Sat on the grass of what thankfully appeared to be an empty park, Emilia muttered to herself as she fiddled with the vortex manipulator on her wrist, frustration etched on her features.She hadn’t been planning on making such a hasty exit from her last destination but the pain in her left leg was merely a reminder of why she had to get out of there fast. Still, she had hardly expected to end up on the ground with a vortex manipulator that now just simply refused to work. Well, if technology would fail her, then she would simply have to walk. Cursing under her breath at the faulty device, she sighed before trying to get to her feet but regretting it instantly as her leg protested. Wincing, she bit the inside of her cheeks and dropped back down on to the ground. Perhaps she wouldn’t be moving after all, not for a while at least.
Though, when she saw a figure in the distance, she couldn’t help but wonder, if she got to her feet then walking would be easy, right? At least, easier. It was a situation she didn’t really want to be in but it was better than being sat on the ground somewhere after all.
"Excuse me?" She called out, smiling sheepishly. "Ah, sorry, hate to intrude, really, but…I was wondering if you could possibly help me by any chance?" Honestly, she hated saying that, it felt awkward. Asking for help was hard enough, let alone asking a stranger.
Don’t talk to strangers? A stupid policy in Emilia’s opinion, everyone starts off as strangers but you never know what sort of friendship you could gain from a simple greeting. Opting to approach the nearest woman, Emilia flashed her a smile as she gave a small shrug of her shoulders. “Sorry…hope I’m not intruding, I’m just a bit lost you see. I was wondering if you could possibly help?”
Well, she was lost again, no surprise there. Wandering around, Emilia sighed quietly to herself, tapping her vortex manipulator in frustration before she started to glance around. When her gaze fell on a fair haired man, her pace slowed down significantly. Was she staring? Well, there was a distinct possibility she may have been. She hesitated for a moment before calling out. “Hello?”
Actually, he was rather looking forward to it. Heck, it meant that people respected him, right? Surely? Meant that they weren’t waiting for him to make a move like Cal would, yes?
Because, doubtlessly, Cal wouldn’t not be asked to do such a task. That much was obvious.
And Matty lived to be better than him, however ashamed he would be to admit it.
"Good," he replied, simply, not even trying to resist the large grin that stretched across his lips as he looked down at her - literally, most certainly not metaphorically. "Love you too."
He had assumed correct.
Not intended as a euphemism.
"Mhm," he nodded, as if he meant such a thing all along, but the small amused smile ruined that royally, but still, no matter. Still, as soon as she started laughing, he did too, shaking his head as he did, biting down on his bottom lip.
For a second, he simply raised his eyebrow, before sighing, rolling his eyes, prodding her right back on the shoulder, deciding not to answer that.
If she was honest, Emilia couldn’t help but wonder if there would be any chance of actually seeing the talk Matty would be giving. Were guests allowed at the university? Or would she have to try and sneak in? She didn’t really want to let him know of her plans, just in case it made him nervous.
Still, it was hardly a moment she wanted to miss. She was far too proud of him, why wouldn’t she want to see people listening to him, admiring him? That’s what happened at these talks, right? Well, either way, she’d find a way, somehow.
Reaching up to place a kiss on his jaw, she hummed quietly before pulling back to smile up at him. “Very good indeed.” She joked, winking at him. If she was honest, seeing him grin was one of her favourite sights.
Honestly, she should have known better, should have thought more about her phrasing but her mistake hadn’t been that bad, surely? Still, it had made Matty laugh, so overall, it was a positive mistake. The sort of mistake that you didn’t mind making. “I don’t know…” She muttered, rolling her eyes playfully.
Unable to help but laugh yet again at his reaction, she shook her head playfully and glanced away. “Hmm… I’ll take the silence as there are no time limitations to such an activity then shall I?” She teased, giving him a gentle nudge. Pausing for a moment, she bit her lip before glancing away, a slight smirk tugging at the corners of her mouth. “Good to know.”
Knock ‘Em Out - Lily Allen