This ficlet focuses on Efrosin, a character in Addergoole Year Nine. The story takes place between years 6 and 7, Efrosin's first and second years of the school.
Shiva and Nikita are part of Addergoole, the Original Series and their side fics can be found here.
"Don't do anything I wouldn't do." Shiva patted Efrosin on the head and wandered out of Addergoole. "Or anyone," she threw over her shoulder.
They'd only known each other a year. Efrosin hadn't even known he had
sisters, and then he'd gotten shanghaied by two of them within a week of showing up at school. That had been strange enough. His sisters' Kept... that had been weirder. The moment when Shiva had asked him "Hey, do you like guys enough to Keep one?"
and then raised her eyebrow when he'd sputtered out some sort of lame denial...
People said they knew Addergoole was different at the reveal, or at the point where they went underground, or at the point where they Changed. Efrosin knew it when his sister looked at him, raspberried, and said, "Look, nobody cares, or at least not anyone that matters. I just want to know if you can keep a collar on him without freaking out over 'eww boy cooties'."
Ef had manged something sputtered and unclear that boiled down to "boys are fine, what boy are we talking about again?"
(And that had all ended in a pile of exploding turds, but at least it hadn't been because Ef had a problem with boy cooties.)
Nikita was following Shiva like a lost puppy, a grapey, adorable lost puppy. When she hopped in the car, loading in her pile of children, Niki turned to the closest available person, eyes wide and expression entirely without artifice.
Efrosin sighed. The boy was entirely too good looking.
"You don't even like
guys," he pointed out, but Niki was walking back to him, wrists crossed behind his back and his cutest puppy-dog expression on his face. "Oh, departed gods... fine. But only for a couple weeks."Don't do anything I wouldn't do
, Shiva had said. She certainly couldn't say anything about Niki then, could she?
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