Cadan was bored. Emil was actually doing his job, rudely. And no amount of talking from Cadan had convinced him to blow off his work for the day. He probably could have actually gone to work himself, and that might have solved the wanting to spend time with his best friend problem, but he didn't really want to go to work. Hence the dilemma.
So he did the next best thing, and went to go intercept Sebastian on his way to work. Which involved going inside and telling someone that he wouldn't be coming in today because of a delicate family matter, and then loitering out the front until he saw the man. "Sebastiaaaaan," he called cheerfully, stepping over to him. "Just the person that I was looking for!"
Sometimes Sebastian liked to entertain the idea of taking a vacation, but then he walked through the doors of his work and realized that he would never actually do that. Not unless he actually cracked, but he'd done well in the last few years so he didn't expect that any time soon. If ever. There was also no one in the department that he actually trusted to run it in his absence. He really didn't want to get back to more chaos than usual.
He was nearly to work when he saw the familiar form of a man. Seb really wasn't sure what he'd done to earn Cadan's presence in his life outside of professionally. He had never been any good at making friends, let alone with people so wild and carefree. As the man approached, Sebastian didn't even offer a greeting. Instead he just said, "Nope," and moved to go around the other man.
"Oi, that's rude," he said as Sebastian tried to move around him. "Why doesn't anyone love me?" he bemoaned. His friends were boring people who actually went to do their jobs. Why did he have such responsible friends. He needed some less responsible friends who were delighted when he turned up to say hello. Unlike Seb apparently.
"They think you're taking the day off with a family emergency," Cadan said. "So you might as well come have some fun with me." And then he could throw it in Emil's face all the fun he had missed out on by being boring. That would work right? Maybe. He could try.
Pausing in his efforts to get around the other man, Sebastian looked at Cadan with a thoroughly unimpressed look. He had far too many things to do to be taking a day off all willynilly like this. It was different when things were planned beforehand. That was fine because then he could get things set up to run smoothly until he came back. He wasn't good at dealing with things on the fly that weren't related to his job. He was good at his job. He wasn't good at other life situations.
"I'm not sure that our definitions of fun are even remotely the same thing." Considering Cadan's definition of fun seemed to involve a good quantity of danger as well. Sebastian really wasn't about that kind of life.
As Sebastian gave him an unimpressed look, Cadan gave an unapologetic shrug of his shoulder. Maybe if his friends would actually spend time with him then he wouldn't have to resort to such measures. He needed better friends. These ones were boring, and wouldn't do things with him. It was a shame.
"Ah, live a little. Time to open your horizons and all that," he said with a wave of his hand. A little bit of excitement never hurt anybody. Okay, that was a blatant lie, but there point behind it was valid. Trying exciting new things could be good. "I don't want to stay under the sea, Sebastian. And you shouldn't either." he paused. "...I promise that made more sense in my head before I said it." When was the last time he had watched that?
For a moment, Sebastian couldn't even react to the words he'd just heard coming from Cadan's mouth. "Did you just indirectly compare me to a crab?" he finally said after a moment. It was kind of weird, hearing a reference to something from the muggle world when he was at work. That wasn't a world he really felt a part of anymore, using magic so frequently, even if he'd grown up there. Maybe he could use more fun in his life...
Sighing and hating himself a little, he asked, "What did you have in mind for this 'fun'?" This was probably going to lead to immediate regret, but he was in for it now. He did sometimes feel like he needed to live a little.
Cadan paused. "...yes?" It was a valid argument, right? Except now he was going to have the Little Mermaid stuck in his head for the rest of the day. This was an unexpected problem. Maybe he should try watching that again soon. And some other Disney. Disney was good. It was a shame the magical world was missing out on that.
At Seb's question, Cadan grinned. Perfect. This was definitely a step in the right direction. Except he hadn't really thought that far ahead. Right. Quickly coming up with a plan. Thinking of the Little Mermaid made him want to go swimming, which in November was a little bit cold for. Unless they went to the other hemisphere. "Ever been to an Australian beach?"
Seb squinted at him slightly. "I feel like I should maybe be insulted by that because wasn't he kind of a grouch?" he asked. It had been far too long since he'd last watched anything nonmagical so the facts might be all jumbled in his head. At least he could be sure that wasn't where he'd gotten his name from. It had made school interesting for a while though.
"I've hardly been about of the UK so no..." he said with a frown. Was he in the mood for a beach trip? It would be a nice change from what he'd expected to do that day. And going to another country for it was certainly living a little like he needed to. "I suppose that's an acceptable plan."