||[Mar. 22nd, 2006|06:50 pm]
Thomas takes his spiked tea and pulls a chair out for Yisou. "I heard that you and him had a brawl."
Yisou sits down and looks rueful. "We did. There was mutual sniping about family..."
"THe general insulting-of-mothers?" NIi looks sympathetic.
Thomas sips his tea. "I didn't know his family was anything particularly noteworthy. Either way, you - want to apologize to him? Or are you being asked to do it?"
Yisou says, "I'd like to. ...And his family isn't really. it's simply he and his sister together, but I made untoward remarks...he madethe same about my mother so...erm. We were both - rather drunk."
Thomas says, "I suppose the simplest solution would be to talk to him. I doubt he'd be violent."
(Thomas: ... I'm surprised he's confiding in me. And that kid's too nervous. I wonder if he thinks he's going to get kicked out? I thought the dean settled things.)
Yisou turns his teacup around and around. "I doubt it as well. Neither of us - well. Now I know not to overindulge with alcohol anymore...?"
He fidgets a bit, then asks, "We won't be censured further, will we?"
Nii blinks. "No? The Dean knows it was a one-off."
Thomas' room is a decent sized office with many bookshelves (a mix of military history, chemistry, and alchemy books. There's also the unweildy mess of journals. He puts his feet up on an ottoman. "I'm pretty certain that you'll be asked to make a public apology."
Yisou says, "I'm more than willing to. I'm glad I wasn't expelled."
"Asura or no, you're a good student," says Nii firmly. "I knwo they tend to be harder on you all, which is ridiculous...but the dean's a smart enough man to know talent when he sees it. Whether its wellspring has movable ears or not." He sips his tea and leans back on the chair. Spiked tea is good. "Don't worry. You won't be expelled. You and Mr. Cho will just be asked to apologise for causing havoc, shake hands, make like gentlemen...and not get drunk again. Please?"
Yisou nods, and smiles more. "I plan not to. The headache alone..."
"Not to mention the delicate stomaches that it can make." Thomas touches Yisou's chair lightly. "I'd suggest a polite letter, and invite him to talk somewhere public? Apologize. If he approaches you again, you could try to rebuild a friendship. Or not."
Yisou mrrs softly. "He's someone I'd like to forge a stronger friendship with."
Nii says, "The letter notion is a good one."
Thomas leans back again. "Well, I'd say get the apology out of the way. Then you can see if things would change. If you'd like, I could talk to him. Perhaps using the pretense of books?"
"Books are always good," Nii concurs. This is...nice. Yisou doesn't make him nervious at all...
Yisou writes this down. "or perhaps philosophy. Mutual irritation with Aristotle?"
Thomas chuckles. "He is very good for that. So is Virgil."