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.
With all the winter things on it wasn't too cold. Hearing that he did actually mean what he had said made her flush more. It was nice to hear, even if belated. "I don't know. You just never acted on it, I suppose," she replied, giving a soft shrug to show she had no idea, "I look adorable dressed like a giant marshmallow?" She gave him a teasing smile. She let her silence show that she agreed to him about always meaning what he said.
She did chuckle softly at what he said. "I'm not sure if raiding a fridge and a restaurant fall into the same price category," she pointed out, but didn't say more about it. It was a longer walk and pretty cold or at least it grew a lot colder the more they walked
She found herself subconsciously gravitating towards him to seek warmth, maybe as an obvious thing since she did it when they were together in a blanket as well.
It was as they began to walk that the cold began to nip at them clearly, but oh well, that's why they were bundled up wasn't it. Even now he thought the same way, her wintry clothing always looking rather cute and accenting her red hair this time. He listened to her go on and he rose an eyebrow, "Sure I didn't.."He agreed, but he also shook his head after, "That doesn't mean I didn't mean it when I said you were pretty or cute. It only came up because I was thinking so..you look adorable in winter stuff." He looked to her a little bit confused about it, "When have I ever said stuff I didn't mean?"He posed, knowing she would have to agree there. "I realize that I was kinda..dumb and..oblivious..but..I dunno..I never felt charming enough for you to think too much of me saying you and I suppose I was right..cause you stopped thinking anything of it."
Her question was considerate, but at the same time he did wonder at it, "Mm..I'm sure I can afford you Oko-Chan.You're not supposed to worry about stuff like that when I am constantly raiding your fridge." The walk was a little longer into town, so it'd probably be colder on their way back, but it was decently cold now. He wondered if she'd..well if he was supposed to do anything while they were walking.
Perhaps it was a slight problem that neither of them really knew what to do. She had only kissed him while she was drunk and sober she wasn't sure she wouldn't die, if she tried from blushing too much. She followed after him, bundling herself in wine red jacket with matching gloves and hat. "I suppose," she replied softly, knowing that was what he wanted all along. That she had a friend beside him.
Hearing him sigh, she looked to him. "Teasing me?" she repeated, confused at what she meant, before feeling herself flush at his words, "I suppose at some point I thought you didn't actually mean them, even if I wish they had been meant. I mean, you never looked at me like some of those pretty girls." At least she didn't think he had.
She honestly would have been fine with anything. That he actually chose an actual restaurant and not the raman place was a surprise. Still, she was happy and smiled, nodding. "Okay, let's go there," she agreed and let him out before locking up behind her, "Do you have that kind of money?" She didn't want to bankrupt him, after all.
She was mostly right, he had no sense for how he should do things with her, after all she had kissed him, so he supposed now she was the precedent setter. Her little fits of pushing her was always a bit silly to him. It warranted a chuckle at her words. He shook his head a little bit as they got their coats on and such, "Mm..but for you that is a lot."He pointed out, "I'm really glad you have a friend now."He informed her, happy to tell her so and reaffirm that as a good thing.
He zipped up his long brown coat and put on his hat. He supposed in a large way, he had always liked the cold weather, and she usually looked adorable all bundled up..he's probably said so before. Thinking on it now he let out a small sigh. "I wonder how long I've been...teasing you.."He didn't know how else to phrase it. "I guess I noticed you blushing all the time..but I assumed it was just because you were shy so if I called you pretty or..cute or something.."He felt his face get a little bit red at the mention. "I dunno..anywhere is-" He sort of stopped, no they were dating now, some place they would have to sit down would be the appropriate choice. "Let's go to uhm..that dinner place with the sit down menu." Plated dinner's, that's appropriate at least.
She supposed that she did have to change a little. He would likely only be willing to go out with her, if she was even capable of asking for things like this. She was hungry so it seemed only natural to ask. Him teasing her about it did not help. "Shut up," she replied and pushed his arm slightly, not that that actually did anything to him. He was impossible sometimes.
Her brow furrowed at what he said about Kat. Ultimately, she shrugged and replied, "We've done some things a few times." She didn't feel it warranted him hurt and she was pretty sure that Kat-san did many more things with other people, because she had sort of learned to give her some space.
The word date did make her flush furiously, especially coming out of his mouth, she didn't know why. "Any place you want to go, Sho-kun?" she asked, not really considering that she might have to call him different. Perhaps she should, but somehow it almost seemed rude to just call him Sho. He had always been Sho-kun to her and she suppose he would in a way always be that.
She however, seemed to be very good at hiding things, or he was just very stupid, he felt more of the latter. He looked to her, she asked him out for food, that was new. "Oh my goodness..is..is the princess deigning to leave her castle? Who will keep the books company if we go out to eat??"He couldn't resist teasing, but at least he knew if she was with him she'd feel comfortable at a restaurant. She did the last time they went in a group too, and he had to assume it was now cause of her new friend that she probably went out some with her too. "I almost forgot you made a friend of Kat-san. Should I feel a little hurt you actually feel comfortable being out with someone else now too?" Of course he didn't mean that, all he wanted for her was to have more people to depend on, and more friends.
He finally did nod seriously at the question. "Sure let's go out on a date."He couldn't again resist mentioning the word as he stood up. This would be very new for them to have that setting in mind. How would he have to say her name now? That was always a popular question..his nickname from her could stay the same, the ending denoted the close meaning..in a way wasn't he supposed to drop all honorifics?
It was fair enough. Looking back at things with hindsight, it was always hard. So she simply gave a nod. Him saying that he wouldn't be able to keep secrets made her chuckle. "That's true," she agreed with a small smile, "You were always bad at hiding things. Maybe that's why you gave up on ever keeping secrets from me." She couldn't help teasing him.
She supposed that she was flattered by that. After all, he valued her more than a girlfriend. Her hand ran through her hair, slightly flustered at the thought of that. She looked over to him. "So... where do we go from here?" she asked softly. Did they go out on a date or what?
The blanket she had wrapped around herself slowly slipped from her shoulders, making it clear that she was slightly relaxing. Her head tilted lightly. "Shall we grab something to eat?" she asked. She was hungry and maybe he was too. Actually, he likely was.
He felt being honest like he always was would just benefit him here anyway. "I don't know."He offered simply, knowing that he didn't know how he would have reacted. He meant that he wouldn't have been able to keep secrets, but again he shook his head. "I don't have any. I wouldn't be able to hide anything from you."He figured, knowing that she could read him so well, and maybe as a kid he'd tried or something like that. A few magazines possibly when he was younger, but the fact that she liked to read didn't keep him well-supplied in those, she'd surely found them when they were younger, but obviously he'd given up such things.
He knew it wasn't that he was thinking of getting together with her, but still. "I still wanted to be your friend over dating her in that instance.."He felt like the reason could be because he wanted to feel the same way now, but he was starting towards that himself already.
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