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Room 312, lateTuesday afternoon
After Reserves, Dinah headed back to her room and pulled out the music book she'd bought a week or so ago, and settled in to practice learning to sight-read, shutting the door so as not to bug anyone too much.

The do re mi fa so la ti do would still probably be audible as you got closer, though.

[door is shut, but post is open, and door will probably be open again soon.]

"More... oh, stupid, then nasty." Dinah sighed. Glad for Jaime. Mixed feelings in there took though. "Matt said we should take a 'break', because my family was having problems with paparazzi, and it was kind of freaking him out. Which would've been fair, if he hadn't meant 'break up', and if the real reason wasn't that I broke a photographer's nose and he was sick of getting crap about it from his friends." She shrugged and said, "Meh. It was ages ago now, last December. I transferred here two weeks later." She smiled. "So, that helped. And it sounds like Traci would be a lot cooler to meet than Matt."

"Why would his friends give him crap about that?" Jaime sounded genuinely puzzled. He'd be pretty proud to have a girlfriend who could break some jerk of a photographer's nose.

"And, yeah... Though if we could get them both into the same room, maybe you could convince Traci to turn Matt into a frog or something."

"Can she do that?" Dinah asked, diverted and grinning. "Really? That's her thing, magic?"

"And they were joking about me being a bruiser, like I could beat him up... you'd have to ask a boy jock from New Jersey, nobody here gets it."

"Most awesome magus I've ever run into," Jaime beamed proudly.

Wait. That made it sound like he knew a lot of magi. Which could lead to some unfortunate follow-up questions.

"I guess it's good that I don't know any boy jocks from Jersey, huh?" Maybe that'd be enough to deflect any questions.

Dinah's eyebrows did go up there, and she had to ask, "So El Paso has a lot of magic?" She snorted. "And probably, yeah. They're overrated."

Jaime's laugh only sounded a little bit forced (good job!). "I guess I do sound a bit big for my britches there, huh? Because... yeah, we don't really have much magic. Traci was in town on some business or other when we met. Hence the long-distance thing..."

"Ohh. Where's she from originally?" Dinah asked, trying to stifle more mixed feelings on the whole 'Jaime's single' front. Because hi, inappropriate. "You think you could get back together, someday?"

"England," Jaime grinned a bit dopily. "She has that accent, you know?" It was totally hot.

"And... I don't know. Maybe one day. After high school. Or college. I mean, we'll always be friends, I think, so... we'll see?"

The awwww factor killed a lot of the mixy-ness for Dinah right there. "Yeah, I know. I like that accent too." She smiled at him. "I'm glad it ended okay, but sorry you won't see her next weekend." She rolled her eyes. "You can sign up to have my sister loom over you, just like everyone else, if you miss having visitors."

"I don't know... is your sister hot too?" Cue sudden flush and cookie munching. Maybe if he concentrated hard enough on the junk food it would be like he'd never said it?

Wait, what? Dinah choked on her cookie, then turned red, and had to laugh. "Um. Well. Priestly couldn't stop gaping at her, when he met her in New Gotham..." Addressing the Helena part nicely glided over the implication of hotness. Right? "And various other guys have stalked her. So, yes." She coughed a little. "Just, you know. Keep in mind she's a black belt."

"So, like her sister."

Wait, that could be misinterpreted.

"I mean, she could kick my butt, too!"

Because an immediate correction in no way drew even more attention to other possible interpretations.

Yes. He definitely did think she was hot. Okay then. Um.

"... she regularly kicks mine?" Dinah offered gamely. "So, sure. You could always challenge her to a fight, see what she says," she teased. "I know how you like that stuff." Um. "Another cookie?"

Camille was by now asleep on Jaime's foot. Shhh.

Cookie! Good idea! "Yes, please!"

He munched on the cookie and grinned down at Camille. "Sounds like your family's pretty awesome, huh? It'll be fun to meet them. Just... tell your sister not to beat me up?"

"I will definitely tell her that," Dinah promised, then added, "As well as every other guy I know. Wait. Not Arthur. Everyone except him." She reached over to stroke Camille's head. "You'll like Barbara though. She's way more laid back. English teacher, computer geek, really cool."

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