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Title: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/17/2018 at 18:29
around 11:45pm
friday 4 december 2015
a house party in oxford, england


He was grabbing another beer -- not his, but by this point, people had drunk enough not to notice if one or two bottles went missing -- from the fridge when he caught sight of her standing at the kitchen table, the house's makeshift bar for the evening, mixing Diet Coke wth something else. She stood with her back half-turned to him, all dark hair and bare arms and a skirt just short enough to make him look.

"Hey." He shut the fridge and walked over to the girl whom he didn't know yet, but planned on getting to know now. "Pass me the bottle-opener, would ya."
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/17/2018 at 21:31
Camilla precariously balanced her phone and plastic glass on the same hand, the other holding a bottle which content she had not bothered to check before adding it to her coke. She heard a boy’s voice, she didn’t look up. “I don’t have it.”

(She didn’t see it, but it was actually right next to her).

Then, immediately after. “Wait!” As she looked up, she unceremoniously shoved her glass in his direction. “Can you just...” She did not wait to see if he held the glass for her, “...just a moment,” and checked her phone instead.
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Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/17/2018 at 21:58
"S'literally right th--"

She thrust the glass at him, and he caught it, albeit a little clumsily. Some of her whatever-and-Coke sloshed over the side and trickled down his wrist.

He waited a moment, and then another. When it became clear that she was more invested in her phone than in him, her drink, or the bottle opener he'd requested, he tried again.

"Bet I'm more interestin' than whoever you're textin'."
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/17/2018 at 22:08
“It’s rather pretentious of you to assume you’re more interesting than my mother,”

He probably was

Thinking that it was her drink, she grabbed his own instead. “don’t you think?” For a moment, she look utterly baffled as she examined the bottle in her hands, bottle that definitely was not hers. “Ugh, beer? Gross.”
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/17/2018 at 22:42
"That's not--" She realised before he could finish, "--yours."

He held her glass out to her, and reached to take his drink back.

"You must be havin' a wild time, if you're spendin' it in here textin' your mum."
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/18/2018 at 10:17
“Right.” She grabbed her drink.

She finally put the phone back in her skirt’s small pocket (surely, the phone would fall as soon as she began walking), “It’s an emergency.” Camilla said and stared at him for a few moments as she tried to remember why was she talking to him in the first place.

“What do you want?”
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/19/2018 at 14:19
"Sounds serious." He wiped his arm, still sticky with her spilled drink, onto his jeans.

"I wanted the bottle opener." He pointed past her, to where it still lay on the table. "So I can have my beer, and you can judge my choice of drink."
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/20/2018 at 09:09
“Not really.” She took a sip from her drink, “my mother’s threatening to throw away some of my books because she found out I missed an important deadline.” Forgetting her email’s account open on her mother’s laptop had been a catastrophic mistake.

The bottle opener, right. “Oh.” She finally handed it to him. “Drinking and judging sounds like an excellent plan.”
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Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/21/2018 at 07:56
She was definitely Oxford, and not Brookes.

"Right?" Prising the cap from the bottle, he took a drink. "What d'ya study, then?" As an afterthought, he added, "I'm Jeremiah, by the way."

Jeremiah sounded more impressive than just Jere.
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/25/2018 at 12:08
“Law, and you?” A small frown, gesture that was so fleeting that he might have as well missed it. “Camilla, and,” Without asking, she snatched the bottle he was holding and took a small sip.

Then, as she handed it back to him. “... I still hate beer.”
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Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/25/2018 at 18:57
God, even her name was perfect.

"You must be well smart," he said, as she took the bottle from him. And as she gave it back, "I do English." Just English, because adding the Creative Writing part made him sound like a wanker, and that was the last thing he wanted her to think.

"So I don't gotta worry about you stealin' my drink, then."
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/26/2018 at 20:10
“I am.” Some might say saying such thing was overly pretentious, but in her opinion there was nothing pretentious in saying the truth.

“No,” Another sip, of her own drink this time. “and should I worry about you stealing mine?”


Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/26/2018 at 20:34
"No, but I might steal your number."

around 10:30pm
thursday 31 december 2015
new year's eve party in oxford, england


He was ninety-nine percent sure it was her. The other one percent of him thought that maybe he'd had a drink too many.

"Camilla!"

