There were loads of benefits to being so close, and Mandy was often quite glad that she could guess at Michael's thoughts. It certainly made things easier when he started fumbling and most certainly helped when Mandy started her usual babbling.
Mandy smiled then and nodded. "Okay I can do that," she said with a smile, only blushing slightly when Michael took her hand in his. It was nice actually. "And I'll try not to blush every time, though that may require some practice." Mandy finished wiht another smile as she gave Michael's hand a light squeeze. After another minute or two, she started chewing on her lower lip again. "I'm really glad we talked, but I think I should probably get back to my essay now."