"Dear god…," Gonzap muttered.
"Well, if he can’t answer it, I certainly can," Wakin said, earning an exasperated look from the former.
Gaply just laughed. “Well, of course~ You’re the pro in that area while I only touched it once.”
"These are the people, my family, that I grew up with," Wes murmured.
"This is exactly why this team can no longer be taken seriously," Agrev stated.
"On a scale from one to ten, ten being the highest, mmm I’d say about at least a seven," Gaply answered the question.
"That seems about fair," Wakin added.
"Fucking hell…," Gonzap grumbled.
"I don’t mean to ruin your good mood now that you’ve finally gotten back there, but what are you going to do if it does come down to you needing to tell Fudlo,” Driton asked as they were making their way back to the others.
Gaply was silent for a minute before sighing. “I… I haven’t really thought about it. I had hoped it wouldn’t get revealed, even to any of you, but now that it has… I don’t know. I… guess it really depends on what happens from here until the magic runs out. With my luck, chances are I’m gonna have to.”
"I wouldn’t fret too much over it. I don’t know what your bad experience was, and while I want to ask I’m not go—"
"It was another friend. Similar case to now really, except they didn’t take it well. It… ended pretty poorly," Gaply murmured, not fond of the memory. He figured while he was being somewhat open, he might as well just say it. "It’s… not like I ever planned for it to happen or even again for that matter."
The other three were quiet for a moment. It was Golit that spoke up first. “Course not. No one expects to suddenly fall for someone. But they obviously weren’t worth your time in the end then if they were going to throw a hissy fit, and actually make you afraid of admitting you feelings anymore whether it’s for a friend or not. Yeah, it’s probably surprising finding out a friend has feelings for you, but fuck, don’t be a pissant about it.”
"Golit’s right. Friend or not, it doesn’t matter, you don’t have to be a dick about rejecting the other person. There’s no need to make them feel like shit even years later to the point that it affects them then too," Driton added. Both his and Golit’s words helped if just a bit, causing Gaply to smile a bit.
"I’m sorry that it happened," Hobble murmured.
Gaply shrugged. “It’s in the past now, even if it did leave some lasting impressions.”
"Still, with that mind, I still stand by what I said. I don’t think Fudlo is going to be upset whatsoever. If anything he’ll be surprised that it’s even him," Hobble stated.
"Ah… Heh… Yeah, probably. After all, he has his own share of past relationship issues," Gaply said. "But as I said, I guess it really depends on what happens from here."