Aidey was getting ready. Today was the day she had promised with Dehious to meet up. She had cleaned her scales until they shone, made sure her claws were sharp, and kept her teeth white. Basically making sure she was presentable and looked nice.
When she was finally ready, Aidey walked out of her house, made sure she locked the door, and took off into the sky. After flying for about 10 minutes, Aidey landed, and waited for Dehious to come. He came soon after, and the two greeted each other, and took off into the skies again.
‘So, where do you want to go?’ asked Dehious, polite as ever.
Aidey thought for a bit, then replied. ‘Why don’t we go to the park? We can walk around.’ Dehious nodded, and they flew together towards the park. While they were flying, Aidey looked at Dehious, who was flying beside her. She quite liked him, actually. He had good manners, felt mature, and looked good. She didn’t like one thing, though. He didn’t seem to smile a lot. He looked like the type of dragon who was always serious. ‘If only he smiled a bit more…’ she thought.
The two landed in front of the park entrance. They walked in silence, just enjoying each other’s company. But eventually the silence got too much, and Aidey tried to start a conversation. ‘So, how was your day?’ she asked, looking at him.
‘Not bad.’ he replied, turning his head and looking at Aidey. Then he looked forward again. ‘It’s just like usual. A few assy customers, who won’t even buy a car, and just some normal customers who came to check out some cars. Didn’t sell any, though.’
‘Oh… too bad…’ Aidey said.
‘Don’t be. It’s just a normal day for me. What about you? Had a nice day?’ Dehious said, looking at her.
Aidey looked at Dehious. ‘Wasn’t bad.’ she said. ‘My boss still lets out all her stress on me, but it’s bearable. Except for that, Nothing’s really that bad.’
‘I feel sorry for you. You get through that a lot?’ asked Dehious, now passing a chair.
‘I think you’re going through more than me. Hey, let’s sit here.’ Aidey said, sitting down on the chair Dehious almost passed. Dehious stopped, turned around, and sat down as well.
Aidey looked at Dehious. Something kept intriguing her to him. Noticing Aidey looking at him, Dehious looked at her as well. Truth be told, he quite liked Aidey as well. She seemed like a fun dragon to be around, and she met up well with his normal serious mood. The first time they met, she was drunk, and Dehious didn’t like that so much. But now that she had her mind, she looked like a decent dragon. She wasn’t a drunk, and had a life. Plus, she kept trying to make conversation with him to get close to him.
And truth be told, he didn’t dislike it. Not at all.
It was surprisingly comfortable and easy to make conversations with Aidey. It was as if she was a friend he knew from a while ago. And, she didn’t look half bad, either. It was clear that she had cared about her looks today, as she had shiny scales and sharp claws, but beneath that, he could see the natural beauty. Looks weren’t everything, but if she kept on like this, he knew he would eventually like her. Or did he already like her?
Shaking his head from the thoughts, he decided to start a conversation. He had to try as well, didn’t he?
‘So… do you live alone?’ he asked, carefully. ‘Or do you have any family members living with you?’
Dehious mentally hit himself for not getting a better topic to talk on. Aidey looked at him, surprised. Then she looked forwards. ‘I live alone. Why so suddenly?’ she asked, not looking at him.
‘Just… curious.’ he said. ‘Sorry if you felt uncomfortable.’
‘Apology accepted.’ Aidey said. ‘So, you live alone as well?’
‘Pretty much. My parents come by from time to time, but normally, I live alone.’
‘You don’t talk much, do you?’ asked Aidey.
Dehious was kind of surprised. How did she know? ‘Yeah.’ he said. ‘How did you know?’
‘I can tell.’ Aidey said, and looked at him and smiling. ‘You make a terrible attempt at making a conversation. But it’s ok. I forgive you?’
Dehious laughed, and looked away. ‘And I thank you for that.’ he said, still laughing. ‘Guess you’ll have to start the conversation then, right?’
‘Yeah. Just let my start the conversation. Anyways, you got any siblings?’
‘Yeah. Got 2 sisters. I’m the only male of the clutch.’
‘Well, I got 2 brothers and 1 sister. I’m second, next to my brother.’
‘Oh. I wonder how it feels to have an older brother. I’m the first. Is he good to you?’
