"I have the uncanny ability of making you sound like a dork?" Royce exploded into chuckles, his shoulders and chest shaking. His eyes rolled up to the ceiling, as if asking the heavens how he got so lucky to find a girl who was so ... so weirdly the same as him. All this time he was worried about how stupid he sounded and there she was, worrying the same thing? "Nah, it's okay. You're still cute when you babble."
He wasn't come on strong. Just saying out loud what he had been thinking this whole time. Sometimes he didn't even notice when she was rattling on about whatever. Sure, there were a couple times when she did go on and on about something but he noticed it was only on certain subjects and moments when she felt nervous or unsure of a situation. If he thought about it, he would say that she did that a lot. Not because she was generally a nervous or unsure person but because she was that way around him, which normally would mean she was afraid of him but he knew that wasn't the case. She felt safe with him, comfortable, and he never wanted that feeling to go away for her. He always wanted her to feel that way for him.
Maybe it was the beast in him but he had the sudden, growing urge to pick her up and hold her tight to him. If only to just put those feelings into some kind of physical reality, where it wasn't just an emotion but an actual sense of feeling. Animals couldn't speak. They just acted. He could tell her that he would protect her but there was something to actually having his arms around her that would put more truth to that.
His eyebrows shot up, his stomach suddenly gaining some interest. "Dessert? Y'mean, like pie or something? Like real dessert?" Woops. "I'm not saying your cookies weren't real or nothin'. They're delicious. I wish I could eat them every day. Like dozens of them. They're so ..." Crap. Now he was babbling. He seriously had to start trying to be suave here. Maybe tonight was his chance to prove that. He nodded with a flash of a smile. "No, yeah, that sounds great. Except, uh," his left hand went to scratch the side of his head. "Rosey said she had other things to do so I guess it'll just be me and you. I mean, if you're comfortable with that."