurking in the bushes watching them and if so why? She hadn't exactly thought how she'd deter them telling anyone, but threats probably would have been on the cards.

"Plead with them?"

She closed her eyes, feeling the warmth of his words against her ear.

"Don't be stupid. I never plead. It's just I.." Sarah took a slow intake of breath, "..you know, just forget it."

A small smile before she shook her head. She hadn't come here to argue. This was summer and summer was about fun, not arguing.

"Now… where were we?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/06/2013 at 01:34
"Don't be stupid. I never plead. It's just I.."

He raised a brow, dubious about her solution as to what to do when she caught the person. He would not mind hexing them if it came down to it, but it was her problem if the secret was found out.

Not his.

"Now… where were we?"

He let a smile spread across his face as his hand drifted up her thigh, his nose brushing against hers, "Here."



Third Week of Summer
Saturday, 9:40 PM

It was close to curfew, and Kristoffer did not care (he never cared). Leaning against a tree he just sent a pout at Sarah. His arms crossed over his chest. "So what were you up to all day?"

He had only found her five minutes ago, and had dragged her off to their usual spot. Secluded and alone, he wanted to know. She had left for the entire day. It should not have bothered him, but it did. He would have at least liked to know.


Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/06/2013 at 01:55
His pout was amusing and she snickered before sitting down on a boulder where only a week ago she had been attempting to avoid him.

She had beyond failed at that.

"Why, did you miss me?"

Whether he had missed her or not there had to be some reason he had dragged her up here, at this time, just to know where she had been. After all, they weren't anything and therefore she didn't have to tell him anything.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/06/2013 at 02:09
He tensed his jaw, "No."

Like he would admit to missing her. He just wanted to know where she had been is all. Not like he needed her around.

"Just wondering what was so important that you left camp. Didn't think they allowed the campers to leave, without an excuse."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/06/2013 at 02:35
She smiled, satisfied with his answer.

"Just wondering what was so important that you left camp. Didn't think they allowed the campers to leave, without an excuse."

Her nails suddenly had her full attention. Kristoffer wanted answers, answers only she had. She had every right not to tell him, but there'd be no fun in that. The only thing was, she was going to make him wait first.

"Don't worry, I had an excuse… a good one."

She lifted a nail to her mouth and nibbled at it, hoping her words would annoy him. Even just a tiny bit.
 
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/06/2013 at 03:07
She was going to make him ask.

She wanted him to ask.

It infuriated him that he wanted to know, and he did not know how else to get the answer. Tensing his jaw his hair turned dark red as his eyes turned almost black.

"Well? What was it, Darcy?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/06/2013 at 11:59
"Wow, someones got a bit of a temper on them haven't they?"

She almost grinned as she took in his hair, now a dark red, that could just be seen under the colourful sky of the setting sun.

"How about,"

Her legs stretched out in front of her as she stood up and made her way towards him, he was becoming annoyed at her and for some reason it was amusing.

Now she wanted to watch up close.

"..you," A hand was placed on his shoulder, "say please."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/06/2013 at 14:38
If he could spit fire, he would right now.

His eyes widened as she began to walk up closer to him. Jaw tensing as she touched him, expecting him to say please and bend to what she wanted.

Kristoffer was a Carlisle. He would not bend. They did not bend to anyone's whims except their own.

He narrowed his eyes at her, "Do you humiliate him like this?" He was making a low blow.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/07/2013 at 12:37
Any minute now, he was going to blow, she could tell.

"Do you humiliate him like this?"

His eyes were narrowed at her and she shot him a glare.

"I don't know what you're talking about Kristoffer."

A quick look to the ground to calm the pooling anger. He was supposed to be the one getting worked up not her and she refused to be rattled by his words.

"And even if I did, it's none of your business."

He was the one that said he didn't care about Theo and that all kisses meant nothing, so why was he making things personal?
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/08/2013 at 10:53
"I don't know what you're talking about Kristoffer."

Yes she did. She knew exactly what she was doing, and yet she really did not know anything about the game she was playing.

"And even if I did, it's none of your business."

Kristoffer gave a scoff in response. He narrowed his eyes, "I don't mind if you use me, Darcy." He didn't. They were using each other. "But I am not your fool." He would not be taken advantage of in this situation.

He took a step forward, his hand coming up to brush the side of her throat as he leaned in close. "I just want an answer." He was not asking for anything else.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/08/2013 at 11:09
"I don't mind if you use me, Darcy. But I am not your fool."

He may not have minded being used but she was starting to think that she wasn't so sure about it. However, the whole being used concept was what kept their kisses relatively safe and stopped them straying into more dangerous territory.

She felt his hand brushed past her neck and then it was her turn to clench her jaw, her breath becoming deeper.

This was stupid really, he was just a boy, why was he any different from her other friends.

Closing her eyes she stepped back from Kristoffer with a sigh.

"I've been to see him."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/09/2013 at 21:28
Him.

Kristoffer was silent. Uncertain what response would be appropriate for this situation. What emotion, did he want to express to keep her here. To keep things the same between them?

He had felt fear for a moment. Fear that if she started seeing him again during the summer, then he would be forgotten. It lasted for a second, his hair staying that deep red color only for a few moments before lightening out to a pink color.

"I don't really see the fuss from keeping secret from me, Darcy" He crossed his arms over his chest.

Kristoffer decided, that pretending he did not care was the right choice.

Because, he did not care.

"When will I get my introduction?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/11/2013 at 21:58
"I don't really see the fuss in you having to know everything." She counteracted, matching his crossed arms with her own identically placed ones.

If he was so sure he didn't care why had he wanted to know where she'd been so much, she was sure it wasn't that big a deal.

"When will I get my introduction?"

She'd almost forgotten about that and it was most definitely a bad idea, but she didn't want to seem like a worrier.

A quiet sigh was emitted from between parted lips.

"In time." She began before giving a small smile, "I'm starting to think you only kissed me to get to Theo, I'm feeling rather used."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/11/2013 at 22:06
"I don't really see the fuss in you having to know everything."

He did not have to know everything. He just wanted to know everything.

