Ronan slows her pace when she’s finally out on the crowded street. Too easy, she thinks with a smirk ghosting on her lips. But he probably wasn’t stupid enough to slow down anytime soon so she had to keep moving. Standing on her toes she searches for him among the masses of people spilling around the hotel entrance, no sign of him, yet. She raises her arm in the air, waving it around to hail a taxi.
Taking quick steps towards the doors and looking through the glass he watches Ronan hail down a taxi with her hand. People are coming in and out the revolving door and by the time he sets foot out the hotel and onto the sidewalk she is inside the taxi ready to leave. Looking around with his calculating eyes he notices painters near the upper level of the hotel making adjustments to the outside.
White paint too..how nice, he thinks. Taking the bucket and taking a hold of it with both of his hands he throws it onto the windshield of the taxi causing it to not move forward. Shrugging and not knowing if it will come out or not, he moves to the side letting the taxi driver yell at the painters who now looked perplexed.
"I dont really like the crowded part" She grabbed the coffe with both hands and felt the warmth through her gloves and smiled.
"but there is something about this city that drew me in" Theresa was always conservative around people, but it acually felt nice to have a conversation with someone for once. She still needed to be careful, the last thing she needed was to hurt this man and having to run away again. Theresa kept her gaze on the coffee, "Have you lived here long?"
If Adrian saw that Theresa had stared downwards at her coffee instead of meeting Adrian eyes, he didn’t comment on it. Taking a sip of his coffee and making the mistake of nodding along he feels the hotness of the coffee scolding his now wet shirt. Hissing he gets up and starts to feel his face flushing. “Uh no, i have only been here a couple of months… tell you the truth, I’m still getting used to it.”
"Do you mind giving me a napkin please, it seems that i don’t have any near me" he asks looking up and holding on to his clinging wet shirt.
*I know i haven’t done replies and I DONT want to drop them, so if i do end up getting a few minutes i will try to reply back. (Also, remember when i used to go on the chat during class…..yeah well that won’t be happening soon)
What possibilities? She says over her shoulder. There is literally a one to a million chance any of those things will happen to me, so stop exaggerating.
They reach the elevator at the end of the hallway and she presses the button furiously until the doors open. Stepping inside she turns to face him head tilted challengingly. You sound so sure of yourself. So for starters, let’s see if you can catch up to me. As doors begin closing she takes her opportunity jumping out the last second. Wasting no time she makes her way to the stairway exit going into a sprint. Some bodyguard he is, she thinks.
Dark hair whipping into his face Adrian takes a step forward but realizes its to late as the metal doors close on him. Damn it, he thinks. Realizing that he was now stuck inside Adrian pushes the button for the next floor. As the doors open he tries not to bump into the people that were coming inside as he is leaving the elevator.
"Excuse me Mam… oops sorry about that" apologizing for almost dropping the older woman’s cat that she was holding onto.
Running to the nearest stairs he looks over at the blueprints of the hotel building in his head. He knows she must be on her way towards the entrance and not the back alley … seeing as it is a smarter choice to blend into a crowd. Running down the stairs in a fast pace he reaches his destination… the lobby. He sees dark hair going out the revolving doors, and he pursues hot on her steps. Not wanting to call out to her, knowing that she will only run.
She hugged her coat closer to her. Her cheeks turned a burning red. “Thanks Adrian but im uhh im fine, I can take care of myself” Theresa grabbed her backpack and began to stand up when the waitress came by and dropped off her coffee. “Oh right coffee, thank you”
She slid back into the booth and set her backpack down again, she looked up at the smiling man, he was actually kind of cute. “Theresa, my name’s Theresa” she said with a sigh.
Raising an eyebrow at her sudden but close departure, Adrian realizes that he must be scaring her off. Upon knowing her name he feels a bit more relaxed then before. They had to start somewhere didn’t they…
"Well Theresa, how do you like living in this crowded city?" he says as the waitress arrives in front of him with the coffee he had ordered minutes ago. Stirring the sugar into his coffee he looks over at her
She turned to see a surprisingly attractive yet scary man staring right at her. It took her a while to come to her senses. She replied with a shaky voice, “I live close by actually, and umm my friends are coming to meet me here soon so uhh I wont be alone” She looked down at her gloves feeling embarrassed and worried, she was always a terrible liar.
Adrian smiled gently at her cautiously throughout the lie. The waiter comes in front of him blocking his view of the young woman. Ordering a breakfast off eggs and bacon with a side of coffee, Adrian grabs a couple of sugar packets and holds them on his hand weighting them. ”Then if you don’t mind i’ll wait with you and make sure they don’t strand you in the middle of the city at night”
"My name is Adrian by the way"
Theresa was starting to regret taking a walk outside. There were too many people. She pulled her phone from her pocket and checked the time. 3:45 AM, how can people still be outside at this time? She fumbled with her gloves as she put her phone back in her coat pocket. Up ahead of her there was a group of girls laughing and pushing each other. She has been living in New York for some weeks now and she hasn’t made any friends, no one even knew about her and she wanted to keep it that way. Just as the girls were getting closer, Theresa slipped into a diner, relieved to find only 3 other people inside. She looked for the farthest booth and sat at the far end. The waitress came quick with a smile. “What can I get for you dear?” Theresa smiled and put her backpack between her and the waitress. “Just some coffee please”. “You know its not safe to be out this late at night alone, you should bring a friend with you at all times”. Theresa just nodded, not wanting to admit she had no one to call. The waitress wrote down her order, and with a quick step, turned and walked back into the kitchen.
He always found himself roaming the busy and deafening streets at night. It was a brisk and chilly night with his loud sigh being visible in the cold air. The bodyguard had a long day in the job as he took in a quick protection job out of kindness. A post human man was frightened that he was being targeted by a rogue looking out for blood. And he was right as Adrian knocked down the predator from behind, except it was no rogue. Just an ex partner looking for pure vengeance. Noticing that he hadn’t eaten since lunch, Adrian steps into a diner smelling the coffee reviving him for just a second to notice a young woman near the far booth. She looked closed off and alone… That was him once when he had just moved to New York. At times he was still alone, but he would never admit it to anyone. Seating near a both by her he hears the waitress last words “…with you at all times”
“She’s right, it’s dangerous especially for a young woman like you at a time like this…” he says with sincerity in his voice hoping not to scare her off.
No, have you? I know you’re just trying to scare me but it’s not going to work, getting shot by a rifle seems very unlikely. Honestly who would go that far for someone like me.
Forget this. I’m leaving and if you come after me I can promise you that I’ll run. She brushes past him bumping shoulders as she storms down the hallway.
I’m not trying to scare you… Im letting you know of the possibilities that can occur he says loudly as the brunette walks away briskly down the hallway with silent anger emanating from her
Run, I don’t care. I’ll just end up getting my exercise for today out of the way he says catching up to her and walking fast