28 - Tormenting Aoi, being indiscreet and asking the right question.

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A/N: For those that read the original version of the last chapter, I decided to change the end and extend the dinner to this chapter, so, please, don't get confused

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A/N: For those that read the original version of the last chapter, I decided to change the end and extend the dinner to this chapter, so, please, don't get confused. Just ignore the last two paragraphs where Harry said that they had a good time because I will show that good time now. : )

(Harry)

Clearing his throat he starts "So,...Enam, you and my brother go to the same university, right? Is your major also photography?" - The serious and awkward tone on his voice; straightened back; 'marriage interview' like questions. - Oh, my Gosh! It is so entertaining watching James acting as the daddy to his younger brother!

I don't think he actually has anything against Enam, it is more like he feels it is his obligation to check.

With a polite smile, Enam answers "No, I study History of Art, but we did meet on the campus." He is seated beside Julian on one side of the table while I and James occupy the other side. Aoi, against his will, was placed in one of the extremities - hey, it is not my fault that he is the only one without a lover. And, at least, he is close to me.

On that thought, Aoi's situation today is a little miserable. Sorry for that, dear friend.

Nodding James comments "I see. So you intend to be a teacher in the future?" If he goes too far I will stop him; promise; but for now let's just observe.

Still showing a fresh smile as if he wasn't being interrogated Enam responds "Possibly; I would like to try for a position as a university professor and dedicate myself to research but teaching kids is still an option." Interesting, apparently Julian is the adventurous and airhead part of the relationship while Enam is the down to earth half. They complement each other nicely.

"Hey, Harry! This spicy sauce is delicious!" Cuts Julian, preventing James from asking anything else; possibly to protect his lover from the scrutiny but possibly not. With Julian, I am never sure.

"Thank you, Julian. Here, take one more piece of chicken." I extend the plate with breast fillets, as the perfect housewife that I am. Ugh, I think the strange atmosphere around the table is getting to me.

"Thanks." He grins and takes one. Well, at least he is satisfied.

"Aoi," I start in an attempt to include him in the conversation. "How are things at work?" I know, lamest question ever, but you have to give me some leeway.

Raising an eyebrow he stares to me "Nothing new." then stays quiet again. Well, I tried.

"What do you work with?" Julian asks glancing curiously at Aoi. Nice save!

The little Asiatic first glares then mumble "Computers."

"Oh! What exactly do you do with computers?"

Another pause then "Programming."

"Nice, what kind of programs do you do?" We have to admire Julian's persistence.

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