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Jeremiah Smallweed

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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."
« Last Edit: 08/31/2018 at 15:52 by Jeremiah Smallweed »
I see poetry in your eyes, you’re the only reason we rhyme
And oh my, my, my—it’s a big, big, big world out there
And lookin’ for somethin’, I finally found it right here

Camilla Carstairs

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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.
it’s such a shame,
She used to be so delightful

Jeremiah Smallweed

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"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'."
I see poetry in your eyes, you’re the only reason we rhyme
And oh my, my, my—it’s a big, big, big world out there
And lookin’ for somethin’, I finally found it right here

Camilla Carstairs

    (08/17/2018 at 22:08)
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“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.”
« Last Edit: 08/17/2018 at 22:12 by Camilla Carstairs »
Did you ever hear about the girl who got frozen?
She's still nineteen inside her fantasy

Jeremiah Smallweed

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"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."
and you asked me to dance
but I said, “dancin’ is a dangerous game.”
oh, I thought, this is gonna be one of those things
now I know I’m never gonna love again

Camilla Carstairs

    (08/18/2018 at 10:17)
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“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?”
« Last Edit: 08/18/2018 at 12:17 by Camilla Carstairs »
it’s such a shame,
She used to be so delightful

Jeremiah Smallweed

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"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."
I just wanna go out tonight and make my baby proud
“—boy, who’s your baby?”
“girl, if you don’t know by now—”
there’s two seats on the midnight train, the gold won’t weigh us down

Camilla Carstairs

    (08/20/2018 at 09:09)
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“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.”
I CARRY YOUR HEART

(I carry it in my heart)

Jeremiah Smallweed

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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.
« Last Edit: 08/25/2018 at 18:58 by Jeremiah Smallweed »
juliet, the dice was loaded from the start
and I bet, and you exploded into my heart
I can’t do everythin’ but I’d do anythin’ for you
I can’t do anythin’ ’cept be in love with you

Camilla Carstairs

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“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.”
it’s such a shame,
She used to be so delightful

Jeremiah Smallweed

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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."
a thousand thrills, a thousand chills
I’m hot, it’s a golden thing she’s got
I’m shot, it’s a golden thing she’s got

Camilla Carstairs

    (08/26/2018 at 20:10)
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“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?”


« Last Edit: 08/26/2018 at 20:13 by Camilla Carstairs »
I CARRY YOUR HEART

(I carry it in my heart)

Jeremiah Smallweed

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"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." 
juliet, the dice was loaded from the start
and I bet, and you exploded into my heart
I can’t do everythin’ but I’d do anythin’ for you
I can’t do anythin’ ’cept be in love with you

Camilla Carstairs

    (08/26/2018 at 20:37)
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“Do I know you?”
Did you ever hear about the girl who got frozen?
She's still nineteen inside her fantasy

Jeremiah Smallweed

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"...You serious right now?"
I just wanna go out tonight and make my baby proud
“—boy, who’s your baby?”
“girl, if you don’t know by now—”
there’s two seats on the midnight train, the gold won’t weigh us down

Camilla Carstairs

    (08/26/2018 at 20:47)
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“Yes.” Maybe his face did look vaguely familiar. “So, do I know you?”
I CARRY YOUR HEART

(I carry it in my heart)

Jeremiah Smallweed

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"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?
I see poetry in your eyes, you’re the only reason we rhyme
And oh my, my, my—it’s a big, big, big world out there
And lookin’ for somethin’, I finally found it right here

Camilla Carstairs

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“Right, the beer guy. I blocked your number after you sent me all those messages.”
Did you ever hear about the girl who got frozen?
She's still nineteen inside her fantasy

Jeremiah Smallweed

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"I only sent you that many 'cause you didn't reply."
and you asked me to dance
but I said, “dancin’ is a dangerous game.”
oh, I thought, this is gonna be one of those things
now I know I’m never gonna love again

Camilla Carstairs

    (08/26/2018 at 22:22)
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“I was ignoring you, obviously.”
I CARRY YOUR HEART

(I carry it in my heart)