The cool touch against his skin causes his eyes to close, his tongue moving audibly in his mouth and his body tensing, waiting for the follow up to her putting her hand down. When there’s nothing though he lets his gaze travel up, a lazy stare at the police woman and air around her needed before he let his body relax once more before letting his eyes close, finally submitting to the urge to stop trying to look at things anymore.
It took a while for him to leave her lap, but once realising the attempt wasn’t going to do anything other than take up a bench he finally yields, sitting up slowly and giving Hattie her lap back. Part of him wants to tell her to fuck off now, to keep this between them and never speak of it again… But when the hell has anyone in her little group of friends ever made things easier for him? He’d rather not give her a surefire way to rustle his jimmies.
"Thanks… I guess."
It feels like he should say something, anything, so he does. He can’t think of something witty however, and the actual thing he should be doing (giving her something of an apology) is sadly far from the first thing that comes to mind.
For a while, as Ryuji laid quiet and still, peace seemed to descend on the park. The air seemed to clear a little, the sun glimmered through the trees, even the pigeons that had taken flight before scuttled back towards the bench. It must be nice to be able to get over fright so easily, and be so one tracked minded as to block out everything else.
For a while, and must to her surprise, Hattie found she could relax a little, leaving her cool hand against his face. Sitting in the park always calmed her nerves, even when a dangerous thug was using her legs as a pillow.
Time ticked by until finally the weight was lifted and Ryuji sat up again, his huge form blocking the light. Hattie didn’t move. She could have run, but the terror that had occupied her brain had mellowed considerably. She didn’t feel in danger any more.
"It is ok." she replies softly, looking at her hands as Otoko continues to glare daggers at Ryuji.
"Do you…feel any better?"