Re: [Lakeside Manor: Hugh & Atticus]
"Don't believe in ghosts?" he asked. Hadn't come up before, and he sounded entertained at the skepticism and superstition. "Studied cultural superstitions for a time. Was interesting, how different societies develop different things they're superstitious about. Have been reading about the vikings lately. Even years and years ago, the superstitions about the undead existed. Had something called Draug. Can't try to say the Norse word, but were undead that lived in the graves of wealthy men." Was sitting forward again. Liked interesting conversations, and thought this topic was an interesting one, especially now that he felt he had some control over the walking dead all around him. "They could increase their size at will. Imagine that? You can do one thing after death, and it's to get taller." Chuckled at the concept.
"Have noticed the town tends to be a dichotomy of sorts. Lot of gay men and liberal beliefs on the forums. A lot of repressed religions residents that don't bother with social media. Makes sense, but also means you can know a certain group but not the other." But he understood the concept of casual acquaintance. "I think the casual thing is tempting. Get something out of it. Don't need to put a lot in. Easy. No strings. No ties. Like that. Am a lazy man," admitted. Didn't bother lying about that or hiding it. Was who he was. "But think good friendships have their merits. Glad you rethought it."
Was sitting comfortably now, in a slouch. "What changed when you moved here? What altered Hugh?"