Really, let’s not spark anything here
Wed Jan 17, 2018 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 of the town Aladren girls, but Jozua wasn’t quite sure what difference it made what House they were in, unless Kir wanted to see them hula ... oh. “Wouldn’t mind one of the Pecaris being in Teppenpaw right now either,” Jozua agreed. Not that that wouldn’t make things even weirder between him and Lily, but he did think she might have fun doing circusy things with him.

The circus lady came back over as she saw Kir going for a hoop and made recommendations. Jozua was surprised when Kir went for the waist hooping. Oh Merlin, between her comment and Kir ignoring the girliness factor and pointing out his shirt’s rainbows, that made Jozua look like some kind of sexist homophobic bigot.

With a heavy sigh of defeat, he was about to step inside the hoop when he noticed that Kir was actually good at this. He quickly averted his eyes. Lily had seemed awful quick to think he was gay and he was not about to let that idea spread. Nor was he going to look like a totally uncoordinated fool with no hip action next to all these people who actually had talent.

He started twirling the hoop on his arm again, this time using his thumb to try to keep it from running pell mell all over the backstage area. That worked a little better, until Kir asked...

“Seriously?” Jozua stared at him, and realized the thought had come out out loud. “How should, I, you,” he tried desperately to recover some kind of dignity and coherence, but that just gave his hoop the opportunity it had been waiting for. He glared after its retreating loops, took a deep breath and returned his attention back to Kir, arms crossed defensively in front of him, and cheeks flaming almost as brightly as Raine’s hoop. “Maybe Louis might think so.” He realized he was watching Kir’s hips again and looked away quickly, his embarrassment burning even brighter. “But I totally don’t!” he added and fled to get his hoop.

He returned a few moments later, still flushed but not as deeply. He pointedly stood to face towards Raine rather than Kir as he started arm twirling again. Which was a bad idea. He barely caught the hoop before it got away and turn around again so he couldn’t see either of them easily.

Then he considered this might suggest he thought Kir was as distracting as Raine, so he turned back to face Kir again. And Merlin curse it all! That was distracting, too!

He caught the hoop before it rolled off too far and stated very clearly, so there was no confusion going on here, “I like Lily.” Nevermind that she didn’t like him back. That was immaterial.

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