"I'm starting to think you only kissed me to get to Theo, I'm feeling rather used."

He raised a brow. Confusion replacing his emotions from just moments before. He had not even known about Theodore. Although looking at her face, his confusion came to the realization that she was simply teasing him.

He gave a scoff. "Used? Really?" His arms uncrossed, coming out to wrap around her hips to pull her close to him. "I thought you knew we were using each other?" He gave her a smirk before pressing a kiss to her jaw. "Although... I doubt he'd be as interesting as you."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/11/2013 at 23:17
She'd managed to confuse him, she could tell by the expression on his face and she added that to her list of successes. Not to mention that he looked rather cute when he was confused…

Sarah took a blink that was a little bit longer than usual, scolding herself for thinking that.

He was not cute, he wasn't anything.

"I thought you knew we were using each other?"

That's what they liked to think at least and she refused to allow herself to think anything else.

His lips pressed to her jaw and a warm feeling spread across her cheek making her smile.

"You find me interesting? Oh Kristoffer I didn't know you were such a romantic."

Hands moving round his neck, her fingers hooked at the back and she returned the favour by placing a gentle kiss to the corner of his mouth.

"Why do you want to meet Theo?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/11/2013 at 23:26
"You find me interesting? Oh Kristoffer I didn't know you were such a romantic."

He gave a laugh at this. Smiling at her as she kissed the edge of his mouth. His forehead rested against hers as his hand moved up her hips to her waist. "Funny, Darcy."

"Why do you want to meet Theo?"

He pursed his lips as he looked down at her. Thinking for a moment before giving a shrug, "I suppose it's because I'm curious." Theodore was his competition for Sarah's time along with an affection that, although they said meant nothing, he was willing to pretend it was something. "Wouldn't you be curious if I had a girlfriend?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/11/2013 at 23:47
"Mhm, I'm thinking of dropping out and going professional."

He was curious, she could understand that. But he could just ask questions couldn't he? He didn't need to physically meet him, that was just a bit over the top. Her smile fell and she pulled in her bottom lip, gnawing on it gently.

"Wouldn't you be curious if I had a girlfriend?"

She probably would have been. She would have wanted to know all about her and why he was kissing her if she was dating the other girl but she wouldn't tell him that.

"Not really. I'd know I'd be better than her, she'd barely be competition."

A small smile, her lip still held by her teeth.

"Plus, no girl would date you anyway."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/11/2013 at 23:59
"Not really. I'd know I'd be better than her, she'd barely be competition."

He stuck his tongue out at her before nudging his nose with hers.

"Plus, no girl would date you anyway."

His head pulled back a little. Brows raised before he got a mischievous glint in his eye. "Is that a challenge, Darcy?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/12/2013 at 14:38
"No!" She said a little bit too quickly.

No more challenges, no more dares because it seemed as soon as she opened her mouth she was destined to lose and she couldn't be dealing with any more forfeits.

A slow exhale and Sarah released her lip from its captivity, resting her forehead on Kristoffer's chest and her hands on his shoulders.

There was a short silence that she filled by attempting to think this whole situation through.

"Why is it that I seem to find you more interesting than Theo.." She breathed aloud quietly as she thought it in her mind.

A few moments passed and she realised what she'd done. Cursing inwardly her body froze up in his arms and she hoped he hadn't heard her.

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/12/2013 at 19:01
Was that a no because she did not want to share him? Or a no, because she would not want to face the consequences if he won.

It had startled him slightly. His eyes widening for a moment before brow furrowed as she rested her body against him. Like she always did.

It was her next words that made his heart beat, and a smile spread across his face. He had heard her. He could not seriously comment on it though, or at least not really. He had never met Theodore. Although he liked to think he was better than Sarah's Boyfriend, he truly did not know if he was. He could hazard a guess as to why she stuck around though. Why she kept on flirting and kissing him, even though she had feelings for another man.

He lowered his mouth to her ear, a light kiss before he gave a chuckle and whispered back an answer, "Because, I'm something you shouldn't have."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/13/2013 at 10:35
"Because, I'm something you shouldn't have."

Shouldn't have, but did want and that was what she hated. Usually Sarah could push any silly feelings out of her head but not this time. And deluding herself that this had nothing to do with feelings made it worse.

"I know… I know." A quiet chuckle, "But when was the last time I stuck to the rules."

She pressed another few delicate kisses along his jaw before pulling back from their embrace.

"If you're quite finished interrogating me… I'm going to head to bed."


Fourth Week of Summer
Tuesday Afternoon


She stormed up to Kristoffer, grabbing on his shoulder to attempt to pull him round. Her cheeks were flushed and her eyes a mixture between furious and worried.

"She knows Kristoffer! She bloody caught us."

To him it was likely she sounded crazy but she'd just had a run in with Panda and had been sat brooding over it all morning. Over thinking really wasn't good for her.

"What.. what if she tells?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/13/2013 at 10:40
Kristoffer blinked at her, silent for a few moments. He was not the sympathetic type, but he was not dense. She was upset. He was uncertain how to really fix that, logically.

He could tell her everything will be all right.

He could try and take care of it himself, but how could he do that if he did not know the threat?

"First of all Darcy... I don't know who knows." Although he had a suspicion he might. He had not really gotten her name though.

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/13/2013 at 11:14
"First of all Darcy... I don't know who knows."

She took a deep breath, attempting to calm herself. Her entrance could almost have been called Phaedra worthy, maybe even Cherrywell.

"Pandora bloody Duke, that's who knows."

Calming her nerves was of no use and so she paced the forest floor instead.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/13/2013 at 11:39
He blinked for a moment tensing his jaw and frowning.

Well at least he had her name now.

"What exactly does she have? Does she have proof?" Saying something was one thing. Being able to show that it is true is something entirely different.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/13/2013 at 12:08
Proof, she hadn't thought about that.

"I don't know what she has, but she told me she saw us and it's not like she's made it up is it?"

She stopped pacing, the action making her feel rather queasy.

"She's sneaky though, I wouldn't put anything past her."

How had she let this happen? How had she dropped her guards so drastically that she had forgotten to be careful about what she was doing?

