Hey! That’s harsh!
Thu Jan 18, 2018 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 present company. Now he was still embarrassed but for entirely different reasons.

He rolled the hoop on the ground in front of him, just to have something for his hands to do while he tried to figure how much of an explanation Kir was owed. Something certainly was, and if Kir had been Joe (not that Joe would have ever asked such a question to spark this whole debacle) the whole conversation between him and Lily would have probably come out (or at least the parts that weren’t protected by Adventurer’s Honor), but he just didn’t know Kir that well.

Of course, he had sort of already skipped ahead to the key point of the whole mess and told Kir outright the thing that Lily had been trying to get at for that whole conversation. Next to that, the rest of it was basically nothing.

So Jozua sighed and his shoulders slumped, and he repeated, more in defeated admission than the defensive assertion of just a minute ago, “I like Lily. When I tried to avoid telling her that, she thought I was telling her I was gay.” He looked up quickly and bit back his reflexive assertion that he was not because he was pretty sure Kir wouldn’t appreciate it. “I thought maybe other people thought that too and you were hitting on me because you thought I was into that kind of thing. Sorry, I overreacted.”

He hesitated just a moment then asked, just to be sure, “You weren’t hitting on me, right?”

  • 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
      • 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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