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Fri Sep 29, 2017 15:14

Danny got defensive, which meant that Holland was probably right on the mark but he didn’t want them to be. Well, all right. Holland supposed that if they were dating someone they were moderately interested in because they couldn’t date the person they were most interested in, they wouldn’t want anyone to guess it either. But it wasn’t like they were going to tell Rachel, or Marissa, or anyone else. They might have questioned Danny about whether he thought this was a good idea, but ultimately it was up to him.

They probably should have seen his deflection coming, but it still surprised them a little. “Me?” Holland shrugged and briefly considered. They were definitely attracted to Maverick, aesthetically, but they weren’t sure they’d act on it. There wasn’t really romantic attraction and they didn’t think Maverick was interested anyway, so it was a moot point. There was Armaan, who Holland was still kind of into, but that hadn’t worked the first time, so why should it work now? And there was Ruben, who was still very attractive, but Holland’s reasons for breaking up with him hadn’t changed. And since he had slept with Marissa and stabbed Danny, they were even less likely to want to start anything up with him again.

Most of the other guys were straight, as far as Holland knew, and Holland wasn’t especially attracted to femme-presenting people. “Not really. Not a lot of options for me here,” they admitted. Between heterosexuality and pureblood conservatism, there were maybe three people at RMI who would date them. Holland wasn’t feeling sorry for themselves because of that; it was just a fact.

“It’s a small school, and the venn diagram of people I’d want to date who would be interested in dating me is empty. So.” They shrugged again. Maybe college would be better.

  • So can I whistle again now? - Danny, Fri Sep 29 10:51
    Holland seemed to mull over Danny’s input, which just made him feel bad for saying anything in the first place. Rose and Emmett weren't hurting anyone, probably - least of all each other, for the... more
    • If you like - Holland, Fri Sep 29 15:14
      • *whistles* - Danny, Fri Sep 29 18:04
        Holland accepted the shift in focus, albeit with some apparent surprise. Danny gently exhaled while he waited for his friend to respond to the question, which they did, although the answer did not... more
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