“Are you going to tell us what happened? For purely scientific reasons, of course,” Vaughn hastened to add.
“We just… made out.”
“I’m taking that code for ‘doing the do’ and won’t question you any further on that.”
Akos’ blush reflex was in high gear and he smothered his face with both hands. “I might have asked her to run away with me after graduation.”
“I know, you don’t—”
“Talent like the two of you have can’t just disappear,” Nikolaj cut in. He gripped Akos’ shoulder, shaking him until he got his attention. “Titania is one of the strongest mages that this school has seen in generations. She’ll be offered one of the highest honors, asked to teach, asked to fight for them if a war should erupt—”
“There’s no reason for a war—”
“That’s no reason to be naive!” he shouted, slapping his hand on the bar. “I’m not just saying this because I’m class captain, Akos. I’m your friend, and I know Vaughn feels the same way. We love you and Titania, and it won’t end well if you attempt to drop off the grid.”
Sometimes, when I wrote characters that were ‘older’, I thought “they have to be so mature by this age”. But now as I approach 26, I realize “like hell 20 year old’s are that mature”. I mean, I still find a lot of humor in saying something like “they gonna do the frick frack in the broom closet HOLLAAAAAAA”.
Especially if there are no circumstances that force responsibility upon them. That’s what causes a person to grow up early.
Playing around with my new characters because they’re a wonder bro trio and more fleshed out than the main girl is at the moment.