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Joseph 'Cool Minister' Christiansen (
2017-07-30 01:20 pm (UTC)
Joseph still pulls out his chair in one fluid motion, but there's a moment where his entire face pauses in quiet surprise.
It's a moment that's as familiar as it is painful, once it passes and Joseph can register it for what it was. He fades into a soft chuckle, eyes flitting down to the tabletop again.
You know, for a moment there, I thought you were trying to pull one over on me again.
All the joking, all the elaborate words - Robert's always gotten more verbose once he's got his heart set on the play. He's too nervous to sink his teeth into reality, but he has life beating through him in his fantasies.
Joseph can't help but feel that pull. He watches Robert for a heartbeat, lips just barely parted--
And then brings the margarita back up to his mouth and takes a long swallow.
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