Re: capullo de rosa; dietre & hugh
“Life is always easier without terrible fathers.” Despite more than a few bumps in the road, Dietre had discovered this fact for himself after being disowned. At first he was stuck at Quiet Home, but since then he was free. There was no one to stop him from making the piano his career, he could do whatever or go wherever he wanted. He often forgot to remind himself of this when things got dark, perhaps if he did it more often he would maintain a feeling of gratitude to keep him from going under.
The wine was going fast between the two of them, it seemed. Dietre began on his second glass as the conversation continued. “Having someone give a damn about you is all anyone wants, I think. At least it's so for me.” Dietre was not shy about wanting to mean something to others, he and Hugh had discussed it a few times already. It was a continuing theme with Dietre even though in the back of his mind he worried his few friends would get sick of hearing it from him.
“Let's talk about something lighter,” he suggested. Dietre didn’t think they could get away from depressing topics unless someone took the reins and forcibly steered them away, so that was what he was attempting.
“Um… Well, I’ve had a bit of good news lately. A friend of mine who’s been away has come back.” Could he really consider Daniel a friend? Or just a fond acquaintance? “We aren’t particularly close, but… He paid to have the piano I’ll be playing for you restored.”