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Prompt: “You might as well face it…” (mlek13)
Characters: Dotty, Danny
Rating: G
Summary: Dotty and Danny discuss the future.
Notes: Canon, and will be featured in the next chapter so it can be considered a spoiler.
Word Count: 234

Dotty flipped the pages of the SimRadcliffe course catalogue, her eyes not really seeing any of it. Her parents were being so insistent that she go to college, but it seemed like a big waste. College was a place for making friends and meeting boys, and with a war looming and the threat of the boys going off to fight it at any moment, she didn’t see the point of wasting all that time and money.

Danny sauntered into her room without knocking. “You decided what you want to major in yet?”

“No,” she said, as if he was asking the dumbest question in the world. “How am I supposed to focus on something as trivial as college at a time like this?”

“Well, Dotty, the war, when it comes, won’t last forever. What will you do when it’s over?”

“Ugh, you sound like Mama. You need to think about your future, Dotty,” she mimicked. “Not all of us want to plan things out to the last minute detail.”

Danny sat down on the bed at her feet. “No, but if you’re ever going to see SimEurope you’ll need a way of making money. Hence, college.”

“Why do you always have to be right about these things?”

“You might as well face it, Dotty, I’m right about a lot of things.”

“And inflate your ego even more than it already is? Not a chance.”


Nov. 8th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
I like Dotty's opinion of what College is for. "...making friends and meeting boys..." Such an interesting reflection of the times. A couple generations before girls went to university soley to find a husband. Nice little piece :)
Nov. 8th, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
It is interesting how opinions about what college is for have changed. Of course, Dotty would be expected to quit any job she had after she got married at this point, so you can kid of see what she was thinking. Thanks. :)

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