Re: [Hall Way: Patrick & Newt]
Patrick was most accustomed to Newt's glances. The dude seldom looked at anything (other than one of his creatures) straight on, and Patrick considered it a particular triumph when he did manage to get Newt to look at him directly. As such, he knew (as he flopped upon the bed) that Newt was stealing glances at him. Patrick did not mind this. The dude was most comfortable with his appearance, and he was most comfortable in his sweatshirt and black pants. He kicked his shoes off, letting them clatter against the wooden floor and secure in the knowledge that Newt would neatly stow them somewhere without moving from his place upon the bed.
He turned his cheek, watching as the dude pushed himself up onto his elbows, and then he (Patrick) suggested that Newt might be warm. The peacoat neatly joined the rest of the outerwear, and Newt settled onto his side with a drape of leg over lap. Patrick did not tense, jerk, or jolt; he merely reached down to skim a palm over Newt's knee and thigh. This was a nice kind of still, man. It was the kind of still Patrick appreciated, and the slide of his hand along Newt's thigh was a most thoughtless thing.
He smiled a smirk of a smile when Newt suggested the cottage was soundproof; Patrick was not particularly loud. "I was thinking more about the uncovered windows, but I suppose you do often get noisy," he teased.
Patrick entirely believed a garden to be A Garden. He glanced toward the window, as if he could see outside to inspect said garden, but he was not truly inclined to move. "I can grow herbs," he suggested. He had been wanting to do this. Perhaps a magical garden was magically temperate; he had not gotten around to converting the outdoor spa into a greenhouse, and now their return to the homestead (in a timely manner) was questionable, at best. "You can show me later," he suggested, and then he reached for Newt's arm at the elbow, as if to tug the dude over and atop him. "Come here," he said, and this was also a suggestion; Patrick was not the type of dude to issue orders.