Horace- got on the wrong bus and didn’t want to inconvenience anyone so I got off at a random stop and walked home (which took like two hours) uphill with no sidewalks in a skirt and ballet flats
Emma- lit a lighter and got so transfixed by the fire I almost burned down the house when I dropped it on the carpet because ~it was hot~
Hugh- Found a bee’s nest in the tree I was sitting in while reading, continued to sit there but read my book aloud for the bees
Fiona- Was too lazy to stand up and throw out the pumpkin seeds from the jack o'lantern I was carving so I threw them out of the window and grew a full pumpkin patch in my side garden
Olive- Rollerbladed in my house, fell down the stairs, and had to go to the hospital because I almost broke my wrist
Claire- Woke up at two in the morning to buy ice-cream at a Girl Scout overnight, got lost, and wandered around the Museum of Natural History in NYC in a giraffe onesie eating an ice cream sandwich and crying
Millard- Cut my leg really deep and almost passed out from blood loss (did not tell my mom), didn’t drink water for a week and a half and almost passed out in choir (did not tell my teacher), hit my elbow on the door frame and sobbed for like a full 20 minutes
Bronwyn- Thought a girl was cute at the gym, but was too shy to say hi so I tried to impress her by running really fast on the treadmill, forgot I had the incline of the highest setting, fell face first and lost my shoe, unplugging my earbuds in the process so the RENT soundtrack blasted out of my phone
Enoch- Loudly chanted ‘I AM A DARK RUTHLESS BADASS DON’T MESS WITH ME’ as I sprinted away from my dark basement with my arms full of craft supplies (there was nothing in there I was just scared of the dark)
Jacob- Fell asleep at a diner with my entire theater class, woke up, freaked out, and launched my milkshake all over my friend while screaming 'FUcK’
Victor- Was babysitting a 6 year old and got way to invested in an episode of My Little Pony, yelled at the screen, and the six year old patted my leg while turning off the tv and said 'That’s enough of the ponies.’
[Gnomes] had a built-in resistance to rules. This didn’t just apply to the law, but to all the invisible rules that most people obeyed unthinkingly, like “Do not attempt to eat this giraffe” or “Do not head-butt people in the ankle just because they won’t give you a chip.”
Gibbs was pushing the green leaves around his plate, unwilling to actually eat them. He didn’t know what he was thinking, agreeing to eat this giraffe food.
“You haven’t even tried it, Jethro.” You spoke up. “You promised you would.”
His lips tightened into a line, stabbing one of the leaves with his fork a little too hard. Gibbs did promise he’d try it. And he wasn’t one to break a promise; especially if it would make you happy.
After a moment, his eyes rose up to yours. And Gibbs noticed the way you watched him carefully. Waiting for his reaction. When the Marine finally put one of them in his mouth, he had to force himself not to wrinkle his nose at the taste.