Re: UMC, In Person - Neil/Louis
[It's hard for Louis to see him so frail, to watch him prop himself up so carefully, but he does, leaning in a little closer in case Neil needs the support. Watching him strain makes him think about broken sutures, and it's almost impossible for him to bite his tongue and wait. Somehow he manages it. Clearly, though, everything is not as still beneath the surface as it might seem. When Neil settles in again, he leans back a fraction.] No time. [Flat, but dry, with irony. He doesn't believe that for a second. Then:] You should take it as a testament to how many people care about you that most everyone I know wants to get Chloe alone in a dark alley.