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Character Portrait: Ethan Alexander Character Portrait: Kairo Choi
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K A I R O ✧ C H O I
Location ✧ Kairo's studio apartment
Outfit ✧ Here
Dialogue ✧ 400E15
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A protest on Ethan's part was expected, after all, no professional therapist would ask their client to spend the night at their personal studio apartment. In hindsight, Kairo realized how unprofessional that sounded, and the last thing he wanted was to scare Ethan away after all the progress he had made. He carefully calculated his next words, so as to not make Ethan feel like he was being forced to do anything. However, he wanted the boy to feel welcomed. To feel like he could spend the night without any worries. He first decided to respond to Ethan's statement before bringing up the idea of spending the night again.

"It's not a problem at all, I promise." he began, taking his plate with him as he settled in one of the empty couches. He gave Ethan an encouraging smile before continuing. "I actually really enjoyed having company here." This wasn't a lie. Although Kairo originally bought this apartment with the idea of spending some alone time, away from everything and everyone, having Ethan here felt...comforting in a sense. He took a bite of his food as he thought about what to say next. "I'm usually here by myself." he admitted. "It's nice and all, but it can get lonely." With that, he took a sip of his drink as he glanced at Ethan.

"Anyways, you're not obligated to stay. I can drive you home whenever you're ready." he added, making sure Ethan knew he had the choice. No one was going to force him to do anything he wasn't comfortable with. "But...as a friend, I'm offering my place. It may not be the biggest, but you can at least spend some peaceful time away from everything for a while."

He sat his empty plate down and took one last sip of his drink before doing the same with it. "There's a small waterfall just down the road." he explains, thinking of the first time he had found it and decided that this would be his safe space. "It always helps me relax. I can show it to you if you'd like." he said, laying down his final offer. It was up to Ethan now to decide whether he wanted to take him up on it, or still have Kairo take him home. Whatever his choice, Kairo would respect it. He only hoped that his words had been comforting enough to make Ethan at ease if he did, in fact, want to stay.