Trevor sighed dramatically. “Damn, there is someone alive and aware inside that head of yours. I was beginning to wonder.”
“Sorry, I was just thinking.”
“Care to share?” Trevor stopped walking to look at his companion.
Kemp shook his head. “It wasn’t anything important.”
“I beg to disagree. It must have been fairly important because you totally did not react to that vampyre in the alley we just passed.”
“Oh hell, sorry. Do we need to go back and deal with him?”
“No, he’s relatively benign. So, spill it now, because you know that one way or another I’m going to drag it out of you before the night is over.”
“Okay, in the interests of keeping my sanity, such as it is, I’ll tell you. I was thinking about what Seth said last night.”
Kemp shrugged. “Maybe he’s right. Maybe it is time for me to stop burying my emotions.”
“I agree, as long as in the process you don’t go off half-cocked in the other direction.”
“I doubt that’s going to happen,” Kemp told him with a small chuckle. “It’s not like I’ve had tons of guys throwing themselves at my feet in a desperate attempt to gain my attention.”
“Well you probably haven’t been giving off the right signals. Scowling at a man when he looks at you with even a touch of interest, tends to send the wrong message.”
“I do that?” Kemp looked at Trevor in surprise.
“Big time kid. I’ve seen it happen at least three times when I’ve dropped by the club to pick you up.”
“I suppose I’ll have to watch that then, if I want to try to…I don’t know, meet someone at least.”
“Might be a good idea.” Trevor started walking again, saying casually, “Oh, by the way I’m going to take off for a week or so.”
“You’re what? Why?”
“You’re not the only one who’s been thinking about what was said last night. So I figured maybe I should head north and go see Del.”
Looking at him seriously Kemp said, “I think that would be a very good idea.”
“So I have your permission then?” Trevor grinned.
“Only if you promise to come back no matter what happens. I really don’t want to take over your territory quite yet, on a long term basis.”
“This is my city, I’ll be back, I promise.”