‘Well… Except that he’s at times bossy, which totally pisses me off, he’s alright.’ replied Aidey. Then she got up. ‘I’ve rested enough. Shall we continue on the walk?’
Dehious got up as well, and followed her through the park. Midway through, they got thirsty, and they decided to go to a nearby store to buy some drinks.
‘I’m having Ice tea. What about you?’ Aidey asked, when they were in the store and were looking at the shelves of drinks.
‘I’m having some coke.’ Dehious said, and picked up one. ‘They’re on sale anyways. Want some?’
‘Nah. I’m good. Enjoy your drink!’ Aidey said, paid for the drink, opened her bottle and drank a bit of Ice tea. The sweet moisture felt good on her dry throat. Looking at Dehious, he probably felt the same as well. Aidey was just about to take another drink from her bottle when Dehious accidentally burped, stopping her right on her tracks. Aidey turned around and faced Dehious, who was now looking down, embarrassed. He said ‘Excuse me… sorry…’ in a small voice. ‘I didn’t mean it. I really didn’t. The soda made me. Sorry…’
Aidey looked at him, then laughed. Dehious looked at her, confused, but at the same time, relieved that she wasn’t angry. ‘It’s ok. Soda made you do it. Just don’t do it again, ok?’ Aidey said, after she was done with laughing. It was so funny to her that a serious dragon like Dehious accidentally burped. She didn’t know why it was that much funny, but it was funny to her, and so she laughed.
‘Won’t do it again.’ Dehious said, looking at her. ‘Again, I’m sorry.’
Aidey walked over to him and nudged him slightly. ‘Don’t be so sorry. Those things happen. Besides, you need to loosen up a bit. No need to get all stiff and official, you know? It’s just a friendly flight and walk between us.’
Dehious’s pose was still stiff, but Aidey could see him trying to loosen up a bit. Good. So he wasn’t just ignoring her.
Dehious and Aidey walked through the rest of the park, and in the end, was once again at the entrance of the park.
‘It’s late.’ Dehious said, pulling out his phone and looking at the clock.
‘Yeah, it is.’ Aidey said, also pulling out her phone and looking at the time. She knew it was time for her to go home. But she didn’t want to. Something kept pulling her to Dehious, and she didn’t want to separate with him.
The two just stood there in silence, wanting to enjoy each other’s presence more, and other dragons walked around them. After what seemed like hours, Dehious finally moved. ‘Come.’ he said. ‘It’s late. I’ll take you home.’
‘Isn’t it my turn to take you home?’ asked Aidey, wanting to offer to take him home.
‘Yes, it is, but you don’t want to come to my neighborhood. It’s kind of rough over there. And I don’t want to put you in risk.’ Dehious replied. ‘Besides, I want to take you to your home.’ he added quickly, looking away.
Aidey’s mind froze for a second. A lot of thoughts of hope like ‘Does he like me?’ or ‘Am I really getting a date?’ passed through her mind. Finally she regained her mind, and decided to ask something that was half a joke and half a sincere question. ‘Why? Do you like me?’ she asked, in a light tone, acting like she didn’t care about the answer. But no, she was really hoping that he’ll say yes. It would make her day.
‘I… I don’t know. I might? Is that a good enough answer?’ said Dehious uncertainly.
Aidey’s heart half fell apart, and half jumped with hope. So there was still hope! Although… he might have a change of hearts and decide that he doesn’t like her. She kept a straight face, and acted like she didn’t care. ‘Ooh. Well, tell me if you decide!’ she said lightly, and opened her wings. ‘What are you waiting for? Let’s go!’
Dehious looked thoughtful, but still opened his wings and followed her. Looking at his thoughtful expression, Aidey wondered if she made a mistake by acting that way, but shrugged it off and kept on flying towards here home, leading Dehious.
‘So… Goodbye?’ said Dehious, standing outside her door.
‘Yeah. Goodbye. It was nice to have a walk with you! Can we meet again next week at that park entrance? I certainly had a good time today.’ Aidey said, happily.
‘Yeah. Sure.’ Dehious said, his face lighting up a bit. ‘See you, then!’ and he turned around, and opened his wings, preparing to fly to his home.
Aidey was just about to close the door when Dehious suddenly turned around and yelled ‘Wait!’
‘Huh?’ Aidey said, surprised. ‘Why?’
‘Can I have your number?’
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