“Damian, sometimes you surprise me.” Riley suddenly smiled, touched by Damian’s concern.
“Can I have Lisaan’s tiles?” And then Damian reappeared as himself catching Riley completely offguard.
“I’ll think about it.” Riley rolled his eyes and grimaced. Damian was never going to change, but maybe there was more to him than what Riley had always assumed.
“Yay!” Damian cheered like a little kid, then he grabbed Riley in a fierce bear hug.
“Don’t push it, Damian.” Riley gasped as the strength of the sairah was enough to compress his chest plate against his lungs.

Thought this would be a good spot to note for those who might not remember that Littan’s have a thin (and very strong) bone chest plate over their ribs.