Being found out by Theo was not on her to do list.

"What are we going to do?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/13/2013 at 12:12
He tensed his jaw, watching her for a few moments before taking a deep breath and standing up, "Look. No need to panic."

"It just depends on how much this Theodore trusts you." He looked at her raising his brow, "If this Duke girl told him, that you were kissing me. Would he believe it?"

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/13/2013 at 12:22
"Look. No need to panic."

Yet she was doing, a lot, more so than could be perceived through her actions.

And as far as Theo was concerned she didn't really know. He wasn't the smartest of people but that didn't mean he was stupid.

"I don't know.." She mumbled quietly, trying to think the scenario out. "But he doesn't even know her so.."

Well, at least she didn't think he did.

"I suppose he'd believe me over her."

At least she hoped so, she was his girlfriend after all whether she was a good one or not.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/13/2013 at 12:24
He nodded his head, "There. One point in your favor." He gave a smile at her, his hand coming up to lean her face to look at him.

"Also, I doubt she has proof. I think we would have noticed flashing lights in our direction."

He raised his brow, "Anything else?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/13/2013 at 12:33
"There. One point in your favor."

He smiled at her, tilting her head to meet his and she obliged before smiling back. At least one person was being calm and rational because Sarah had been all for panicking and jumping ship.

"Anything else?"

"Well, n-"

She paused, midway through saying no and relaxing when she remembered the whole reason Pandora was at camp.

"She's coming to Hogwarts… what if she tells someone there? It could be halfway around the school in a few hours!"

A quiet sigh as she rest her cheek in Kristoffer's hand, a tiny pang of regret in her mind.

"I'm sure he'd believe the majority."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/13/2013 at 12:35
He blinked for a moment. considering this problem, "Did she give terms?"

Kristoffer should not care. Really, if Theodore found out that would not be the end of him and Darcy... perhaps. There was always a chance she would break off whatever they had also because of guilt and remorse.

Stupid reasons, but Darcy was more emotional than she let on.

He was not going to risk it.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/14/2013 at 18:53
Terms? She hadn't thought about that. However, she didn't much like being under the control of someone.

"I'll speak to her, see what it'll take for her not to tell anyone."

This was a lot more trouble than she had initially hoped for.

"Ever think that this maybe wasn't a good idea?"

She would have laughed but she was starting to think maybe what had happened between Kristoffer and her shouldn't have and that the odd feeling in her stomach wasn't just a pain but guilt.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/14/2013 at 18:59
This made him look at her in shock.

"No." It was an immediate answer. He would never think this was a bad idea. If it was not supposed to happen then, it would not have happened. "I don't regret anything."

Then again he had no ties that made him feel otherwise.

He tensed his jaw, "Even if you think it's a bad idea, there's nothing you can change now." She could cut off their relationship if she wanted to. Could try at least, but Kristoffer was not the sort that gave up easily. Even then, Pandora still had her leverage.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/14/2013 at 19:20
"No. I don't regret anything."

Her heart thumped in her chest and she wished she'd never said anything because although she liked the answer it wasn't the one she wanted.

"Oh.."

"Even if you think it's a bad idea, there's nothing you can change now."

He didn't seem entirely happy about what she'd said and she curled her fingers around the hand placed against her face and pulled it down to her side.

"I er, I didn't mean…"

Too many things were rushing through her head, she couldn't keep track of any one thought for a few seconds.

"… lets change the subject shall we?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/14/2013 at 19:33
He did not care if she regretted her decision. He did not care if she felt guilty.

Why would he care?

He should not care.

He knew this was only just for fun. She was using him, and he was using her. Kristoffer swallowed down a lump in his throat, of an anger that wished to be let out.

"… lets change the subject shall we?"

"D'accord." That was her only warning as he leaned down and he took a kiss from her. It was not something soft, and it was not something any gentleman would give to a lady. His grip on her tightening for a moment to keep her still, to keep the kiss at his pace and at the length he wanted. When he was done, he loosened his hold on her, his arm slipping off from her before he took a step back. "I'm going swimming."

He gave her an overly bright smile, before turning on his heel and heading towards the lake. She could follow if she wanted. He'd rather she didn't.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/14/2013 at 20:05
Sarah stood stunned for a moment, a little shocked at the forcefulness of the kiss. It wasn't like any of the others they'd shared and it took her a few moments before she began to kiss him back.

Then he pulled away.

"What was-"

"I'm going swimming."

She blinked, watching him walk away from her, rather confused as to what just happened.


Fourth Week of Summer
Sunday


"Does your head hurt?" Sarah groaned as she rubbed her forehead, sat upon the large rock in their usual spot hunched over a little. "Because mine does…"

It had become apparent halfway through the night that what she had been drinking hadn't been strictly butterbeer or pumpkin juice. Sure, she'd thought it had tasted a little different, tangy, sharp even but she hadn't suspected firewhisky until it was too late.

And then she'd thought, why not?

"And why is it so bright?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/14/2013 at 20:12
Kristoffer just watched Sarah for a moment. A smirk on his face as she seemed to be in pain. He knew exactly what she was feeling, but he had not gotten sick from the drink the night before.

He gave a chuckle walking over to her side, kneeling down to talk near her ear, "It's called a gueule de bois." He gave her a bright smile, before sitting down. "And, no... Unlike you I didn't guzzle down the drink." Even if he had, he generally knew his limit. The perks of growing up in France he supposed.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/14/2013 at 20:19
"What are you smiling at, it's not funny!"

She raised her voice only to immediately regret it as her head continued to pound.

"It's called a gueule de bois."

A grimace as his voice came close to her ear and she attempted to swipe his face away from her.

"A goole de what?" This was no time for him to be spewing his French hoo ha at her. "And it wasn't my fault! I didn't realise it was… I thought it was.."

Another few thumps in her forehead.

"Ugh.."

She rested her head on Kristoffer's shoulder, groaning and wanting someone to turn the sun off.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/14/2013 at 20:33
He picked up a stick, and began to draw some designs into the dirt. "And a gueule de bois, does not translate to what it is."

