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"Okay mom," he snapped back. She just stared as him. "Even if I was going. I don't even have a suit." He stopped and sat in the seat across from her; her desk chair. "The gallery is this Saturday and I still need 20 pictures of family and love. Just my luck." He groaned angrily and slammed his fist on her desk.
"Hey, what did my desk ever do to you? If you're not careful it'll book you for assault, and we both know you wouldn't last one day in jail," Lucy teased, trying to calm him down. "If the suit's an issue I can call up my brother and ask to borrow one of his; you're probably the same size. He won't mind. And as for the photos, you can take some of me if you really want, but seriously, you could any random rubbish look incredible so I don't know why you're worried."
He rolled his eyes at her, then without warning he clicked several pictures of her. They all turned out perfect, just like her. "Perfect." The words slipped from his mouth and he fought off a blush, but lost. "So what are you going to wear, I mean, I'm taking it you're going to accustom me there right?" He looked at her, eyes intense as he waited for her answer.
Lucy smiled at him, fighting the urge to laugh. Ash looked adorable when he blushed. "I wouldn't miss it for the world," she promised. "Although I'm really not sure what to wear. I'm assuming it's formal dressed only, am I right?" She mentally went through the contents of her wardrobe, hoping she had something suitable.
"Yeah, but like you said, 'you can put on anything and still look good'," he cheezes and blushes again. She really does look good in anything. "Wear that one dress you wore to our prom," he suggests.
Natalie grimaced. "I spilt sauce down that one," she winced. "Mum was furious. I suppose I could cover it with a scarf if I can find one that matches." She put her head in her hands. "I hate dressing up fancy."
"So do I, but if you're making me go, then I'm making you go." He looked at her sternly. "We'll go shopping, ill take you shopping." He stretched out his hand and waited for her to take it.
Lucy placed her hand in his, giving it a squeeze. "I'd come, even if I had to dress up in a penguin suit," she promised. "You know how much I hate penguins. I mean, they don't even have legs. What kind of animal doesn't have legs?" She realised she was ranting and stopped. "Yes, shopping sounds nice. Perhaps I can get us lunch afterwards?"
"Snakes don't have legs, but yes, lunch afterwards sounds great." He lead them outside her dorm and into the car. Before he knew it, they were at the mall.
"Even if you're borrowing Ben's tuxedo, I think you'll want to get your own tie. His are all brightly coloured and usually covered in polka dots," Lucy smirked. She was always nagging her brother about his fashion sense, but nothing ever seemed to sink in. She led them over to a tie shop and picked up a plain navy blue tie, holding it up against Ash's chest. "What do you think?"
"Eh, pick whatever you like, you always had better taste than me." He just shrugs. He didn't really care at all for ties. He just wanted to get this over with.
Lucy, sensing Ash wasn't really into shopping, decided not to make him try on every tie in the shop. She took the navy tie to the till and paid for it, then handed the bag with it in to Ash. "Where to next?" she asked.
"You're the one that needs a dress." He said through a yawn as they walked out the tie shop.and into the center of the mall.
Lucy shrugged. "You're bored and it will take me hours to choose a dress. I'll get one when I go shopping with Mum later on," she told him. "Let's just grab lunch now, shall we?"
"Sorry, didn't get much sleep, stressing over these pictures and the gallery." He yawns again. "Lunch sounds great, you pick."
Lucy nodded and pointed out a little cafe that had a few empty tables inside. "Let's go in there," she said. "That was where we went for my 15th birthday, do you remember?"
"Yeah, I remember, they were nice enough to let me-a customer serve you breakfast." He says, he left out the part where everyone watched and the real waiters kept commenting on how cute a couple they were and how that's how love was supposed to be like. They go to sit down and he calls the waiter over. Oh please don't be the one from way back then.
Lucy blushed as the waiter came up. She remembered him from when her and Ash had been here for her birthday. He had been the one who kept saying how cute they were as a couple. Even though it had been a little under two years, it seemed the waiter recognised them too. "You're still together!" he greeted them gleefully.
Ash blushed and dipped his head. He mumbled something under his breath before he addressed the waiter. "Can I have what I had back then?" he questions as the waiter nods. "You going to serve her again sir?" The waiter asks and Ash blushed again but didn't answer.
"It's not my birthday this time, he really doesn't have to," Lucy mumbled. "I'll have the same too though." The waiter nodded and wrote down their orders. "I will be back in a moment with your drinks," he promised.