- Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:53 pm
Gemma was a bit surprised when Orion grabbed her hand back, but her slow smile quickly proved that she wasn't upset at the contact... on the contrary.
"Of course we can be partners. I would be a fool to turn down the smartest student in the class."
"Oh, is that all?" Gemma retorted, her smile fading to an intentionally adorable pout before returning, "You want to be with me just because I'm intelligent?" She felt Orion tug her away from the rest of the group and was momentarily confused, then guessed that he might be trying to display their relationship, his claim on her. She frowned slightly and nearly tugged away -- she still wasn't entirely used to the idea of everyone at the school knowing -- before sighing and relaxing, even going so far as to wrap her arms around Orion's waist and rest her forehead on his chest.
DC and another boy from Hufflepuff whose name Gemma thought might be Justin (she thought she remembered from the roll call) suddenly called attention to themselves in a way that Gemma totally hadn't been expecting: they seemed to be attempting to act as though they were a homosexual couple. Gemma couldn't help laughing along with the rest of the class, even though she could see Sofi's face from here: her Hufflepuff friend, who was dating DC, looked extremely confused and a bit hurt.
"Oh dear.... I wish you didn't dislike Cross so much, he really is wonderful, sometimes," Gemma murmured, snuggling closer to Orion; being half-French, the idea of "public displays of affection being improper/rude" was completely foreign to her. "Though not nearly as wonderful as you..." Even though several of the people, particularly boys, were watching them, Gemma obliviously stood on her tiptoes and kissed Orion full on the lips, lingering for as long as she could without breaking for air. At that point, most of the class had turned to look at them, instead, thereby stealing DC and Justin's thunder. Only at that point did Gemma tug away and blush...