“In my defense,” said Courfeyrac, “I didn’t intend to bring it home.”

bootsselbst:

“In my defense,” said Courfeyrac,
“I didn’t intend to bring it home.”

Marius continued to stare at his
roommate without saying a word.  Finally, he managed to respond,
exasperated, “Then please explain what exactly you intended to do
with it?”

“I merely intended to placate my
father, whose insistence that I marry and carry on the family name is
exhausting; as well you know, I have no intention of passing along
that damned particle.”

“So you intended to give it to
someone with whom you have no chance of… of procreating.”

Courfeyrac grinned as he held out the
ring, “So, may I take that as a yes?”

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