A little spark can be a good thing though
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:55

“Yeah, she is,” Kyte nodded, when Jozua pointed out that Raine was was really…. In spite of the sentence not ending with any discernible adjective, he definitely agreed. “I wish the Aladren girls were in Teppenpaw,” he mused, before realising how dumb that made him sound. “I mean-” he cut himself off, decided that any attempt to explain would probably see him digging himself a bigger hole.

“Yeah, I wish I was good enough that playing with fire was a realistic option,” he agreed, his attention switching to Jozua as the boy engaged in a conversation with real actual finished sentences.

“I’ll give it a go,” he agreed. Either he would achieve the magical hypnotic power the girls had (he could but hope) or he would at least keep Jozua company in feeling like an idiot, which would be good for bonding.

“Round your waist is probably the easiest to start with,” the circus lady advised him. “Though hand spins aren’t too bad - try to use your thumb to hook it each time,” she advised both him and Jozua, “if you feel like waist spins are too girly.”

“I’m wearing a rainbow,” Kir pointed out, gesturing at the very obviously gay pride leaning of his t-shirt, taking a hoop and sliding it onto his hips. You didn’t exactly get raised by his parents and aunts and not take ‘unless that’s too girly’ as a direct challenge to do exactly whatever was being suggested in order to Prove A Point about gender stereotypes. He also didn’t particularly suffer from self-consciousness in any great degree. He’d never shied away from the dance floor at parties, and how different could this be to working it to ‘Hips Don’t Lie’? He also figured he couldn’t send the hoop flying into Jozua’s face this way, and that would probably help him in the ‘making a friend’ stakes. People tended to like their noses unbroken in relationships.

“You can swing side to side, or front to back, whatever feels natural to you,” the hooping lady advised.
Kir gave it a go, singing to himself in his head as he did so. Mostly in his head. A ‘como se llama’ and a ‘mi casa, su casa’ might have slipped out outloud. He had pretty decent hip action though, and the hoop kept up its rotation until the circus lady complimented him, at which point he got distracted and dropped it.

“So, do I look as good as the girls?” he asked Jozua, picking up the hoop and beginning again, “Minus the fire, in Raine’s case, obviously,” he added, in between humming bursts of Shakira, as he felt that was definitely helping. Kir didn’t always have the same filters as other people about what acceptable ‘guy talk,’ was and between this and the rainbow banner on his t-shirt, it was probably a good thing he’d been very obviously checking out Raine, otherwise Jozua might have got rather confused. He was potentially still getting somewhat mixed messages.

  • Yeah. Sparks burn.Jozua Sparks, Tue Jan 16 20:43
    Jozua honestly wasn't paying much attention to the people around him. He was pretty focused on the cursed green hoop that keep wanting to run away from him. So when someone close by asked, "How the... more
    • A little spark can be a good thing though — Kir, Wed Jan 17 10:55
      • Really, let’s not spark anything hereJozua, Wed Jan 17 13:10
        Jozua gave Kir an odd look, momentarily confused about whether Kir meant the House Aladren or the town Aladren, but deciding that he must mean the House Aladren because Kir probably didn’t know any... more
        • Kir was tempted for a moment to ask which Pecari Jozua specifically wanted there, but he didn’t necessarily think that was a fair question given how little he knew the other boy. He also wasn’t... more
          • Hey! That’s harsh!Jozua, Thu Jan 18 09:08
            Jozua stared at Kir, confused and taken aback. “I thought- You weren’t? I - Oh.“ Okay. He must have totally misread the other boy’s question and consequently overreacted in entirely the wrong way for ... more
            • So are youKir, Thu Jan 18 17:37
              Kir waited patiently for Jozua to form his thoughts into sentences. Overall, Jozua seemed to be calming down, which was probably a good thing, as Kir had suddenly remembered that the other boy ran... more
              • You underestimate my level of freakabilityJozua, Thu Jan 18 20:52
                Oh, good. Not hitting on him. That was good. Very good. It would make the next three years very awkward otherwise. Then Kir kept talking and Jozua began to suspect Kir might be making assumptions of... more
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