Mek looks at Boss. He can't do this all the time. He loves Boss very much. Tee shakes his head in warning but Mek drags Boss away from the girls that Boss and Tee were flirting with.
He is not good with words but he can speak well when he is with his friends, if he puts his mind to it. He feels comfortable around Boss, he can speak in front of Boss but the irony is that he has never ever told Boss how he feels about him.
"I don't think I can be silent any longer, I can't watch you try to get close to other girls."
Boss looks confused. "You like one of those girls?"
Mek sighs. "I am worried about you. I care about you, not those girls. I don't want you to put yourself down when you are with them."
Boss still doesn't seem to get him.
Mek softly says, "Reject me, ignore me and tell me to get lost from you, don't be nice. Hate me. Please."
Boss finally gets it, he thinks he gets it. "Mek, I don't think I can hate you. Do you think you can take it if I hate you or become angry with you?"
Mek looks taken aback. He didn't think that far ahead.
Boss shakes his head, "How is that even a confession? Why are you asking me to reject you instead of even telling me properly that you like me?"
Mek stutters a little. He can't find words.
Boss turns a little red. "You... like me, right?" Did he make a fool of himself again like with the girls? He is used to girls treating him like crap but he doesn't want to embarrass himself in front of Mek.
Mek nods vigorously, suddenly feeling at a loss of words again.
Boss plays with his fingers, "Can you give me sometime to think about it? I am sorry I didn't know and I teased you, I am so dense. Why did you let everyone tease you about you and me being mute husband and devoted wife, right, you normally don't speak much, were you unable to ask people to stop? I am so sorry..."
Mek gently places a hand on Boss' shoulders effectively stopping his ramble.
Mek smiles, "It isn't your fault. Don't feel guilty."
Boss looks down. "But I unknowingly-"
"It's OK. Your reaction right now is enough for me. You don't hate me."
He doesn't know if he can stay friends like before with Boss now that Boss knows his feelings. He doesn't know if it is good or not that he told Boss. He doesn't know if Boss will accept him or reject him. He doesn't know what to do for either scenario. Should he try to stay friends? Should he ignore them? He doesn't have other friends though.
Should he go out with Boss and accept and hope that it is not out of pity? What to do if they break up later?
Mek is glad that Boss doesn't seem uncomfortable or angry. He just seems his usual nice, air head self. He has a lot of things to think about and feelings to work through. He worries a lot despite not speaking a lot, his mind is usually jumbled with a lot of words and playing and writing music is the only thing that helps and ironically at times, being with Boss helps.
Mek looks at Boss jumping up and down and saying that he is hungry. He smiles a little. Mek is so soft, cute. Mek hopes that Boss will stay true to both of them and that Boss won't be forced to do anything for Mek because Boss is a very good friend. Warm. Loyal.
Mek startles as Boss grabs his hands and pulls him towards the cafeteria.
He will figure something out.
"Why would you do this if you don't like him, Ram?" Duen looks at Ram with a confused look. Genuine worry.
Ram just smiles and shakes his head.
"Then you like P'King?"
Ram shrugs and doesn't say anything.
He doesn't know why, he just wants King to be not afraid of dogs. Ram loves animals a lot, especially dogs. He wants King to understand dogs, that there is nothing to be scared of. That
Duen giggles a little. "Am I going to see you in a puppy costume? Like that BL series Puppy Honey? Help P'King get over dogs?"
Ram glares at Duen playfully, "Is this how you treat a friend who always tries to help and look out for you?"
Duen's face falls a little. He still is not sure about Bohn. Ram sighs a little. Duen is not like Ram. Ram can take care of himself. But Duen is a little bit of a space head and Ram doesn't trust Bohn at all. He doesn't trust King either... yet but King seems a little less fickle than Bohn to be honest. And King is cuter than Bohn.
Ram pats Duen's back. They don't say anything.
"I am an idiot."
'Yes, yes, you are.' Ram says internally. He doesn't say it out loud.
Duen whines, "Ram!"
Ram looks at King. 'I didn't say anything out loud.'
Duen sighs, "You didn't have to say it out loud. I can understand few things. We have been best friends for so long."
Ram shrugs. He finally opens his mouth, doesn't want to torment Duen any longer. "I told you he was playing with you, you are not a toy, don't be impressed just because he treats you nicely at times, don't fall so easily, he is a playboy, he does that with a lot of people, so what if your heart flutters? You should have been more careful. I don't want to say 'I told you so'."
Duen pouts. "You just said multiple times. I hear you loud and clear."
Ram ignores the way King looks from afar at him and Duen with jealousy, that Ram is talking more to Duen than King even though King is his soon to be boyfriend.
It is natural, Ram is worried about his best friend, Duen and he talks a lot when worried and only with people he is close to. Not with everyone.
Ram is startled when he hears Duen ask pitifully, "What should I do?"
"Go clear things up with him. Be stern." Ram says bluntly.
Duen looks at him with wide puppy eyes, "I thought you wanted me to stay away from P'Bohn?"
It pains Ram but he knows Duen likes the senior brat already and it wont go anywhere unless Duen takes a bold step with Bohn. Ram hates Bohn but Duen likes something in him which makes him think that Bohn must not be that bad. Even King hangs out with Bohn and Mek and Boss aren't that bad.
But it is up to Duen. He should learn to be careful with Bohn, to understand who he is, to clear things up with him.
"Talk to him, be firm, don't give in, do you understand me?" Ram says toughly.
Duen nods and Ram sighs as King comes and settles next to him before Duen can even get up and leave. King snakes a hand around Ram's waist and pokes at the tattoo on his neck. Ram swats at his hands but doesn't move away.
Duen just giggles at the both of them. Ram just looks at him and Duen stops, he closes his mouth. He nods to King and leaves, waving at them.
Duen wants to say a lot of things to Bohn, ask him a lot of things. What does Bohn like about him? How can Duen be sure that he is not just teasing? What can Bohn do to make Duen believe him? Duen has a lot to think about. Because he knows Bohn will ask him what he has to do to put Duen's mind at ease and Duen doesn't even know. A long talk is on the list for sure. Duen can talk but will Bohn be willing to listen?