" I know and I agree. But there's only so much we can do cori.."
"I know… b-but it still scares me a lot. Scares me that he could get hurt, and that I could get hurt as well…" He looked down at his injured wrist with a soft sigh.
Asra took Corbin's wrist in his hand, kissing the injury softly " I promise you won't get hurt again
"You can't promise that, though… t-those guys could come in and hurt me again…" Corbin replied weakly.
" but I will be there to help."
"Yeah, but… still…" Corbin sighed. "There's no way for us to fix the issue."
" no there isnt but that doesn't mean we can't try"
"It's pointless… we can't change anything. What's best is for me to just stay out of the way…"
" no, what best for you is to stand by us. By Cyrus. "
"But I just get in the way, and I can't do anything anyway… I'm useless."
" your not useless. You make Cyrus stand the strongest. When your with him there's nothinhe can't do. But without you his thoughts get the best of him. " Asra said softly and coresed Corbin's jawline with his fingers
Corbin sighed and looked away, tilting his chin to take it away from Asra's hand. "Cyrus has managed this long without me… I'm not really helping him much, am I? I'm just a burden on him… somebody he needs to protect because I can't take care of myself…"
" Corbin you are more to him then you will ever know. He would be here, wouldn't have fought o escape his dad if I wasn't for you.."
Corbin looked down, drawing his wings up again. He was clearly uncomfortable. "I just… feel so weak all the time. I can't do anything…"
" I'm… I'm sorry" asra said and let Corbin come to him
"Even though we're dating, there's always going to be some part of our minds where we see each other as a guard or a charge. I'm always going to be weaker and lesser because I'm a crow."
Asra sighed " I know. It been drilled into us. But I don't want that to block the fact that I care for you. More romantic then as a friend.."
"R-Right, but we're not dating right now…" Corbin sighed. "I just wish I could live my life without worrying about someone attacking me because I'm a crow."
Asra sighed, knowing he couldn't convince Corbin to see it his way, " just.. let me spend some time with you?"
"I am letting you spend time with me. I just don't want the only thing on your mind to be the possibility of dating me. I'm not some prize to be won…"
" I'm not seeing it as that. I just want to show you I care.."
"I know you do, but I don't want your only intent to be proving to me that I should date you or something. I need you to be content with just being friends for a while. It puts a lot of pressure on me…"
" I'm sorry.." he said and gave a sad trill by accident
Corbin sighed softly. "It's fine, I just… I know you guys are interested in a polycule, but I want to get to know you first. I need to be comfortable with you guys as friends before I'd be comfortable dating, just like with any other relationship. I need you to be okay with just being friends if it doesn't end up working out, because I'm not comfortable with it yet and we all need to be on the same page…"
" I understand.. " he said softly,