Dorian crossed his arms, which was a motion that Calen could only see as a defence mechanism - potentially because he felt threatened? But, instead of confirming whether or not he did feel that way, Dorian turned the question onto him. Though, a few conversations ago, he probably would have felt slightly threatened since he was new. However, the few people he had spoken to prior to Dorian had, some unintentionally, instilled him with confidence that being a new student was actually a good thing.
Therefore, Calen’s responded by shaking his head, mirroring the laugh Dorian gave. “I think you’d find being a new student would make me the opposite of threatened.” He replied with a simple shrug. He knew that Dorian would most likely be in disbelief of that fact, but as long as Calen knew it was true, it didn’t matter.
After announcing his full name, Dorian made a connection with his surname, as Calen had hoped would happen. “Yeah. Warren Hunter, my dad. He’s been in a couple of big movies.” He responded, not holding back from having a small brag about it. “So you’re father’s an agent, or something, then?” Calen asked, knowing that both his father and sister belonged to the same agency, it could be so that it was his father’s. Thinking well into the future, Calen started to think that if he befriended Dorian, he could be signed by his father- for acting or modelling, whichever- pushing him to the front of the ongoing family competition.
Calen watched as Dorian hesitated in answering the question. Perhaps he was considering whether or not to paint a completely different image in Calen’s head about what Cerulean High was like. But, when answering, Dorian threw in the fact that he was captain of the sports team. Calen sat up. Bingo, He thought. Dorian was the exact person Calen needed to become friends with, as getting on the sports team could be an instant catapult to the top of the ladder. He waited until Dorian finished speaking, though Calen didn’t listen to anything else, as he didn’t need to.
“So, you’re the captain of the sports team? That’s really impressive,” Calen told him, yes, in an attempt to get on his good side. Before even bothering to find out what the sport was, he asked Dorian the important question. “Are there any upcoming tryouts for the team?”
@astxrism — Dorian DeLoughrey