Angst prompt:“I’m not pissed, I’m hurt.”
It was a stupid thing, honestly, looking back at it Virgil knew that it was a ridiculous thing to be upset over- but the knowledge did nothing to lessen his pain. Roman probably hadn’t even meant to hurt him, and he knew that. Virgil knew Roman, being creativity among other things, tended to be a little bit more act now, think later.
‘He did it on purpose and you know it. He’s never liked you, you’re everything that gets in his way! Of course he’d say that to you! Why should he be nice to you? Why should he like you?’
“Hey kiddo! We’re all gonna watch a movie, why don’t you join us?” Virgil turned as Patton questioned him, a slightly hopeful look on his face. Virgil’s gaze flicked over to Roman briefly before returning to Patton. “Oh, ah-that’s-yeah-” Virgil felt bad when he saw Patton’s smile grow before he continued. “No. I’m not really..interested…”
Patton’s smile fell and Virgil felt even worse now, watching the other side’s shoulders slump slightly in disappointment. “Oh. Okay, that’s okay-” Patton was cut off by Roman as he walked over to the pair.
“What’s going on? I thought we were all ready for Movie Night?” Virgil didn’t look at Roman, wishing he could have just disappeared off to his room before Patton had seen him.
“Oh, well Virgil-” “I was just leaving. You guys go ahead and have fun.” Virgil told them, still avoiding Roman’s gaze. He started to turn to go up the stairs when Roman spoke up again.
“Not so fast, Gloomy Tunes! You’ve been giving us the cold shoulder for days now! You can’t just keep brushing us off like this, I don’t care how angry you may be. It’s not fair for us to so much work into trying to include you only for you to just-just blow us off like this!”
Virgil turned to face Roman with a sneer that he’d perfected to hide his boiling emotions and shield him in a sense. “Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t realize that treating me like another person took so much effort out of you. Please forgive me for my ignorance, your highness.” he spat the words, shocking Patton and causing Logan to intervene.
“Virgil, please calm down. Roman merely chose poor phrasing, I’m sure you know he did not mean it in the way it sounded-” Virgil scoffed “Of course he meant it that way, I’ve heard it all before. We’ve all heard it, Princey doesn’t like me. Big-freaking-news. I really don’t care.”
Patton looked between Virgil and Roman, expression a mix of worry and desperation. “No-Virgil-kiddo that’s not-”
“What’s your problem? Huh? We’re just trying to be nice! And you just have to be so completely rude and- and utterly cross!” Roman was glaring at Virgil now, but his words brought forth a bitter laugh from the anxious side.
“You-you think. Oh, that’s golden.” Virgil’s shield was cracking and he knew it. He had nothing left to protect him from the truth. “I’m not pissed. I’m fucking hurt, you jerk.”