> Equius had contacted you. It wasn’t unheard of to talk with the Imperials, you had talked with Sollux before, it just seemed risky. Did Equius have something important to say?
MT: is s0mething wr0ng
MT: 0r is it ab0ut y0ur feelings
> You pause, playing with your hair a little, checking to see if anyone else was online, delaying in a million little ways. It’s dumb to procrastinate, you need to talk to him. For all you know he might need to talk to you about actual business or something. It’s dumb to assume that he only thinks silly, romantic thoughts about you.
MT: i will listen t0 y0u
MT: but i will disc0nnect if y0u start insulting me
MT: s0 that means i w0nt insult y0u either
MT: 0r am i being silly and y0u want t0 talk ab0ut things that arent at all pers0nal
CT: D —> Hi
CT: D —> I didn’t really intend to come about this conversation to insult you, more of the opposite proposition, though it is more personal than business, this time
CT: D —> Well, it is entirely personal, I mean, so you aren’t being silly, I guess
CT: D —> I’ve thought of a plethora of ideas on how to approach it honestly, and the best method appeared to be one of the humans’ rituals on matters of the same kind
CT: D —> Uh
CT: D —> To get to the matter at hand, at some point in the foreseeable future, I think you sh001d
CT: D —> Consider the proposition of entertaining a humanistic “date”, with me
> A date?! How do you respond to that. You fidget some more, and finally reply
MT: i kn0w i said i w0uldnt insult y0u
MT: and i w0nt insult y0u
MT: but that is a stupid idea!
MT: im n0t calling y0u stupid but y0ur idea is
MT: its very stupid
MT: n0t because i w0uldnt want t0 g0 0n a date with y0u
MT: i might actually like that
MT: but because it c0uld get us b0th killed
MT: 0r it c0uld be a trap
MT: but y0u d0nt seem the type wh0 w0uld d0 s0mething like that
MT: maybe if we were ever in a p0siti0n where we c0uld g0 0n a date with0ut being called trait0rs and executed
MT: then yes i w0uld like t0 g0 0n a date with y0u equius
> Did you just agree to go on a date with Equius in the most round about way possible? Before you have time to regret your decision, you send your message.