I've no idea, but I'm glad it's here.
Sun Dec 29, 2013 19:23

“Oh, I think you dance divinely,”

Demitri directed his eyes to the floor rather quickly and laughed nervously. He wasn’t used to compliments that weren’t followed by some type of order. Often when his dancing had been complimented, he’d been standing beside his parents and then been forced to dance with whatever girl was being introduced at the moment. But he knew that Olivia’s comment was genuine and he was actually embarrassed about it.

He opened his mouth to reply, but Olivia started thanking him for something. For a moment his brow furrowed, the fact that he was unsure of what he was being thanked for was only evident on his face for a moment before it vanished. He didn’t really care what he was thanking her for because there really wasn’t a need for her to thank him for anything. Suddenly, a dull pain shot through his foot as the familiar sensation of a foot stepping on his own shot through his nerves.

“I-… Oh! I’m really sorry! A-are you okay?”

As she said the words, Olivia was pulling away from his arms. Demitri let out a sound of protest before gently pulling her back into the dance. There was a slight throbbing in his foot, but he ignored it. He’d had his fair share of females stepping on his feet, much harder than his current dance partner had. Besides, having the girl in his arms was worth any pain that came from having one of his extremities squashed every now and again. He pulled her until they were both moving to the music again before speaking.

“Don’t worry about apologizing,” he said as he twirled her around. “It’s really nothing; I’m much happier right here whether I get my toes stepped on or not.”

The moment he said it, Demitri realized quite how cheezy that might have sounded. He made a slight face and felt his face go red again. He was really tripping over himself and he wasn’t sure if it was a good thing or not. He wasn’t even sure if what he felt was right or if Olivia felt any kind of similar feelings for him. He wasn’t sure and he had essentially just told her that he wanted to be around her and they he was happy to be around her. It wasn’t that it was a lie; he just wasn’t sure how the girl in his arms would respond. He swallowed and looked down at her, every single second that he spent with her made him more nervous and less sure.

“You don’t have to thank me either,” he said quietly, not meeting her eyes but not avoiding her gaze either. “You deserve to be treated well and anyone who says otherwise is a fool.”

He looked up and met her eyes, smiling hesitantly at her. If he was going to be cheesy, he might as well be completely cheesy. The worst she can do is turn me down right? I mean it’s not like I’m confessing my undying love for her or anything. A small part of him nudged and fluttered in his head, whispering that maybe he’d like to tell her how he felt. But the question was, how did he feel?

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    • I've no idea, but I'm glad it's here. — Demitri, Sun Dec 29 19:23
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            • Strange. I'm pretty sure I am.Demitri, Tue Jan 14 17:32
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              • Well, that's okay. I am too.Olivia, Sat Jan 18 21:53
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                • On second thought...Demitri, Sat Jan 18 23:58
                  “No, please!” Brown eyes closed and shoulders slumped ever so slightly at the words spoken beseechingly by the girl. A hand caught his own, and he turned around to meet the brown eyes. Demitri felt... more
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                    • I would think so.Demitri, Wed Feb 5 15:52
                      As far as first kisses went, Demitri wasn’t really sure if he was actually doing it right. Olivia was frozen for a moment and the Aquila was afraid that he’d done the wrong thing. Before his... more
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