Like that! -glares at him playfully-
Yeah I heard about the ball. I surprisingly got an invitation in the mail a few days ago. -smiles- Sure, I’d love to be your date… and I’m still up for the wine and dining too.
Are you gonna freak out when I tell you I’ve never had a date to one of these either?
*gives her the look* I have no idea what you mean… *tries to hide smile and fails*
What?! Never? Well, don’t feel too bad… This is kind of my first time, too. Unless you count the threesome with Elena and my brother at last year’s ball. *rolls his eyes* I usually spread myself around a bit at these things. You know, go solo and dance with a bunch of pretty girls and all that… But I’m sort of only really interested in dancing with this one pretty girl this time.
-watches him, propped up on one elbow, biting her lip as he tries to find words-
-is stunned when he calls her incredible, stares at him as he moves her hair out of her face and leans over to kiss her; kisses him back briefly before breaking away, looking at him dazed- That was pretty incredible….
I’m stopping that right there… for now. You’re killing me here, I’ve been anxious ever since you said you wanted to talk to me about something. -smiles shyly- Or do I need to help you jog your memory? -pauses- See, you’re distracting! I’m trying to ask you about what you wanted to talk to me about and then you look at me like that and I get sidetracked.
*pouts slightly when she pulls away from the kiss but listens to her intently; gets distracted looking at her mouth while she’s talking; is amused when she gets sidetracked*
…When I look at you like what?
*smirks when she doesn’t say anything*
… Oh, right I remember what it was. I’m sure you’ve heard that the Mikaelson’s are having another ball at their place on Friday. I wanted to know if you’d like to go as my date? I’d still love to take you out and wine and dine you, but I thought this would be a good excuse for me to get to take you out at least twice. *smiles*
I don’t know… are you gonna sneak through my window again?
You should feel honored. I didn’t even know I had this… side let alone anyone else. You are the first to experience that and I have a feeling it’s only going to get worse… or better. Whichever way you look at it. -gets serious for a moment- You are special though… to me. I told you I don’t sleep around but you… -pauses- It’s weird, well hard to explain. I just— I like seeing you happy. I know sometimes you think no one cares about you or that you’re always second best but… I do care about you and you’re not second best for me, definitely first choice— hands down. And— you make me happy. -smiles sweetly at him- I always have fun when we hang out. -bites her lip and shakes her head after a moment- So what did you want to talk to me about?
I think I just might… *smirks*
*he listens to her little speech and is frankly a little stunned by what she says; blinks; stares at her dumbly, grasping for words*
Liv, I — I, uh…
absolutely can not remember what I was going to say… Wow. Thank you… That might be the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me. *cocks his head slightly and looks at her, still shocked* I just — I’m a little speechless right now and I have absolutely no idea what I came here to talk about… I’m sort of baffled that you feel that way. You’re just… You’re incredible and — *after a moment he gives up on words and leans in a bit closer, brushes her hair back away from her face before leaning in to kiss her*
Hmm… I’ll keep that in mind for next time.
-laughs- I didn’t think you’d be too surprised after all the surprises you got before. -bites her lip- My secret naughty side never comes out… I didn’t even know I had one that was this bad. I blame you. You bring it out in me. -grins- Prepare yourself, Salvatore. I think surprises are gonna keep coming your way….
Next time, huh? So, you’re already planning for the next time I sneak in through your window?
You blame me? Wow, I feel honored. You could have fooled me, you know. You really have a way with words… *laughs softly; rolls over onto his side facing her and props up on his elbow* And your actions aren’t bad either, Emerson. But actually I really like the idea of being special. I feel like I’ve got keys to the city or something. *smirks at her*
-rolls her eyes playfully- Would you rather walk in to me wearing nothing? Wait… don’t answer that, I already know the answer.
Glad to see you made it up the tree okay. -smirks-
*plops down on the bed next to her* Well, you did say you were going to surprise me again, so I had no idea what to expect…
Barely! You should have been watching. You could have had a good laugh at my expense. Who knew Liv Emerson had a secret naughty side? *smirks* I’m going to try to brace myself for that kind of stuff from here on out, if that’s even possible…