It seemed that he was right, outside the party when he dragged her in, or as kids. He shook his head a little bit, "Sure, if you imagine holding hands to be the same now." Obviously they weren't doing it as a couple, well as kids maybe they didn't know better but now it was obvious. As they continued to eat the cake he chuckled a little bit, "Oh stop all of the teasing? I'll just become a different person real quick." It was really who he had been most of the time, just because it was different now, it seemed he was still the same, if not a little more unbearable on purpose.
Though he was quiet while she took her bite, his eyes clearly meeting her's since she was gazing right back at him, now he couldn't tell if she was doing this on purpose or not, his head tilted slightly wondering if she was. His face maybe getting a little bit redder, maybe he saw the appeal he had teased her about just then.
It wasn't that she meant that they would be doing anything like that, at least not when they hadn't even really been together yet. "Well, that's obvious, if you keep saying things like this," she pointed out, though her blush was slightly decreasing at this point.
He seemed surprised about the hand holding. Well, she supposed she couldn't fault him for that. "I mean, we did so as kids for sure, but also outside of the restaurant that time, remember?" she reminded him, supposing that was the only reason she probably wouldn't die, if he did hold her hand.
When the cake came she took a moment to admire it, because it looked so good before she realized what he had done. The teasing clearly made her flush red. "Don't tease me like that," she pouted slightly as she did pick up her fork. It looked too good to not eat, even if his teasing did hit a mark somewhere. Slowly, her hand almost shaking, she lowered the fork until a piece was sliced off. The closer the fork came to her lips, the redder her face got until finally it was in her mouth. As she ate it she gazed to him.
At the very least he tried to think of her embarrassed attitude as endearing as he ever did, but he felt he made it clear enough that he'd need some help. Still went without saying, that her and stuff was a bit lost on him, because she was generally embarrassed about most things. "Well I just meant that if I say more things like that they might."He informed her, not really having been [i so] suggestive as he was.
As she said that they've held hands before made him raise his eyebrow a little bit, "We have?" Was it something he was forgetting, or was him pulling her along at some point so he just overlooked it for now. When their cake showed up he picked up his fork and looked towards her, taking a very slow bite as if to tease her about it, "Oh my what will you do now..take a bite of the cake after me?"He grinned over at her, clearly not thinking it to be too big a deal, though that didn't mean he didn't think it was sweet.
Hearing the suggestion, she gave a nod. "That sounds good," she agreed as she ran a hand over her thick winter jacket, "It is very cold outside right now." It was nice to have something planned and she could look forward to it. It made her happy. Him repeating her words back at her was not helping her red face. "You know what I mean," she replied, shifting slightly on her chair.
His continued teasing was not helping with her blushing though. She was damn near a tomato at this point. "Oh, please, the amount of time we've been out and no one ever said that to us and we are no different now," she pointed out, which was a slightly sore point that she didn't seem to register as a girlfriend possibility to others before.
The question made her give a small nod. "I mean... we've sort of held hands before...," she pointed out, her eyes looking around the room, "Sharing a cake is... intimate..." Maybe a strange choice of words again, but the forks did touch their mouths and then the cake again. When the waiter came she did order a chocolate cake, though it was done with a blushing head and more pointing at the menu with a shaking hand. This was embarrassing.
He looked at her curiously, it was moments like these when he got held up. "I think it is rather cold now..maybe tomorrow afternoon or something closer towards the start of the evening." "And stuff.."He repeated back to her, though that wasn't really a question, it was more just him pondering how she could say it through such a red face.
He chuckled a bit as she spoke to him, chewing him out as it seemed to be, "Oh no..then they might think we are a couple or something like that.."He continued to tease, though this was much more to his point. Even sharing a cake seemed to have her face ready to burst..well how the hell was he supposed to judge what he could or couldn't do, "So you're okay with holding hands..but..you..are embarrassed about sharing a cake?"He wondered, he had to illustrate the point, he might need help knowing what to do here.
The waiter did come back though and he looked to her to pick out a cake for them.
She supposed it would be hard to shift gears. He now had to consider her his girlfriend and not just a friend who happened to be a girl. She imagined it would take him a bit, but she didn't doubt that he could do it. "It is," she agreed thoughtfully, "I mean, we can walk through the city and enjoy the Christmas decorations, but it's pretty cold. I'm fine with watching a movie... and stuff..." Her face did turn slightly red as she remembered how watching a movie had ended last time. Would it happen again, even if she was sober now?
The food was good and soon they were done eating. His question made her turn bright red, even if she was aware that it was mostly teasing. "Baka, don't say that stuff aloud in public. Someone might hear you," she muttered before thinking on the dessert, "Dessert would be nice. They have some good cakes here... We could... share one..." If it was possible her face turned even redder, like a tomato, and she was damn close to hiding under the table, even if the reason for suggestion it was harmless, since she was just fairly full already.
He was glad she seemed to be calming down, and for the most part so was he. He just didn't know really what to do, he still wanted to treat her the right way, just her idea of the right way. He was glad the food was good too, he wouldn't think about the price because of it, and he wouldn't mind paying for her regardless most times. He looked up as she asked what the should do and he thought on it a bit. "That is what we'd normally do.."He nodded a bit, scratching the back of his head a little. "Was there something else you'd want to do?"He wondered, totally okay with it if there wasn't. It was cold, it was snuggly..well that would probably come up again, he hoped he'd have a better sense.
It didn't take them long to finish up the food anyway before he looked to her, "Hm..did you wanna get some dessert or are you eager to have me back in your home?" He teased a bit, leaning his head on his hand, though the question was legitimate about dessert.
