Re: Dietre A./Hugh C.: On the patio
Having handed over the glass, Hugh sat down beside Dietre. He'd laid his jacket off at some point earlier in the evening and he suspected he might have regrets about that now that he was outside, but then again, maybe not. It had been warm inside with all the people, and he was warm enough in the moment to not be bothered by the chill in the evening air. He took a sip of his Old Fashioned, and then sat it down on a nearby table, and turned his attention to Dietre with a grin.
"I know having lots of people around isn't your favorite," Hugh shrugged, warmth in his gaze as he looked over. "So, I appreciate you sticking around even more. Because there were quite a few people, really."
This, was good. Hugh had worried, probably more than he really should have, that nobody would show up or it'd only be a few of his closest friends, and while he would have still enjoyed introducing said closest friends to Zee, and he knew Zee would have likely made some friends out of that, he would have probably felt like it was a failure, because he'd invited so many more. But it hadn't turned out like that. It had been his first real party, one that didn't involve meeting family members, or just very close friends in the first place, and people had come. Hugh took a deep breath in and closed his eyes with a smile on his lips. "I think it was okay," he added softly. Perhaps as much to himself as to Dietre.
He leaned his head back and opened his eyes, turning his head so he could look at Dietre. "How was work?" he asked. "Tell me what you played, did I know any of the pieces? I think I need a piano," these things came tumbling out one after another. Hugh was tired, but in a way that was comfortable and pleased, and he was definitely a little tipsy, and was working on yet another drink besides, and his feet were sore, but he was happy and content, and he was going to let that feeling linger as long as it would. "Although maybe not tonight, you've played enough tonight, for work, and I'll play something for you later," he added, a promise.