Maeve paused for a moment, her smile faltering “Beau…” she said gently “Yer’ not a mess, yer’-” Maeve stopped herself mid-sentance before she could say the word perfect. The she-wolf quickly cleared her throat and laughed gently “-I mean, yer’ not a mess. No one is really. Besides” she smiled and nudged him gently with her elbow “-I think yer’ great and if anyone is a mess, it’s yer’ friendly, neighborhood werewolf here” she said, putting her hands on her hips and puffing her chest out proudly. When he spoke again, Maeve nodded and lowered her arms “I’m fine” she said, though she wasn’t awfully sure. She needed to get home and away from him. She needed to shift and she was doing her best to try and get her mind of it but it wasn’t working. “Yeah?” she said with another smile, though the offer caught her off-guard “I’d like that, thank ye’” she said.
Her gentle voice made him smile warmly before dipping his head as she cleared her throat. “Alright, missy. If ya say so, but I don’t thank yer a mess neither. Ya make a mighty fine wolf.” He held out his arm for her again before heading to their side of town, wanting to be careful in case anything else happened. “I never mind bein’ outside and takin’ walks. Having a purdy little thang with me never hurt neither. Tha’s just a bonus.”
It’ll end in me beating the shit out of you. Get out man. I’m irritable and cranky and want to hit someone.
Don’t need to tell me twice then. I’ll be getting out of yer way then. Hope yer night isn’t too rough.
I usually sit things of this nature out. I’m one to suffer alone, not get in a fight. Eclipses don’t end well for me usually.
I’ll stay in if company’ll help any. Though, don’t be afraid to kick me out fer the night if it’s the opposite.
Nope. Damn Eclipse. Something you need Beau?
Nah, just thought I might go out to this lil’ party thang they’re throwin’. I take it you gonna sit this one out?
Well, howdy. Everythang goin’ alright there?
Maeve was grinning as he spoke, hardly believing what he was saying. “Beau” she said, with a shake of her head “Yer’ almost too good to be true” she grinned again “How do ye’ do it?, who did ye’ sell yer’ soul too, hmm?” she joked, with a wink. Maeve was utterly content here with him, yet the chance of another earthquake was ever present, hanging over her head like a storm cloud. She said nothing to him though, she didn’t want to get him worked up. Her wolf, on the other hand, was howling loudly in her head, clawing her skin to ribbons when she tried to suppress her.
He rubbed the back of his head and looked down with a chuckle. “What? Who me? Nah, I ain’t nothin’ but a big ole mess. Always have been.” He put a hand on his chin pretending to think about it. “How do I do it? Well, missy, it’s my super power.” He watched her for a minute. “You sure yer okay, lil’ lady? I’m not to sure about goin’ fer a walk now, but I could make sure ya get home alright.”
Maeve nodded in agreement, resisting the urge to growl. Her wolf was howling in both excitement and worry…yet she ignored her. As badly as she wanted to shift, she wasn’t about to do so in front of Beau. She liked him too much to give him a heart attack.”No” she agreed with a laugh “you’re areal life hero, aren’t you” she said, grinning. “Picking me up…fixing roofs.” Maeve suddenly narrowed her eyes at the human. She crossed her arms and grinned “Can you…horse ride?” she asked, her tone almost incredulous. “If you can…you’ll have just proven my ‘white knight’ theory” she said, laughing softly.
"Nah. Jus’ yer local handsome handy man of the house," he joked with a charming smile and an imaginary tip of his hat. He couldn’t help but laugh, ducking his head. "Of course! Can’t be a cowboy or a knight in shining denim without yer trusty steed."