He was still smiling, "A lady is supposed to know how to hold her drink." His eyes gave a glance at her direction as she rested her head on his shoulder, "Can you keep food down?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/14/2013 at 21:58
"Well what is it, and how come you don't have one?"

She may have been whining but her head hurt and it was bright and he kept saying things she didn't understand and this just wasn't the right time.

"A lady is supposed to know how to hold her drink."

"Ugh.." Her head dropped down to her lap, her body giving up in attempting to hold itself up, ".. and whoever said I was a lady?"

She hadn't thought about food but now she was it wasn't a very nice thought to have.

"Please, don't talk about food."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/14/2013 at 22:11
"I drank more than firewhiskey." He actually had not drank all that much of anything really. He had spent most of his time away from the party with Kathleen.

".. and whoever said I was a lady?"

"I think Theodore would call you that." He wiped out his picture with his foot before leaning back slightly. "So what shall we talk about then, Darcy?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/14/2013 at 22:28
"I think Theodore would call you that."

She was still holding her head in her hands, mumbling her words into them.

"Well, I don't care what Theo would call me."

It was a little harsh but she really didn't want to think of Theo right now, she didn't really want to think of anything right now. Also because the thought of both Theo and Kristoffer reminded her of last night in the kitchen.

What she could remember of it that was.

"So what shall we talk about then, Darcy?"

She reared her head slowly, eyes squinting into the light. Images of last night coming back to her.

"Last night… where did you and Kath go?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/14/2013 at 22:38
"Well, I don't care what Theo would call me."

He should not have been amused by that statement, but he was. Still smiling as he started a new picture in the dirt.

"Last night… where did you and Kath go?"

His brow raised slightly before giving a shrug, "We got some air." He pursed his lips, attempting to hide a smug smile before deciding to just let it show. "Just a walk around the neighborhood. That's all."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/14/2013 at 22:46
"We got some air."

She watched as he shrugged nonchalantly and she frowned at him, not happy in the slightest.

"What do you mean 'we got some air'."

For some reason the little information was annoying her when in fact she had no right to know what they had done and what they had said. However, in Sarah's mind she had every right.

"Just a walk around the neighborhood. That's all."

A sharp intake of breath.

"That's all, that all!?"

She winced again, her voice too loud for the pounding in her head to take quite yet.

"What did you talk about then?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/14/2013 at 22:54
"That's all, that all!?"

It was about time she got nervous. He wiped out the picture he was drawing again before giving a short laugh, "Unless, 'taking a walk' means something different." Of course, it was very likely she was asking if they had done something along the way of the walk. Not like he was going to tell her outright if they did.

"What did you talk about then?"

"We talked about things." It was a vague answer, that probably she would not like especially with the sly grin he was attempting to hide from her, "She is quite an attractive girl."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/14/2013 at 23:05
"Unless, 'taking a walk' means something different."

If he was trying to funny it wasn't working. Perhaps in her usual frame of mind she would have at least laughed sarcastically, but not today. Not when she felt like her brain was currently trying to escape from her skull.

"We talked about things."

He was trying to wind her up but her self control seemed to have taken the day off.

"Kristoffer…"

"She is quite an attractive girl."

If looks could kill, the one she shot the boy with now would have had him dead immediately and before she could stop herself she was saying stuff she knew she'd come to regret.

"More attractive than me?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/14/2013 at 23:18
"More attractive than me?"

He looked at her. "She has her charms, and you have your own." He gave a tilt of his head before giving a short laugh and shaking his head.

"What does it matter to you, Darcy?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/14/2013 at 23:27
"She has her charms, and you have your own."

Charms? What charms? She wanted to know what charms these were that Kath had and if Kristoffer had been tempted by them and if they were better than her charms. She didn't know where this childish streak had come from but and she didn't care.

She wanted answers.

"Charms like what?" Her arms folded across her chest and she attempted to turn her squint into a scowl.

"What does it matter to you, Darcy?"

He was laughing at her? He found it funny and that fact only angered her further.

"Because it matters alright!" Her voice was almost shouting now and she would have winced but she was too caught up in her own frustration, "And I want to know. Do you like her more than me?"

She didn't know when this had become about liking because they had agreed it was not like that but all rational thought seemed to be being blocked from reaching her brain.

And if reminded about this later, she would definitely blame the drinking.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/14/2013 at 23:53
"Because it matters alright!"

He wondered if she saw the correlation between this conversation, and the one they had earlier about Theodore.

"And I want to know. Do you like her more than me?"

"You sound scared, Darcy." He crossed his arms over his chest. "What does it matter if I like her?" He gave a tilt of his head, one brow raising up in curiosity. He certainly did not mind Kathleen's company much. She certainly blushed a certain way that was attractive. He had thought of keeping things casual between her and him, but if Sarah was acting like this.

He did not mind making it sound like it was more.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/14/2013 at 23:59
"You sound scared, Darcy."

Scared? She was never scared and she certainly wouldn't start being now. Not even a little bit.

"What does it matter if I like her?"

It doesn't, was what she wanted to say but she couldn't because it wasn't true. It did matter to her, a lot, and as stubborn as it was she wanted Kristoffer to like her more than Kathleen whether she already had Theo or not.

"Because I, she.. you and-" Sarah bit her lip nervously, her look of annoyance turning to curiosity, "did you kiss her?"

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/15/2013 at 00:08
"Because I, she.. you and-"

It was not often that he caught Sarah off-guard. When he did he was quite amused at how she could not really finish a sentence. Biting his bottom lip he attempted to hide a snicker behind him clearing his throat.

"Did you kiss her?"

He could answer with a question. I would infuriate her more, but he had to admit one of her charms was that she looked adorable whenever she got angry. "What would you like to hear?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/15/2013 at 00:21
"What would you like to hear?"

She didn't want to hear anything. She would have much preferred if Kath had done what she was bloody told and come back to playing the game and then none of this would have happened.

"It's not about what I'd like to hear, it's about the truth."

A moment of silence passed between them.

"She's my best friend Kristoffer, you can't-"

But he could, if he wanted to and she couldn't do anything about it. She was supposed to be with Theo, and had been for the best part of the night, and both he and Kathleen had no one.

