Okay it's 5am, you can't possibly be awake right now, right?
Jesus fucking christ
No, it's not morning yet, it's the middle of the night
It's been the morning for several hours
No that's not how it works
Not how you work
I don't work at all at this time, I just got up to go to the loo
Nooooo come back
Thank you for gracing us with your presence FINALLY
Good morning, sleeping beauty-full freckles
Uh huh sure
I'll think of something better later
Maybe more accurate
Oh that was plenty accurate
Let's go with that
What are you putting in it?
Uhh nothing, I can't be bothered
Just plain earl grey?
Remus Shoulder Freckles Lupin, you need to get your life together
What does today look like?
Group things are great, you get to only do part of the work and collaborating is fun
You're one of those people.
Oh noooo you're the kid that asks the professor if they can work alone, aren't you?
Well I guess this is it then, we really can't be friends.
Because when the professor says "no, go find a group" I'm the girl that comes over and sits with you and tries to make it as unstressful of an experience as possible for you
There's an alternate universe out there somewhere where we meet via group project
And you actually do your work and do it well and on time?
Group projects only work in the fun way if everyone actually does what they're supposed to
I have yet to experience that
Maybe this time
Ew, an optimist
Ugh a pessimist
Not really, though
You've got work?
Mgod, you're such a puppy
I like it!
I can see that!
Are you making fun of me?
Just a tiny bit, and not in a bad way. Your excitement is terribly endearing
I really never mean it in a bad way.
Oh I know
Couldn't bring me down anyway
just a minute please
Oh okay, take your time
I see it's a skirt day.
I'm really really really glad to see that
I mean I like not-skirt days just as much as skirt days, I was just really looking forward to this
It looks fantastic
Why thank you
You're so very welcome
Tell me all about your group project while I'm gone
Well I don't know anything yet but sure, I can keep you posted
"No, Ms Lupin, find a group." Great start.
Okay some girls who borrow notes from me sometimes took pity on me
They're nice, so that's good, but they also don't tend to take things seriously
Ughhh we don't even get to pick our own theme
Oh sweet Merlin and Agrippa
"The History of Witchcraft"
This should be fun.
You have to do a group project about the history of witchcraft?
What are you going to do exactly?
You know, I think I might take a back seat on this one, actually
You? The Nerd nerd?
I already know a lot on the subject, the research wouldn't be all that interesting
So I might just sit back and have fun watching what the others will come up with
That sounds like it could get so offensive so fast
I'll go over everything at the end and fix it
That means more to me than I could say
Did you have a good day at work?
It's all starting to become less new-fascinating more familiar-fascinating
How many compliments on your outfit?
I felt good about it. More times than I felt bad about it.
So many compliments
You definitely deserve them
Awww thank you
Yours are best
I don't know about that, but they are sincere
You still up?
Can I ask?
Just a headache
Ouch, I'm sorry
It's alright, it’ll go away eventually
Is that all?
Is that not enough?
It is, I didn't mean it like that
I know, I'm sorry
If texting is making it worse, I'll understand
It's not, no.
You stopped for awhile, so I wasn't sure
Again, nothing to be sorry about, I just want to know you're alright
I will be
It's always okay to text you?
Thank you thank you
I don't know about you, but I don't think my attention span can keep that up
Tell me about the rest of your day then
Well I did get upset with this one guy for being a condescending prick
I was at a little nearby cafe on break and the guy behind me was going on and on about "kids being impulsive because they feel invincible"
It was gross
Did you accidentally spill coffee on him
And not by accident
Didn't bother at all making it look like an accident
Well, you couldn't really help it, it was an impulsive decision, you felt invincible
No, I made it very clear that it wasn't
I don't remember exactly what I said while I was pouring Earl Grey onto his shoes, but it was something like "Please be clear that this is not a decision that comes as a result of feeling invincible. I have thought through this action very carefully. My impulsivity comes from the knowledge that everything is impermanent, including me, and I could be gone tomorrow, so I can't waste an opportunity today. Right now that opportunity is making sure you don't forget this moment ten minutes from now. They've been calling your order for the last two minutes, you should probably go fetch that." And then I offered to clean the floor but the girl at the counter wouldn't let me. And she said my next Earl is on her.
I love everything about that
I probably missed some things but that's the gist
Did he say anything back?
Oh he did not. He got his whatever-he'd-ordered and left
I thought of you.
What would Incredibly Dirty Nerd do?
That's your name in my phone, by the way
I tried to think of what the post-it-note equivalent act of passive aggression would be for the situation
Though I'm not sure I can agree with the name
The shower is a very clean space
Oh good, we're talking about it again
Well you keep bringing it up
I do not!
I just told you what your name was in my mobile!
Do you know, I couldn't say the word "shower" without losing my train of thought the whole day yesterday?
I WORK IN A SHOP THAT NEARLY EXCLUSIVELY SELLS SHOWER PRODUCTS, REMUS
Awww you thought about me
That's not the point
I think it is
It so is though
When you said you
Oh m never mind
It's late it's getting so late, when did it get so late?
It's not that late, little star
Well you know me, always tucking in early
Mhm, okay then, have a good night
And maybe since you've thought about me so much, next time I'll think of you
Sweet dreams ;)
That one's winking
Ii see that
We didn't do questions
Well go ahead
Oh I had one
I know I had one
Take your time
Who is Mr. Moony?
It was among a lot of the other things you said that didn't make sense about the post-it event
Well I didn't exactly want to sign my name
Whose name did you sign?
It's just something I made up
So you named yourself Mr. Moony
No, it's far worse than that
When I was little and there was a
When I got scared
I'd sometimes pretend I wasn't me
Because if I wasn't me, nothing bad could happen
So I was Moony
What was Moony like?
Do you mind if I change your contact name to that?
You want to start calling me Moony?
I think it worked, Remus, I think you grew up to be Moony
It suits you. You are brave.
Are you sure?
If it's not, that's fine, too
No, it is, it's okay
It's not the first time I've used it
Then you are hereby Moony, Incredibly Dirty Nerd.
We can't just go with Moony?
Your contact is just Moony, but the subtext remains in my brain.
That seems fair
I think so
Waffles or pancakes?
No judgement that I'm eating waffles at half eleven?
I'm learning not to underestimate your strangeness
Is this late dinner or early breakfast?
It's a midnight snack
I said I wasn't going to underestimate you
Just be proud of me that I made them without burning the house down
Both proud and grateful