It had been a quiet day. Which he didn’t always mind so much, and if he wasn’t offered an explanation he made it his duty not to do so much as pry.
Unless he was dead set on but today he was a lousy riser! Late, late, and.
-Late. Usually he’d make quite the display of showing how sore and bummed he could get over not being woken up at the same time, but. …something else clicked today that kept him stationary and waved off the curiosity that would craw up and bite him at some point throughout the day. Ensuring a visit, or a flopped version of an ambush, some ambush when he was the one who lacked the skills required that his - - companion, had. down to a practice.
’- And here I thought I’d have to wait to wake before I saw that face of yours! Fear not though, my memory’s not that fuzzy.
- - It’ll do me some good, I think.’ He swings his arm out over the keys and accidentally swipes across them, rising to his feet while forcing down the lid. - quietly, but punctuated. ’ - to recall a gorgeous face like yours, without direct reference.’ he shakes his head as if dismissing his tangent and reaches up to cup the side of Shinju’s face, squeezing at his cheek.
’ still cold, is it chilly outside? I wouldn’t know.
- - It’s been a little too cozy for my liking though, should’ve probably taken on the spikes of urge to find out.’ he shrugs, smoothing the taller man’s bangs back to get a good read of his face, which he could -never. not on the first try, no.
’- something to warm you? I could put the kettle on.’
He hustles the kid into his own personal space, hooking an arm around his shoulders and letting his elbow rest near the boy’s chin. With his hand he palms Avi’s chin and tilts it up a little, grinning at him up close. It’s a happy one, but like usual, just a little sly.
‘Tell me: what would you say if I saaaaid…’
He pauses in thought, but his smile doesn’t drop.
‘— that I got reservations for dinner. Late-late dinner. And, with money that isn’t stolen… for once.’
- Certainly wasn’t expecting this, he could get used to this. He tells himself, though the moment he was captured, - captivated now was more like it, he couldn’t help but heave into it with a contented sigh. Did he care for an explanation? He could do without it. As if Shinju needed an excuseto be intrusive of Avi’s space and time.
Like he’d been due this for some while, even if it startled him at first. a sign if anything that he was quick to warm up to the man for a change , that was always … nice, wasn’t it?
His eyes dart from Shinju’s grin to his visible wrist, careful not to focus for too long as much as he’d like to no doubt. Keep up for once, rather than getting stunned on the spot. It was worth a try. He grins back in a way that spells ‘charmed’ to the core, but just what fun is it to be subdued without playing the part?
’What’s this? -’ A hand reaches forth to bunch up into the scarf, another set of fingers walking up Shinju’s forearm, settling on his wrist. ’ You need my input, is this doubt I hear on the tip of your tongue? Now, if I recall,’ His other hand finds purchase in the scarf right along with his first and he tugs it down just a little, ‘fixing’ it so that he can see Shinju’s face fully uncovered. ’ correctly, that only a gentleman makes do with their winning like they haven’t won it yet.
Is that what’s going on here, or am I safe to assume. —’ he tilts his head to the side, ‘That you doing things all nice and proper, what’s this the right way?’ He shakes his head, yanking himself up onto his tiptoes to stamp a kiss just at the corner of his lips. ‘— Nah, but — for once! That’s surprising. Is tonight something special and I just forgot?
Or are you my special something, that sounds more like it.’ He gingerly frames the sides of Shinju’s face and pulling him into a full-on kiss, refusing to release him until the chaste gesture has ticked off enough seconds to reel their local attention in. He didn’t care, not really, - - there was no mental timer but one thing was for certain and that was he’d missed him and he was going to show it, regardless of wherever they were, in front of whoever. Avi only pulls back when their shortage of breath finally chooses to creep up on them.
’- You know what this means, don’t you! Tell me that you do.’ Latches onto his front and tugs him through the sidewalk, though the majority of the wave walking the opposite way they are. The two are easily made into the source of the crowd’s disgruntled response but, people will make way.