Re: log: dylan & max (daniel & lin too)
[Actually, in his younger days Daniel had the advantage of superlative healthcare in several countries, courtesy of his mother. It was the kind of thing she expected herself to do to check off all the boxes that would make her a responsible, appropriate maternal figure of the expected type in their neighborhood. At a certain age, of course, Daniel was supposed to handle that kind of thing for himself, but he showed no sign of becoming more cautious as the years went by, so she just kept paying the bill, absentmindedly, the same way she paid the gardeners, the help staff, and the army of accountants. Since his vehement departure from the world, however, Daniel had been without the reassuring blanket of overpriced health insurance. He'd been making do with cold hard cash, usually in the form of portable wealth that sparkled or glinted.
Lin seemed incredibly pleased to see Max, and Daniel stared at her. She couldn't have been less like Lin, and despite something vaguely similar in the way their eyes were constructed on their faces, Daniel couldn't see the relationship. Perhaps it was because Max's thoughtlessly arrogant voice came through eloquently on the page, and she seemed unwilling to Be Concerned in the warm way that was so much a part of Lin's overblown character. She seemed like the kind of person that would dislike Lin's personality vehemently, but Daniel realized rapidly that she must be somehow secretly fond of that kind of thing, because she liked Dylan McKendrick, a man who regularly decided to be a little boy in his own head whenever he could get away with it. A quick dart of his brows upward showed that he was as surprised to hear mention of Aubrey as most of the room, but he didn't say anything about it other than to give Dylan a somewhat nasty smile that enjoyed the thought of Aubrey in hot pursuit of Dylan's (to Daniel) unimpressive ass. (By the way, it was the kind of smile that enjoyed when other people had minor difficulties, not a lascivious one.)]
I feel gross. [Daniel snapped, which is generally what Daniel did; if he didn't snap, he grumbled, groused, bitched, or yelled. He heard Max's chuckle, and threw her a glare that probably wouldn't have bothered a bunny rabbit. Daniel turned his head sharply to watch Lin move away toward the wall, but he wasn't interested in their sibling nattering as much as he was Dylan. He looked him over, blatantly, dull curls messy on the crown of his head.] And how much of a wreck are you?