But it was not your fault but mine

Paul and Logan in the Coffee Shop

logancalebwilliams:\

Logan blushed just a tiny bit when Paul called him “honey”. He laughed a bit nervously at what Paul said because duh, he should realized that. “Oh, yeah, you’re right. I should have thought of that.” He chuckled again. “Well… I’m not doing anything right now.” He raised his eyebrows a bit apprehensively. “Unless, y’know, you wanna stay here and keep talking which is also totally fine with me.” He smiled once again and made sure he didn’t say anything else that could embarrass him. 

Paul cocked his eyebrow. “You’re cute, you know that?” Paul looked at his watch and pursed his lips. “Actually, I gotta jet. I’ve got plans with my main squeeze.” He chuckled as he got ready to get up from the table. Paul made a point to look up and look directly into Logan’s eyes as he rose. “Thanks so much for inviting me to coffee though, it was really quite wonderful to meet you, Logan. I look forward to seeing you again.” Paul left a little card with his number on the table and slid it towards Logan, before saluting and backing away. “See ya.”


Paul and Logan in the Coffee Shop

logancalebwilliams:

Logan nodded and smiled at Paul’s funny face. “I’d love to see your paintings sometime. I mean, if you’re willing to share them, of course.” He nervously played with his empty cup and then tried to stop himself from fidgeting by folding his hands in his lap.

"Honey, if I weren’t willing to share my art, I would be a pretty shitty art major." Paul laughed. "I’d love to show you sometime."


Paul and Logan in the Coffee Shop

logancalebwilliams:

Logan laughed at Paul’s fake answer but then nodded when he said he real one. “Yeah, I can see that. You seem very earthy.” He chuckled a little. “Oh yeah? If you say so.” He shrugged and then thought of a question to keep the conversation going. “So what do you usually paint? Portraits or landscapes or what?”

Paul frowned. “Eh, I dunno, really.” He paused. “I guess I paint whatever; I love landscapes and I like portraits. I’m a big fan of the abstract; though not in the manner most people think. I like thinking of things in different perspectives or coming up with new things entirely!” Paul smiled again and looked at Logan with widened eyes.


Paul and Logan in the Coffee Shop

logancalebwilliams:

Logan smiled and tried to prepare for what Paul was going to ask him. Needless to say he wasn’t expecting to be asked about his favorite color. His brows furrowed in thought, trying to think of something impressive to say. “Hmm, I think I’ll go with cerulean.” He mostly knew that color from the game Pokemon that he used to play when he was younger but he knew it was a nice shade of blue. He smiled and tilted his head before asking, “What about you?”

Paul shrugged, “Blue.” He grinned. “Naw, I’m a big fan of forest green, earth tones and all that.” He nodded. “Cerulean. Good fit.”


Paul and Logan in the Coffee Shop

logancalebwilliams:

Logan’s confidence was definitely getting a boost right now. “You’re right, all they can say is no.” He smiled and took a long sip of his drink before raising his eyebrows when Paul mentioned his friends. At least that’s what Logan assumed he meant, assuming Paul wasn’t into dating multiple girls at once. “Yeah, that would be really great. Any advice I could get would be extremely helpful.” He nodded and ran a hand through his hair self-consciously. 

“So, um, I seem to be monopolizing the conversation.” He chuckled lightly and waited for Paul to pick up something to talk about.

"Well, you’re just so very interesting, aren’t you?" Paul wiggled his eyebrows. "To be honest, I’m terrible at forwarding conversation unless it’s to ask questions about the other person." Paul made a face. "For instance: what is your favorite color, and why." Paul brought his thumb up to his mouth and bit it. Suddenly, he brought it out and pointed at Logan. "Also, it has to be a specific color. Like, blue or red is not sufficient. Ready? Go."


Paul and Logan in the Coffee Shop

logancalebwilliams:

Logan listened to what Paul said and it really struck a chord in him. This guy he had just met believed in him more than some of family members ever had. He smiled a bit shyly and nodded. “Yeah, I know there’s ones here and I’ve been thinking about doing them but I’d probably be terrible since I don’t have any experience.” Logan chuckled self-deprecatingly but still had a serious look on his face because he was considering what Paul had said. Now there was really no point in him not auditioning, at least to see if he was even any good at acting. 

