She smiled, a genuine smile, for the first time in a long time. “I’ve missed you too, bub. Quite a lot.” Pulling his hand up she kissed it, knowing he wouldn’t allow her to give him one on the cheek.
"Of course you have!" He teased, scrunching up his nose as she kissed his hand but not taking it away.
When they reached the woods he was bouncing on his toes in excitement, his face lit up with a massive grin. “Where to?”
"Well, when you put it that way, it sounds rather dull. They’re sprightly little things— rather troublesome if you let them be." Jane pauses to think, wracking her brain for the name of another hybrid. "I believe that there’s a mix between a leopard and a lion. I’ve never seen one in person, unfortunately!"
"I’m going as fast as I can!" she calls back, scurrying to catch up, a bounce in her step, excited to watch.
"Really? What can little monkeys do?" He asked, his face lighting up as she described the next animal. "No way! Where’re would I find one of them? You’re really smart you know."
Holding the door open for Jane he stepped inside and grinned, walking over to the rack of swords and taking one, tossing it from hand to hand before walking back over to her. “Coach says we’re supposed to use the foils,” he said, pointing to the smaller swords, “because they’re for beginners. But I like the Epee best. Basically, you just have to hit your opponent with the tip of your sword five times, and not be hit in return.”
"Well the administration still doesn’t believe it’s safe for us to leave school property so we’re going off into the school woods. By the time we set up location you would think it was just like old times."
Grabbing her hand and starting to lead her towards the woods, squeezing her hand gently. “Good, I’ve missed you.”
"Bonobo," she corrects pleasantly. "It used to be called a pygmy chimpanzee. And an okapi is also called a zebra giraffe— it’s sort of like a mix of the two animals, though on the shorter side, like a zebra. It’s rather adorable, in my opinion. Both are quite endangered."
"Well then, let’s hop to it!"
"So it’s just a little monkey?" He asked, a little disappointed at the lack of excitement. "That sounds cool! Are there any other animals like, a mix between two?"
"Alright, it’s just over there." He said, pointing to the building with the gym and the pool. Quickly starting to walk towards it he grinned over his shoulder at Jane, "Hurry up, slow coach!"
"We’re like brothers." (x)