Regrettably, they were free to do what they liked.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/15/2013 at 00:54
"It's not about what I'd like to hear, it's about the truth."

Why would he tell her the truth? She had kept the truth from him for quite some time, and he had not whined about it.

"She's my best friend Kristoffer, you can't-"

She had stopped her foot from going into the upswing into her mouth. His jaw tightening as he stared at her, daring for her to finish that sentence. He could do whatever he wanted. Kathleen was her own person too. Just because they knew Sarah, did not mean their whole lives revolved around them.

"What about her? Can she?" It was a sardonic reply. His eyes turning a dark color as he glared at her.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/15/2013 at 00:59
He wasn't happy about what she was saying, she knew that, but at this moment in time she really didn't care.

"What about her? Can she?"

His eyes were dark and Sarah thought if her eyes changed colour too they'd be the same. Either that or a searing, red.

"Of course she can don't be stupid, just not with you."

She said it before she realised she had said it and a long time before she could take it back. And so she just sat in the silence. The silence that was now filled with questions and awkwardness.

And it was all her fault.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/15/2013 at 01:18
"Of course she can don't be stupid, just not with you."

What did that mean?

Kristoffer tensed his jaw. Swallowing down a lump in his throat as he suddenly stood up. His hair turned a very dark red as his emotions got the better of him.

"Why not me?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/15/2013 at 01:23
"Why not me?"

She'd had enough with being reserved, had enough of keeping things bottled up and so she exploded.

"Because I don't want you kissing her!"

Sarah stood up, the pounding in her head being replaced with her own shouting.

"Because I don't want you to like her!"

Stomping was the behaviour of a two year old but she seemed to have forgotten because she was doing it as she stormed her way over to Kristoffer.

"Because I'm jealous, okay!?"

The cat was out of the bag and she really didn't care, she stood before him, her chest heaving as she attempted to catch her breath.

"And because I know you don't care in the slightest…"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/15/2013 at 01:49
He expected yelling. He had expected insults and cursing at him, and for what he had done. Reasons for why he could not be with her, and all of them basically saying he was not good enough.

"Because I'm jealous, okay!?"

What he had not expected was, that. At hearing that, he suddenly found his heart thumping in his chest for a whole different reason. His hair slowly draining of color, as he just stood there as she stomped towards him.

"And because I know you don't care in the slightest…"

He always told himself he did not care. If he did not care, then he could not be jealous. Besides, he told himself that she did not really care either. At least, he thought she didn't. Looking at her face, he pursed his lips as for one moment he found himself speechless.

"That wasn't the deal..." Finally he spoke. It was quiet. Barely a whisper before he took a step back and he gave a shake of his head. Looking away from her, his hand going through his hair as he tried to calm himself down. "You get jealous because you don't want to share." He was trying to reason this out. "Well I'm sharing... I get jealous..." He swallowed, clenching his eyes and cringing at the fact he had just admitted that.

"You like him better though... Right?" She would not be scared of losing Theodore, if she liked Kristoffer more.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/15/2013 at 02:16
"That wasn't the deal…"

What had been the deal? Because she was pretty sure they had never sat out and wrote down agreements and signed anything. They hadn't even shook hands on it.

"There was never any deal!"

She wanted to yell but her voice wouldn't let her.

"You get jealous because you don't want to share."

That was not the reason and she could tell he knew it was.

"Well I'm sharing... I get jealous…"

"You-" The sentence was supposed to hold more substance but it wouldn't come out, all apart from a questioning 'you'.

"You like him better though... Right?"

And that was the question she hadn't wanted to hear because he was making her choose and she didn't want to choose. She loved Theo she was almost sure of that fact. But they were different, Kristoffer and he. They both had different things she wanted and if only there was someway to push them into one she'd be happy.

"I-"

And although she couldn't bring herself to say the words, her eyes said what he was hoping not to hear.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/15/2013 at 02:24
"There was never any deal!"

They kept on telling each other, they were using the other. What they had was simply kissing. It was a way to pass the time, nothing more and nothing less. That was what they kept on telling each other and yet it had been difficult to keep it like that.

"You-"

He did not like admitting his feelings. It was a sign of weakness. He would admit that his hair did not help when it came to keeping certain things secret, but even then people had to decipher the colors.

"I-"

Her response was what he expected. His back to her, his clenched his yes shut feeling tears, and he brushed his hand over his eyes to wipe them away. She would not see him cry. "Of course..." He took a few deep breaths, "Forget I brought it up." He headed off at that point.

He would find her later. As much as he liked to think he didn't need her, he wanted her.

Even if she liked someone else.



Two Days Later
4:15 PM
The Boathouse

Sitting in the boat, Kristoffer was basically sulking.

This was the only place he could think of to be alone, along with to avoid Sarah, Kathleen, Octavia, or anyone at all. He had just embarrassed himself in front of Sarah, and it was not something he wished to talk about to anyone. Bam would not understand the situation, and Kathleen was the last person he could really tell about it.

So in the end, he was in a boat his hair a dull gray color, and his face also looked a shade or two in the gray department.

He should not have said anything. He should not have pushed it, and have just lied about the whole thing. He should have kissed her and avoided it all.

That's what he should have done.

It's not what he did.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/15/2013 at 02:46
She stood and she watched him go.

There wasn't really much else she could do, especially after what she'd said and what he'd said and how she was feeling on a whole.

And so she left him and decided to spend the day thinking about what it really was she wanted and what in Merlin's name she was doing.



This was where it had all began last summer and she thought if there was anywhere he would be it was here.

She pushed the door open quietly to find him sat in a boat alone and she knocked, feeling somewhat nervous, before she entered. A light smile on her face.

"Can I come in?"

She was already in, it was a stupid question.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/15/2013 at 02:48
No, no, no...

He clenched his eyes shut as he cursed under his breath. "I've never been able to stop you."

It seemed like he could not stop anyone from destroying his privacy.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/15/2013 at 02:51
She stood at the doorway unsure about how far she should come in. Things were awkward now and she hated it but it had been her own fault really.

