Mai tried to look composed, even though her heart pounded against her chest mercilessly. Whatever she felt at the moment, she did anything but question it.
She smiled sheepishly, nodding at his words. It was just like that night. Her cold, busty body craving some sort of safe haven, craving some sort of care or acknowledgement.
"Can’t say I disagree.."
Mai said, trying not to laugh at how they must look right now. Catching up so casually, drenched by the harsh rain that poured onto them.
She blushed in slight discomfort when she couldn’t withold another tiny sneeze. She could’ve thought ‘I should’ve taken a cab”, but who was she kidding?
Mai then got to the point, meeting his gaze in the moment she never thought she’d see again.
"I think this is the part where I invite you over. We look like two drowned rats.."
Mai said as she giggled lowly, stepping into a light hug with him before she nearly slipped.
The brunette quickly caught her in his arms and set her right on her feet, allowing his hands to linger for a moment around her waist and on her shoulder. Then, with a slight blush, he pulled back and clasped his hands in front of him, rocking back on his heels.
Valon was mentally kicking himself right now. There were a thousand things he needed to say, a heavy heart full of emotions he wanted to expel, and an unimaginable amount of civilities he should probably get through first, and he had no idea where to start.
And the hug! Was the hug completely necessary?! He was already up to his eyeballs in turmoil, and she had to go…
Even in the rain, he could feel the pleasant warmth of her body against his. Her sweet-smelling perfume had tickled his nose. He’d somehow resisted the urge to wrap his arms tightly around her and press his nose into her damp hair.
No, no, no, no!
Valon did not want to be there just to ignite the old embers. The two of them needed to talk. It didn’t fucking matter how cute or how open she suddenly seemed to be, he wasn’t going to go chasing blindly after her again!
Hardened, he frowned and gave a curt nod.
"I was thinkin’ that you an’ I should talk… There’s a lot I wanted to say to you. Heh, I still hang on to that harpy card, ya know?"