"So..." Nick's voice echoed down the arched hall of the lobby and into my ears, starting up my suddenly spaced out mind. It was just so awkward. I've never had a boyfriend before, (I repeat, the one in second grade did not count) and I didn't know what to do. Now that I think back, Sherry's advice isn't going to do crap for me right now. "I guess we're..." He went on, trailing off at the end and looked at me for the second half of the sentence.
"Boy...friend and...girlfriend?" I said a little quieter than I probably should, but the lobby can echo it a few times for him to hear.
"Yeah." Nick had a satsified and happy tone to his voice, matching his grin while he rubbed the back of his hair. Suddenly, he walked slowly to my side and I turned around to face him once more when he asked, "Do you watch One Piece?" I blinked, wondering how we jumped from the subject of the new relationship to a pirate anime. "Yeah, I love that show!"
"Man, I love Zoro! His three swords are so cool! I mean, he can use one sword and be like..." Nick put his hands together around an invisible katana and struck a pose, making me laugh. "Or two swords..." Now he had one in each hand. "Then there's three like this..." I know, everyone's expecting him to be like Roronoa Zoro and have a sword in his mouth but out of nowhere, his arms wrapped around me and pulled me close to his chest in a quick hug. I could feel my face flush with heat and my heart take off. My legs were on the verge of completely failing when Nick let go and stepped back, giving his smile. "I gotta go upstairs, my mom needs me for something."
I just nodded with my eyes wide open, my mouth was a little as well. "Uhm...I'll see you online then...?" He nodded back and leaped up the stairs by twos as I attempted to navigate my way back down the hall to my #7, one of the hardest things to do that day.