"A bad influence how, if I may ask?" he asked, confused. He didn't understand how Gen could be such a terrible influence-- it wasn't as though she were a bad person or anything! At least not so far as he was aware, and he knew Julius wouldn't have picked her if she were.
His thoughts were digressing, and Matt shook his head just slightly, pulling himself back to the present. "I- aye, I did," he admitted softly. "I've- I've wanted kiss you for a while. You're- you're pretty, aye, but you're also intelligent and kind and gentle and- well, I like you, and I wanted to." He lifted his shoulder in half a shrug, a bit unsure of how she might react to his admission.