Fri Dec 13, 2013 19:57

Zakir frowned when Riley informed him that acceptable was not a good night sleep. He’d almost gotten five hours, and three of those were consecutive. For the Lyra, that was a pretty good night’s sleep. Instead of trying to explain, he let the subject drop. While he might be willing to talk to Riley about his sexuality, he wasn’t quite willing to open up the topic of the various causes for his sleeping disorder.

Water tugged at the edges of his shirt, causing the fabric to tickle along the small of his back while he listened. He was surprised to learn that Riley wanted to graduate early. When Zakir arrived for the opening feast this year, he’d felt almost panicked by the thought of graduation. After six years here, RMI had become, if not comfortable, at least predictable. From the way his friend spoke, he sounded like he had a pretty good idea of what awaited him after graduation. Zakir didn’t know what fate had in store from him when he passed out of childhood.

“I wouldn’t mind staying a while longer,” he admitted. “I’m not certain what I will do after graduation. Perhaps I will begin working towards a Mastery in Potions.” Some of his love of potions died under his father’s cruel hand, but truthfully, it was the only thing he excelled at. Discussions of marriage hadn’t come up so far, and Zakir was starting to hope that they never would. The thought of marrying a woman made his skin crawl. Watching the stilted way Niccolň interacted with his future wife hadn’t made him feel any better. After all, his lover, brother, best friend actually liked the distaff gender and even he did not enjoy the company of his betrothed. It didn’t give Zakir hope for his own future relationship. “So, you are going to a different school after this one?”

  • Well so could I! Riley , Fri Dec 13 01:03
    When Riley had pulled off his shirt, he could’ve sworn he saw Zakir blush a bit. Riley, smiled a bit cockily. He knew he was good looking, and he didn’t mind Zakir admiring him. The fact was Riley... more
    • I’m…glad — Zakir, Fri Dec 13 19:57
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        Riley saw Zakir frown at his comment about sleep but Riley let the conversation drop, after all Zakir and him were friends but Zakir still seemed like a skittish hamster sometimes. Riley dipped his... more
        • *Offers a small smile*Zakir, Sat Dec 14 19:46
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          • *Grins*Riley, Sat Dec 14 21:04
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            • So...Zakir, Mon Dec 16 21:46
              Zakir didn’t ask after the identity of Riley’s previous boyfriend. He understood the desire to remain hidden, and the fear that accompanied the truth. Telling one’s family that they were different... more
              • ...Uh oh!Riley, Tue Dec 17 14:39
                Riley, would’ve told Zakir all about Sebastian Edwards if the boy had asked, and he wouldn’t have felt bad at all. He had wanted to out Sebastian since they had broken up, even if it was just to... more
                • ...Zakir, Sat Dec 21 21:26
                  Zakir stiffened in surprise when Riley’s arms captured him in an embrace. For a long moment, he remained ridged, unsure if he wanted to pull away or accept the unexpected contact. If you want more... more
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