And I will try to fix you
Yeowch, she was totally not digging him at all. She was trying to be polite about it or something, but man, there was this look that kept slipping back onto her face that just totally screamed “wow I want nothing to do with this idiot”. But hey that was sorta to be expected, she looked like she was having a bad day. And damn it, he was going to try. He was going to make her smile no matter what. This was his jam, it was exactly the same way with Kaneki; he’d seen a lonely looking sad kid, and decided that it was the perfect time to nosey himself right up in his face and say hi. Now of course he was taking things a bit differently here because this girl looked super guarded, but still.
When his words made her laugh, though, he could have near crowed with pride. In fact, he didn’t need to, he was pretty sure that he was physically glowing. His eyes totally sparkled and his smile got all huge and he felt like he was literally brightening up the room with sunlight here. Like hello, yes, I definitely just made this grouchy looking sad lonely girl laugh, actually laugh, not just smile but l-a-u-g-h. And wow that was a cute sound. She seemed so scary on the outside, but Hide was seeing something different. In there somewhere was a sweet girl who liked to hear jokes and talk to people and have fun. Maybe he could get that girl to come out. Slowly.
He watched her pick up her drink, noting that she still had this little, subtle smile on her face. It wasn’t like a big grin or anything, just the teeniest, tiniest quirk of her lips in a slightly up-ish direction. He let her be though, she was clearly kinda sheepish and probably still annoyed. But hey, she seemed to be willing to let him join her? That was cool. So his plan had semi-worked then. He hummed, cozying himself up opposite her, folding his arms casually behind his head. He chewed at his inner cheek as she asked her next question and he tilted his head way way back, looking right up at the fan not far away. It wasn’t turning.
”Mmmmmmmhuhuh, you say that, you say that you won’t meet me again. But see that’s not even the important thing here y’know?” He sat forward, gaze returning to her again. ”I mean you’re not gonna forget me. You totally won’t, I bet. Today will end, I’ll go and say bye and all that stuff, you’ll go on with your life. Then maybe let’s say three months later you’ll be here again - but you’ll be at that table over there, with a friend from school -” He gestured to a table, any random old one, not really caring which. ”-and you’ll look right over here, and you’ll go, ‘Hey, I have a story for you, there was this one time three months ago, some blonde dude was totally being all weird and annoying and came to sit with me and talk to me. Man what was his name again…..oh yeah, Hide!’ - that’s totally gonna happen. You’re not gonna forget me because I’m just unforgettable~”
He let out a small, chittering chuckle and leaned back in his seat, relaxing just a bit, before fixing her with a slightly less obnoxiously sunny smile. But it was still kind of obnoxious and kind of sunny. ”Uh, but I mean if we don’t meet again, then I still made you laugh today, right? And uh-” He paused, glancing around the tables. There wasn’t really any good example….meh, fine. He’d just use Kaneki, he wouldn’t mind, right? ”-that’s kinda my thing. I mean my best friend I’ve known since I was like this tall-” He gestured to about….toddler-ish height, ”I totally ran up and took his hand and asked him to be my friend and that was our very first interaction. He was by himself and looked kinda lonely so I just went yo, I can brighten someone’s day. So I did. And today I saw you in the corner here and I thought hey, someone looks like they need a little sunshine. So here I am, your personal sunshine for….probably ten or so minutes I guess. I come with a short attention span, a charming sense of humour and a really loud voice. Oh and I also like coffee a lot so I guess we have one thing in common? Anyway, what’s your name? How long you been here? In Hialao I mean.”