Re: On the train: The Schoolboy/The Witch
"It is quite different," he said with an almost affectionate tone. "Have you done a lot of traveling?" It was something he'd done a lot of when he was younger -- and human. There had been same later in life, but he hadn't even made it home within the past few decades. He should do that.
But that was not now, and Hugh's voice brought his thoughts back inside the car. "He was likely better at rule following if he was head boy," Aedan agreed with a grin. "It's been a very long time since I did that dance. "And I used to do it every weekend at home. I think my aunts seduced half the town that way," he remarked, a little dryly, and a bit suspiciously. He wouldn't put it past them. His other had likely done the same damn thing once he was old enough, but those days were faded in his memory.
The last line earned a startled laugh. "I think I consider myself too much a realist to say I'm a romantic. There needs to be more optimism than I have for that." He wasn't chiding though; everyone was different, and he would have preferred a romantic over a pessimist.