"Don't worry, I won't start anything." Soren nuzzled Cass' neck. "Though honestly? Think Ares will smite me too much if I laugh at him if he falls down? Maybe I just shouldn't be around." He listened to Cass, pulling him as close as possible to warm him up.
He thought about what he wanted to say. "I think that you can do whatever you want. You're right, you already have a degree. And we're really uniquely lucky - we'll never want for anything. Do what makes you happy, baby. If you teach people how to board for a few years and find yourself really wanting to go back to school, you can. If you want to stop and be a coal miner, you could. I'd be sad, but you could. I want you to be happy."