Re: time jump! adrian's place; dietre & hugh
For a heartbeat Hugh hesitated at the suggestion, uncertain if it would be difficult for Dietre to play if he was so near - the bench didn't seem that roomy to him, but at the same time, he suspected that Dietre wouldn't have offered if it would bother him, not with the other furniture in the room, and he wouldn't have offered if he hadn't been alright with it, or maybe even wanted it? Hugh bit his lip, and then stepped up and carefully seated himself on the bench, trying not to crowd Dietre too much.
He recognized the prologue immediately, of course, because he'd heard it so many times before, and his lips turned up in an automatic smile. The nice thing about where he as seated was that it gave him an incredible view of Dietre's hands playing, something Hugh really had never had an opportunity to watch carefully before. He could read music, voice lessons, and he knew basic notes on the piano, but he'd never really thought about how music was a sort of dance between fingers and instrument - And like dance steps there was emotion and precision to all of it - repetition sometimes too he could see.
Dietre was in his element, and a glance sideways from his hands to his profile was all it took for Hugh to see that. For a moment he watched that profile, letting the music sink in. There were times, if he were honest, he'd considered classical to be well, boring - but in this moment he was pretty certain he'd been completely wrong. It was impossible to not feel the emotion of it sitting here next to Dietre. He glanced over as the second piece came to an end.
"That's incredible," he said softly, not wanting to speak too loudly and break the mood of the moment. "Did you just - remember Beauty and the Beast?" His lips were curled into a smile, the delight of Dietre having played it for him still very obvious in his face.