Shaken, not stirred?
Fri Mar 24, 2017 23:09

Emmett hadn’t predicted Rose’s response. Admittedly, she was pretty unpredictable in general, at least to him, but he was just trying to not think so hard, and he hadn’t stopped to expect anything. But even if he had, he would never have imagined Rose reacting so.. enthusiastically. It was just a shrug at first, and that seemed normal, but then she answered pretty happily and grabbed his hand, practically running away with him to the dancing area. Which was good, he supposed, because following her by force was a lot easier. He could just let her focus on guiding them while he thought about not thinking about thinking about stuff. Or something. It didn’t make a lot of sense to him, either.

But then the music changed. The pop-y dance noise slowed to something… different. Something less than vaguely romantic. Great. He was sorta managing to do the Not Thinking, but he couldn’t quite figure out Not Feeling Disappointed Instinctively, assuming, even without the conscious, strewn-together thought, that this would change Rose’s interest level.

“Still down?” Wait, what?

“Yeah,” said Emmett with little to no hesitation. He had already decided he wanted to dance and wasn’t going to let himself go back on it now; he was just more surprised that she still seemed somewhat interested. “You?” he mirrored, making no effort to move his arms until he had similar, complete confirmation, even if he was otherwise already suspecting it. Putting hands on her hips if she was going to change her mind didn’t seem like a cool thing to do. But Emmett was hopeful - he’d been trying that lately, too, but with little success up until this point - that maybe this would still be at least salvageable. “Minimal weirdness,” he said with a nervous but genuine smile. “I promise.”

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    • Shaken, not stirred? - Emmett, Fri Mar 24 23:09
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