"Hmmm," Saul smiled thoughtfully, "if you want to make a living in politics you must have some fundamental understand of people. How their mind's work, how they feel, even if they are not outwardly acting that way. I know Aurelia has a very good understanding of people, it is her job after all as a public figure. So that tells me, that you could give yourself advice. That you know what I am going to say, because you have thought of it yourself. People do not flirt with each other if they aren't at least a little interested. I have not flirted with everyone here, I made a few mistake flirting with certain people, but I only did so with the people I was interested in, romantically or personally. People do not flirt unless deep down, some hidden or primal part of them wants you. I'm sure you have guessed by now that I have made love to many, many people. It is certainly not a part of me I try to keep secret. But I never feign interest, and if he is your friend as you say I do not think he is feigning his either, because that could ruin your friendship, no?"
"I tried to pretend I wasn't interested in Saul for a long time," Aurelia added, "we nearly stopped being friends because of it. Its demonically hard to pretend to feel something you don't. Even when I was trying my hardest to show no interest in him, I still slipped sometimes. Because even if I wished I didn't, even though I hated that I was interested someone like him, especially the way he was when we were younger, I still wanted him."