Jewel had still been fiddling with his own matching pair of cufflinks when the two of them had arrived at the party, so while Forte was already getting a look around, his own head was tipped downward toward his wrists. They perfectly tied together the both of their outfits; as per proper prom etiquette! It was only right that their outfits matched at least a little, even if they were both men.
Finally looking up, Jewel’s eyes went wide as he took on the scenery around him. Plant had completely outdone himself, managing to somehow even make the few DWNs mingling around look as though they were oozing of elegance and sophistication. It was curious though how Forte asked what he thought, seemingly looking for his approval, but Jewel was way too astonished to notice any deeper implications in his words.
"Maker… it’s wonderful." He managed to murmur, still completely enraptured, with his blue eyes reflecting the shimmering lights. Jewel loved everything glamorous, shiny and eye-catching, so it seemed as though this party was (and unknowingly it was in part) put together just for him.
After a moment his gaze fell to Forte, and the idea of holding his hand crossed his mind when he remembered that they were supposed to be acting like prom dates. He hesitated- the SWN’s hand was clenched into a tight fist… Tense, but classic Forte. He mulled it over a few moments longer before he let his fingers brush experimentally against his knuckles, testing the water.
Forte hadn’t noticed Jewel going for his hand, his eyes widening a little as he felt the DLN’s soft touch. He looked down between them, as if it’d been in error, but there it was. The gears had to turn for a second before it hit him what Jewel wanted, and his typical resting-bitch-face hardened further, a furious blush springing to his cheeks.
After way too much consideration, Forte’s fist unclenched and took Jewel’s for a moment, giving it a brief squeeze before letting go. He raised his arm instead, offering it to his companion with a shy smile. WHY WAS THIS SO FUCKING HARD? THEY HAD ONLY JUST ARRIVED!