Sam nodded at his appreciation for stormy weather. She wouldn’t say, but she had never minded a good thunderstorm. Especially when it was close, and you could feel the thunder vibrate in your chest. Maybe that was one of the reasons she liked metal and alt-rock so much– the way the bass kicked in her chest when she turned the volume up was reminiscent of thunder vibrating;
Or it could be because it was one of the last things she had to remind her of Joshua, but she didn’t want to think about that.
She grinned at his offer to help with renovations and shook her head. “While your offer is appreciated, I would say it’s probably not a good idea for us to see each other again, even if it is a work thing. You are attractive as hell, but I don’t think I want to ruin this afternoon by seeing you again if you catch my meaning. Besides, I already finished all the renovations. Took me almost a month, but we actually open tomorrow. It’s why I chose today to come out and have the Bug looked at. Last day before I’m too busy for a while.”
She sat up straight in the passenger seat, leaning forward ever so slightly, her moto jacket falling open over her green hoodie. They were different than the ones she actually wore for patrol. This leather jacket had a decorative front, with buttons and studs, and her hoodie was much thinner than her usual grey one, with a much higher neck that fully covered the red Kevlar and Gore-Tex suit she wore underneath her clothes at all times. Less generic clothing, and more personality, and she wore them with ease, looking very much comfortable in them.
She let her hair fall forward around her shoulders, the tangle of fluff finally winning the fight she’d been having with it. She snuck another look at him, smiling. She hoped he didn’t ask about why she didn’t want to see him again, but she was ready to explain exactly why if he did ask. She turned her head fully back in his direction, deciding, essentially, “fuck subtlety”. It really was too bad she couldn’t have a relationship– he was, as she had already put it, attractive as hell.