“Where else would you get that kind of experience? Only from me.”
“Mhm… How dare I even think about finding that kind of experience somewhere else?” Shaking his head, Ezekiel crossed his arms, acting disappointed in himself and trying so hard to hide a playful smile on his lips. It was fun, but it was also ridiculously hard trying to act serious when he wasn’t a serious person. Not a little bit. At least not when it came to most things in life. “Has anyone ever told you you’re the best person to go to when we want to fear dying for a few seconds? If not, I’m saying it now,” his joking attitude soon came out again but just as quickly it disappeared when she brought up the game. Words he just listened to and didn’t respond simply because she was… right. “Stupid game and stupid tasks so don’t worry, I’m not ruining your night with that,” there was a sweet smile on his lips as he whispered those words, keeping his gaze on her for a moment before looking away and slightly slouching in his seat. What he got wasn’t stupid in a way you would think, it was just… cruel. It also hurt reading this one specific thing, two specific people, because that, well that has been hurting him for some time now. And no matter how much he wasn’t happy with the situation he could never do what they asked him to… at least he couldn’t think about it at this moment. But it didn’t mean he wouldn’t mind messing up his life just a little bit more. What was there to lose after all? Well, let me tell you - absolutely nothing.
But he quickly shook those thoughts away, not letting himself show his unhappiness in front of someone and continued being his good, goofy self. “Oh? Sounds like the perfect way to start, huh? Try again but this time more convincing…I’d also appreciate you saying I really like spending time with you,” A fake pout met his lips, for a s second letting the silence fill the car as if he was waiting for those exact words but instead he chuckled to himself and quickly continued. “You know… you’re really breaking my heart here today but I’m glad it’s getting better. Just don’t know if I should believe you,” another joke and another cheesy grin as a random song started playing from his not so short playlist of songs he has worked on with other people. Soon returning that genuine smile he could see she had.
Noticing Annie’s reaction to his question, with a little spark of entertainment he waited for her to say something, playing with the chain around his neck. His own brow also slowly raising just moments before she decided to speak up, the tension that filled the air still being there. “So if I want… something without saying it, I should just start talking about…” slowly starting, he stayed where he was, only moving his hand to grab what she was handing him. Doing what she did earlier, he let the tension increase, taking a last hit before flicking away the cig out of the already rolled down window, not looking away. “Confetti cannons?” Zek finally continued and finally straightened up before turning to fully face her again. “That’s… good to know,” leaning in, there was a subtle playful smile on his lips, his eyes flickering up and down. “So… Confetti cannons,” his voice getting quieter, almost a whisper, a smile he had on softened and he leaned in more. Another moment of silence as he let his hand move up to her chin before it gently slid to the back of her neck. His lips brushing against hers before he just slightly pulled back and looked up at her, a quiet joke, “You have to agree that blue ones are superior.”
@/novella - Annie