It’s been a while since he came to Skylar’s flat. The older apparently doesn’t live in a campus dorm like most of the students. The flat looks different from what he’s remembered at the party, probably because there’s no ridiculous decoration and of course no drunk people this time. The flat is nice, located on the highest floor of the building, not that big but he got a private rooftop space for himself with a soul city view from the top, it can’t be better than this.
Skylar fishes his jeans pocket to search for his key, he opens his door and lets Jaime in. He groans as he puts his guitar bag on the floor
“Baby” Skylar coos.
Jaime startles with the sudden pet name until he realises Skylar bent over to scoop a ball of golden fur into his hands.
“You have a cat?” Jaime asks amuse watching Skylar kissing it
“Is she seems like a dog for you?” he asks, raising one of his eyebrows
Jaime rolls his eyes “You need to work with your sarcasm if you want us to stay civil, Sky”
Skylar just chuckles lightly “You want to pet him?”
Jaime nods as Skylar put the cat on the floor and instead gives it directly to Jaime.
“She’s quite grumpy with new people. Be careful with his claws, ” Skylar explains, still adoring his cat with his fond gaze.
“Well, I know where she’s got that attitude” Jaime kneels on the floor and lets the cat approach him first.
Skylar rolls his eyes, “Ginger, it’s okay don’t be scared he’s nicer than he looks”
Jaime glares at him, “What does even supposed to mean?”
Ginger looks hesitant at first, she doesn’t move while Jaime stretches his arm patiently waiting for ginger to come closer. She tilts his head a couple of times before moving her paws to approach Jaime; she sniffs Jaime’s hands trying to get familiar with his scent and finally rubs his cheek to Jaime's palm asking to be patted, so Jaime scratches under his chin, Ginger purring under his touch
“Oh my god oh my god, she likes me!” Jaime beams excitedly to Skylar
"Oh, I see...You are not so loyal anymore, are you?" Skylar pretends to sulk at his cat but remains to gaze at both of them fondly “C’mon let’s drink” he walks toward the refrigerator and Jaime follows him from behind, he remembers it’s the same refrigerator when he found the egg he stole at the party and his first met with Skylar and Jaime can’t help giggles when he remembers it. Skylar seems to notice what Jaime thought.
“Yah! Stop laughing! I actually fill my refrigerator right now” Skylar scolds as he opens the refrigerator’s door
Jaime burst into surprised laughter when he sees the refrigerator full of dog and cat foods, a couple of cans of Whiskas in various flavours and some kibble n bites packs. Skylar seems to freeze dumbfounded as well. He even picks some to make sure he is not tripping.
“Alright, so Whiskas obviously for Ginger and I don’t know you’ve interesting food preferences” Jaime jokes between the laughs at the kitchen counter. Seeing Skylar so confused but pout in annoyance, Jaime has to press his hand to his lips, holding his laugh.
Skylar groans “Motherfucker Jasper!! This Snowie’s, his dog’s treat. I take care of his dog sometimes if that little punk is too busy crashing into other people’s dorms. Goddamn! He stuffed my refrigerator with his dog’s snack, I barely have room for another food” He mutters under his breath
“Don’t worry, I won’t judge” Jaime teases him while wiggling his brows “Everyone has a different taste”
Skylar shakes his head but a thin smile tugging on his lips “Whatever, let’s drink on the rooftop” Skylar takes a couple of beer cans and a pack of potato chips
“I can’t believe you have more food for your cat than for yourself” Jaime giggles as he follows him climbing up the stairs
“She’s in the highest hierarchy in this house. I’m just her servant”
Ginger meows behind him as she validates Skylar’s statement
Skylar lies down on the divan closing his eyes as he drags a cigarette between his lips and inhales the generous amount of smoke until fills his lung up, lets it burn for a while before exhaling from his mouth. Jaime sits beside him, presses his knees into his chest, and takes a sip of cold beer. Jaime had never paid attention to the Seoul sky since he arrived in this city before, he never notices how beautiful be able in this close to the sky, the stars look like a speck of glitter dust spread to the greyish universe, the round big moon accompany them as she takes care of every single little star there. Beneath them, there’s the city of stars with a thousand lamps sparkling, illuminating different colours.
Jaime sits between them, between two skies in a different forms.
“In the novel I read-“ Skylar breaks the silence “The two main characters fall in love just by holding each other’s hand and staring into each other’s eyes. Even after being separated into two different universes for several years, they still remember the thrills, the excitement of each other's touch. They keep searching for each other restlessly until fate brought them together in a world where there are two moons exist. Do you think that possible?”
"First of all, I never know you are such a hopeless romantic" Jaime blurts out Jaime takes a brief glance at him, and he scoffs, “I told you to not think too rational when you read Murakami”
Skylar seems unfazed he still stares at the sky and takes another drag from his cigarette “Can we pretend we are in a different universe where there are two moons...like in the book?”
Jaime sighs, Skylar is probably already light-headed, and he knows it’ll be useless to tipsy talk using his logic right now “Alright let's pretend, let's see...if we’re in a different universe right now, I probably believe that, what is it called? Soulmate? Serendipity? I would believe that” After he ponders for a while, Jaime continues "I mean, we are living in a big lump of the galaxy, our Milky way is only an insignificant part of the unmeasurable universe and compared to everything, we are just a speck of dust. According to that fact alone, it shouldn't be impossible if there's another you or me, with a different kind of life and fate from what we are going through right now..." Jaime can go on with his personal belief about the universe like a nerd he is, but again, he reminds himself he's talking to a possible drunkard who most likely wouldn't catch the half of his ramble "Anyway, what the hell is this universe conversation about?"