Actually, A'ric had always been interested in one thing, and that was Impressing a dragon. That was why he had left Benden and came here. Why he had left his friends and family. It had been all that was on his mind. After he had Impressed though, Behemoth had helped him open up. While A'ric would never get an ego even half the size of Behemoth's, his dragon's confidence in their team actually helped A'ric boost his own confidence as well. Even with the new found confidence though, he had never really been a ladies man. Well, he had to admit, at least what he pictured a ladies man as. Sometimes he could think of the right thing to say, and Kit seemed to think he was a good lover since she tended to just find him over and over. Other than that though, he was not the smooth talker that he knew some of the other guys around the Weyr were.
As Solai spoke those words, dark eyes looked at her, studying her for a moment. Appreciating her opinion he just smiled and kind of nodded. "I've had the same thought. I just haven't quiet figured out a way to sit down and talk to her about it. Every time I try and bring it off, I just decide it's not the right time, and keep my mouth shut." Was he ashamed to admit it? Not really, but he did know that this was not the best way to be handling it.
A'ric picked up his drink once more as the green rider spoke again. Honestly, the bronze rider was glad she didn't think this was weird. They did live in a Weyr. And not everyone was together with someone. Even if they were, especially during Flights, they were with other people, and everything always seemed to turn out just fine. Not even bothering to take a drink, he set the glass back down. "An open relationship, is probably what she wants, yes. What would make her happy. Actually, this whole thing started as just a casual thing. Turned into spending Flights together, and then we had Viktor. I know she's been hurt before, even though she never really talks about it. I just get the feeling, and I think honestly, that's why I dont bring up my feelings to her. I think that is what is stopping me."
A'ric knew that Kit still sought out other people sometimes, but it was mostly when she wanted to run or forget about her past relationships. Hell, she even did it to him sometimes. If he tried to talk to her about it, the zultanite rider always seemed to turn it into something else. Shrugging a bit he said, "You know, I understand where you are coming from, but I've seen how Kit has changed, and I can't help but feel like maybe I can make her forget whatever it was that happened if I give her enough time. Maybe I'm crazy for thinking that, but aren't I just as bad as the last person if I just walk out on her?"
Taking a drink, he looked at Solai once more and shrugged. "Sorry, I don't mean to just dump all that on you. It's probably a little awkward since we don't really know each other that I'm telling you all of this." The bronze rider did feel a bit awkward talking to openly with someone he had just met, but at the same time, he already felt like Solai was someone he could trust, and she would quickly become a friend of his. At least he hoped she would anyway.
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