It wasn't really that she was frustrated. It was more that she didn't know what he wanted as at times it just felt like he didn't know what to do either. Perhaps, that was also why she hadn't tried to hold his hand, because she didn't know how he would feel about it and was a little scared he might not like it.
Hearing that he would hold her hand or the other way around, she did smile softly. That made her happy. She didn't think she was too complicated. It wasn't like she would call pervert or anything like that, if he did do something that she didn't want.
That their food arrived was probably a good thing. Happily she tucked in. It was good for the price and she still felt slightly bad about it, but she was hungry. "It's a good place," she said with a small smile, "Should we watch a movie afterwards at home or what?" It seemed like something that happened afterwards, or so she at least thought.
He looked curiously towards her, it seemed like on top of being flustered she might have been a bit agitated that he didn't do anything. "Okay then.."He agreed, looking to her, now seriously sort of wanting to know. "Well..I'll hold your hand then..or you can hold mine too."He offered, it was more of the gateway of a sort of thing that he wouldn't know how to pace things with her, so he just wanted a little help being on pace with what she wanted. He wasn't totally great at this whole dating thing even if he wasn't as shy as her. Though her being shy was clearly the only thing that had put him up on a slight hold when it came to him acting on anything.
Their food and drinks did finally arrive, and very much pleasing to him the dishes looked like they did match the price of the place. At the very least she would be able to calm down while they ate. He couldn't tell if she was embarrassed or frustrated at this point.
She was definitely the one that was more flustered here, but then again, she often was. Not knowing what to do, she continued to play with the hem of her shirt. She was probably still very shy and it was true that she very well might have a heart attack, if he tried anything, but she supposed that she did want people to realize they were a couple and not just friends walking down the street.
Her brow furrowed at his words. "I mean... you could have tried something, at least holding hands...," she pointed out, her face damn near purple. It wasn't like she was asking for much, but he didn't seem to change his behavior towards her either.
She shook her head. "No, I'm staying," she replied before giving a small smile, "I guess then we have all of the break together." That was a nice thought, even if it had happened almost every year anyway, just as friends though. Would it be a lot different while dating?
He listened to her and still didn't make sense of it until she told him she meant now. He thought on it a little bit, his face still a slight red as well, though she was clearly more red than he was. He supposed he hadn't, he was hesitant about it, not knowing she'd want or expect things like that, she was far less shy than he thought maybe? His face didn't really calm down too much as he thought on the answer. "I..I'm sorry I just..I dunno..I didn't know that you'd be okay with me doing that or something.." It was understandable since she was so shy, it had nothing to do with how he saw her, because now they were dating of course.
He looked at her and shook his head a bit, "Were you going to go home?"He wondered, their hometown not exactly the closest, it would be a bit to travel. "I didn't really have any plans.."
She did realize that what she said had seemed to put him into a tailspin and she had no idea why. Hearing his answer, she did slowly start to understand as her own face turned scarlet. How was she supposed to correct that? Especially after she had apparently just flustered him to no ends.
"I... didn't mean that...," she said slowly, her own face turning more crimson as she spoke, "I meant... just now..." He hadn't made any move to want to be close to her, wrap an arm around her, or even touch her in general. Well, she supposed her wording was more than terrible and she hadn't exactly made any moves to indicate that she wanted to be touched, but still...
It was only the beginning of break. They still had a long way before classes started up again. Curiously, she looked to him. "So... do you have any plans during break?" she asked softly, wondering if this was where normally people made plans to do things together during break. Naturally, they had often spend breaks together before, but not like this.
It seemed something was plaguing her mind after they began waiting alongside one another. He looked to her curiously as she said the words and he felt his face go a little bit red, "I- Of course not..we just..kissed and.."He clearly thought she meant the night they were together, but he had no idea she was talking about just here on the walk. So all in all he was sort of taken of guard by her statement, and also seemed to assume it was a question, even if she knew him better than that. Still he had given a definitive answer, he wouldn't...well...he supposed they almost did start touching in a way, but not in any major way. His mind was clearly racing at all the things it had managed to come up with, so in a statement, yes her phrasing was quite terrible, sending him into some embarrassed frenzy.
Hearing the explanation, she felt her face go slightly red. She was slightly embarrassed, but she was also very happy. Still, either way she was definitely happy. She did notice though that he didn't make any moves of any kind, not even holding her hand or something like that, despite her coming closer. She supposed that this was still a very different thing now.
The place was clearly far different from where they normally ate. She didn't know if she could have him pay for it all, but didn't say anything, because he had insisted. With her jacket set aside she looked to him when they had ordered. Should she ask? She wasn't sure. Nervously, she played with the hem of her shirt. "It's a very nice place," she said slowly as she tried to think of how to say it, "You... didn't touch me..." There were the moments she wondered, if he only saw her as a sister, but now simply saw it as his duty, since she had confessed. Still, the phrasing was probably terrible.
He didn't know how to explain it really, "Yeah..makes your face more..noticeable, cute." Though he didn't know she wasn't really looking for an explanation. Still he found it comparable when it was her food that he raided, so it didn't matter to him how expensive this might be, besides it was their first date. He walked on too noticing she was getting closer, but not knowing if he should make any sort of moves or anything to let her hold his arm or her hand, it was all different with her, she was shy so she might not like it. On the other hand she was the one who kissed him first. He didn't really know what to think about it and they got there soon enough now anyway.
When they were seated the menu was a bit bigger than most places, plenty of things to choose from and even some foreign things. He set his jacket and hat aside of course before they put in their orders and began their wait for food. This place was a little nicer than a normal joint they would go to.
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