After a little while of talking with the angsty and peculiar teenager, Annie just shrugged it off and let him be. She could tell that he was nervous around her, though she'd keep a close eye on them anyways; she was like a bear watching over her baby. In this case, Shiloh was her baby.
Shiloh was still hanging onto Casey's waist like a koala, face nuzzled into his shirt. He was still out like a light.
Casey immediately calmed down once Annie walked off. His heart was racing and his palms were sweating badly. It was a wonder the sound of his heart didn't wake Shiloh up. This was far from the first time Casey ran into parents though, and definitely not the most awkward. Once, when he was trying to escape from a house after a night of fun, he was forced to sit and have a cup of coffee by his partner's dad while they went on and on about the "beauty of mars". He just pulled Shiloh a little closer after she left and tried to calm down. The boy probably wasn't going to wake up for a while, and Casey liked it when Shiloh clung to him like this, no matter how scary his aunt was. As the pinky slept, Casey stroked his hair with closed eyes and smiled.
It was a little while before the little thing did come to, letting out a sigh and giving Casey a light squeeze before letting his eyes flutter open. "Mmm….Oh hello.." The pinky yawned with a little sleepy smile.
Casey was half asleep by then, but he returned the smile, and stroked Shiloh's hair once more.
"Good morning, babe." He uttered, leaning down to peck his cheek.
"Babe.." He repeated with a look of surprise as he tilted his head, Casey'd never called him that before. It was a bit confusing actually, He didn't even know if there were together or not. "Casey… may I ask you something?" He began, still having his arms wrapped around the raven.
The question took Casey by surprise, and made him uneasy yet again. "Uh... Sure." He replied, worried what the question was going to be.
"Mmm…Well um.. What am I to you..? Like.. We kiss and stuff, you know?" Shi asked in a hushed tone.
The raven thought about it for a little bit. He was trying to come up with an answer that would both not break Shiloh's heart, and not put him on his hit list. "Uh... I don't know." He said after a little bit, "I'm hungry. Are you hungry? I'm really hungry. You should make us something to eat."
The sudden change of subject and act of completely avoiding his question made the boy frown abit, but he did listen none the less. "Okay, I-I'll make you something then." Shi sighed before letting go and sitting up to make his way over to the doorway.
Casey could see how hurt Shiloh was, and immediately felt bad. It was better for everyone this way though. This way, Shiloh wouldn't be cheated on and wouldn't become Casey's sixth boyfriend, and Casey had one less heart to break. He stayed on the couch as Shiloh went to go make something to eat.
While in the kitchen, Shiloh just dropped some bread into the little toaster. He wasn't awake or happy enough to cook or overwhelm the toast with sweeties. Once the toaster began its little musical like buzz, Shiloh slid down the counter and sat on the floor; eyes glued to the floor tile as his chest tensed and his voice threatened to vocalize. You see, he really liked Casey, and was so scared that he'd turn him away.
Abandonment was becoming a huge part of his life, everyone seemed to just come into his life and then be quick to pull themselves back out.
Like giving a child a lick of a lollie and then taking it back and letting them watch you eat it.
As Shiloh sat there on the floor, Casey received a text from one of his many boyfriends, asking him to come over. With a sigh, the raven got up from the couch and walked into the kitchen. The first thing he saw was Shiloh pouting on the floor. "Shiloh..." He sighed, "Come here."
He tipped his chin back and looked up to Casey with a look of surprise or even alarm really, "O-oh.. when'd you come in here?" He asked hesitantly before getting up to his feet.
Without answering, Casey walked closer to Shiloh and hugged him tightly, as if to say he was sorry. And Casey was sorry. He'd never felt so bad in his life. As the teen hugged his little crush, he held back tears and wished he could explain without breaking the poor boy's heart.
"H-hey, you silly... What're you doing?" Shi sighed before hugging him back, holding Casey's sweater in his little fists. The raven was so warm and he loved the atmosphere that they had when together, but there just was.. something about it all. Something that troubled him.
"Hugging you." Casey chuckled a little, nuzzling his hair as they hugged.
Casey also loved being around Shiloh. He didn't feel the anxiety that he felt around other people. He just felt like he could be himself, and didn't have to worry about being judged or maybe fun of. With Shiloh, Casey was truly happy. "I have to go, ok?" He muttered into the boy's ear.
"Oh.. Okay." Shiloh sighed as he gave Casey a squeeze before standing up on his tippy toes to peck the whore's lips briefly.
"I'll let you go then." He murmured before smiling a little and turning to leave the kitchen.
Before Shiloh could take another step though, Casey grabbed his hand so he couldn't leave. "Hey..."
The boy glanced back with a look of question, lack of brows arching up somewhat, "Yeah?"
With a grin, Casey pulled the shorter boy into his chest again. "That was a lame ass kiss." He chuckled.
With that, he bent down a little and placed his hands on Shiloh's hips, gently taking the pinky's lips in a sweet kiss.
Before Shi could respond or even think really, he just sighed into the kiss and let his eyelids fall shut; nibbling a little at his lip. Melting in Casey's arms pretty much, it was really relaxing despite the weird tension and things that Casey kept from him.
Though a few minutes had passed before Shiloh tried to pull away, but when he did there was a slight problem since his lip rings were attached to one of Casey's. "Euhhh…"
Casey tried to pull away as well, meaning twice the force and twice the pain. "Ow... Ow!" He hissed, caught off guard by the pain after such a pleasant kiss. He quickly went to unscrew the captive ball of his own lip ring, wondering how this was even possible. This had never happened to him before. It was a struggle, but Casey eventually got the ball off and freed himself. "Ow... Fuck." He whined.
"I-I'm sorry, that was my fault." Shi apologized as he rubbed his own lip, eyes a little wet. "Are you okay though? I'd suggest kissing it better but.. Well obviously."
Casey giggled at Shiloh's adorableness. "No it wasn't. It was an accident. And yeah, I'm ok."
He sighed, "Go upstairs and get some rest. You're sick. I'll be back to pick you up tomorrow, ok?"
"Pfff, okay." Shi giggled before running a hand down Casey's chest and turning to make his way to the hallway.
"Bye Casey, I'll see you.~"
"Bye, Shiloh..." Casey muttered. The pinky soon walked down his hallway, leaving Casey to walk himself out. But, he didn't move until Shiloh was at the end of the hall. But, as he looked at the boy's back and watched him walk away, words that he never thought he heard himself say again crawled out of his throat. "I love you..."