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Dorian listened to Apollo giddy voice and slightly slurred words. He couldn’t help but laugh at what he said since he totally agreed and was thinking the exact same thing. “I understand. Don’t need to explain it.” He smiles wide. When he got the kiss on his forehead Dorian actually blushed. It wasn’t something he was expecting and it was such an innocent kiss. [i Oh you would kiss my forehead Apollo.] He thought and laughed to himself.

It didn’t take alone for Dorian to be alone. He watched the cab drive off with Apollo inside and smiles. “I had fun.” He said softly as his ride pulls up. Dorian gets in and heads home for some much needed sleep.

The following morning Dorian woke up a bit later than normal but he didn’t have much work to do. “Ugh...” he groans since he was still very tired but he knew he had to meet up with the band today. The young male forced himself out of bed and made himself a hot cup of coffee. As he sips it he thinks about what had happened last night. Everything made him smile. “I have a date with Apollo.” He said wanting to tell his parents but then again they would just nag him to focus on school and his art. “I should probably see how’s hes doing.” He mutters to himself as he starts typing out a text message. [b Hey Apollo, how are you? Got home safely?] He sent the text.
  Dorian Hirome / Kita-san / 19d 50m 5s
The hours seemed to fly by after they went back inside the bar. A few more drinks and Apollo was plenty drunk and very happy. He couldn't remember the last time he had smiled and laughed so much. As they made their way outside the bar he felt comfortable leaning against Dorian and having Dorian do the same. [i This is...so nice. I don't even feel awkward or anxious right now.] He nodded, hearing the others words over his own thoughts. [#123456 "Definitely. I mean I rarely do things outside of my home so chances are I'm free whenever,"] he joked, though it was mostly true.

As they waited for a ride Apollo was wondering what he should say or do to end the night on a great note. Forming sentences was an even harder task with his drunk, sluggish brain. [#123456 "I would invite you...back to my place but that seems...movies and tv lead me to believe that has certain implications. And we're pretty drunk so uh, maybe another time?"] He ran his fingers through his hair and gave a toothy grin down at the other. Seeing the cab pull up Apollo leaned down and placed a kiss on top of Dorian's head. [#123456 "I'll see you later."]

Apollo felt giddy as he climbed into the cab, giving a rather excited wave from the window before the cab drove off. He relaxed in the back seat and pulled out his phone to send a text to his sister to tell her about his current mood. Hopefully she could decipher his fumbled up words.
  mephistopheles / 19d 2h 4m 33s
Apollo didn’t freak out from the kiss like Dorian thought he would. This caused Dorian to smile since he felt more comfortable with what he did. “Yeah let’s play some more games. I need to kick your ass a little bit more so that you know never to challenge me again.” He teased.

After a few more hours Dorian was drunk and in a good mood. The two laughed and leaned on each other as they made their way out of the gaming club. Their ride was on their way so Dorian waited patiently. “Thanks for coming out tonight with me. I had so much! We should definitely do something else soon. Maybe see a movie or something.” Dorian puts his coat on since it was a bit chilly outside. [i I can’t believe he actually likes me. I think I knew for sure I liked him when we first met in person. It’s so much different than talking over a computer.] He thought and looked at Apollo. Dorian was trying his best not to be too flirty or close to Apollo, he knew when he got drunk like this he was too out there and daring at times. “You can take the first ride that comes.” They we’re going their separate ways now. [i Invite him back to your place. No...no that’s not a good idea.] He was meantally talking to himself.
  Dorian Hirome / Kita-san / 19d 19h 22m 34s
[#123456 "His books are good if you're into horror or crime novels. I'm sure he'll be very happy to talk about his books with someone new,"] Apollo chuckled. He nodded in agreement at getting another round of drinks. What little buzz he had was almost gone after sitting and drinking water for a bit. Although he felt happy that he hadn't needed to rely on alcohol too much to have a good time with Dorian. It was nice.