He shoved his way between her and the guy she was talking to. To him, "'She don't wanna talk to you right now, so piss off." And to her, once the guy had sworn several times and finally left, "You never texted me back." 
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/26/2018 at 20:37
“Do I know you?”
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/26/2018 at 20:38
"...You serious right now?"
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/26/2018 at 20:47
“Yes.” Maybe his face did look vaguely familiar. “So, do I know you?”
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/26/2018 at 21:55
"We met literally, like, three weeks ago. Jeremiah? I asked you for a bottle opener and you judged my beer?"

He wasn't that unmemorable, was he?
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/26/2018 at 22:10
“Right, the beer guy. I blocked your number after you sent me all those messages.”
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/26/2018 at 22:12
"I only sent you that many 'cause you didn't reply."
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/26/2018 at 22:22
“I was ignoring you, obviously.”
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Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/26/2018 at 23:44
"Obviously."

He wanted to be more to her than just a guy whose number she'd blocked.

"You want another drink?"
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/27/2018 at 00:10
He asked, and she flashed him a brash smile. “Obviously.”

“So Jeremiah, what did the messages I ignored say? Something stupid and slightly embarrassing I hope.”
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/27/2018 at 22:55
"C'mon, then." He reached for her hand without asking, and began to drag her back through the crowd.

"I asked you out for drinks. Then coffee. Then dinner. Then more drinks. And then I probably swore at you, I dunno."

He did know. He had definitely sworn at her. He was pretty sure he'd sent some pictures, too, not because he remembered doing it, but because it seemed like the sort of thing he'd have done.

"It don't matter, anyway," he continued quickly, "'Cause you're here now. With me."

Sort of. It wasn't really like she'd had a choice.
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/30/2018 at 18:30
"As if I had a choice." Still, she did not try to stop him as he reached for her hand and instead, simply followed him as they made their way through the crowd.

She had ignored his texts yes, but in that moment Camilla had to admit that she would rather put up with him before having to spend another second with the boy she had been previously talking to, who for the almost entire conversation had flaunt about his, in her opinion uninteresting, academic achievements.

"You could have just called, you know."
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 09:59
"You sayin' you'd've picked up if I called?"

They arrived in the kitchen. It wasn't the same one as the first time they'd met, but it might as well have been, because all student houses seemed to follow the same formula: a pile of dishes in the sink that had been 'left to soak' for two weeks and hadn't been touched since; empty bottles along the windowsill; half-full ones, accompanied by own-brand mixers, on the kitchen table; a faint and weird smell that nobody could quite place.

"'Cause if you are sayin' that, you're lyin'. Rum and coke, right?"
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 13:33
“I’m not lying.” She would have picked the phone, whether she would have accepted or not an invitation to go out for drinks, or coffee, or dinner - was a completely different matter.

At his words, she flashed him a cheeky smile. “Oh, you remembered, how romantic.” She leaned on the counter (avoiding the part that was completely stained by some reddish liquid), and looked at him. “So Jeremiah, now that I’m here with you, what’s the plan?”
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 14:08
She was definitely lying, but pointing this out could only end one way: with her leaving.

He kept his mouth shut and added too much rum into her glass instead. "Well, y'know." He shrugged and unscrewed the cap of the own-brand cola, "You're hard to forget." ...Unlike him, apparently.

"First things first," he handed her the drink and poured himself one to match, "Unblock my number.

11:59pm
same night, same place


Miraculously, he'd managed to keep her all evening, though he was sure that it wasn't so much to do with his own charm as it was to do with the fact that eighty percent of the other guys here were just as bad as, if not worse than, the first guy he'd stolen her from.

"And, like, no offence--"

("THREE!" The countdown to the new year began.)

They sat squeezed into a corner of a sofa that already held too many people. Jeremiah leaned in a little too close. Her eyes, too blue, reminded him of Cecelia's.

("TWO!")

"--but you're, like, the prettiest girl I ever met."

("ONE!")

He kissed her.
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 15:44
He kissed her.

She kissed him.

(She didn’t know why.)

“And you’re, like,” Her hand lingered on his knee. “such a cliché.”
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Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 16:03
Against her lips, he mumbled, "Stop talking."

around 11:05am
friday 1 january 2016
jeremiah smallweed's place


When he rolled over, bleary-eyed and with a pounding headache, she was there on the other side of the bed, curled up in a ball and facing away from him.

"Camilla."

He shifted closer, and nudged her bare shoulder where his t-shirt had slipped.

"You want breakfast?"
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 16:30
“Don’t have time.” She mumbled against the pillow, opening one eye to check her phone and immediately putting it down as she saw the at least, 15 notifications from her mother’s messages.

