Re: [Lakeside Manor: Hugh & Atticus]
Hugh listened, wondering if there was more than what Atticus was saying. He knew Atticus had a few supernatural things of his own because of the island, and even if he didn't know it all, he knew - enough. It was sort of like Theo, another person that had definitely been a definition of supernatural. "The film I did was a true crime book adaptation, the one with the murder and the trial. There was definitely discussion of the ghosts of the originally murdered people," he was quiet for a moment thinking about the actress. Hadn't liked her much - didn't know who did. She'd seemed at the best out of touch with the town, and the people she was working around, but she hadn't deserved the death she'd gotten. He shook his head. "Anyway... you're probably right."
It was strange listening to Atticus describe it, feeling as if he was describing Hugh's past life to an extent. Oh, not classes - but shows. Play after play, and between them nights at clubs, and seeing other shows he wasn't in, and films and parties where he might meet just the right person to network him with the other right person who was going to give him his break. Only a few people had pulled him out of that cycle from time to time. Zee, ultimately Em, but even the people he'd dated for more than a month - a short list - most of them hadn't really slipped deep. He'd never let them. He let out a breath and nodded. "That's way too familiar, Atticus. The particulars are different, but... yeah."
He leaned back and for a moment he was quiet, a little bit of uncertainty gnawing, that maybe it was a little egotistical to even claim he was a good friend now. But on the other hand. "Maybe just my attitude?" He shrugged, and glanced down at his hands. "Like, I've always wanted to be liked," something Atticus knew about him, he knew, and it just was what it was. It didn't matter as much as it once had. "So I think I always tried to be the kind of person people would like, but I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to show up, and there are people here, that I would go out of my way for. I don't know that it makes me a good friend, exactly, but it feels closer than before."