Before Apollo reached for his drink the soft feeling of the other's hand was back again. He watched, face turning pink, as Dorian leaned down and kissed the back of his hand. [i His lips are really soft too...] At a loss for words, Apollo's mouth hung open for a second. [#123456 "That...uh, that was really nice. Yeah, let's enjoy the rest of the night. It's been great so far. Should we play some more games?"] Despite the redness in his cheeks Apollo wore a bright, wide smile.
  connected / mephistopheles / 20d 59m 12s
Dorian was actually looking forward to the dinner. He was expecting to see some beautiful decorations inside Apollo’s parents home. “Maybe I’ll get inspired to make some new art pieces by what I see inside your family home.” Dorian said. He was always looking for some new forms of inspiration. [i Being with Apollo is already making me feel inspired to be honest. I feel like going home and painting or playing with colored glass.] He thought and looks down at his hand that had previously touched Apollo’s.

“I’ll keep that in mind. I might just ask your father about his writing for my own curiosity.” He said and chuckles softly. “Let’s order another of drinks. We should celebrate that we’re going on a date.” He teased. It was just an excuse to get another drink really. Dorian had ordered them another round and once the waitress leaves he looks at Apollo. “Lets let loose and enjoy the rest of the night.” He said and takes ahold of Apollo’s hand. He then gently kisses his hand and smiles.
  Dorian Hirome / Kita-san / 28d 11h 15m 2s
That was a good question. Usually Apollo spent most of his time at the dinner party zoning out. When he wasn't zoning out the only person he went out of his way to talk to was Selene. [#123456 "Yeah, everyone just talks and sips wine and other drinks while dad finishes dinner. There's some dancing but I never do that, well, I mean I never bring anyone so...it would be weird to dance by myself."] Apollo cleared his throat and stopped himself from going off on a tangent. [#123456 "I'm sure my mom will want to give you a grand tour of the house. They're always renovating. Sometimes I like to hide out in dad's office which is basically just a library until my mom drags me out. I'm sure she'll want to show you embarrassing childhood pictures though so I'll have to be vigilant,"] he joked.

Noticing the removal of the hand from his, he frowned slightly. Surprising even himself. Somehow the hand had been a comfort, even though he usually refrained from physical contact. Apollo was convinced the dinner really wouldn't be too bad with Dorian accompanying him. [#123456 "Oh and if you don't know what to say at the dinner table you can just ask my dad about the book he's writing. That'll get him talking."] That was usually how he survived the events. He would just his mom, dad, or Selene something that would distract them. They would keep talking and then it looked like he was actually engaged in conversation, while he only had to contribute a few words.
  connected / mephistopheles / 28d 21h 47m 15s
When Apollo said his hand was softly Dorian just smiled. He always felt so at ease with Apollo and his friend always made him smile or laugh. “Really? I thought they might feel rough with all the art work that I do but thanks for letting me know they’re not rough.” Dorian didn’t mind having soft hands, he liked to take care of his body and that includes the texture of his skin.

Their conversation had turned out better than Dorian thought it would. “It will be fun. I promise.” He was going to make sure that they had a good time. “So what does your mom do at these dinner parties? Do we just stand around talking for a bit until the food is done? Will there be music and dancing?” Dorian was curious about it all. [i I wonder if Apollo would dance with me if there is dancing...hmm he might be too shy. Heh I’m going to have to break him out of his shell.] He thought and removes his hand from Apollo’s. He didn’t want to make things too awkward between them.
  Dorian Hirome / Kita-san / 29d 23h 39m 56s
Apollo was glad to hear that he wasn't being weird. All of thoughts that had weighed on his mind since their first time meeting in person seemed to lift, releasing some tension from his body. His cheeks turned a deeper shade of red when Dorian listed some good qualities about him. He was smart, yes. And he was nice, perhaps sometimes too nice. Handsome? That wasn't a word he usually used to describe himself. Even though he disagreed with that one he kept his mouth shut, eyes locking onto the hand placed on top of his before looking back just in time to see Dorian wink. This only made him blush more. He couldn't see his own face, but he was sure that if any more blood rushed to his cheeks it would burst out of his face.

[#123456 "Th-thank you for those compliments. I'm glad I'm not completely hopeless when it comes to socializing,"] he joked, smiling at the other. [#123456 "I'm glad that we met in person. Also, your hand is very soft. It's nice."] There went his mouth again. Revealing thoughts he had intention of vocalizing. This time he didn't feel too embarrassed about his words. Dorian really did have soft hands. [#123456 "I never thought I'd say this, but I'm really looking forward to that dinner party."] He laughed and used his free hand to ruffle his hair in a bashful way.
  connected / mephistopheles / 32d 15h 14m 42s
The response that Dorian got initially from Apollo was definitely a bit disappointing. He was a bit embarrassed himself since he had just told the guy he had a crush on him and all he got was a bit so thrilled response. [i Did I push it?] He thought and sits back in his chair wondering what else he should say but Apollo began to speak again. The male’s attitude made Dorian smile. [i He’s adorable when he’s nervous like this. Heh. I wonder if it would be rude to laugh?] He couldn’t help but smile even more as Apollo kept talking.

