I could use some company
Thu Dec 12, 2013 17:45

At the sound of someone interrupting his solitude, Zakir sneered, preparing to tell the interloper to leave him alone. His cold eyes warmed and the look faded into something close to welcome when he registered who it was. There weren’t many people Zakir wanted to spend his free time with, but somehow Riley made that short list. In truth, he wished the other Lyra would be around a little more. Once he’d opened up to the other boy, Zakir found that he liked to talk about his feelings with someone who understood. Even though Riley was gone almost all the time now, Zakir still found himself spending time in the other boy’s room. Sometimes it was just to get away from the outside world, and others it was to ogle the poster which sparked their original friendship.

Riley pulled off his t-shirt and a flood of heat burned Zakir’s cheeks when his eyes betrayed him to steal a look. This was one of the major reasons he didn’t go to the pool when there were more people around. He still felt that there was something inherently indecent about how the students wandered around with so few clothes on at the pool. That, and he couldn’t help but look.

“Sleep? Oh, I slept for a few hours,” he replied, forcing himself to ignore Riley’s exposed chest. “It was acceptable.” Sleep had always been difficult for the Lyra, but he was able to get enough to function. He still had nightmares about his father, and more rarely of his mother, but they were no longer the night terrors that made him dread sleep the way he once did. “How have you been? I haven’t seen you around much.” Honest curiosity flavored the words while Zakir kept his grip on the edge of the pool. He’d wandered into the deep end and felt a bit of a thrill with the fact that he could not touch the bottom.

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