As K'rios chuckled, A'ric couldn't help but let his mind drift for just a moment. It had actually been quiet a while, but the last time they had done this, K'rios had ended up getting sick, and almost in his boots. The pewterrider had spent the night that night, and no matter what, the young bronze rider always made sure they got safely home, even if it meant they both one back to one of the other's apartments. Rolling his eyes playfully A'ric nodded. "Yes, neither of us will ever make that mistake again." Even the bronze rider had not felt the greatest that night after not really eating as much as he should have when he was drinking. Fortunately, A'ric ha managed to eat more than K'rios, so he hadn't felt AS crappy, but still crappy enough in his opinion.
Africa still felt just a bit weird about venting, but it seemed as though K'rios didn't mind. The young man knew that was what friends were for, but he still usually felt bad when he did stuff like that. Usually they didn't mind, but he did. Kind of weird, he knew, but it was just how he was, and he highly doubted he would be able to change it now. Africa could not help the laugh that escaped him as his friend describe what he would do in A'ric's position. "Honestly, I would do that, but I don't want her to feel like I am pressuring her. Even if I told her I'm not, I feel like she would take it that way. We both like what we have now, it's just that I, want something a little more, I just don't exactly know how to explain it to her in ways that won't put her down, or, make her mad, or anything. I really don't want to do anything that could drive her away from me." The last thing was said with a slight frown. It was the truth, he really didn't want to do anything to push her away. If they both decided they weren't more than what they were now, he still wanted to be able to stay friends with her.
Taking another sip of his drink, A'ric studied K'rios for a moment, smiling softly. "Thanks. I did need to get it off my chest, but I didn't want to ruin the mood. This is supposed to be a fun night and I don't want to bring either of us down talking about stuff like this." After another sip of his drink, and a moment to think, he said, "I really do appreciate this man. It's nice to have someone to talk to. And I hope you know that you can always talk to me too."
The bronze rider grabbed some of the food and another sip of his drink. "So, everyone is excited about the Flight and clutch. You ready to be proud of the candidates you send to the Sands? Hopefully they will make you proud, or you are a really bad teacher." A'ric gave his friend a wink and teasing voice. He knew K'rios was far from a bad teacher, but it was always fun to mess with his friend just a bit.
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