Resumes teaching moombas how to speak.
Allowing himself to be pulled, he mimics the action, nearly bouncing under the older male’s hold. "Awesome! How’ve you been? Ya disappeared on me!”
❝You make it sound like I clean vanished off the face of the planet.❞ The dramatics are welcome, however; it’s not unpleasant to know he was missed. He musses the kid’s bleached mop fondly. ❝I’ve been good! Doesn’t match the rush of being back, though. Not even close. —So, what’s new?❞
"Haha, he’s lucky that it wasn’t! It’s funny, though, you mentioning that I look younger. Lately, all I’ve been hearing is how radiant I look—-glowing, even.”
❝Well. That’s sorta weird.❞ He scrambles to retract the words as soon as they leave, face taking a turn for alarmed as he backtracks, all immediate. ❝Not that people are complimenting you, like, why wouldn’t they, I mean — it’s just. Strange that they’re all saying the same thing. Y’know?❞
Laguna clears his throat, shifting where he sits. ❝Have you been eating more fruits and veggies lately?❞
"…um, I just…got here.”
❝O-Oh— you did?❞ A set of blinks. ❝Sorry, I, uh. S’pose my blanket statement was a bit too blankety.❞
"Locke!!" Laughing, he put out his hand to shake in greeting.
"Ain’t about bein’ memorable so much as I ain’t been by this way in some time. It’s a great big world out there and the trains ain’t always reliable."
❝Nice to — remeet you, I guess?❞ He accepts the handshake, giving a couple firm swing before slipping his fingers back into his pockets. ❝I feel that, man. Beats walkin’, though, y’know? Too many slippery slopes and pitfalls and quicksand. And giant bugs.❞
❝TI————IDUS!❞ His arm assumes its natural place around the ace’s neck, hauling him closer. ❝How you been, kid?❞
"Hey. Been a while. Busy with important president stuff, huh?" [ CRIES THE MOMENT YOU’RE ON I’M NOT HERE. shares taco bell w/. FEEL SPECIAL BC I NEVER SHARE MY FOOD. also weeps p sure tumblr are my previous reply to this open post. 8I ]
❝—You could say that, yeah.❞ His hand finds the back of his neck, rubs the stretch of skin below his ponytail. He smiles. ❝'But anyway, 's good t'see you.❞
"What can I say? I have been told that I am a living, breathing anomaly, after all."
❝That so, huh? One’a Cid’s first lines?❞
Like father, like son. “At least now I know where I get it from.”
❝Oh, man, don’t say that. This was the start of my passage into golden senior adulthood. Y’know, the first of many instances of getting lost in mysterious places like parking lots or movie theatres for unprecedented amounts of time.❞ He makes no attempt to hide the melodrama, placing a meaningful hand on Leon’s shoulder, sighing lightly. ❝Yep, I’m too far gone, but there’s still hope for you.❞
"Sure has! ….uhhhh… what was your name again?"
❝Laguna. Been told before it’s not exactly memorable, so like, don’t sweat it.❞ Silence, then a sheepish chuckle. ❝But, uh, yours was—?❞
"It’s been quite some time."
❝Ah, well, now ‘m not too sure. Y’see kiddo, if anything, you look younger than last I saw you. I’m not a man of science, but I am pretty honking positive that’s not how things work.❞
i adore you so much it’s disgusting get out
wow this is really homo
good thing i’m a yaoi protagonist B)