'How attractive?' Arien breathed, his face was painfully close to my own. I didn't know what to do, it felt like my face was on fire with the blood that had rushed to it so quickly.
'I-I..' I stammered, unable to get the words out properly.
But I didn't need to. No, talking would have ruined it all for the both of us. The corners of Arien's mouth turned up in a wide smile before he gently pressed his lips down onto my own.
I closed my eyes almost instinctively, letting the feeling of Arien's warm mouth on my own. Before I knew it I had my fingers entwined in his sandy hair, and his arms tight around my waist; stroking the curve of my hip. It seemed like every single nerve in my body was electrified, and I didn't think that my heart could take the strain of the speed at which it was pounding.
Just as I was about to part my lips, Arien pulled away. His breathing was a little ragged, and he had a satisfied grin on his face; as though I had just scratched an itch on his back that he'd never managed to get.
I felt my face flush again and I wrapped my arms around him, burying my face in his chest. I couldn't bare to look at him after that, I'd probably run away or something ridiculous like that.
But Arien just chuckled and patted my head, resting his long arms on my little shoulders as he hummed an elaborate, strange tune.
'What song is that?' I mumbled lamely. I pulled away to looked at his face, trying not to stare at his lips for too long.
His jaw flexed and his expression was a little hard, 'someone I know sings it all the time. It's a "family" lullaby.'
I cocked my head, I'd never seen him with a scary expression like that before, it was a little unnerving. Though I just shrugged it off, I wanted to know more about the person who could make his face turn to stone like that.
'Cool.' I smiled, 'do you mind if you pop down to the library, I have a book I need to return.'
'Not at all,' Arien smiled back, snaking his arm around my waist. I notice he had to bend over a little because of our height difference, I giggled and Arien looked at me, his right eyebrow quirking upwards questioningly.
'Well, it's okay to hold my hand. I am pretty short. It'll look silly if you keep bending over like that,' I blushed for what seemed like the millionth time that day and Arien smirked at me.
'I don't care if I look silly.' He informed me, 'after the library, how about we pop to the book store cafe and I read you another book.' He whispered in my ear seductively. Which is simply ridiculous. What human could whispered about tea shops and books seductively?
'Maybe I could read one to you this time,' I mused, leaning into his tall, muscular frame.
'Whatever you want, Erin.'