>>36572719>But then again as he had gone so long without it, Anonymous wondered if it only felt so nice due to the starvation of it. >He wondered how long it had been since he got to regularly enjoy the touch of another and when he struggled to recall that time the feeling of daunting loneliness doubled its intense and domineering presence.
"I have an idea on what I'd like to do and I'd like your help, if you're up for it.">Rarity pulled away from the hug and Anonymous buried the desire to ask for it to go on longer.>"Anything. I'd love to help." Rarity's smile was genuinely warm and inviting.
"Well, don't agree to it yet. You have no idea what I’m asking.">Rarity chuckled at the odd point then nodded at him and waited patiently.
"I'm not sure how to explain this, actually.">Still she continued to wait and something about that made Anonymous feel as if this put some kind of pressure on. So there was nothing for it but to try throwing it out there as it is in his head.
"I want to... If you are up for helping, of course. No is perfectly okay if you aren't comfortable but I thought maybe because it had been so long for me, I might try asking your advice on how... I would try dating, you know, outside my species.">Rarity's face didn't change. She sat there in a stunned and muted silence in a bid to try and to process the information presented to her. There was this intense desire to pull away combating her wishes to be there for her friend. Though she was in disbelief she didn't need it repeated. Rarity knew what she heard, she just found herself unable to fully comprehend. And in a way repulsed.
"Rarity?">Anonymous was sitting there awkwardly and Rarity wasn't sure how much time had passed as she fought internally over what to say. >But she knew she had to reply. >But she knew she wasn't going to like what she was about to say. >But she knew Anonymous wasn't going to like it either. >But the thought of hurting Anonymous created a pit in her stomach.