Vincent winced, stopping completely. "Aria...I just don't want you getting in trouble." He inwardly prayed she wouldn't leave him there. Without his cane or knowing how to get home from there, being stranded was a very, very bad thing.
Aria looked at Vincent. She sometimes wished he could see her but then she was glad he couldn't since she found herself unattractive in every way. "I'll be fine. Come on." she grabbed his hand once more and helped him back to Ben's place.
Vincent relaxed a little, sighing. "I didn't mean to upset you, I'm just trying to look out for you. At least the best a blind guy can."
"I know. Sorry I kind of freaked. Just forget it." Aria said as they got to Ben's house. She still had Vincent's hand as she opened the door to the home. No one would ask since it was dark and Vincent didn't have his cane.
Vincent purposefully acted a little more blind, for the sake of not being questioned on the hand-holding. Ben came in to meet them ."Aria, back so soon?"
Aria helped Vincent to the couch so they wouldn't be suspicious. Once she let go of his hand she looked at Ben. "Yes. We got one vampire but there weren't many out tonight I guess." She tried to sound respectful but mostly just sounded tired and bored.
Ben shook his head. "Aria, you've got to do better than that. There are definitely more out there, hunting, as we speak. And you're here." He shook his head. "Very well, if you say they aren't out tonight, there isn't anything to do but to send you home."
Aria wanted to roll her eyes but she knew better than that. "Yes, sir." she mumbled quietly then looked back at Vincent. "Want to head out now? I'll drive you home." she told him. There was something different in Aria's eyes when she looked at him now. And her tone was different, not too noticeably but it was there for only Vincent to hear if he listened closely.
Vincent was silent for a moment, making absolutely certain she was talking to him. It was hard when he only had sound to go off of. He nodded slowly. "Yeah...home..."
"Come on Vincent." Aria ignored Ben from then on and helped Vincent to his feet before putting an arm around his waist to help him walk better.
Vincent didn't protest, liking how close this made them. "I'd recocmend you use your cane more often, Vincent." Ben called after them, shaking his head.
Aria didn't respond to Ben as she got Vincent into her small black car. The colour was so she wouldn't be easily spotted in th night. "You alright?" she questioned once they were driving. She didn't know why she'd asked... Natural concern probably.
Vincent shook his head. "No..."
She slowed the car down a little to give them more time to talk. "What's the matter?"
"I just...hate not being able to see..." Vincent mumbled, sighing. "It really sucks."
Aria became tense. She wasn't good with... feelings. "Oh." she paused trying to come up with something inspiration to say. "Well... I'm sorry." Aria mentally groaned. 'Brilliant...' she thought to herself.
Vincent sighed. "I'm not looking for comfort or sympathy. You asked and I told you. Simple as that. Don't worry about it Aria."
"Sorry I'm not good with this stuff." Aria mumbled. She wanted to help Vincent because she liked him. As more than a friend which they both knew now. She fell silent and continued to drive.
Vincent shook his head. "I know, it's fne."
Aria pulled up in front of Vincent's house soon. "I'll um.. see you later." she said in a quiet voice. It felt like nothing had really changed between them and it tore Aria's heart up.