Re: capullo de rosa; dietre & hugh
“Then I’ll definitely play.” That settled it and Dietre was pleased, their night wouldn’t just end with dinner. It was probably selfish of him to want to monopolize the time of a busy man, but how could he not when the alternative was loneliness? Misha and Damian were somewhat right when they called him selfish, he was selfish in the way of wanting more than he deserved.
Following Hugh’s example Dietre took a piece of bread for himself. It gave him something to do with his hands which helped when making conversation. “You likely know more than you think you do. Chopin is very popular, you’ve probably heard several of his pieces in your movies but didn’t know what it was you were listening to.” Beauty and the Beast was a good example of this in how they took inspiration from The Carnival of Animals. Dietre guessed that this was a very common practice and wouldn’t be surprised if he discovered more pieces he was familiar with during his future movie nights with Hugh. He’d be sure to point them all out, playing his part as an educator.
“I confess I was trying to show off a bit with Fantaisie Impromptu... It is an impressive sounding piece, but Chopin himself did not like it, so it was only made public posthumously.” Was this boring? Dietre wasn’t sure. This sort of trivia interested him, but he didn’t know if Hugh would care as much. “I also played Mariage D'amoure by Paul de Senneville, but that was for fun because I had already gotten the job.” He took a bite of bread, chewing and swallowing before he continued, “I’ll play them both for you if you want.”
As for the player piano, Dietre shrugged slightly. “I haven’t listened to some of them yet. I ordered a few based on their titles alone. I find most piano rolls to be some form of ragtime, which, to be honest, I am not too much of a fan of… But, well, there are rolls of just about anything.”
“Like waltzes and things…” A quick glance to Hugh before looking shyly away again, he couldn’t quite look at him as he made the suggestion, “...If you wanted to give me dance lessons.” Another bite of bread was taken to nervously chew. This was Hugh’s fault for his repeated suggestions that people should be more assertive about making their feelings known. Unfortunately Dietre was no good at that, so he still had to go about it in his vague, tiptoe-y way.