ooc: I fail, but I love you :s
Julien looked inordinately happy at Alfie's initial approach, but it dropped off into his own hesitation as Alfie slowed then changed is body language, hands in pockets so that Julien couldn't really have hugged him the way he'd wanted to, leading him to think that a kiss - oh Merlin, a kiss - was out of the question.
The 'how are you' threw him a little off balance as well and he stopped an arms breadth from Alfie, unable to not watch him despite the way physical contact seemed off limits. "I'm... Happy Valentines." he said softly.