Ruben
Oh good, so we're in agreement
Sun Oct 22, 2017 17:18
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Ruben snorted into his coffee. “Ouch.” Poor Marissa. She was nice, but not in an unbearable way, and had a damn fine body, and yet somehow she’d wound up on Kaye’s bad side. Or maybe those reasons he got on with the redhead were the reasons Kaye disliked her. Huh. No, that couldn’t be it. Kaye didn’t strike him as the jealous type. Coveting and stealing were supposedly both sins according to at least some of the world’s religions, but only one of those was paid attention to by the law; she tended towards the more interesting option, for sure. “Well, when an opportunity is given…” He leered teasingly, brows wriggling, and took another slurp of coffee.

“Uh, you did ask me out.”

Waaaaait a second.

It seemed that Kaye had actually no memory of asking him out back at the hospital. Her follow-up question suggested, in fact, that she might not remember their conversation at all. To be fair, she had been under a dose of pretty wild drugs and so the majority of what they had talked about - his Christmas gift for her, how being sick sucked, and some dumb gag about Rapunzel - had just rambled along in circles that weren’t particularly relevant or worth remembering. But Ruben had still assumed she had remembered. He’d had no reason to assume otherwise. So, this changed things... though now the question was, what did he want to do about it?

Swallowing his mouthful of soup’n’bread, he informed her, deadpan, “Super serious things. Like your-” drop to a whisper “-secret identity. Oh, yes, I know. But do not worry.” Still holding a straight face, Ruben tapped the side of his nose, which was a move he had learned from binge-watching American movies in all his newly Kaye-free time over the break. Supposedly it meant ‘sure I can keep a secret’ or something like that. At the time he’d thought it was stupid, because it wasn’t even a proper Sign Language gesture, only a random signal that someone had randomly made up, but right now it had a use, so.

As much as it would amuse him to just casually lie and try to convince her that something else had happened, Ruben figured he should probably mix some of the truth in, too. Partially because that was The Right Thing to do and yes, sometimes the Swede did have morals, but mostly because both lies and truth in this case were kinda weird and unexpected. So it might just confuse Kaye more, and that would amuse him too. “After that, it was less serious,” he continued on. “I gave you an awesome gift, and even let you take the lighter, because I am a very thoughtful person.” He nodded firmly, a smirk tugging up his lips now. “Then you confessed your loooove and said we should date. Thankfully, I convinced you to wait, because you were still very sick and grumpy and hospitals are a lame-ass place to have a date in, anyways. So.” He flourished his hands over the table in a this is what you get gesture and then stuck his fingers back in the soup to rip off more bread.

  • I don't have to do anything! - Kaye, Sun Oct 22 10:15
    “Have you ever considered that you’re the one with a poor sense of taste?” Kaye responded without a pause, “You’re the one who slept with Carrot Top, after all.” She’d never understood the red-head’s ... more
    • Oh good, so we're in agreement - Ruben, Sun Oct 22 17:18
      • Not sure I agree with that. - Kaye, Thu Oct 26 21:37
        Oh, son of a Banshee. Kaye couldn’t remember when she started having a crush on Ruben. The first time they met, on Pearl Street, there had been some hard core flirting. It was actually a very similar ... more
        • Whoops, that piece of bread seemed to have been the last finger in the dam. Ruben blinked once at the bread bowl, observing the quantity of soup now beginning to rush out of the side where his hungry ... more
          • Kaye desperately wanted to reach over and knock the bread out of Ruben’s hand. She hated being confused. She hated not being the one in the know. Not knowing how her own feelings were working right... more
            • Impossible - Ruben, Sun Oct 29 22:26
              Kaye stopped glaring at him after his apology. He didn’t really mind either way (glaring was not an unwelcome behaviour to the Swede) but it was good to know that she’d been listening and took him... more
              • Don't you mean "I'm Possible" - Kaye, Tue Oct 31 20:39
                Of course, that was the part he took hold of. Kaye rolled her eyes and waved her hand, as if trying to dismiss it. Her not being kissed before probably wasn’t a big deal. She was probably the only... more
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