The sound of Danny’s heartbeat reaches Ethan’s ears the moment he enters the library. He listens to the steady rhythm as it moves through the shelves, still facing Aidan and pretends to be browsing the bookshelf. Ethan hears his footsteps approaching, catching the boy’s warm scent and turns around just as he rounds the corner. Perfect timing.
Danny meets his gaze almost immediately, and the way his heart skips a beat as soon as their eyes lock is loud and clear. Then Danny’s face lights up in a smile, all white teeth and dimples, and Ethan feels himself returning it without much effort at all. This was going to be easy. He can smell the embarrassment when Danny walks right into another guy and shyly tears his eyes away before he sinks down on the closest chair.
Aidan scoffs and Ethan turns back to him. He’s met with an amused smirk.
“You’re keeping track of his heartbeat already?”
He is. He’d learnt to recognize the sound of it the very first day, and now he had no trouble finding it even in the middle of any crowd.
“Why waste time?” He simply counters with a shrug, putting the book in his hand back on the shelf and turns to Danny’s table. He can feel a supportive nudge of emotion from his brother in the back before he returns to his own mission: Lydia.
Danny has barely opened his books before Ethan leans over the table.
The guy lets out a startled chuckle, quickly glancing at him before looking back down. “Um, nothing. I mean– It’s for school.”
Ethan calmly slides his gaze over the open book in Danny’s hands, well aware Danny is watching him in the corner of his eye. He can hear the quickening pace of his pulse, almost close enough to even feel the warmth of him blushing.
“You’re a freshman?”
He turns his head to cock his eyebrow at him. “Do I look like a freshman?”
Nervous chuckle again. It’s kind of adorable. “No.”
Ethan is pretty sure he’s going to enjoy this.
DAMN STRAIGHT JUST LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL BASTARD
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