With or without the wall?
Fri Jan 20, 2017 06:50

Nick would say that he was subtle at flirting, but realistically he didn’t know that because he had run into only a very few opportunities to flirt. Despite Francine’s best machinations, mostly Nick had only had the opportunity to interact with cute boys at the studio he danced at, or at dance camp. And it wasn’t that he wasn’t interested, it was just that dancers tended to be high maintenance divas and he wasn’t interested in that. If Nick thought he could get away with a good hook-up or two, he might go for it. Might not. But here Armaan was, very clearly and openly flirting with him, which was new. Admittedly, Nick didn’t pay attention to many people other than Frankie, but he hadn’t realized that there was another gay boy in the upper years.

Speaking of Frankie. Nick looked around again, then spotted him through a gap in the crowd. It looked like he was dancing with Rose Farnon, and Nick barely suppressed a sigh. His best friend looked happy; he was laughing, anyway, and Nick felt jealous of Rose. As far as he knew, Frankie wasn’t actually interested in the fifth year, but apparently he was interested in her friend.

Partner. Nick wished Frankie hadn’t used that word at the Opening Feast. It would have been easier if Frankie had said ‘girlfriend’. At least then Nick would know that there wasn’t a specific person Frankie was interested in. But instead the word had been ‘partner’, so Holland it was. At least Frankie wasn’t dancing with Holland; they were talking to Sorsha, it looked like. Good. Nick wasn’t exactly the jealous type but -

No, Nick was absolutely the jealous type.

The blonde pulled his eyes away from Frankie, focusing on Armaan. Not Frankie, but the boy was cute and apparently interested.

“Thanks,” Nick laughed at the compliment and took a chip. He took a second, then decided to fire back. “Well, they were right about the cute boys,” the blonde said with a grin, brown eyes taking in the younger student. Yeah, definitely cute. “I’m talking about you, of course.” Nick had definitely noticed Armaan checking him out. “So I’m assuming you didn’t bring a date, then,” he grinned. “Want me to fix that problem?”

  • Or maybe we could do something else. - Armaan Bansal, Thu Jan 19 20:25
    As Armaan observed the party he couldn’t help but notice the number of fourth-years milling about. It was weird to think that next year his younger sister, Rhiya, would be one of them. She was a pain ... more
    • With or without the wall? - NIck, Fri Jan 20 06:50
      • Let's trade the wall for the dance floor. - Armaan Bansal, Mon Jan 23 01:50
        Armaan reached into the bag of chips and came away empty handed. He peered into the bag, shook it gently, and with a shrug scrunched it up and aimed it at a nearby trashcan. The bag bounced off the... more
        • Seems like a fair trade to me - Nick, Mon Jan 23 15:13
          Armaan seemed to be just as welcoming of Nick’s flirting as he was of Armaan’s, which Nick appreciated. Nick definitely didn’t have feelings for Armaan - which was just as well, from what he’d heard... more
          • I'll follow your lead - Armaan, Wed Jan 25 13:04
            Armaan followed Nick onto the dance floor, weaving his way around other students. It seemed like the room had become even more crowded since Nick had approached him. The high attendance wasn’t that... more
            • What if I run into that wall? - Nick, Wed Feb 1 17:26
              Armaan answered Nick’s question, but more importantly the other boy moved closer to him and Nick felt himself flush. It wasn’t that he was uncomfortable, it was just that he was all of a sudden very... more
              • Armaan’s stomach rumbled loudly, thankfully unintelligible over the loud music. He should have probably eaten a bit more than a Caesar salad for dinner, but the house elves were so good at making it... more
                • If you insist - Nick, Tue Feb 14 06:24
                  Armaan had indicated that he was enjoying the party too, which Nick was glad about, but also hadn’t continued the conversation beyond that which made Nick feel a little bit awkward. The blonde... more
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