“Oh, um, thanks, by the way. For saying all that. It was really nice of you.” Logan smiled genuinely at Paul.

Paul smiled broadly. “Hey, it’s totally cool. Don’t mention it.” He looked at Logan for a minute before going on, “You should totally audition. There’s no reason not to; the worst they can say is no. You’ll never gain experience if you don’t try.” Paul stuck out his lip in a moment of thought. “I’d say I would help, but I’m definitely no good in that department. A few of my girlfriends are into that stuff, I could totally hook you guys up, if you’re interested.” Paul liked how unaware Logan was of himself; he was quite a looker, but didn’t appear to know it. There’s something to be said for that.


Paul and Logan in the Coffee Shop

logancalebwilliams:

Logan felt nervous at Paul’s questions mostly because he didn’t want Paul to think any less of him. But he had been the one to bring up his own past so he figured it was only fair that he explained himself. “I grew up in a really conservative town and it was clearly defined what boys and girls were supposed to do and singing in a musical wasn’t something boys did. Well, I mean, of course some of them did but-” He cut himself off, starting to feel embarrassed again. He glanced at Paul’s face and the reassuring look he saw there helped him keep talking. “Yeah, I wanted to act but I guess I was scared of what everyone would think of me. That’s really cowardly but it’s the truth.” He shrugged and fidgeted with his cup.

"Huh." Paul leaned back and looked out the window, squinting his eyes a bit. He ran his finger around the rim of his cup as he bit his lip. "You know we have musicals here at school, right? Anyone can audition." He paused. "I’m sorry you felt pressured into gender-roles, that must have been tough." Paul set his cup down. "And just for the record," He pointed at Logan, "that is hardly cowardly. It’s quite difficult to go against the grain. Especially when it seems like the whole world is against you. It just wasn’t your time, you know? There’s a time and place for everything."


Paul and Logan in the Coffee Shop

logancalebwilliams:

His eyebrows raised at Paul’s loud laugh. Clearly he wasn’t as into the idea of acting as Logan was. Logan blushed ever so slightly at Paul’s question about theatre that was accompanied by the smirk. “My sister did musicals in school and I kind of always wanted to try out but that wasn’t really… normal.” Logan glanced down at the table, feeling embarrassed. “But it was probably for the best. I’m not a fan of being in front of a lot of people either.”

Paul let his smile drop a little. “Define not normal?” He leaned in a bit a took another sip of his coffee. “Did you want to act? Stage fright can totally be overcome, you know. Plus, you’ve definitely got the look.” He winked at Paul and grinned slightly.


Paul and Logan in the Coffee Shop

logancalebwilliams:

Logan smiled widely, happy that Paul didn’t think he was eager. He took a sip of his drink and laughed at Paul’s wide eye expression. “You’re good at that. Have you ever tried acting or anything?” Logan figured that was in the realm of arts and expressing oneself so it seemed like something Paul would be into.

Paul guffawed. “Are you serious?” He looked at Logan skeptically. “I may be good at laying it on thick, but I’m no actor. I’m all about the feelings and less about the text.” Paul grimaced. “Plus, I’m not into getting in front of large groups of people.” He shook his head. “You didn’t strike me as a connoisseur of the theatre, was I misguided?” Paul smirked at Logan.


Paul and Logan in the Coffee Shop

logancalebwilliams:

Logan laughed at Paul’s clearly joking statement. He really liked how Paul didn’t take things too seriously. It was refreshing compared to some of the people he was used to being around. Logan shrugged at Paul’s question before saying, “I suppose so. I’ve been trying to be more spontaenous though. I mean, I did ask you to get coffee after just meeting.” He chuckled a little hoping Paul didn’t think that was totally pathetic.

Paul nodded. “Well, we are doomed to be lab partners for a full semester, so it was definitely a good call on your part.” He took a sip of his coffee. “I could have been some sort of freak.” He widened his eyes dramatically and shook his head.