Re: On the train: The Schoolboy/The Witch
It definitely was coupled with not strictly human, but Hugh didn't say anything to confirm or deny. It was easier to simply let that particular aspect of this subject lay and for him to consider the other pieces. If Aedan wasn't strictly human, which felt like the implication, and Hugh glanced over at him again as if trying to figure out exactly what it might mean, and how it might matter to him more than to Aedan.
He looked human, but so did Hannah. He'd felt human too - cooler skin maybe - but his hands had felt human when they'd been in Hugh's as they'd changed back. The idea of something not-quite human, was a new one really to Hugh - or at least the concept of those things being potentially real was new and so he wasn't certain where to go, or how far back. Not a ghost - probably, since it seemed that Ghosts couldn't hold hands or drive cars. There were also the dark windows, as if he didn't want people seeing inside the car. Could he shape shift, or change somehow? He'd said not a witch.
Hugh moistened his lips and looked out the window uncertain if he should follow-up on why it might matter more to him. "I think if you don't intend me harm, I can't imagine what might matter to me," he said finally. That might be the question, and he wondered at himself for getting into a car with a stranger in Repose - it might not have been the smartest move, but he was certainly feeling more awake and alert now.