Somehow, seeing Aleksi get so nervous made Dietre feel more brave. Any person who looked their way would think Aleksi was the brave one with how big and strong he was. But Dietre could feel the man start when the waitress set down the drinks and it made him want to put an arm around him. He didn’t, though, not wanting to embarrass his boyfriend.
Instead, he just held Aleksi’s hand all the more tighter. He continued to let the other two get acquainted, busying himself by pouring beer into a glass and getting a piece of pizza. These tasks were made somewhat difficult by having to be done with one hand, but he was absolutely not going to let go of Aleksi’s hand until the werewolf let go of his first. He didn’t want to abandon him in a time of need.