Characters: Victor Borkowski, Jonothon Starsmore
Prompt: 45. Star
Word Count: 109
Summary: Jono knows how to wait.
Author's Notes: Sequel to Absolution.
Victor’s return to Jono in the hollow was a tentative one. He remained skittish about his reforming friendship with the telepath, and was wary of spending too much time with him, lest he do something stupid.
He held himself in reserve.
Jono let him be. He just waited for Victor to open up to him again.
“Couldn’t see the stars where I grew up. Too many lights.”
“I had a telescope back home.”
“Bit smaller than Westchester. Quieter, too.”
“Not hard, I imagine. Do much stargazing?”
“Yeah. Used to pretend I was an alien or something, and one day my real family would come take me away.”