No Rest For The Wicked || Sebastian & Hamish || Uni AU
"Thank you," Hamish smiled, trying his best not to stare at Sebastian as they walked down the corridor. He really looked… good. Really fucking good. "Yeah, I’m fine with walking. I could use the fresh air, actually."
In a way, it was a bit odd seeing Sebastian like this, not hiding behind that golden-boy façade. Or perhaps he had just been blinded by prejudice…? Regardless, Hamish made a mental note not to judge the book by its cover ever again.
"Oh — well, it’s been all right, I suppose," he added with a shrug, not sure whether or not to share the full details. "I guess I could have done a bit better in my classes, but my room-mate decided to keep me up all night, that noisy son-of-a-bitch… So — yeah. Was a bit tired. But it’s all good, really. What about you? How did your day go?”
Suddenly struck by a rush of nerves, he found himself fidgeting a little, needing something to occupy his hands with. He reached for his pack of cigarettes, lighting one as soon as they stepped outside before offering Sebastian the pack.
"Right-o. Walking it is then." Sebastian nodded and began to set out in the direction of the train station, keeping his pace casual. He wasn’t in any particular hurry. Not only because he was certain they would make the train on time, but because he was enjoying walking next to Hamish.
He looked at the offered pack and took one, lighting up happily. “Thanks, mate.” He felt a bit more relaxed around Hamish now than he had before. Hamish knew who he was, knew his secret, so there was really no more point in putting on airs around him. He could just be himself. That was rather new, even for a friend.
"Oh… your roommate, huh?" Sebastian questioned with a shrug. "Bastard. Well you um…" He lowered his voice as he took a puff of his fag. "…you could always kip over at mine one night if he gets too annoying…" His offer last night hadn’t gone over so well, but he just wanted to make sure Hamish knew he meant it, and that it wasn’t something he just said in the heat of the moment.
"My day? Eh it wasn’t bad. I uh… heh… I had a pretty damn good night, so… I woke up in a pretty great mood." He elbowed Hamish playfully, winking at him. "Class was class, ya know. Same as it always is. I’m getting the hang of Chem a bit more. Got myself a pretty great tutor."