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5. firm kiss
Andrew has killed for his family and would again, but that doesn’t mean they don’t continually annoy the shit out of him. His brother refuses to try to understand any aspect of Andrew’s reasoning or his decisions, and Nicky gets overexcited about everything; so much so that it only intensifies Andrew’s apathy and/or loathing.
More than anything, though, it annoys him the most that neither of them are able to comprehend exactly what his something with Neil means to him. They both are under the impression that Andrew couldn’t possibly be serious about it, even after everything that has happened and that they have seen. Every time Andrew sees Nicky’s shocked face when he chooses to sit right next to Neil, he can’t help but remember the fact that Nicky understood every word of their exchange in the motel room in Baltimore, yet still can’t get it through his thick skull that this isn’t a temporary arrangement.
Andrew is well past the point in his life where he gives a single shit about what anybody thinks of him though, so he resolves to continue doing whatever he wants even if it gets an unfavorable reaction from his family.
It happens on a trip to the zoo, part of the upperclassmen’s effort to fill in the gaps in Neil’s childhood, and while Andrew doesn’t particularly care about animals, he goes because he does care about Neil and isn’t willing to leave him alone with the rest of the team for an entire day.