Oh, Michelle. His sweet, lovely Michelle. He feels the shape of her pressed against him, the warmth of her body, and he sighs gently against her hair, just for a moment sinking into her. He wants to take care of her, to cherish her, to give her everything that she deserves, that she's never had a chance to get before...OOC:
...but it's still early. There's time for that later. So when she pulls back he lets her, gives another small smile.
He only gets one word from her at first - "Okay" - but it's a start, isn't it? It means she's willing to try. It means they have a path they can walk on together, and just...be, yeah?
He nods when she asks him to come back tonight and leans in, touching a soft kiss to her forehead just one more time, just wanting to show her every second that he still cares so that she never has to doubt it. "Will do," he murmurs, then backs up slowly toward the door. "...take care of yourself today, yeah? Just...I don't know." He even laughs a little, just a bit more nervous than he should be. "Yeah, I'll see you tonight."
Alexander makes his way to the door, but he pauses there again, looks over his shoulder to get one last glimpse at her, to give one more smile. "Bye." And then he steps outside and shuts the door behind him.
He leans against it for a moment, simply breathing, then tilts his head back to look at the ceiling. Merlin. What the hell are they about to get themselves into?
I legitimately thought we'd finished this thread oops...but here, finished now! 8D;;;