Camilla had 3 hours to get ready and pretend this headache wasn’t killing her before the New Year’s lunch with her family.

She stood up, facing him as she spoke. “So, yeah, gotta leave.”
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Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 17:08
"What, you're leavin' already?" He pulled himself upright, too quickly. His stomach lurched; he sank slowly back down against the pillow again.

"Stay a bit longer."
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 17:30
“I think it’s pretty obvious,” She said as she put her skirt back on, immediately reaching for the rest of her clothes and heels. “that yes, I’m leaving already?”

She looked at him for a few seconds. “Where’s the bathroom?”
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Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 17:38
This was a battle he wasn't going to win.

"Down the hall, second door on the left. The hot tap don't work, so don't bother tryin'."

And before she could exit his room, because he was sure that once she left, she wouldn't be coming back in a hurry, "Have dinner with me tomorrow."
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 19:38
“Okay.”

7:30pm
saturday 2 january 2016
mcdonald's


Camilla looked at the restaurant’s entrance door, then back at him, both eyebrows arched. As she spoke, amusement dripping from her lips. “Seriously?”

Such a gentleman he was.
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Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 19:44
"Well, maybe if you'd agreed the first time instead of blockin' me, I'd've taken you somewhere fancier."

He pulled open the door, "Oh, also, I forgot my wallet. So, you're payin'."
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 19:54
“And when I thought this couldn’t get any more romantic, you outdid yourself.” Camilla stepped inside the place, eyebrows still arched as she looked around - she was rather certain that her small purse was more expensive than all the furniture in that place.

“You know, I don’t even know your surname.”
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Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 20:02
"Full of surprises, I am."

He nudged her forward into the queue. "Smallweed. Why, you wanna stalk me on Facebook?"
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 20:15
“No,” A smile. “just needed to know your name in case I ever need to sue you.”
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Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 20:21
"Hilarious."

Slightly worrying.

"I'm gonna go grab that table by the window. I want the twenty McNuggets sharebox, large fries, large coke." He leaned in to kiss her cheek before she could stop him, and pushed his way back through the queue forming behind them.

about fifteen minutes later


"Took your time, didn't ya?" He reached for the box on the tray that she'd just set down.

"I'm starvin'."
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 20:24
She looked down at her salad and small fries, then back at him and all his food. Well, her food, she had paid for it.

“You’re gross.”
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Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 20:29
"And you're a freak." He looked up from dunking two chicken nuggets at once into barbecue sauce, and gestured with his free hand at her 'meal'.

"Who the hell buys a salad at McDonald's?"
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 20:51
“And who the hell thinks that going to McDonald’s on a date is a good idea?”
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Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 20:58
Ouch.

"It is a good idea. Here," he shoved the box of nuggets across the table, "Try one. You'll regret that bloody salad."
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 21:21
“At least the salad is salad, I don’t know if I can say the same thing about the nuggets.” She grabbed one, eyeing it, reluctantly. “Next time, I’ll cook.”
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Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 21:28
"Oh, so there's gonna be a next time?"
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 21:31
“Maybe,” She took a bite from the nugget, frowning. “or maybe not.”
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Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 21:32
"Camilla, I ain't goin' on another date with you if you don't like chicken nuggets."
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 21:34
“Then I guess I’ll just block your number again.”
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Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 21:38
"You wouldn't do that."

A smirk twitched as he reached for more fries.
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 21:42
She drew her phone from her purse, unblocking it as she put it on the table.

“I will.”
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 21:47
"Nah, you like me too much to block me."
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 21:51
She opened his contact, Jeremiah/Beer guy, her index hovering above the screen.

“Oh trust me, I don’t.”
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 21:56
"Alright, fine, fine! You win." He held up his hands in surrender, then leaned forward to claim his food back from her side of the table.

"You better be good at cooking."
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 22:07
8:45 pm
friday 8 january 2016
camilla’s apartment


Camilla should be heading to a party she was not truly excited about with her roommates, instead, she was slicing a tomato, Jeremiah Smallweed standing by her side.

“How do you feel about eating something healthy for once?”
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 08/31/2018 at 22:10
"You make it sound like all I ever eat is chicken nuggets."
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Post by: Camilla Carstairs on 08/31/2018 at 22:26
“Well, I wouldn’t be surprised if you did.” She pointed towards a bottle on the counter next to him. “Pass me the oil.”
Title: Re: young, dumb, & broke || smallstairs modern au snaps
Post by: Jeremiah Smallweed on 09/01/2018 at 00:16
He passed her the oil.

"What're we havin', then?"