League of Legends. Also the silly playground game which you couldnt actually win but even after being reminded about it it didnt really even reach the back of her mind. The last two words of the actual answer werent actually said, but now that she had gotten reminded of the first word the last two popped up in her mind as an addendum, appearing from memories of Irene talking about the game with other friends. She had even tried talking about it with Jasmine, although it wasnt really a topic that interested her much. Although she could see why Irene liked it and figured that there might be at least some practical purposes for playing it she did not want to clutter up her time even further with another hobby, especially one that (according to what shed read) could lead to more self-destructive habits. That, and video games just didnt really interest her that much in the first place, although that wasnt something she was going to tell Irene.
And thats why I get better grades than you, Jasmine said, replying to the second half of that statement. Just a little quip. Nothing that Irene would really mind. Maybe shed find it funny. Jasmine did, if you replaced the word funny with amusing and gratifying. Nothing really too much of those two previous words, but it made Jasmine feel a little smug; probably not the best feeling to have but it felt good, at least for the instant that it came.
They then watched, in silence for a little bit. Little bit meaning not for long, though, considering Irenes next words. Later years. Words that creeped themselves into the back of her mind and growing louder and louder as they moved forwards. In the context of what Irene had said they meant the immediate future, as their senior years loomed upon them. Jasmine, however, was thinking after that. College, a place in the workforce. Truth be told, she hadnt really thought that far yet. She had no doubt that she was going to get through the senior years with flying colours (according to what Julian said, nothing really changed much throughout high school, aside from exams and stuff, and although Julian was wrong about a lot of things he was usually correct on experiences, at the very least; only thing he was good for, really), but after that she had no idea what she was going to do. Well, she was going to to college, duh, but any words in front of her about what courses shed take just turned into clouds and floated away.
Irene did ask a question that reaffirmed at least one part of what her future was going to be like, though. Well no, it wasnt even a question. Just a dumb thing Irene said that was presented with a question mark at the end.
Dont worry, Jasmine replied, almost leaning herself onto Irene but instead just placing her arm just around where her stomach was. Gesture? That seemed like the right word. Not really comfortable at all but given that Irene was hugging her leg it was obligation that she do a gesture of her own.
Im sure that even if our years become difficult Ill still try to keep in touch with you.
A small pause. A sentence while not half empty still wasnt quite full, yet. A statement that Jasmine chose to add on the end of her sentence to fix that mistake.