Armaan Bansal
Let's trade the wall for the dance floor.
Mon Jan 23, 2017 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 side and rolled a few feet away. Yeah, I’m not getting that. When he looked back up, he found Nick peering into the crowd. Disappointed, Armaan followed Nick’s gaze and spotted Frankie with Rose, confirming a suspicion he’d long had.

The Aquila had had his fair share of crushes on guys who were decidedly straight, and he knew the signs when he saw them. Nick’s expression, that almost sigh, the resolute look away; it had to really suck having a crush on your straight best friend. Armaan had thankfully never had a crush on Ethan, but he had spent a few months pining over Elijah, Lucien, and Jacob at different times over the years. He wasn’t typically one to hesitate on taking action when it came to feelings and he could only imagine how frustrated Nick was feeling. Luckily, the sixth-year knew the cure to straight crushes and he was pretty sure he could help Nick out.

He chuckled at the Draco’s response to his flirting, thankful that the darkened room and his brown skin hid the blush that was determinedly creeping up his face. Despite the confidence he projected, a part of him still couldn’t get over the fact that Nick had approached him. It had only been, what, three years of crushing on him on and off again? RMI could be so stifling at times, and Nick, one of the few openly queer people at the school, was a constant breath of fresh air.

“Is this a date, then?” Armaan asked, raising one eyebrow as his smile widened. “I mean, if you insist, you can take me to the dance floor.” He held out his hand. Yes, the best way Armaan had found to get over a straight crush was to make out with someone, and he was quite happy to be that someone for Nick. And if the making out just happened to occur near Frankie, well, that would be even better.

  • With or without the wall? - NIck, Fri Jan 20 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... more
    • Let's trade the wall for the dance floor. - Armaan Bansal, Mon Jan 23 01:50
      • 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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