His Way With Words (BoyxBoy)
Xul was a very jumpy 15 year old male. He was afraid of the classics- the dark gave him goosebumps, loud noises woke him a start, and the space between his bed and the floor always seemed to contain monsters from his imagination. One thing did fascinate him, though. Magic.
Magic was a forbidden knowledge in his old village, known for calling upon demons to do the mortals bidding by destroying others. Xul knew this was not the case, though. In a dream he once had as a child he saw beautiful things, things created and altered by magic. He wanted to find them.
Raven was the quiet type. He often said nothing, only if you made him angry. His nose was always buried deep within ancient books, and Xul found it fascinating how Raven could read the passages. How he could lace words through his voice, as if he were spinning the phrases themselves in between his fingers. How he could will the text to do as he pleased.
How he could use his magic to lighten the air after a thunderstorm that scared Xul inside and out. How he helped the younger to learn and try the forbidden teachings. Xul loved the way Raven treated him, even in his always serious tone.
Xul loved Raven in general.