Dan raised an eyebrow at that, watching Genna for a long moment. He leaned over her shoulder to see what she was looking at on her phone, catching the unread message from her mother. "You know you can turn your phone off and ignore the world when you're here, right?" He asked, seeing that she was starting to zone out on her phone and nudging her gently. The whole situation with her mother always irritated him, even more so now that he realized it was still going on. It was eerily similar to Emmett's home life, and he'd dealt with that firsthand more often than he had Genna's; it all made him angry that his friends were treated so poorly by their families. But he knew he couldn't do much except support them outside of those situations. "Come on. I invited you back here to get your mind off things."
"And I'm very good at distractions, as you know," Finn said, leaning across Dan's lap to grab Genna's phone from her and keep it on the side of the couch with them. "So you can forget about your drama, I don't even know what it is, honestly, but we'll have a good night."
Genna phased back in when Dan spoke, drawing her attention away from her phone. It was her world, or it had been when she was more popular. Something she wasn't anymore so she didn't need it as much, but it was a good distraction from real life. When she didn't want to talk to anyone she just pulled it out and pretended to be busy, they pretty much left her alone then. This was Dan and Finn though, not exactly the type one could ignore even if they wanted to. She watched her phone move across the couch as Finn grabbed it, a sigh on her lips. "I just need to leave it on in case Shiloh messages me." Shiloh didn't often do so in the middle of the night but there were occasions in which she did. Nightmares that scared her awake, or a sound from outside that made her nervous. Her neighborhood wasn't the best so Genna didn't blame her for getting spooked; if only she would accept her offer to help her move elsewhere. Maybe if she did move out she could convince her to move in with her into a better neighborhood. Genna just wanted her friends to be safe. "Yeah yeah, distract away."
"So...movie night?" Finn suggested after a moment of thought, and as the buzzer to Dan's door sounded again. Dan sighed, pushing himself up off the couch to excuse himself so he could go downstairs to pick up the food. Finn watched him go, waiting until the door shut behind him before they turned their attention to Genna. "Okay, spill. What's up with both of you? I know this whole thing is new or whatever, and you know I'm not going to be the one to judge you for what happened," they said, a little more serious. They were far from an idiot, even the time away from Genna didn't take his perceptiveness away. Now was his only chance to get something from Genna about...whatever was happening with both of them. "I know he's not going to say anything. He's acting weird, like I know he's doing bad but...I figured I'd ask. We don't have much time before he comes back."
Genna watched Dan leave before her gaze moved to Finn, they didn't take long to pounce on her once he was gone. "If only I could believe all of his friends felt that way about me." Dan's other friends held a grudge and she honestly didn't blame them. They were protective of each other and she was truly glad that he had them in her absence. That didn't stop her from worrying about how they would react when they found out about their rekindled friendship. Emmett for sure wouldn't let her go unscathed, he was filled with attitude just as she was. It was kind of a wonder hoe they hadn't gotten into constant arguments before Nathan's death. "I really don't know what's up with him. Him and his friends have an interest in my friend Shiloh. He won't tell me what it's about." She was concerned to say the least, but she couldn't assume anything. His group wasn't a bad bunch so she wasn't worried that they were going to embarrass her or anything, but something told her that the situation wasn't good whatever it was. "Truth be told I don't know if I would have talked to Dan if it weren't for this weird interest, I thought he hated me before we hashed it all out in the park." Genna honestly couldn't tell Finn much more than that, she didn't know anything.
Finn frowned a little, trying to mentally piece everything together so it would make more sense. They didn't know anything about this Shiloh, nor did they know what held the friend group's sudden interest in her. They knew Dan, and for all he was cold and mean on the outside at first glance he never intended to hurt anyone. His friends were the same, so Finn had confidence they meant no harm. "How strange. I haven't heard anything about a Shiloh, and we talk all the time," they mused, reaching up to brush their hair out of their eyes. "I know he's not doing so hot. I'm not an idiot. He doesn't need to tell me when things take over for the worse. And he's narrowly avoiding any talk about his bitch of an ex, which I can't exactly blame him for but..." They trailed off with a shrug. Bree had left a bad impression the moment they met her, and Finn hated her since that day. They knew Dan was keeping secrets and not telling them everything, but they wouldn't force him; it wouldn't stop them from trying to get him to talk, though. "I'm glad you're back in his life. It's good for him."
