Kankri looked up from his book to see Kurloz deeply focused on his sketchbook. It wasn’t unusual for Kankri to see his palemate working on something in there but it was a little odd that he kept glancing up at Kankri every couple of strokes.
Seeing Kankri had looked up, Kurloz’s stitched lips pulled up into a frown. He raised his non-dominant hand to sign even as he continued to draw.
Kankri blinked and his cheeks went bright red, the color spreading straight to his ears as he realised what Kurloz was doing. With a flustered huff he went back to reading, glancing up to see the little satisfied smile on Kurloz’s lips as the original pose was back.
It was almost half an hour later that Kurloz got up. Kankri’s ears twitched and he looked up, almost excited to see how his diamond had portrayed him. There, on the page, sat a much more graceful, elegant Kankri than the Vantas had ever seen himself to be. All long lines and sleek curves, even his nubby little horns look beautiful, his lower lip bitten full and soft by his constant worrying.
Kankri admired it, then his ears drooped. “I don’t look like that,” He said. “The real me–”
The real you looks exactly like that to me.
Kurloz smiled as he signed out the words and Kankri blushed straight to the tips of his ears. He gave a flustered grumble and butted his horn against Kurloz’s jaw in a stubborn show of affection. Kurloz chuckled, patting his hair gently.
Desperately needing the money in order to support his younger hatch mate and having no other options, Kankri works as a host/hostess, chatting to wealthy high bloods and serving them drinks, acting like he cares about their privileged lives, while also giving them the luxury of enjoying him NOT going off about their horribly triggering attitudes. Cronus and Kurloz have become his near permanent customers, using him as an opportunity to one up each other in their perspective businesses/have a petty wriggling rivalry of along the lines of “HE LIKES ME BETTER!!!1 *stomps foot*.” Shenanigans ensue.
Request for aphfandomsmultishipper, of Kankri and Kurloz as moirails.. They’re not really moirails in this picture but who doesn’t enjoy Kankri being shut up? Sorry if it’s late and rushed, I only really got on the computer about an hour ago orz