You tap a finger to your mouth, suddenly lost in thought. Could you make a tinted visor for him? But no, there were common areas that adults would be required to remove such gear - you yourself had already dealt with some, although, you guessed, much less often than the less intimidating of your peers.
Maybe you could change or somehow disguise the color of his blood? Tinted contact lenses were not unheard of, but altering someone’s blood chemistry would be 100di%ly difficult - not to mention highly illegal. But you might be able to make a machine-
Your head jolts up as Vantas speaks. “I will not tolerate such 100dness in my hive-”
“Yeah, yeah, go sit on a lusus bulge, did you know you were plotting to turn me into a cyborg out loud?”
Your response dies on your lips, replaced with a weak “Oh, fiddlest%.”