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IC: "Male? Female?" Christian raised one shoulder. "It does not matter to me."
Behind him and down the hall, his apartment door slammed open, loud voices echoing in badly slurred French, the shouting of his name and threats if he did not show himself immediately covered almost completely by the shattering of a vase. Christian closed his eyes, sighing softly. He just knew that his mother was going to blame him for that.
"I must go, as well," he said, already reaching for the mouse. He offered a quick half smile. "I look forward to meeting you in person, Marcus, as well as this... Raa."
He clicked the Skype window closed, wondering at the strangeness of Marcus' lover's name, and how difficult it might be to separate them.
Raa counted to sixty, very slowly in his mind, before he finally let Julian up for air, kicking hard away from the shallow bottom of the pool to propel himself as far away from his sputtering friend as possible.
"Asshole!" Julian croaked, water flying everywhere as he emerged, full dressed, from beneath the water.
Raa grinned at him, getting into position as Julian began his predatory approach, reaching out to bat a floating black sneaker out of the way as he did so.
Julian had started it, reaching down to supposedly check the temperature of the pool, and proceeded to fling a handful of water down the back of Raa's long sleeve shirt. What had proceeded was enough splashing to soak the tables, chairs, and walkway around the pool.
"I told you not to splash me," Raa said, realizing too late that he'd backed himself into a corner. He turned, planted his hands on the side of the pool to heave himself up, and swallowed water as Julian grabbed the back of his shirt and yanked, dunking him as he maneuvered himself to sit on Raa's head.
"Could I help if if I thought you needed a shower?" Julian asked rhetorically, rare grin stretching his mouth wide. "Seriously, man! Take a bath!"
His only answer was a series of furious bubbles.
"If he asks me what day of the week it is, I'll be sorely tempted to answer 'orange'." ~Chang WuFei, The Arrangement.