Kyran smiled when the chat began to change from his earlier mistake to something else about nicknames. He was happy that Ruth accepted the R.J. nickname. It was like his own personal name for the boy, because yeah, "Ruth" was kind of a weird name for a boy and he felt more comfortable calling him R.J., because it sounded like a boy name and would keep him from thinking of Ruth as a girl.
He grinned at the other boy as Claire popped into the chat to ask about nicknames too.
"Naw not really. People call me Kyran. Sometimes they call me Dean, because it's easier to say, but that's about it."
He thought about what he could call Claire, for a nickname, but couldn't think of a single one except maybe The Bruiser or CM... something, but those sounded more fitting for a pro-wrestler than a grade school girl. Before he could think of a single name, Mrs. Au came back with two notes in her hand. She smiled and handed one excuse note to Kyran after checking his bruise.
"Thank you," he said timidly before turning back to Ruth. He thought about what else he could say to the sick boy when Kyran remembered seeing Ruth's baseball themed clothing. "Maybe we can play ball when you get better."
Kyran waited at the door for Claire.
[[Kyran Dean Continued to: The Locker Room. A place of blood, mud, sweat and hijinks.