"Fine. wonderful. splendid. you are just asking out of politeness. I’m fine.. really.."
He sighs. “No, Rich, I’m asking because you’re getting defensive over dinner.”
He works for Jim, not Richard, but that can involve protecting family. “Did something happen to get you this upset?” he asks carefully.
And as we all know, you’re aware of everything~
[hashtag please don’t count that as a competency remark hashtag we’re soooo not in the mood for tableflipping maybe later tonight but not noooow hashtag super pleased criminal noises.]
-How is your shop, anyway?
[hashtag thinly veiled excuses for hearing your sniper talk a lot heck yes]
You keep your secrets. There could have been something, I was playing it safe.
[hashtag THIS TIME hashtag us either that’s kinda why threats hashtag oh no we actually really like those noises??]
It’s largely the same. No one’s bought anything I like in a couple of weeks, nothing I’d want to take back.
[hashtag sniper never learned to share his toys oops]
What should I need? my brother keeps me on a short leash.. And you are now my baby sitter? -pouts a bit-
Maybe someone who is really there when I cook dinner…
Hey, easy. I just assumed, y’know, since you came to me…
Okay, er, when exactly did I become the absentee husband, here?
[hashtag sniper being adorable I think you mean]
[hashtag pleased criminal noises hashtag even pretend-bored interest is better than no interest hashtag criminal’s been quiet for a bit too long probably]
We’ve nothing on that can’t wait, right?
Not that I’m aware of.
[hashtag that means no hashtag threatens tableflipping if competency remarks are made hashtag super smooth shoulder-arm-drape]