Hello there! I am currently writing a fantasy story about two males who fall in love with one another during the duration of the story. The two males in question are Talis, an orphan who had been accepted into a military position in his world, and Leto, a wild brigand who had stayed at the same orphanage that Talis was housed at before being taken in by an assassin organization. I was just wondering how I could portray Talis's more reserved affection and Leto's more amorous and flirty methods.
Oh my god, this is adorable! I was thinking Leto would be more suggestive and straightforward with what he wants in the relationship, contrasting with Talis who seems a little more hesitant and self-conscious. I only say that because I once read a book (I can’t for the life of me think what it was called) that had a kid bought up in an assassination Unit (?). I remember it being really graphic and the kid seeing a lot of stuff he shouldn’t have seen at such a young age, I think that’s why I relate it to Leto. It probably wan’t what you were going for, sorry I got excited!
Okay, so I’ve written a list that can hopefully help with portraying their contrasting character types, I hope it helps: