Re: Dietre A./Hugh C.: On the patio
Hugh didn't say that it was different. Of course it was different with him and Hannah now. There were things he didn't really tell her because of who they had been once, and he suspected rather strongly that it went both ways. He didn't always know what was going on with her, and it felt ironic at times that he felt as if he asked and she didn't really say. At some point, he had decided to accept what he was given at face value and a year or so after it all, it felt as if it had shifted. The friendship had maybe found itself again.
Hugh didn't mind Dietre moving closer, and he shifted lower on the seat, leaning in likewise while he allowed his gaze to move across the lake in front of them. He wasn't certain if they'd cleared anything up exactly, but maybe they both knew a little more and maybe it was a little easier and maybe, Hugh could just call a date a date next time around. Or maybe he wouldn't. Maybe if the friendship was the most important thing for both of them, they did things and let it happen if it would.
"Cause she's super popular and sometimes people get weird about really popular things," Hugh shrugged. "I'm not an artistic snob? Or, not like that anyway. Her lyrics are smart, she writes all her own songs, and when I'm in a mood, there's a Taylor Swift song for it, probably. You liked it though?" he tried not to sound hopeful, but maybe there was a little bit there. It wasn't that he thought Dietre was a snob, but he knew classical music so thoroughly. On the other hand Hugh kept showing him things, and Dietre hadn't hated any of them yet. And it wasn't just a friendship thing, exactly. Hugh played music contantly, really, and a lot of it was showtunes or pop although a lot of times it slipped out into indie rock, or hip hop, or dance, or folk. Despite himself, Hugh smiled slightly at Dietre saying it was nice.
He was already reaching for his phone, switching out of his own playlists into another ap, and figuring out the spelling by suggestion, and pulling it up. He tilted an eyebrow up at Dietre, asking if this was the one, before hitting play for both of them.