“I-uh, what?” I stammered. Relief mixed with embarrassment, and the abrupt change of topic left me struggling to get my thoughts in order.
Oh, I think the embarrassment is only gonna get stronger from here if Rachel should choose to elabradorate.
“It’s what guys want. Tell him you’re available if he ever wants to fuck. He’ll accept right away, or he’ll start thinking about you as a possibility and he’ll take you up on it later.”
“That’s- It’s more complicated than that.”
“It’s complicated because people make it complicated. Just cut the bullshit and go for it.”
That’s a very Rachel way to look at it, which I suppose is the point.
Hm, I wonder if she and Newter would get along if they got to know each other better.
“I don’t think you’re wrong about there needing to be less expectations and rules and rituals around dating, bullshit, as you put it, but I don’t think I can do what you’re suggesting.”
“Eh, your loss.”
But yeah, I think there’s some truth to this too.
I realized, belatedly, that she’d actually offered me advice. As… I struggled to find the word. As misdirected as her suggestion might have been, especially with Brian, it was probably the most blatant gesture of goodwill I had seen from her, next to her telling Armsmaster that she thought I could kick his ass.
Yeah, that was a quite friendly gesture.
Heh, we’ve gotten romance advice from both Lisa and Rachel now. I wonder if we’re going to get some from Alec too before Taylor/Brian hopefully becomes a Thing.