Damien was a bit relieved at that, knowing that his actions during that scenario was completely his own. And it was perhaps also a comfort to know he wasn't alone in it. Thankfully, this wasn't the dangerous type of being played with by the Seal or angels, or whatever was behind all that. He also understood the current issue well, as he thought on it now. He didn't go back to indifference when it was over. Allison was an actually cool person, and skilled in various things, and probably a strong leader when circumstances may press for it. And she was a genuinely nice person, from what he had seen, willing to help out friends, care for others, and fight for them. He'd hope that one day that someone would do that for him. He usually didn't need help due to his supernatural talents, but he couldn't deny it felt nice when you knew other would have your back in a clinch. But if nothing else, he was glad to be making some new friends. That could suffice for the time being, he supposed.
"It's.. yes, sometimes," he said in affirmation. But Lydia was right. Oh, she was so right, and he knew this in his soul, confirmed with every thing the girl was saying, and wow she talked fast. But quick and strongly worded as it was, it was also correct. He could see this was a girl loyal to her friends, Allison being one of them. He could understand this as they talked. Well, as she talked, and he mostly listened and explained himself. Although he knew it was needed, before he would have ended up making an even bigger fool of himself. "I'm sorry. Really. I.. I get it, going for the grandiose gestures with gifts is too much for someone who isn't more than an acquaintance. I think the bow was alright, since it's something she can use. And especially the silver tip arrows which many types of threats are weal against. But cars? Cars, trucks, diamonds, a jet, it's all too much for a stranger." He sighed as he took a breath, damn did he feel awkward. He'd have to curb the tendency to go overboard in the future. "Not that I got all that for her," he added quickly. "It was just the car, honestly. I have it someplace stored away in case of emergencies."
Upon mention of Prue's name, he paused, gave a firm nod, eyes solemn as he remembered the women he had married. Whom he had loved.. and lost. The memories still haunted him on rare nights. Even though he had been moving on, it had a tug at his heart. A memory, a ghost of what once was or might have been, a faint dream from another lifetime. "Yes," he answered, "Prue Halliwell. We had so many plans, and a future. All that changed when the Seal took her away three years ago. How did you know kn-- oh. I must have mentioned her sometime recently. But to answer the question. No. The car came about a year and a half later, when we were steady partners. The house came after we married four to six months after that. Actually, I bauble wished for my manor and used it as a present for our new home together. Which, yes, is as it should be, a gift between two people joined together. Not for friends or those.. like Allison who I don't know well enough yet. Intimidating isn't the reaction I seek. Maybe with enemies, but not her or anyone else who's a friend." And big, expensive things would probably scare such people off, which he didn't want.
"So, starting small. I can do that. Maybe an offer of a movie, or.. hmm. Or another idea, alternatively. I'm sort of into archery too. I take all the classes on it here. Maybe if we had something like a practice session, shoot some targets? And maybe during that we can work up a bit of conversation, get to know each other more. But do you think now would be the best time? With the current problem, I'd worry about this personal stuff being a distraction when we should really focus on the threat. Distractions are alright at times, but not with this crap going on, when we should be on full alert. But maybe.. maybe when this is done, it'd be a better time to talk to her? About the lessons or having a practice round, or socializing and talking at another party event." Just going up to introduce yourselves at parties, it was a common way to know friends better. But the idea of some competitive arrow shooting was also an interesting image, if he thought about it.