At her next words, he nodded slowly and moved closer, holding his hand out in order to help her get up. "Sure, that sounds fair; though I really don't think they have things better than I do," he grinned suggestively, shrugging innocently.
Oh goodness, girl, what are you getting yourself into..?!
Oh hush. Your input isn't wanted tonight...
He was smart and funny and oh so gorgeous. She chatted with him as if she'd known him forever, even though it had just been that evening. She didn't want this evening to end. Didn't want the flirty spark to go away. "Oh really? A sweet-connoisseur, huh? Well, we'll just have to see, won't we?" she murmured with a smile, raising an eyebrow slightly.
At her next words, he adopted a serious face and nodded slowly. "A brilliant connaisseur, thank you very much. And that will be proved. Tonight," he finished with a cheeky grin, turning around and starting to walk to the closest cafe.
She bit her lip slightly to keep back the grin that was back again. "Oh, I'm sure," she replied as she followed him, enjoying the feel of their hands together. "I trust you to be true to your word," she teasingly joked.
At her next words, he smiled and nodded slightly, looking around to make sure that the alleys were safe. He could never be too cautious, especially when Sadie had been followed before. He let go of her hand and gently put his on the small of her back, leading her out of the dark park.
Her hand suddenly felt rather empty without his in it, but she smiled to herself when he put his hand on her back and led her. "How very gentlemanly of you," she remarked softly, looking up at him, the smile not leaving her lips. "Are you always like this, or am I just a special occasion?" she added teasingly, trying to dispel the shyness she was beginning to feel.
At her next words, he smiled at her, without retreating his hand. "Well, my mommy has always taught me how to be a gentleman. But as I said, a pretty blonde may make things a lot easier," he spoke softly, looking straight into her beautiful eyes.
At his next words, she giggled. "That's really cute. Well, your mama raised you right then, it seems." She stepped just a bit closer to him, so the gap between them as they walked closed, and she was silent for a moment. She still couldn't get over how the night was turning out; it was wonderful.
In the distance she spotted a cafe and grinned. "Ooh, almost there. I'm dying for a coffee-and-chocolate hit!" She was almost bouncing. A mocha sounded amazing. "C'mon, let's go!" she added, taking his hand and setting off at a jog. "It's getting rather chilly out here!"
He smiled big when she closed the gap and moved closer, because it was a really nice approach. The hand on the small of her back stretched only slightly, so he could gently hold his arm around her waist. He was hoping that she would not think of this differently, because he was only trying to be nice, nothing else.
He chuckled when she suddenly grabbed his hand and started jogging towards the cafe. He followed, jokingly rolling her eyes. "I would say that it can not get chilly, because I am hot and I am here, so I keep the air warm. Or at least I keep pretty ladies warm. But I will not say it, because you will have to say something about my ego again," he grinned.
She smiled when his hand wrapped around her waist. It was a really nice gesture. If anyone else had tried that on her, she would have punched them. But him doing that, she didn't mind. Besides, she reasoned, if he gets too grabby, I can always punch him and run back home. One good thing about her school - they taught you how to defend yourself and taught you well. She rather hoped it wouldn't come to that, however.
At his words she rolled her eyes, chuckling softly. "What's that I hear?" she asked, putting a hand to her ear and looking as if she was listening intently to something. "Oh it's just your ego inflating again." She shook her head, grinning. On anyone else it would have come off as genuine cockiness and vanity. But not on Ryan. It was clear that he was being cocky simply to make her smile. "Come along Ryan, Ryan's ego," she said with a smirk, arriving at the cafe and opening the door.
"Gah, help, I can't breath! Not enough room in here for the three of us!" she exclaimed teasingly, clutching her throat as if she indeed couldn't get any air into her lungs. "Make him go, make him go!"
At her sudden reaction, he gently leaned against the wall, laughing. He brought a hand up to his forehead, becoming serious again. "Oh dear Lord, what should I do? The pretty lady claims to be suffocating because of me and my little friend. Or..." he grinned, coming closer to her and gently putting a hand on her waist, not in a sexual way anyway. "She might want to be saved by this knight."
The blonde gave a snort at his 'little friend' comment. Partly because his ego wasn't little at all, and partly because she'd taken it in the wrong way. Very mature... "Maybe she does... Should I trust your saving skills?" she asked, raising an eyebrow.
