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Cupcake Kissin’ 61 – Alex Ankarr
Caspar doesn’t know exactly what to say to that, so he just avoids answering altogether. He only reminds Mack that the party is at the end of the week, and that he’ll be the one delivering the blown sugar cottages the next day. Then he rings off, vague and hurried, but not as hurried as he’s pretending to be, like any coward.
Then he sits and thinks for a while, lounging on his own bed and cuddling furry!Mack, about what exactly an honest answer to that question of Mack’s would have been. He thinks – on carefully assessing the matter – that a flat-out, ‘No, don’t stop,’ would have been the most strictly truthful response he could have managed. Except that it would have been incomplete by itself. For full detail and relevance, it would have required the disclaimer, ‘But you’ll have to keep going for a while. So that I can decide at what point I’m going to give it up, after torturing you and making you work for it.’
Yeah. And he’s been operating on the basis that that’s kind of a reasonable modus operandi, a non-shitty way to behave, with someone who’s something of a friend as well as a client. At least, it is, after Mack has been kind of entitled about Caspar’s company and person and affections (and attentions), and maybe hasn’t given him at all points the full respect and esteem he knows (at least at this point in his life) that he deserves.
Except, now when he explicitly states his intent to himself, even if not out loud, even with only furry!Mack listening, it doesn’t sound so good.
Maybe he should give Mack a break, invite him over. Except he’s still working on the party, and if it doesn’t go well, or there’s bad feeling – or if Mack drops him like a hot potato, although he’s kind of got over that phobia and fear at this point – then that will make finishing off the project and getting it done, adding to the healthy bottom line of Honey Bunny’s and creating something that’s a credit to their reputation and will bring in further business – well, it’s probably not a good idea. Not just yet.
Alternatively, of course, he could tell Mack that yes, he’s just an annoyance, that it’s no go, and to stop bothering him with unwanted advances and jokey romantic gestures. (They’re not so very much of a joke. It’s not as if Caspar can’t work that one out for himself at this point.)
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