"So.."

Sarah looked around, letting her hands clasp together and decided to play it safe and sit on the ground a little way away from him.

Getting in the boat wouldn't have been ideal.

".. what are you doing?"

She grimaced, stupid question Sarah was back again.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/15/2013 at 02:55
Stupid question.

"What does it look like I'm doing?" He glared at the bottom of the boat, unwilling to look at her. He really did not want her to see him like this.

"Leave..." He did not want to face her yet. He was not over the fact she wanted someone else more than him.

Everyone wanted someone else other than him.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/15/2013 at 02:59
"What does it look like I'm doing?"

She nodded. Stupid question she knew that, and she fiddled with her hands on her lap.

"Leave…"

And then a frown before she looked over to where he sat, trying to avoid her gaze.

"No."

Her reply was a lot more sure than she felt and standing up she moved round towards him, climbing into the boat and crouching down in front of him.

"Look.." She really didn't want to say this but she felt she had to, "I'm sorry."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/15/2013 at 03:02
He cursed again.

Flinching as she got into the boat, and finding himself looking away from her. He looked older than his age with his hair and his face different. His eyes were red also, but not because he had wanted them to look that way.

Taking a deep breath he gave a shake of his head, "Why? It's not your fault, it's mine." He had been one the one that had caused it all. They could have simply gone on as they had been if he had not just pushed. If he had not riled her up, or attempted to make her jealous. He never thought that she would admit it.

He never thought he'd admit it either.

"I screwed it up." Like always.

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/15/2013 at 06:27
"Why? It's not your fault, it's mine."

She shook her head, moving her hand to his shoulder and hoping he'd look at her, because she needed him to look at her. It wouldn't be over until they made up properly and she couldn't do that without eye contact.

"It's both our faults."

He wasn't talking about the kissing, that much she could tell, but she wasn't entirely sure what it was he was apologising for. Either way she was sure she had a part to play in it.

"Screwed what up?"

She had to ask with a small smile, because it seemed to have been pretty screwed up since the first time she'd kissed him and she'd just convinced herself it wasn't.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/15/2013 at 06:45
"It's both our faults."

His fault more than anything. He had thought he could keep himself detached. He had wanted to keep himself detached. Just the thought that she was with someone else, and he immediately thought that he could not do it anymore.

He probably should have ended it once he knew his name.

"Screwed what up?"

"I don't know..." He gave a short that sounded more like a sob. His eyes clenching down shut as he tried to fight off tears. He should not be crying. Not over her. Not over his mistakes. He made thousands of them, and he started this.

"I don't know what we had, but I screwed it up." He gave a shake of his head looking at her and then quickly turning away. "Don't you got other people to torment?"

Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/15/2013 at 07:06
"I don't know..."

She frowned, was Kristoffer.. crying?

Crying wasn't something she could handle, she barely cried herself and so when it was someone else she was at a loss of what to do. Her hand was dropped from his shoulder and brought back into her lap.

"Don't you got other people to torment?"

"I'm not here to torment you, I'm here to apologise" She tilted her head to the side, watching him, "Kristoffer are you alright?"

Because as much as she hated emotions and all the feelings that came with it, something was stopping her from leaving and somethig cared if he was upset or not.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/15/2013 at 07:09
"I'm not here to torment you, I'm here to apologise"

He gave a shake of his head. Standing up from the boat and getting out of it. "You're making it worse."

"Kristoffer are you alright?"

"No! I'm not! Because you aren't supposed to feel sorry for me. You aren't supposed to apologize." He gave a look back at her, a life had come to his face again before he tensed his jaw and shook his head. "I don't want your pity, Darcy. I never gave you any, and I don't expect any!"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/15/2013 at 07:15
"You're making it worse."

She folded her arms, not being put off and got up out of the boat following his actions. She wasn't giving up this easy.

"Why? Why am I making it worse?"

Sarah wanted him to talk and she wasn't about to stop until he did.

"No! I'm not! Because you aren't supposed to feel sorry for me. You aren't supposed to apologize."

Her eyes widened, a little shocked at his outburst.

"I don't want your pity, Darcy. I never gave you any, and I don't expect any!"

She scoffed loudly.

"Well that's good because I don't feel any pity for you. I was just trying to do the right thing." For once, she wanted to add but she didn't. "And I'd prefer if you didn't snap at me just because you can't keep your emotions out of things."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/15/2013 at 07:23
"Well that's good because I don't feel any pity for you. I was just trying to do the right thing."

He scoffed at this. His hair beginning to brighten as his depression seemed to fall away into anger. "Who cares about the right thing?" He gave a glare at her. "You came because you felt bad. You want to feel better, so you came to apologize."

"And I'd prefer if you didn't snap at me just because you can't keep your emotions out of things."

He was laughing now, his head turning up to look at the ceiling. He was still laughing as he put his hands on his knees and tried to take a few deep breaths. "Yah," He gave a few more laughs before clearing his throat and standing up, now looking at her. "I guess that's my problem." He was smiling now, "It's yours too. I liked riling you up. I liked seeing you react each time I got close..." He pursed his lips before shaking his head, "Soon I was just liking you and... I shouldn't have."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/15/2013 at 07:46
It was true, all of it and Sarah hated the fact he'd hit the nail straight on the head. Being hard to work out was the way she liked to be but with Kristoffer it seemed that wasn't who she was and it made her feel a little lost.

"Fine. You're right and I said I'm sorry so why can't you just forgive me and we can forget about it?"

Forgetting about it would have been the best. Forget all the feelings, all the underlying tensions that were the true reasons for them continuing on with what they were doing and not for fun or because it was a deal like they'd both tried to fool each other.

And then he was laughing but it wasn't a nice sort of laugh and in fact the sound grated on her ears.

"Soon I was just liking you and... I shouldn't have."

"Well you can't!"

He couldn't like her just like she couldn't like him, not that it stopped her from doing so in the least.

"We can't like each other because this was meant to be just kissing okay, you said that."

If he couldn't handle that, he shouldn't have started all this. And it annoyed her really, especially when she had so much more to lose than him.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/15/2013 at 08:47
"Well you can't!"