"He doesn't, or didn't, know her as far as I know. She's not...like us. She got into the college on a scholarship." Genna explained, hoping they would know what she meant without her having to spell it out. Shiloh's financial status wasn't a problem for Genna, and Shiloh herself wasn't embarrassed about it, but it wasn't her place to openly talk about it with other people. Her friends personal matters were their personal matters, she just budged her way in with all the concern she had in her. That included Dan. Caring about people was so much work. "You know how he is. He gets into these moods and doesn't want to talk about what's on his mind." She didn't know if he didn't want to burden anyone or if he really thought he could handle it all on his own, but she would be here for him regardless. Just like she always had been before everything fell apart. "Yeah well I'm sure his friends are going to rip me a new one when they find out."
"Oh. Oh. She's not rich," Finn said bluntly, though there was no malice behind it. Of course they had money, but judging someone that way was never their thing. For some reason, though, it confused them more; why were Dan and his friends so fixated on her? They'd get to the bottom of that eventually. "Of course I know how Dan is. He never talks about that until...well, until it's too late." Finn had spent so much time by Dan's side when they were younger, and they knew Genna knew about his mental health issues. Somehow they'd appeared to be worse. Though, they smirked when Genna brought up the rest of the team; she was in for it when they found out, and they had a feeling that she knew what was potentially coming her way from Emmett alone. "Oh, you're spot on there. And for good reason, too."
Genna winced, but she hadn't expected anything less. Finn was as blunt as he was sassy, and that wasn't a bad thing. They weren't judging her she knew and for that she was grateful, she honestly didn't want to get into an argument right now of all moments. Defending her friends honor was kind of her thing. "I'm hoping it won't get that far this time, but Dan is Dan." He did not let people in, but she hoped that one day he could find someone with whom he wouldn't be afraid to open up. Just like she had found in Nathan. Nathan had literally known everything that was on her mind, he had been so trusting and kind. With how her parents were she had needed someone like him. "It's not like I wanted what happened it to happen...after Nathan..."she closed her eyes and took a deep breath. If only his friends could understand what she had gone through during that time, maybe they wouldn't judge her so harshly now. "I lost my mind."
Finn knew the chances of Dan not letting it get that far were...slim, especially with the state Dan was currently in. It would only get worse with Bree being back in town. "I know. No one ever expects shit like that to happen and go the way it did," they said, looking over to Genna again. Of course they knew the details of what went down with Genna; they'd witnessed it, and helped Dan get through it. They watched Dan fall hard, and they didn't even know all of it; the breakup happened after Dan and Genna had their blowout. "They'll get there. They just need time. None of them know what happened. Only the aftermath," Finn said, ending it there when the door opened again.
"You two pick your movies or whatever?" Dan asked, shutting his door behind him and dropping the bag of food on the coffee table in front of them. "Uh...did I miss something here or...?"
Genna didn't think of that. That they had no idea what led to all the problems. Nathan's death had seemed like such huge news; now thinking about it she wasn't sure it had even made the news. Everything right after his death had been a blur, but she knew that she hadn't been in the mood to watch much television. She didn't get to say much else before Dan was back, a slight smile on her face as she saw the bag of food. If she had known Finn was coming before she ordered anything then she would have ordered more; then again Dan wasn't likely to touch much of his food anyway. Neither was she. Her stomach was in knots, but she planned too eat at least a little bit. Wasting food wasn't good, she learned that from Shiloh. "Nope, you left us all alone up here so we were just chatting. Do you mind? So nosey." She sassed, clearly feeling a little better from before.
"Just catching up. She's been out of the loop, so naturally I wanted to catch up. Don't look so surprised," Finn said, grinning over at him. Their conversation was over, and Finn was determined to figure out the Shiloh situation alongside Genna. Whoever she was. They weren't one to give up easily and Dan knew that; he'd watched them through countless ice skating seasons.
