"You wouldn’t be overusing it. You’re always finding an excuse not to use the answer talker so using it for anything would be good practice at this point."
"I knew you were going to say that." There was a moment where he would never have been able to see himself standing half naked in the bathroom with Kiyo. Where even his answer talker wouldn’t see it because that future couldn’t exist yet. And yet here he was all the same, stuck in his own kind of routine with Kiyo. For some reason, Dufort found this more entertaining than his old life ever was. This was one of the few things that he had yet to figure out.
He waited to finish undressing and turned the water on. It would be better to wait until the water heated up anyway.
"Is there anything you don’t know what I’m going to say ahead of time,” Kiyo blandly said while unbuttoning his shirt. “And they’re not excuses! I know the focus of my training for the past few months has been to master my answer talker, but I’m not going to be using it for a replacement of a mundane activity I can do on my own. Not to mention, in case you haven’t noticed from the books all around the house, I like reading.”
Now standing completely naked, Kiyo felt a sudden chill. “Is the water warm yet? I’m getting cold.”