“A lot of people click with me too,” Kaden said, with a smile that said this is who I wanna be and I don’t wanna accept different. It wasn’t a total fakeout… People did click with him; he and Marcie got on like a house on fire. But then, they had the common ground of being mortals among the gods (rare) and two of the people who cared about Tragos (rarer.) Maybe all the clicking gripped on that, Kaden didn’t want to look too closely and find out.
And how many people at school would still like him if he wasn’t funny? And how often these days did he feel genuinely funny and not like he was faking it to cover up the horrific gashes that had opened in his life recently like that time he nearly shot a woman because his brother told him to?
But he smiled at Luna, though, because these were 3am thoughts, and he and Luna were well on the wrong side of midnight.