He knew he couldn't. He had not expected to.

"We can't like each other because this was meant to be just kissing okay, you said that."

"I know what I said!" He yelled back at her. Glaring he clenched his jaw before looking back down at the floor, his hand coming to rub his temples. His face looked clearer, his hair was not a dull gray anymore but it was turning closer to a black as he closed his eyes taking a deep breath.

"I know what I said." He said this quieter. He usually meant what he said. He tried to stick with what he said, and yet. "I know my place in life." He took a deep breath, "Pureblood, second born. My father despises me, because he thinks he was made a cuckold." He rubbed his hand through his hair, "My younger brother, is a bastard halfblood, and my father likes him more than me!" His voice had risen at this point. Giving a shake of his head he tensed his jaw, "I'll be lucky to be left anything." His hand rubbed through his hair again.

Gray had turn brown before he gave a shake of his head. "And... I guess..." He pursed his lips, "I thought I was chosen first." He gave a short laugh before shaking his head. Kristoffer knew he was special. He flaunted it, trying not to be forgotten, but in the end being different was not always a good thing. "It's nice to be the first. Don't you think?" He looked at her now, his hair a dark blue color.

A small smile attempted before he gave another short laugh, "Yelling helps. I rather like it."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/16/2013 at 18:36
"I know what I said!"

And this time she was stunned into silence.

Not being scared of anything was something Sarah liked to believe she was, but there were in fact a few things she was scared of. When people lost it, like really lost it, they acted strange and unpredictable and she didn't know what to do.

She didn't like that.

"I know my place in life."

Sarah lowered her eyes, looking down at her navy blue lace up shoes.

"Pureblood, second born. My father despises me, because he thinks he was made a cuckold."

Why was he telling her this? She didn't need to know this.

"My younger brother, is a bastard halfblood, and my father likes him more than me!"

They were private things, things that didn't need to be shared. The sort of things Sarah had had drummed into her brain as 'secret matters' from basically the day she was born but he kept going and she couldn't even bring herself to look at him.

"It's nice to be the first. Don't you think?"

But then he addressed her directly and so she did, giving him a small nod.

"Yeah…" Voice quiet and truthful she took a step forward attempting to place a hand on his arm again and hoping he wouldn't pull away. She really was sorry.

"Yelling helps. I rather like it."

"Tends to, probably why I do it a lot."

That and because it usually got her point across or intimidated the persons he was arguing against to back down.

"You didn't have to tell me all that you know.." She trod carefully, family business was not always safe territory, "..if you didn't want to that was."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/16/2013 at 21:11
He had not pulled away this time.

Kristoffer now seemed normal. His face looked brighter, his hair was a dark blue, and his eyes... well his eyes weren't the same as they usually were. Gray instead of blue, "You asked me at the beginning of summer, if I'd ever let you know me." He smiled at her. "Now you know me."

He kept the smile for a moment before biting his bottom lip and giving a shrug, "So where are we now, Darcy?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/16/2013 at 21:39
"You asked me at the beginning of summer, if I'd ever let you know me."

She remembered, of course she did, but she had doubted she was ever going to find it out. And she didn't really blame him either. Trusting people was how you got hurt and getting hurt wasn't too much fun.

"Now you know me."

The smile was returned to him easily and Sarah found herself feeling something she couldn't describe truthfully, but it was nice and worth swallowing her pride to apologise.

"I suppose I do."

Her hand moved down his arm, briefly skimming his hand as it fell to her side.

"So where are we now, Darcy?"

Where were they now? She didn't know. She didn't know what they had been in the first place, let alone now. And so she held out her hand out to him with the smile still in place (though now tinged with slight mischief) hoping he'd accept it.

"Friends?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/16/2013 at 21:43
He looked at her hand for a moment. Seeming to think about it.

"Should we have rules?" He gave a look up at her raising his brow slightly. They had snogged throughout the summer. He admitted he had felt something for her. He probably always would, which was why it was safer to have rules.

To know the boundaries so that he would not get hurt again.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/16/2013 at 21:53
"Should we have rules?"

She'd never really stuck to rules in the past always finding some way to bend them for her own gain. Perhaps though, they would be for the best.

"What kind of rules do you want?"

Eyes watched him carefully, waiting for his response.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/16/2013 at 22:02
He bit his bottom lip looking down at her hand as he thought about what he could live with, if he stayed friends with her. Also, what she could live with. "No talk about boyfriends or girlfriends."

Even if they were going to be friends, he doubted he'd be able to handle that. He'd rather that if they were together it was just them. No need to bring anyone else into it.

"I liked kissing you..." He blushed. He wanted to continue that, "But... I suppose friends don't do that." He swallowed before looking up at her, "If you change your mind on that... I wouldn't mind." Kristoffer gave her a tilted smile. "Anything else?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/16/2013 at 22:31
"No talk about boyfriends or girlfriends."

She nodded, agreeing to that would be easy. If Kristoffer got a girlfriend she wouldn't much like to hear about it, she didn't even like to think about Kath.

"I liked kissing you…"

Her eyes caught the pink tinge on his cheeks and her reddened to match right the way to the tips of her ears. Theo had said that before but for some reason it was different now Kristoffer said it because she knew it didn't come easy to him.

"I liked kissing you too-"

"But... I suppose friends don't do that."

Oh. Yes, that was right. She nodded, attempting to keep the sullen look from her face.

"If I ever change my mind, you'll be the first to know."

That was enough rules for her and so she shook her head at his enquiry with a small smile. Sarah pursed her lips briefly before looking towards the door and then back at Kristoffer.

"Just-" Standing on her tiptoes she pressed a gentle kiss to the side of his mouth, then taking a step back awkwardly. "for the road..."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/16/2013 at 22:46
"If I ever change my mind, you'll be the first to know."

"I better be," He gave a short laugh, trying to keep this light.

He hoped he was. Even if he wasn't he'd rather not know. It was as they said, hear no evil, speak no evil, and see no evil. He could survive with that.