After a few minutes Dorian looks into his friend’s eyes. “I’m glad you asked me to be your date. You weren’t being weird Apollo. I feel the same.” He chuckles softly and sighs. “You should give yourself a bit more credit. You’re smart, handsome, genuinely nice, you make me laugh and you know how to have a good time. You’re not as bad at socializing with me as you think you are. I like you. I really do.” He reaches across the table and places his hand on top of Apollo’s hand. “I’ll make sure you have a blast at the dinner party.” He winks playfully at his friend.
  Dorian Hirome / Kita-san / 37d 9h 9m 12s
Apollo's eyes widened when Dorian agreed to be his date. [i He...he actually said yes. I mean I wasn't sure what he would say but I was expecting a rejection. Surely he knows many people that would make a good date...] Despite his doubtful thoughts, he managed to smile back at his friend. His ears couldn't believe everything they were hearing. Dorian had been thinking about asking him on a date? While all of this wasn't helping his nerves, he could feel his confidence building.

“I mean I hope I’m not too blunt Apollo but I do have a crush on you.”

Everything, including time itself, seemed to stop. Apollo's face had just returned to its normal color, but the blood started rushing back to his cheeks immediately. There were lots of things he could say. What was the best way to respond. [i Just...as long as I don't say something idiotic. I just have to open my mouth and say that I have a crush on him too. Easy peasy.] His mouth opened a few times, each time shutting as he waited for the right words to come to him.

A few minutes passed before he actually formulated how to respond. [#123456 "That's...that's really good to hear."] A dumb response. He wanted to smack himself in the face, but decided against it. Instead he let his head drop onto the table and groaned loudly.

[#123456 "That's really good to hear? God. What a stupid thing to say. I'm sorry that's...that's not what I wanted to say at all. Earlier when we were at the restaurant and you asked me about having a crush, I got all flustered because...because, uh,I have a crush on you. But I'm absolute shit when it comes to this stuff. And I've dated before but only because I felt like I couldn't reject the person who liked me? So I-I've never...asked someone out before. I've never been the one to say 'I have a crush on you'. So I was really nervous because I really like you. But I thought that maybe you didn't feel the same way and I was just being weird."]

Apollo took a deep breath before lifting his head from the table so he could look up at Dorian. [#123456 "I think...I think I might actually have a good time at the dinner party if you're there with me,"] he said with a goofy smile.
  connected / mephistopheles / 39d 5h 54m 3s
Dorian figures he could find something nice to wear in his closet. He had a variety of clothing items that would be suitable for the dinner party. “I think I just might have something. I won’t go out and buy anything. I’m actually excited to go. Tell your mother I will be there.” He said. As they talked about the date part Dorian felt a bit nervous when Apollo said he could bring a date. [i Not really what I wanted to hear] He thought but that nervous feeling went away when Apollo asked if he would be his date. Dorian smiles and watched his shy friend trip over his own words. “Yeah I would love to be your date.” He said seriously.

Being Apollo’s date to the dinner party excited Dorian. “I’m glad you asked me. I was thinking about asking you on a date but you beat me to it.” He chuckles. “I mean I hope I’m not too blunt Apollo but I do have a crush on you.” He smirks. [i I hope our relationship doesn’t get too complicated. even if it doesn’t go any further than this date I still would love to be his friend.] Dorian sits back in his chair. “No pressure? It’ll fun to see what happens.”
  Dorian Hirome / Kita-san / 47d 11h 18m 37s
Apollo seemed to relax upon hearing that he was one of Dorian's favorite people. It made him feel less weird about the similar words that had spilled from his mouth. His eyebrows raised, slightly surprised that his friend responded positively to attending his mother's dinner party. [i Maybe he doesn't realize how boring it will be? Or maybe I just think her dinner parties are boring because it's forced social interaction...] He hesitated before responding, unsure of how to navigate the date question. [#123456 "Oh, you don't have to wear anything fancy. I usually do black pants and a sweater. Sometimes a button up. But really, don't feel obligated to buy something."]

