Avery got an interesting thought but shoved it down. 'God, Ave, you're such a perv...' He thought. "Well, hey, don't say that. You never know; there could be a guy who likes you and cares about you and you never even realized it."
Natalie snorted. "Like who? That sort of thing only happens in movies."
Avery sighed. "Forget I said anything." He kissed her head. "How I treat you to dinner?"
Natalie managed to smile up at him. "You're the best. What do you fancy?"
Avery smiled. "Doesn't matter to me, anything you want."
"How about that cafè in town?" Natalie suggested, hugging Avery tightly.
Avery nodded. "Café it is." He rumpled her hair and smiled. "I'm gonna head to my place and take a shower. I'll pick you up later."
"Alright," Natalie sighed, letting him go. She paused for a moment, staring at him intently. "And thanks. You know, for everything."
Avery hugged her. "It's okay, I'll see you later." He walked out and got on his bike.
Once he had gone, Natalie got out of her dressing gown and put on an old tracksuit. She just wasn't going to make an effort anymore. The guy who really liked her would think she looked pretty even when she was a mess.
Avery returned an hour and a half later. He looked better, his hair spiked and clean. He wore his jacket, a clean tshirt and dark jeans. He walked to her door and knocked.
Natalie answered the door and smiled when she saw who it was. "Hello you," she said softly.
Avery smiled. "Hey beautiful." He picked her up and spun her once. "Ready to go?"
Natalie giggled and nodded. "Lead the way, Prince Charming."
Avery smiled. "Please," He motioned to his bike. "Climb aboard my loyal steed."
Natalie did as he asked. "How can I ever thank you, kind sir?"
Avery smiled and slid on. "Just have a good time..."
Natalie put her arms around his waist and snuggled into his back, holding on tightly. "I love you," she murmured.
Avery smiled and pat her head. "Love you too kiddo, hold on." He sped off down the street and headed toward the cafe.
When they arrived, Natalie slid down off the bike and waited for Avery to do the same. She looked up; the sky was darkening already.