"Just-"

When she had glanced towards the door, he had followed. His brow raising up slightly as he looked a bit confused as to why she was being so careful. If this was ending, then she had no reason to be antsy about someone watching. With the peck on the side of his lips, he blinked at her, his eyes turning blue as he watched her take a step back.

"for the road..."

He pursed his lips giving a short laugh. Taking a step forward, and pulling her close as he lifted her chin up to look at him, "That's like giving a man a sip of water before he goes into the dessert." He smiled at her for a second longer, before lowering his lips lowering upon hers. Starting soft, and then putting more pressure into it, as his arms wrapped around her, his hand moving up her back, holding her close while he could.

He broke the kiss first, his forehead resting against hers as he smiled, and then loosened his hold on her. Taking a step back and offering his hand out to her to shake. "Friends."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/16/2013 at 23:10
Although she wouldn't admit it she had hoped that the small peck wouldn't be enough to satisfy him.

He grabbed her, pulling her and she put up no resistance allowing herself to fall into him, her hand coming to rest on his shoulder.

"That's like giving a man a sip of water before he goes into the dessert."

And then, for the last time in a good while at least, his lips were on her and her eyes fell shut. Kissing her softly at first and then slightly harder and Sarah pushed back with equalling force, her hands moving to the nape of his neck.

She was going to miss this probably more than she realised right now but it couldn't be helped.

He broke away first and she looked towards the ground, her lips plump and cheeks pink.  This was like the end of something and she could feel it.

"That enough water for you?"

She smiled before nodding in agreement.

"Yes, friends."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/16/2013 at 23:38
Next Day
Dining Hall, 11:44 AM

Kristoffer idly spun the spaghetti around his fork.

The incident with Darcy had not been forgotten, but the pain had been dulled slightly. His hair was back to changing to any color he wanted, and his face looked at the age he was supposed to look. Still, it was easy to say they would be friends when he was not quite certain if they could go back to that.

They had enjoyed themselves on their first meeting of course, and they had fun at camp for the first week or so, but after that they had mostly snogged.

But, they still had a lot in common. He still liked her company. It could not be that hard to transition back to friends, could it? Were they ever friends?
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/18/2013 at 15:01
Placing down her tray she took the seat beside him smiling.

Normal... act normal.. just friends, friends, friends act normal…

"Afternoon Carlisle."

Carlisle, that took her back to when they used to write letters to one another. Back to before any of this had happened.

"Enjoying your spaghetti?"

Her own fork dove into her jacket potato pushing the cheese and butter down into it so they melted sufficiently before taking a mouthful and turning to the boy.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/19/2013 at 17:08
He could do this. As she sat down, he just told himself it was play acting.

People did it everyday. They pretended everything was fine, and normal and nothing bothered them. He could do the same.

Giving a glance at Sarah's direction he raised a brow, "Enjoying is a strong word." A wry smile appeared as he spun some of the noodles onto his fork.

"The noodles are over cooked, and the sauce is runny..." He gave a shrug, "It won't kill me though." He took a look over at her food. Pursing his lips, "Though I am thinking your meal looks more appetizing."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/21/2013 at 14:51
"Enjoying is a strong word."

She gave a quiet laugh as a scoop of potato came up to her mouth, her lips enclosed around it and pulled it from the fork. If there was one thing she missed about home, it was the food because not even Hogwarts compared to meals there, never mind camp.

It was all probably down to her mother and her pickiness.

"The noodles are over cooked, and the sauce is runny..."

Sarah grimaced at what it probably tasted like because it didn't sound or look all too tasty. She was beginning to become thankful for deciding to miss out on it.

"Though I am thinking your meal looks more appetizing."

Her eyebrows rose, warning him off any thoughts he might be having.

"Well, you just remember who it belongs to. I don't want any stray forks near my potato."

This was easy, easier than expected. Sarah was finding the words coming swiftly but perhaps a little too for her likely because it soon left her with nothing more to say. The silence was filled by her shovelling continuous conveyer belt loads of food into her mouth before stopping to swallow.

"So, what did you get for dessert?"

At least it was better than talking about the weather.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/21/2013 at 19:47
"Well, you just remember who it belongs to. I don't want any stray forks near my potato."

He just gave a chuckle, his fork going back to spinning the noodles in a circle. "You'd probably make a stab my hand if I attempted" Not that he was scared of that happening. He would be too quick for her.

"So, what did you get for dessert?"

"Whatever you got." He gave her a smirk. That, he thought he could probably get away with.
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/23/2013 at 17:45
"Remove the probably."

His chuckled was returned with a quiet laugh from her own lips.

Brushing the back of her fork onto her napkin she moved it towards his hand waving it dangerously close to his hand, her eyes shifting over towards him as her lips held a slight smile.

"Whatever you got."

A quiet tut as she shook her head.

"What are you going to do when you go back to France and I'm no longer there to feed you? Starve?"

Her eyes quickly dashed over to the warm bowl of apple crumble and custard.

"And that," Her fork was directed towards it, "is off limits. It's my favourite."
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Vincenzo Nicolosi on 04/23/2013 at 17:53
"What are you going to do when you go back to France and I'm no longer there to feed you? Starve?"

"I've not starved before." He finished twirling the noodles, frowning as it seemed to drip before setting it back down on his plate. "Though I think I lost a few pounds while I was here."

"is off limits. It's my favourite."

His eyes gave a look over at the apple crumble, leaning in closer to inspect it, his brow raised, "Now you're just tempting me." A crooked smile, as he brushed up against her, his hand settling upon the one with the raised fork. "Will you accept a trade?"
Title: Re: Spin me Round | Princess Sarah
Post by: Sarah Ann Darcy on 04/24/2013 at 15:39
"Though I think I lost a few pounds while I was here."

Her nose scrunched up as the spaghetti slipped from Kristoffer's fork and her stomach gave a disgusted leap.

"I'm not surprised. I was tempted to risk spending the summer in my mothers company just to get a decent meal once in a while."

She'd been tempted but would have never gone through with it. The woman was far too irritating to last with for a day, let alone however many weeks summer was.

"Now you're just tempting me."

Her eyes narrowed, warning him.

"A trade..." He had her attention, ".. what are you offering?"