Regardless of whether or not it made Raina angry, she had been shadowed throughout this whole afair. Desmond's encounter with Maya had made him somewhat paranoid about what was going on, even though for all intents and purposes she seemed to be just the average student here. The fact that she was djinn made him a bit nervous, and the actions that had happened on campus lately were making him more and more frightened. It seemed as if there was something building, a prescence... or perhaps something in the air, but there was definitely cause for him to worry, and so he fretted even more on Raina and Beth in the meantime, wanting to make certain that both of them were safe.
Tonight, however, Beth was already in her dorm room, presumably safe and sound. If the dorms themselves could not be trusted, then Desmond would not have much of a chance of stopping any of it. As Raina had so blatantly pointed out, he could not watch them every minute...if there were no safe places on campus, sooner or later Desmond was going to wind up losing one of them. It wasn't something that he really wanted to think about, but it was there, gnawing at the corners of his thoughts, causing him to lose sleep over it, to stress over it, to obsess over it until it felt like his sanity had frayed and left his nerves raw, feral in a way that he'd not been in centuries.
He'd followed Raina, having watched over her tonight. Watched as she'd started to drink, watched as she'd let the drink go to her head a little bit. He would protect her, keep her safe even if it was from herself. But that was before the other had made himself known. Desmond had smelled the godling on the shifting winds, and had felt his warm blood run cold at the idea of what he was most likely after. Had Jack tried to force himself on the girl, he would have had one hell of a fight on his hands, Desmond would have made certain of that. His hackles had raised as he heard the youth, how rude, unpolite, and downright crude the young godling had been, especially towards Raina.
And yet, to his shock, and somewhat of dismay, Raina had responded to it, not just politely, but invitingly. Desmond had only had the heart to listen until she'd invited Jack to do whatever, that she would listen to anything that he said. The way that she said it he knew that she meant it, and it broke his heart a little to hear those words. But he knew that it was for the best for her, even if it hurt. Let her give herself to another, let her live a normal life... at least, as normal as she could hope for. Maybe... maybe this would help ease the pain that she felt over him. Even so... it was not something he cared to stay and witness... he would leave her to her choice.
Broken and defeated, he slipped his gloves off and slowly closed his eyes as he walked, feeling the air flow against his sensitive fingertips, feeling the way that the wind gusted lightly. It felt comforting in a way, the wind felt like something tangible, something he could caress and yet could not hurt, could not damage, could not destroy. And so it was that Raina would be able to sneak up on him without so much as a single pause to notice until she was right up there behind him, and only then did his mind click that something was wrong.