" Ohhhh, Nova," William sighed, slumping down into bed as Nova listened to loud, incomprehensible music. " Ohhhhhh, Nova."
" You were gone for a long time," Nova said after a moment. " I... ended up getting worried about you."
" How sweet," William said, clutching his pillow.
" Kirie wouldn't tell me anything about it, so..." Nova said.
" It's not anything you should worry about," William responded.
Nova got up and came over to him.
" Wille," he intoned softly as he leaned over the bed.
" Are you really alright?" he asked.
William smiled, tired, and turned away slightly.
" I'm..." He was lost in his words for a moment. " I'm mostly just... not sure how to deal with other people. I... don't know what my own feelings are. I... think I don't want to know."