At her snort though, he raised an eyebrow and a grin showed up on his lips, because it was obvious that she had taken his words differently as well. "Oh my God, Miss Sadie!" he smirked. "I know what you thought, and I must say that you do have a sick mind," he joked, then leaned closer to her ear. "I can tell you that you should... but who am I to decide?"
A moment later it was her turn to give a roguish grin. "Well then, now we're even, aren't we?" She bit her lip as his breath tickled her ear. "I should, huh? But you're all just work currently. When are you gonna show me?" she murmured, lips brushing his ear, before pulling back and raising an eyebrow, smirk playing on her lips.
He smirked in the corner of his mouth when her lips brushed his earlobe, because he hadn't really expected that. But it was good that she was one for the fun and she seemed to like this game as much as he did. "All work?" he frowned slightly, keeping his hand on her waist. "But who told you that, Miss Sadie? I don't remember implying that at all..."
She rolled her eyes as she realised her mistake, but regained her composure within seconds. "I meant talk. You're currently all talk, Mr Ryan. All talk and no action," she innocently stated, though the smirk on her lips completely betrayed that innocence. "I was promised cupcakes and sweets and other such fun stuff. And so far I've gotten none of that," she added, closing the gap between them and looking into his eyes.
He grinned, especially when Sadie moved closer to him and looked into his eyes. "I am only talk, how can you say that?" he faked hurt. "I saved you from that creep and this is what I get? It is not my fault you picked a cafe and not my cupcake-filled appartment," he grinned, shrugging lightly.
But when she went back to joking and teasing as well, he chuckled. "I did have coffee at home too, many types of it actually. Not to mention that everyone is jealous of my cupcakes, Miss Sadie. But fine, if you don't want to, we can always do it here," he shrugged teasingly.
At his words she rolled her eyes good-naturedly. "You sound like a broken record! Change the tune!" she protested with a giggle. "You know what? Fine - let's go to yours. You've put me off the cupcakes and coffee here anyway," she added with a mock-haughty sniff.
A big, cheeky grin showed up on his lips when Sadie actually agreed to go to his place. Of course, he didn't have any nasty thoughts, but it would be fun to spend some time alone with the beautiful blonde. Who knew what would come out of this? "Smashing," he smiled brightly, standing up and waiting for her to start going out of the coffee shop.
Shaking her head again, she chuckled softly. "You enjoyed it. Don't tell me you didn't, because that would be a lie. You're not that good an actor to fake something like that," she told him, following him out of the cafe, giving an involuntary shiver as a breeze picked up.
"And I expect the most amazing coffee and cupcakes ever," she stated though her eyes sparkled with teasing. "Otherwise it'll just be so disappointing." This was turning into such a brilliant evening. Much better than another night alone at the Academy. Oh crap! I'm supposed to be heading back..!
Screw it. I don't care. I want one night of fun, screw the consequences. She loved her school, but she was sick of not being allowed to stay out whenever she wanted and wherever she wanted. And despite she tried denying it to herself, she missed flirting and being close to someone. I want to feel that again tonight...
"Handsome, huh?" he grinned brightly. It was the first time she said it, and he loved the sound of it. It seemed like he was not playfully cocky with no reason or prove. "I have never said that I didn't like it. But it's good to hear that the feeling was mutual," he teased her.
Once outside, he noticed her shivering and realized that she was wearing only some light clothes; she had probably thought that she would go back home soon. He took off his jacket, like the gentleman he was, and gently put it on her shoulders, remaining only in a white button-down shirt.
At her next words, he chuckled and shook his head. "You won't be disappointed, whether the cupcakes will be good or not," he teased softly, gently leading her in the right direction.
She blinked in surprise when he actually gave her his jacket. She hadn't been expecting that and the gesture was really sweet. "Thank you," she said softly, giving him a grateful smile and pulling it closer around her to keep her warm. Handsome, funny and gentlemanly - definitely a brilliant catch.
At his next words, Sadie rolled her eyes playfully. "Oh geez, what am I getting myself into?" she joked, giggling. "Should I be worried?" she asked teasingly, raising a playful eyebrow.
At her words, he chuckled again, gently putting a hand on the small of her back, in order to lead her to his building, which was not far away from there anyway. "Maybe you should," he grinned, shrugging innocently. "I am full of surprises."