Say, Cheria, remember that one time in Strahta with all the butt talking? Wasn’t that a great time~?
Oh, I remember. I wouldn’t call it a great time, though— It was actually quite the opposite.
Aww, really? But we were havin’ lotsa fun, weren’t we? Ya know, when we weren’t fightin’ off all those parasites an’ trying not to be digested and stuff.
Sophie had fun~! An’ you were screamin’, so you were having fun too, right?
*furrows eyebrows* Huh…that’s weird. If they didn’t mean it like that, then why’d they even say it? Seems kinda pointless then, doesn’t it~?
*eyes widen a bit as a large grin begins to form on her face* REALLY!? Ohmigosh that’d be totally AWESOME~! Banana pie for breakfast and no one saying otherwise~! Although—muh?
*freezes in place when she notices, little bit of a blush dusting her cheeks*
U-um…nope~! Looked everywhere but they’re not here either. Ah well~!
A-Also, um, *ducks a little to get his hands to stop, backing up a step and tugging a little on her glove while looking down and to the side* How come you ain’t yellin’ at me about, I dunno, better breakfast choices or somethin’? Ain’t that usually your thing, Hu~?
*stops tugging on glove and looks back up at him mischievously, though a fainter trace of the blush is still there*
"It’s an expression," he mumbles, his gaze wandering to the oven; their close proximity feels disarming to him. He wasn’t yet used to such contact, after all, and hadn’t expressed so gentle a fondness in years — that he would do so now, and so freely, worries him. Was he ready to shed the soldier’s mask he’d hid behind for so long? It was his mask that had kept him from growing as easily hurt as he had when he was a boy. Behaving so coldly was what enabled him to focus, and to rid himself of any unnecessary concerns…
It was what kept him from getting hurt.
The fact that this woman could penetrate his icy exterior so easily — so unknowingly — made his heart quicken, and his chest grow heavy. Whether he would admit it or not, the notion of it all was frightening— something for which he was entirely unprepared.
Although… Not being able to handle his own issues, didn’t make it fair to push them onto her. He wasn’t going to be a little boy forever - nor would he be satisfied being so weak.
"Oh? Am I truly so predictable as that?" He elects to ignore her contradictory comment, his hands dropping to his sides as she steps back; her nervousness palpable… so perhaps he wasn’t the only one with a tendency to grow anxious with these sort of things? Or did he over-step his boundaries?
Regardless, he decides to play along: “Unbeknownst to you or otherwise, bananas are actually rather healthy… Well, I suppose they’re not quite so healthy when in a pie, but they must certainly retain some of their earlier benefits regardless, yes?” His lips curve into a small smile as he motions for her to follow him, “There are bananas in the back… I, well — I decided to examine their benefits after seeing you consume so many of them.” It was a blatant lie; truthfully he had only invested in them with the hopes of pleasing her, but … he wasn’t about to soon admit to that.
Expression smession! If they wanted to say somethin’ they shoulda just said it! Oh well…
*giggles a bit* Sorry ‘bout that, then~!
Hmm, well, yeah, kinda? I mean, when we were all travelin’ around an’ stuff you were always going on to Sophie about how she shouldn’t eat crablettes all the time or what she should eat for breakfast ‘cuz it’d be all healthy an’ nutritious or somethin’. In faaaaact I seem to recall you even made a big ol’ list of things for her to eat and even had exact times and dates an’ stuff!
*places her hands behind her head and rocks lightly on her feet, grinning wide* So, I mean, it’d make sense, yeah? Hehe~!
YOU GOT BANANAS HERE?! *eyes widen and sparkle as she clasps her hands and begins to bounce in place*
Ooh, so you’re kinda into food studying now? Huh, that’s weird, but cool I guess~! *bounces along behind him, still grinning happily*