He crossed his arms and tilted his head, looking at her for a few moments as she tried to figure out how to make this up to him. “Hmmm…”
And suddenly, an idea struck him. He didn’t know why he didn’t think of it before; he was handsome, she was beautiful, it only made sense.
“A date. That’s how you can make it up to me, beautiful. And stop apologizing; I told you before it wasn’t such a big deal. I can always go grab a new shirt, the place I’m staying isn’t really far from here… just a couple blocks.” Okay, so maybe he was exaggerating; it was more than a couple blocks, but no need to tell her that.
“So, whaddaya say?” He raised an eyebrow at her, grinning charmingly.
“A date?” Popuri echoed, abruptly stopping. She looked up at the stranger who had a charming smile plastered on his face, and was genuinely confused. The last date she went on was a disaster… And besides, why would someone like him want to go on a date with someone like her? It just didn’t make sense.
“Wait, you’re joking right? We don’t even know each other’s names… I mean, if you’re serious, I’ll go since I told you I’d do anything but…” Popuri shook her head, dismissing what she was about to say while a light blush returned to her cheeks.
He grinned wider, tilting his head. It had at least gotten her to stop apologizing for a minute. “Well, yeah, why not? I think it’d be fun. Don’t you?”
At her next words, his smile faltered and ended up looking more like a pout. “That makes it seem like going on a date with me is a bad thing… I hope I don’t seem like that big of a stick in the mud.” Kai crossed his arms, his shoulders drooping slightly. “And the name thing is easily remedied. Th’ name is Kai. And yours, beautiful?”