HINABN - ResolveSo this is what my life has come to, he thought miserably as he sat in a corner and listened to the energetic chattering of his extensive family. Hiding in plain sight while everyone pretends they're not staring. It was obvious enough that they were, although apparently only his mother lacked the tact to at least fake disinterest. But he was used to her scrutiny.HINABN - Resolve4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
No, it was the attention of his less-nuclear relatives that bothered him most. His cousin Annette's family were particularly vile. Annette herself had always been rather kind to him as he was growing up; being several years older, she'd always acted somewhat protective of the younger cousins. But now they were grown, and she was married to some hulking idiot who wouldn't have recognized discretion if it'd kicked him in the face.
"You remember Conrad?" she'd asked earlier, as means of reintroduction.
The man had taken a moment to look at him in consideration before replying with a sneer, "Oh right, the artist.<