Feb 23, 2019 12:34 AM
Margaret in Medallion
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Decidedly mediocre short stories don't get passed around very quickly; no results are forthcoming in the first 24 hours.

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She doesn't expect results quickly. If she doesn't make any progress in a month, she'll ask her mom if her grandmother might've had anything weird going on. In the meantime, she practices shapeshifting in her bedroom at night and checks out everyone she sees at school for similar medallions despite the fact that hers is still under her shirt.

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Well, plenty of people wear necklaces they keep hidden under their shirts.

Only one of her classmates keeps it on during gym class, though.

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Next step: befriend this person until she can tell her weird things without immediately being thought crazy. And also until knows whether she can be trusted not to report her to the secret dragon police or whatever. She sits with that classmate at lunch the next day.

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"...hi?" he says. "You're... Margaret, right?"

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"Yep! That's me. And you're Kevin?"

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"That's me."

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"I like meeting new people. I know we're in the same gym class; do we have anything else together?"

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"Uh, maybe English?"

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"Yeah, that's right, second period with Mrs. Stevens. I'm really enjoying Pride and Prejudice."

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"It's better than Gatsby, I guess."

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"A lot of things are better than Gatsby."

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"Gatsby sucked."

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"None of the characters had any clue what they were doing. At least Elizabeth Bennet seems like a functional human most of the time."

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"It's still not as good as any book that came out after we were born though."

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"Well, I like the old stuff. But what's good and recent? I can always use recommendations."

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"I don't really read girl books," he says.

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"So recommend me boy books, I read whatever."

Thinking books have genders is weird. But hey, you look for weirdness, you get weirdness. He can have odd taste in books and still be a secret dragon.

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He lists a couple mass market thrillers.

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"I'll have to check those out. So what-all do you do when you're not stuck in school?"

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"I play video games mostly, and sometimes I go rollerblading and stuff."

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"Rollerblading sounds fun, but I admit I've never actually tried it and I'm not sure where to start."

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"It's not that hard. If you ice skate it's a little like that, I think."

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"I've been ice skating once, it was nice except for the cold. And I guess rollerblading doesn't have that problem."

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"Yeah, you do it outside. Or in like a rink, which doesn't have to be cold."

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