Man, at this point I can't even remember what was going through my head. It had something to do with the fact that I managed to almost brainwash myself into not texting my best friend, like ever. And it wasn't until it got out of hand, and I started worrying about this distance between us, that I realized what I hadn't been doing (he's... not the best at reaching out. I've had the last 10 years knowing this.) And somewhere between reaching out, and the conversation... before or after that, I don't remember, this happened.
The Gold markings on his back are from a theoretical 'tattoo' I had created for him and a few other characters. It's not meant to be a tattoo or anything, it was just something that symbolizes him and I felt like putting it on there. Though, it is reacting to the red ribbons which are to signify my own character.