I imagine that if Aleck and Hazel had managed a normal first date she probably would have found him waiting awkwardly outside her uncle's place waiting for when he's supposed to pick her up. :P
Hazel: i'm almost ready!
Aleck: i'm definitely not already waiting outside! take your time!
Aleck: "You put a speaker under my bed and whispered weird shit into it in the middle of the night for a week."
Jo: "I honestly didn't think it'd take you that long to find it."
Aleck: "I thought I was going insane!"
tbh shoutout to Jo for keeping it up that long.
Q: Have you ever been pranked? If so, how well did you take it?
William: My brother always put garden snakes in my bed. After the third or fourth time, it lost all affect, but he kept doing it. I'd make it months with nothing, and then, when I least expected it, when I was almost asleep, something would slither up my leg.
Ceamath: I hate everything about that story.
William: He always caught the same ones, too. You'd think you wouldn't be able to tell the difference, but there was a very big difference between Alfred and Walter.
Ceamath: What was the difference?
William: Well, Walter bit and Alfred didn't. I also developed welts around Walter and not Alfred.
Ceamath: Might've been something to do with the biting.
William: It's possible. nods
Ceamath: It seems that you took it well, at least.
William: I did, yeah. He had a horrible fear of frogs and I'd leave them in his bed whenever he left a snake in mine.
Arial: Sounds right. You know, we had these two species of frogs where I grew up, and one was poisonous and one wasn't, and the only difference was the number of rings.
William: We definitely didn't have poisonous frogs.
Arial: I remember, there was one time, one of the boys almost died because he was dared to eat one and they didn't cook it correctly, and it was the poisonous species. They all claimed not to have realize, or they forgot which number of rings was correct, something like that.
Ceamath: Frankly, that's just irresponsible on his part.
Arial: Don't judge.
Ceamath: ...well, I'm sure I've been pranked before. Nothing really stands out, though.
William: We can prank you later, just to be sure you've had the experience.
Ceamath: I want neither snakes nor frogs in my life.
William: There's other ways to prank people.
Adaellae: Once I was pranked when I went into a room, and I came back out a couple minutes later, and a dozen people had appeared speaking another dialect. They insisted I had been transported.
Ceamath: Clearly, you hadn't, or we wouldn't have to deal with you now.
Id'en: When I was a young child, my brother gave me a blank book and told me the words were invisible and I needed to cast a certain spell to make them appear. I had almost forgotten it completely until a few years ago when I realized what had happened. I would say I took it well; I was mostly just confused.
Q: What's your opinion on creepy crawlies?