Sat Feb 25, 2017 16:42

Dustin laughed. “If Brett ever looked up to me for anything, I think I’d die of shock. And anyway, I don’t really care what he thinks.” If his younger brother did not pay him the respect he deserved when the family was in good standings and he stood to inherit it all, no number of girls now could issue Brett’s respect. “He’ll probably be Pecari. Those ones seem like they’re always bouncing off the walls.”

Louis presented an idea that for a moment made Dustin falter. “I don’t know,” he answered honestly. “I mean, we’re working so hard to try to get back to it, so I don’t think I can afford to say yes.” He paused, thinking carefully. “It’s more some people’s interpretation of things that bothers me. Nobody agrees on the rules anymore.” Some people thought girls shouldn’t play sports, and some people disagreed. Some people thought it was bad to be gay, and some people disagreed.

Some people thought their ultimate loyalty was to the family whose name they were born with, and not the one they gave themselves to. And some people disagreed.

“I don’t know,” he said again.

  • Note the sarcasmLouis, Sat Feb 25 16:32
    Louis narrowed his eyes at the tshirt in question, before agreeing with Dustin's decision and putting it on. Next came the hunt for jeans - or maybe chinos? Hmm. "Maybe they'll look up to their... more
    • Noted — Dustin, Sat Feb 25 16:42
      • Well doneLouis, Sat Feb 25 16:54
        Louis laughed along with Dustin, enjoying the idea of the younger brother, who he'd sort of thought would be Dustin MkII, sounding rather different, not that he disliked Dustin at all. He couldn't... more
        • I do my bestDustin, Sat Feb 25 17:07
          “I think rules are important,” Dustin contradicted. “They’re a solid guide. The problem is that nobody knows what the damn rules are anymore because they keep changing.” He caught the change of tone... more
          • Classic Aladren behaviour Louis, Sun Feb 26 09:15
            Louis actually thought that trying to please his father would be more likely to lead to throwing his life away. However, despite his current rebellious thoughts, he was still a Valois. You didn't... more
            • We're some classic Aladren gentlemen!Dustin, Sun Feb 26 16:26
              “Drama for us comes when people break the rules,” Dustin countered. His tone was still serious but pleasant, a friendly discussion. “If everybody just did what they were supposed to, we’d all be a... more
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