Here Comes the Rain (Closed RP)
"My tal—" He cut himself off, balling his fists so hard his knuckles turned white. "Uh, my… my talents…" Feliciano was so close it was making hard to focus on anything else. "I… train dogs…" Taking a deep breath to settle himself, he relaxed rather deliberately again before replying. "I’m sure people will look at them. I would come to see them. I’ve been meaning to see your shop—seeing something you have painted would be added incentive for me to visit."
"It was Berlitz. I think he was only two or three months old at the time, but he was a destructive little terror." He chuckled, "it would be an obscene number, I think. Affording them is easy when you learn how to budget well. It’s a little embarrassing but… both my brother and I, if strapped for money, buy our dogs’ food first." His cheeks were pink with the confession, and he was surprised at how easy talking to Feliciano was now that they were started.
He nodded, watching for a few moments more before verbally replying. “It’s quite strong, ja. I’m not sure… If it doesn’t… do you want to stay here, or…?”
Feliciano listened intently and patiently, eyes warm as he watched his new friend speak. He lit up at the mention of training dogs- that sounded like such a fun hobby! “That sounds amazing! You get to be with cute dogs every day, and you can train them to do cool things? That’s so cool~!” he chirped, before turning a bit pink himself when Ludwig told him he’d come see his paintings. “Then, I’ll hang them up soon! Grazie,” he murmured, relieved and delighted Ludwig would give his paintings a lookover.
"Aaaw, so the little guy was still a tiny thing! It’s okay for them to cause trouble when they’re babies, they’re still learning," he cooed a bit, still so very fond of furry little creatures, cats and dogs especially. But the comment about budgeting suddenly had him a little concerned, and he melted a little. "Oh…" Ludwig and Gilbert both sounded so sweet- anyone who put their pets first were good people, he thought. "I do the same thing with Gino, aheh. She gets fed before I do," he murmured with a smile. "We just love our pets, huh?"
Feliciano blinked in surprise at the offer to stay, and laughed. “I wouldn’t mind staying, grazie! It’s so kind of you. I think I could still handle getting soaked on the way back, at least then I have a dryer to use and a dry bed to sleep in. So I guess it could go either way… what about you? Are you gonna go home, in this storm?” he asked, before absently checking the clothes he’d set out before the fire to dry. They were almost dry again… but for now, Ludwig’s shirt was plenty cozy.