"It does," Aleksi agreed, because he'd experienced the same thing, to a certain extent. It seemed as though he'd been here for the blink of an eye and yet also half a lifetime already, though in actually it was only a couple of months. "It is a very interesting place," he commented neutrally, not certain he wanted to delve into a conversation about exactly how strange the town was, which seemed likely to drift off into a discussion of his own weirdness. That was a topic he wasn't quite ready for with someone who was still so much of a stranger, even one that Dietre held in such high regard.
"What are you trying to learn about?" Aleksi asked instead, vaguely recalling having heard something about it from his boyfriend at some point. He glanced over again, rubbing his thumb gently over Dietre's knuckles as he took in the look of contemplation on his face.
Startling just slightly as the waitress set down their glasses and beer pitcher, Aleski managed a quiet word of thanks as she left, leaning a little more heavily against Dietre's side as he settled again.