The date question was still on the table. Apollo chewed on his bottom lip and searched the sky for answers, finding none. His eyes lowered and landed back on Dorian. [i Should I tell him to bring a date? Would I be jealous if he brought a date?] His fingers rubbed at the ends of his dyed hair as he thought of how to respond.

[#123456 "I...I'm not bringing a date. And you don't have to bring one, but if you, uh, wanted to you could be my date. I mean it doesn't have to be a date. Unless you want it to? I guess I'm trying to ask you to be my date but I'm being very back and forth about it. Sorry. Would you like to go with me...as a possible date?"] By the end of his statement his cheeks were bright red and he could hardly make eye contact with Dorian. Although, his thoughts being voiced took a big weight off of his shoulders. He hadn't flat out said that he liked the other, but he hoped it at least hinted at it. Even if he had blundered his words.
  mephistopheles / 47d 20h 14m 18s
Dorian chuckles a bit when he noticed Apollo getting a bit nervous. “I will take it as a compliment.” He said and sips on his drink. “You’re one of my favorite people as well.” The atmosphere was really relaxing outside and Dorian couldn’t help but feel a bit excited because he was alone with Apollo. When Apollo mentioned his mother he smiles. “I’m happy that she likes her gift. I enjoyed making it and it turned out great.” He said. “I would love to go to the next dinner party. Do I need to bring a date?” Dorian wasn’t sure what to expect with the dinner party, all he knew was that Apollo never really enjoyed them since he was a social person. “I know I have to dress up which means I need to go buy something nice to wear.”

Once he finished his drink he looks up at the sky and then at Apollo. “So should I bring a date?” [i I wonder what he might say. I should ask him to be my date.] He thought with a smile. “Are you bringing a date?”
  Dorian Hirome / Kita-san / 59d 15h 13m 30s
Apollo was relieved that Dorian was willing to take a break and he was a little surprised with himself for asking for a break. Usually he just tried to brush things off until everything really became too much. He followed behind Dorian silently, still avoiding eye contact with everyone else in the bar. Once outside his tense shoulders loosened. It was much quieter in the outdoor seating area. Exactly what he needed at the moment.

Hearing Dorian say he was glad for their friendship lifted his spirits a bit, the corners of his mouth turning upwards. [i I feel like if I was smoother I would use that comment to voice how I'd like to be more than friends. But I know I would mess up and say something dumb...] he thought, eyes lighting up as he watched the glass of water being set in front of him. He had already calmed down from being outside, but sipping the water helped even more.

[#123456 "Yeah, much better. Sorry about that,"] Apollo said, flashing the other a genuine smile. [#123456 "I'm glad we're friends too. You're kind of one of my favorite people. And...uh, I mean, I guess that's a compliment...because I don't have many favorite people?"] Feeling his cheeks get hot he tried to change the topic to stop himself from saying other embarrassing things regarding how he felt about his friend. [#123456 "My mom sent me a picture of the vase you made. It's the new focal point of the foyer. And then she told me 'invite that nice musician boy to my next dinner party'."]
  connected / mephistopheles / 61d 6h 16m 40s
Dorian wasn’t expecting Apollo to go through with the dare so when he started to walk towards the game he was a bit surprised. “Alright.” He said and chuckles softly with a smile. Dorian knee this was going to be fun to watch so he stayed close by and waited for his friend to return to him. As the game went on Dorian counted to himself, waiting for the big scare. [i I’m sorry my friend.] He thought with a smirk.

Suddenly he heard Apollo scream. He felt his cheeks get a bit hot since he thought his friend was adorable. “Cute.” He mutters with waited for Apollo to come out. The look on his friend’s face made Dorian feel a bit bad. He knew that Apollo did not enjoy that. “Alright you made it through the dare. Nicely done.” When Apollo asked to take a break Dorian nods. “Let’s go outside.” He leads his friend to the outside sitting area to the gaming bar. Once seated Dorian asked the waitress to bring Apollo some water and him a beer. “I’m enjoying my time. I’m glad we’re friends Apollo.” When the water arrived Dorian waited to speak until after Apollo had a few sips. “Feeling any better?”
  Dorian Hirome / Kita-san / 61d 13h 50m 51s
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