Fictober18 Day 8.
Fandom: Gravity Falls || CW: Manipulation || “I know you do.“
“Hey, better you found out from me than from him stabbing you in the back, right!”
“Of course, Bill.” Ford halfheartedly smiled at him, the expression falling back down again when he stopped putting the effort into it. It’s not that he wasn’t appreciative. He was, but…
Bill put a hand on his shoulder, floating over his head. “Come on, lighten up, IQ.”
“I’m sorry. It’s just… Fiddleford was my only friend for a long time.” Ford spoke openly. “I wouldn’t expect him to well… pull an ‘Edison.’”
Not on him, at least. Although, really he wouldn’t have expected Fiddleford to plan on doing something like that to anyone. He’d known Fidds for several years during college. He knew him. Or… well, he thought he knew him…
“You knew him back THEN. People change a lot in six years!” Bill floated a bit away from him to point at him. “Plus, you’re a horrible judge of character!! That’s what I’m here for though, smart guy!” He said, certainly to reassure him.
“I thought you were here for intellectual inspiration.” Ford teased lightly.
“Some from column A some from column B!” Bill waved a hand. “On the bright side, you’ve at least got one friend who cares about you for more than your work!”
Ford genuinely lightened up a bit from that. “Thank you, Bill, for warning me and being a true friend. I really appreciate it.”
Bill’s eye crinkled up happily. “I know you do!” He threw his arm his shoulder. “Now just watch out for that engineer, huh. If he starts acting shady, you know what’s really going on.”