Kesier Sahhirn, or Cheshire as the school knew him by, glanced at the paper in his hand saying what dorm he was in. Looking up, he squinted at the numbers on the doors to make sure they matched what was on the paper before digging the key out of his pocket and putting it in the lock, turning it and moving to open the door. He peeked inside, his eye wide as he stared around at the room. He had been told that he had a roommate, but he had no idea who it was. He could only hope it was someone who wouldn't.....trigger anything...
Cheshire looked up at Romulus, his eye huge as he stared at him. He was a little surprised that he knew his name already, since he hadn't known his. But then again, it could have been on the paper, he wasn't very good at reading so it was hard to say for sure. He looked a bit hesitant to enter further with someone else in the dorm already, like a wary cat encountering another animal for the first time. But, he seemed nice, his gaze said as much at least. It wasn't like he couldn't handle himself if the other male proved dangerous anyways. He'd gotten out of dangerous spaces before, though he wasn't entirely sure how it happened, he never remembered. Inching into the dorm, but leaving the door open so he could bolt if need be, he blinked up at him again and said, "Hello...Rome." he said, his voice uncertain. "I-it is nice to meet you...I hope we can get along." He really did, he hated it when bad things happened because of him, he never remembered what he did, but he always felt the guilt.
Cheshire's eye never left Rome's as he stood near him, his ears lowering a slight when the door closed on its own, sealing away his first escape. He was used to being wary, because he never knew if the scary part of him losing his mind would happen or not. He had accepted his general insanity, but the part where he lost control and killed scared him. He flinched when Rome reached out to him, startled from his train of thought, but after he brushed the back of his cheek, he leaned into the touch a little and blinked up at him when he said he'd never harm him. Just from his touch, he was starting to believe that, so when he retreated, he inched forward after him. "I-I....o-okay..." he said after a moment, slipping towards the couch hesitantly.
Cheshire sat down on the couch and his ears flicked as he looked around, taking stock of the dorm he'd be sharing. He blinked in surprise when Rome cupped his chin to turn his head, staring at him with his eye big when he said to look him in the eyes. He wondered if Rome wanted to be his friend, if he was going to ask him to do so and that's why he wanted him to look at him in the eyes. He was willing to do so at this point, Rome seemed so nice after all.
Cheshire's ears flattened against his head in fear as the room seemed to darken around him, the only light coming from Rome's eyes as he trembled in fear, not understanding what was going on. He couldn't move either, despite how badly he wanted to cower from whatever was going on. Then Rome leaned closer, taking his fear and bringing forth the emotions that made him want to curl up against him instead of curl up alone. When he moved his other hand to his head, cradling it between them, he blinked up at him, his eye softening as the fear and wariness left him, at least regarding Rome. The spinning room still had his ears back against his head, but he did trust Rome, and he said softly, "I-I trust you, Rome..." he had deep down always wanted someone to trust in, someone who would keep him safe and, even if he'd never admit this, someone who could own him, it was hard to explain the last one, but it was what it was.
Cheshire's eye half closed in bliss when Rome pet him and stroked his ear, a purr rumbling in his chest briefly before Rome leaned his forehead against his own. Purr fading at his words, he found himself stilled again by his hands as he asked what his trigger was. Did he mean the trigger for when he completely lost it? He must want to know so that he could help make sure he didn't lose it or something. "I-I'm not....e-entirely sure." he admitted softly. "I-I think its a survival instinct....the worst times I've lost control, I thought that my survival was on the line and just....lost myself."
Before Cheshire could respond, Rome pulled him into his lap and started to rock and pet his hair. His eye closed in bliss as he relaxed into the embrace, starting to purr again. He probably wouldn't realize for some time that he was in any danger, since he rarely ever remembered when he lost himself, and would likely slip instantly into the darker side of himself whenever he heard Rome's fingers snap. The dark side of him had stirred at Rome's words, as if also listening and understanding what was going on. "I-I just want to be safe." he admitted softly, cuddling up to him like a cat as he pet him.
Cheshire purred louder as he started to trail his fingers down his spine and neck, enjoying the feeling of his arms around him and the comfort he was feeling for the first time in his life. Not even his own parents had been able to make him feel like this, but then again they were ready to ship him off to somewhere because they couldn't handle him, so that made sense. At the mention of a walk, he opened his eye to look up at him, a bit unsure at first but the promise of him walking with him to ensure no one would bother him relaxed him again and he nodded a little. "A-a walk would be good...I-I don't want to get lost when I have classes later." he admitted after a moment.
Cheshire was lapping up the attention, the positive attention, happily. Normally, people were afraid of him, because of what he could do, but Rome didn't seem to be. "Yeah....touring the apartments would be good. I got lost on the way here, and knowing my way around would be nice." he admitted after a moment, closing his eyes as he hugged him and purring again.
Cheshire purred louder when he started to massage his hair, his tail swishing back and forth as he enjoyed the bliss of the moment until he pulled away. He looked up at Rome until he pulled him up to his feet also, relaxing when he put his arm around him and nodded. "A-alright...you lead the way?" he said hesitantly, not really knowing the way himself.
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