"You're in my apartment and look suspicious," Dan said, rolling his eyes as he sat back down on the couch between them. He couldn't shake the feeling that there was something they weren't telling him, but he shrugged it off. He was glad to see Genna in a better mood. "Not my fault you can't hide your guilt." He didn't mean anything by the comment, just being snarky to his friends. He settled back into his spot on the couch, letting Finn reach for his remote and turn on his game system to choose a movie. He didn't really have any preference, and they'd be bound to pick something interesting. Dan reached for the bag, handing Genna's food to her and giving Finn some of what she'd originally ordered for him.
"You're one to talk, Dan." Dan was suspicious when it came to Shiloh, and when it came to Bree. He hasn't told her the whole truth about either topic, and she wasn't going to push him about either one tonight. They all needed a break from their minds, movies were perfect for that. Genna wasn't too picky though she wasn't the biggest fan of documentaries. They were long and boring, she didn't do well in history class either. She eyed Dan as she took her bag of food, wondering about what secrets he held. Yeah she wasn't going to bother him now, but she could still be curious. Shiloh was her best friend, and Bree had been a good friend. Or so she thought. That bitch was going to get what was coming to her, there was no doubt about that. She was angry, and she felt like she had every right to be when it came to that situation. If anyone disagreed then it was their funeral. A sigh left her lips as she sat back and picked at her food, attempting to relax a little bit.
Dan didn't reply; he knew he was acting weird. He had nothing he could tell either of them right now, it wasn't important and most of it could wait. The situation with Shiloh wasn't his to tell, at least not yet. Shiloh had no clue what was coming either, he and the guys had so much to figure out still. And Bree was...of course, he knew it was his story to tell. Having her back in the same state as him had him falling right back into the broken person he'd been a year ago. He just wasn't ready to tell any of them what happened yet, but he knew it'd happen one way or another with Bree being back. It all made him anxious, but he pushed it further down again; he was spending time with his friends for a reason. "Don't put on a documentary," he finally said, his voice quiet as he absentmindedly picked at his own food.
"I won't, not this time. Besides, I only ever make you watch nature and animal ones," Finn said, grinning a little as they chose something feel good and they settled in next to Dan so all three of them would be comfortable to watch.
Genna settled in to her spot on the couch, making herself at home like she's done hundreds of times before. This felt normal, but she knew better than to believe it was that easy. There was the matter of his friends to deal with, and getting him to be open to the idea of getting to know Shiloh as she knew her. Whatever their interest was in her, it didn't matter right at this moment but she would make sure that he, that they all knew, that if anything happened to the pretty little blonde then they would have her to answer to. Shiloh deserved the world. Her gaze moved to Dan and Finn after a moment, leaning in just slightly to nudge the former in his side. "Might have to borrow one of your shirts to sleep in if that's okay." They hadn't made a pit stop to get any of her clothes, and it wouldn't be the first time she's slept in his clothes. The last time she had been super drunk and unable to drive herself anywhere. How did she get dressed that night? Eh, it didn't matter much. Genna wasn't shy and Dan was like her brother anyway.
"You can borrow whatever you want. Nothing changed, it's all still in the same place," Dan said, forcing himself to finally take a bite from his food. Even that was hard, but he knew if he hadn't at least taken one bite both Genna and Finn would have fought him on it. Especially since Genna knew how long he'd gone without eating. It wasn't on purpose or to hurt himself, just...something he'd really forgotten to do. The diner with Genna and Shiloh had been the last time he'd had a full meal, and all he'd been doing was having a protein bar or two before practice. He couldn't let himself fall too far at practice with their race coming up, especially not since he and Ashton had nearly had a collision only a few days prior. The idea of the big race normally would have had him excited, but with the Carter situation he knew the whole team was on edge approaching it. He ignored thinking about that for now, he'd talk to the guys later; instead, he turned his attention back to his screen to watch the movie, letting Finn rest their head on his shoulder. A good distraction.